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Wonder Woman's Big 1984 Reveal Is Here, Thanks To Gal Gadot

Movies<p>The latest movie news, casting updates and rumors, trailer sneak peeks, and expert reviews on MTV.<p>Movies<p>Rami Malek stars as the legendary Queen …

Cool Stuff: Matt Ferguson’s Posters For The Original Six 'Star Trek' Films – /Film

Part of the genius in the latest <i>Star Trek</i> films is how the screenwriters were able to reboot a franchise that already had ten movies, but keep the …

Artificial Intelligence Is The New Uncanny Valley

As a society, we’re already used to the almost-human figures we’ve feared for so long. But what we’re not ready for? Artificial intelligence that begins where the aesthetic left off.<p>The uncanny valley is a paradoxically attractive mythos to technologists. Despite being a theory that dates back to …

Coke Appoints A New Design Czar

Coca-Cola taps James Sommerville, the creative director behind Coke’s global brand identity system and 2010 World Cup work, as its new VP of global design.<p>After a year-long search for a new VP of Global Design, Coca-Cola has chosen James Sommerville, co-founder of the British design firm Attik, who …

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Try To Be Apple

Everybody wants to be Apple. But they can’t be, and, Brian Millar argues, that’s not such a bad thing.<p>In 2011, struggling department store chain J.C. Penney hired the guy who was behind the Apple stores. He applied the same principles that had made Apple’s geek chic boutiques some of the most …

Nike Accelerates 10 Materials Of The Future

Every year, Nike brings experts of the world together to tackle a new problem. This year’s challenge: finding sustainable textiles that could revolutionize the shoe industry.<p>Leather. Nylon. EVA foam. Knit polyester yarn. These are the materials of shoes today. But Nike wants to get in at the ground …

Infographic: A Timeline Of The 100 Most Important Cameras Ever Made

Over a century of photographic history on one poster.<p>Time travel back to 1950 with a Best Buy circular and you basically blow minds with every page. Flatscreen TVs? Crazy. Computers? Crazy. Smartphones? Double crazy. And then you get to the cameras, and the fedora-wearing fellow with the I Like Ike …

Self-Assembling Furniture That Could Make Ikea Obsolete

Developed from space antenna technology, this amazing pop-up foam furniture could make the Ikea Allen wrench a thing of the distant past. Good riddance.<p>I want you to imagine a scene. You come home with a bundle of squished white fabric. You plug it into the wall like a heating blanket. And within …

10 Ways To Rescue Handwriting From The Grave

In The Missing Ink, Philip Hensher argues that handwriting is good for us and one of the defining behaviors that make us human. Here is his guide to help you reclaim the written word.<p><i>Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from The Missing Ink: The Lost Art of Handwriting by Philip Hensher.</i><p>From …

A Model For Micro-Scale Living In Maximalist L.A.

For many New Yorkers, micro-living inside micro-apartments is one of the city’s signature “charms.” But in places like Los Angeles, there’s infinite space for sprawl. Right?<p>Not really, says Simon Storey, principal of Anonymous Architects. “The shift to smaller spaces seems to be permanent,” Storey …

Stacked Black and White Studio House Hugs the Hillside

Two stacked volumes in black and white perch on a bed of crushed granite stone following the curves of a hillside in Wenzenbach, Germany. Studio …

Hypae Lamp: An Organic Table Lamp (j) by Nervous System

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The University of Toronto’s John P. Robarts Research Library contains 4.8 million books, 4.1 million microforms, and 740,000...<p>Dwell traveled to Turkey’s most cosmopolitan city for the first annual Istanbul Design Biennial, discovering a modern heart...<p>Toronto, Ontario, is one metropolis that never …

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Outdoor sound sculpture to be ‘played’ by wind. Artist Luke Jerram is preparing an outdoor ‘acoustic pavilion’ called Aeolus, which will be built of hundreds of metal tubes acting as Aeolian harps. Each tube will contain strings which will strike chords inside the structure as the wind passes over them, making the whole structure sing. Visitors to the piece will be able to sit in the center of the structure, and the tubes will act as lighting filters, speckling the interior with shifting light. Jerrem’s work includes a number of environmentally focused projects, including one that amplifies and orchestrates sounds made by plants. (o

The Delicate Architecture of Water Droplets. Photo Andrew Osokin (o

Castello di Sammezzano, Tuscany, Italy (o

Hill House Australia A project by Andrew Maynard Architects (o)

Holman-House-by-Durbach-Block-Jaggers A Picasso painting inspired this cliff-top house near Sydney (o

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The Art And Craft Of Arabic Type Design

9 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

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Samsung Galaxy Mega hits FCC again, this time with LTE

Better start working on those powerball exercises. If Samsung's Galaxy Mega was the thing you thought your life was missing, it's just landed at the FCC. Yeah, we know this isn't the first time, but this second go-round it's the LTE-sporting GT-i9205 model. The usual lab tests show little that we …

Google Buys Wavii: May Play Role in Google Reader Replacement

Google is now confirming earlier reports that it purchased language application Wavii.<p>Wavii was introduced earlier this year, and allowed users to …

With UDID gone, the mobile-ad floodgates will open – straight to Apple iOS

Later this week, Apple will start rejecting any apps that collect UDID, the series of letters and numbers Apple uses that make each device …