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See 9 Gorgeous Winning Images From Smithsonian’s Annual Photo Contest

As amazing as that Snapchat pic of you high-fiving a Samuel L. Jackson wax figure outside of Madame Tussaud’s is, sometimes it’s nice to admire the photography of the pros. A perfect place to start would be with the winners of Smithsonian’s 13th annual photo contest, which have just been …

4 Women Tried Spray-On Nail Polish and Here's What Happened

The product launches at Ulta this April.<p>You've probably been obsessed with the idea of spray-on nail polish ever since Nails Inc. announced it was coming out with some, but what is it <i>really</i> like to spray on your nail look?<p>Four women put the brand new China Glaze Coloured Nail Spray, which launches …

Swedish chapel transformed into an incredible cottage that's selling for peanuts

Arlo Guthrie's old friend Alice has nothing on this adorable Swedish chapel renovation, which converted a house of worship into a charming cottage …

MIT’s New Battery Runs On Sugar

The device can power an LED light.<p>If you take a carbon nanotube and set fire to one end, that tube will generate electricity. And if you’re an MIT genius, you can heat those tubes with regular old table sugar, pack them together, and have a battery that produces almost the same output as the one in …

How 10 Architects Used The Same Box Of 1,200 White Legos

Put down that rendering software. Pick up the Lego.<p>Lego is the great equalizer. It requires no skill to wield, unlike CAD software or cardboard models. So when the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) shipped boxes of Lego bricks to some of the top architecture firms in the world, what it got back …

10 Thoughts I Never Had Until I Became a Dad

"What's my wife's name again...?"<p><b>1. "</b><b>I no longer care about how I look in public</b><b>."</b> Old jeans? Who cares. A sweater from 1993? Don't mind if I do. Shaving? Too much work. Bottom line: If it's not covered in spit-up, I can wear it. Thankfully, I'm no longer going anywhere interesting, so this doesn't …

In Defense Of “Beautiful” Design

Beauty is a dirty word in design nowadays. The Cooper Hewitt’s Triennial show proves it’s still relevant–though not in the way you think.<p>In a design world that revolves around problem-solving, “beauty” can seem like a dirty word. It implies vapidness, unnecessary ornament, empty aesthetics and even …

Architizer

The Apple Watch hack: Bringing design expertise to reinvent the wearable

I bought an Apple Watch six months ago. This was no casual purchase. As an Apple fan, a watch collector and with more than 20 years of experience in the design innovation space, I had extremely high expectations of the purchase. While I have enjoyed the stylish Apple Watch’s features and functions, …

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

Introducing the Dubai Photo Exhibition

A staggering 868 photographic works grace four large temporary structures currently standing in the middle of Dubai's Design District. These pieces—drawn from 23 different countries—demonstrate the value of the inaugural Dubai Photo Exhibition. A thorough exploration of the fair reveals a two-fold …

Car chronicles: the best new cars and concepts from Geneva Motor Show 2016

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Morgan EV3 Brings Retro Cool To Electric Cars

The company’s first-ever EV will be available to buy next year<p>The Morgan EV3, announced at the Geneva International Motor Show, is the company’s first all-electric vehicle in more than a hundred years of building cars. The retro fantasy design is similar to the Morgan 3, which shares its three …

We caused the Metro shutdown when we decided to let our cities decay

It isn’t, of course, just the Metro system. As you walk the city today, take note of the urban landscape — the broken benches, crumbling curbs, rusting light posts. If you drive, suffer the pot holes one by one, cross your fingers and hope you’re not on one of the country’s more than 70,000 …

Urban Design

The Tackiest Architecture in the Entire World

One man’s infinite wellspring of jaw-droppingly ugly design.<p>Sure, a ban on weird architecture <i>sounds</i> bad. The directive from Chinese President Xi Jingping prohibiting China from pursuing new directions in design may strike some Westerners as excessive, backward, or overprotective. While hasty and …

Skyscrapers

Bulgari presents 'Serpentiform: Snake Through Art, Jewellery and Design'

Bulgari’s Serpenti first slithered onto the scene in the late 1940s, its coiling bracelet watches distinctively setting the Roman maison apart from the dominant Parisian fashions of the time. Vice chairman Nicola Bulgari has called the motif a ‘constant source of creative nourishment’, while …