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Discarded marble tiles form products by Paolo Ulian and Moreno Ratti

Italian designers Paolo Ulian and Moreno Ratti have created a collection of prototype products made from unwanted marble tiles.<p>All seven items in …

Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture review: monuments were his thing

In one of the more toe-curling moments in cinema, in <i>Indecent Proposal</i>, the architect played by Woody Harrelson stands in front of his rapt, cute students and, as a back-to-front slide of Le Corbusier's Ronchamp chapel flicks by, purports to quote Louis Kahn. "Even a brick," breathes Harrelson, …

SUPERBAMBI: A Chair with Many Functions

It’s a chair! It’s a step stool! It’s SUPERBAMBI! (I couldn’t resist) What’s SUPERBAMBI, you ask? It’s the aforementioned and then some. It’s a smart …

Design Principles: Visual Perception And The Principles Of Gestalt

This is the start of a series of posts about design principles. It begins with these principles of gestalt, because <b>many of the design principles we</b> …

Harvey’s Branding by Tad Carpenter

Harvey’s Brand Design.<p>Tad Carpenter is a Kansas City based graphic designer who runs his own design studio with the overall approach to branding and …

Graphic Design

Suspended Staircase Floats Above Oslo Apartment

When the owners of a top-floor apartment in Olso, Norway purchased the loft above it, they wanted to unify the two floors. Known as <i>Idunsgate</i>, it was revamped by the London-based architecture firm Haptic, who spent part of their time updating areas like the bedroom and bathroom. They also added a …

Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Part I

The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the winners of their Open, Youth, and National Award competitions today. The winners were selected from over 70,000 entries submitted by photo enthusiasts and amateurs from across the world. Overall winners and the judging of the final categories are …

Articles about straight and narrow on Dwell.com - Dwell

Behind an unassuming 19th-century facade in Singapore's Joo Chiat neighborhood, Ching Ian and Yang Yeo's renovation of a typical...<p>London-based practice De Rosee Sa’s self-built lakeside cabin recaptures the magic of childhood fairytales.<p>A Japanese architect creates multi-use miracles with a home …

Cell Phone Recycled To Better Things

Before you discard your old cell phone, think of the possibility of it lighting up a child’s life. Allow me to explain, data suggests that millions …

Helvetica Hotel – Branding Study by Albert Son

Helvetica Hotel – Independent Branding Concept.<p><b>Albert Son</b> was born and raised in South Korea, currently living and studying in New York City as a …

Normann Copenhagen’s Swell Seating by Jonas Wagell

Swedish designer Jonas Wagell’s minimalist furniture series called Swell was designed for Normann Copenhagen and the curvy, overstuffed seating looks …

Forkful Is A Website That Makes Food Look Amazing - The Fox Is Black

“Simple recipes deliciously shot” is the strapline for Forkful.tv. In those four words they perfectly sum up what the website is all about; making …

An Innovative Catenary Pottery Printer By gt2P

If you’re an avid reader of Design Milk, you’ve probably seen all the innovative projects created with a 3D printer. However, we’re even more …

Charming Minimalist Apartment in Poland by halo. architecture

Welcome to a minimalist apartment located in a central urban neighborhood of Poznan, Poland, on the third floor of a 5-storey 1920s building. …

Prism: A Wireless Nightlight That Tilts like a Seesaw | Colossal

<p>Designed by Georgia-based industrial design student Nicholas Baker, the Prism Nightlight is a minimalist, battery-powered nightlight that turns on …

A Modern Juice Bar Designed by Bells & Whistles

Los Angeles-based Bells & Whistles were tapped to design the interiors and branding for Juice Served Here’s flagship store on West 3rd Street in LA. …

Parisian Advertisements Replaced with Classical Works of Art

If you've found yourself in Paris lately, you might have noticed Etienne Lavie's handiwork as you wait for the subway or stroll along the city streets. In the series <i>OMG, Who Stole My Ads?</i>, Lavie strategically replaces billboards and other advertisements with classical paintings. Mingling the hustle …

Smashing Book #4: Behind The Scenes

<b>I’m very keen on the traditional way of drawing</b> — by hand, using paper, pencil, watercolors and so on. Of course, I’m not against using computers …

Just Clamp It With the Clamp Lamp

Designer Ola Giertz recently created the ClampLamp for Swedish lighting brand, Oriva. As suggested by its name, the lamp is modeled after a clamp and …

Furniture

Shop 50 Showstopping Fall 2013 Bags

Get fall's best clutches, totes and shoulder bags to have and to hold.<p>It's hardly a secret that the right bag can be a major game changer. In the interest of seeking "the one" we've rounded up 50 of fall's chicest, to have, to hold and elevate any look.

Barneys New York

The Biggest Apple Stories Of 2013 [Year In Review]

2013 was an enormous year for Apple. Yes, there were hyped keynotes galore, fabulous new products, record breaking sales, and much, much more. But 2013 was about more than just hardware for Apple Inc. During Tim Cook’s second full-year reigning over Apple we saw the CEO really settle into his role …

Tim Cook

Living in: The world’s healthiest cities

Five destinations across the globe that have excellent mass transit, ample green spaces and readily available healthcare.<p>What makes a city healthy? A combination of factors, ranging from readily available healthcare to excellent mass transit to a commitment to improving access to green spaces. …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Home Decorating

Office Inspiration

Nothing is more inspiring than working in a great office. Letting your creativity flowing around in an enjoyable workspace, is one of the many keys …

Daily Inspiration #1618

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

2013 National Architecture Awards: Public

Ricardo Bofill Transforms Cement Factory Ruins Into Castle-Like Architecture Headquarters

Abandoned factories often look to me like abandoned castles: grandiose in size, with silos resembling turrets, and ominous defensive structures of …

House R / Gardera-D Architecture

House « R » is situated in Anglet, France on a site approximately 1000 sqm big. The relatively narrow and perfectly rectangular plot of land …

House in a Warehouse: Splinter Society Architecture Turns Old Warehouse Into Garden Oasis Home in Melbourne

Splinter Society Architecture transformed the shell of an old warehouse in Fitzroy North, Melbourne into this functional yet vibrant home for a new …