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The Most Important Design Lessons Of 2014

May they inspire you to greatness in 2015.<p>More companies than ever identify as design-led organizations. Yet the nuts and bolts of how to “do design” remain mysterious to many. Meanwhile, design as a profession has sprinted past the days when industrial designers crafted beautiful, shiny objects, …

Design

Six lessons we can learn from geniuses

Whether it’s designing a supersonic vehicle, helping the blind to see or creating space history, what can we learn from the great minds behind these feats?<p>Our series The Genius Behind has taken you inside the minds of people who are making the impossible possible. Whether it is designing the …

Genius

U.S. set to blame North Korea for Sony hack

The U.S. is ready to blame North Korea for the crippling hack attack at Sony Pictures, as the studio said Wednesday it would cancel next week's planned release of its controversial comedy "The Interview."<p>U.S. investigators say an announcement pinning the blame on hackers working for the Pyongyang …

Our favorite books of the year

This was an odd year for books, usually the quiet introspective cousin at the pop culture family gatherings. But the Amazon/Hachette contract dispute …

12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story

It's official — the popular podcast <i>Serial</i> has surpassed 5 million downloads, making it the fastest podcast of all time to reach this milestone.<p>This …

Top 10 food markets in Europe

Whether it’s traditional stalls or the new breed of street-food events, these European markets offer tasty treats – and more interesting presents than you’ll find at a naff Christmas market<p>Markthal, Rotterdam<p>Rotterdam’s new €175m Markthal is a sensory explosion. The building, by Dutch architects …

The 10 Best Movies You Missed in 2014

And how to catch up with them.<p><b>You've been chilled</b> by the marriage-gone-awry suspense of <i>Gone Girl</i>, stupefied by the cinematic inventiveness of <i>Birdman</i>, and terrified by the twisted mentor-mentee relationship of <i>Foxcatcher</i>, but what about those other must-see films from 2014 that you didn't have time …

Track Down

Expect the Unexpected: More 9.0 Megaquakes Are Coming, Study Says

No one should be surprised if a magnitude-9 megaquake erupts off America's West Coast — or anywhere else around the Pacific Ocean's "Ring of Fire," for that matter.<p>That's the upshot of a study in October's issue of the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America: Researchers say that computer …

Cascadia

The Power of Sleep

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Sleep

Time Slice: Iconic Buildings and Monuments Photographed Over Time by Richard Silver | Colossal

<p>Time Slice is an ongoing series of photographs by Richard Silver that explores how iconic buildings and monuments change in appearance from day into …

Sordo Madaleno & Pascall+Watson Presents Proposal for New Mexico City Airport

<b>Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos</b> and <b>Pascall+Watson</b> has shared with us their proposal for the New Mexico City International Airport (often referred to as …

New Mexico

A Temporary Setting for Performance in the Centre of Southampton

<b>The Playing Field</b>, a 450-seat "high tech Tudor theatre" in the heart of the British city of Southampton, represented a major collaboration between …

Archello.com

Elements of architecture: THE WALL<p>http://www.archello.com/…/collec…/elements-architecture-wall

Amazon to Occupy Stalled Foster Scheme

Amazon has confirmed plans to move more than 5,000 of its London employees into a <b>Foster + Partners</b>-designed office building planned for Shoreditch …

Architecture

Free CAD Files of 241 Major World Cities

Creating designs for cities all over the planet may have just gotten a whole lot easier - thanks to Brandon Liu, a Software Developer from San …

Buenos Aires

The Best Coffee Shop In Every State

We found the best coffee shop in every state by looking at expert reviews and local recommendations.

Coffee

David Bowie’s Top 100 Books

“David Bowie Is,” the extensive retrospective exhibit of the artist and his fabulous costumes, hit Toronto last Friday (see our post from earlier …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

Laser-Cut Wooden Landscape Rings

Etsy user CliveRoddy creates imaginative sets of laser-cut rings made from birch that make a landscape when worn together.<p>[via Whimsebox]

New Zugliano School / 5+1AA Alfonso Femia Gianluca Peluffo

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Designing, building a school is a public event. Therefore, we conceived a building that is both …

Architecture

SP Setia Headquarter / Shatotto

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> SP Setia, considered as one of the largest developers in Malaysia. Their new large venture “Setia Alam” …

Architecture

The eerie Americana of photographer Ed Freeman - in pictures

After a 25-year career in the music industry, during which he produced Don McLean's American Pie, Ed Freeman returned to his original love of photography. While driving around southern Californian deserts to photograph landscapes, he was struck by the beauty of the desolate buildings he passed on …

2014 ANFA Conference

The Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA) will have their 2nd international conference between September 18 and September 20 in La Jolla, …

Glass triangles animate facade of Wingårdh's auditorium for Karolinska Institutet

Swedish architecture firm Wingårdhs has completed a university auditorium in a Stockholm suburb with a patterned glass facade that twists and leans …

World Architecture Festival 2014 awards shortlist announced

<b>World Architecture Festival 2014</b>: the shortlist for this year's World Architecture Festival awards has been announced, including a cyclone-proof …

Princess Diana's Most Underrated Style Moments

See the rarely seen photos.<p>Known as the people's princess, Lady Diana Spencer was one of the most well recognized, and influential style icons in the world. Paving the way for future fashionable royals like Kate Middleton and Queen Letizia of Spain, Diana made bold statements with her sartorial …

70 Cities You Can Visit on the Cheap If You Know When to Go

© Bastos - Fotolia.com<p>You can save $193 a night on your next vacation to Miami Beach by simply traveling in September instead of March. It's that easy!<p>Hotel search trivago.com analyzed the average price per night for hotels in 70 of the world's most popular cities over the past year and found that …

Tourism