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How Designers Built The World Of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” By Hand

Anderson’s avoidance of CGI and freakish devotion to handmade, old-fashioned production design lends his latest epic its fantastical charm.<p>In his Oscar-nominated 2014 film <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel,</i> Wes Anderson didn’t just tell a story-within-a-story about murder, purple-suited lobby boys, and …

Microsoft's most popular Lumias won't get every Windows 10 feature

Microsoft has been heavily focused on low-end Windows Phone hardware over the past two years to grow market share, but its upcoming Windows 10 update won’t be finely tuned for these devices with low specifications. Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore revealed on Twitter yesterday that the software maker is …

Are 3D-Printed Ceramics the Future of Architecture?

As design visualization software becomes more ubiquitous and easier to use, the novelty of digital form for the sake of digital form is wearing off. These exponentially evolving conception and fabrication techniques that can now be applied to existing design problems that do not traditionally …

Ceramics

Can A Brand-New Web Browser Survive In 2015?

It might be impossible for an upstart like Vivaldi to take on Chrome, IE, Firefox, and Safari. But more modest goals are attainable.<p>In the hierarchy of hot new tech startups, there’s not much love for the lowly web browser.<p>A browser won’t get anyone rich overnight, like a hit mobile app can. Making …

Apparently Super Bowl Fans Really Like Cars And Chips On Social Media

We’ve gotten to the point where pretty much every social media and advertising company has to release its own report about Super Bowl ad trends and effectiveness. One of the more interesting ones was a collaboration between Chute and Ditto.<p>The two startups work on visual content (Chute gives …

Social Media

WhatsApp Voice-Calling Feature Spotted In The Wild

Select Android users are reporting they’ve happened upon a new voice-calling feature in their WhatsApp mobile applications, indicating that the company is testing the addition ahead of its expansion into territory currently dominated by apps like Skype and Viber. One user has now shared screenshots …

Apps

The World’s Most Popular Site for Pirated Downloads Is Back Online After a Long Outage

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Egypt confirms death sentences for 183 people

An Egyptian court on Monday confirmed death sentences for 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood on charges of killing police officers, as authorities continued a crackdown on opponents, AFP and Reuters news agencies reported.<p>The men were convicted of playing a role in the killings of …

This app tells you what to wear — based on your wardrobe and the weather

We've seen hundreds of apps devoted to organizing your finances or fitness. How about fashion — specifically, harnessing the power of technology to …

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Fashion house Marni gives Dwell an insider’s look at their Salone del Mobile 2013 exhibition with the Education Department of the...<p>Our July/August 2012 issue, on newsstands now, turns the spotlight on designers' own homes across the globe.<p>In tandem with Design Miami/Basel this June, Paris Galerie …

High Fashion

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You don’t have to choose between sustainable energy and curb appeal.<p>There are all sorts of devices emerging these days that are meant to monitor and increase awareness of our energy consumption...<p>Architects are notorious for being sticklers for detail.<p>In Los Angeles, California, a family of four …

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Interior Design

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Atelier Moderno renovated an old industrial building to create a luminous, modern home.<p>Two families in Padua, Italy, combine forces—and resources—to build a pair of matching houses.<p>If you were handed the keys to an Eichler home, would you set out to preserve it as a midcentury time capsule, or …

Architecture

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The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water each day—which...<p>Ancient and emerging technologies promise sustainable answers to water shortages.<p>Building for a client with specific desires can be difficult, but designing for one with …

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To complement our July/August issue's Smart Home product package, we've programmed a series of panels that cover the latest...<p>Cheap microprocessors, easy communications, and ubiquitous smartphones make the “home of the future” a reality today.<p>SimpliSafe’s exceptionally designed home security system …

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Have you been looking for an attractive case for your phone? Well look no further! The new DODOcase Durables Collection is both...<p>Passive Houses are built according to a rigorous series of design principles that promote efficiency.<p>We joined forces with The Sliding Door Company and asked all you …

Palm Springs

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A Vancouver design studio created in collaboration with Battersby Howat Architects.<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>These days, sheds and backyard studios are no longer just places to store gardening tools or holiday decorations, but …

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The story behind the iconic table that almost wasn't.<p>We take a look back at Eero Saarinen's iconic design—and one of his last.<p>San Francisco-based designer Adrien Segal has taken data visualization to new heights with her tidal datum table, a...<p>One of the most surprising things at Tent—one of the …

Palm Springs

Spectacular High-Speed Photography Captures Light Bulbs Exploding

Photographer Jon Smith captures the precise moment when a light bulb shatters, but that's not all. He fills his light bulbs with materials ranging from glitter to oil pastels, creating a full and satisfying explosion photo that will make you look twice. Jon got his start into high speed photography …

Light Bulbs

Wedding Photographer Re-Imagines Disney Princesses as Stunning Indian Brides

Amrit Grewal, a Vancouver-based wedding photographer, re-imagines Disney princesses as Indian brides in this enchanting photo series. The high-budget photo shoot showcases nine iconic princesses in gorgeous portraits that draw on elements of Indian culture to re-create the looks. For example, …

Daily Inspiration #1975

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 …