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Oral History: Sex! Drugs! Apps! SXSW Interactive At 20

Twenty years of wild parties, legendary product launches, and heated controversies.<p><i>Editor’s Note: It’s that time of year again! As part of our yearly look at SXSWi, we’ve resurfaced this retrospective from 2014, for your weekend reading pleasure.</i><p>When South By Southwest Interactive launched in 1994, …

Connecting with Digital Natives in a Big Data...

Connecting with Digital Natives in a Big Data world<p>- Lauren Prior<p>With the ever-increasing access to information about our customers, fans, followers …

Publicis Machine

Kano

Kano Computer<p>build a wand<br>learn to code<br>make magic<p>Make your own computer<p>Plug together bits, boards, buttons and cables. Explore how they work. Follow …

Raspberry Pi

Why Nordstrom’s Digital Strategy Works (and Yours Probably Doesn’t)

In a recent MIT CISR poll, 42% of our respondents said they expected to gain competitive advantage from social, mobile, analytics, cloud, and internet of things (SMACIT) technologies.<p>But guess what? That’s not going to happen. The most notable characteristic of those technologies is their …

Avengers Trailer Is the Ultimate Test for Facebook Video Versus YouTube

When the new Avengers trailer debuted this week, it revealed that there is a huge battle going on—but not between The Hulk and his frenemy Iron Man. …

Our loss of wisdom

Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for "practical wisdom" as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules …

Self-improvement

Haasbroek

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Haasbroek

CNC-Milled Whiskey on the Rocks

We're working on an upcoming video series about the ShopBot Desktop, and now that I've got some hands-on experience, I've discovered that I love CNC …

The Bicycle Rack Reimagined

In Philadelphia, a competition challenges designers to rethink the bicycle rack.<p>At Philadelphia’s City Hall, ten creative bicycle racks are on display as part of a larger exhibition of bicycle-related art. The ten racks were chosen from among more than 150 submitted as part of a design competition …

Delaware Valley

The Most Fabulous Houses Of 2014

Every year, the American Institute of Architects honors the best residential design in the U.S., recognizing, as the organization puts it, “good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.”<p>Today, the organization announced its 2014 AIA Housing …

British Columbia

Volvo’s New Child Car Seat Inflates In 40 Seconds

You’re done lugging that thing around.<p>It’s never a good urban parenting moment. You jam the heavy car seat you’ve lugged to the curb into the back of your car, while simultaneously jamming yourself half in, too. Then you twist into a pretzel to secure the seat to the seat belt. And there’s no …

How an Underappreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World

A curious download hit Apple’s App Store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.<p>It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. The app was developed by the crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden and this is their …

Inga Sempé on Being a Boring Person, Learning From the Flea Market, and Why She Wants to Redesign Scrabble

<i>This is the latest installment of our Core77 Questionnaire. Previously, we talked to Jonas Wagell.</i><p><b>Name:</b> Inga Sempé<p><b>Occupation:</b> Product</b> …

The Color Palettes and Symmetry of Wes Anderson - The Fox Is Black

Since the release of <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i> there’s been a streak of interesting stories around Wes Anderson and the way he creates his films. The …

The Bike Design Project: How Do You Design A Better Urban Bike?

This spring, Co.Design and Co.Exist are partnering with Oregon Manifest‘s Bike Design Project, which has tapped teams of top designers and bicycle craftsmen in five major cities to create the Ultimate Urban Utility Bike. Starting on March 24, we’ll be publishing the designers’ process diaries to …

San Francisco

Lumio: A Portable Light That Opens Up Like a Book

While Lumio looks like a bound book at first glance, you’ll realize as soon as you begin to open it up that the “pages” don’t contain words. The …

Wooden Skate Decks Beautifully Designed by Laser Engraving

Customized skate decks are nothing new, but you've probably never seen them look like this before. Brooklyn-based design studio Magnetic Kitchen used their talents and laser cutter to permanently transfer artwork onto premium maple wood boards. The process creates a unique embossed effect by …

Awesome Free-Floating Wooden Skateboard Ramp

(Images via Myles McGuinness)<p>Taking a spin on this free-floating skateboard ramp is not only more thrilling than busting smith grinds at your local …

Double The Fun

I always get bummed about trying to hook my USB stick the wrong way; such a simple thing and yet so frustrating! Amends are being made to the design …

What to Do with Leftover Wine

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: So you popped the cork on too many bottles this holiday season (who didn't?) -- here's what to do with all that wine when it's no longer good enough to</i> …

I Bet These People Never Expected To Be Models, But The Results Are So Gorgeous

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Hackschooling

When Can I Start Unschooling?<p>By Leo Babauta<p>I've had a number of parents of young kids (toddlers and preschool-aged) ask what age they should start …

Why Public Transit Is Better Than Cars In 1 Perfect GIF

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. A GIF is worth even more.<p>The animated comparison of a streetcar vs. cars on a Toronto street is all …

Dinovember

Dinovember. 270,116 likes · 80 talking about this. We've convinced our children that their plastic dinosaurs come alive while they sleep. Home of …