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The 13 Inspiring Winners Of Our 2015 Innovation By Design Awards

In the eyes of our esteemed judges, these projects represent the year’s best design.<p><b>Entries open for the 2016 Innovation By Design Awards on February 23. Check back soon for details.</b><p>After hundreds of hours mulling over the best design work in the world, <i>Fast Company</i> is proud to announce the winners …

Peep These Side Chairs That Cleverly Transform Into A Bench

Thanks to the wonders of modular design, you can create furniture that morphs with your specific needs. (Case in point: this customizable cat tower.) For his graduate project, German designer Peter Otto Vosding applied the principals of modular design to a chair that riffs on the position one …

Paper's new iPhone app can replace your Moleskine

Even without an official iPad stylus (until yesterday, that is), FiftyThree's Paper for the iPad was one of the best apps out there for showing just how good Apple's tablet was for creating beautiful artwork, either with your finger or the company's Pencil accessory. The app has changed over the …

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PHOTOS: Couple Moves into Stacked Shipping Container Home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

1/30<p>Williamsburg Shipping Container Home<p>"People in the neighborhood call it Casa Blanca," says contractor David Boyle of his four-level white house …

Back to School: What Industrial Design Students Once Had to Carry

Current ID students, be thankful it's not the early '90s anymore<p>Welcome back, ID students!<p>Back in July—when you were doing shots of Jaegermeister …

9 Clever DIY Ways to Organize Your Desk

1<p>Painted Storage Box<p>If none of the storage box options at the office supply store appeal to you, make your own. With a plain wooden box, use tape to …

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7 Things You Should Know When Planning Your First Backpacking Trip

<i>Planning a backpacking trip but don’t know where to begin? This helpful guide will keep your trip safe and fun!</i><p><b>1. If you get lost, you can press moss</b> …