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Hugo Moreno animates retro-futuristic city for Art Department music video

<b>Music:</b> French director Hugo Moreno presents an animated urban landscape that blends ancient Mesopotamian and mid-century Modern architecture in this …

Mid-Century modern

Adidas Partners with Conservationists to Create Shoes Made out of Ocean Trash

Sports retailer Adidas recently teamed up with a conservation organization called Parley for the Oceans to put the ocean's overwhelming amount of trash to good use. In a world's first prototype, the two groups created a shoe whose upper construction was harvested from ocean plastic and illegal …


Articles about architect lost his sight and kept working thanks breakthrough technologies blind on - Dwell

As one of the few blind practicing architects in the world, Chris Downey occupies a unique place in design.<p>Most deserts are dry and dusty expanses of blue skies, bleached soil, and rulerflat horizons.<p>An Amsterdam architect looks to Japanese culture when designing a floating home for his …


Illusional Sand Art Looks like a Hole to Another Dimension

Artists Constanza Nightingale and David Rendu (former founding member of 3DSD) have continued their tradition of creating eye-popping sand art by designing an illusive, beach-based “hole” to another dimension. Using alternating squares of sand and white seashells, the imaginative pair designed an …


Kyugum Hwang creates coloured Scent Palette for customising perfumes

<b>Graduate shows 2015:</b> Royal College of Art graduate Kyugum Hwang's perfume-designing station allows shoppers to create bespoke fragrances by picking …