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Smallscale farmers need the spotlight now: Africa Food Prize winner Kanayo Nwanze speaks out at COP22

The influential African figure champions smallscale agriculture in an increasingly insecure global climate<p>At vast global gatherings like the COP22 UN climate conference, which has just concluded in Marrakech, the seductive grandeur of the occasion frequently strips attention from the people, in …

Agriculture

2016 Is Officially The ‘Year That Soda Started Dying’ Thanks To Bottled Water

Soda has sort of a complicated history beyond if it should just be called “soda” or the odd sounding “soda pop” (or just “pop”), mostly because it has zero actual health value and is actually incredibly unhealthy. Back in the crazy 80’s, where purchases were fueled by slick television ads and …

Follow the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid

Let the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid be your guide to making smart eating choices. It's pretty simple to use. The goal is to choose most of …

Cool Images Hidden on Silicon Chips

Chipmakers used to hide images in silicon to protect trade secrets. Here are some of the coolest.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Marvel Comics

The UX for Hiring for UX Positions

“If I were to just see you blind, I’d think ‘Cute kid, next.’”<p>That’s how Emily Rees, Director of Talent at The Stem, described how she normally would …

UX Design

This font manager could be an iTunes for typography

Just like colours, images and drawing tools, the makers of cloud-based typography management site Fontyou believe that fonts are a powerful asset for …

House Zilvar by ASGK Design is an angular wooden home in the Czech countryside

<b>A+Awards:</b> next up in our collaboration with Architizer is this energy-efficient wooden home on the outskirts of a small village in the Czech …

Energy-generating ‘smart bricks’ turn ordinary buildings into efficient living machines

A cool project with an unfortunate acronym, LIAR or Living Architecture is developing construction bricks composed of biofilm that can harness solar …

Digestion

Man Who "Can't Draw," has "No Design Experience" Creates Stunning Supercar for "Suicide Squad" Movie

Matt McEntegart makes up for his lack of drawing skills in the studio<p>Earlier we posted that Ironhead Studio got zero credit for creating costumes for</i> …

How we developed a Design Handbook to manage our design process and workflow

When your team starts to grow a lot, like our did some time ago (from a few people into 15 designers, almost over night!) we realized that using the …

UX Design

The 50 Best Decorating Tips Of All Time

These tricks from top designers take good design to the next level.<p>Whether you're decorating your first home or your fifth, great design is in the details. We've consulted top designers and scoured our archives to find the best ideas for every room in the house.

Repurposed shipping containers inject funky and unexpected color to a historic home renovation

When LOT-EK was tapped to renovate a 1930s Brooklyn carriage house, the clients encouraged the architecture firm to go big and bold—never mind the …

Kanye West really, really wants to design furniture for IKEA

Kanye West’s fascination with IKEA is no great secret. After visiting the Swedish headquarters back in March, the rapper and designer has been vocal about his love for the budget furniture store. “Super inspired by my visit to IKEA today,” he wrote in a tweet shortly after the visit. “Really …

Nikon designed a camera so on trend that it's hurting me

Sometimes I see something so ugly I’m emotionally stirred. It’s usually a design that’s meant to be cool, but is actually very uncool and so brutally out-of-touch that in some reverse psychology sort of way, I end up wanting it. Sad dysmorphic Jesus, for example, has been a favorite of mine.<p><img …

Web Development

Is Your Design Idea Hot Or Not? This App Will Tell You

Hatchli is an app that ranks ideas by swiping left and right, like Tinder. It’s about as superficial, too.<p>Every designer can use quality feedback on a new idea, especially early in the conceptualizing phase. But what’s the best way to get that feedback? Now in beta on iOS, Hatchli is a new app …

Deep Frying