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Incredible farming skyscraper could fight poverty and feed the world

This incredible skyscraper is more than just eye candy—its modular and farm-integrated design was created to fight world hunger and poverty. …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Better Sit Down For This One: An Exciting Book About The History Of Chairs

Please, have a seat; it's time to talk about chairs.<p>Thomas Jefferson collected chairs. Pee Wee Herman named his 'Chairy.' Archie Bunker's beloved wingback is now at The National Museum of American History. And when the Dowager Countess of <i>Downton Abbey</i> sat on a swivel chair for the first time, she …

Modern Bookshelves That Make Storage Fun And Easy

Of all the things you need to take care of when renovating or decorating a home, bookshelves appear to be the type that doesn’t require much …

12 simple facades for small homes

<i>Dynamite</i> <i>comes in small packages</i>, is a popular saying that is perfectly embodied in these twelve facades of houses designed by talented homify …

Autodesk Live Aims To Change Building Design With Video Game-Like Walk-Throughs

One button press turns a building model into a virtual world.<p>While trying to design a set of high-end homes, Frank Wolbertus and his colleagues at TBI-KennisLab had an idea.<p>Wolbertus had been testing a tool from Autodesk that within minutes could turn building designs into video game-like 3D …

Virtual Reality

Spector makes discovering fonts and colors in print easy

Designing for print can be tricky if you are a true designer, the sort of person that is picky about if the font weight or spacing is a bit off or if …

Barn turned into attractive office with Jenga-like mezzanine

The project, dubbed Stable, included a sympathetic restoration of the building's exterior and the addition of extra windows and skylights to ensure …

venice architecture biennale: slovenian pavilion

<b>venice architecture biennale: slovenian pavilion by dekleva gregorič architects</b><br>all images © dekleva gregorič architects<p><b>curated by architects aljoša</b> …

Golden Rules of User Interface Design

10 Usability Heuristics for User Interface Design<p>Based upon Ben Shneiderman’s “Designing the User Interface” and Jakob Nielsen’s “Ten Usability …

10 Iconic Chair Designs from the 1920s

Following World War I, the emergence of novel man-made materials and production techniques enabled designers to develop progressive modern chairs. It …

Design

A team of students have designed and built a 3D printed metal bike

A team of students from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, have designed and produced a fully functioning 3D printed stainless …

Engineering

The Living's 3D Printed Airplane Partition is Designed to Mimic Bone Structure

You’ve probably never given much thought to the seemingly basic interior partitions of an airplane, but building codes are a walk in the park …

Amalgamma develops 3D printing concrete technique for building structures

A group of students from the Bartlett School of Architecture has developed a method of 3D printing concrete to create structural elements and large …

University College London

EAJY's Beams Chair is influenced by San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge

<b>Dezeen promotion:</b> Berlin furniture company EAJY has launched its first product on crowdfunding website Indiegogo – a wooden chair with legs inspired …

Furniture

40 Funny Posters About Graphic Designers

<i>Posters can be an incredibly fun and colorful way to brighten up the spaces around you – whether they be in your office or at home.</i>They can provide …

The Architecture School Survival Guide

<i>Starting out on the path of architectural education can be daunting. With so much to learn and so many different ways to approach design, often the</i> …

Listed Building

50 Free Headline Fonts Built For Impact And Audience Engagement

<i>Are you willing to risk a headline that doesn’t automatically grab the attention of your audience?</i> <br>Headlines that don’t grab attention really hurt …

The role of textures in contemporary graphic design – Learn

<i>Texture is a powerful technique for creating compelling and lifelike design projects, and mastering it will vastly improve your designs.</i><p>Ever dreamt …

Practical DIY Designs From '70s Book Nomadic Furniture

Long before build-it-yourself furniture behemoths like IKEA came along, thrifty homeowners turned to DIY projects to furnish their spaces. Many of these people looked to the pages of Nomadic Furniture—a book published in 1973 by designers Victor Papanek and James Hennessey—for advice on “How to …

New Evocative Portraits Harmoniously Blend with Paper Maps

Paper maps aren't as common as they used to be, since the advent of various apps and GPS systems we find ourselves relying on more and more during our travels. While this may be the case, artist Ed Fairburn appreciates the craft of cartography and is working to repurpose physical maps as he expands …

Acoustement

Pyrok, Inc., introduces Pyrok Acoustement — the finest acoustical plaster in the world. Its beauty, durability and adaptability to a wide variety of substrates and design configurations make it the preferred choice of designers and architects for contemporary or traditional interiors and historical …

Home Improvement

A Clever Modular Toy That Teaches Kids Kinetic Design

LINKKI is a kinetic toy construction set based on planar linkage mechanisms that allows kids to design simple movements.<p>While kids toys aren’t typically known for their tasteful design (looking at you, Barbie Dream House), there are some notable exceptions: the Eames’ series of toys, Alexander …

Kids

Norlan glass uses biomimicry to improve whiskey-tasting experience

Fledgling design brand Norlan and Icelandic designer Sruli Recht have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for a whiskey glass that …

Whiskey

Production Methods: Friction Drilling

Dull bit? No problem; that's the point<p>When drilling holes through metal, you always dial the speed down on your drill or drill press compared to what …

Precision Machined for Your Pocket

4 years in the making, Pen Type-B is built to last generations! It’s not a space pen or a tactical pen or even feature-rich. It doesn’t even have a …

Industrial Design