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Frank Gehry’s Software Company Acquired

Gehry Technologies, Frank Gehry’s software and consulting business, has been acquired by Trimble, a technology company that focuses on “location-based solutions,” like GPS technology, serving the construction and surveying industries.<p>Founded in 2002, Gehry Technologies offers the expertise Gehry’s …

7 New Materials That Could Change How Our Buildings Act

The gap between material science and actual construction is very far and very wide. It can take decades to move a breakthrough in engineering from a …

Our Brains are Built to Like Curved Screens

There's a good reason we are experiencing the rise of the so-called "visual web." Our minds were destined to be attracted to visuals over text—since …

Famous Architects Unveil Amazing Energy-Generating Buildings for the 2017 Astana World Expo!

The next World Expo in 2017 will be held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan - and leaders are already preparing for the global event by unveiling …

Social Design with CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE on the Cloud

As a pioneering innovator, one of the biggest benefits that you can take from the Internet and smart computing is mobility. The freedom to access …

The Ugly Power Cord Gets A Sculptural Makeover

There’s a limit to what you can do with that ugly tangle of power cords and adapters in the corner. Or is there? Los Angeles-based design studio Okum, headed up by designer David Okum, has reconceived the cord-tangle and the result is a rather pretty, playful sculpture otherwise known as the Oon …

Architizer Launches A Match.com For Architects And Clients

One industry at a time, from health care to music, small companies are transforming how we discover and contract with professionals. Now Architizer is getting into the game. The site, best known for featuring architects’ portfolios, is betting that it can attract real estate developers and private …

Vessyl Is A Cup That Knows What You’re Drinking

It’s like Nike+ Fuelband for ingestion.<p>We have piles of fitness and health trackers in our lives. Fitbits. Nike+ Fuelbands. Jawbone Ups. They’re all pretty good at measuring the calories we’ve burned and the hours we’ve slept, but they miss a huge chunk of the health equation: what we’ve …

Welsh + Major transforms an old Sydney police station into a restaurant

Australian studio Welsh + Major has converted a 19th century police station in Sydney into a restaurant with a glazed extension and louvred entrance …

Look Quickly and You May Not Even Notice This Cool "Invisible" Barn

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Scribble Ink lets users draw with colors that they find around them

If you want to sample a color that you encounter in the real world and then reproduce it on your computer, you might already be interested in devices …

Crazy Transforming Sofa Goes from Couch to Adult-Size Bunk Beds in Less than a Minute!

Tiny houses and efficient urban apartments are growing in popularity. While both come with lots of eco-friendly benefits—like cheaper utility bills …

16 of the Best New Android Apps From May (2014)

From Foursquare spin-offs to whistle-powered selfies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in May. So by way of a quick recap, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>Sunrise<p>Sunrise finally opened its uber-popular calendar app to Android users this month, as well as a version …

Filo: A Lamp That Adjusts to Your Moods

Laura Modoni has designed an eco-friendly lamp that also changes shape and personality, depending on your needs! The Filò lamp has wood sticks can be …

This House’s “Bioconcrete” Turns Every Drop Of Rain Into Drinking Water

If your entire house is a water filter, clean water is never hard to find.<p>Every time it rains, this concrete house turns into an oversized water filter.<p>Rainwater runs from the roof through a custom-designed system and ends up in a cistern, clean enough to drink. A demonstration building was on …

Italy unveils permanent Milan Expo pavilion that will "purify the atmosphere from smog"

<b>Milan Expo 2015:</b> Italy has become the latest nation to unveil proposals for the Milan Expo 2015, which include a pavilion with an air-cleaning facade …

New Norwegian Trend: Interactive Property Adverts

FINN.no in Norway has one of the most finely tuned property portals on the Internet, and most home buyers use the internet when searching for …

Debut Furniture Collections by H

H is a furniture company based in London with Mexican roots and global ideas, and they’ve just launched three new, beautifully crafted collections – …

LIX: The World’s Smallest 3D Printing Pen Lets You Draw in the Air | Colossal

<p>LIX is the latest contender in the handheld 3D-printing field. Launched just a few hours ago on Kickstarter, the developers say the super compact …

Lexus Design Award 2014 Winners

The 12 winners of the second Lexus Design Awards were recently announced, just in time for Milan Design Week 2014. The winners will be showing their …

CloudGOO’s New App Turns All Your Cloud Storage Accounts Into One Big, Combined Drive

CloudGOO, a newly launched Android application with something of a silly name, offers a way for you to smush together all your cloud-based file storage accounts to form one big cloud drive in the sky. That is, the app aggregates your cloud drive accounts into one mobile interface, then uses that …

Adjustable Geometric Wall Coverings by Dsignio

Geometry lovers rejoice! Dsignio has created a new collection of wall coverings for Harmony by Peronda called GEN, and it’s a geometry enthusiast’s …

Commercial & Industrial Skylights

Ciralight's SunTracker™ Sustainable Lighting Products bring you more sunlight, more hours a day giving you more energy efficient & natural lighting.

Amazing Table Design Produces Colorful Optical Illusions

<i>Prism</i> is a magical table design that appears to be different from every angle. Developed by Australian-based designer Maurie Novak, of MN Design, the unique concept generates a mystifying sensation of ever-changing colors set within one solitary object. Through a series of perfectly arranged …

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Bio-Mechanical Pod System Produces Fresh Air

The <b>Active Phytoremediation Wall System</b> is a modular system of pods, housing hydroponic plants. Its main purpose is to encourage airflow and …

Black Bean Chili with Butternut Squash

10 Servings<p>Active Time: 3 min<p>February 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil<p>2 onions, chopped<p>8 garlic cloves, chopped<p>2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder<p>1 tablespoon ground coriander<p>2 14.5-ounce cans fire-roasted tomatoes<p>1 pound dried black beans, rinsed<p>2 chipotle chiles from canned chipotle …

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