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Zaha Hadid Finally Admits Her 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium Bid Is Dead

After a few months of denial, the British-Iraqi starchitect is ready to move on.<p>The demise of Zaha Hadid’s 2020 Tokyo Olympic Stadium may have been greatly exaggerated in the past, but now we can actually call it: it’s dead.<p>Controversy has embroiled Hadid’s proposed design from the beginning, …

Zaha Hadid

Alexander McQueen clutch

Alexander McQueen

The world’s longest (and highest) glass-bottomed bridge

Visitors who dare venture forth can peer to the bottom of China’s Grand Canyon, 300m below.<p>Acrophobiacs beware… China’s newest bridge isn’t for the faint of heart.<p>Stretching 380m across a section of Zhangjiajie’s Grand Canyon, the new pedestrian bridge will have a completely glass floor. Visitors …

Hiking

How Google Finally Got Design

Google’s transformation into a company that creates beautiful software is the story of how tech itself has evolved in the mobile era.<p>It would have been crazy to say just a few years ago. But today, Google produces better-designed software than any other tech behemoth. If you don’t believe that, …

Wear OS

A Minimalist, Elegant Coffee Cup With A Sleeve Made Of Japanese Bent Wood

<b>Considering that</b> the cup is an object that we use and interact with everyday, it makes sense to use one that is both functional and</b> …

Furniture

Giant Street Portraits Reveal the Elderly Faces of Istanbul

French artist JR has just completed the latest installment of his <i>Wrinkles of the City</i> series in Istanbul. After taking to the streets of cities as distant as Havana, Shanghai, and LA for his ongoing project, JR left his mark on the ancient Turkish metropolis by installing large-scale portraits of …

Senior Citizen

Ace Hotel + Tokyobike

The Ace Hotel and Tokyobike go way back: when the innovative hotel chain launched its London outpost back in 2013, it chose the Japanese bike-maker to create custom loaner bikes for guests. This summer, the two companies are taking their close relationship to the next level by launching a new bike …

Design

Alternative, Stylish Women's Surfwear

Thankfully surfwear has come a long way since women's styles simply meant adding floral motifs or a pink colorway. In an ever-evolving industry, inventive designs for women are becoming more abundant. Here, we've highlighted brands that eschew the all-black unitard-like wetsuit and get adventurous …

Oahu

Chateau Spill Red Wine Stain Remover

Wine spills are inevitable. Yet, even a drop can cast a dark spell over a night out. And despite that, most wine drinkers bank on old household tricks or potentially harsh products to alleviate the problem. Remarkably, Chateau Spill works better than both. It breaks down pigment at a cellular level …

Wine

NASA is investing in eco-friendly supersonic airplane travel

Unless you have access to a F-22 fighter jet, you probably haven’t been able to fly faster than the speed of sound since the last Concorde flight in 2003. NASA wants to change this. The agency said that it is spending over $6 million to fund research into cheaper and greener supersonic travel.<p>This …

Aviation

Low-Cost Electric Cars Are Disruptive, Not Tesla: Interview With Harvard's Thomas Bartman

Just when you thought it was safe to invest in Tesla.<p>A May 14 article that appeared in the Harvard Business Review has received some media attention over the last month or so. The premise: golf-cart-style electric vehicles – as one example — are the truly disruptive EV technology, not cars from …

Electric Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz and Lufthansa are designing the ultimate luxury private-jet interior

The concept created by the two companies eliminates the traditional delineation between ceiling, wall, and floor designs. Instead, the interior concept deploys what the companies refer to as a "spiral layout," which melds the three design elements into a continuous, flowing feature.<p>On board, "black …

Daimler AG
3D Printing

Jaw-Dropping Dance Portraits Caught With Flour And Photography By Alexander Yakovlev

Photography might not steal your soul (except for selfies), but it’s adept at capturing the intangible magic of the moment. And few do it better than …

Auto Shows

Proenza Schouler's In The Swim

To fete the brand's debut swimwear collection, designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough share their favorite beach getaways and a sneak peek at the covetable suits.<p>Great news for sun chasers—one of our favorite design duos, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough of Proenza Schouler, are making …

The Proenza Schouler Boys Open Up About Their Design Process

With their innovative fabric techniques and couture-like sensibility, Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez are redefining what it means to be modern<p><b>Lazaro Hernandez on how he and Jack complement one another in the design process:</b> "There's two of us, so we're always …

A Hanging Felt Cradle Inspired by the Womb

Little Nest is exactly what it sounds like – a comforting, cozy, nest-like cradle for babies. Inspired by a baby’s experience in the womb, the cradle …

The Butchest Bug

Apera Motors, a young and progressive start-up, has breathed new life into the iconic Beetle to both preserve its heritage and modernize the bug! …

Startups

The Wearable Time Capsule

A creative alternative to the classic watch face, Vladimer Kobakhidze’s Time Capsule watch takes inspiration from our very human obsession with …

A Transformer to Take Over MotoGP

Designed for future MotoGP racing, the electric BMW iR concept focuses on mid-race transformation for enhanced performance. On a straightaway stretch …

Lamptastic!

We’ve seen loads of lighting solutions through the years. Some quirky, some functional, some absolutely endearing. We just needed something to …

Industrial Design

Alejandro Villareal's Loom-Inspired Chair

A combination of CNC milling and hand weaving yields an attractive and distinctive-looking chair<p>This is the Loom Chair, designed by Alejandro …