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Churchill's Advice on How to Be an Adult | The Art of Manliness

As we discussed at the very beginning of this series, Churchill’s schooldays formed “the only barren and unhappy period” of his life. Bright and …

Assessing The Accuracy Of A Twitter Bot That Claims To Predict The Future

A new app turns tweets into prophecies. In an experiment, we found they (almost) all came true.<p>Since time immemorial, people have turned to psychics, crystal balls, the Tarot, and prophetic octopi in hopes of predicting the future. With his new app, #fortune, New York-based conceptual artist/seer …

Digital Age

AI program can beat any human in a poker game

A team of software developers and poker researchers from the University of Alberta have developed a program that can completely demolish their fellow humans in a game of <i>Texas Hold 'em</i>. They named the artificial intelligence "Cepheus," and it's <i>so</i> good, the developers say you could play against it …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 4 Insights From Research

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to just look at someone and tell what they’re <i>really</i> like?<p>Sherlock Holmes does this all the time and it’s incredibly …

A Car is Born: Design in Motion

It's all about six basic steps...and a lot of compromises.<p>Like all forms of creation, birthing a new car is messy, painful, beautiful, and full of bartering with unseen deities. The more you learn about the process, the more miraculous it seems cars are made at all. The exterior-design stage alone …

RelativeWave Gets Acquired By Google And Starts Giving Its $80 App Design Tool Away For Free

RelativeWave, creators of an $80 “interaction design and prototyping” Mac app called Form, has been acquired by Google. As a result, Form is now free.<p>In case you’ve never used it, Form is a visual editor meant to help designers/developers make visually-functional prototypes of apps without writing …

4 Steps to Reducing--And Eliminating--Procrastination

I’ve been a career counselor for 29 years now, and from the beginning it was clear that a major reason my clients have trouble finding and keeping …

Casio E Series Dress Concept Watch by Arvid Roach

There’s a gap between cheap digital watches and expensive dress watches, <b>Casio E Series Dress Concept Watch</b> is here to fill this gap in the market. We …

It’s Official: Being An Industrial Designer Rocks

A new report released by the National Endowment for the Arts looks at the role of industrial design in our society. Here are the highlights.<p>Today, the National Endowment for the Arts released a report taking an in-depth look into the health of the United States’ industrial design sectors.<p>Taking an …

How To Create a Social Network That Makes Money

Creating a successful social network is no easy task. Making money from it is arguably even harder. Peter Ward knows this better than most. Ward is co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of WAYN (Where Are You Now?) a British-Polish startup and social network for travellers.<p>WAYN is a veteran …

Wyliodrin Cloud Programming Supports Pi and Galileo

Wyliodrin is an online service that allows you to visually create applications for Linux development boards and control them from your browser. You can use their service to program a Raspberry Pi and they’ve recently partnered with Intel to allow you to program second generation Galileo boards. …

D-School Futures: Art Center's Karen Hofmann on the Ever-Expanding Role of the Designer and What It Means for ID Education

<i>This is the latest installment of D-School Futures, our interview series on the evolution of industrial design education. Today we have answers from</i> …

Product Design

This house has a window with a cushioned seating area, surrounded by books on a shelf. More photos: http://www.contemporist.com/2014/08/28/long-brick-house-by-foldes-co-architects/

Alienware Turns The Gaming PC On Its Head With New Area-51 Design

The rock group Queen had a popular song back in the day, that Alienware’s latest gaming PC somehow manages to harken back, ringing in my schoolboy head – <i>Fat Bottom Girls</i>, you make the rockin world go-round. Teenaged bravado aside, I do realize I’m dating myself but then again, I’m genuinely …

Neverclear: Re-Imagining The Worst Alcohol on Earth - The Fox Is Black

Everclear, an alcohol bottled the American spirits company Luxco, is renowned for it’s deadly alcohol content, 95%, which is basically ethanol, which …

One watch, 3 faces inspired by vintage speedometers

The Autodromo Stradale wants to be a 1950s Italian sportscar for your wrist.<p>If you could yank a Veglia gauge out of a 1950s Italian car, and strap it onto your wrist with a tuck-and-rolled leather strap, this Autodromo Stradale is pretty much what you'd end up with. That is exactly the imagery that …

Clothing

Traditional 40’s Pinup Photos With Models Wearing High Speed Milk

London based photographer, Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz, has created a 12 month calendar inspired by retro calendars from the 1940’s pinup girl. Except …

Calendars

Spacious and Cozy Modern Armchair Defined By a Lightweight Structure

Envisioned by Paris-based brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, this cozy modern armchair named the Slow Chair provokes the mind and body to connect …

Too Sexy For Your Finger Splint? Here Come Fabulous, Functional Medical Accessories

With the 3-D printing revolution, the worlds of art and medicine are colliding. Your broken arm just got a whole lot more beautiful.<p>A few months ago, Daniel Vlasic visited a hand surgeon at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass., to treat a finger injury he suffered during a pick-up basketball …

Smart driving shoes provide Bluetooth-connected haptic feedback [w/video]

A purist driver's car is all about the feedback it provides: what the front wheels are doing through the steering wheel, how the gears are meshing through the shift lever, how the brakes are gripping through the middle pedal, how much traction you have through the seat.... Generally electronic …

Review: Hours, the world’s simplest time-tracking app from former Apple Design Award winner Tapity

Anyone who has ever had the misfortune to have to use a corporate hours-tracking/billing system will know that they typically give every impression of being designed by an enraged gorilla working to a spec provided by a sadistic accountant.<p>Tapity, which won an Apple Design Award back in 2011 for …

The Open-Source Smartwatch Built by a Teenager

You’d have to look pretty hard to find a greater sign of dedication to making than a 15-year-old skipping driver’s ed. But that’s exactly what John Wall did last year, when he was so engrossed in his OLED watch project that he waited a full year to get his learner’s permit.<p>Now 16 and working on …

Probably The First Ellipse Tool For Paper

Straight lines have rulers, circles have a compass and angles have a protractor or set squares, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a tool to help draw …

Mid-Century Modern Objects Illustrations

Mid-Century modern is an architectural, interior, product and graphic design that generally describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, …