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Dealing With The 5 Most Difficult Lighting Situations Without Flashes

Light is every photographer's obsession. Even when beautiful, natural light is available it can be tricky to deal with. Lighting is planned when you …

The Growing Business Of Defensive Urban Design

The twin specters of terror and traffic are spurring more interest in bollards to stop weaponized cars.<p>Rob Reiter has a quick answer for people who ask him about how expensive it is to install his products: “It’s not a quarter as expensive as if they don’t do anything and something happens.” He’s …

Urban Design

IBM’s Quest To Design The “New Helvetica”

The company’s first typeface, called IBM Plex, is free for anyone to use.<p>IBM is no stranger to icons. Over the years, it’s created quite a few: the mainframe computer, the ThinkPad laptop, the Selectric typewriter, the Eye-Bee-M logo. The company hopes its new bespoke typeface IBM Plex, which …

Typography

This Dyson Sucks at Cleaning

But it kills at making coffee! This concept explores what we might expect from the dominating vacuum brand if they ventured into the world of kitchen …

This App Uses Machine Learning To Identify Esoteric Fonts

The app uses a deep learning algorithm trained on 33 million images to spot over 100,000 fonts.<p>It’s a familiar problem for any designer: You’re walking down the street when you spot a glorious typeface in the wild–something that would be perfect for the project you’ve been working on. But you have …

Machine Learning

Why Are Little Kids in Japan So Independent?

In Japan, small children take the subway and run errands alone, no parent in sight. The reason why has more to do with social trust than self-reliance.<p>It’s a common sight on Japanese mass transit: children troop through train cars, singly or in small groups, looking for seats.<p>They wear knee socks, …

Herzog & de Meuron adds new gallery building to Vitra Design Museum

Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron has completed a new gallery to house the permanent collection of the Frank Gehry-designed Vitra Design Museum in Weil …

Design

High-Quality, Innovative Knockdown Fasteners That Can Open Up Design Possibilities

This successful company is desperate to make a design connection<p>If your goal is to be a furniture designer/builder, here's one scenario you probably …

Home Depot

17 (ah-maz-ing) secrets of a sex therapist

Last week, my client Claire was telling me that her new guy has a curved penis. "Is that normal? It looks like he's hitchhiking! Will deep thrusting …

Water-Activated Street Murals Come to Life When It Rains

PANTONE recently collaborated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago‘s designers and art directors to transform Seoul, Korea's streets during the dreary monsoon season. The appropriately titled Project Monsoon venture began with the creative team painting Seoul's somber roads with …

Murals

The Most Underrated Tourist Attractions in Europe

Let me just come out and say it: I hate tourist attractions. Or rather, I hate touristy tourist attractions. Don’t get me wrong, the Mona Lisa’s got …

Nendo’s Carbon Fiber Bookshelf Stretches To Any Size You Need

The Nest is a Russian nesting doll shelving unit, which can be pulled apart to “grow” to any size and configuration you want.<p>Here’s something that’s happened to everyone. You’ve got a pile of books just sort of hanging out, looking like a bomb went off. So you decide to buy some shelves for them. …

Furniture

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Remixes

Abandoned Basements as Stormwater Basins

[Image: Rendering of a possible "BaseTern" landscape by students Brett Harris, Andrew D'Arcy, and Heidi Petersen, via <i>Landscape Architecture Magazine</i>].<p>…

Travel

An Ex-Apple Engineer Takes On The Furniture Industry With Couches You Can FedEx

Campaign, a Bay Area startup, yanks buying furniture into the 21st century.<p>Brad Sewell—formerly a design and manufacturing engineer at Apple—thinks we’re buying furniture all wrong. The problems, as Sewell told Co.Design, lie in high shipping costs, lengthy shipping time, and crappy materials that …

Furniture

The quiet revolution in British housing

Architects are fighting back. After their cause was hampered by the ill-conceived high-rises of the 60s and 70s, followed by the dire ‘traditional’ building of the Thatcher era, imaginative and sustainable housing is in the ascendant<p>Once upon a time new housing in Britain was terrible. Engendered …

Housing

This little girl has an Einstein-like IQ, but her country treats her like a second-class citizen

Remember the name Nicole Barr. The 12-year-old girl scored a 162 on the Mensa Genius test—the highest reportable score—sending the British media into a frenzy last week. Nicole’s score, which is a measure of IQ, puts her in league with some of the greatest minds in history. Albert Einstein and …

Travelers

You Can Buy Glasses Inspired By Famous Typefaces

Any competent print designer can name a typeface at a glance. But can they name a typeface hidden in a pair of eyewear? That’s the question.<p>Because a new collection of glasses by ad agency Wieden+Kennedy’s Tokyo arm and retailer Oh My Glasses turns Eurostile, Optima, Friz Quadrata and Serif Gothic …

Typography

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Superdensity: the facades of Hong Kong – in pictures

Instagrammer Alex Nimmo captures the dizzying patterns of high-density buildings in his city, a cramped metropolis where compact living is the norm<p>Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated cities on the planet. To accommodate a rapidly growing number of inhabitants in a limited area of land, …

Hong Kong

To Get Rid Of Clutter, This Apartment's TV Doubles As A Computer Screen

When RULES Architects were designing this apartment in Bratislava, Slovakia, they decided to mount the TV on a swing arm attached to a central post, …

Can You Really Get Drunk Off the Air at This Bar?

Meet the world's first fully immersive cocktail environment.<p>We're all about getting boozy, but we never thought we'd have to skip the lifting of a glass and just take a deep breath to get buzzed. That's the concept behind a new bar in London called Alcoholic Architecture. Located in the city's …

Alcohol

FELT slots three new homes into an old Ghent townhouse and reclads it with strips of wood

Square windows puncture the timber facade of this townhouse in Ghent, Belgium, which has been recently refurbished and widened to make room for three …

Belgium

Artist Turns Historical Photos into Colorfully Whimsical Composites

In a continuation of her <i>Dancing with Costica</i> series, Australian artist Jane Long has created more imaginatively surreal compositions by digitally restoring, colorizing, and manipulating black-and-white photos captured over 50 years ago. The series came about when Long was looking for a way to brush …

Art

I Quit My Job and Spent 3 Years Visiting 60 Countries with My Camera

Sometime during 2010, I began dreaming of quitting my job and traveling around Asia for a year before returning to the work force. I had graduated …