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D.C. Will Decriminalize Pot Possession as Long as Congress Doesn't Interfere

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Tuesday night, Washington, D.C.'s city council approved a bill to decriminalize possession of …

Daily Inspiration #1695

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Brilliant Door Design Flips Over to Open and Close

Vienna-based Austrian designer Klemens Torggler has crafted a revolutionary piece of architecture that allows one to enter and exit a room by shifting a multi-panel door, known as <i>Evolution Door</i>, to an adjacent position without a floor track. Instead of having to install additional components for a …

Design

Logo Design: Gradients

We keep going through our weekly journey checking out great logos! We're thinking ahead and we want to find new topics, good ones, to share with you …

This Mason Jar Coffeemaker Is The Most Hipsterrific Thing You’ll See Today

It seems to be an immutable law of hydrodynamics that if something tastes good, it usually tastes better coming out of a mason jar. New York’s Intelligent Design Company is hoping that holds true, even for coffee. Its latest design is the Pour Mason, a pour-over coffeemaker aimed specifically at …

Peacekeepers struggle to control escalating violence in Central African Republic

Ten more people were reported killed on Sunday in attacks by armed mobs and militia groups in the capital of the Central African Republic as peacekeepers struggled to control the escalating violence.<p>Among the latest attacks on Sunday were three more of the public lynchings that have shocked the …

Beautiful Portraits by Amanda Mocci

Amanda Mocci is a graphic designer & illustrator based in Montreal of Canada. Greatly inspired by music, people and her beautiful universe. Amanda …

New Flexible Paper Sculptures by Li Hongbo | Colossal

<p>Currently on view at Klein Sun Gallery in New York, artist Li Hongbo (previously) has an exhibition of new and old work titled Tools of Study. …

Powerful Portraits of Post-Communist Villages in Romania

In 2011, Budapest-based photojournalist Tamas Dezso began documenting the centuries-old traditions that seem to be slowly disintegrating in Romania. The series, entitled <i>Notes for an Epilogue</i>, takes viewers on a powerful journey through the small villages and homes, stunning landscapes, and …

Romania

Tupper_PRO - Typography

I have seen my fair share of amazing typography projects and it's always incredible to see the depth of work behind the creation of a font. Mateusz …

One Artist’s Mission To Photograph Every Native American Tribe In The U.S.

Matika Wilbur is interviewing and photographing members of each federally recognized tribe in an effort to break down stereotypes.<p>Contemporary media rarely paints an authentic picture of Native American culture. Consider the racist namesake and logo of the Washington Redskins, the romanticized …

Giza Pendant Lamps by Itai Bar-On

Giza by Itai Bar-On is a series of pendant lighting that uses a system of aluminum panels and a tapered wooden block. The varying angles and sizes of …

This Knight Guards your Eggs

The only round table we might be gathering around these days is the kitchen table but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a medieval touch to your …

Yokaya Duplex Restaurant + Residence by rhythmdesign

Yokaya is a minimalist interior located in Fukuoka, Japan, designed by rhythmdesign. The architecture firm started as six people in various fields of …

Dubai Cityscape Photography

Great photo series by German photographer Jens Fersterra. Dubai has a rich collection of buildings and structures of various architectural styles. …

Record Temperatures Freeze a Path to the Spectacular Lake Superior Ice Caves | Colossal

<p>For the first time since 2009 Lake Superior has frozen thick enough to safely permit access to the ice caves at the Apostle Islands National …

Subway Maps Designed To Reflect A City’s Soul

Revised subway maps for New York, Paris, London, and Tokyo reveal more about a city than just the best way to get from point A to point B.<p>There’s a delicate art and sweet science to making a great subway map. The maps need to be geographically relatable, yet quick to visually process. Local charm, …

Flexhouse: Eco-Friendly Row Homes in Chicago

Flexhouse is a modest set of energy efficient row homes in Chicago’s residential neighborhood of Logan Square. A full team pulled this project …

Man Takes Silhouetted Selfies in Breathtaking Landscapes

Alberta, Canada-based landscape photographer Paul Zizka has embarked on a new way to capture the absolutely breathtaking natural environment that surrounds him in the Canadian Rockies. Instead of simply snapping shots of the environment, the photographer prepares his camera on its tripod, sets the …

Photography

Gironde Extendible Table by Mediodesign

Barcelona-based designer and architect Juan Pablo Quintero designed a custom, extendable table for Mediodesign. Focusing on geometry and …

Remote Controlled Sushi

Play with your food. They’ve turned sushi into tiny remote control cars. For the sushi lovers out there comes R/C Sushi, small sushi-shaped R/C …

Lamps that Use Your iPhone's Flash as a Light

This may not be the best idea in practice but conceptually it’s pretty neat- a bedside iPhone dock that looks like a lamp and uses your iPhone’s …

Neat

Samurai Sword Kitchen Knife Set

As they say in New Jersey (if you’re a Real Housewife), why don’t you put your knives “on display, on display”? Tucking your knives away in a knife …

Kitchens

Apple Reportedly Developing Large Curved Screen iPhones For Late 2014, Better Touchscreen Sensors

Apple is said to be working on two curved display iPhone models for the “second half of next year,” according to a source speaking to Bloomberg, with a likely release planned for the third quarter, as well as better touchscreen sensors that introduce fine pressure sensitivity for later devices to …

Starpath spray-on coating lights up the road

We're used to seeing solar-harvesting technology being installed primarily on rooftops, but other sufficiently irradiated surfaces, including …

New evidence that N Korea restarted reactor

New satellite imagery offers further signs that North Korea has restarted a nuclear reactor capable of producing plutonium for bombs, a US research institute has said.<p>The US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University, which last monthreported signs that the Yongbyon reactor had resumed operation, …

China Evacuates 417,000 People Ahead Of Typhoon

Typhoon Fitow is expected to make landfall early Monday between Zhejiang and Fujian provinces, according to the National Meteorological Center.<p>Provincial authorities said that by noon Sunday more than 65,000 boats had returned to port or moved to safer areas. Zhejiang's provincial government said …

Natural Disasters

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