Birkir Ingibjartsson

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Leica’s new CL is a small mirrorless camera with vintage charm

It’s a Compact Leica<p>Leica is today announcing the latest camera in its portfolio, the APS-C class CL. The CL is a very similar camera to the TL2 released earlier this year, with the same image sensor and overall performance. But it has a more traditional design than the futuristic TL2 and should …

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The Expansive and Inclusive Architectural Galaxy of Archive of Affinities

<i>This article was originally published on the blog of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the largest platform for contemporary architecture in North</i> …

“Re-Constructivist Architecture” Exhibition Explores the Lost Art of Architectural Language

“Re-Constructivist Architecture,” an exhibition now on show at the Ierimonti Gallery in New York, features the work of thirteen emerging architecture …

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Ghost Streets of Los Angeles

[Image: Via Google Maps; view larger].<br>In a short story called "Reports of Certain Events in London" by China Miéville—a text often cited here on …

Google Maps

Steven Holl to build Copenhagen skyscrapers linked by 65-metre-high cycle bridge

New York architect Steven Holl has finally received the go-ahead to build a pair of skyscrapers in Copenhagen harbour, linked by a pedestrian and …

Bouroullec brothers' Serif TV for Samsung "does not belong to the world of technology"

<b>London Design Festival 2015:</b> French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are launching their first electronics product – a flat television for …

Watch: Legendary Designer Saul Bass Explains Why We Create

A short film from 1968 explores the history of human creativity, as well as Saul Bass’s creative process.<p>Saul Bass is best known for his amazing title sequences (<i>The Man With A Golden Arm</i>, <i>North By Northwest</i>), film posters (<i>Vertigo</i>, <i>The Shining</i>), and corporate logos (AT&T, United Airlines). Compared …

"More than just a political system, Europe is a form of modernisation"

<b>Opinion:</b> in the noughties, architects OMA worked on a series of optimistic projects for the European Union, including a proposal for a colourful EU …

The Flow / atelier d’architecture King Kong

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In its cultural development policy framework and renovation of the Moulins neighbourhood, the City of …

Jacknife designs leather ice skates based on vintage Canadian designs

Toronto design studio Jacknife has developed prototypes for a range of recreational ice skates inspired by traditional leather models.<p>Having spotted …

The Neurological Side-Effects of 3D

[Image: Auguste Choisy].<p>France is considering a ban on stereoscopic viewing equipment—i.e. 3D films and game environments—for children, due to "the …

Gamer Kit - Coding For Kids - Learn To Code With This Mini Handheld gaming console

Play classic video games<p>Easy to follow manual<p>Dozens of projects online for all levels<p>Learn to code through play<p>1<p>Use our easy-to-follow manual to …

Retrogaming

In the future we will absorb technology from the inside out and enhance our senses by eating ourselves — but does it float

en_US<p>Stills from Lucy McRae’s short film MAKE YOUR MAKER Title: Lucy McRae See the film at the end of this post Play Video (3 min) …

The camera sees everything at once. We don’t — but does it float

Landscape, Redacted

[Image: "Looking east over unbuilt <i>Ascaya</i> lots, Black Mountain beyond, Henderson, Nevada," 2010; from <i>Black Mountain</i> by Michael Light].<p>Photographer …

Buffer Space

[Image: Photo taken by Your Captain Aerial Photography, via <i>Wired</i>].<p>Here are two short, conceptually related pieces to read, both of which revolve …

Video: Charles Jencks on the 2014 Venice Biennale

In this extended interview by the Architectural Review, Charles Jencks provides an in-depth description of the 2014 Venice Biennale and critiques his …

I suddenly forget<br> What space is like, and time<br> Instead of horizontal<br

Watch: Patagonia And Adidas Toil Away On The Next Big Breakthrough In Clothing

iPads and accelerometers. 3-D printers and dress forms. Green tea and Kombucha culture. A needle and thread. Each of these approaches to fashion is wildly different from the next, and yet, any and all of them represent the future of what we wear and how we wear it.<p><i>The Next Black</i> is a 45-minute …

Primordial gravitational wave discovery heralds 'whole new era' in physics

Scientists have heralded a "whole new era" in physics with the detection of "primordial gravitational waves" – the first tremors of the big bang.<p>The minuscule ripples in space-time are the last prediction of Albert Einstein's 1916 general theory of relativity to be verified. Until now, there has …

40 Architecture Docs to Watch In 2014

This time last year we published our <b>30 Architecture Docs to Watch in 2013</b> featuring a fantastic range of films telling the tales of some of the …

This Mind-Blowing Illusion Sets A New Standard For Mind-Blowing Illusions

Projection mapping can create incredible illusions within the real world. One video has set a new bar for the techno-art miracle.<p><i>Happy Thanksgiving! To keep you busy while you recover from turkey coma, we’re republishing some of our favorite stories from 2013. Enjoy.–Eds</i><p>“Projection mapping” is the …