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Dementium: The Ward Was Pitched to Konami as a Silent Hill DS Game

Renegade Kid was "open to the idea of turning it into a licensed horror game."<p>Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham has revealed that Dementium: The …

Articles about 7 modern backsplashes defy norm on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter …

Los Angeles

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

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Architizer

176-Pound Chunk Of Concrete Falls Off New Zaha Hadid Building

A hunk of concrete cladding weighing an estimated 176 pounds (80 kilograms) fell off the facade of a year-old Zaha Hadid-designed building in Vienna late last Friday night, according to Austrian newspaper <i>Die Presse</i>.<p>This is the second case of substantial pieces of concrete falling off the Library …

Projection Mapping Turns Forest Into Twinkling Bioluminescent Wonderland

Fascinated by the silence and organic phenomena found in nature, especially bioluminescence, animator Friedrich van Schoor and photographer Tarek Mawad spent six weeks deep in the woods in order to create <i>Bioluminescent Forest</i>. Using a computer and a projector, the duo imagined what different …

Introducing Designing Here/Now: The Indispensable Design Book For Everyone from Core77

Necessity is the mother of invention, or in this case, authorship. We at Core77 believe that everyone who loves design, regardless of experience or …

Chicago transit system dysfunctional, 'depressing': international study

A new study by an international economic organization paints an uncomplimentary portrait of the Chicago area's transportation system, saying it suffers from too many transit agencies and fragmented local governments.<p>"The current state of transit ridership in Chicago is relatively depressing," …

Deadly Taiwan Explosions Expose 'Relaxed' Land Use Rules

With the fires out and hundreds of people getting treated for injuries after deadly gas pipeline explosions last week in Taiwan’s major industrial city, attention has turned to blame. Prosecutors are chasing a petrochemical firm and its propylene supplier for a possible role in the chain of blasts …

iTunes Is Irrelevant. Now What?

The beta release of iTunes 12 is as much of a mess as ever, but Apple doesn’t think it’s worth rebuilding.<p>A tumorous coalescence of features added higgledy-piggledy over 13 years, iTunes is the definition of a Frankenstein app.<p>It’s a media player! It’s a media manager! It’s a mobile device manager! …

Adobe Releases Two Experimental iPhone Apps Powered By Photoshop

Fix images and create silly photo mashups with these two new apps.<p>Last month, Adobe announced that it would allow developers to plug their mobile apps into some of Photoshop’s most popular features. Today, Adobe Labs (the experimental arm of Adobe) gives us our first taste of what that looks like …

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The Air In The U.S. Is Less Disgusting Than It Was A Decade Ago

NASA’s new animated map visualizes improved air quality in the U.S. over six years, though some regions are faring better than others.<p>A new visualization from NASA illustrates a rare piece of good news about our environment’s health: air pollution levels in major U.S. cities have significantly …

Pollution

The Haiku Is One Smart Ass Ceiling Fan

Jaime’s roundup of Best of Dwell On Design LA 2014 covered a wide range of offerings that were on display this past week at the Los Angeles …

Apple Is Killing Off Aperture, Its Pro Photo Editor

After years of wavering commitment to creative professionals, Apple is turning its back on pro photographers.<p>For years, Apple has made sure there’s an OS X app to match your level of photographic proficiency. If you were an amateur, you had iPhoto; if you were a pro and needed more advanced …

Ebola epidemic in West Africa 'out of control'

The deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has hit "unprecedented" proportions, according to relief workers on the ground.<p>"The epidemic is out of control," Dr. Bart Janssens, director of operations for Doctors Without Borders, said in a statement.<p>There have been 567 cases and 350 deaths since …

Supreme Court Clears the Way for Bulk of Obama's Global Warming Regulations

The Supreme Court on Monday put some limits on the Environmental Protection Agency's landmark 2011 regulations aimed at cutting emissions of …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Linux

U.S. Pavilion Pushes Boundaries of the Venice Architecture Biennale

The curators of the U.S. Pavilion bring a working architectural office to the Venice Architecture Biennale.<p>From his high perch as director of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, Rem Koolhaas told the world that the field of architecture is in crisis, and asked the event’s curators to look …

Architecture

Sisi sworn in as Egypt’s new president

Egypt's former army chief Abdel Fattah El Sisi was sworn in on Sunday as president for a four-year term, assuming the highest office of a polarized nation that has been roiled by deadly unrest and an economic crisis since its 2011 uprising.<p>His inauguration came less than a year after the …

Why Apple’s New Font Won’t Work On Your Desktop

Star typeface designer Tobias Frere-Jones explains the challenges of using Helvetica Neue as an operating system font.<p>For the first time ever, Apple is ditching Lucida Grande as the OS X system font in favor of Helvetica Neue, which also happens to be the iOS system font. For an operating system …

Smell Matters: Why Abercrombie Should Change Its Stores’ Signature Scent

Even just walking on the sidewalk outside an Abercrombie or a Hollister store is enough to nearly drown you in an invisible wave of store-brand cologne. The sibling stores’ odors are as tied up in their identity as clothes loudly bearing their own logos. But Abercrombie announced last week that it …

The Drift Light LED Recreates a Sunset For Better Sleep

Since the advent of the age of electricity we’ve thought of light as something just always there, an illuminating companion at our beckon call once …

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