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20 TED-talks for Designers. Inspiration Full of Thoughts.

In creative jobs, design in particular, inspiration is one of the keys to productivity. Perhaps, one of the most productive kinds of inspiration is …

TV’s Greatest Car Show Is Back Tonight

How many can you name? (We got 15)<p>FX’s <i>Archer</i>, a show that’s about a spy in the same way that <i>Seinfeld</i> was about a comedian, is finally back for its …

This House Costs Just $20,000—But It’s Nicer Than Yours

Rural Studio’s $20K House has such innovative design that it’s changing the entire housing system–from mortgages to zoning laws.<p>For over a decade, architecture students at Rural Studio, Auburn University’s design-build program in a tiny town in West Alabama, have worked on a nearly impossible …

Housing

This guy was so frustrated about buying a lemon that he vowed to revolutionize used cars

Ale Resnik, CEO and cofounder of online car dealer Beepi, knows that anguish well, too. Arriving in Massachusetts from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to study at MIT, the engineer and his wife set out to buy a used car. They brought home a 2010 Jeep Liberty.<p>"The engine ended up catching fire while my …

Illustrated Poster Highlights 90 of the World's Architectural Achievements

Have you ever wondered what some of the world's greatest architectural achievements are? A new poster titled <i>The Schematics of Structures</i> by the online shop Pop Chart Lab celebrates 90 structural feats from around the world and throughout time. The image is presented as a blueprint-style …

Hi-Tech Sneakers Controlled by App Allows for Endless Design Customization

Customized sneakers may look great, but they'll often set you back with how much they cost. The footwear startup ShiftWear wants to change this by reinventing the idea of personalized shoes. Fusing technology and fashion, their concept allows you to create your own designs and display them on the …

Eco-Friendly Barn House Beautifully Reinvents the Classic Farm Dwelling

On a 160-acre homestead in Chileno Valley, California sits the <i>Hupomone Ranch</i> and its new barn house. The land, which had been fallow for over 30 years, is now occupied by a young family with three children. They wanted to build a home that would reflect a commitment to farming and also draw on the …

Designers from 18 Different Countries Photoshop One Woman's Body to Meet Their Nation's Ideals

How do perceptions of beauty vary across the globe? In search of an answer to that question, UK medical service Superdrug Online Doctor commissioned marketing agency Fractl to ask graphic designers around the world to Photoshop a woman's body based on their nation's beauty ideals. The results, as …

17 Pretty House Plans with Porches

Southern homes are famous for their relaxing and beautiful front porches. Find some of our best house plans with porches here.<p>Perfect for summer …

Volvo taps Hololens to change how they build and you buy their cars

Volvo has a reputation for pioneering use of new technologies, but it’s usually the ones that impact vehicle safety you hear about. Now they’re …

Lawmakers Line Up To Make It Easier To Discriminate Against You When You Buy A Car

A bill to allow racially discriminatory car lending practices is up for a vote in the House this week. If it passes, it could restore a system that …

Aerial Fan Photography : world series parade

An estimated 800,000 fans came out to celebrate at a Kansas City Royals World Series parade after the team's win this week. The next day, the Kansas …

The 18 Best Bond Beauties of All Time: From Ursula Andress to Léa Seydoux

Perhaps it all started with the sight of a bikini-clad Ursula Andress emerging from the Caribbean surf, mesmerizing Sean Connery and audiences alike in 1962’s <i>Dr. No</i>: In an instant, the Bond girl was born. Armed with a kittenish sex appeal and a campy name full of double entendres to match, the …

Lips

Now There's Another Radar Detector With Arrows to Tell You Where Cops Are

The Escort 360 Max takes a page from the Valentine One playbook.<p>Anyone who's spent the past decade or more paging through car magazines knows the big two names in radar and laser detectors: Escort and Valentine One. And seemingly since the dawn of radar-detector time, Valentine One's hallmark …

Bask in Ford truck history with this website

<b>UPDATE:</b> <i>A typo originally referred to the F-100 in 1948, rather than the F-1. It has been corrected.</i><p>In celebration of the venerable F-Series, Ford has put together an interactive website digging into the model's history, dating back to the F-100 F-1 in 1948. While the video above just takes you …

Dating

These Are the World's Most Extravagant and Realistic Slot-Car Tracks [Sponsored] – Feature

2008 was a pivotal year for David Beattie. Staring down middle age and burned out on the corporate scene, Beattie took a leap of faith and turned his hobby of making custom slot-car tracks in to a full-time vocation, setting up shop under the Slot Mods moniker. Considered a risky venture even by …

1950s car ads are timeless

Usually around the Super Bowl a few great car commercials show up, but for the most part auto ads today pale in comparison to the '1950s and '60s. In an era with a truly viable magazine industry, automakers would take out gorgeous full-page spreads to get the word out about their wares. It was also …

Here's why LG is still making flip phones

Like AOL subscriptions, the flip phone seems to be an anachronism, a leftover fragment from another age. And yet, just like AOL subscriptions, the flip phone persists, with LG this week introducing its Wine Smart handset. It runs Android on a 3.2-inch screen, comes in a choice of burgundy or navy, …

What Industrial Design Students Had to Carry, Part 2: Drawing and Drafting Supplies

It's hip to T-square<p>In Part 1 we looked at all of the things industrial design students had to carry, just to make marks on paper. Chances are a lot …

First Drive: 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV

Big speed requires big power. The Superveloce's 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12 offers up 740 hp and 509 lb-ft of torque. That's ... huge.<p>Claiming I've driven the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce feels disingenuous, just shy of an outright lie, like a half-truth or a baseless brag. I …

Sports Cars

38 Rubs, Brines, and Marinades to Add More Flavor to Your Life

Tired of cooking and eating the same old thing? Add new life and monster flavor to your favorite recipes with these 38 rubs, brines, and marinades.<p><b>Sometimes we need to shake things up a little bit</b>. And what better way to spice things up in the kitchen than to spice up our favorite meat, fish, and …

Cooking

2035 SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo—Official Photos

SRT's prediction for the supercar future pumps out 2,590 horses and does 400 mph. And you'll be able to drive it—on your PlayStation 3.<p>SRT's prediction for the supercar future pumps out 2,590 horses and does 400 mph. And you'll be able to drive it—on your PlayStation 3.

LYCS to Break Ground on Zhejiang Printing Group Headquarters in China

LYCS Architecture has won a competition to design urban headquarters for the Zhejiang Printing Group. Dubbed "The Corner of Hangzhou," their proposal …

Architect + Entrepreneur: A Field Guide to Building, Branding, and Marketing Your Startup Design Business

The inherently dry subjects of business development, marketing, P+L reports, taxes, and insurance are less likely to feed the intellect of the …

The sketches that evolved into the Dodge Hellcat logo

At the very last minute, Dodge decided the 707-hp Hellcats needed a mascot. Here's how the company came up with the final design.<p>Having cobbled together a psychotic supercharged golem to drop between the fenders of the Dodge Challengerand Charger, SRT needed a name. They found it in "Hellcat," a …

Watch These Slot Cars Race at Warp Speed (W/Video)

There’s fast, and then there’re the insane slot cars in the video below. The cars, which appear to be not much bigger than the palm of your hand, move so quickly on track that they barely register as blurs to the camera. They may be toys, but we’re guessing adult supervision is required at the very …

The Shelby GT350R is fetching in red

Now that more prototypes are out testing in the open, we're seeing more colors of Ford's hottest Mustang. Our spies caught the GT350R out cruising in red, and it looks appropriately hot.<p>Now that more prototypes are out testing in the open, we're seeing more colors of Ford's hottest Mustang. Our …

Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars

Car Companies Say Home Repairs Are 'Legally Problematic,' Seek Copyright Restrictions<p>Automakers are supporting provisions in copyright law that could prohibit home mechanics and car enthusiasts from repairing and modifying their own vehicles.<p>In comments filed with a federal agency that will …

Automotive Industry

Jeep Showcases New Performance Parts At Moab Easter Safari

The Moab Easter Jeep Safari has been happening for almost half a century, and the event has developed a deserved reputation for showcasing some …

eVolo Announces 2015 Skyscraper Competition Winners

From 480 submitted projects from around the world, three winners and 15 honorable mentions have emerged at the top of eVolo’s 2015 Skyscraper …