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Ten Things NOT to Do in Italy

The more time you spend in Italy, the more you’ll notice that Italians love telling you what to do…whether you ask them for advice or not. <i>Try this</i> …

Italy

diy project: erik’s recycled wine bottle torch

this clever outdoor diy idea comes from erik anderson of gerardot & co.- a creative branding and design agency in indianapolis. erik was kind enough …

TUTORIAL :: How to makeover a boring stool - We Are Scout

I’m guilty of stopping to check out what people are discarding on council collection days. Roxy’s refrain from the back seat is always “Oh …

Peter Sena - What Makes an Infographic Cool?

Guest Post by Peter Sena<p><b>Infographics, another problem solved through design</b><p>As a designer, everything I see is a form of an infographic. Whether the …

Inside Google’s 1-Million-Square-Foot London Office — 3 Years Before It Opens

Google’s new London office, scheduled to open in 2016, will have an open-air swimming pool, an indoor football pitch, a climbing wall and a roof …

Google Chromecast

The Chromecast is an HDMI dongle that lets you send online content from your mobile device or computer to your HDTV or monitor. It works with …

Chromecast

Apple's Gorgeous Mac Pro Production Methods Video: Impact Extrusion, CNC Milling, Anodizing and More

Back in June, we wondered how Apple's then-forthcoming tube-shaped Mac Pro was manufactured. Following a tip from Don Lehman, we learned it was the …

Furniture Designed for the Office of the Future

The office of the future is just about here. “Web 2.0” loud, open floorplans and their forefathers—the sea of cubicles and giant corner offices—are …

IDEO on Embracing Ambiguity & the Economist on Design Thinking

The folks at IDEO New York have come up with a short video about "embracing ambiguity," a parable about three designers navigating the foggy seas. …

Design

New Robot Surgeons Can Operate Without Human Assistance

Paging Dr. 3PO. One day soon robots could performing routine procedures in the OR.<p>Bioengineers at Duke University announced yesterday that they’ve created a robot that can “locate a man-made, or phantom, lesion in simulated human organs, guide a device to the lesion and take multiple samples during …

The Makers of Things: A Series of Films about an OG Makerspace and Its Community Members

For better or for worse, we've grown a bit skeptical about the ever-popular making/manufacturing videos that seem to be par for the course for any …

An Office System That Turns Every Desk Into A Conference Room

Yves Béhar’s Public Office Landscape for Herman Miller provides every opportunity for impromptu collaboration.<p>“The way people are working has changed, but the furniture has not evolved,” says Yves Béhar, founder of fuseproject. Which is not to say that in recent years offices haven’t modernized or, …

Take A Look At The Guts That Power Google Glass

Google’s wearable computer gets a proper teardown.<p>Some people treat their new gadgets with the utmost care, handling them like they would a newborn chick. Others can’t wait to get home and tear the things open to see what’s inside. Star Simpson and Scott Torborg are in the latter camp, and when …

Infographic: How To Tell The Difference Between 66 Varieties Of Cheese

Stilton or Roquefort? This chart’s got you covered.<p>With age and maturity must necessarily come more discerning tastes. Sooner or later, you’ll have to graduate from beer to wine, from <i>Shining</i>-Kubrick to <i>Barry Lyndon</i>-Kubrick, from Safran Foer to anyone else. And, of course, from cheddar to Stilton. Or …

Niels Diffrient, A Pioneer Of Ergonomic Seating, Dies At 84

Designer of the Freedom and Liberty chairs redefined the act of sitting.<p>Niels Diffrient, who passed away last Saturday at 84, is unanimously called the godfather of ergonomics. He championed function and comfort as the most important principles of design–made evident in his love for the umbrella, …

6 Ways To Create A Culture Of Innovation

Reward employees with time to think, while providing them with the structure they need.<p>Every organization is designed to get the results it gets. Poor performance comes from a poorly designed organization. Superior results emerge when strategies, business models, structure, processes, technologies, …

Watch: A Simple Rig Turns Paper Into A Touch Screen

With a cheap webcam and a projector, Fujitsu gives regular old books a little touch-screen magic.<p>With today’s devices, it’s easy to enhance the reading experience–to bake in all sorts of multimedia and give readers tools for sharing and saving and annotating on the fly. What’s hard is doing it all …

Extra-Clean Bathroom Furniture, Inspired By Japanese Flip-Flops

Considering it’s the place we keep all our soaps and shampoos and cleansers, your bathroom can get pretty icky when left unattended. When Milan-based Rui Pereira and Kyoto-based Ryosuke Fukusada teamed up to create a clean, sustainable line of furniture for the bathroom, they were inspired by the …

To Create The Future Of Brand Identity, Ideo Looks Inward

The trailblazing firm is knee deep in a massive, all-hands project to rebrand itself–and it’s doing it in public.<p>On March 25, the designers at each of Ideo’s 11 international offices put their other projects aside and spent the day thinking about Ideo. The aim was to brainstorm a new identity …

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Try To Be Apple

Everybody wants to be Apple. But they can’t be, and, Brian Millar argues, that’s not such a bad thing.<p>In 2011, struggling department store chain J.C. Penney hired the guy who was behind the Apple stores. He applied the same principles that had made Apple’s geek chic boutiques some of the most …

Self-Assembling Furniture That Could Make Ikea Obsolete

Developed from space antenna technology, this amazing pop-up foam furniture could make the Ikea Allen wrench a thing of the distant past. Good riddance.<p>I want you to imagine a scene. You come home with a bundle of squished white fabric. You plug it into the wall like a heating blanket. And within …

Peek Inside 8 Of The World’s Greenest Homes

A new book from Princeton Architectural Press surveys gorgeous “passive” houses that adhere to an emerging standard of sustainability.<p>Do you live in a green home? If you’re like me, you’ve probably done your best to green what you’ve got—swapping out incandescent bulbs, installing a Nest …

Frog Predicts: Flexible Displays Will Soon Change The World

The influential design studio’s chief creative officer talks to Co.Design about the greatest, nearest innovation that most of us don’t even see coming.<p>I’m talking to Frog’s Chief Creative Officer, Mark Rolston, about the iWatch. He’s riffing on the future of wearable technology and user interface, …

A Chair For Public Spaces, Built For Both Privacy And Chitchat

It can be tough to find a bit of privacy in a common space–not take-off-your-pants-and-lounge-around-in-your-boxers privacy, mind you, but maybe work-on-a-spreadsheet privacy, or pretend-you’re-working-on-a-spreadsheet-while-playing-<i>Angry-Birds</i> privacy. But the Studio series chairs, by UNStudio for …

Watch: A Clever Stop-Motion Video Tells The History Of Typography

The history of typography began with a German man, named Johannes Gutenburg. Many people know this bit of trivia, but likely in the context of him as the inventor of the printing press. Less known, perhaps, is that Gutenburg is also the grandfather of printed type, first creating a type known as …

An iPhone App That Turns Kinky Sex Into A To-Do List

If you’ve got game, do you really need gamification?<p>Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’re in bed with your sweetie. Neither of you is wearing many clothes. (Hot.) Both of you pull out iPhones. (Hotter.) You slowly scroll through your to-do lists of sexual positions. (Hotter still!) Then you send …

An Elegant, Ultra-Lightweight Redesign Of The Standard Stacking Chair

3-D veneer technology is giving chair designers a way to reinvent the classics.<p>Stackable chairs drudge up memories of cafeterias, or maybe events held in high school gyms. They’re typically clunkier, heavier, and more orange than they need to be. The Buzz chair, which made its debut at the Milan …

Furniture