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User experience design is not what you think

User experience design is not the same thing as user interface design. The experience of users happens beyond the screen and in the gaps.<p>Preorder my …

This Apartment Was Designed For Relaxation And Party Time

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Design

Inbox users to receive more invitations to share today

If you missed out on the first wave of invitations for Google’s new Inbox email client don’t fret, Google has been handing out another batch in the last 24 hours. Furthermore, another round of “Golden Ticket” invites will be will be arriving today for current users to dish out to their pals.<p>Inbox …

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Light and Bright | Brandling Street Home

When Elaine Richardson first saw the property, she saw an opportunity. “It was the worst house in a lovely street,” says Elaine Richardson – …

Thom Yorke Just Released a $6 Album on BitTorrent

Continuing the trend of "Surprise!" album releases that his band Radiohead pretty much started seven years ago, Thom Yorke just up and released an …

Bill and Christine McCorkell and Family - The Design Files | Australia's most popular design blog.

The Melbourne home of Bill and Christine McCorkell and their family, with rear extension designed and built by Bill's prefabricated modular …

At home with the Danes

When it comes to creating space to live in, the Danes seem effortless, natural and spontaneous in their approach, influenced perhaps by the landscape and the light.<p>Danish interiors look sleek, but are also welcoming and warm, and they rarely take a false step when it comes to the meeting of form …

Ian McMaugh - The Design Files | Australia's most popular design blog.

Gardens<p>Sydney landscape designer and editor of The Planthunter joins us again today with Plant / Life, her monthly garden column! Today Georgina …

Rose and Almond Rice Pudding - The Design Files | Australia's most popular design blog.

Today marks the final instalment from Mario Karam of Mario's Kitchen - we'll be sad to see him go! Mario is leaving us with another Karam family …

UI Design: The Gorgeous Weather Dashboard

There are some apps that really are a treat to the eyes. A well design app has the power to catch your attention and you'll instantly want to …

A Smart Shelf for Smart Devices

<i>Stage</i> is an elegant meeting place for all your rechargeable handheld devices. Designed for tablets and smartphones, it keeps power cords, …

A Minimalist Desk that Hides All Your Cords

This gorgeous desk from Artifox looks perfect for any room or office. It combines digital and analog, with slots to allow cords and chargers to pass …

Parure House / Architects EAT

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Parure House (that is, a set of jewellery to be adorned together at once) is an exercise in abject …

Architecture

Open House / Architects EAT

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project sets out to explore the physical and tactile language of building materials. Using timber …

Royal Oak Floors and Concreate Walls

In extremely easy-to-use panel systems that are both lightweight, consistent in colour, inexpensive and able to be retro-fitted, the new range from …

Peter's House by Craig Steely Architecture

Craig Steely Architecture have designed Peter’s House, located in San Francisco, California.<p>Project description<p>Located above San Francisco’s Dolores …

Ivee Sleek is a voice assistant that controls your connected home via WiFi

By this point, most of us are accustomed to being able to talk to our laptops and phones to get them to do what we want (some of the time, at least). Now, Ivee Sleek is here to give you the same control over all those WiFi-equipped lightbulbs, thermostats and door locks we've been seeing lately. …

Goldee Shifts From Software To Crowdfunding A Hue-Compatible Smart Light Switch

After a turn as a provider of software for the Philips Hue ecosystem, startup Goldee is getting into the messy hardware game. The company’s first product is a smart light switch designed to be used with Hue, as well as with other connected bulb systems including LIFX and iLumi. It also works with …

Clare Cousins, Ben Pedersen and Family - The Design Files | Australia's most popular design blog.

The home of Melbourne architect Clare Cousins and family. View from living room to rear garage and studio. The tree is an Eastern Red Bud (Cercis …

Brown Vujcich House / Bossley Architect’s

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This house is located on a narrow urban site in the heart of Herne Bay. Tight site controls and a …

Architecture

Former Swiss Army Building Converted Into Small Chalet: Arsenal B47

Switzerland-based Ralph Germann Architectes converted a former Swiss army building, constructed during the Second World War, into a habitable space. …

“Oh Sailor” by Mr Little Jeans - The Fox Is Black

I was listening to Morning Becomes Eclectic this morning and heard this incredible track by Mr Little Jeans called “Oh Sailor”, and I had to share …

Cosgriff House / Christopher Polly Architect

The project retains its original envelope as part of its environmental, economic and planning values. A substantial lower ground living volume is …

Design

Paling Fence House / NASA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In response to increasing population densities in the suburbs, the Australian government over 10 years …

Water

Reborn Ford Escort could make its way to Europe

The Ford Escort concept just unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show was created with the Chinese market in mind, but it's got people talking all over the world. Not purely fancy, the point of the Escort concept was to give Chinese buyers a preview of what they could expect to see in a Ford showroom in …

2013 Nissan Pathfinder: April 2013

<i>Not Just For Families</i><p>The image you see above is what appears on the infotainment display when you shift the Pathfinder into reverse. In addition to a standard backup camera, on the right is Nissan's Around-View Monitor, and it's one of my favorite bits of technology that any company has come out …