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The Modern Memo

This modern stationary concept reimagines the sticky note as a reusable, eco-friendly alternative to wasteful paper notes. Simply called <i>Reminder</i>, the …

The 10 best designs for the Moto 360 watch face

While Motorola prepares for the release of its Moto 360 smartwatch this summer, hundreds of designers have been battling it out in a contest to win one of the Android Wear-powered devices. A total of 1,300 entries have been submitted to a panel of judges in the competition, providing some stunning …

Turn Old Bottles Into iPhone Cases With This 3-D Printer From Will.i.am And Coca-Cola

You probably know will.i.am best as founder and frontman of hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas. But in the past three years, when he’s not singing about lovely lady lumps, he has been busy as Chief Creative Officer of U.S. manufacturer 3D Systems, designing a 3-D printer that aims to help reduce …

David Rockwell Is Taking Prefab To The Luxury Market

Rockwell Group is teaming up with C3 Design to build modular homes for luxury buyers.<p>David Rockwell–an architect best known for theaters, grand restaurant interiors, and posh hotels–is getting into the prefab game.<p>He has partnered with Fred Carl* of the appliance company Viking Range to build the …

Fire, Music, Tech: An Audio Visualizer to End All Audio Visualizers

Fire and heavy electronic beats may not be the first things you'd associate with a children's classroom lesson. The team at science/tech blog …

Anti-gravity

Lord Of The Sign Rings

Sign Language Ring is a set of rings and a bracelet capable of detecting sign language and translating them. Essentially, the device is able to …

Comic Sans Gets A Makeover

The designer of a new font hopes to redeem the world’s most reviled typeface. But can anything save Comic Sans?<p>Call me mad if you will, but I think Comic Sans gets a bad rap. And I’m not the only one. While the mere sight of the font is enough to make some type purists scream, rip out their eyes, …

Sublime Illustrated Cinemagraphs by Rebecca Mock

A really well done cinemagraph is really cool, but add a nice ingredient to this, like a complete illustrated cinemagraph, and we're talking about an …

Art

Collider Watch Concept With Cool Explosion to Tell Time

Watch as 2 beautiful particles collide on <b>Collider Watch</b>. It’s a beautiful concept watch designed by Samuel Jerichow to give you a visual illusion how …

Sweet Animated Treat: "Shape" Explores What Design Does

"Shape" is a fun animated exploration of what design can mean and how it shapes our experiences. It's the heart of a project by PIVOT Dublin that has …

How To Inspire Everyday Cycling

How can bikes be designed to encourage everyday people to enjoy life on two wheels? INDUSTRY, a Portland-based design studio, investigates.<p><i>We’ve partnered with Oregon Manifest‘s The Bike Design Challenge, a competition to create the ultimate urban utility bike. Over the next few months, we’ll be</i> …

Delightfully Simple Animation Shows Kids Why Design Matters

How do you get young people thinking about design? Such a task requires first explaining what design is, exactly, which can be tricky even for adults to grasp. The meaning of design is made delightfully simple in “Shape,” a wordless six-minute animation designed and directed by Johnny Kelly for …

Bright and Colorful Branding for the Freies Theater Hannover - The Fox Is Black

Back in December Bureau of Hardy Seiler collaborated with Created by Monkeys’ Simon Kondermann to relaunch the design of the Freies Theater Hannover. …

Line Wants to Replace Boring iOS/Android App Icons

Messaging app Line wants to take over your phone’s screen. The company has announced a new feature — Line Deco — which lets users of both Android and iOS devices radically change the look of their device and icons.<p>Line Deco essentially replaces default app icons with images of the app’s cartoon …

Mondo’s Disney Exhibition Brings Art Back into the Movie Poster - The Fox Is Black

<i>Editor’s note: I work for Disney and the division that helped create the art show, but I had no part in this post, nor was there any money or funny</i> …

A Soggy Bike Commuter's Dream Shoe

Around these parts—these parts being the self-righteously damp Northwest—most seasons bring rain, which means icy cyclist-vs.-nature battles are …

Commuting

Artist Wants To Map Every Single Human Skin Tone On Earth

Photographer Angelica Dass has matched 2,000 human faces with their corresponding Pantone hue.<p>Perhaps, in the near future, besides wearing mobile devices on our faces and sporting unisex high-waisted pants, we’ll cease to refer to people as black or white, or some variant in between. Instead, we’ll …

A Desk Jobs’ Would Approve Of

From the maker of the Slate Mobile AirDesk (we’re obsessed with it) comes a big brother version called the SlatePro. It fits any size computer or …

Streaking Light Pillars Illuminate the Night Sky

The natural phenomenon known as light pillars are making headlines once again due to one photographer's incredible capture of them one recent cold and late winter night. Photographer Jay Callaghan shot the beautiful photo (above), on his back deck at 1:45 am as he was looking northeast toward …

Incredible Brick Sculptures by Brad Spencer

Reidsville, North Carolina-based artist Brad Spencer works with bricks to produce eye-catching, figurative sculptures. Each piece of work in the sculptor's growing collection is an intriguing look at a common medium used in an unconventional way. The fact that bricks are typically an architectural …

Your Ragnarok Forecast - Unbound Worlds

If you haven’t heard yet, Ragnarok is tomorrow! Yes, the mythical Norse apocalypse has finally come to end this cycle on planet Earth – or Midgard as …

Barbarians at the Great: An Undulating 4,400-Square-Foot Superdesk

For their new offices on West 20th Street, creative agency The Barbarian Group wanted an office design that would live up to their catchphrase ("It's …

The beautiful magazines setting out to prove print isn't dead – in pictures

A new wave of publishers is bucking the digital trend with stylishly printed magazines that are as much a joy to hold as behold. John O'Reilly leafs through the visual and textural delights

Brilliant Door Design Flips Over to Open and Close

Vienna-based Austrian designer Klemens Torggler has crafted a revolutionary piece of architecture that allows one to enter and exit a room by shifting a multi-panel door, known as <i>Evolution Door</i>, to an adjacent position without a floor track. Instead of having to install additional components for a …

Manhattanhenge Meets Magritte in Peter Wegner's Inverted Cityscapes

In a twist on the Tao tenet of emptiness, New York City is a place where empty space can be worth more than anything that one might fill it with—so …

A Periodic Table Of Storytelling Tropes

The design of Dmitri Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Elements has been used to catalog many things besides atomic structures, from cocktail recipes to heavy metal bands. Now it’s being used to characterize all of the elements of storytelling in a tongue-in-cheek infographic put together by Design …

Storytelling

Swiss Company Turns Cremated Human Remains Into Diamonds

Algordanza compresses ashes into what they call “memorial diamonds,” letting people live second lives as precious jewelry.<p>History is filled with rich rulers who were buried blinged-out in emeralds, diamonds, and other precious gems. But it’s only recently that humans themselves can literally become …

Snowpiercer: The Escape

The 1982 French sci-fi comic "Le Transperceneige" would have remained in obscurity had film director Bong Joon-Ho not walked into a comic book shop in Seoul and devoured all three volumes in the store. Nobody could blame him. Within the black-and-white illustrations, a post-apocalyptic world, …

Best Typography of 2013

We continue our tradition with a new <i>“Best of”</i> week where we’ll presented a post each day containing the absolute best pieces from our inspiration …