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Google Introduces Young People to Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Technology

Google introduces 10X thinking to kids.<p>Google and Independent Youth joined forces this fall to bring TrepStart Digital to high school students nationwide. The tour focused on empowering teens and introducing them to various opportunities that exist in the tech industry.<p>The seven-city tour consisted …

Articles about explore ikeas new innovation lab copenhagen on Dwell.com - Dwell

A studio, a lab, and a business—Incipit aims to be all three, but, most importantly, a new way to support young craftspeople.<p>Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles, the inaugural exhibition in the A+D Architecture and Design Museum’s new downtown...<p>We shine the spotlight on architect …

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MUJI Fifth Avenue Opens in NYC

New York Public Library's landmark Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue now has a new international neighbor across the street: Japanese brand MUJI is opening its largest North American store yet. Though this marks MUJI's fifth location in NYC, the 475 Fifth Avenue address will serve as the US …

Kitchens

Home, on demand

<i>This story is part of</i> Crossings, <i>a series chronicling the global refugee and migrant experience. Follow the series and add your thoughts on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #GlobeCrossings.</i><p>There can be few items in the world more poorly designed for the purpose it serves than the standard …

How Samsung Used Customer Insights To Refine Gear VR’s Design

Gear VR’s most noticeable change revolves around its main point of interaction: the touchpad.<p>After previously testing the mobile VR waters with the Gear VR “Innovator Edition,” the company is going forward with a new $100 model fully intended for mass consumption by owners of Samsung’s recent …

Muji - Curbed

Outside the Box

The Q5 chair is a dedication to the creator of the geodesic dome, Buckminster Fuller. The design language is a clearness of lines and accuracy of the …

Unstructured Seating

Brandon Kim's Lilt lounger balances on an ultraminimal stainless-steel frame.<p>Does a comfy chair need to be bulky? Based on many of the offerings on …

TT Rounds Condensed Font Family from TypeType

TT Rounds Condensed, a rounded space saving type family from foundry TypeType.<p><b>Rounds Condensed</b> is a new release from Russian font foundry TypeType. …

Electrolux HP+ Encourages Gaming In A Good Way

It’s all about connecting the dots and relating to the present generation. Like it or not, children learn a lot more things via the digital world and …

Pull Pull Toilet Is So Necessary

It’s high time that we stopped taking our trip to the loo for granted. We expect it to be clean, functional and most of all private. Unfortunately …

Design Your Own Calendar with Tape

Skip conventional paper calendars and go the DIY route with the Year Round set of printed masking tapes from mo man tai. The set includes eight rolls …

Pingbell Is A Smart Bike Bell Designed For The Chronically Forgetful

In some cities, bike racks are as crowded as suburban parking garages. While you can remotely set off a car’s horn to easily find its location, it’s a little more challenging to I.D. a bike in a sea of similar-looking cycles. The designers at the Amsterdam firm FROLIC Studio have tackled the …

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Design

2015 Core77 Design Awards: Between Hi-Fi and Lo-Fi

This year we found a notable balance between hi-fi and lo-fi entries, demonstrating the unique and technologically contrasting ways a design can find …

UI/UX Conceptual Works by Tintins

We are featuring Tintins, a UI/UX Designer based in Bangkok, Thailand. Most of his work are conceptual and the level of attention to details are just …

Vise Light

New York-based lighting designer Bec Brittain plays with unexpected colors and materials for brazen sculptural fixtures that become the (literal) highlight of the spaces they inhabit. Her Vise light, named after the grip, has geometric "claws" that create volume in space without being aggressive; a …

Janne Kyttanen builds 3D-printed sofa from a minimal mesh

3D-printing pioneer Janne Kyttanen has used the structures of spiderwebs and silkworm cocoons to inform the design of a sofa that he printed in a …

Artist Asks How Far We've Really Progressed In The 150 Years Since The Civil War

<i>"Unravelling and Unravelled"</i><p>On April 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant, thus ending the Civil War. On April 9, 2015, artist Sonya Clark began unraveling the Confederate Flag.<p>"It’s not an easy task. This is the thing. It’s not an easy thing to …

War

Edging Forward: The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge

Samsung has come a long way since their very first Galaxy smartphone launched back in 2009. Now heading into its sixth generation, the newest Galaxy …

LIBRA Modular, Suspended Lights

Part of the WayPoint Atelier collection for lighting company WayPoint, LIBRA is a family suspended lights that can be arranged into various …

Rux unveils modular Stickbulb lighting made with reclaimed wood

<b>New York 2015:</b> Rux, a multidisciplinary design firm in New York, has unveiled new pieces in its Stickbulb line of modular contemporary lighting.<p>The X …

Furniture

Super small Light Phone promises to be your “phone away from phone”

In a world where our phones are getting smarter and smarter, a new Kickstarter project hopes to entice us with the promise of simplicity. Bearing the motto “your phone away from phone”, the Light Phone has all the functionality of a mid-1990s era analog phone — meaning it can call people, and …

Mobile Technology

Meet the giant 'lobster' that roamed Earth's primeval oceans

An international team of archaeologists <a style="background-color: transparent;" …

Lobster

3D Cubical Grid Building Project

Imagined by architect Guillaume Mazars, “Reveal the absence, the Un-Built” is an architectural project of orthogonal grids shaped like a cube. …

Double the Power

Wireless Dual Battery is a compact disk-shaped design that splits into two components. Both the ends house recharging gear and can be used to juice …