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Apple interns can make almost $80,000 a year, report says

When you're Apple, it pays to be the largest company in the world (at least by market cap), so much so, even interns reap the benefits.

Apple interns can apparently fetch salaries approaching $7,000 a month, or $80,000 a year, according a Business Insider report. One former Apple non-engineering …

Internships

This Elegant Router Inspired by Eero Saarinen Will Declutter Your Desk

Elevating the world of wi-fi, in both function and appearance.

Style has never been paramount in the connectivity sphere. Just glimpse the shelves of clunky, unreliable routers that haven’t changed in 10-plus years. “They have been black boxes for so long, but now wi-fi is becoming a core …

The Arts

Blatman-Cohen Architects Design A Home That Blurs The Distinction Between Interior And Exterior

Blatman-Cohen Architects have designed a new house for a family in Netanya, Israel.

The architect’s description

The house location, relatively close to …

Architecture

New 3D Printer Uses Molten Glass

Micron 3DP, a maker of extruders for 3D printing, has been exploring an exciting new area: 3D Printing with glass.

This exploration seems like a somewhat natural transition for the company. The “hot end” of the 3D printer is the part of the extruder assembly that literally melts the plastic which is …

3D Printing

Why you should buy Amazon’s Echo home hub

Amazon’s Echo — an odd voice-activated domestic hub — just went on sale to the general public. If you’ve got $200 to burn, I recommend it. It’s oddly great — and it gives you a glimpse of the future.

If Apple’s Siri-controlled HomeKit comes close, controlling your home by voice is going to be a lot …

Amazon

The Architectural Treasures of Iran

What we have here is a collection of contemporary Iranian architecture. Like most articles about life in the Islamic Republic — whether it’s about the politics, economy, or culture — you won’t get very far without bumping up against Iran’s bête noir: international sanctions. In response to Iran’s …

Architecture

What 10 Dieter Rams Products Reveal About The Principles Of Good Design

Even some of the lesser known work from Dieter Rams and his studio demonstrate his famous 10 principles of good design. Here's how.

The Paris gallery Espace 24b recently concluded the first retrospective in France of the venerated German designer Dieter Rams. Called Less but Better—taken from one of …

Dieter Rams

Recover Energy While You Race

From the designer of this ingenious energy recovering lamp comes the Pirelli La Cinetica Racing Bike which offers the same efficiency for serious …

Surreal Renderings of Disaster-Resistant Structures

The following article by Priscilla Frank originally appeared in The Huffington Post as "Artist Designs Surreal Futuristic Forts That Can Withstand

Architecture

Eye-Popping Works of Street Art Made Using Masking Tape

Unlike other street artists, Buff Diss's medium of choice for decorating crumbling walls, the sides of old buildings, and asphalt roads with eye-popping art is masking tape. Treating the city as his canvas, the Australian artist creates strikingly unique street illustrations ranging in subject …

The Arts

Air : Future F1 Concept Car by Floren Loizaga

As part of “F1 of The Future” competition held by caranddriverf1, Floren Loizaga has submitted Air F1 Concept Car. Formula 1 cars have evolved …

Concept Design

Matt Gibson references Brazilian Modernism for concrete and stone house in Melbourne

Architect Matt Gibson drew inspiration from mid-century Modernist architecture in Brazil for the design of this concrete and stone house in a …

Concrete

Villa Altona

Villa Altona is located in Törnskogen, in the municipality of Sollentuna, Sweden. The site is steep with a height difference of nine meters between the ground floor and the street level. The contrast between the suburban landscape to the south and the untouched forest to the north, gives the site …

Sweden

CKIE Product of the Week – The Cube

You gotta catch em all! The Cube is a curious little piece of gadgetry that’s a color kleptomaniac. Built with some nifty tech, this little cube …

Swatch

Dunescape: Architecture Among the Shifting Sands

Since time immemorial, architects have encountered a wide variety of contextual and physical site constraints during the planning and construction of projects. Yet these environmental conditions are often driving factors in the development of a project and can also inspire a variety of different …

Architecture

What If Your Furniture Could Make You Money?

The Aspirational Lamp concept collects solar energy, sells it back to the grid, then invests in itself and its owner.

What if your furniture had a day job, just like you? What if, when it wasn't being used, it worked to bring in money to pay for your quality-of-life upgrades? That's the idea behind …

Furniture

The B-Unstoppable is the World’s First Camera Tank Quadcopter Drone

If quadcopters haven’t yet caught your interest then maybe the B-Unstoppable hybrid drone will be the first. A Kickstarter project created by a …

Cameras

Tom Kundig's Studhorse is a rural retreat for both snowy winters and scorching summers

The mountain landscape of Washington's Methow Valley is the setting for this family retreat, conceived by architect Tom Kundig as four structures …

Architecture

We finally got to find out if Facebook’s virtual reality headset is worth the crazy hype

Facebook's $2 billion purchase is almost coming to fruition: the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is coming in early 2016, and we've just used it. Good news: it's really, really good.

As seen above, we spent Tuesday morning putting the consumer version of the Oculus Rift through its paces at the …

Virtual Reality

The Solar Butterfly Clothesline Clip

When you’re hanging your clothes out to dry, why not harness some of the sun’s energy while you’re at it? This clever alternative to the classic …

Renewable Energy

Holiday House in the Jungle of Costa Rica

A holiday house by architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe that overlooks the natural jungle and the ocean of Costa Rica.This beautiful holiday house in Costa …

Costa Rica

Award Winning Tasmanian Addition Harvests Rainwater and Sunlight

This striking addition to a home in Tasmania was recently awarded the Robin Boyd Award from the Australian Institute of Architects for Residential …

Sustainable Design

This Robot Can 3-D Print A Steel Bridge In Mid-Air

Autodesk and MX3D have teamed up on a robot that can actually "draw" city infrastructure, on location and without human intervention.

In 2017, Dutch designer Joris Laarman will wheel a robot to the brink of a canal in Amsterdam. He'll hit an "on" button. He'll walk away. And when he comes back two …

Robots

10 Ways to Design with Ikea Furniture

The Swedish retailer celebrates 30 years in the U.S. today. We've gathered 10 examples of Ikea beds, cabinets, and tables in modern interiors.

IKEA

Gorgeous Spiegel Haus uses mirrors to reflect daylight inside

From the street, Spiegel Haus appears like two volumes, connected by an entryway with a large overhanging eave. To the left, a traditional-looking …

Architecture

Apartment of the Future - R&D Laboratory

Predicting the future is a risky job. In the rapidly changing world predictions rarely come true. Accepting an invitation to a closed competition for the concept of the Apartment of the Future (located in the centre of the Dobrodzień Interior Design Park Dobroteka) we envisaged a place that would …

Apartments

McLaren Excell adds a concrete extension to a Victorian home

A concrete floor merges with seating inside and outside this rusted steel and glass extension to a Victorian-style house in west London, designed by …

Architecture

554 Edenton Street

554 Edenton Street introduced a modern, sustainable, infill-housing model to an old urban neighborhood while providing a young family of four with an open, efficient home perfectly suited to their lifestyle. Form and materials intentionally recall elements of its context – a front porch, for …

What's Next For Apple Design, From The Guy Who Hired Jonathan Ive

Robert Brunner, who gave Ive his first Apple job, discusses the designer's new C-suite role—and why it matters.

Earlier this week, we reported that Apple created a new senior management position for esteemed designer Jonathan Ive, freeing him up to pursue big-picture projects while cementing his …

Jonathan Ive

10 Signs That You Are Married To An Architect

Architects have unique personalities that spawn amazing designs and ideas, but what is it like to be married to one of these original thinkers? Image …

Architecture