Greg Butler

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ONNO Branding

For the fans of minimalist design you will love ONNO, a branding and visual identity project from the Ena Baćanović - Ruby and the folks over at O N …

Graphic Design

8 Short Architectural Texts You Need To Know

<b>Update:</b> <i>We've added links to help you find these books for purchase and, in 5 of 8 cases, tracked down a way you can read them online for free!</i><p>Quality …

This net-zero elementary school offers a lesson in sustainable design

Designed like a “science experiment,” the sleek, streamlined, solar panel-clad P.S. 62 in Staten Island is one of the nation's most energy-efficient schools<p>From the playground, The Kathleen Grimm School for Leadership and Sustainability at Sandy Ground, also known as P.S. 62, looks like something …

Harry Truman and the biggest polling error in presidential election history

In the newest episode of the Presidential podcast, biographer David McCullough looks at some of the most difficult calls President Truman made during his time in the White House, including the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, push for civil rights legislation and fire Gen. Douglas …

Polling

Office 2.0: Big Data is changing the design of our workplaces

Companies such as WeWork and NBBJ are using computer modeling and data analysis to make our offices work as hard as we do.<p>It’s not an uncommon experience as an office worker to feel like a cog in the machine, a single cell in a much bigger spreadsheet. According to architects and designers working …

The 50 Best Decorating Tips Of All Time

These tricks from top designers take good design to the next level.<p>Whether you're decorating your first home or your fifth, great design is in the details. We've consulted top designers and scoured our archives to find the best ideas for every room in the house.

Archives

Meet the people with almost nothing in their closets

Could you live with only 33 pieces of clothing? How about just 10?<p>The best part of Joshua Becker’s morning routine: he doesn’t need to spend time thinking about what to wear. After all, he’s got very few options.<p>Becker, author of The More of Less, is part of Project 333, a movement where …

Minimalism

Will Elon Musk's Master Plan reinvent our cities?

Elon Musk's new Master Plan Part Deux includes solar roofs, big batteries, and autonomous electric cars, buses and trucks; Derek covered it earlier …

Smart Cities

Solar shelter shines a light on refugee integration

One of the problems that can arise when providing housing for asylum seekers is that communities can see a burden involved, but not necessarily a …

Prototypes

Architecture Nerds Will Love This Video Game Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

<i>Manifold Garden</i> has some pretty sophisticated design references for a puzzle game. The M.C. Escher-esque video game, created by Chicago-based artist …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Why Chance The Rapper's Black Christian Joy Matters

As justice for black lives appears nonexistent, the Chicago artist's exuberant faith has never been more liberating — or necessary.<p>Last July, Chance the Rapper headlined Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. It was a coronation of sorts, the hometown hero making good. In three short years, Chance …

Music

How One Colorado City Instantly Created Affordable Housing

Relaxing rules on “Accessory Dwelling Units” drastically increased affordable housing stock in the small city of Durango.<p>Planners call them Accessory Dwelling Units—plus the inevitable acronym, ADUs. What they mean are the granny flats and in-law apartments sprinkled throughout cities and towns …

Housing

Two Global Firms Join to Revolutionize Cities as We Know Them

Picture this: Urban condos that offer ride-sharing services instead of parking spots. A decommissioned city-center airport reimagined into a …

50 fresh, essential and free resources for your graphic design projects

When it comes to being a designer, you’ll always need to stock up on graphics, stock photography and fonts as well as rely on other helpful tools to …

Graphic Design

The Not So Green Metropolis: More Proof that Density Isn't Everything

Poor David Owen must be having a very bad week. First the conundrum in his latest book The Conundrum, that efficiency doesn't matter, is dismantled …

Jane Jacobs Was Right About What Makes A Great City And Mobile Phone Data Proves It

Mixed use neighborhoods with dense streets create the “sidewalk ballet” that the famous urban theorist envisioned 100 years ago.<p>In her 1961 book <i>The Death and Life of Great American Cities</i>, the urban theorist and author Jane Jacobs wrote about what makes cities dynamic, safe, and humane. Responding …

Urban Design

DIY - How to Build a Pergola - Quiet Corner

Here’s a structure that won’t provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? …

Cities And The "Missing (Housing) Middle"

If there’s anything that distinguishes today’s urban residential landscape from those of generations past, it’s the “missing middle” of housing. Bringing it back would give cities the boost they need to more readily address today’s housing issues.<p>What exactly is the “missing middle”? It’s the mix …

Urban Design

Looking for “Trouble”

I know a colleague who keeps a “wall of shame” for emails he gets from clients—moments of confusion on their end that (for better or worse) are also …

Web Design

6 Innovative Projects That Are Making Cities Better–That Other Cities Should Steal

The winners of the Knight Cities Challenge should be an inspiration for creative urban planners everywhere.<p>The Knight Cities Challenge just gave out $5 million to winning ideas from civic innovators to help 26 particular American cities, from Detroit to Macon, Georgia. But there’s no reason these …

Finally, The Golden Ratio Gets Its Own Coloring Book

Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo creates meticulously detailed drawings of the Fibonacci spiral in nature–now, you can color along.<p>When it comes to design, the golden ratio is mostly bullshit. Though designers sometimes use it, there’s just no proof people prefer that precise spatial ratio in their …

This Super-Efficient Building High in the Rocky Mountains Has No Central Heat

The quest to build the world’s most energy-efficient buildings largely plays out in temperate regions or in big, heat-generating cities. That’s what …

Artist Creates Watercolor Paintings on Location and Aligns Them with Actual Landscape

Elena Efremova uses watercolor painting as a unique way to showcase the places she has traveled and lived. Originally from Russia, the artist resides in Marseille, France but is currently in Stockholm, Sweden. No matter her location, though, Efremova takes the time to create detailed renderings of …

Painting

Twin Cities Adjusts to New American Urbanism

America is rapidly organizing as more and more people move to cities. Centralized city living is often more efficient and greener, a reality that local and state governments are responding to.<p>In the Twin Cities, a light rail line connection allows residents to travel from St. Paul to Minneapolis, …

Urban Design

Bioclimatic boarding house keeps naturally cool in tropical Indonesia

The tropics can get unbearably hot and muggy in the summer, but cranking up the AC doesn’t have to be the only solution. In a stunning example of the …

Architecture