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Eight Excellent Literary Podcasts for Your Morning Commute

Forlornly staring at your iTunes library every Thursday morning, missing <i>Serial</i>? Tired of <i>Serial, Serial, SERIAL</i> already and annoyed that I’m invoking …

Books

The Best Kitchen Gear Of 2014

Presenting 16 gifts for the design-minded foodie, from convertible bowl-colanders to Yves Béhar-designed seltzer makers.<p>Kitchens get hectic during the holidays, what with all the figgy puddings and latkes being cooked. And good design can help make a kitchen run more smoothly, whether it’s a …

Dining Rooms

Robin Wright's New Pajama Line Will Make You Love Her Even More Than You Already Do

There's a brand new way to go to bed with "House of Cards" every night, other than signing into your Netflix account.<p>Robin Wright has teamed up with her longtime friend, designer Karen Fowler, and socially-conscious sleepwear company Pour Les Femmes on a collection of gorgeous sleepwear. The line, …

Tennis Picker by Seonghyun Kim and Yunjo Yu

Picking up balls when playing tennis can hurt your back, these 2 Korean industrial designers have come up with simple yet effective accessory to …

Industrial Design

100+ Clever Street Art Works in New Book by Oak Oak

French street artist Oak Oak has just released a new book that has more than 100 images of his creative and clever works. From Bruce Lee kicking some concrete to a tightrope walker about to cross a chain, each piece is a hilarious take on an ordinary object. Here's the intro to the book.<p>“Oak Oak is …

Some of our favorite movies were books first, from The Hunger Games to The Godfather. But have you ever wondered how that transition happens? Well, it starts with people like Erin Hennicke --- a film scout at Franklin & Siegal Associates. As Erin explains, it's a film scout's job to "cover the publishing waterfront" in New York City --- reading books and magazines and talking to agents to figure out what might make a great movie, and then reporting back to film studios in Los Angeles. Read the first section of our three-part interview with Erin, below, where she talks about how she became a scout, what she looks for when reading manuscripts and the New York Magazine article that inspired American Gangster.

Some of our favorite movies were books first, from <i>The Hunger Games</i> to <i>The Godfather</i>. But have you ever wondered how that transition happens?<p>Well, it …

23 Weekly Chalkboard Quotes

A group of students at Columbus College of Art & Design started this project of doing a chalkboard quote every week and it's been going on for 23 …

Coco Chanel

Branding 101: We Respond Emotionally To Numbers

Radiolab recently examined the emotional power of digits when guest Alex Bellos, who writes and lectures on mathematics, discussed a global survey he conducted–on favorite numbers.<p>What he found, among 30,000 responses from across the world, is that we have a universal tendency to anthropomorphize …

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

Packaging Design

5 Ways to Help the Sherpas of Everest

Here are some ways to assist Sherpa families, including those affected by the avalanche.<p>The deaths of 16 Sherpas in the April 18 avalanche on Mount Everest have spurred an outpouring of sympathy, particularly in the climbing community. Many people are looking for ways to help.<p>These five nonprofit …

A New Mattress Shopping Experience Launches Today: Casper

• Made by hand in the USA<br>• Simplified supply chain, so you pay 1/3 of what you’d pay in stores<br>• Premium Latex foam for cooling & bounce and Memory foam for …

DTI Logo

Last summer Jo featured two glorious spaces by Swedish interior stylist and decorator Anna Mårselius. Two photos is not nearly enough to get your …

This Might Be The Cleverest Bike Light Ever

Paul Cocksedge’s Double-O merges functionality and security into a pair of smartly designed lights.<p>Bike lights are an essential safety tool, and yet the vast majority of them are cheap and shoddily designed. There are a whole host of issues, from the way they’re powered to the way they’re mounted …

1235 Donuts

There’s a new donut-slinging duo in London. Brad and Molly McDonald have given the already hip and quaint tourist destination, East London's Columbia Road, a new edible attraction. On Sunday mornings, from their lemon-yellow front door, the couple sells a limited number of beautifully prepared, …

100 Years Of Olympic Posters: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Thankfully, these posters are less tragic than the last century of Olympic logos.<p>Designing a poster for the Olympic Games must be a daunting task. How can a single image do justice to the superhuman feats of strength that define this epic international event? Over the past century, poster designers …

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 …

A Mind-Reading Dog Translator That Just Might Work

Science fiction? Absurdity? The No More Woof is neither. (But, okay, maybe it’s still a little silly.)<p>Today on Indiegogo, you can preorder a device called the No More Woof for $65. It promises to read your dog’s mind and speak out what he/she is thinking.<p>At first glance, it’s the epitome of …

Pets

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

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High-Tech Apparel That Promises Rape Protection: Innovative Or Risky?

AR Wear has designed a new line of undergarments meant to prevent incidents of sexual violence.<p>What if, when threatened with sexual assault, a woman could delay the attack for a few minutes by keeping her undergarments firmly in place? Could it thwart the incident altogether? That’s the premise …

128 Colorful Nice Things Icons For Free

<i>Hit the ground running with three different PNG sizes!</i><p><i>A preview of all of the icons in this set. (View larger preview)</i><p>Download The Icon Set For …

Articles about mod inspired home furnishings on Dwell.com - Dwell

For almost a decade Dwell has printed countless examples of new furniture designs, but with a handful of exceptions, little has...<p>Thanks to a recent remodel, this four-bedroom property asking $2,000,000 is filled with natural light and beautiful bespoke...<p>When Shevi Loewinger first left Tel Aviv …

An App That Uses Geometry To Help You Break Creative Blocks

Reform is a stylish new app aimed at designers, with geometric puzzles that just might inspire fully formed ideas.<p>First-year undergraduate architect and design majors know the scenario very well. Given a range of flat polygons of different sizes–a circle and triangle or a rhombus and trapezoid–the …

Graphic Design

Wanted? The World’s Goofiest Sleeping Device Is Now For Kids, Too

The Ostrich Pillow Junior gives children a napping outlet while building their immunity to teasing.<p>Wear it, and you may risk being mistaken for a fanboy or possibly a (cranio)pod person. Neither is particularly desirable or socially advantageous–after all, you end up cutting a figure quite similar …

Fifty Bicycles That Changed the World

Short of material innovation and aesthetic refinement, the bicycle as we know it has changed very little since its early days of development in the late 19th century. However slight, the evolution of the world's most widely used mode of transportation is not one to overlook. To document the most …

CMYLK: Natalia Roman’s Abstract Oil Paintings

Posted by<p>Art Main<p>View Photo Gallery<p>here<p>Barcelona-based artist Natalia Roman uses palettes that remind one of Monet’s Giverny Gardens, with her oil …

How I Taught Steve Jobs To Put Design First

Hartmut Esslinger, founder of frog and creator of Apple’s Snow White design language, recounts convincing Jobs to empower designers.<p><i>The following is an edited excerpt from</i> Keep It Simple: The Early Design Years of Apple <i>by Hartmut Esslinger.</i><p>Editor’s Note<p>12/25/13<p>Happy (almost) New Year! We’re saying …

Product Design