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The Science Of Menu Design: How Restaurants Can Make You Choose A Salad Over A Cheeseburger

Redesigning menus to encourage healthier eating choices might not just be better for our waistlines, but for restaurant profits, too.<p>Responding to the rise of American obesity rates, some politicians have proposed regulations that would require restaurateurs to reduce portion sizes, eliminate …

Food

Simply Superb Lighting

It’s the synthesis of technology & craft, natural & high-tech. It’s called the Alhazen Lamp and its economical, eco-friendly design is made of a …

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Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture review: monuments were his thing

Design Museum, London An exhibition devoted to the great American architect Louis Kahn has much to marvel at, though it isn't the whole story<p>In one of the more toe-curling moments in cinema, in <i>Indecent Proposal</i>, the architect played by Woody Harrelson stands in front of his rapt, cute students and, …

Logo Design Process Case Study for INVESTHAUS Business Boutique

INVESTHAUS Business Boutique – Logo design process case study by IndustriaHED™ Branding Co.<p>This graphic design project by studio IndustriaHED™ …

Alberto Alessi on Viking kettles, lemon squeezers and 'design victims'

The owner of the Italian design firm speaks about the enduring success and 'emotional value' of its distinctive kitchenware<p>"Design victims are very important to our business model," says Alberto Alessi with a mischievous grin. "They are the ones who forgo function and price over the emotional value …

Circular Affordable Housing Prototype - Dwell

It was the grain of sand that became a pearl. CxMxD, a team of three New York City–based designers, hit upon the idea of a faceted circle while conceptualizing their entry for Add-on’13, an affordable-housing competition in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. That circle evolved into an adaptable five-sided …

Architecture

Mid-Century Music Piracy: Soviet Russia's 'Bone Music' Bootlegs Are Way Cooler Than Your Torrented Post-Chillwave Tunes

Bootlegged jazz records might be one of the last things that comes to mind when you think about Soviet Russia. But decades before the tape recorder …

Soviet Union

Unique Paper Sculptures by Anastassia Elias

One may craft a sculpture using many different materials, but I find fantastic those that master the art of paper sculpting. Paper is such a fragile …

Optical Illusion 2D Lamp Looks Incredibly 3D

Studio Cheha in Tel Aviv, Israel is behind this innovative LED lamp that tricks your mind into thinking it's looking at a 3D object. BULBING is a 2D lamp created using 3D wire-frame images. By transferring those images onto 2D materials, through a laser machining process, your eyes become fooled. …

Tel Aviv

littleBits: Easy Electronics For Rocket Engineers To-Be

<i>Don't tell me how to live.</i><p>File Under: Real Reasons to Have Kids. If you're not already familiar, littleBits is a source for super simple …

Geometric Sandcastles from Calvin Seibert | Colossal

<p>New York-based sandcastle artist Calvin Seibert (previously) just returned from a 10-day trip to Hawaii where he completed a number of his abstract, …

Intel + Opening Ceremony's Wearable Tech

"The big smartphone wave came, and the tablets have come, and people's interaction with technology has been changing, significantly increasing the amount of people technology has touched over the years," explains Ayse Ildeniz, VP of New Devices Group at Intel during a recent chat at CES. …

Wearable Tech

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Orbotix Announces The $99 Sphero 2B, A New Super-Fast, Programmable Robot

Sphero, as the name implies, was a robotic sphere. Now Orbotix, the makers of this beloved ball, have decided to elongate the it into a tube (a cylinder, really), drop the price to $99, and make one of the funnest little toys I’ve ever seen. If the original Sphero was Eve, their new produce, 2B, is …

Scientists discover a naturally occurring hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A group of scientists from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research may have discovered the buzzkill in hormone form. It's called Pregnenolone, and a new study suggests it may be released as a natural response to counteract the mental effects of marijuana. Researchers discovered the …

Parrot reveals new affordable flying drone and two-wheeler built from the AR.Drone

There’s always been little doubt that drones make great toys — the problem is that they’re far from cheap. Now the makers of the AR.Drone are revealing two new toys built from their technology that are small, easy to use, and — if the time we’ve spent with them here at CES is any indication — a …

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Kids Like to Learn Algebra, if It Comes in the Right App | WIRED

You have an armadillo, a black-and-white trout, and a rainbow trout. Can the animals fit inside the box? No, this isn’t an intolerable ­riddle. For …

How the visual language of comics could have its roots in the ice age

Psychologist and comics obsessive Neil Cohn believes cartoons have a sophisticated language all their own and a heritage that goes back to cave art. Here he breaks it down<p>Neil Cohn's love of comic strips began in his family's attic. In one of his earliest memories, he recalls his dad climbing the …

Circuit Scribe: Instantly Draw Functional Electrical Circuits on a Piece of Paper | Colossal

<p>The folks over at Urbana-based Electroninks Incorporated just launched a Kickstarter project for a new kind of pen that draws fuctional electronic …

Lucetta Magnetic Bike Lights

Once upon a time when I had a bicycle (before it was stolen), I had this big monstrosity of a headlight that was difficult to take on and off. …

Seventeen: A 1950s Council House Renovation

Interior Architect Magnus Scholz and his partner Creative Director Aubrey Laret, of M+A London, purchased a 1950s end unit council house in Nunhead, …

Architecture

Today in science: 1st intentional radio message to space

What do you think? Should we be advertising our presence in space?<p><b>November 16, 1974.</b> This is the anniversary of the most powerful broadcast ever …

Maps of What the Earth Would Look Like If All Ice Melted

Global warming is a pressing issue that affects everyone. Though it may be hard to tell right now while we still have polar ice caps, National Geographic recently created a series of maps that illustrate how visually different the Earth would look if all the ice on the planet melted. The maps …

Global Warming

Beanbag Stools Filled with Recycled Bottle Caps

Ever think about where all those plastic bottle caps end up when you’re done with your bottled drink? Usually, it’s the landfill. Thankfully there …

Furniture