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23 People Who Should Never, Ever Be Allowed To Make Design Decisions

C'mon guys, you had one job. H/T r/CrappyDesign

Packaging Design

3D-printed airless bike tires deliver a 'smooth ride'

In New Mexico, we have a plant called a goathead whose spiked seeds love to destroy bike tires. That's why the promise of newer, better bicycle tire technology always intrigues me. BigRep, a Berlin maker of super-sized 3D printers, has introduced what it's calling a "world-first 3D-printed airless …

Typefaces Used In Some Of The World’s Most Recognized Logo Designs

Image by Emanuele Abrate and featured with permission<p><b>It’s inherent for</b> designers to look at a logo and take in more than what’s shown at face value. …

Graphic Design

Strange Dog Joins Couple On Hike — Then They See What's Written On His Collar

"Hi, I'm Smokey."<p>As Scott Brown and his wife were preparing to embark on a snowy trek to a popular waterfall in Washington state this week, they …

These Burnt Out Millennials Sold Everything to Sail the World. Their Boat Sank Day 2 (Here's the Lesson)

Everything went down with the ship for two dreamer twenty-somethings. There's plenty to learn from their wistful, if not wisened, attempt to sail away from the grind.<p>The most frequently shared piece of inspiring advice in the last twenty years for achieving career success and happiness might be …

‘Time traveller’ shares chilling warning

ANOTHER person has come forward to claim they have time-travelled — and they say they have chilling proof of the future of humanity.<p>The man, known …

11 Houses With Incredible Cantilevers

Cantilevers, structures that protrude from a building without the need for supports, are highly popular not only for their dramatic aesthetic effect, …

The Revolve Wheel is a puncture-proof tire that folds into a compact pod

It’s often said that there’s no reason to reinvent the wheel, but one revolutionary designer has done just that. Andrea Mocellin’s Revolve Wheel is …

Design

Meet your match: Google app finds famous art you look like

Sure, we all know what famous person we vaguely look like (I always get Geena Davis, which ... I wish! She's still in a "League of Her Own.") But the blandly named Google Arts & Culture app will dig through thousands of museum artworks from days gone by to see if you have a truly old-school …

Google Apps

8 Outstanding Cabins For Rent in Canada

If you harbor a love for the great outdoors, then it's time to visit the Great White North.<p>Whether you're looking to ski, fish, hike, or simply kick back in a quiet pastoral town, Canada is a vacation destination that can certainly help you relax and recharge.<p>Below, we've tracked down eight …

British Columbia

13 Bike Racks that Blend Seamlessly Into Your Home

<i>Last Updated May, 2017: We’ve added new bike rack picks and insights. Prices and links have also been updated.</i><p>Editor’s Choice: ARTIFOX RACK<p>Anything …

Living Rooms

'Steve Jobs' is an Italian company — and Apple can't do anything about it

Steve Jobs jeans, anyone?<p>After years of legal battles, a pair of brothers — Vincenzo and Giacomo Barbato — have successfully managed to win a legal battle against Apple, earning the right to call their company “Steve Jobs,” after Apple’s iconic founder, according to <i>la Repubblica Napoli</i><i>.</i><p>The fight …

Minimalist Revugia retreat is nestled amidst Germany's Black Forest

1/8<p>Revugia Hotel by Lichtecht<p>First images of the Revugia spa and wellness resort show a complex of beautiful cabins and tree houses nestled in the …

Smart Car Explodes When Driver Fills Wrong Hole With Gas But I Blame Bad Design

When you read that someone accidentally shoved a gas pump nozzle into the wrong car-orifice and pumped gas into places of the car it’s never supposed …

Examples of Great Design Gone Wrong Photos

Most product designers are on a never-ending mission to create things that are easier, faster, and more functional—or as the saying goes, to build a better mousetrap. Designer and architect Katerina Kamprani takes a different approach. For her ongoing project, the Uncomfortable, Kamprani redesigns …

Budweiser is sending barley to Mars to make outer space beer for humans

Although humans have yet to set foot on Mars, Budweiser is already planning what astronauts will drink when they eventually do. In March, the company …

Chinese bike share graveyard a monument to industry's 'arrogance'

Future of dockless bicycles under a cloud amid concerns there are too many bikes and not enough demand<p>At first glance the photos vaguely resemble a painting. On closer inspection it might be a giant sculpture or some other art project. But in reality it is a mangled pile of bicycles covering an …

Cemeteries

California man launching homemade rocket to prove Earth is flat

The countdown to launch creeps closer and there's still plenty for self-taught rocket scientist "Mad" Mike Hughes to do: Last-second modifications to …

Mezzo Atelier transforms century-old barn into pair of bright pink guesthouses

Italian studio Mezzo Atelier chose a vibrant shade of pink for the walls of these guesthouses in the Azores, which are housed inside a converted …

Shoes, bags, even dentures lost at Burning Man await owners

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Lindsay Weiss once lost her cellphone and got it back, so she and a friend knew what they had to do when they discovered a camera …

Burning Man

Why the Best Ideas Almost Always Seem Wrong Now--and Right Later

It's practically an unwritten law of innovation.<p>I've been reading a good book about creativity entitled <i>Light the Dark</i>, in which writers talk about what inspired their books and articles. One particularly good article was written by Mark Haddon, who wrote <i>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the</i> …

A Cycling Legend’s Secret War Mission: Saving Italy’s Jews

Under the seat of the bikes he rode to two Tour de France titles, one humble superstar quietly carried the papers that spared hundreds from the …

Time travel is theoretically possible—but you can only ever go backwards

Time travel through a wormhole is technically feasible under the rules of theoretical physics—the only catch is that we can only ever go backward.<p>In …

Man Finds Car 20 Years After Forgetting Where He Parked It

One time in Brooklyn I walked to where I thought I’d left my car only to find that the street was empty and that every car had been towed for a film …

Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot can backflip now

Boston Dynamics released a video of its humanoid robot Atlas hopping and doing backflips. It's the second time this week the company has teased an updated robot.

Turner Broadcasting

Forget elevators, you can cycle up skyscrapers with this new design

Royal College of Art graduate, Elena Larriba, designed "Vycle", a bicycle-inspired vertical transportation system that aims to disrupt the 'elevator …

Now you see it. Then you don’t. Disappearing bike rack could declutter cities

As useful as they may be, there’s no denying that public bike racks aren’t exactly an aesthetic boon to a cityscape. Unwieldy, large, and generally …

Invermark House

Set below Table Mountain in Cape Town, the Invermark House bears the influence of two iconic homes. Architect Gilbert Colyn designed the home for …

Bike-sharing to be slotted into route planning apps for the first time

Bike-sharing is set to be an integrated part of travelling around the world's major cities with the launch of a new data feed from today.<p>Ito World, …