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The War on Pink: GoldieBlox Toys Ignite Debate Over What's Good For Girls

Nestled in the aisle of pink sparkles dedicated to girls in most toy stores, this seasons’ shoppers will find a small collection of engineering toys …

The Four-Year Career

Lessons from the new world of quicksilver work, where “career planning” is an oxymoron.<p><b>Adam Hasler looks like</b> a footloose millennial. He’s worked as a model, waited tables, and lived all over the world. But at 28, there’s more to his résumé than meets the eye.<p>He earned a dual degree in history and …

This Is Generation Flux: Meet The Pioneers Of The New (And Chaotic) Frontier Of Business

The future of business is pure chaos. Here’s how you can survive–and perhaps even thrive.<p><b>DJ Patil pulls a 2-foot-long metalbar</b> from his backpack. The contraption, which he calls a “double pendulum,” is hinged in the middle, so it can fold in on itself. Another hinge on one end is attached to a …

The Secrets Of Generation Flux

How brilliantly managed chaos sparks success inside Nike, Box, Cisco, Foursquare, Intuit, and more.<p><b>If Wes Anderson ever</b> conjures up a hipster mad scientist, he’ll look a lot like Aaron Levie, the cofounder and CEO of an Internet company called Box. Levie’s a mess of jangly nerves, topped by a wild …

34 Posters Celebrate Braun Design In The 1960s

A new exhibition in London invited top designers to pay tribute to Dieter Rams’s work with Braun. Here are the results.<p>It’s hard to overstate the influence of industrial designer Dieter Rams. At Braun in the 1960s, Rams put into practice a comprehensive approach to ID and brand strategy where …

The Mind-Boggling Art Of Rube Goldberg

See the adventures of Professor Lucifer Gorgonzola Butts, Rube Goldberg’s protagonist in many of his 50,000 cartoons, in a new book of Goldberg’s art.<p>From the <i>Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary:</i> Rube Gold·berg. adjective \rüb-ˈgōl(d)-ˌbərg\: accomplishing by complex means what seemingly could be done …

A Suit Designed To Make Transgender Men And Butch Women Feel Handsome

There has long been a dearth of clothing tailored to trans and butch communities. But a spate of new companies is changing that.<p>Over at the <i>New York Times</i>, John Leland tells the story of Rachel Tutera and Daniel Friedman, who together shook up a heteronormative fashion world and began designing …

12 Award-Winning Photos Beautifully Capture Daily Life

You might think that professional photographers, whose craft is being co-opted by Instagrammers and selfie-takers, would be the last to crowdsource “Likes” as a metric to judge a photography contest. Think again: the Morpholio Project, an online creative community of architects and academics, used …

Plastic Dishes That Look Like Ceramic

The problem with plastic kitchenware is that is looks so…plastic. So while three-year-old Danish design brand Room Copenhagen wanted to make its latest kitchen collection out of durable materials, they also wanted to give it a handmade feel. They picked Ole Jensen.<p>“I am a ceramicist,” says Jensen. …

New Yorker's Powerful Tribute Cover to Nelson Mandela

As you all know by now, the world lost a great one yesterday. To commemorate the life of Nelson Mandela, next week's cover of <i>The New Yorker</i> will show a beautifully powerful oil painting of a younger version of the leader by artist Kadir Nelson. “I've recently made a children's book about Nelson …

Lamps Made From Clothespins by Crea-re Studio

Crea-re Studio takes your average clothespins and uses them to create handmade lamps in Poland. The Clips lamps appear to be supported with a frame …

Is That A Giant Piece Of Nougat? Nope, A Chair

Candy lovers, take a load off with these delectable furnishings. Creator Matthias Borowski made these sweet seats as part of his master’s thesis at the Design Academy Eindhoven, “The Importance of the Obvious.”<p>The project explores the role of materials in design, with a special focus on food and …

Articles about modern workspaces and study nooks on Dwell.com - Dwell

A Vancouver design studio created in collaboration with Battersby Howat Architects.<p>West Elm and Inscape's new Workspace collection thinks outside the cubicle.<p>What do the creators of Finding Nemo and Niche have in common? A knack for great modern lighting, of...<p>Thinking of converting your attic into …

Daily Inspiration #1624

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

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