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Why Design Thinking Works

Occasionally, a new way of organizing work leads to extraordinary improvements. Total quality management did that in manufacturing in the 1980s by combining a set of tools—kanban cards, quality circles, and so on—with the insight that people on the shop floor could do much higher level work than …

Design Thinking

Are Subscription Boxes the Best Way to Try New Outdoor Gear?

Testing new gear has never been easier. Subscription boxes provide a way to have vetted, desirable outdoor gear show up at your doorstep with little …

Outdoors Gear

No-frills travel trailer camps 2 for $7K

Get outside on a budget<p>We’ve been on an affordable camper streak this week at Curbed, highlighting lightweight, budget camper trailers and a conversion camper that gets you van life for $35,000. Today’s focus is the Cargo Camper, a Texas-based company that’s building small, basic campers that get …

Campers

Here Are 15 of the Strangest Cars Ever Designed in History

For most people with modest salaries, cars function more as practical tools than as highly-stylized artistic creations. However, the history of auto …

Art Deco

Midcentury Modernized: A Superior Spec House in West Hollywood

We met Leigh Herzig two years ago when she unveiled her first ground-up project: A Hollywood Spec House with Uncommon Style. A self-taught …

Benny

Best video editing software if you don't want to pay for Adobe Premiere Pro

Choosing to use Adobe Premiere Pro for video editing on Mac is a sound decision. That said, you shouldn't feel defeated if you don't want to pay out …

Apple

Creative card game will improve your design thinking

Whether you're a fresh-faced design school student or a seasoned art director, nobody is safe from the nightmare that is creative block. Thankfully, …

Guy Uses a Dremel to Modify an Electric Toothbrush Into an Effective, Easy-to-Use Lockpicking Device

He gets through a pick-resistant front door lock, a padlock and a gun safe<p>Lockpicks are thin pieces of metal that professionals use to jiggle the …

Dental Care

In photos: Awesome teardrops and small trailers from the 2018 Caravan Salon

There are plenty of massive motorhomes and expedition trucks among the over 2,000 vehicles on show at this year's Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, but some …

RVs

A Tiny Cabin Is Built in Three Weeks For Only $10.5K

A young Finnish designer bypasses building permits by creating an affordable tiny home under 100 square feet.<p>In Finland, houses with a floor area between 96 to 128 square feet do not require a building permit, so when local industrial designer Robin Falck decided to build his own cabin in the …

Industrial Designer

This Small Apartment Has A Raised Bed Within A Wood Box

When TOWOdesign were designing a small 430 square foot (40sqm) apartment in Shanghai, China, they didn’t have a lot of room to work with.<p>To make best …

50 Modern Cabins From Around The World Reveal Their Design Secrets

A cabin is by definition a small wooden shelter in a remote location and the image most of us have in mind when thinking about one is that of a …

Cabins

The 32 Best Riddles for Kids That Aren’t Too Confusing

What's not too long, but can still take awhile to get to the end? This list.<p>Riddles aren’t just for cave-dwelling creatures and Batman villains, they …

Mathematics

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari review – a guru for our times?

The essay format plays to Harari’s big selling point: his ability to smash together unexpected ideas into dazzling ​​observations<p>Yuval Noah Harari’s career is a publishing fairytale. An obscure Israeli academic writes a Hebrew-language history of humanity. Translated into English in 2014, the book …

Jordan Peterson

Aluminum camper trailer features a convertible roof for star gazing

Get ready for panoramic views of the night sky<p>For camper enthusiasts, August is an exciting time. That’s because each year the world’s biggest and most innovative camper manufacturers descend on Düsseldorf, Germany, to show the latest and greatest in vans, RVs, travel trailers, and more. <i>Love</i> …

Create your own animations easily with this tool

If you're a fan of Pixar films, you know how powerful animation can be. Just as animation can move us to tears and make us laugh, it can also be used …

Modular Shop Cabinets

By American Woodworker Editors<p>In Projects, Questions And Answers, Techniques<p>0<p>Euro-style construction makes them easy to build, easy to customize.<p>By …

Hitch Hotel Camper

Designed and built in the USA from lightweight fiberglass and T6 aluminum, the Hitch Hotel is the world's first expandable wheel free trailer. The …

This Sleek Prefab Can be Built in Just Six Weeks For Under $22K

Formed from the idea that extra space to call your own shouldn't be a hassle to obtain, this tiny prefab can be placed anywhere you desire.<p>The need for space is universal, yet the definition can be quite specific. Sure, we can get it from nature, but if that's too far away at the time, then we can …

Cabins

Sebastian Maluska's pop-up rooftop tent converts any car into a camper

As a student of the renowned art and design univeristy ECAL, designer Sebastian Maluska has come up with some seriously innovative designs, and his …

2 minutes, 8 barrels: Surfer takes an epic ride into history

To say Koa Smith was at the right place at the right time is perfectly accurate.<p>To say he got lucky — that's missing the point.<p>Perched precariously on his surfboard, the 23-year-old from Hawaii rode a wave off the coast of Namibia, on the western shore of Africa, for 120 straight seconds. He stayed …

White Shark

The Best Music Documentaries On Amazon Prime Right Now

<b>Last Updated: August 29th</b><p>Any music nerds or history junkies who are looking to hunker down and learn more about the bands behind some of the most well-known rock and pop songs and albums in the world will find plenty to entertain themselves on this often overlooked streaming service. Here are our …

Documentaries

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

A Collection of Objects Extracted from the Bottom of a River

At the beginning of the 2000’s, a new metro line was created in Amsterdam beside the Amstel river. The operation demanded to completely pump the …

This artist creates itty-bitty paper plants that you’ll want in every nook of your healthy home

Sure, your jungle of a living space is already thriving with plant-adorned walls, living greens in your shower, and an outdoor space that basically …

Design Students Build Seven Modern Sheds in Rural Vermont

A chicken coop, a mobile sauna, and a sugar shack are just a few of the "rural interventions" built by architecture students in Norwich, Vermont, as part of a week-long design/build program.<p>VermontIn 2011, architects Keith Moskow, FAIA and Robert Linn, AIA of their eponymous, Boston–based …

Cabins

Hitch Hotel has all the benefits of a trailer without the wheels

<b>Go car camping without having to relearn how to drive in reverse.</b><p>It’s summer, and people are on the road going camping. Some are pulling trailers or …

Stranger than fiction: the most shocking documentaries ever

Last weekend saw the US release of the new documentary Three Identical Strangers, a historical footnote too unlikely for anyone to have dreamt up. During the 80s, three young men named Robert Shaffran, Edward Galland, and David Kellman discovered that they were identical triplets separated at …

Documentaries

Original Stitch’s new Bodygram will measure your body

After years of teasing, Original Stitch has officially launched their Bodygram service and will be rolling it out this summer. The system can scan your body based on front and side photos and will create custom shirts with your precise measurements.<p>“Bodygram gives you full body measurements as …

Colorful Ropes Line The Walls And Ceiling Of This Restaurant

Lucas Echeveste Lacy, Oliver Franz Schmidt and Natali Canas del Pozo of El Equipo Creativo, have designed the Pakta Restaurant in Barcelona, Spain, …