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Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

The millennial job paradox: America’s next great generation loves the city — but can’t work there

More and more young people are living in America’s downtowns. But quality jobs aren’t following them.<p>Three seismic shifts, in housing, transportation and employment, deserve blame for the fall of the American city.<p>Suburbs and highways, it seems, are always at the center of the conversation. The …

It’s Time For Industrial Design To Grow Up

Traditional industrial design can’t deliver what it takes to create tech devices. Besides new skills, we need new language.<p>I am an industrial designer by training, but it’s been a while since I called myself one. Industrial design has changed, and what I do has changed, too.<p>The kinds of projects I …

21 of the Best Typefaces From October 2014

<i>Sean Mitchell is an interactive designer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the editor of Type Release.</i><p>Did October bring us all kinds of festive, spooky typefaces? We’ll find out in this month’s roundup of our favorites from last month.<p>Texta is a contemporary, rational, transparent and …

The Man Who Convinced BMW To Rethink Social Media

BMW had a handle on traditional social media marketing, but it took a risk on a “drift mob” to reach new audiences. Here’s how it paid off.<p>Steven Althaus’s moment of digital truth came this past spring. BMW’s global director of brand management stood in front of top management, telling them the …

No Barista Needed: How To Brew Your Own Coffee At Home

Emily Dullea of Toby's Estate Coffee shows us the easiest and best ways to make the perfect cup of coffee at home—in under five minutes.<p>Why start off your morning waiting in line at your local coffee shop when you can relax with your own perfect, homemade cup of coffee at home? While brewing your …

5 Packing Tips for a Cold Weather Getaway

With the holidays fast approaching, many of us will be packing suitcases and driving or flying to visit family. But let's face it: packing for cold winter weather is no easy task. Here are five packing tips to maximize space when headed for cooler temps.<p>1. Invest in quality clothing<p>Functional …

Open House Chicago: The City Behind Closed Doors

Modern style and lesser-known sites on display during Chicago Architecture Foundation's signature event.<p>When you're a city like Chicago—boasting a city planning CV with the likes of Daniel Burnham, Stanley Tigerman, and Jeanne Gang—a simple stroll through downtown can provide a survey course on …

Procter & Gamble

Letterpress Printers Are Running Out Of @ Symbols And Hashtags

Thanks, Internet!<p>Before the Internet, the @ and # symbols were relatively obscure. Unless you were an accountant or a bookkeeper, you simply never used them. On the typewriter, they were largely ignored, and in a typesetter’s tray, the @ and # symbols were usually among the most virgin and pristine …

On the Road, Dream Narrative - Photographs by Julien Magre | LensCulture

There is no narrator for this quirky, dark, mysterious visual story from the young French auteur Julien Magre. Is it a cinematic sequence of scenes from a child’s memory? A dream, a diary, a nightmare? You must decide for yourself, without intention, the story unfolds in your own imagination and it …

Comics

2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport

True grit.<p>We would, of course, understand if you believe that the world already possesses enough compact SUVs wearing premium badges. The majority of these seem to spend their time doing nothing more adventurous than shuttling between upmarket outlet malls. Yet the new Land Rover Discovery Sport, …

Land Rover

Architizer

Object Lessons: The Indispensable Desk Stapler

Before the advent of the stapler, documents were held together with thread, string, ribbons, and, in the case of legal documents, red tape. In 1879, …

Stainless Steel

New App Tells The Stories Behind Famous Typefaces

Typendium makes (surprisingly interesting) typography history freely accessible to anyone with an iOS.<p>The histories of your favorite typefaces, from Futura to Gill Sans to Times New Roman, have been conveniently collected in one elegant iOS app, called Typendium, released this week. It includes …

This New Moleskine Is Like An iPad Made Of Paper

Like to be creative on paper but hate the thought losing your best ideas? Moleskine may have a solution.<p>Ask companies like Adobe and Fiftythree, and they’ll tell you that tablets are the future of drawing. Give in, and get used to the concept of touching a stylus to your screen. Because as hardware …

Minecraft For Real Life: This Video Game Wants To Help Redesign Actual Cities

Block aims to democratize design by helping citizens brainstorm creative but realistic ideas for their own urban spaces.<p>More than 100 million people play Minecraft, building virtual worlds out of virtual blocks. What if some of them started to use the same skills to redesign actual cities?<p>A new …

Built Environment

Object Lessons: The Pastel Enamel Pot

Several ancient cultures lay claim to the invention of enamel, but credit goes to the Austrians and Germans for taking this brightly colored, …

Kitchens

These Portraits Of People And Their Hidden Passions Will Make You Want To Find A Hobby Immediately

Astronomy, camping and caravanning, children’s chess, tattoos: A new book of carefully staged group portraits captures communities of interest in their natural habitats, turning an appreciative spotlight on passions often hidden to outsiders.<p>By using staged sets and carefully chosen props, …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

Coffee

The Badass Postal Service Branding That Could Have Been

Last year, the U.S. Postal Service updated its look, but killed one of the coolest parts first.<p>For about a year now, the U.S. Postal Service has been looking pretty good. Newly branded signage, mailers, and touchscreens have freshened up the USPS identity. But until this week, no one knew who did …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Atletico, Meticulous, Russo Sans

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Great Photoshop Brushes Freebies

As a designer sometimes it gets frustrating to come up with new pieces with the same old brushes all the time. For that we have some very generous …

When Instagram Redesigns Its Android App, It Should Look Just Like This

When Google introduced its big thesis on Material Design in June, the ideas looked great playing out in Android’s system interface, but we really didn’t see its principles–in which user interface mimics physical objects that stretch and bend to create a seamless visual experience–applied to …

Amazing video: Extreme surfers in the Arctic | CNN Travel

Four-winged flying dinosaur unearthed in China

A new species of prehistoric, four-winged dinosaur discovered in China may be the largest flying reptile of its kind.<p>The well-preserved, complete skeleton of the dinosaur <i>Changyuraptor yangi</i> features a long tail with feathers 30cm in length – the longest ever seen on a dinosaur fossil. The feathers …

Commune With Nature In These 6 Productivity-Boosting Offices

Being in the midst of nature, even separated by a window, can help your productivity and morale. These offices bridge the outside/inside divide.<p>We spend a third of our day, at least, in offices that aren’t always conducive to productivity and mental health–some are even actively hurting us. At a …

Stars and Stripes Jeeps color Independence Day

No vehicle elicits greater feelings of freedom, adventure and patriotism like the Jeep.<p>Two Jeeps in particular, a 1976 CJ-5 and a 2002 Jeep Liberty, wear their patriotic hearts on their galvanized sleeves. Painted in American flags, the Stars and Stripes Jeeps are the only two remaining Jeeps of …

2015 Subaru Outback: First Drive

“Gear up!”<p>It's what outdoorsy people often remind each other—whether experienced granola-and-carabiner types or relative newbies—before heading out …

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