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Essential Creative Wisdom From Ron Howard, Guillermo Del Toro, Joss Whedon, And 9 Others

When it comes to making things, there’s a lot to be said for relying on intuition. Some of the greatest creative work ever made has been the result of people simply feeling their way through a project to figure out what works best. At the same time, there’s a reason so many artists undergo informal …

We’ve Got Felt Fever

The Ivetta chair goes to show that simplistic design doesn’t have to be cold and uninviting! Available in both legged and rocking versions, the frame …

The 16 Best Photo Essays Of 2013

One of the best things about writing for a website dedicated to art and design is you’re never short of great pictures to look at. Even by that standard, though, 2013 was an embarrassment of riches when it came to fantastic photography, and Co.Design was particularly lucky to be able to play host …

The 10 Best Design Books Of 2013

No matter how convenient Kindles are, they will never do justice to beautifully printed, full-color art and design books. (And reading them often doubles as a workout–the big ones require serious biceps to even lift.)<p>See more of the year’s best design: <br>Branding <br>Houses <br>Interfaces <br>Apps <br>Photo Essays …

Book Publishing

Iranian Woman's Powerfully Symbolic Story of "Miss Butterfly"

Tehran-based photographer Shadi Ghadirian explores the many issues that modern women face, including culture, religion, and individuality. Her series, <i>Miss Butterfly</i>, is a collection of black and white photographs filled with strong symbolism and powerfully striking visual elements.<p>Each image …

A Photographic Tour Of The Notorious Hotel Chelsea

Before extensive renovations, one last look inside the notorious hotel where Sid killed Nancy and where Jack Kerouac wrote On The Road.<p>Perhaps no other New York City building has been so simultaneously charmed and haunted as the Chelsea Hotel. Most infamously, it was the place where Sex Pistol Sid …

Literature

Can These Toys Teach Kids Empathy?

How a learning exercise for the visually impaired evolved into a new toolkit that could help children unlock compassion.<p>Empathy–when you inhabit a feeling with someone–is considered one of the most important traits to teach a child. But empathy isn’t something you can dial up on demand. It’s …

Empathy

Up Close Look at the Chemical Compound of Various Drugs

<b>Ketamine</b><p>Whether legal or illegal, drugs come in all different shapes and sizes including small painkiller pills, liquid cough syrup, and everything in between. The solid forms are easy to see with the naked eye but, artist Sarah Schnfeld wondered how the substances might look when they were broken …

2013 Year in Review: DIY – Make it Modern

DIY Minimal Leather Stool Cover<br>Make it Modern begins with a bang by repurposing an old side table/stool and giving it new life by creating a minimal …

2013 Year in Review: Deconstruction

To be allowed into a company and/or a designer’s process is pretty special. We were lucky enough to be invited along to see how specific products …

Cooper Union Students Re-Think the Cardboard Box with Their Rapid Packing Container

While we looked at Better Packages, Inc.'s cool automatic tape-dispensing machine, a pair of Cooper Union engineering students are hoping to get rid …

2013 Year in Review: Designer Dailies

We spent the last twelve months being a voyeur into the world of designers and their everyday lives in our Designer Dailies column. Step back in time …

Shaker-Inspired Furniture That’s Easily Assembled

Edward Hale has spent years perfecting his line of easily assembled furniture (Remember, we featured his first prototypes a couple of years ago) …

Furniture

2013 Year in Review: Design Store(y)

Our second year of our column, Design Store(y), sent us around the world spending time inside design-focused shops, interviewing shop owners to hear …

Portraits Made Electric by Luminescent Neon Paint

Flecks of vivid neon paint glow brilliantly off faces and shoulders in this series of portraits by Portuguese photographer Hid Saib. At times, the glowing paint seems like the scattered embers of a fire or an explosive shower of sparks racing across the cheeks of the model. In other instances, the …

Photography

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…