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An Apartment Tower Designed To Help Residents Make Friends

It’s hard to foster community in a tower. This is a realization many companies are coming to about their high-rise headquarters, but the notion applies equally to high-rise housing. High-rise towers often lack common spaces that give people a reason to bump into each other or hang out informally. …

Google and Novartis to Collaborate on Smart Contact Lens for Diabetics

Google is teaming up with Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis – specifically its Alcon eye care division – to bring its smart contact lens to market. Originally unveiled in January, the futuristic lens analyzes the user’s tears to consistently monitor blood glucose levels.<p>Google[x], the team …

The Perfectionists' Café: Heston Blumenthal's New Heathrow Restaurant Opens Tomorrow

At long last the wait is over: Tomorrow British chef <b>Heston Blumenthal</b> — of such acclaimed restaurants as the three Michelin-starred <b>Fat Duck</b> and the two-star <b>Dinner</b> — will open the doors to his very first airport restaurant. As previously reported, <b>The Perfectionists' Café</b> will be located at London's …

25 Surprising Foods You Can Grill, from Apple Pie to Ziti

YES! You can grill apple pie, macaroni and cheese, and guacamole—plus a whole lot more.<p><i>The brightest, best cooks know: Don't ever be boxed in by expectations and conventional wisdom. Don't ever let anyone stamp out your creativity. And never, ever let anyone tell you, "No, you can't grill a piece</i> …

Amazing Kinetic Doors Unfold Like Origami

You’re about to realize just how boring every door you’ve ever seen really is.<p>Vienna-based artist Klemens Torggler designs doors, except they don’t feel like doors. They don’t swing open or shut. Instead, you tickle them and they unfold. Part sculpture, part origami, Torggler’s doors seem less like …

Are these termite-inspired robots the construction crews of the future?

A collective robotic intelligence can be created to build large structures using simple rules programmed in a swarm of robots.<p>Inspired by termite …

Robotics

Examining Why Athletes Have A Higher Tolerance For Pain

Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE take a look at why athletes have a higher tolerance for pain in “The Science of Pain”, the latest …

Eater Inside

Dallas' beloved pizzeria <b>Cane Rosso</b> has made it official at its first <b>Fort Worth</b>, Texas location. Eater Dallas has a look inside the newest spot in owner <b>Jay Jerrier</b>'s growing empire, which features a Fort Worth-exclusive pie topped with soppressatta marmalade, roasted jalapeños, and mushrooms. Cane …

Artist Finds New Ways to Create Art Despite Irreversible Nerve Damage

Artist Phil Hansen uses a labor-intensive approach to create his large-scale murals. Instead of simply drawing a figure or going the pointillism route, Hansen produces many of his pieces entirely out of handwritten text from submitted stories of challenges and struggles to words of encouragement …

Art

Tom & David Kelley of IDEO Talk 'Creative Confidence,' New Book Hits Shelves Today

<i>If a recent segment on</i> 60 Minutes <i>is any indication, IDEO's David Kelley is among the design superstars who have crossed over into mainstream</i> …

Amazing Hand Lettering by Ged Palmer

Ged Palmer is a British designer who specializes in custom lettering. His fascination with letterforms began in his early years while painting …

Kickstarting: A Modular Kit To Transform Empty Storefronts Into Pop-Up Shops

miLES aims to revive the Lower East Side’s hundreds of unrented spaces, one pop-up at a time.<p>Manhattan’s Lower East Side is a bubbling nexus of housing, commerce, and consumerism. You live here, you shop here, you stroll here, you play here–that is, if you can afford it all. Call it an urban …

Why Is The Business Of Creativity Such An Oxymoron?

TED talks and bestsellers about creativity are often anything but creative. Here’s why.<p>Judging by the number of TED talks or books bouncing up and down the bestseller lists offering to help us bottle that elusive djinn, we should be living in the Age Of Creativity. If that’s true, though, why are …

Creativity

Articles about beauty vs politics architecture art and design washington dc on Dwell.com - Dwell

For co-founders Jake and Pum Lefebure of Design Army, family and business work well together.<p>Washington, DC, is not all political wonks and Masonic conspiracies: It's also a highly walkable city, its diagonal avenues wide...<p>"Architecture, Art, and Collaborative Design" is a traveling exhibition …