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MAG-LEV Audio Levitating Turntable - Design Milk

A Slovenian team of designers and audio engineers going by the name of MAG-LEV Audio obviously believe the future of vinyl still has plenty of …

Entertainment

Video Pays Tribute to Masterpieces of Modern Architecture - Design Milk

We encourage you to watch this playful two-minute animated voyage through some of the most iconic masterpieces of modern architecture by product and …

Architecture

A Sound System for Audio and Design Lovers - Design Milk

Gone are the days of large bulky, speakers. Instead, there are creations like the MM01, a sound system that’s not only highly functional, but also …

Design

UNStudio + Heerim Win Competition for Resident-Driven Housing Development in Seoul

UNStudio, in collaboration with Korean firm Heerim Architects & Planners, has won the competition to design the 32 tower masterplan of Eunma Housing …

Housing

Study John Pawson's Interiors of the New London Design Museum

This month London's Design Museum will officially open its new home on Kensington High Street. The project, which has been redeveloped and designed …

Museums

Experience the Beauty of Norwegian Architecture with This Time-Lapse Video

As the second chapter in his series, <i>Iconic Norway</i>, Alejandro Villanueva has released a time-lapse of the Trollstigen Visitor Center, a project by …

Architecture

Robert Konieczny + KWK Promes' National Museum in Szczecin Named World Building of the Year 2016

Robert Konieczny + KWK Promes' National Museum in Szczecin - Dialogue Centre <b></b>Przełomy has been named the World Building of the Year 2016 as the World …

Architecture

Buy: Instant Wide Victoria Peak Camera

Offering everything from a fully programmatic shutter (for beginners) to manual exposure settings (for those looking to get technical or exploratory), Lomography's new Lomo'Instant Wide Victoria Peak works in the hands of all photographers. The camera employs Fuji Instax Wide film, double the size …

Lomography

Akira Kurosawa’s Advice to Aspiring Filmmakers: Write, Write, Write and Read

We should all learn from the best, and in the domain of cinema, that means studying under masters like Akira Kurosawa. Though now nearly twenty years …

Culture

Marshall McLuhan, W.H. Auden & Buckminster Fuller Debate the Virtues of Modern Technology & Media (1971)

45 years ago, four eminences took the stage at the University of Toronto: Irish actor Jack MacGowran, best known for his interpretations of Samuel …

Architecture

Watch an Avant-Garde Bauhaus Ballet in Brilliant Color, the Triadic Ballet First Staged by Oskar Schlemmer in 1922

We credit the Bauhaus school, founded by German architect Walter Gropius in 1919, for the aesthetic principles that have guided so much modern design …

Art

How Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai Perfected the Cinematic Action Scene: A New Video Essay

Jonathan Lethem knows a thing or two about storytelling as well as about caped comic-book characters, and on a recent podcast appearance he accused …

Culture

What Happens When Blade Runner & A Scanner Darkly Get Remade with an Artificial Neural Network

Philip K. Dick, titling the 1968 novel that would provide the basis for <i>Blade Runner</i>, asked whether androids dream of electric sheep. But what goes on …

Computer Science

Franz Kafka Story Gets Adapted into an Award-Winning Australian Short Film: Watch Two Men

“When you go walking by night up a street and a man, visible a long way off — for the street mounts uphill and there is a full moon — comes running …

Franz Kafka

Vagabund BMW R80RT

One of our favorite custom motorbikes ever, is the spectacular BMW R100R by Vagabond Moto. Today we showcase another work of art by the Austrian duo, …

Autos

Tomu Uchida: Genre Artist

The fact that many important Japanese filmmakers have been overlooked or ignored by foreign critics and distribution companies should come as no …

Art

Deep Focus: Nocturnal Animals

The second effort by fashion designer turned writer-director Tom Ford (<i>A Single Man</i>) is a roadside horror film wrapped inside a chichi relationship …

Criminology

Link About It: The Kodak Ektra Smartphone is for Photographers

Hot on the heels of the Google Pixel smartphone, Kodak has just announced its new Android powered smartphone called Ektra—and it's been designed with photographers in mind. For photo experts and enthusiasts, a few specs: the device boasts a 21-megapixel sensor behind an f/2.0 aperture. The …

Watch 1915 Video of Monet, Renoir & Rodin Creating Art, and Edgar Degas Taking a Stroll

History’s most respected painters all gave their lives to their art. We can almost call that a requirement of the artist who wishes their work to …

Art

H.G. Wells Pans Fritz Lang’s Metropolis in a 1927 Movie Review: It’s “the Silliest Film”

When we watch Fritz Lang’s <i>Metropolis</i> now, we see an aesthetically daring landmark work of science-fiction cinema. When H.G. Wells watched <i>Metropolis</i> …

Authors

Yale Launches an Archive of 170,000 Photographs Documenting the Great Depression

During the Great Depression, The Farm Security Administration—Office of War Information (FSA-OWI) hired photographers to travel across America to …

Photography

Michel Foucault: Free Lectures on Truth, Discourse & The Self (UC Berkeley, 1980

Michel Foucault (1926-1984) was an enormously influential French philosopher who wrote, among other things, historical analyses of psychiatry, …

Cool Stuff

Watch an Animated Version of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner Made of 12,597 Watercolor Paintings

The Swedish artist Anders Ramsell spent the better part of the last year and a half working on a tribute to Ridley Scott’s <i>Blade Runner</i>, and now it’s …

Art

Monty Python’s Best Philosophy Sketches

From dead parrots to <i>The Meaning of Life</i>, Monty Python covered a lot of territory. Educated at Oxford and Cambridge, the Pythons made a habit of …

Culture

Old Empire Motorcycles The Snipe

Our Friday custom motorbike crush comes from Old Empire Motorcycles, a workshop known for their heritage aesthetics. The striking build named "Snipe” …

Motorcycles

Land Rover Series 2A

The guys over at Cool & Vintage have listed another one of a kind vehicle, a chance to own this stunning, fully restored vintage land rover. The …

Autos

Venier Customs Corsaiola 02

Italian workshop Venier Customs have given another Moto Guzzi their minimalist restyling. Named Corsaiola 02, the stunning build is a beautiful …

Recycled Newspapers Turned into Furniture - Design Milk

WooJai Lee is a Korean/New Zealander designer based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands with a new project called PaperBricks. It’s no surprise that paper …

Recycling

Mosaic Tile Inspired by Gestalt Psychology - Design Milk

Just launched at this year’s Cersaie, NUC is a new mosaic glass tile created by MUT Design that plays with your perception. Designed for Harmony by …

Psychology

Visual Arts Building at the University of Iowa / Steven Holl Architects

<i>From the architect.</i> The new Visual Arts facility for the University of Iowa's School of Art and Art History provides 126,000 sf of loft- like space …

Architecture