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A Designer Overhauls The NSA’s Atrocious Powerpoint Presentation

Slide show expert Emiland De Cubber transforms the NSA’s clunky Prism deck with minimalist cool.<p>When news of the NSA’s classified Prism program broke last week, revealing that the U.S. government had ordered the collection of all Americans’ online activities, many cried foul over the Obama …

Surveillance

Beautiful Pics Of Trash, Inspired By Botanical Drawings

Barry Rosenthal’s series of jewel-toned garbage collections sheds new light on litter.<p>Before photography and the Internet, developments in botany depended heavily on artists, rather than on foragers and scientists. Painters would create painstakingly technical illustrations of flora and fauna found …

New Jersey

New Origami Street Art in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice | Colossal

<p>French artist Mademoiselle Maurice (previously here and here) has two fun new pieces up this month as part of the 2013 ARTAQ Festival in Angers, …

Clever coding cards designed by Costas Papaconstantinou

As a student web designer, I immediately smiled at the clever word play used in this series of HTML and CSS tag posters. Greek graphic designer …

Synonym: A New Print Journal - The Fox Is Black

It’s interesting to note that in our current online-based climate—with magazines and newspapers ceding to the web—printed zines seem to be on the …

Two Points Are Better Than One

You never know when inspiration strikes or that you run out of stationery; hence the Two Points Pen is a great way to always be prepared. An …

Unusual Wooden Furniture With Bright Geometric Patterns

Folk and to some extent rustic furniture was presented by Brooklyn-based company VOLK. All the pieces are made of natural wood, hand-painted and …

Project A:LOG

Three aspiring architects from Columbia's GSAPP program, Paul Chan, Richard Angus Duff and Ebberly Strathairn took it upon themselves to end their unrewarding quest for the ultimate notebook by making their own. Part technical reference manual, part sketchbook, A:LOG simplifies the creative process …

A Modern Japanese House With A Surprise Garden Inside

A small house located in Japan’s Yamaguchi prefecture has a bit of surprise located in the center of it. House J, designed by Keiko Maita Architect …

Max Hazan's 1996 Royal Enfield Bullet 500

With a background in building airplanes, boats and even custom furniture, Max Hazan has an endless list of references to pull inspiration and ideas from. Through this varied experience Hazan has found motorcycles to be his be all and end all in terms of artistic medium. Using a range of materials, …

The Bouroullec Brothers’ Drawings Fill A Tome

This new book of abstract shapes reveals the brothers’ free-form thinking but also their strict discipline.<p>Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the French brothers and design duo, produce a colossal amount of work. In the past year alone, they produced a mid-career exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art …

Art

Gorgeous Collages Made Entirely Of Old Maps

Shannon Rankin gives paper maps stunning new shapes.<p>Google Maps offers many benefits over its crinkly paper predecessors, one being the simple fact that you never have to wrestle with an app to get it folded back up properly when you’re done using it. But buried just beneath the surfaces of those …

Google Maps

A Book That Celebrates The Tactile Thrills Of Print

Fully Booked extols print media’s tactile, artsy strengths: intricate folds, pop-ups, embossing, and bindings.<p>“Let me state this for the record: the Internet is not dead. Digital will not disappear. Print will not kill the web.” These statements are laid out in bold red, right on the white cover of</i> …

Lumigrids While Cycling

Lumigrids is an LED projector for bicycles that hopes to improve safety during night riding. It projects square grids onto the ground and by …

Ultimate Ears UE Boom

As technology continues to give us the freedom to experience everything we love in almost any environment, we've seen countless portable speaker designs pass by our eyes—and ears. While some pack substantial power, and others boast the ability to withstand a drop or two, none seem to combine both …

Sketchnotes of IIT Institute of Design Strategy Conference 2013, by Stefani Bachetti

<i>Reporting by Stefani Bachetti</i><p>The IIT Institute of Design held its annual Strategy Conference last week in downtown Chicago, a two-day event full of …

University of Chicago

Poppins: Op Art Bench from Alessandra Baldereschi

Inspired by Op Art’s use of color and geometric shapes, Alessandra Baldereschi Design Studio created Poppins – a bench with some mighty colorful …

Design

Citi Bike App

In the past few weeks, NYC-based readers may have noticed clusters of grey columns popping up left and right in nearly every neighborhood in lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. Those familiar with bike share programs in numerous metropolises around the world will recognize the bays as docking stations …

Optical Ripple: A New Geometric Print from Simon C. Page | Colossal

<p>Optical Ripple is the latest print from artist and designer Simon C. Page who often explores complex geometric patterns as well as the interplay of …

From Chair to Chaise: Kangura by Mussi

Designed by Italian company Mussi, this chair is more than just a comfy place to sit. Not only does it adapt to your body, Kangura’s base folds out …

Furniture

New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck | Colossal

<p>Hyperrealist sculptor Ron Mueck works in the realm of the ultra-real where he spends hundreds of hours perfecting the shape of the human form, the …

ListenUp

Commander Chris Hadfield: Space Oddity<p>For his final bow after months commanding the International Space Station, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded a music video from space. In covering David Bowie's 1969 song, "Space Oddity," Hadfield was able to croon a viral phenomenon that has inspired …

Stained Glass Miniplanet

New Website and Prints from Evan Hecox - The Fox Is Black

Colorado-based artist Evan Hecox has been one of my favorite creatives for a little over a decade now. His amazing screen prints, featuring detailed …

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

Flavors

Articles about things come apart todd mclellan on Dwell.com - Dwell

We all have a work hero, right? That someone whose vision and practice inspires us in some way to push harder and stay...<p>In the summer of 2001, Element Skateboards founder Johnny Schillereff stumbled on a new addition to a YMCA skate camp in Northern...<p>Today, we kicked off this year’s annual Dwell …

Post Ratio Landing Page

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Satellite eye on Earth: April 2013 – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/may/09/satellite-eye-on-earth-in-pictures<p>720<p>Deforestation, fires, flooding and melting ice are …

Clever Negative Space Animals

Negative space designs are very hard to create, but designer George Bokhua is a specialist in negative space. He designed this minimalist serie of …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>Project Connections give your design work the spotlight it deserves.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Low-rise, high-density housing attempts to combine the best elements of both urban and …

Design