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Technologically-Repurposed Vintage Objects

Like many of us I've got a soft spot for vintage objects that actually do something, and I don't mind being advertised to when the delivery vehicle …

Art

The Second Lives of Surfboards: Lawrence O'Toole's OTable Makes Busted Boards Look Better Than Ever

It seems strange that a region renowned for its surfing culture routinely sees old surfboards find their final resting place at the city dump. …

Surfing

How to Get Noticed as a Designer: Seven Tips from Influential Curators, Retailers and Creative Directors

Over the last few weeks, I've been lucky enough to talk with ten of the most important names in industrial design—not designers themselves, but the …

Product Design

Smithsonian's "Great Design" Book

Only the Smithsonian Institution could compile a survey of design from the 1860s onward and somehow land every major milestone. Their new book, released this month by DK Publishing, is as comprehensive as it is beautiful. Covering design from across the world, the book incorporates everything from …

Photography by Garmonique

Atmospheric Photography.<p>A collection of fantastic photographs by Stanislav Markov aka Garmonique, a photographer from Moscow, Russia. Stanislav truly …

Ron Paulk Bonus Footage, Part 1: On His Design Process, Avoiding 'Overdesign,' and Advice for Design Students

When we interviewed builder/designer Ron Paulk on his Mobile Woodshop and Paulk Workbench, there were some tangential things we discussed that we …

Workbenches

Dwell

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Winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013

<b>Earth & Space: Winner</b><p>About a month and a half ago the spectacular shortlist for the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition was revealed and now the winners have been announced. Astronomy photographers, or astrophotographers, from around the world have participated in this mesmerizing …

London Design Festival 2013: Tent London & Super Brands Highlights

<i>Reporting by Kristin Coleman</i><p>Across town from 100% Design, Shoreditch was buzzing with gallery shows, storefront installations and a pair of LDF …

Furniture

Vertical Emptiness: Crystallized Tree Branches Dripping with Strands of Hot Glue by Yasuaki Onishi | Colossal

<p>Known for his ethereal and seemingly weightless installations of plastic membranes suspended in midair by black hot glue, Japanese artist Yasuaki …

Magnetic Masterpiece

The latest addition to DesignYouEdit’s wide array of “editable” furnishings is the innovative Magnete shelving solution, a multipurpose system that …

Portfolio Update: Josh Cochran - The Fox Is Black

New York based illustrator/artist/art director Josh Cochran updated his portfolio with a ton of new, extremely beautiful work last week. I’ve known …

Cassina Gets Colorful + Serious About Authenticity with LC2

When first designed, the LC2 from Cassina was quite revolutionary for its time. Since then it has become an icon—a timeless piece of contemporary …

Design

Meticulous Detailed Carpets Drawn with Bic Pens by Jonathan Bréchignac | Colossal

<p>Art director Jonathan Bréchignac of Paris-based design studio Joe & Nathan has been working on a series of drawn carpets using ballpoint Bic pens. …

RIBA awards Royal Gold Medal to architectural historian Joseph Rykwert

Critics don't often get rewarded by the professions they serve, but today the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) announced it will bestow its highest honour on one of its longest-serving judges, declaring 87-year-old historian and theorist Joseph Rykwert as the recipient of the 2014 Royal …

A Visit With David Irwin [VIDEO]

Back in July, we visited David Irwin’s studio in Newcastle upon Tyne, which he shares with Deadgood. David was last year’s London Design Festival …

Newcastle Upon Tyne

London Design Festival 2013: Creative Illuminations

Despite the recent infatuation with the Edison bulb, in the past few years there have been drastic improvements made to commercial incandescent lights; from miniature LEDs to the handsome, energy-saving Plumen. And while that remains an exciting and innovative field to watch, on our recent trip to …

Ark Nova: World’s First Inflatable Concert Hall Will Tour Recovering Areas in Japan | Colossal

<p>Designed through a unique collaboration between sculptor Anish Kapoor, architect Arata Isozaki, and the Lucerne Festival, Ark Nova is the first …

Things That Were Other Things: Furniture Made Out Of Old Car Parts

We obviously love seeing old things being given new life and functionality, so we were glad to see that Israel-based designer Ronen Tinman has found …

Furniture

Our most popular room today? This Hollywood living room of a celebrity we love. http://elld.cr/6033wN7f

How to Get Amazing Images from Shadows (15 Awesome Examples)

Photographing shadows is often overlooked as a creative subject for our photography, and we can understand why. Any photographer, or photographic …

Stunning Black and White Photography of Global Architecture

Frankfurt, Germany-based photographer Maik Lipp (aka usrdck) has traveled the world, taking some truly stunning images of architecture from each visited city. From New York and Barcelona to Singapore and Hong Kong, Lipp has managed to capture the architectural essence of each city in black and …

Glowing Silhouettes of Strangers in Chicago

Chicago-based Japanese photographer Satoki Nagata captures spectacular portraits of strangers for his ongoing series titled <i>Lights in Chicago</i>. The collection of images, which the photographer has been accumulating for over two-and-a-half years, present almost ghostly silhouettes of people walking …

14 Ways To Create The Most Organized Bedroom Ever

Start with creating a "drop zone" just outside the door.<p>Everyone hates to do it, but once you organize your bedroom, you'll feel <i>so</i> much better. You may not even know where to start, but that's where these tips and tricks come in. Trust us, they're <i>good</i>. (Once everything's in order, check out these …