Martin Duys

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Get Free Housing Designs From A Pritzker Prize-Winning Architect

Befitting its reputation for socially driven architecture, Elemental—the Santiago, Chile–based firm of this year’s Pritzker Prize laureate, Alejandro Aravena—has made plans for four of its low-cost housing designs free to the public.<p>In doing so, the firm is making good on its mission to use …

Beijing Design Week 2014: CAFA Industrial Design Addresses Everyday Issues

The Central China Academy of Fine Arts, or CAFA, is easily among the top art schools in China, both for its extremely competitive entrance …

Unbrella Turns The Umberlla’s Inside Out – Open Inside

Do you guys still remember Inverted Umbrella designed by Ilmo Ahn? Well, apparently, he’s not the only one who thought about the concept. Checkout</b> …

A Hybrid Bicycle Built for the Changing Needs of City Dwellers

​HUGE Design, a product design consultancy in San Francisco, teamed up with a local bike builder to create the ultimate utility bike for the 2014 …

5 Coffee Gadgets For Design Snobs

Nowhere are the perils of thoughtless design more apparent than in a cup of coffee. The mug that spills coffee in your lap. The flimsy French press that shatters when it slips through your overcaffeinated hands. The tempestuous coffee maker that sputters and sighs and leaks all over the counter. …

Beautifully Sloping Wooden Staircase Creates a Sense of Flow in the Home

We've recently seen some beautifully-designed staircases, and we can now add another one to our list. Arquitectura en Movimento Workshop crafted wooden, sweeping stairs that certainly don't disappoint. They're part of the SDM apartment, a two-storey home located in Mumbai, India.<p>The stunning …

Kudoso Is A Router That Rewards Your Kids With Facebook Time For Studying, Doing Chores

American children spend five to seven hours per day staring at screens, TV and otherwise, according to data published by the National Institutes of Health. This leads to increased risks of weight gain and obesity, anxiety, depression, and inability to sleep, studies have found. But parental …

JavaScript and Node FUNdamentals is Finished 

JavaScript and Node FUNdamentals is Finished<p>JavaScript and Node FUNdamentals: A Collection of Essential Basics is a short read to brush up and refresh JavaScript and Node.js topics including frameworks like CoffeeScript, Backbone.js and Express.js. The motto of the book is “If it’s not fun, it’s not JavaScript.”<p>JavaScript and Node FUNdamentals has these chapters:<p>JavaScript FUNdamentals: The Powerful and Misunderstood Language of The Web<br>CoffeeScript FUNdamentals: The Better JavaScript<br>Backbone.js …

Apple Designer Jonathan Ive on What's Next

'Hello. Thanks for Coming'<p>We use Jonathan Ive’s products to help us to eat, drink and sleep, to work, travel, relax, read, listen and watch, to shop, …

A Desk That Takes Multifunctional to a Whole New Level

When it comes to multifunctional, Adretcient Design Studio takes it to a whole new level with Taula, a design that optimizes the functionality of a …

Prism: A Wireless Nightlight That Tilts like a Seesaw | Colossal

<p>Designed by Georgia-based industrial design student Nicholas Baker, the Prism Nightlight is a minimalist, battery-powered nightlight that turns on …

Useful Web Design Resources – Learning Coding & Design

• 26 min read<br>• Tools, Techniques, Resources<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Study: Good Design Is Good For Business

Here at Co.Design, we’re constantly singing the praises of design-driven businesses. But “good design” can seem subjective and nebulous. Worse, it can be difficult to quantify how much design really impacts a company’s bottom line.<p>A new analysis by the Design Management Institute, a Boston-based …

The Spark File

Looking back at all the tools and techniques that I've developed over the years as a writer, it occurs to me that most of them are, in one way or …

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …

Scaling Django to 8 Billion Page Views

At more than 8 billion page views per month and 45k requests per second, we’ve learned a couple things about delivering comments at scale.

The ONDA marble bench is born from the desire to minimize material waste by using modular sections that aren’t instantly recognizable as similar. Read more at http://www.yankodesign.com/2013/08/01/mesmerizing-marble/

Tired Of Inequality? One Economist Says It'll Only Get Worse

Economist Tyler Cowen has some advice for what to do about America's income inequality: Get used to it. In his latest book, <i>Average Is Over</i>, Cowen lays out his prediction for where the U.S. economy is heading, like it or not:<p>"I think we'll see a thinning out of the middle class," he tells NPR's …

Short Term 12: The Best Film of the Year (So Far)

Brie Larson is stunning in the indie film about a facility for troubled teens.<p>That’s really all one needs to know about <i>Short Term 12</i>—at least, apart from the fact that it is a genuine stunner, a work of ardent, life-affirming humanism. Larson offers a magnificently layered performance as Grace: …

How NASA will use 3D printers in orbit - http://tcrn.ch/16ItiVM

Audi’s new augmented reality app is the future of car manuals

If you can’t tell your car’s dipstick from its gear stick, Audi’s latest app is for you.<p>The car company has created an augmented reality app for the iPhone that gives Audi owners the lowdown on their cars’ internals, helping them identify buttons and knobs in ways their cars’ boring paper manuals …

Kickstarting Rubbee: Electric Bicycles for Everyone!

Wouldn't a world where we could retrofit everything be amazing? Maybe... maybe not. When it comes to adding a souped up engine to just about any …

New Trends in Web Design

Trends and tendencies come and go, we all know that, it's part of our industry's business model. There's the ever present need to come up with …

Simple Design Feature Solves the Eternal Cup Question

When you put away your freshly-washed glasses, do you place them with the opening up or down? You might put them with the edge down so any leftover …

A Table Held Up By Giant Forks and Knives by Tcherassi Vilató

The Let’s Eat! table is both fun and functional for any foodie. Designed by Tcherassi Vilató, an architecture firm based in Barcelona, it’s part of a …

Tue Jul 30 '13 Announcement from Ubuntu Edge

<b>Your questions answered, and a new perk</b>Hi everyoneFirst up, we’ve added a FOUNDER WITH STYLE perk, which gets you an Ubuntu Edge t-shirt designed by …

Sweeper and Dustpan by Jan Kochanski

Jan Kochanski redesigned the traditional sweeper and dustpan to better clean up after sweeping, and—more importantly—to look more attractive.<p>Form and …

Design Entrepreneurs: Caroline Linder and Lisa Smith of ODLCO

<i>This is the sixth profile in our series on American design entrepreneurs, looking at how they got where they are, what they do all day, and what</i> …