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Gallery: Tiny homes in narrow spaces - a look at the skinny house revolution

How small is too small? Keret House still holds the crown for the world's narrowest living space ever constructed, with an interior width of between …

Architecture

Dear Future Young Architects... Please Quit Screwing Around!?!!!

<b>Are you having trouble getting started or making progress on the Architect Exam?!??</b> Is the self-guided nature of the ARE not working for you?<p><b>Join our</b> …

Self-improvement

Why this '5-4-3-2-1' mindfulness trick is so effective at beating anxiety

When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of worries.<p>But next time you feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, a simple mindfulness trick may offer some relief.<p>Shared by Boston University clinical psychologist Ellen Hendriksen, author of …

Mindfulness

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The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates' Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad, Either)

Steven Pinker's new book reveals three mental biases that will keep you from achieving your leadership potential.<p>If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world …

Bill Gates

ONE@Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

The entrance to ONE@Tokyo is as eye-catching as it is contemporary: more precisely, it’s hidden behind an abstract arrangement of angular wooden planks at the base of a concrete ten-storey tower. Inspired by the concept of an immersive art exhibit, the hotel, in the eastern Oshiage district of …

The Black Lillies On Mountain Stage

Knoxville roots-rock band The Black Lillies makes its third appearance on <i>Mountain Stage</i>, recorded live on the campus of the University of Kentucky in Lexington. The band's mix of red-dirt country, Motown blues and Americana charm has led it to a number of accomplishments over the years, not least …

Winning Design

vCAD is a tool that can be used to match the needs of any user. During the design process, there are many ideas and iterations one goes through …

Believe Me When I Tell You These Little-Known Facts About Color Are Fascinating

Who knew the Dutch were responsible for the prevalence of orange carrots?

Tech Is Transforming Our Spaces, And We’re Just Beginning To See How

Our smartphones have enabled us to do everything, everywhere–and our physical spaces are changing as a result, according to a comprehensive new survey by the architecture firm Gensler.<p>If you step inside a new boutique hotel’s lobby, you’ll probably see more people in the space who aren’t there for …

Hospitality

Over 1,000 Beautifully Illustrated Japanese Texts from the Smithsonian Now Online

Japanese culture, and its rich visual history, has enamored collectors for centuries, whether it meant accumulating woodblock prints, <i>netsuke</i>, or illustrated texts. And now, the Smithsonian has made over 1,100 historic Japanese texts coming from the collections of two prominent collectors available …

Robin Klehr Avia: 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee

<b>Robin Klehr Avia, Gensler (Leadership)</b>Since joining Gensler in 1980 as the 24th employee of the New York office, Robin’s contribution to the firm is …

Condé Nast

The Blade Runner point-and-click adventure game still looks stunning. Westwood Studios’ 1997 adaptat

Ichijoji House

A deliberate balance between modernity and tradition creates this unique and textured retreat in the suburbs of Kyoto. Osaka based design studio, atelier Luke, collaborated closely with craftspeople in Kyoto, Osaka and Nagano to apply traditional finishes and techniques to the design and renovation …

Architecture

Which Computer Is the Best for Architects and Architecture Students?

Buying “the perfect computer” comes with equal parts indecision and excitement—we put in hours of research, weigh brands, compare specs, read product …

Computer Hardware

220,000+ Japanese Woodblock Prints Available Online in Growing Database

With a long rich history, Japanese woodblock prints are sources of inspiration for everything from tattoos to reimagined video games characters. And while we've already shared how the Library of Congress has made their <i>ukiyo-e</i> available free online, a new database brings together over 220,000 …

Japan

Morpholio’s new Augmented Reality feature lets you sketch any space with the accuracy of a pro

Move over expensive trace paper—Morpholio just launched a new augmented reality feature to its flagship Trace app that makes it easier than ever to …

House that Coexists with the Landscape / Takashi Okuno

“We want to live among the landscapes that we grew up with.”
This is a home for a young couple who told us this wish in the beginning.
By creating an …

What I learned from the world’s greatest product designers

I’ve spent the past year meeting with product designers at some of the world’s most innovative and beloved companies — Airbnb, Coursera, Etsy, Facebook, Google, Pinterest — while making the Design Disruptors documentary to understand how these brilliant minds and their companies are building many …

Product Design

Your must-see exhibitions at the 2017 London Design Festival

London's Design Festival is known for celebrating innovation and blending new technologies with traditional methods of design thinking. Last year, …

At Google's London Office, AHMM Overturns Decades of Workplace Norms

For Google's latest London office, AHMM overturns decades of workplace norms.

Architecture

“Design Is Inherently An Unethical Industry”

Readers respond to a Co.Design story asking: What role do designers play in an industry ruled by A/B testing and optimization?<p>Have designers lost control of design?<p>This was the question designer and technologist Matt Webb asked earlier this week in a story about the widening gap between designers …

Which HDR Software is Best for You?

Zion National Park. HDR Processing<p>The HDR photography of the past is nothing like it is now. Most photographers have gotten away from the intense …

How I Became a Better Photographer By Analyzing My Lightroom Statistics

Math is awesome: it can help you uncover hidden trends and weaknesses that might be present in your work. With this free online tool, you can get a …

Photography

How to Work Faster With Layers in Photoshop

As you can imagine I spend a lot of time in Photoshop. And when you spend as much time in Photoshop as I do, you want to work as fast and efficiently …

Proof That Design Is Good For Business, In 8 Statistics

Design is being severely underutilized by manufacturers, according to the National Endowment for the Arts.<p>This week, the National Endowment for the Arts released a report on the importance of industrial design to the United States’ economic health. While it covers everything from Apple’s influence …

You Want Your Team to Think More Creatively? Have Them Watch One of These Films

Here is my list of films guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.<p>You've probably been in this situation. You need to get a group of people, your team or a group of customers, to think creatively. Perhaps you're going to brainstorm solutions to a problem or do a co-creation session. Everyone …

Creativity

How the Eames Bentwood LCW Chair is Made

Technically speaking, the chair's development was paid for by the U.S. Navy<p>It's been referred to as both the LCW, for Lounge Chair Wood, and the …

New York’s most iconic modern architecture, mapped - Curbed NY

When it comes to modern architecture, what New York City lacks in quantity, it more than makes up for in quality. The five boroughs don’t have quite the same concentration of modernist buildings as a city like Los Angeles, but the gems we do have—works by Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, and …

Helpful Advice on Getting Your Photos Printed Professionally

Have you ever had your photos professionally printed? It’s one thing to have your images stored away on a computer or SD card somewhere, but taking …