Matt Safian

1,258 Added | 14 Magazines | 448 Likes | 61 Following | 156 Followers | @mattsaf | Product Designer at Flipboard. 2013 KPCB Design Fellow.

Can A Font Be A Whole Brand? YouTube Thinks So

With the launch of YouTube TV, Google wanted to make a statement. And it made it with a typeface.<p>Go to YouTube TV’s website or app, and you may notice something that feels remarkably, well, non-Google: the typeface. It’s full of personality, with joyful curves that contrast against aggressive …

YouTube TV

Airbnb Cofounder Joe Gebbia’s Next Project? Furniture Design

Joe Gebbia built Airbnb into a global company. His insights led to a new line of office furniture.<p>At 35, Joe Gebbia is cofounder and chief product officer of Airbnb, where he shapes the $31 billion company’s design aesthetic and seeks out new opportunities for growth. Last summer, he launched …

Furniture

In New Yorkers’ Vacation Homes, Less Is More

For most people, if there’s a line to be drawn in terms of what can be bought on Craigslist — which somehow lives on after all these years — it might be at a house. Things to put inside a house, yes; materials to build a house with, sure; even a car, to be parked in the garage of a house that’s …

Houses

Google Photos just hit 500 million monthly users — now it plans to make your camera roll obsolete

“Google Photos is on fire!” says a cheery David Lieb, who is standing outside a building on the company's Mountain View campus alongside every one of his fellow employees. A fire truck has just pulled into the parking lot, and an automated voice is calmly instructing everyone to evacuate. I have …

Google

The Dieter Rams Braun Collection at Vitsœ’s NYC Store Is Pure Design Brilliance

Collector Tom Strong spent 50 years assembling and using this incredible 250-piece collection of Braun appliances, designed by the great Dieter Rams—and on display for a limited time at Vitsœ in NYC. Here, Brad Dunning celebrates Rams’s indelible influence, and we interview Strong about his …

Jonathan Ive

Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership

One More Thing<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely<p>Great (or Just Insane)<p>New Mothership<p>Inside Apple’s Insanely Great (or Just Insane) New Mothership<p>by Steven Levy …

Architecture

Great Ocean Road Shack With A View

When Kate and Grant, the owners of Dorman House – an old shack near the beach in Lorne, Victoria, Australia decided to renovate, they hoped to retain the charming shack-like character while modernizing and upgrading. And they also wanted better views of the ocean.<p>They approached award-winning …

Architecture

A Compact Home That Literally Pops Up From the Grass

With a green roof that merges with the grassy ground, this family home in Belgium looks like two periscopes rising up from the earth.<p>Designed by Belgium architectural studio OYO Architects, House Pibo, a family residence in Maldegem, East Flanders, was conceived as an environmentally-friendly, …

Architecture

Concrete barrel roof tops renovated seaside house

Rad!<p>Concrete residential architecture soars to new heights in this renovation completed by Beijing-based Vector Architects, the same studio behind an incredible concrete beach library and minimalist chapel. This time around, the firm added a barrel-vaulted concrete roof to an existing house along a …

Architecture

How to Design Meetings Your Team Will Want to Attend

There’s a lot of advice out there about how to make meetings more efficient and productive. And while it’s true that leading focused, deliberate conversations is critical to organizational performance, meetings aren’t <i>just</i> about delivering results. There’s another outcome that leaders should be …

A Knife for Designers by A Designer

It’s sort of ironic how the precision knife is so commonly used by designers yet so lacking in design evolution. Who hasn’t lost the cap? Or had the …

Design

Large Cut Rimmed Pitcher

Wait for your pitch(er).<p>A grown-up version of our Moonstar Gravy Boat, this geometric wheel-thrown pitcher is a Food52 exclusive design that holds 8 cups and features an elegant cut-out shape to the rim. In a sheer white glaze, it's a subtly impactful addition to any tabletop, whether filled with …

Food

Your Brain Can Only Take So Much Focus

The ability to focus is an important driver of excellence. Focused techniques such as to-do lists, timetables, and calendar reminders all help people to stay on task. Few would argue with that, and even if they did, there is evidence to support the idea that resisting distraction and staying …

Harvard Business Review

Apple Made a Website to Help iPhone 7 Owners Take Better Photos

Apple wants iPhone 7 and 7 Plus owners to take better photos, so the company just launched a dedicated page to teach them how. Starting today, you’ll …

Apple

Dazzling Photographs of New York Subway on the 80’s

New York has one of the most famous metros on the planet. Swiss photographer Willy Spiller captured him in the 1980s and unveiled the series titled</i> …

San Diego, California and the Sony RX1RII

Introducing the Citymapper Smartbus

<i>Reinventing the bus for the smart city era</i><p>This has been a long time coming. We’re proud to unveil our biggest kept secret: Project Grasshopper …

Transportation

Cosmik Freeze-Dried Ice Cream

Freeze-dried ice cream is nothing new — ask anyone who visited the National Air & Space Museum as a kid. <i>Good</i> freeze-dried ice cream, on the other …

Dessert

How to Make Truly Great Guacamole

“One of the things that makes our guacamole recipe special is the quality of the ingredients that go into it,” writes celebrated chef Gonzalo Guzmán …

Recipes

Inside Artsy’s Quest to Make You Love Art as Much as Music

Artsy, the online art database, has an ambitious vision: A world in which art is as popular as music. It has pursued that goal since its founding in …

Artists

Meet the Unsung New York Photographer Who Has Seen It All

Circus, New York, 1954.<br>Marvin E. Newman, 2017, Howard Greenberg Gallery, courtesy o<p>1 of 22<p>Marvin Newman has always seen things differently. When the …

Photography

A Look Inside Airbus’s Epic Assembly Line

<i>The following photographs show an Airbus A321 being assembled over the course of six months in a new facility in Mobile, Ala.</i><p><b>T</b>he ships from Hamburg steam into Mobile Bay several times a month. Loaded upon them are the titanic parts of flying machines: tails, already painted; wings, already …

Aviation

Prefab ‘treehouse’ retreat lets you sleep among the mountains

It’s designed as an intimate escape for couples<p>Rising in Mount Qiyun in the eastern Chinese province of Anhui, Treehouse M bylanD Studiodelivers impressively on its name. Designed as a tranquil getaway for couples, the structure is raised high up into the treetops, appearing to float right in their …

Architecture

Artisanal Branding Grows Up

The darling vegan brand Just by Hampton Creek wants to appeal to Walmart shoppers—without getting shut down by the FDA.<p>Josh Tetrick was standing in a Dollar Tree in Oakland, California, when he asked a customer which brand of mayo was best. The woman pointed to a gleaming white jar of …

Food

Key to Improving Subway Service in New York? Modern Signals

At a subway station deep under Manhattan, a dingy room is filled with rows of antique equipment built before World War II. The weathered glass boxes and cloth-covered cables are not part of a museum exhibit, however — they are crucial pieces of the signal system that directs traffic in one of the …

New York City

430 Cabin

An architect recasts a 1960s artist’s retreat in southeastern Norway. Architect Irene Sævik’s summer retreat lies an hour’s drive from bustling Oslo. In true Scandinavian form, principles of simplicity and respect for nature govern the house’s design. Originally built in the 1960s by the Norwegian …

Houses

Freeze-Dried Ice Cream Goes Premium

Step aside, s’mores — there’s a new campsite dessert in town. Crowdfunded food startup Cosmik is updating nostalgic freeze-dried ice cream to appease …

Food

Muji to sell tiny blackened-timber prefab huts for £21,000

Japanese brand Muji has unveiled its design for a compact nine-square-metre prefabricated house, which will go on sale later this year.<p>The Muji Hut …

Architecture