Matt Safian

1,304 Added | 14 Magazines | 494 Likes | 73 Following | 158 Followers | @mattsaf | Product Designer at Flipboard. 2013 KPCB Design Fellow.

10 of the best home workspaces from Dezeen's Pinterest boards

Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, cosy corner desks and minimalist furnishings are recurring features in this week's Pinterest roundup, which focuses on …

Architecture

Do you want to design better?

Introducing DesignBetter.Co — the essential guide to running healthy design teams from InVision’s Design Education team<p>Over the past couple of years …

Design Thinking

In Praise of Good Old-Fashioned Ice Cream

In an era when artisanal ice cream flavors include goat cheese beet swirl and foie gras, it’s easy to yearn for the good old days — when 31 flavors were more than enough. A new group show at Robert Mann Gallery, aptly titled “I Scream, You Scream,” features vintage iterations of simpler summer …

Street Photography

The House with the Pink Door

Australian interior designer Carole Whiting enjoys a project. While she’s often employed to put her talent to the test with clients, it’s a welcome …

Houses

Pentagram does Shake Shacks new locavore logo

Danny Meyer calls on his friend designer Paula Scher to rework her Shake Shack magic

Identity

Neighbors Being Noisy At 3 A.M.? This Startup Wants To Help

NoiseAware is tracking nuisance noise in apartment buildings across the country–and giving landlords the tools to respond.<p>“We called it Mini Coachella,” recounts Dave Krauss, who once managed many short-term rental units. One weekend, a tenant checked into one of his apartments. Then they threw a …

Amazon Echo

To Fix the New York City Subway, Fix the Schedule

A forensic transit scientist says the MTA needs timetables its human operators can manage.<p>On a recent Monday afternoon at Grand Central Station, strings of subway cars clatter up to the 4/5/6 platform. As trains arrive every four minutes or so, doors open and shut quickly, rarely parting longer …

New York City Subway

Take a Trip Inside Happy Socks’ Colorful Stockholm HQ

It’s never a dull day in the “Happy House.”<p>Happy Socks is a brand built on the very idea of wild and wacky; colorful right to its very core. So it …

Architecture

GYRO’s myna lamp greets you in the hallway like a bird perched on a branch

the design, initially created as a floor lamp, also doubles as a coat hanger - with either a white or dark copper finish.The post GYRO’s myna lamp …

Furniture

The Los Angeles City Photo Guide

The Viceroy<p>I’m a big fan of starting my day at The Viceroy. Each corner is photogenic, so you’re likely to find a great shot anywhere you point your …

Los Angeles

Tesla Model 3 first drive: this is the car that Elon Musk promised

I felt like I was driving in an Eames chair. That was my first impression as I climbed into the driver’s seat of the Tesla Model 3 at the Fremont Factory on Friday afternoon. It took a moment to orient myself — no gauges, no speedometer, no airplane cockpit cues. Instead, one continuous smooth line …

Tesla Model 3

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Photographer <b>Oli McAvoy/HYPEBEAST</b><p>Art Direction <b>Maggie Waller/HYPEBEAST</b><p>Stylist <b>Frederick Marfil/HYPEBEAST</b><p>Model <b>Yuan, Desmend Wyer</b><p>Clothing <b>ONLY NY</b>

Chinese Yuan

This kitchen compost bin ferments your kitchen waste

The Taihi bin essentially pickles food scraps<p>After growing up in Ethiopia—where very little waste was thrown in landfills—now U.K.-based designer Ben Cullis Watson saw an opportunity to address the country’s trash problem, attempting to “change people's perceptions of waste and make it as 'sexy' as …

Gardening

Big Cabin | Little Cabin

Cabin (‘kab en’) 1. a small simple dwelling. 2. a shelter made of wood, situated in a wild or remote area. We all carry preconceived ideas of the word “cabin” in our collective memory -- a family gathering place, a place of rest after a long day in nature, pegs on the wall to hang your coat. …

The Bic Stops Here: In Praise of the Humble Stick Pen

I have loved Paper Mate’s Ballpoint Stick Pens for as long as I've been able to scribble. The narrow barreled pens fill office supply closets and …

Hacking

The Name Game

Developing a framework for what we call things in our products<p>Think about a time you had to come up to speed quickly in a new environment, such as a …

Leica: the camera that freed the world – in pictures

Adored by everyone from Henri-Cartier Bresson to Sebastião Salgado, the Leica compact revolutionised photography – taking it out of the studio and onto the streets. The exhibition Eyes Wide Open! celebrates 100 years of pivotal moments

Photography

Nook: Flexible, Space-Saving Furniture for City Living

Recent Royal College of Art graduate Andrea Pallarès explores the idea of flexible furniture for urban living in her graduation project. With the …

Furniture

We Need More Alternatives to Facebook

About 10 years after TVs began to be ubiquitous in American homes, television broadcasting was a staggering financial success. As the head of the …

Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge shoots the cast of Game of Thrones for Time Magazine

This Monday <i>Game of Thrones</i> returns to our screens for its penultimate series. <i>Time</i> magazine has dedicated a whole issue to the most popular TV show in …

Game of Thrones

This is your brain on Disneyland: A Disney addict's quest to discover why he loves the parks so much

My name is Todd and I am addicted to Disney theme parks.<p>This spring, I spent 10 days at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., despite the fact that I live less than an hour away from Disneyland, which I visit at least several times during any given month. For the amount of money it cost me to go to …

Walt Disney Company

New York Times Magazine celebrates bespoke type in new show and publication

On the cover: Serif Headline Light Italic; Serif Display; Sans Thing; Sans Bold; Sans Poster; Slab Thin; Slab Regular; Slab SkyscraperThe booklet, …

Typography

A Comic Sans For The 21st Century Is Here

Hoefler & Co. release Inkwell, a Comic Sans for people who hate Comic Sans.<p>“I’ve been waiting for the first Comic Sans comparison,” says type designer Jonathan Hoefler dryly, when I mention how his new typeface family, Inkwell, all but begs for it. It’s hard not to draw parallels: Both fonts are …

Typography

41 Breathtaking Views From Above

Experience a bird's-eye perspective of places around the world from the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest.<p>Humans always dreamed of flying. Thanks to the Wright Brothers, we're able to hop from one destination to the next in just a few hours. People take to the air to …

Art History: The Life and Lessons of Master Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson

He’s mentioned over and over as a source of inspiration for photographers, but who was Henri Cartier-Bresson, and why does he matter? Throughout the history of photography, certain artists have withstood the test of time, with Cartier-Bresson at the top of the list. We take a look at the life, …

Japanese home, colorful and angle-loving, is a kaleidoscopic delight

The clever designers at Kochi Architect’s Studio are at it again<p>For folks unfamiliar with the trippy optics of Kochi Architect’s Studio, looking at an image of the firm’s Ana House can be befuddling. Is that yellow slice a wall or a void? Does everyone hit their heads on that low-angled door? It it …

Architecture

15 Modern Additions to Traditional Homes

We believe that building a new addition (or many) to your home is exciting. Not only do they create extra space, but additions also add character to your humble abode. Mix it up - preserve the originality of your home, while also building an epic extension that stands out from the rest.<p>Take a look …

Creative Renovation in Brooklyn

When graphic designers Jeanette and Mike Abbink left behind their loft in San Francisco—with collected ephemera, a voluminous library, and a parcel of paintings in tow—they didn’t know where they would land in the Big Apple. One renovation and one Welsh terrier later, they’re back on track in …

A Tour of Florist Lisa Przystup’s New York Farmhouse - Rip & Tan

I love a good home tour, but I have a special sweet spot for seeing people’s weekend retreats. These spaces tend to be really unique and pared down …