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David Adjaye’s Lost House is a striking jewel box

A most unusual home<p>It’s not every day you get to peek inside a David Adjaye-designed private residence, let alone the striking Lost House, a project the Ghanaian British architect completed in 2004.<p>Located in the heart of King’s Cross, the unassuming home is located in what was essentially an …

Design

The Coming Software Apocalypse

A small group of programmers wants to change how we code—before catastrophe strikes.<p>There were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a busy signal. One Seattle woman dialed 911 at least 37 …

Programming

19 Barns Transformed into Modern Farm Fantasy Homes

With high ceilings and wide open spaces, barns have become the perfect dwellings for homeowners looking to repurpose architecture or simply live expansively. Increasingly, architects are being asked to convert barns into homes, with some homeowners even purchasing historic barn frames and …

9 Signs an Employee Deserves a Promotion

If you want to get promoted, think more than skills, qualifications, and experience. The most promotable employees also have the right attitude -- and the right outlook on individual and team performance.<p>Along with, "How do I get a raise?" one of the most common questions that even exceptional …

Handsome timber chalet shows off the beauty of modern minimalism

The charms of simplicity are celebrated in this beautiful timber chalet tucked in the Alps of eastern France. Designed by French architecture firm …

Interior Design

20 Tools To Help You Create Beautiful Color Palettes

Colors not only reflect your ideas, virtues and add a great visual effect but highly influence human emotions and behavior. However, choosing the right color palette for your project, website or business can be a difficult task.<p>Lucky for you, today I’m sharing a list of 20 tools to help you create …

Web Design

Google’s 3 Secrets To Designing Perfect Conversations

First of all, try to be human.<p>We’ve all been frustrated when talking to a computer. Maybe it can’t understand what you’re saying. Maybe it hears you, but doesn’t understand what you mean. Or maybe it’s just a tedious chat with a cloying personality with whom you’d never choose to associate in real …

UX Design

Fluid Responsive Typography With CSS Poly Fluid Sizing

Fluid layouts have been a normal part of front-end development for years. The idea of fluid typography, however, is relatively new and has yet to be …

Web Development

Two designers have launched a Kickstarter to reissue the EPA’s 1977 graphic design manual

From the same designers who preserved the 1970s NASA ‘worm’ logo<p>Two years ago, Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth put together a Kickstarter project that reissued NASA’s original 1974 design standards, which introduced the iconic “Worm” logo to the world. Now, the pair is back with a new project: a …

Modern home in London works magic on an awkward lot

A little architectural ingenuity went a long way in replacing an old garage with this sunny abode<p>The site was unconventional: a long, skinny lot wedged between back gardens and a 16-car garage in West London. Zoning prevented anything taller than a single story, and it wouldn’t be possible to have …

Houses

This fascinating time-lapse show how New York City's population density changed over 210 years

Manhattan may seem packed with people today, but the island is not nearly as dense as it used to be.<p>That's evident in a time-lapse map by New York University urban scholars Solly Angel and Patrick Lamson-Hall. It shows the rise and fall of Manhattan's population density over the past 210 years, …

Time-lapse Photography

How A Grandma's Modest Closet Found Its Way Into The Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Sara Berman's belongings became an unlikely meditation on immigration, re-invention and feminine independence.<p>Sara Berman kept her closet in perfect order ― shoes lined up in an unerring row, crisply ironed white shirts stacked one atop the other, her signature bottle of Chanel 19 perched within …

Art

Mill Valley midcentury masterpiece by Daniel Liebermann asks $2.7 million

The remedy for Eichler overload<p>Under the tutelage Frank Lloyd Wright, Daniel Liebermann assisted with the construction of the famed Marin County Civic Center (1962). But he’s since come into his own right as an iconoclastic architect, designing a slew of homes. This unique midcentury-modern gem in …

The rules of responsive web typography

<i>Zell Liew will be at</i> <i>Generate London</i><i>, where he will give a talk and host a workshop on building responsive CSS components. Other topics covered at the</i> …

Web Development

This Crazy Gorgeous Font Evolves As You Type With It

Oh, and it's inspired by cockroaches.<p>This being a digital age, our lives are suffused with fonts. Just about every word we read is set in a font crafted by an artist, a team of them, or even multiple generations of designers. But for the non-graphic designers among us, who mostly interact with font …

Typography

This Chrome extension will call your phone to help you avoid annoying coworkers

We all have that one coworker: the person who traps you in lengthy conversations or distracts you throughout the day.<p>Since there's no polite way to tell someone to go away, most of us get stuck waiting for that person to leave.<p>That's where a new Google Chrome Extension called Nope comes in. Created …

Chrome Web Store

Listen to Andy Hertzfeld on Steve Jobs movie, General Magic, and his time at Google

Last week I jumped on a call with Andy Hertzfeld, a Silicon Valley legend who really shouldn’t need an introduction.<p>However, in case you aren’t familiar with Andy’s work, he was an early Apple employee, including being a founding member of the original Macintosh team headed up by a then young Steve …

The best, most creative newsletters by designers for designers

This week we’ve decided to curate some of the coolest design newsletters with unique concepts. People in the design industry tend to be hungry to learn more and develop their skills, so the personal digests below are a great way to do that while staying updated on the latest news in the vast world …

Web Design

Sweet How-To Turns Candy Dots Into Pop Art Portraits

Candy art made from this instructable looks great—but keep it away from the ants.<p><b>This article was originally published on November 7, 2014 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>Some photographs are so mouth-wateringly beautiful, so well-composed, you just want to take a bite out of them. Thanks to this new …

Artists

Modular House DublDom / BIO-architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house was designed and produced for a young family who went to live in the suburbs of Moscow on …

Cabins

Rick Banks launches innovative online “type tester” for F37 Foundry

Graphic designer Rick Banks, who runs Face37, has launched a new website for his foundry F37 that allows designers to test out typefaces within a web …

New York City bike lanes have improved drastically

If you think the city’s bike lanes are bad now, check out what they were like 15 years ago<p>The de Blasio administration and the city’s Department of Transportation are making strides in their “Vision Zero” initiative, an action plan intended to help put an end to traffic deaths and injuries, but …

How an Acclaimed New York Chef Makes Classic Alsatian Comfort Food

<i>Last week, Grub Street and Gabriel Kreuther teamed up for a special dinner and tour of the new</i> <i>Kreuther Handmade Chocolate</i><i>. Organized as part of</i><i>New</i> …

Restaurants

Impressive Extension ‘Hides’ Behind Cast-Iron Facade in New York

A bold architecture intervention behind one of New York’s most impressive cast-iron facades resulted in a creative addition. <b>WORKac</b> came up with an …

Design

How to Give an Emotionally Intelligent Presentation

View your presentation from your audience's perspective instead of your own.<p>Emotions play an active role in almost all of our decision making. That's one reason why emotional intelligence, the ability to identify, understand, and manage those emotions, is such an invaluable skill. (It's also the …

This Redesigned Map Of U.S. Train Routes Might Make You Actually Want To Take Amtrak

You might not have known it from the old map, but you can actually get to a lot of places by train (if you’re willing to take a while).<p>If it’s hard to picture the U.S. with a high-speed rail network like China’s–with trains going 186 miles an hour, and rail trips more than 70% faster than they are …

Maps

The Vamp turns any old speakers into a wireless stereo sound system

Don’t get rid of your old speakers<p>A few years ago, London-based designer Paul Cocksedge started collecting old speakers he found on the street because he liked the way they looked. After a while, he had amassed quite a few in the corner of his studio when he began to wonder, "Why are people …

Facebook’s Product Design Director on maintaining a productive work environment

We spoke to Geoff Teehan about his current role at Facebook, what he's learned in the year since shutting down his agency, and more.The post …

UX Design

K780 keyboard by feiz design studio for logitech

sep 29, 2017<p>the design was inspired by niki de saint phalle's jardin des tarots and pulls from elements of her gaudi-esque mosaic-filled, sculpture …

Design Better Data Tables

<b>Poor tables.</b> Where did they go wrong?<p>After being the bread and butter of the web for most of its early history, tables were cast aside by many …

Edward Tufte