Nicole Nicoletti

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The Unlikely Evolution Of The @ Symbol

Once a bookkeepers’ shorthand, @ has become the fulcrum of our digital identities. How did that happen?<p>For a moment, let’s not think about the @ symbol in the way we usually think of it, as the fulcrum of an email address, the navel connecting us to our Twitter handles, or even just the weird <i>a</i> …

To This Day

Why Is Frank Gehry So Desperate to Align Himself With Facebook?

For a while, rumors have been circulating that Facebook would be relocating from a Midtown Manhattan office at 335 Madison Ave to the downtown tech …

IBM’s Clever Billboards Double As Benches, Shelter, And Ramps

Billboard ads are an architectural eyesore. And they’re fundamentally designed to get in your way–to leverage visual noise to distract you while going about your day and having your own thoughts. Worried about filing that report? A bus stop wants to sell you french fries. Dodging other drivers …

Car Insurance

CH Gift Guide: Father's Day

Whether your dad prefers to take in a few rounds of golf with his buddies or spend an afternoon in the waves enjoying handplaning, our Cool Hunting Gift Guide has him covered this Father's Day, 16 June 2013. Filled with a dynamic range of gifts for dads of all ages and interests, there are plenty …

Shopping

49 Beautiful Beach And Sea Themed Bedroom Designs

Sea-themed wall art and white sea shells that are covering a bedside table complete light blue wall color to make an interesting impression.<p>Beach, …

Interior Design

How A Guerrilla Art Project Gave Birth To NYC’s New Wheelchair Symbol

In 2009, Brian Glenney and Sara Hendren kicked off an art project to generate discussion on the ubiquitous International Symbol of Access. Now their revised design is rolling out in New York City.<p>In coming months, as parts of New York City continue to rebuild after the destruction caused by …

Disability

ThirtyTwo Hood Rat Collection

Each year around this time a sleepy mountain town in Oregon explodes with snow deprived youth with one thing on their mind: snowboarding. As the only lift-serviced ski field open year-round in North America, Mt. Hood hosts thousands of boarders each summer who've traveled far and wide for the …

North America

Art That Exposes Weird Glitches In Google Maps

See what happens when the Google Maps algorithm auto-updates its satellite images.<p>The cartography world has likely seen more changes in the past decade than ever before, thanks to Google Maps. The era of using cumbersome printed maps that crowd the passenger seat, or robotic GPS systems to navigate …

Maps

NYCxDesign 2013: Negative Space

Negative Space is an exhibition where designers explore the idea of negative space from new and interesting perspectives. Ten designers from …

Furniture

As Much Dieter Rams As Possible: Design Silesia Presents the Ten Principles in Motion Graphics Form

Design Silesia, a blanket organization for promoting design in the Silesia region of Poland, is pleased to present their first 3D-animated short …

Product Design

A Surreal Recipe “Book” Made Of Tenuously Balanced Ingredients

Pizza margherita, apple cake, minestrone soup, and salmon. They’re all delicious. And thanks to the endless patience of stylist Elena Mora and photographer Karsten Wegener, they’re all part of a balanced diet. Literally.<p>Because to produce their photography series <i>Ricettario: A Balanced Diet</i>, the duo …

Apple Cake

Barry Underwood's Luminescent Landscapes

In conjunction with an installation by Sarah Kabot, Johansson Projects in Oakland, CA is presenting new work by photographer Barry Underwood. The exhibition, called "Trace Artifice," shows the artist at work again creating otherworldly light installations in remote spaces. From the forests of …

Art

A Spoon That Doubles As An iPad Stylus

Sometimes it’s a fine line between genius and utter stupidity, and the iSpoon ($7) does somersaults on that line with bold irreverence. Designed by Jordan Murphy for Umbra, on one end, it’s a wooden spoon. On the other end, it’s a stylus. So with the addition of what’s essentially a three-cent …

iPad

Invisible Artists – A Preview of ‘Sign Painters’ - The Fox Is Black

My theory about signage and typography has been proven true countless times. It predicts that no matter how perfect a new business is set-up, if they …

44 Sea-Inspired Bathroom Décor Ideas

Sea-inspired bathrooms are always pretty and enjoyable as they are usually done in water colors – dark blue, turquoise and all the other water …

Your Ultimate Swimwear Guide

From crocheted bikinis to body-baring one-pieces, this season's swimwear has gotten a serious update. MC has put together 40 of our favorite picks in four of the summer's hottest trends.<p>From crocheted bikinis to body-baring one-pieces, this season's swimwear has gotten a serious update. <i>MC</i> has put …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms …

A Rare Peek At The Guidelines That Dictate Google’s Graphic Design

A pair of “Visual Assets Guidelines,” posted by one of the company’s senior graphic designers, outline precisely how Google designers are supposed to sweat the small stuff.<p>In April 2011, Larry Page took the reins as Google’s CEO. He didn’t waste any time getting down to business. On his very first …

Graphic Design

These NYC Subway Portraits From The '60s Are Marvelous

What is it about spying on people on the train — no matter what decade — that's just so delightful?<p>All images via Brooklyn Public Library

Libraries

10 Best Places to See From Above

For the ultimate bird's eye view of your destination there's no more thrilling way to get your bearings than zooming over the landscape in a helicopter. Whether hovering over a kaleidoscope of corals at the Great Barrier Reef or soaring around the Statue of Liberty in New York, here are 10 of the …

Grand Canyon

Hollywood Doppelgänger Math

Underwater Archaeologist Franck Goddio Finds 1,600-Year-Old City that Vanished 1,200 Years Ago

In the early 1980s, Frenchman Franck Goddio was working in finance. But rather than searching for treasure in spreadsheets, he began looking …

Archaeology

Jay Pharoah Burns Lil Wayne in Pitch-Perfect Freestyle Impression

It’s official: <i>Saturday Night Live</i>’s Jay Pharoah has redeemed himself for that weak Trinidad James spoof a couple of months back. On a recent visit to</i> …

New Music: Busta Rhymes Feat. Nicki Minaj “Twerk It (Remix)”

Fresh off returning to that Hot 97 Summer Jam stage on Sunday night, Nicki Minaj surprises us with a fitting guest appearance. Busta Rhymes’ new …

Microsoft Confirms Gamers' Fears Over Xbox One

There have been concerns about Xbox One since before we knew it was Xbox One. Gamers were worried about used game restrictions, online requirements, and privacy issues, and the community at large was furiously underwhelmed with Microsoft‘s ability to answer those questions at the console reveal. …