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What I Learned By Recording My Classes

When Michelle Russell reviewed video of the classes she had recorded, reality turned out to be much different than what she had imagined was …

Steps to Create the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning

Many school administrators, teachers and parents want the education provided to children to be high quality, rigorous and connected to the world …

Design Thinking in the History Classroom

Can history teachers apply Design Thinking ideas to a subject often taught as a progression of facts? Jody Passanisi thinks so. "What could be more …

FluidStance Level Standing Desk

Posted in Living<p>Even with a great ergonomic chair, there’s no denying that sitting all day is killing you. And even as our lives become increasingly …

Standing Desks

Rockin’ Simple

The adorably simple Rolo rocking stool is as utilitarian as it is playful. Its clever construction adds a bit of functionality to an otherwise basic …

Tone. Wine

Derrick Lin Packaging of the World Chief Curator 5/20/2016 06:43:00 PM Alcohol , Europe , Glass , Russia , Wine<p>Designer: Nikita Ivanov<br>Project Type: …

TransBlock: Adaptable Wooden Toy Design

This is a wood toy set design for preschoolers, aiming to stretch children's imagination, is easy to assemble and safe to play with. The product …

8 Ways to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Let go of any crippling anxieties for a second and think back to childhood. Remember the fear and trepidation you felt the first time you peered down from the top of the playground slide—which immediately turned to utter joy and triumph when you reached the …

How Ikea took over the world

Photographs by Andrew Hetherington<p>How Ikea took over the world<i>Photographs by Andrew Hetherington</i><b>In a stunning global expansion, the Swedish home</b> …

These Cameron and Gove "leaked texts" reveal simmering tension over the EU referendum

Former BFFs David Cameron and Michael Gove are publicly falling out in a big way over the EU referendum. These leaked texts show just how tense the …

Kristine Five Melvær's Vava stool features zigzag legs

<b>Stockholm 2016:</b> Norwegian designer Kristine Five Melvær has created a stackable stool with legs that form an undulating wooden support around its …

Handcrafted Jewelry Cases Rich in Tradition

While TRONKSandCo is fresh out of the gate, the Barcelona-based company comes from a long line of craftsmanship in woodworking. After two years of …

Designing for Knife Storage, Part 1: Blocks and Wall Racks

When I work with clients to organize their kitchens, knife storage is one of the issues we tackle. Everyone has different needs and constraints—but …

Stylish "PLYbike" Features Beautiful Frame Made from Wood

A bike with a fiberglass frame isn't the only way to ride in style. Dots Design Studio, a multidisciplinary Bangkok-based firm, makes handcrafted bicycles using timber parts. Their sleek <i>PLYbike</i> is composed of sandwiched wood veneer, and highlights a beautiful surface design thanks to the …

Can Schools Cultivate a Student’s Ability to Think Differently?

Flickr/MarkoEntrepreneurship is often associated with people who assume the risk of starting a business venture for financial gain. However, …

Postmodernism is back: introducing Dezeen's Pomo summer

<b>Pomo summer:</b> this summer, we celebrate the revival of the architecture and design movement everybody loves to hate. To kick off the series, Dezeen …

First London Design Biennale to launch in 2016 at Somerset House

London is set to get its own international design biennial, based on the model of the Venice art and architecture biennales, and directed by former …

Creative Furniture Inspired by M.C. Escher

Studio Isabell Gatzen recently launched the DEBUT collection which explores contrasts that still manage to achieve a sense of harmony in form, …

Handcrafted, 3D Wooden Wall Coverings

MOKO interior has launched a collection of handcrafted, 3D wooden wall coverings that act like vertical sculptures. Taking wallpaper to the extreme, …

Competition: win Barrel Trays by H and Affordable Art Fair tickets

<b>Competition:</b> Dezeen has teamed up with furniture company H and the Affordable Art Fair to give away two of the brand's Barrel Trays, along with …

Do You Have An Elastic Mind? 3 Traits Of Designers Who Do

Designers have gotten what they asked for: a seat at the corporate boardroom table. Now they have to adapt to a new working reality.<p>Walking around my studio, I see small teams collaborating at temporary, flexible workstations. There’s Eunji, a researcher, designer, and former high school teacher, …

Vases Made from Glass, Concrete and Sand

100% Sand is a project by recent graduate Anabella Vivas that investigates if and how the process of design can benefit by using natural elements …

Bougeoir Labyrinthe by Miriam Josi

Miriam Josi designed Bougeoir Labyrinthe, a series of candleholders made of bend and soldered iron. She didn’t stop there though. Instead, she hand …

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A Steam-Free Way to Bend Wood: The Hot Pipe Method

This low-tech method is best for pieces up to 3/8" in thickness<p>Scotty Lewis describes bending wood as "one of the most exciting and magical things a …

34 Posters Celebrate Braun Design In The 1960s

A new exhibition in London invited top designers to pay tribute to Dieter Rams’s work with Braun. Here are the results.<p>It’s hard to overstate the influence of industrial designer Dieter Rams. At Braun in the 1960s, Rams put into practice a comprehensive approach to ID and brand strategy where …