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11 of the best micro apartments from around the world

Showcasing tiny-urban-living at its finest<p>While living in a tiny house may or may not be ideal for some, most people living in highly populous cities have no choice but to cram themselves into even smaller apartments. That often means coming up with ingenious ways of maximizing space through the …

Interior Design

This Color is Taking Over Pinterest—And Your Home

It's not quite beige and it's not quite gray.<p>Pantone named Marsala the color of the year, but we'd like to disagree. The shade blowing up everyone's Pinterest and Instagram feeds—and showing up on design blogs and your best friend's perfectly decorated house—is a gray and beige combo, or …

Interior Design

The Most Convincing Argument Against Parametric Design Yet

Have a hard time articulating what the movement parametric design is? So does its founder. At the Guardian, Rowan Moore takes a stab.<p>In a nutshell, parametricism is an architectural philosophy that contends that a computer can design more complex forms and useful spaces than human beings …

Peter Thiel

Variable fonts, a new kind of font for flexible design

Just minutes ago, at the ATypI conference in Warsaw, the world was introduced to a new kind of font: a <b>variable</b> font. Jointly developed by Apple, …

Typography

BIOCLIMATIC RESIDENCE | GEM ARCHITECTS - Gounaropoulou, Emmanouilidou, Bazos

The residence, a rectangular three storey building, is situated in a 600m2 lot. The architectural language is Doric. Single and double height semi- …

Architecture

5 Knots Every Hiker and Backpacker Should Know

by Austin Campbell September 15, 2016 3 Comments<p>Increase Your Backcountry Skills by Learning These Knots<p>The right knot can be a life saver when you …

Illustrative Animals

I’ve always been impressed about the level of details when a designer/artist work on symmetrical art and especially with animal faces. It’s not a new …

We want walls: the future of office design - and the demise of open plan

It was supposed to herald a new age of modern, collaborative co-working - but is it all over for the open-plan office?<p>Increasingly, open plan, wall-free working spaces, still used by the vast majority of UK businesses, are being supplanted by flexible layouts, with spaces for concentration as well …

Ergonomics