Prisca Ekkens

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The $25K Pod That Could Ease L.A.’s Homelessness Crisis

These bright, airy shelters are carefully designed to sidestep red tape.<p>Every night, an estimated 50,000 people sleep on the streets of Los Angeles–a figure that’s skyrocketed by 35% in the last year alone. The problem is so bad that the mayor has declared a state of emergency, and in November, …

Report: Google’s first Daydream VR will be priced at $79, unveiled October 4

We’re less than 24 hours away from Google’s highly anticipated unveiling of the Pixel phones, but that’s not all we’re going to see. We’ve known since Google I/O that Google has been working on a special virtual reality headset for Daydream, and we even expected to see it at this event, but now we …

These stunning pastel sunset photos have a surprising secret behind them

Staring into the sky during a picturesque sunset will have your mind wandering and epiphanies surfacing. Sunsets are absolutely magical (see: this …

MDK9 Dog House

What happens when you get a bunch of fancy furniture designers out of Los Angeles to design a room for Fido? Well, apparently you get the MDK9 Dog …

Los Angeles

A lightweight pattern library for any project

What is it?<p>Astrum is a lightweight pattern library designed to be included with any web project.<p>It's non-opinionated and doesn't expect you to write …

Celebrate Prince's Life By Partying To His Personal Party Playlist

Anyone who is thinking about having a Prince memorial party and celebrating his musical legacy by playing Prince songs all night should know that's …

Dutch Designers Create Anti-Surveillance Clothing

KOVR, a new Dutch apparel brand, specialises in creating clothing that can make the wearer completely untraceable by modern tracking devices. The …

How to work with SVG icons

Say that Illustrator gave us this code for the icon show above:<p>We can simplify it quite a bit (manually or using SVGOMG), only keeping the viewBox …

These headphones measure your ears on the fly to create realistic surround sound — and the results are amazing

Headphones as we know them are OK if you want to experience VR, but they're not up to the task to reproduce the surround sound you need for the full experience.<p>Why do you need good surround sound?<p>For one, it's key for the immersive experience you get with VR. Virtual reality developers are using …

Giphy Capture for Mac OS X Lets You Make GIFs of Anything On Your Desktop

Giphy, one of our favorite GIF search engines, launched a new tool for Mac users today that lets you make a GIF of anything that’s happening on your …

Apps

Introducing Adobe XD CC

Adobe just announced the preview or public beta version of their highly anticipated design tool for interface designers. I got the chance to test …

Meet the Woman Trying to Fix Silicon Valley's Diversity Problem

As a lawyer fresh out of law school, Joelle Emerson believed she could make an impact by working at San Francisco non-profit Equal Rights Advocates, …

Google Provides Mobile UX Tips

New hub features in-depth research on exactly what people expect from a mobile experience, company says.

MIT Media Lab's Journal of Design and Science Is a Radical New Kind of Publication

Last fall Joi Ito, the director of the MIT Media Lab, stood onstage during the Lab’s 30th anniversary celebration and made a declaration. “Connecting …

Ito

Microinteractions: the secret of great app design

The best products do two things well: features and details. Features are what draw people to your product. <i>Details</i> are what keeps them there. And …

New Van Gogh Film "Loving Vincent" Is Animated with 12 Oil Paintings Per Second

Even if it didn’t reach its goal on Kickstarter, the art world has still been waiting with anticipation for the stunning film promised by Loving …

Space Tourism Posters

Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of …

Pop-Up Power Outlet Presents Extra Sockets at the Press of a Button

The OUTlet is a retrofittable solution for those who need more juice<p>Here's a neat idea for doubling the sockets on your existing power outlet. For …

Waste not, want not: How one family is living a rubbish-free life

How many times do you empty the bins in your home? Daily? Imagine being able to live an almost waste-free life while raising a family. Apparently, it …

6 great apps for starting school, preschool or kinder

We have rounded up some of the best apps for training young minds, creating healthy meals for the lunchbox, and keeping your precious ones safe both …

Kids

This Artist Created Portraits of Himself After Trying 52 Different Drugs

Artist Bryan Lewis Sanders wondered how different drugs may affect his perception, so he started a series where he did self portraits under the …

9 UX Secrets I Stole From People Smarter Than Me

The best ideas are the ones someone else has. Here, UX advice from experts at Ideo, Polar, CapitalOne, and more.<p>Like most people, I like to think I have good taste. But if I do, it’s only because I’ve been ruthless about one thing: stealing secrets and strategies from people a lot smarter than …

Colour Wheels Posters for Film Fans and Book Lovers

Studio Dorothy just completed a new series of posters for film fans and book lovers. Under the shape of a graduated colored wheel, <i>The Colour of …

NASA's new spaceship looks sleeker than a sports car

SpaceX already has a contract with NASA to deliver supplies to the ISS, but now it has finally convinced the space agency that its Dragon spaceship can safely transport humans.<p>Take a look inside the sleek new space capsule that future astronauts will travel in.

A Mesmerizing Video That Features a Spinning YoYo Body as a Fixed Point in the Center of the Frame

Talented YoYo artist Andrew Hulterstrom has created a gorgeously mesmerizing video that features the spinning body of his Yoyofactory Dream Titanium …

Articles about clever sunken roof fills london terrace house light on Dwell.com - Dwell

A London renovation resolves a family’s yearning for open air and greenery.<p>Formerly a schoolhouse property, this rundown London warehouse breathes new life as a modern two-bedroom abode after a complex...<p>Restored along a modern heritage theme, this family home in north London is full of unexpected …

Tech's most famous logo, the NASA worm, gets a second life

One of the most iconic science and technology logos, the minimalist NASA symbol, is being honored by having its design bible resurrected by …

Graphic Design

Pay No Interest Until 2019 with These Credit Cards

<b>Updated: May 14, 2018</b><p>If you’re carrying a balance on a credit card (or cards), it’s likely you’re wasting your hard-earned money on interest fees. …

Polaroid's latest instamatic doesn't use ink to print photos

Cubes, unwieldy squares, bulky cameras of yore. Regardless of form factor, when the Polaroid name is on a camera it means you're getting instant photos. With the company's latest shooter, the Snap, you're getting what looks like a pocketable device that uses proprietary tech to print photos using …

Woman Draws 11 Self-Portraits Whilst High On LSD, This Is What Happened

Whether its the world of music, film, literature or performance you can be sure that for someone, somewhere drugs and alcohol almost most certainly …