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Modern Architecture

18 Reasons Your Startup Failed, Visualized

What determines whether your startup sinks or swims? To help you avoid startup doom, designer Mark Vital has visualized 18 mistakes that kill startups. The infographic is adapted from an essay by programmer and investor Paul Graham, co-founder of Y Combinator, an incubator that has funded more than …

Silicon Valley

A Look at Frank Lloyd Wright's Little-Known Prefabs

If you were plotting a Frank Lloyd Wright tour of American architecture, the 2700 block of West Burnham Street in Milwaukee might not make your itinerary. But on this quiet street, you can find evidence of the architect’s career-long obsession with creating affordable, sometimes prefabricated, …


Date Night for Architects: New York's Newest Restaurant with Design Cred - Dwell

The Martha Washington Hotel<br>29 East 29th Street<br>New York, NY <br>212-689-1900<br>Rooms from $335<p>A restrained interior by architect Annabelle Selldorf adds gravitas to restaurateur Danny Meyer's latest hotspot, Marta, inside the new Martha Washington hotel.


Renaud Defrancesco's LED lightbulbs are shaped like lampshades

ECAL graduate Renaud Defrancesco has designed a collection of LED bulbs that double as decorative pendant lights.<p>The Ampoules LMP collection is based …

What To Expect From 3-D Printed Wood, Metal, and Stone

MakerBot announced the ability to 3-D print with “wood”, “limestone”, “iron”, or “bronze”. But this isn’t the dawn of a new era quite yet.<p>Yesterday, Makerbot announced three filament types that will let users 3-D print with materials comprised partially of wood, limestone, iron, or bronze. It’s …

3D Printing

Life in Perpetual Beta: Betabook is a Whiteboard for the Digital Age

As an avid documenter, collector and all around object enthusiast, my accumulation of 'stuff' from design school and beyond would rival designers …

Fascinating Infographic Conceptualizes the World as 100 People

What if the world's population only had 100 people? That small of a number definitely makes it easier to put things into perspective. Out of 100, 60 of them would live in Asia; 70 would not have access to the internet; and the gender divide would be split at 50/50. Jack Hagley designed this …


These Beautiful Maps Show How Much Of The U.S. Is Paved Over

Take away the mountains, rivers, and lakes, and you’re left with 4 million miles of road–and a surprisingly recognizable U.S. map.<p>When you strip everything off a map except the roads, most of the U.S. is still clearly recognizable. In a series of maps of every state, and the country as a whole, …

How Designers Turn Data Into Beautiful Infographics

Behind the scenes of information architects’ creative processes.<p>The best infographics are clear, easy to digest, and eye-catching. But the process of distilling data into a neat little chart, bar graph, or venn diagram usually requires pages and pages of messy preparatory sketches, which are rarely …

Infographics – Elements Bundle

An extensive infographics template bundle.<p>With this extensive <b>infographics template bundle</b>, you are able to create stylish and intuitive infographics …

City of Porto New Identity

This is an amazing study about the new identity of the City of Porto in Portugal. In this post you will see all the notes that enforced the decisions …

7 DIY Concrete Projects You Can Make With One $5 Bag Of Concrete Mix

These awesome DIYs will make you glad that you lugged that 80-pound bag of concrete mix home. If you make all of them, it comes out to less than $2 per project.<p>For ambitious DIYers who are willing to buy more than a single bag of concrete, here are a couple extra projects:

23 Surprisingly Gorgeous Homes Made From Shipping Containers

Because shipping containers are like Legos for adults.

Integrating Interior Design, Lighting Design and Electrical Engineering

A presentation that goes over:<p>- the role of Interior Designer and Lighting Designer/Engineer<p>- the general lighting information and typical coordination process<p>- what goes on behind the scenes<p>- fixture placement and selection<p>- other electrical coordination with Interior Designer

Interior Design

oon: A Modern & Logical Update to the Power Strip

Those old plastic and metal power strips haven’t changed design since they first came out – they’re still those unsightly long, solid strips you see …

A Lamp Inspired by M.C. Escher

M.C. Escher’s illustrations are pretty unforgettable so it’s no wonder Note Design Studio was inspired when they designed the MCE Lamp for Belgian …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com


Sites of the Week: Brazil Fourteen, Filament, Electrik and more

We're very close to the World Cup here in Brazil, so today I'm featuring some websites that could help you stay up to date about the news and the …

Berlin – Free Fonts by Antonio Rodrigues Jr

A free font system for personal and commercial use.<p>Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator Antonio Rodrigues Jr started to work on this free font …

Designer and Illustrator Craig Frazier

Creative Artworks by Illustrator Craig Frazier.<p>I don’t know if you’ve heard the name of illustrator Craig Frazier before, but perhaps you’ve seen …

Sponsored – Some Favorites from the A’ Design Award Winners - The Fox Is Black

A’ Design Awards is an annual juried design competition honoring the best designers, architects, engineers, design studios, and design-oriented …

This Weird-Looking Playground Could Make Your Kids More Creative

Research shows that unstructured playgrounds can nurture children’s social and cognitive development. But the kids who benefit from such designs tend to come from select communities. One company could change that.<p>As early as 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt, a big proponent of children’s …


Most Incredible Sculptures of AfrikaBurn 2013

AfrikaBurn is an annual event held in the deserts of the Tankwa Karoo in South Africa that invites artists to display their work and then eventually light it up in a blaze of glory, in true Burning Man fashion. The regional event, which most recently hosted approximately 6,500 people, follows the …


8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Line Drawings Transform Everyday Objects Into Quirky Scenes

It's amazing what artists can do with everyday objects. When put in the right context, a feather appears to be a knife, a lone grape looks just like a red balloon, and cookies can sweep the floor. Artist Victor Nunes has taken this concept to a whole new level by pairing multiple objects together …