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Simon Diener's portable Pong light uses its battery as a counterweight

German designer Simon Diener has designed a portable light that is suspended using its wrap-around cord and counterweight.<p>The Pong light's battery, …

Storm force: Ishinomaki Laboratory has turned utility into a fine art

Keiji Ashizawa and Takahiro Chiba, the dynamic duo behind Ishinomaki Laboratory, like to describe their operation as the world’s first DIY furniture company. Chiba, a former sushi chef, heads up operations in a large, former wakame-seaweed hangar in the small city of Ishinomaki in northern Japan. …

The tech industry needs more designers — are hybrid designer-developers the answer?

The growing need for tech designers is driving the industry to seek out multi-disciplinary talent and leading to more inclusive hiring practices. Highlighting this trend, John Maeda, former design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has published a new report on what companies are looking …

UX Design

Facebook officially releases new Video app for fourth-gen Apple TV [Gallery]

After announcing its plans for the app earlier this month, Facebook this evening officially released its video-centric app on the fourth-gen Apple TV. Facebook touts the new application as a prime source for the latest and greatest video content and the launch on tvOS comes a day after the app made …

Smart TV

Mies’s Mansion House Square: the best building London never had?

Mies van der Rohe’s plans for an office tower in the City were scuppered by Prince Charles’ criticism and Margaret Thatcher’s fear of new public space – yet this tale has as much to do with shifts in public opinion against modernist architecture<p>Alternatively described by Richard Rogers as “the …

Architecture

100 Years Of Infographics From National Geographic

A new tome from Taschen explores why National Geographic‘s approach to information design has changed little since the 1800s.<p>The fact that <i>National Geographic</i> continues to be a collector’s item when other print magazines are struggling—there’s even a popular eBay guide for selling them–is testament …

How Ikea's New Joinery is Advancing Their Design

The Lisabo does more with less<p>Let's get into table design for a second. If you look at your average dining table, you'll see most have aprons. The …

Woodworking

This Woodland Design Farm Actually Grows Furniture

British tree farmer, artist and designer Gavin Munro talks about the art of “zen 3D printing” with wood.<p>For the last decade, Gavin Munro has been figuring out the perfect way to grow wooden furniture and art like patterned lamps, chairs and tables. More recently, this British tree farmer, artist …

Finland's Experiment Is Not Universal Basic Income - But It's Still Worthwhile

Finland is embarking on an historic experiment. It is planning to try out what it calls a “basic income”.<p>In a press release, the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health outlines legislation that would be required for a pilot study into basic income:<p>The objective of the legislative proposal is …

Income Inequality

Ikea’s Quest To Think Like A Software Company

Ikea’s new collaboration with top British designer Tom Dixon reveals how the company is embracing open-source thinking.<p>Every year, Ikea introduces around 2,500 new products to customers around the world. Working under the umbrella philosophy “Democratic Design,” the company evaluates every single …

Nendo designs collection of movement-tracing furniture

<b>New York 2016:</b> prolific Japanese studio Nendo has unveiled a collection of furniture and lighting featuring sketch-like outlines that trace the …

GoPro launching new virtual reality camera, online platform

The race to create both the hardware and the software that will drive the emerging virtual reality market is heating up, and now GoPro has unveiled …

The Doors to Design: 10 Essential Terms Every Marketer Needs to Know

<b>Everyone is a designer</b>. Well, at least everyone has the potential to be a designer, and that’s because people understand basic design principles …

UI Design

5 Tech Trends to Watch at SxSW 2016

Here's what everyone will be talking about this weekend at the annual conference in Austin.<p>With apologies to the people behind CES, my favorite conference starts tomorrow in Austin. SxSW is a bastion of innovative new product demos, incredible apps (last year, Meerkat was the talk of the show--it …

Photos: The secret world of maids in New York’s richest neighborhoods

Xyza Cruz Bacani was a domestic worker for nearly ten years, before the world recognized her as photographer. Now, in an ongoing project to document human trafficking and overseas workers, the 29-year-old prodigy reveals the dark reality of female domestic workers in the United States.<p>Shot with the …

Manhattan

Rent out and stay in architect-designed homes through Holidayarchitecture website

<b>Dezeen promotion:</b> holiday makers can stay in houses designed by Peter Zumthor, Piet Hein Eek or John Pawson by booking through online network …

"Why don't they make an ugly Barbie?"

<b>Comments update:</b> readers have accused American toy maker Mattel of dragging its heels in the attempt to diversify the iconic Barbie doll. Read on for …

Former Google exec launches new startup lab

The creator of the Android mobile operating system -- and Google's former robotics czar -- is hoping he can help a new generation of entrepreneurs build hardware.<p>Andy Rubin, the former Google whiz that created the Android mobile operating system and headed the company's nascent efforts in robotics, …

Startups

How do you catch the sun to make electricity at night? This German inventor has an answer.

Wolfram Walter is a man obsessed with things electric.<p>He’s electrified his bicycle. He’s electrified his Porsche. When he introduces his dog, Paula, you almost expect him to tell you that he’s electrified her, too.<p>Not yet, but you never know. The engineer from a small town in southwestern Germany …

8 super-successful people share their best advice on how to quit a job

But there <i>are</i> smart — and reckless — ways to go about it.<p>LinkedIn recently asked the top minds in business to share their best advice for quitting a job.<p>Here's what Richard Branson, Suze Orman, and six other super-successful people had to say.

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Design

Furniture Handmade in 3 to 5 Minutes

Jenny Nordberg set out to try something new – to make homemade, artisanal furniture but in a mass produced type of way, i.e. super fast. The project, …

Muller Van Severen to present new furniture at Viaduct exhibition

Belgian studio Muller Van Severen will debut its latest pieces of furniture and lighting that "ooze a sort of fruitiness" at London gallery Viaduct …

Breaking Down Thos. Moser’s Cumberland Chair

<i>In this month’s Deconstruction, we get an inside look into the design and creation of Thos. Moser’s Cumberland Chair, designed by Adam Rogers. Part</i> …

A Trio of Time-Bending, Conceptual Machines

slide carousel<p>piano-gramophone<p>long-chair-stationary-bike<p>Project leaders: Felix Guyon and Simon Chenier<br>Collaborators: Soudures Richer, Chaloupes …

Design

An Oral History of Laurel Canyon, the 60s and 70s Music Mecca

They made music together, took drugs together, formed bands together, slept together. But none of the legends of the Laurel Canyon scene that flowered in L.A. in the late 60s and early 70s—Joni Mitchell, David Crosby, Linda Ronstadt, and others—remember it quite the same way.<p><i>When I first came out</i> …

New Albums

Enter Your Work in the A’ Design Awards 2015

It’s time again to register for the prestigious A’ Design Award. The deadline for submission is on February 28, 2015 – so it’s getting pretty …

Using Only Circles, Famous Films are Cleverly Turned into Minimalist Posters

Designer Nick Barclay is back with a new series that's all about famous films. While his last set was more serious, showing symptoms of depression with geometric designs, this batch is a bit lighter and he does away with all shapes except for the circle. In true minimalist form, he condenses down …

Posters

Scientology Is Going To War Over A New Documentary

The Scientology ad calls out "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" director Alex Gibney for supposedly not allowing the organization to respond to claims made in the film.<p>Specifically, the ad asks if the documentary is "a Rolling Stone/UVA Redux" — a reference to a now-notorious …