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The Best Lighting Design Of 2014

Here, 11 light designs that shone bright in 2014, from sleep-tracking lamps to smart lightbulbs to Gummi Bear candles.<p>Let there be lights: squeezable, color-changing lights, lights that track your sleep, lights that come disguised as Gummi Bears or giant pencils. These are just a few of the …

Convert an Old Slide Projector for Modern Video Use

Projectors can be expensive. Fortunately, slide projectors are not. The idea has probably occurred to many of us that one of these could be melded with modern electronics. It’s possible it’s been done before, but This converted model, made at the Cairo Hackerspace (that’s Egypt, not Georgia), is …

Screw It

The fantastically simple Frida stool and side table are so sensibly designed they’ll make you say DUH! Each composed of just 4 flat-pack pieces, …

Build-A-Bin Customizeable Picking Bins

I fuss a lot about how to organize tools and parts so that people can easily find and use them. This is a constant challenge in my day-to-day business as much as it is at my local hackspace. What I’ve figured out so far is that everything has to have a dedicated home address that’s very visible and …

The Fine Art of Japanese Hakone Marquetry Using Razor-Thin Slices of Wood Mosaics | Colossal

<p>From 2012-2013 Gucci Japan produced an online video series called “Hand” that payed homage to 35 artists and designers who eschew modern …

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

Photography

Skram Furniture Company Unveils New Designs

At this year’s ICFF, Skram Furniture Company unveiled their newest American-made modern furniture. Much like its previous designs, all the pieces are …

Dealing with Wood Movement: Design and Understanding

<i>This is the sixth post of an ongoing series about wood. Understanding its nature, the way it moves and changes, and the implications for designers.</i> …

Why Ikea Is Immortalizing Its Disposable Furniture

The titan of low-cost Swedish design will establish a museum in its original 1958 location in Älmhult. Here’s why that is not such a crazy idea.<p>Ikea, purveyor of cheap Scandinavian design, is going into the museum business. A few weeks ago, the company announced a plan to turn its original store, …

7 Effective Work-From-Home Tools for Remote Teams | Inc.com

There's no question that the right tools can make all the difference in managing a remote team.<p>Here's a roundup of a few that can help to strengthen not only your team's effectiveness, but its bond as well.<p>1. Trello<p>Trello, a web-based app, uses Post-it note-like visualization to help organize …

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

Amy Genser

While at the Architectural Digest Home Show, I discovered the amazing artwork of Amy Genser. These mixed media relief pieces are made of rolled up …

7 Tips For Designing On A Budget

In honor of Small Business Week, Rebecca Swift of iStock by Getty Images suggests how to get the most out of your website.<p>In the U.S. alone, sales by small businesses account for 54% of the country’s total sales and provide 55% of all jobs, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. …

Gallery ALL, Los Angeles

The impact of Ai Weiwei’s conceptual works has been immensely responsible for the growing understanding of his personal plight—and that of other artists—in a censored society. Even in these circumstances, artists and designers in China continue to create provocative works that challenge the culture …

Interview: Afroditi Krassa

Based in London, with firm roots in Greece, Afroditi Krassa has established herself as a prominent designer of her generation—particularly in interior design. Her clients range from the highly lauded furniture design house Ligne Roset to Italian interiors leader Bonaldo, from Cassina IXC to …

Haack Table

CH first spoke with Costa Mesa native, Sean Woolsey back in early 2012 when we discovered his pipe lamps, sheet metal paintings and love of the outdoors on Instagram. After three years, the artist and self-taught furniture maker has decided to create mini-production runs of his favorite pieces, …

The Adobe Challenge: Sagmeister X Walsh - The Fox Is Black

Sagmeister & Walsh is undoubtedly one of the best design firms working right now. They’re a powerful little team who have done everything from …

Pyro Board: An Audio Visualizer Created from an Array of 2,500 Flames | Colossal

<p>So here’s a thing to never try at home. Derek Muller from the very fine science video blog Veritasium visits with a team of “phsyics and chemistry …

Exploring the process of George Nakashima Woodworker

New York's 1950 Gallery showcases rare photos and a posthumous collaboration between George and his daughter Mira.<p>The meditative, almost spiritual quality of George Nakashima’s work forms the backbone of "1941-2014: The Process," a new show at New York’s 1950 Gallery running through May 28. …