Peter Rogers

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Great Danes: the Denmark of Hamlet and Karen Blixen

I get off the train in Snekkersten, a small coastal town 50km north of Copenhagen. The conductor has already warned me there will be nothing open: no food, no drink, no taxis. She is right. It is late at night. Really late. Close to midnight. I walk past the sleeping houses and along the beach. It …

National Parks

A Rickety Gin Distillery Is Reborn Into a Bright, Award-Winning Home

A design duo strategically transform a dark, rundown distillery into their own modern abode.<p>When architect Rupert Scott and his wife, interior designer Leo Wood, first laid eyes on a London gin distillery, it was dark, dank, and not at all inviting. Yet, despite its flaws, the couple immediately …

Architecture

6 of the best chamois creams

For longer days in the saddle, chamois cream can literally save your butt. There are plenty of embrocation creams to choose from though, so we put …

The 9 Best Tents for Camping and Backpacking

Going on a bikepacking trip? Consider these options<p>There’s nothing like a home away from home, and a great tent is a key part of a successful campout or bikepacking trip into the backcountry. We’ve gathered a range of our favorite tents, from small and lightweight ones that are easy to carry while …

Backpacking

Here's How America Uses Its Land

Pasture/range<p>Forest<p>Cropland<p>Special Use<p>Miscellaneous<p>Urban<p>= 1 million acres<p>Pasture/range<p>Forest<p>Cropland<p>Special Use<p>Miscellaneous<p>Urban<p>= 1 million …

Exports

BurnBox Makes Hidden Files Look Like You've Deleted Them

Imagine you're a human rights activist, pulling up to a border crossing. The on-duty customs agent requests that you hand over your phone and unlock …

Border Crossings

Parking Has Eaten American Cities

A new study documents the huge amount of space taken up by parking, and the astronomical costs it represents, in five U.S. cities.<p>Parking eats up an incredible amount of space and costs America’s cities an extraordinary amount of money. That’s the main takeaway of a new study that looks in detail …

Urban Design

America spends over $20bn per year on fossil fuel subsidies. Abolish them | Dana Nuccitelli

Imagine that instead of taxing cigarettes, America subsidized the tobacco industry in order to make each pack of smokes cheaper.<p>A report from Oil Change International (OCI) investigated American energy industry subsidies and found that in 2015–2016, the federal government provided $14.7bn per year …

Fossil Fuels

I talked to Duplex, Google’s scarily human AI voice

If it hadn’t mentioned that it was a machine, I would have thought I was chatting with a woman from Southern California.<p>It was 11 a.m. I was in a Thai restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan taking reservations. And I was about to talk to a robot.<p>The phone rang. “Hello, THEP Thai,” I …

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Mathematics

Mountain Biker Lands On Black Bear During Ride

“He literally hit and flattened the bear and got knocked off his bike.”<p>We hear about bear encounters all of the time. But a mountain biker <i>landing</i> on a bear? That even surprised us.<p>It happened to a mountain biker from Canada over the weekend. He was riding with friends on the Odyssey Trail in …

Bears

Google Material demo reel shows off revamped Gmail, Drive on mobile, Google Photos on web

Google’s transition to update all of its apps with the Material Theme is well underway. A new video now shows off elements of the company’s new design language, while featuring various concepts for refreshed Google apps and services.<p>In the style of the original reel showed off with the 2014 launch …

Apps

12 Beautiful Biking Destinations You’ll Want to Add to Your Bucket List

For the most part, bike rides are often quite beautiful. Whether you’re biking through rolling hills or a cute little countryside town, or even some …

Jackson Hole

Minimalist Floating Structure Creates Seawater Pools in Denmark

The Danish city of Aarhus has a new summer recreation area thanks to award-winning architectural firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). The new pool complex is the second Harbor Bath the firm has created, its first opening in Copenhagen in 2003. Thought to be the largest seawater structure of its nature, …

Architecture

10 great long-distance cycle routes in Europe: readers’ tips

Winning tip: Passau, Germany, to Vienna<p>For a one-week first cycle tour, I’d recommend flying to Linz then catching the train over the German border to Passau, a beautiful city where the rivers Inn, Danube and Ils meet. Rent bikes from Matthias Drasch at Fahrrad-Klinik and pedal off along …

Cycling

Content design is the user experience and what the deuce is content design?

<i>(This is something I first sent out to my</i> <i>private mailing list</i><i>.)</i><p>Toward the end of writing my upcoming book (Form Design Patterns in case you didn’t …

An Elegant Abode Embraces Nature Without Waiving Privacy

In North Carolina's Cary suburb, a contemporary home of timber, glass, and concrete blocks is designed for a nature-loving couple who value privacy.<p>When In Situ Studio was tapped to design a modern home in Raleigh, North Carolina, they were presented with a tricky challenge: to create an expansive …

Weekly News for Designers № 443

Current State of Web Design – This certainly captures the essence of a modern website. <br>Animate Calligraphy with SVG – Useful code snippets for …

How To: 100+ Secret Dialer Codes for Your iPhone

The dialer screen on your iPhone has a lot more to it than just entering phone numbers and hitting the green call button. It's not very obvious, but …

A freewheeling guide to two-wheeling in San Diego, a city made for cycling

I still savor the days of biking 40 or 50 miles from my home near San Diego’s Old Town. I would head up the coast along Pacific Coast Highway through a series of idyllic beach communities — Del Mar, Solana Beach, Cardiff by the Sea.<p>A steady breeze kept the cycling temperate most days, the view of …

San Diego

Tubi TV is an app that lets you watch shows and movies for free, with no catch

If the word “Tubi” isn’t part of your streaming, entertainment-loving lexicon yet, it should be. In the same way that you’ve grown to revere words …

Could architects help solve New York’s big, stinky trash crisis?

As the season of steaming garbage piles sets in, New York’s Center for Architecture is urging designers to implement a more circular approach to waste.<p>As more than 25,000 architects convene in New York City this week for the annual AIA Conference and Expo—the largest architecture convention in the …

Comparing Data Visualization Software: Here Are The 7 Best Tools For 2018

Visualization is an essential element of any Big Data and analytics strategy. The most up-to-date, real-time information and advanced analytics solutions are an expensive waste of money if you can’t communicate the results clearly and effectively to the people whose job it is to put them to …

Data Visualization

Custom Yeezys for Cycling Are Unnecessary and Fantastic

Adidas just confirmed the first new color design for its Kanye collaboration shoe, the Yeezy Boost 350 v2. The new color, “Butter,” <i>is</i> beautifully …

Endeavor Notebook System

A customizable, creative tool, the Endeavor Notebook System provides heirloom quality with the simplicity and functionality to match your thoughtful …

Cabin - A React

Learn React & Redux With Cabin<p>These 7 tutorials teach you how to build a feature-rich, scalable social network app using React and Redux. The first 6 …

Made with Studio #12 – Muzli -Design Inspiration

the b-turtle inflatable camper lets cyclists pitch up anywhere and everywhere

<b>austrian inflatable tent specialist gentletent has created an innovative pop-up bike camper allowing cyclists to pitch up on the go.</b> the compact bike …

Repairs

The UFO Lift Elevates Standing Desk Design

Designer Pavel Vetrov’s UFO Lift desk designed for home decor brand Zegen is a refreshingly contemporary reinterpretation of the standing desk …

Furniture

How the resurgence of white supremacy in the US sparked a war over free speech

With neo-Nazis marching in American cities, the national faith in absolute free expression is breaking down – even inside the organisation sworn to defend it, the ACLU. By Alex Blasdel<p>Late last summer, the American Civil Liberties Union faced a mounting crisis over its most celebrated cause, which …

Rights & Freedoms