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Industrial Design vs. Architecture, Which Is Harder? Ask Karim Rashid

It's far easier for a standup comic to do drama than it is for a dramatic actor to do standup comedy. Because nuanced comedy has drama within it, but …

A Boutique Hotel in the Latin Quarter of Copenhagen

Once a hippie hotel named Hotel Fox, the Hotel SP34 recently relaunched after undergoing a major renovation and expansion to become a boutique hotel …

Hospitality

Brad Ascalon on Working for Himself, Balancing Business with Creativity, and Why His Favorite Productivity Trick Is to Stop Trying Altogether

<i>This is the latest installment of our Core77 Questionnaire. Previously, we talked to Zoë Mowat.</i><p><b>Name:</b> Brad Ascalon<p><b>Occupation:</b> Industrial</b> …

Moving Shelves Enable “Infinite Homes” Within A Tiny Studio

Multi-purpose to the max.<p>With the right design, even the smallest studio apartment can feel spacious. A new studio developed by Madrid-based PKMN Architectures can be configured different ways to create rooms within the room, making a tiny apartment feel like a house. It uses a system of moving …

La Eva, Chair Design by David Ortiz

La Eva, a clever chair design concept by David Ortiz.<p>David Ortiz is a San Luis Potosi, Mexico based industrial designer. The talented designer has …

Tubular Table with a Twist

Cole Holyoake’s Mykel Table achieves its unique, sculptural character through an unorthodox arrangement of its three tubular legs. Each is bent by …

M1 Furniture Line from Switzerland’s Kind of Design

Kind of Design recently launched their debut collection of furniture, called M1, which shows their first attempt in creating pieces out of one …

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Ruined Furniture – Experimental Interior Design by Andrew Wagner

Ruined Furniture, a non-commissioned furniture series by Andrew Wagner.<p>Andrew Wagner is a San Diego, California based multidisciplinary designer and …

Watch the RKS Session Presentation About Protecting Your Innovations

Recently, RKS presented a topic in one of their Sessions that all designers should be concerned with. Think about it: When was the last time you …

Make Me A Designer – Lodz Design Festival

The Swallowtail Mirror by Australian designer Bernard Benny.<p>Dress me up by Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts (Faculty of Design) graduate Magda Pawlas, …

Articles about 8 modern odes wood on Dwell.com - Dwell

It's no surprise that the most unique mailboxes came from the bygone era of Cadillacs, colorful toasters, atomic clocks, and...<p>Sweeping up is a crummy job, but someone’s got to do it. Luckily, these eight vacuum cleaners are here to help you eliminate even...<p>These modern gems are slated for …

Architecture

Check Out The Most Remote Design Destination On Earth

The Fogo Island Inn is the perfect destination for the design-minded traveler looking to get away. Like, really far away. Opened last spring on a remote northern island off the coast of Newfoundland–adjacent to a community that’s seriously called Joe Batt’s Arm–the inn is nestled onto the shores of …

First Look: Workshop Holborn Coffeebar

London’s Workshop Coffee Co. first opened its doors in 2011 as the European cousin to Australia’s St.Ali—sharing the same name. But in April 2012 the …

Employment

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Dazzling Chinese Pavilion Resembles Waves of Wheat

The winning entry to build China's Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015 is a stunning reinterpretation of a public space. Designed in collaboration between Tsinghua University and New York-based Studio Link-Arc, the duo rejected the notion of a typical pavilion, and instead came up with a structure that …

Tsinghua University

Zaha Hadid’s Sleek New Sports Stadium in Tokyo

With her trademark modern style, smooth lines, and bright white open layout, it's no surprise that UK firm Zaha Hadid beat out 10 other finalists to win a contract to design and build a new national stadium for Japan. The 80,000-seat stadium is a key part of Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympic …

Jellyfish House in Marbella, Spain by Wiel Arets Architects

The Refined Architecture of the Jellyfish House in Marbella, Spain.<p>Wiel Arets Architects have designed the Jellyfish House located in Marbella, …

Beautiful Houses: Rockledge Residence

This week we will show you the beautiful Rockledge Residence in Laguna Beach, California, a project by Horst Architects and interior design firm Aria …

Laguna Beach Residence by Horst Architects and Aria Design

The Rockledge Residence.<p>Horst Architects teamed up with interior design studio Aria Design for the creation of the Rockledge Residence in Laguna …

Valencia attractions: what to see and do in summer

<b>Why go?</b><p>It doesn’t usually get too cold in winter in <b>Valencia,</b> and you can often sit outside during the day even in January and February. At the height of summer it can get uncomfortably hot, but there are at least plenty of beaches right on the doorstep.<p>With dynamic museums, a flourishing restaurant …

100 Things to Do in Barcelona

01 of 11<p>The best way to plan a tour of Barcelona is to divide the town into districts, beginning in the center and working your way out to the …

Best-value destinations in Europe for 2013

Offering some of the world’s most iconic sights, best museums and superb cuisines, Europe is always an attractive and exciting destination, though overpriced hotels, extortionate entry fees and eye-wateringly priced restaurants in many parts of the continent can make travel here feel less than a …

The world's best places to see autumn colours

The dog days of summer are over. But despite the chill in the air, there’s no need to be downhearted. Autumn is the most spectacular season, a last hurrah before the bitter winds of winter take hold.<p>Pull on your walking boots and head to one of these stunning destinations to witness glorious autumn …

Ten delightfully different Christmas markets in Europe

From Alpine summits to the coast of Cornwall, we've tiptoed off the well-trodden Christmas market trail to bring you ten of our European favourites for a festive shop.<p><b>Schloss Hellbrunn</b><b>‏, Austria</b><p>Christmas markets glitter all over Austria come advent, but few are as magical as this one held at …

Is That A Giant Piece Of Nougat? Nope, A Chair

Candy lovers, take a load off with these delectable furnishings. Creator Matthias Borowski made these sweet seats as part of his master’s thesis at the Design Academy Eindhoven, “The Importance of the Obvious.”<p>The project explores the role of materials in design, with a special focus on food and …

Stark White Twisting Home Mimics Surrounding Hills

Designed by international architectural firm UNStudio, this single family home is an example of modern architectural stylings with a few added twists. Built in Stuttgart, Germany, the <i>Haus am Weinberg</i> is built in an area that balances the peace of the countryside while still offering sprawling city …

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