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Neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt explain how creativity works

‘Bend, blend, break’<p>What makes humans special? Some credit should go to the opposable thumb and the larynx, says neuroscientist David Eagleman, but a lot of it has to do with our ability to be creative and constantly think up new ideas.<p>Eagleman, a professor at Stanford University and writer, …

The Importance of Sight Lines in Interior Design (They’re More Important Than You Think)

<i>Shop a similar look: Sofas</i> <i>| Lamp</i> <i>| Planter</i><p>Often, when interior design fundamentals are discussed, you hear about concepts like balance and contrast. …

Modern apartment building overlooks street with six ‘eyes’

Hello porthole windows!<p>This recently completed apartment building near Melbourne, Australia, looks like a gray brick cousin of Tokyo’s famous Nakagin Capsule Tower—but on a more suburban scale. Designed by BKK Architects, who’s also behind the doll house-inspired extension, the 42-unit building is …

Awesome Arcade-Style Sofas Inspired By Geek Culture

I used to dream about living in an arcade so I could play games day and night, dine on nachos and drink from my own soda fountain, and surround …

A new Kickstarter will help you turn your surfboard into an electric hydrofoil

Have you ever looked at a surfer, paused to ponder the majesty of a man or woman gliding unaided over the waves, temporarily free from the steely …

Surfing

Why the Hell Would Anyone Use a Trackball Mouse?

With its big rolypoly ball and huge hand rest, the venerable trackball mouse looks like a holdover from 1996. Or maybe 1946—that’s the first time a …

EL MAMA & LA PAPA Bar Restaurant / El Equipo Creativo

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> An "oxymoron" consists of completing a word with another that has a contradictory or opposite meaning. …

‘Titanfall 2’ arrives on EA’s PC and Xbox One subscription services

Just in time for the new horde mode.<p><i>Titanfall 2</i>, the criminally underrated man-vs.-mech multiplayer game that reliably releases new free content nearly every month, is now available for subscribers of EA's subscription services. Users on both EA Access on Xbox One and Origin Access on PC can play …

Grid Modular Outdoor Sofa

Designed by Henrik Pedersen for Gloster, the Grid is an award winning modular outdoor sofa that injects sophistication and elegance into your garden. …

Learn to Design an Urban Block With This Set of 50 Cards

We know perfectly well that learning in architecture and urbanism can take on multiple forms. Just think of all the modeling, drawing, plans, …

A 3D Modeling Interface that Allows More Interaction and Customization in the Design Process

TAC.TILES is a physical interface that can be used for 3D modeling. The interface consists of 15 modules which can be put together according to the …

with massess' bo light you can shoot the light on like with an archers bow

<b>with the idea of ‘deconstructed minimalism’, los angeles-based multi-disciplinary design studio massess has created the bo light.</b> representing the …

15 Netflix Movies That Will Help You Beat a Creativity Slump

Everyone loves a good Netflix binge. From <i>Friends</i> to <i>Orange is the New Black</i>, we’ve all spent a good amount of our Friday nights watching our favorite TV shows and movies. But while Netflix can get a bad rap for only providing mindless entertainment, they’ve got a ton of inspiring documentaries, …

TED Talks

Fish-inspired skyscraper by RMJM wins Chinese tower contest

<b>News:</b> architecture firm RMJM has won a competition to design a landmark tower for Doumen, China, with plans for a 93-metre-high structure covered in …

Scribble's colour-matching pen can write in millions of tones

San Francisco company Scribble Technology has revealed a prototype for a writing device that can scan specific tones and then write in the same …