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After driverless taxis, where next for robots?

Increased automation means humans will soon be able to delegate menial tasks such as putting out the bins and watching The Wire<p>Driverless robot taxis are set to be trialled in Fujisawa from March next year, which is either an irreversible stepping stone on the path towards the inevitable robot …

Robotics

Brilliant Management Advice From Google's Former CEO On How To Build A $300 Billion Company

At least that's the argument that Google's Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg make in "How Google Works."<p>In the book, executive chairman and former CEO Schmidt and former SVP of product Rosenberg outline what they learned while building Google into a company now worth hundreds of billions of …

Mesmerizing Paper Dome Turns the Sky into a Kaleidoscope

This beautiful, geometric “telescope” turns gazing at the sky into a mesmerizing experience. From the outside, the piece looks like a plain, white cylinder. But if you stoop low and step inside, the white walls open up into a soaring dome that divides an onlooker's view of the sky into intricate …

Art

Cute Blanket Turns Baby Into Delicious ‘Burrito’ Wrap With Tomatoes, Cheese

<b>Wrap your</b> little one in this incredibly adorable burrito baby blanket by AwesomeSauceDesigns.<p><b>Made with fleece</b> and flannel, the blanket includes …

Tomatoes

Paul Cameron (@sparkybrain) | Twitter

<b>Paul Cameron</b> Retweeted<p>Yesterday Paul from @<b>RoarCommunities</b> was at @<b>HistoryGirlsAye</b> #<b>thcars2</b> talk in @<b>PACBackstage</b> streaming it onto twitter for</b> …

CRAFT Flickr Pool Weekly Roundup

Here are some cool things we saw in the CRAFT Flickr Pool this week:<p>handsewn miniature torso, by Takako<p>Bulle Sweater Dress in Malabrigo Rios, by Entropy Always Wins<p>Hand spun yarn, by Evgeniya Bobrova<p>Embroidered earrings with beads, by barbara schär<p>Nuno felted wrap, by Evgeniya Bobrova

Miniature

Captivating Portraits of Enigmatic Figures Lost in a Magical World

Inspired by the lush natural surroundings of her native Vilnius, Lithuanian photographer Viktorija Raggana captures incredibly emotive portraits filled with enchantment and mystery. Raggana, who calls herself a “photographer-witch,” weaves her spell over enigmatic scenes that seem to belong to the …

Photography

Top Trends and Favorites from Heimtextil 2015

I headed to Frankfurt, Germany to check out Heimtextil 2015, the leading international home and contract textiles fair that showcased 2,759 …

The Art of Plating: Where Food and Design Meet

We all grew up looking at plated food, everyday, it’s a small palette, usually flat and round. We have stared at plates more than we have stared at …

Artists Cover A Chinese Street In 13 Tons Of Candy

Graphic artists Craig & Karl have created the world’s sweetest street: in celebration of the Chinese New Year February 19, they’ve covered Chengdu Street, in the capital of Sichuan province in Southern China, with 13 tons of candy.<p>The 14,000-square-foot candy carpet blooms with sugary images of …

Boulangerie Paper Bags

Here’s The Only EULA You’ll Ever Want To Read

By design, end-user license agreement, or EULAs, are impenetrable documents letting users of a given piece of software know their rights, and written by lawyers trying to cover their clients’ asses. EULAs are so ridiculous and all encompassing, the 18,000-word EULA you click through when you …

Trial by Ebola

When Ebola reached America, arriving in Dallas on September 20, the city had no real plan to handle the outbreak. Nor, it appeared, did the federal government. As epidemiologist Wendy Chung, county judge Clay Jenkins, and other local officials quickly realized, they were largely on their own. Bryan …

Disease

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola: NY Times

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back infected, officials said on Friday.<p>The …

Origami Bow - A Spoonful of Sugar

Sarah is on school holidays at the moment and is enjoying some quick crafting. She has mastered making the origami bow to attach to gifts. Origami …

7 first steps for building an organization’s foresight

Are you in a place where you want to kick-start foresight, but you are not sure how to start? You can start simple and you can succeed. But you …

Consumers must be educated to make cosmetics packaging sustainable

Speaking to CosmeticsDesign.com USA, Paul Hermann, General Manager Business Development, SK Chemicals, says the consumer can only help if they become …

Sustainability

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

Kuala Lumpur

Package Design: Leica Limited Edition Fedrigoni

A piece of tailor made paper merges an extraordinary packaging concept and an exceptional product into one. Sold in Fedrigoni showrooms only, the …

Aurum – Branding Concept by Catherine Marion

Aurum – Student Brand and Packaging Project.<p>Catherine Marion is a Montreal, Canada based graphic design student. She created this brand identity …

Graphic Design

Photographer Explores Beauty Through Facial Symmetry

Both Sides Of is a series by photographer Alex John Beck that explores the definition of physical beauty. Each image in the British-born, New York-based photographer's collection is a composite offering two sets of symmetrical faces. One image takes the left half of the subject's face and mirrors …

Photography

How Edward Snowden went from loyal NSA contractor to whistleblower

He was politically conservative, a gun owner, a geek – and the man behind the biggest intelligence leak in history. In this exclusive extract from his new book, Luke Harding looks at Edward Snowden's journey from patriot to America's most wanted<p>In late December 2001, someone calling themselves …

My dear deer - Paper craft

We are constantly featuring paper craft work from people from all over the world and today we want to share with you a incredible project created by …

A hilarious calendar of fruit made from cut paper - The Fox Is Black

The team at Nearly Normal are upping the ante for the world of calendar’s with their 2014 edition. For twelve months they’ve created twelve …

The Art Of Boiling Beer: 60 Years Of The Bubble Chamber

Ahead of November’s opening of the Collider exhibition, Rupert Cole explains how beer was used for cutting-edge particle physics research.<p><i>Ahead of</i> …

A Pocket Guide to Master Every Day’s Typographic Adventures

Apostrophes<p>The apostrophe is a tiny little character in the shape of a “9” that doesn’t get nearly the attention it deserves. By default, your …

Typography