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Book of the Moment: The Working Drawing

<b>The Working Drawing: The Architect's Tool</b>, edited by Annette Spiro and David Ganzoni and published by Park Books, is a must-have book for architects …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Architizer

Throwback Thursday: Intricately Designed Victorian Calling Cards of the 1800's

It's shocking how far communication has come since, let's say, the 1800's. What is now a quick text (or even more succinct emoji) was once a …

Articles about 19th century livework factory new york on Dwell.com - Dwell

Historic details and modern interventions commune in two bathrooms in a renovated West Village town house.<p>If you are in New York City this week or next, stop by Brookfield Place in the World Financial Center Complex to celebrate design...<p>"Most architecture in any age is crap, and today’s crap isn’t …

New York City

Ex-Lifehacker Editor Unveils An App For Turning Selfies Into GIFs

A GIF that’s also a selfie. What’s not to like?<p>Adam Pash, who used to run the DIY-and-tech emporium that is Lifehacker, just posted a new web app called And Then I Was Like, which uses your computer’s webcam to help you create a GIF of your face, or whatever else it’s pointed at. It’s great; super …

Apps

Photographer Captures One Person As Two Genders

To appreciate JJ Levine’s photos in the <i>Alone Time</i> series, linger for a moment. The young couples captured during routine domestic activities are not actually couples. These are portraits of the same person, dressed as both a man and a woman.<p>The illusion is fantastically convincing, due in part to …

Steelcase Gesture Chair

The way we sit at our desks has changed over the years, which is no surprise considering the increased range and form of our daily tools. Desktop computer screens are bigger, laptops are smaller and now there are tablets and mobile phones in the mix. Workplace innovator Steelcase recognized this …

Laptops

Architecture and Love Meet in Giordano Poloni’s Illustrations - The Fox Is Black

Two of my favourite things are architecture and illustration so it’s no wonder that I love these illustrated buildings by the Italian illustrator …

Life and Death Animated through the Four Seasons in New Music Video for Chet Faker | Colossal

<p>In this superbly shot stop-motion music video for Chet Faker’s latest single Talk is Cheap, creative directors Toby and Pete create a striking …

What Happens When You Play a Record Player That's Submerged in Water?

Part performance piece and part product abuse, California-based artist Evan Holm's "Submerged Turntables" installation does, well, what it says on …

BigRep 3D printer can print whole pieces of furniture

The problem with many 3D printers designed for consumer use is that the print bed is usually quite small. This is fine for small objects, such as, …

Tengami takes you on a breathtaking papercraft adventure

<b>Based on the concept of a pop-up book and taking place in feudal Japan, Tengami is one of the most beautiful games we've ever seen on iOS.</b><p>Sometimes a …

Is Tap King the draught beer you're looking for?

Now Playing: Watch this: Tap King<p>2:45<p><b>James Squire, draught beers at home, Lionel Richie. At least two of these things will appeal to a wide range of</b> …

Like Yesterday: America Meets the Beatles

It was 50 years ago today — Feb. 7, 1964 — that the Beatles took the U.S.A. The four sprightly young Merseysiders landed at New York City’s newly …

The Squalid Grace of Flappy Bird

Why playing stupid games staves off existential despair<p>Games are grotesque.<p>I’m not talking about games like <i>Grand Theft Auto</i> or <i>Manhunt</i>, games whose subjects are moral turpitude, games that that ask players to murder, maim, or destroy. I mean games in general, the form we call “games.” Games are …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

Drake: High Times at the YOLO Estate

Drake is worried that his waterfall is too loud. He rises from a wicker armchair and walks toward a control pad in the corner of his flagstone patio. …

Peering into North Korea

A boat tour from China skirts the North Korean shoreline, allowing a glimpse of the world’s most mysterious, closed-off country.<p>The key to our speedboat turned, the engine roared and Chinese pop music blared. Beneath us, the Yalu River was a muddy brown; above, the sun shone. We hurried on toward …

Everything You Wanted To Know About Sapphire Glass, But Were Afraid To Ask [Q&A]

Sapphire glass was in the news again today, thanks to a jump in the share price of GT Advanced Technologies Inc. — the company which will reportedly manufacture the iPhone 6’s sapphire display.<p>With contrasting reports about sapphire’s advantages over Gorilla Glass, along with counter-reports from …

Gorilla Glass

The Allure Of Anonymous Confessional Apps 'Secret' And 'Whisper'

"I'm worth 83.7 million dollars and bored out of my mind."<p>"My friend who is a banker just told me he's working on Dropbox's IPO...oooh."<p>"The drug use in Silicon Valley is outrageous. So are the inflated egos. It's like LA for smart, ugly people."<p>Declarations like these — some plaintive, some fueled …

The Incredible Rise (And Fall?) Of Candy Crush

King, the company that makes super popular game Candy Crush filed for an IPO yesterday.<p>As a result, we get to see its financial performance. As you can see in this chart from Statista, it's pretty much insane.<p>Prior to launching Candy Candy Crush, King was doing just fine, generating over $100 …

Candy Crush

T-Mobile makes nice with BlackBerry fans, but not without final dig

T-Mobile on Wednesday attempted to squash a feud with BlackBerry and its small, but devoted, fan base with an olive branch in the form of a promotion.<p>Although brash T-Mobile CEO John Legere may have set off another flame war with his final dig at BlackBerry CEO John Chen.<p>It was T-Mobile Chief …

Watch The Trailer For VH1’s Four-Hour Hip-Hop Documentary From The Director Of ‘Cocaine Cowboys’

Here’s the first trailer for VH1’s upcoming four-part hip-hop documentary <i>The Tanning Of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop</i>, from the creator of <i>Cocaine Cowboys</i> and ESPN’s <i>The U</i> and <i>Broke</i>, Billy Corben. According to the press release, the project will “show how hip-hop is deeply woven into the American …

T-Pain Rants About Frank Ocean, Homophobia In Hip-Hop

Rapper T-Pain went on an expletive-filled rant about homophobia in hip-hop, claiming that some artists won't even work with Frank Ocean since he came out.<p>T-Pain (Faheem Rasheed Najm) went off about homophobia in the rap industry during a recent interview with Vlad TV. For six minutes, he discussed …

This Danish Sound Artist Makes Experimental Work With A Hip Hop Producer's Mentality

Lotte Rose Kjær Skau's diverse inspirations range from rappers to isolated Scandinavian islands.<p><i>"By Default," 2013, Collaboration with Laura Silke, Sounding Carpet.</i><p>After many years of intense training as a vocalist, and a stint as frontman of an all-girl rock band covering The Smashing Pumpkins and …

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Azealia Banks: Hip-Hop Cash Princess

Sometimes all it takes is one song. For Azealia Banks, that was “212,” a raucous rap over a tom-drum driven beat which began infecting clubs and headphones in 2011. Originally released free online, its black and white video of Banks mouthing expletives while bouncing around in a Mickey Mouse …