Chris Tinker

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How American Racism Influenced Hitler

Scholars are mapping the international precursors of Nazism.<p>“History teaches, but has no pupils,” the Marxist philosopher Antonio Gramsci wrote. That line comes to mind when I browse in the history section of a bookstore. An adage in publishing is that you can never go wrong with books about …

Native Americans

How to Calculate Staircase Dimensions and Designs

This question can be basic and you may know the answer, but it's always good to remember some elementary calculations that help us to streamline the …

Regulation

Air purifying technology that’s older than electricity itself!

This innocuous little artistically presented block is quite remarkable. Sitting on a V-cut wooden stand, the block contains a honeycomb structure, …

Industrial Design

change:WATER Labs

Funding would allow us to…<p>Cut the crap and bring our revolutionary toilet to those who desperately need it around the world. Specifically, we would …

Toilets

Bondo Basics for Designers and Modelmakers, Part 2

How to use polyester body filler to make complicated 3D shapes by hand<p>Here in Part 2 of his series on Bondo basics, industrial designer Eric Strebel …

Industrial Designer

Soon You’ll Be Able to Make Anything. It’ll Change Politics Forever.

How digital fabrication is revolutionizing everything.<p>The divide between those who want to open up and connect with the rest of the world—the globalists—and those who want to retrench behind barriers—let’s call them the localists—is deepening. There was Remain vs. Leave in the Brexit debate, then …

Fabrication

Hufft Architects' Kansas City residence is influenced by Marcel Breuer

The mid-century-modern architecture of a nearby Marcel Breuer residence provided cues for a family home by Hufft Architects in the American …

Architecture

Hayhurst and Co creates "hanging-basket roof" for designers' home and studio

Architecture studio Hayhurst and Co has built a home and studio for leading leather-design duo Whitaker Malem, featuring a steeply stepped roof …

Architecture

Swallowfield Barn

Surrounded by the gardens, orchards, and pastures of a small hobby farm in British Columbia, the Swallowfield Barn reimagines traditional rural …

British Columbia

Resin Casting Tips & Tricks, Part 2

Eight ways to get better results with less mess and less errors<p>If you work with resin, you undoubtedly found industrial designer Eric Strebel's 7 …

Industrial Designer

House in Yangsan looks like a cluster of small houses

Architecture studio Raum designed this house in the South Korean city of Yangsan as a cluster of clean-lined, interconnected blocks that can adapt to …

Living Rooms

Stunning Photographs Of Frozen Baikal Lake In Russia

<b>Kristina Makeeva</b>, a photographer based in Moscow, made a series of photos on Baikal lake in Russia. In winter, when the lake is covered by ice, …

Siberia

Braille Neue: A Universal Typeface by Kosuke Takahashi That Combines Braille and Visible Characters | Colossal

<p>Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi has created an ingenious font that merges different typefaces to allow both sighted and blind readers to use the …

Braille

This tiny timber cabin was built from construction waste for under $30K

Transportable, versatile, and low-cost, this tiny timber cabin shows how the crafty use of local and recycled materials can lead to impressive …

Design

Ortega House / Estudio A0

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> To design a house for someone is to build a portrait: the portrait of one or more human beings in their …

Dining Rooms

Renée del Gaudio creates pair of rustic cabins for rocky perch in Colorado

American studio Renée del Gaudio Architecture has created a nature retreat for a remote site with spectacular views, composed of two buildings clad …

Architecture

This beautiful, barn-inspired visitor center has nine movable sections that let in natural light

Dutch firm 70F architecture has designed a beautiful, barn-inspired visitor center in the Netherlands that “breathes” thanks to nine movable sections …

Architecture

A modern makeover put this prefab home in touch with its picturesque surroundings

Oslo-based architectural firm Skapa Architects has breathed new life into an old, outdated prefab home by converting it into a light-filled living …

Architecture

Media lab built from recycled shipping containers pops up in half a day

Four recycled shipping containers have found a new lease on life as Bard College’s new media lab in upstate New York. MB Architecture’s solution is …

Frank Gehry

The Angle Razor’s Magnetic Design Is Precisely Sharp

England’s claim as the progenitors of the art of shaving carries weight when looking back at the history of razors, for it was back in 1700’s …

A Dovetailing Trick for Beginners

I don’t think I’ve cut a single dovetail for eight months – my work has been mostly chairs and casework that relied on other joints. So I’m a bit out …

Woodworking

Louise Sideboard & Cabinet by PELLE

Louise is a minimal collection consisting of a cabinet and sideboard created by New York-based studio PELLE. Described as a study in simultaneity, …

Furniture

This modern hiking hotel blends into the dark alpine forests of Italy

The darkened wood façade of the award-winning Hotel Bühelwirt is tinted to complement the moody, dark green of the surrounding forest. Pedevilla …

Japanese ‘Ikigai’ Philosophy Could Be the Secret Formula to a Long and Happy Life

Many of us spend our entire lives trying to achieve happiness and the perfect life balance to leave us fulfilled. So what is the key to living a full, fruitful life? In Japan, a concept called <i>ikigai</i> is central to finding one’s satisfaction and meaning in life. In fact, <i>ikigai</i> translates to “reason …

A Celebrity Philosopher Explains the Populist Insurgency

Peter Sloterdijk has spent decades railing against the pieties of liberal democracy. Now his ideas seem prophetic.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>One weekend last June, in an auditorium in the German city of Karlsruhe, the philosopher …

Stunning revival of the humble shipping container

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1937, a young trucker named Malcolm McLean was delivering a load of cotton to a harbor in Hoboken, New Jersey. As he watched workers slowly transport the boxes by hand onto a ship, the story goes, he thought there had to be a better way to do it.<p>It turns out, there was: a big metal box …

Architecture

The Psychology of Expectations

Perhaps you have heard the saying: "Expectations are premeditated resentments." I believe this slogan, which apparently originated in 12-step …

Coffeemakers

KIMU Design Have Created A Vase That Can Easily Transform To Create Different Looks

KIMU Design have created The New Old Vase, a vase that allows you to change the way you display flowers and branches depending on your own …

william / kaven unveils broadway corridor proposal for portland

<b>william / kaven architecture has unveiled proposed plans for the ‘broadway corridor’ in portland, oregon — a project that includes two soaring</b> …

a large wooden nucleus manages this flat refurbishment by italian studio gosplan

<b>studio gosplan introduce a cross-shaped wooden furniture into this flat refurbishment inspired by russian artist el lissitzky.</b> located in the italian …