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Transform Your Walls, Floors, and Furniture with Tape by HARU stuck-on design

If you’re living with boring white walls, you know how intimidating it can be to decorate them or consider painting them a new color. Even if you …

Furniture

The Garden House With The Most Flexible And Practical Design Ever

We’re not usually swept away by something as simple as a garden shed by today is an exception because we found something really cool that we want to …

Landscaping

Knoll opens LA store based on Moroccan castle by Johnston Marklee

US furniture brand Knoll has opened a store in Los Angeles designed by local architecture firm Johnston Marklee, with white archways modelled on its …

Architecture

"We need architects to work on ordinary briefs, for ordinary people"

The UK may be full of talented architects and designers, says Finn Williams, but not enough of them are working on the mundane buildings of our …

Trend Watch: Shou sugi ban, the art of preserving wood by charring

<i></i>The unpolished, naturalistic quality of burnt wood also appeals to architects seeking to evoke a rough organic feel in tune with the surrounding …

Architecture

Kevin McCloud Wants Us All To Build Our Own Homes And Has Worked Out How We Can Do It

The 'Grand Designs' presenter claims building your own home needn't be reserved for the super-rich.<p>While ‘Grand Designs’ often focuses on ambitious, …

How to Hand Letter Like an Architect From A to Z

Licensed architect and teacher Doug Patt of How to Architect has created a tutorial on how to hand letter like an architect from A to Z.<p>Hand …

When Soviet Artists Turned Textiles (Scarves, Tablecloths & Curtains) into Beautiful Propaganda in the 1920s & 1930s

Americans swim in propaganda all the time, even those of us who think the word refers to some exotic form of foreign authoritarianism rather than our …

Barretts Grove

​Barretts Grove<p>by Amin Taha + Groupwork<p><b>Client</b> Nick Grant <b><br>Awards</b> RIBA London Award 2017 and RIBA National Award 2017<p><b>Barretts Grove is a characterful</b> …

The Hunt For Lost Logos Of The U.S.S.R.

With keen detective work, one designer is compiling the lesser-known graphic history of the Soviet era.<p>Some people collect stamps or postcards. The Lithuanian graphic designer Rokas Sutkaitis collects logos from the Soviet Union–and then posts them on Instagram.<p>Sutkaitis began hunting for …

The Modern Gable: 7 A-Frame Homes Perched Among Meadows, Mountains and Valleys

With extensive adaptations and forms throughout modern architecture, the gable possesses structural elements that allow for picturesque, thoughtful and cozy residential environments. Throughout the following collection, each project is uniquely reminiscent of traditional living, echoing simplicity …

Björn Förstberg's house for his mother features pointed roofs and reflective walls

A pair of gabled buildings clad in corrugated aluminium make up this house in Linköping, Sweden, designed by architect Björn Förstberg for his mother …

Psychology Principles & Laws To Influence People with Your Designs

This curated post is authored by Graphic Designer, Jacob CassThe post Psychology Principles & Laws To Influence People with Your Designs appeared …

UI Design

Ikea’s cool new joint means stronger furniture and faster assembly

Your next table might actually make it through more than one move<p>Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant, is known for design-savvy, low-cost wares more than heirloom-quality goods. But the world’s largest furniture company has been doing quite a bit of R&D in the ‘ole woodshop. The result is a new …

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Backcountry Hut

Inspired by Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad's credo of providing well-designed products for the masses, the Backcountry Hut is a modular flat-packed …

Artist Uses Wood Scraps to Visualize a Dynamic Explosion of Color and Shapes

Breaking with purpose—this is how New Zealand artist Louise McRae describes her creative act. Selecting found wood, cutting it, and painting it before it's molded into dynamic assemblages, McRae's work demonstrates an explosive spirit. By fitting together the broken down wood into art that is …

The Well-Designed City Is A Healthy City, All Over The World

A major study that monitored 14,000 people in very different cities found that walkability is a universal public good.<p>If you design a city to get people walking, then people will do more physical activity. A new global study has found that a well-designed neighborhood not only keeps people fit but …

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 Finalists

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 (see 2015 here) came to an end on October 1st, and the shortlisted final 40 entries have finally been …

Wildlife

Photographs of Tokyo Commuters Stuck in the Subway

<i>Tokyo Compression</i>. This is the very evocative title of the photographic series made by Michael Wolf during a stop in the Japanese capital, composed …

Commuting

Matt Lucraft proposes solution to London's housing crisis with "mad-cap" building system

<b>Graduate shows 2016:</b> Bartlett student Matt Lucraft has proposed an evolving self-built housing co-operative based on a mishmash of English vernacular …

Colourful New Architectural Watercolors | Modern Art Movements To Inspire Your Design

Polish watercolor artist Maja Wronska continues to color explosively colourful depictions of European structure, most not too long ago in Poznań, …

Art

Jean Verville creates black fairytale-like cottage in a Quebec forest

Canadian architect Jean Verville has designed a cabin in rural Quebec with dark metal cladding and pointy roofs that "seems to emerge from a …

AntiVJ casts sound waves in concrete for Ecume vinyl cover

Sound waves are visualised and cast in concrete to make the cover for Brussels-based musician Thomas Vaquié's album Ecume.<p>Belgian visual label AntiVJ …

Build A $25K Home In Five Days With The Github For Eco-Housing

The Open Building Institute wants to make building ecological housing easier, faster, and cheaper.<p>In 2013, Marcin Jakubowski and Catarina Mota, newly married, decided to build their own house where they were living in rural Missouri. What started out as a 144-square-foot micro house grew to include …

Parisian dance school by Lankry Architectes features faceted metal walls

Folded tiles of perforated metal envelop this dance school in Paris by Lankry Architectes, creating a pattern of triangular facets (+ …

7 (More) Websites to Help Us Be Better Architects

Last year we published a list of 22 websites meant to make an architect's job a little bit easier. From selecting the perfect color scheme to …

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REX Radically Rethinks The Glass Curtain Wall

The curved glass panels at 2050 M Street offer unobstructed sight lines and even added floor space.<p>Floor-to-ceiling windows are highly desirable in today’s real estate market, which is why many new office buildings in D.C. are mostly clad in flat panes of glass. “In many ‘taut’ glass buildings in …