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17 Food Reasons The French Are Better At Life

The French get a lot of flak for, well, being French. They're teased for acting pretentious, and they're accused of displaying feelings of superiority. We're not going to take sides on the matter, but we will say this: When it comes to their food, the French have good reason to get high and mighty. …

Inside Sun Noodle, the Secret Weapon of America's Best Ramen Shops

There were only about three or four ramen shops on Oahu when Hidehito Uki founded Sun Noodle in 1981. Ramen in America was pretty much just a cup of noodles you cooked in the microwave. Uki — who came to Hawaii from Japan to make and sell fresh ramen noodles — wondered how he could ever be …

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MIT Will Teach You Photojournalism For Free

If you ever wanted to get more serious about photography, but weren’t quite sure where to start, MIT’s free online course in photojournalism just might be the right entry point.<p>The worst possible outcome is that you might end up a better photographer.<p>It’s not a full-blown photography class–there’s …

Modern Industrial Design Ideas and Future Technology

Dining alone, with your loved one, or friends shouldn’t be a problem, Transformer Table 2.0 can accommodate from 2 to 12 people. This next generation …

Some Foot Rest!

Ahoy mini hammock, love this little contraption that gives you stress relief and a little bit of R&R. Called the Füüt, we totally picture ourselves …

Low-Cost, Balloon-Formed Housing Concept for Developing Countries

Not many architects can say that their father invented a new way of building. Nicoló Bini, however, is adapting his dad’s 1960s air-formed Binishell concept for a new generation.<p>Nicoló Bini went to architecture school to figure out an effective way to build low-cost housing in developing countries. …

Manual Brings A Refined Identity To Mountain Bike Apparel Company Kitsbow - The Fox Is Black

When I think if branding for outdoor activity companies I have mixed feelings. Sometimes they feel really granola or too extreme, sometimes they’re …

"Casa Futebol" Concept to Turn World Cup Stadiums into Public Housing

No Brazilian can be happy with their national team suffering two crushing defeats in a row, and now the country is dotted with brand-new stadiums …

Alberto Alessi on Viking kettles, lemon squeezers and 'design victims'

"Design victims are very important to our business model," says Alberto Alessi with a mischievous grin. "They are the ones who forgo function and price over the emotional value of a product. And they forgive a lot."<p>He is in London to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Design Museum, and almost …

The Science Of Cool

What makes one consumer design cool and not another?<p>Take a look at the two water bottles below. The one on the left is pretty much your standard water bottle design: tall, clear, probably crinkly. The one on the right feels a bit less conventional, with its sleek aluminum shell shaped like an …

Articles about dutch-duo-crafts-contemporary-efficient-office-furniture on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dutch designers Makkink & Bey prove that flexible furnishings can increase efficiency in the modern workplace.<p>Good Mod, a Portland, Oregon, studio and retailer, develops an inventive furniture model for the 21st-century office.<p>Commercial tenants are looking for sustainable buildings for reasons …

Super-Releaser Makes Soft Robots Anyone Can Get In On

Open-source soft robot bodies! The Glaucus is an adorable ambling robotic quadruped with no rigid guts or internal framework. Like most soft robots, …

‘Seinfeld’ Emoji Are Almost Real And They Will Be Spectacular

If you’re the type of person who loves using emojis but just doesn’t feel hip enough with the same old yellow faces and seasonal holiday designs, then you’re about to get a Festivus gift in July. The guys behind the <i>Seinfeld</i> Current Day Twitter and Instagram accounts have taken the next logical step …

14 Rad Scented Candles Inspired By Books

You know you've always wondered what Dumbledore's office smells like.<p>They create "nerdy things that need to exist," like this awesome line of book-inspired scented candles.

Amazingly Symmetrical Reflections of NYC Captured from the Tops of Skyscrapers

<i>Reflections From Above</i> is a complex photo series in which thousands upon thousands of New York City windows and lights merge together into unique abstract formations. To capture the fascinating and symmetrical perspectives, photographer Donna Dotan focuses her camera down towards the ground from …

Are You Ready to Move the World? If So, New Balance Wants to Hire You

New Balance has a history of 100 years of enduring performance and is still running strong today. Their commitment to making products that not only …

Luca Nichetto Turns NYC into a Flexible Silicone Dish Rack

Dish racks have been the same for, well, forever, but not anymore. Luca Nichetto designed Inception, a silicone three-dimensional cityscape that …