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Affordable, sustainable, high-quality urban housing? It's not an impossible dream

A quiet revolution is happening in housing development in Australia. It started small, with a group of architects in Melbourne, but has the potential …

Herman Miller's 12 Rules To Design By

<i>In this post originally published on Metropolis</i><i>, former ArchDaily Managing Editor Vanessa Quirk</i> <i>explores a client's expectations, and how Nicholas</i> …

Negotiation 101: How To Sell Design Ideas To Skeptical Clients

5 persuasive tactics for faster buy-in<p>You know that nervous feeling you get when you recommend something to clients?<p>It’s because you know they’re going to wonder why, and you’re going to have to spit out some sort of explanation. And you’re going to stutter through it with meaningless phrases: …

Imagining the share economy city

Back in 2014, the <i>Atlantic</i> wondered: What is a city? It is a complicated question, but Luis Bettencourt, a professor at the Sante Fe Institute, gave …

Bang & Olufsen Videre Proximity Glasses Concept for The Blind

The projects core focus was to create a set of marketable proximity glasses for the blind, by incorporating a new edgy design aesthetic with a …

The $6.5 Billion, 20-Year Plan To Transform An American City

Rochester, Minnesota, is home to the world-famous Mayo Clinic. Will an ambitious new project make it a global medical-tourism destination?<p>One of the world’s best-known hospitals has a problem.<p>The Mayo Clinic is located in the small city of Rochester (pop. 111,000), about a two-hour drive from …

A Geometric Gem on the Slopes of Whistler

This dreamy snow country house is a modern geometric haven located on a northwest slope with panoramic views of Whistler Valley in southwest British …

You Can Actually Train Your Eyes To See Better

If you've always seen glasses in your future, look again. Scientists at the University of California, Riverside, and at Brown University may have found a way to restore contrast sensitivity, a type of vision associated with being able to tell the difference between light and dark that's often lost …

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Misoka toothbrush cleans your teeth with nanotech ions instead of toothpaste

<b>Milan 2015:</b> Japanese designer Kosho Ueshima has designed a nanotech toothbrush that cleans your teeth without toothpaste.<p>The Misoka toothbrush, …

Mini Augmented Vision Eyewear Features See-Through Technology for Better Safety

<b>Mini Augmented Vision eyewear</b> definitely looks better than Google glass. Revealed at Auto Shanghai show, this concept eyewear features revolutionary …

The CEO Of The Future Is A “Designer-In-Chief”

A trends report from Wolff Olins says CEOs are starting to harness the good ideas of others rather than cracking a whip.<p>A century ago, the CEO was a fearsome whip-cracker. Fifty years ago, he was motivator dangling corporate incentives. And now, according to the 2015 Wolff Olins Leadership Report, …

Transat Font Family from Typetanic Fonts

Transat font family, a geometric sans serif typeface from Typetanic Fonts with caps inspired by Art Deco signage.<p>Gregory Shutters, a New York City …

Adobe’s Kickbox: The Kit To Launch Your Next Big Idea

This red box gives you $1,000, a bar of chocolate, and the opportunity to take your company by storm.<p>There’s a great scene in <i>Family Guy</i>. Peter Griffin has just won a boat. But upon redemption, he’s offered something else: A mystery box. He explains to Lois, “A boat’s a boat, but a mystery box could …

AC Milan Has Plans For 48,000-Person Stadium You Might Not Even Notice

Even the most beautifully designed stadiums are an eyesore. They’re sprawling moles protruding from the skin of an urban environment, distended to accommodate a wide footprint of seats low to the ground. So we shape them like vaginas and bird’s nests to convince ourselves they’re meaningful …

How To Design A Safer Operating Room

Infection in the OR can be deadly. A new design concept by NBBJ aims to reduce the risk.<p>Getting an infection during surgery is a serious problem. Surgical site infections, which occur in the part of the body operated on, in the skin, tissue, organs, or an implant, can prolong hospital stays by more …

A Vision Of The Vertical Cities Of The Future

The concept of a “vertical city,” as sketched out in a new book by architects Kenneth King and Kellogg Wong, is something more than a hyper-dense …

Designing for the Medical Device Industry: The Future - Connected Health

<i>Advertorial content sponsored by Dassault Systèmes</i><p>With the explosion of wearable technology and legislation like the Affordable Care Act, the medical …

Art Deco Inspiration

Art deco has to be one of my favorite design styles, mostly because of the geometric and simple forms and the sort of motion that is created. This …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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Gritty New Cityscapes by Jeremy Mann | Colossal

<p>It’s almost impossible for me to select a favorite piece when looking at paintings by San Francisco painter Jeremy Mann (previously). Each of his …

New Box Skyline for Detroit

Conceived as box-shaped wireframe, the Car And Shell Skyscraper: Or Marinetti’s Monster – Vertical Suburban Neighborhood, is the answer to the …

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Massive Contemporary House Taking in Great Views in Maryland

Located in Cabin John, Maryland, USA, this massive contemporary house overlooks the edge of a steeply sloping wooded site. The Riggins Residence may …

Essential Elements for Brand Identity: 100 Principles for Designing Logos and Building Brands

The book suggestion of this week is about branding, the title is Essential Elements for Brand Identity: 100 Principles for Designing Logos and …

Wasteland – Digital Illustration Series by Atelier Olschinsky

Wasteland – Digital Generated Artworks.<p>Wasteland is the name of this digital generated illustration series by Atelier Olschinsky. The series was …

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …