Design

Moss-covered CityTree has the same air-purifying effect as 275 regular trees

20 of them have been deployed so far around the world<p>From smog-sucking bikes to electric taxis and paint made of car exhaust, designers and architects are stepping up to address air pollution—the world’s single largest health risk. But a new air filter making the rounds in Oslo, Paris, Brussels, …

Design Thinking

A Refresher on A/B Testing

It’s all about data these days. Leaders don’t want to make decisions unless they have evidence. That’s a good thing, of course, and fortunately there are lots of ways to get information without having to rely on one’s instincts. One of the most common methods, particularly in online settings, is …

Usability

MoMA PS1 unveils futuristic solar canopy that reacts to heat, sunlight, and movement

MoMA PS1 just completed one of its most experimental and coolest installations to date. The Long Island City-based contemporary art museum wrapped up …

Design Thinking

Pursuing Perfection: 8 Glass Boxes With Beautiful Detailing

Sometimes, thinking outside the box requires looking right through it. Grounding architecture, pure forms and geometry structure ideas on space, sequence and light. Architects and designers use shapes like triangles and squares as building blocks to larger concepts. As one of the most fundamental …

Architecture

The Next Big UX Revolution Is Quietly Taking Shape–At Work

UX is changing our jobs as we know them. Here are seven key takeaways from a new report on the state of enterprise software in 2017.<p>Think about all the frustrating products you’ve used at work. Expense reporting apps. Outdated CRM systems. Database management tools. In the world of B2B products, UX …

UX Design

Kengo Kuma reveals plant-covered Eco-Luxury Hotel for Paris

Plants will spill out between the overlapping wooden blocks that make up the facade of this hotel, which Kengo Kuma & Associates has unveiled for a …

Architecture

A Beautiful Series of Elegant Digital Insects Gracefully Formed From Letters of Different Fonts

Graphic designer Xavier Segers, who also goes by the name The Last Dodo has created “Typographic Insects“, a beautiful series of elegant digital …

Typography

A framework for measuring design maturity

If we want design to be at the core of the business, we need to know how to evaluate its maturity.<p>If you ask any modern CEO, they will say that …

UX Design

Atomic Design & creativity

I’ve been using atomic design in my projects over the last 2 years now. And since then, I can’t help but talking about it to anyone around me ;)<p>Quick …

Creativity

Amazing House in Surat, India

The architectural firm Design work group has just realized a residence in the city of Surat in western India. This building has many peculiarities, …

Amazing

Genius ‘info bulb’ projects virtual tools onto your real-life desktop

Why it matters to you<p>Smart user interface concept could make our devices more context aware, while also giving us extra work space.<p>Back in the 1980s, …

UI Design

Martis Camp Residence 1

On a down-sloping wooded site in Martis Valley, this home carves a serpentine form in the topography that simultaneously provides privacy toward the street while opening towards expansive meadow and Pacific Crest mountain views beyond. The primary forms are sited to create a seamless blending of …

Architecture

The Daily Design Quote

Download our free ebook <b>The Basics of User Experience Design</b> to learn about core concepts in UX design.<p>In 9 chapters, we'll cover: conducting user …

UX Design

Creating Data Entry Forms in Excel

01<p>of 09<p>Using a Form for Data Entry in Excel<p>Using Excel's built in data entry form is a quick and easy way to enter data into an Excel database.<p>Using …

Usability

philip gumuchdjian restores richard rogers' wimbledon house

<b>for the past two years, architect philip gumuchdjian and landscape architect todd longstaffe-gowan have been working to restore richard rogers’ famed</b> …

Architecture

Ascii Typewriter

Ascii typewriter is a website that users can explore and customize each letter forms that consists of 30 different foregrounds and 30 different …

Typography

Recharging Your Creativity

Sometimes, the same old routine of sitting at the computer can be draining. This is especially so when you spend most of your time doing grunt work …

Creativity

Stefano Boeri designs "vertical forest" city to eat up China's smog

Italian architect Stefano Boeri has unveiled plans for a city near China's Liuzhou, featuring towers completely covered in trees and plants to combat …

Architecture

8 great business cards for marketing professionals

To work in marketing, you must be able to market yourself. So for marketing executives and agencies, a business card design has to work even harder …

Graphic Design

Ethereal bubble building pops up in the middle of a Dutch forest

This gigantic bubble tucked in the middle of a forest may look like something out of a fairy tale, but it’s actually a gorgeous performance space in …

Architecture

A Well-balanced Work Chair

That trend of sitting on exercise balls at work sure seems to have fizzled. Perhaps it’s because it made offices look like jungle gyms! Now you can …

Furniture Design

Smart Design: Doorknobs That You Can Open With Your Elbows, Hips, Pinkies Etc.

BHS has designed a series of multifunctional three-way knobs that will make life easier<p>More proof that there's always room for design improvements, …

Hips

How To Tell a Fake TIME Cover From a Real One

There are more than 4,800 "real" covers of TIME magazine that have been designed over the past 94 years. That’s certainly a lot of history, but it …

Graphic Design

Mulliner shows off its love for details with its Flying Spur Design Series

Anyone who's ever been inside a Bentley knows that the company is a stickler for details, whether that be the carefully selected leather hides that …

Luxury

Student creates physical interface for 3D modelling

We asked the creator of a new 3D modelling interface about<p>Belgian product design student Simon Van Pottelbergh has designed a physical interface for …

Product Design

Yves Huy Truong Photography

Fashion, beauty, and lifestyle through the lens of photographer and director Yves Huy Truong.<p>Yves Huy Truong is a well established photographer and …

Photography

$3.5M Great Jones Street artists loft harks back to the Soho of yore

An apartment with space for living and for making art<p>It’s been a long time since Soho was the epicenter of New York’s arts scene, but every once in a while an artists co-op pops onto the market that harks back to the Soho of the 1970s. Such is the case with the new-to-market seventh floor co-op at …

Lofts

Women's Center in a Maasai Village

Vernacular architecture in Tanzania is quickly disappearing due to modern influences. Years ago Maasai were forced into sedentary lifestyle after living as nomads for many generations. Construction is changing and the search for more sustainable techniques is essential.

Architecture

The Eden Locke Edinburgh Hotel Transforms from 18th Century Georgian to 21st Century Modern - Design Milk

It’s official: every hotel Grzywinski+Pons designs makes me want to instantly transport myself there, whether it’s in London, or New York, and now, …

Furniture

james kerwin's photographic series showcases the forgotten churches of europe

<b>‘domum dei’, meaning house of god in latin, is the third abandoned architecture photo series by british fine art photographer james kerwin.</b> in this …

Architecture