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Floyd Detroit

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An excited congratulations to our buds over at Floyd Detroit on their new line of furniture! They've taken a nomadic table leg concept through <b><a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/957579505/the-floyd-leg"targe...  Read more →

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6 TIPS TO CREATE & INNOVATE FROM THE CEO OF IDEO

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO and author of “Change by Design.” " 01. Challenge assumptions. Ask why things happen the way they do and why the world works the way it does. Unless we’re curious, it’s very hard to come up with n...  Read more →

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Design Thinking Comes of Age

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Harvard Business Review on point! "If you were around during the late-1990s dot-com craze, you may think of designers as 20-somethings shooting Nerf darts across an office that looks more like a bar. Because design has his...  Read more →

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A Layman's Guide To The New iPhones, And Apple's Other New Crap

Os0xgbxbzcahrdlucbno  Posted by  Jono Bentley Sturt

A hilarious, at-times-crass, summary of Apple's Fall 2015 announcements. Exactly what I wanted to know, how I wanted to read it, and nothing more.  Read more →

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Manual of Section Sent to Printers, Available Fall 2016

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Published by Princeton Architectural Press, Manual of Section provides a conceptional and practical framework for understanding this key technique of architectural representation and design. In this forthcoming book, Lewi...  Read more →

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The 2016 R+D Awards

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

For the program's 10-year anniversary, the jury selected 14 projects, products, and technologies that address large- and local-scale issues. Really digging the Modular Edible Insect Farm by Terreform ONE.  Read more →

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Can architecture help reunite a post-Brexit Britain?

Nnjiwhxchoiwtlvvbczy  Posted by  Tom Parker

Well could it? I have my doubts but this article showcases some beautiful work from Eric Wong, a Masters graduate from the Bartlett School of Architecture. 'Deep divisions within political parties, the UK and the whole co...  Read more →

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Object Lessons: The New Museum Explores Why We Keep Things

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

“The Keeper,” the New Museum’s summer show, a four-floor exhibit that opens on Wednesday, July 20, is a museum blockbuster of a different kind. Curators at the New Museum have created an exhibit with over 4,000 objects tha...  Read more →

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Regenerative Development and Design: A Framework for Evolving Sustainability

Zhek1hwxfwqfahjdsk0h  Posted by  Carlos Guzman

I recently participated in Regenesis' Regeneration Practitioner course and was blown away by how the regenerative approach to projects differs from conventional practices by focusing on potential of place instead of proble...  Read more →

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VR 'memory palaces' could help you master a new language

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"The system uses spatial learning, a trick that places hard to remember things such as German grammar or all the capital cities of Africa into a physical space....Using images to help remember non-visual things isn’t new t...  Read more →

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CogniCity - Software as Infrastructure for Climate Adaptation

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At its worst, social media can operate as an arms race of socially accepted narcissism. At its best, we occasionally see strange and incredible movements of culture and capital (your ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, your HONY). T...  Read more →

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Living in an Airplane Hangar Isn't Such a Bad Idea

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"From the outside it looks like a giant shipping container. And that’s pretty much what it is—a 27 foot high prefab structure of metal and waxed concrete. Inside, the original 130-year-old cottage remains eerily preserved ...  Read more →

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Office 2.0: Big Data is changing the design of our workplaces

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"Buildings equal data isn’t a standard premise in our industry," says David Fano, the Chief Product Officer at WeWork, the multi-billion dollar global coworking giant that’s embracing an intensely data-driven model for des...  Read more →

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What can architects learn from No Man's Sky?

Nnjiwhxchoiwtlvvbczy  Posted by  Tom Parker

“My concern is that if randomness is taken as a design approach in architecture it would produce the same result: it would generate a lot of objects, or at best even buildings, but no meaning, and therefore, no architectur...  Read more →

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Step inside a rainbow with liz west's immersive color landscape

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

"the visceral experience is overloaded with illumination, testing the psychological, physical, emotional and spiritual responses visitors undergo during their encounter with the work. both the site’s existing architecture ...  Read more →

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Powerful Ways Top Firms Leverage their Website - Monograph

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

How firms like Snøhetta and Morphosis use the web successfully. "While architecture websites have traditionally served as a place to host a digital portfolio, we’ve witnessed unexpected and transformative ways that archit...  Read more →

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Nick Offerman's Woodworking Advice

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

In this video, actor and woodworker Nick Offerman shares with Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor where his love of woodworking began and offers advice for young people who want to work with their hands.  Read more →

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How Beige Took Over American Homes

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

*shudder Beigeification was part of a larger shift that happened during the early 2000s. After centuries of the home being primarily a place or a space, during the 2000s it was seen as primarily an object or, more specific...  Read more →

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Introducing the 2017 Color of the Year - Poised Taupe SW 6039

Hyra0rcuz1rxv3h5gs8w  Posted by  Dan Weissman

Poised Taupe SW 6039 creates a cozy lifestyle and brings a sense of sanctuary into our homes. It diffuses the stresses of the world outside our doors — so much so that we feel restored and in balance when we walk across ou...  Read more →

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The Composition Notebook Gets A Luxurious Redesign

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"Dog-eared and covered in ballpoint doodles, the humble composition notebook has been a mainstay of teenager knapsacks for the better part of the last century. And not just students love them. Jean-Michael Basquiat and Roy...  Read more →

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No One Saw Tesla's Solar Roof Coming.

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Honestly, Tesla's inventions may save us all. Hey look, now you can appear normal and BE SUSTAINABLE? Welcome to the #americandream, in spite of itself. Brilliant.  Read more →

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Best Architecture Websites of 2016

Uu31atowenm5ujg9n3qm  Posted by  Robert Yuen

"For our second installment of Monograph's annual best architecture websites collection we've hand-picked five more excellent sites that demonstrate superb design, usability and overall visual experience. If you're looking...  Read more →

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Herzog and De Meuron's Hamburg Miracle

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"It’s only appropriate for the building to have the last laugh. A national embarrassment for the last decade, as the budget galloped ever higher, with construction mired in delays and the very real threat that its carcass ...  Read more →

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My New Old Chair

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Found by Curator Jesse Wetzel. "Visual artist Tatiane Freitas repairs broken wood furniture by replacing the missing pieces with translucent acrylic. Much like the Japanese practice of kintsugi or medieval parchment repa...  Read more →

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SC Co-founder Jono Bentley Sturt Reviews ACADIA2016

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Did you miss ACADIA this year? Or maybe you did attend, but want some early nostalgia? Give this a read!

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A New Series About the Visionary Designers Who Shape Our World

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"I can guess what you’re thinking, because I have watched a lot of design documentaries. Restrained, polished, pretty—so many of them look like a moving version of a coffee table book. You’ve got softly lit interviews, eso...  Read more →

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The Dieline

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This website showcases the best of product branding.

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Leaked video shows new 'nightmare-inducing' wheeled robot from Boston Dynamics

Os0xgbxbzcahrdlucbno  Posted by  Jono Bentley Sturt

Just in case you were getting too much sleep at night, Boston Dynamics has upped the ante once again with robots which, presumably, will some day hunt us to our deaths. Happy hump day!  Read more →

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Amazing Things Architects Make When They Aren't Architecting

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

"NOTHING IN ARCHITECTURE happens quickly. Designing a building takes ages, and actually building it longer still. That can frustrate architects, who have an almost compulsive need to design and create. Many of them turn to...  Read more →

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Virtual Art Sessions

N8xfepw8jkdjgge09lwn  Posted by  Kyle Sturgeon

Google has partnered with several artists, bringing them a new way to paint, draw and sculpt. The following interactive sessions show their first explorations in a 3D virtual environment. Watch them craft in virtual space,...  Read more →