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Elon Musk Wants to Make Solar Tech Lustworthy. Smart Move

In the near future, installation costs and solar cell efficiency won’t be what keeps people from going solar. It’ll be looks. The post Elon Musk Wants to Make Solar Tech … Continue Reading →


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Google’s New App Brings Hundreds of Museums to Your Phone

Google’s new Art Recognizer tool turns your museum visit into a multimedia experience. The post Google’s New App Brings Hundreds of Museums to Your Phone appeared first on WIRED.


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These Stunning Paper Sculptures Ain’t Your Average Origami

In the 1920s, Josef Albers taught a Bauhaus course in “paper study.” Nearly a century later, his teachings are preserved in the work of artist Polly Verity. The post These … Continue Reading →


Canva brings professional design to anyone with its new iPhone app

 Online design platform Canva, which makes it easy for anyone to create professional graphics quickly – even if they don’t have a design background – is expanding its reach today with … Continue Reading →


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Check Out Nike’s Crazy New Machine-Designed Track Shoe

Nike’s newest track spikes can slash a 100-meter runner’s time by more than a tenth of a second—enough to turn a fourth-place finisher into a gold medalist. The post Check … Continue Reading →


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Cleveland Offers an Ingenious Fix for Thirsty Republicans

Turning fire hydrants into water fountains. The post Cleveland Offers an Ingenious Fix for Thirsty Republicans appeared first on WIRED.


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The Ins and Outs of the New Trump-Pence Logo

It’s a T. Penetrating a P. But let’s drill down on this. The post The Ins and Outs of the New Trump-Pence Logo appeared first on WIRED.


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Samsung’s New 4K Set Is a Throwback Beauty Like No Other

Designed by the Bouroullec brothers, the Serif TV is finally coming to the U.S. The post Samsung’s New 4K Set Is a Throwback Beauty Like No Other appeared first on … Continue Reading →


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How Cleveland’s New Park Will Define Resistance at the RNC

The design of the city’s new Public Square will literally define the shape of protests in Cleveland. The post How Cleveland’s New Park Will Define Resistance at the RNC appeared … Continue Reading →


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You Recognize Mastercard. So Why Is It Changing Its Logo?

Consistent branding is one way banks and credit cards build trust with their customers. So why would Mastercard rebrand? The post You Recognize Mastercard. So Why Is It Changing Its … Continue Reading →


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Gorgeous New Book Preaches the Gospel of Brutalist Architecture

Brutalism is beautiful. Honest. The post Gorgeous New Book Preaches the Gospel of Brutalist Architecture appeared first on WIRED.


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Lose Yourself in Tomoyuki Tanaka’s X-Ray Illustrations of Tokyo Train Stations

Get up close and personal with Tomoyuki Tanaka’s hand-drawn illustrations of Tokyo’s sprawling transit hubs. The post Lose Yourself in Tomoyuki Tanaka’s X-Ray Illustrations of Tokyo Train Stations appeared first … Continue Reading →


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Robo-Furniture From MIT Makes The Most of Tiny Apartments

Ori is a new line of furniture, spun out of the Architectural Robotics research area at the MIT Media Lab. The post Robo-Furniture From MIT Makes The Most of Tiny … Continue Reading →


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Nike Ditches Safety Pins, Gives the Runner’s Bib a Much-Needed Redesign

Nike decided to redesign the running bib, and got rid of safety pins while they were at it The post Nike Ditches Safety Pins, Gives the Runner’s Bib a Much-Needed … Continue Reading →


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This Fancy Weed Chocolate Helps You Not Get Too Stoned

Défoncé specializes in high-end weed chocolate, and it’s anticipating the marijuana boom with some of the most user-friendly edibles we’ve ever seen. The post This Fancy Weed Chocolate Helps You … Continue Reading →


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We Want To Hang Out At This Electrical Substation. No, Really

The Denny electrical substation shows how public infrastructure can bring a community together. The post We Want To Hang Out At This Electrical Substation. No, Really appeared first on WIRED.


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Violence Forces Police (and Architects) to See a City Anew

On the lone gunman in the city, and why we can’t design him out of existence. The post Violence Forces Police (and Architects) to See a City Anew appeared first … Continue Reading →


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Y Combinator’s Plan to Build a New City? Not Actually Crazy

Y Combinator’s initiative, bold and nascent though it may be, is just the latest in a long line of schemes to remake the city. The post Y Combinator’s Plan to … Continue Reading →


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NY’s Clever New Park Will Weather Epic Storms and Rising Seas

Governors Island’s new park as a model for a city preparing for climate change The post NY’s Clever New Park Will Weather Epic Storms and Rising Seas appeared first on … Continue Reading →


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Pharmacies Are Awful—But These Startups Could Fix Them

By bringing prescriptions to patients’ doorsteps, at no extra cost, these services could help save the U.S. billions of dollars in healthcare costs. The post Pharmacies Are Awful—But These Startups … Continue Reading →


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Design Empathy

Super interview of the founder of IDEO about design empathy. This is another viewpoint on the benefits of being obsessed about who your customers are and how they use your … Continue Reading →


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Design Empathy

Here is a great presentation from Braden Kowitz on optimizing the design process. Lot of insights around empathy and the importance of testing often and early. Arthur has been putting a … Continue Reading →


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Handheld Tool Is Like Shazam for Fonts and OMG We Need It

Spector is a tool that lets you copy typography from a book and upload it to InDesign. The post Handheld Tool Is Like Shazam for Fonts and OMG We Need … Continue Reading →


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Want Better Cities? Here, 6,000 Years of Data Oughta Help

The more we know about past urbanization trends, the better we can understand contemporary ones. The post Want Better Cities? Here, 6,000 Years of Data Oughta Help appeared first on … Continue Reading →


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In New York City, Windows Are the Windows on the Soul

Who knew an illustrated guide to New York City’s windows could be so captivating? The post In New York City, Windows Are the Windows on the Soul appeared first on … Continue Reading →


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A Tiny Firm Beats Out Giants to Design Obama’s Library

Plans for the library don’t exist—at least, not yet. But you can already see the outline of how Obama will shape his legacy. The post A Tiny Firm Beats Out … Continue Reading →


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Three-Word Phrases—and a Map—Can Find Anyone Anywhere

The startup What3words uses three words to locate any 10-foot by 10-foot location on Earth. The post Three-Word Phrases—and a Map—Can Find Anyone Anywhere appeared first on WIRED.


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Go Ahead, Judge These Books by Their Covers

Every year, AIGA and Design Observer choose 50 books to honor for their well-designed covers. The post Go Ahead, Judge These Books by Their Covers appeared first on WIRED.


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A House of the Future You Might Actually Want to Live In

Sharing much more than the rent with speculative housing models. The post A House of the Future You Might Actually Want to Live In appeared first on WIRED.


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One of These Images Is a Rembrandt. The Other Is Made of Stock Images

This artist made a mind blowing re-creation of Rembrandt’s famous oil painting using just stock imagery. The post One of These Images Is a Rembrandt. The Other Is Made of … Continue Reading →


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We Went on the VR Field Trip of Tomorrow. Here’s What We Saw

This is the field trip of the future, as imagined by Google’s Expeditions Pioneer Program. The post We Went on the VR Field Trip of Tomorrow. Here’s What We Saw … Continue Reading →


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LA’s New Skyslide Is in Good, Heart-Attack-Inducing Company

Cubes slide out from buildings, windows tilt out. Heart attacks are waiting to happen on top of today’s towers. The post LA’s New Skyslide Is in Good, Heart-Attack-Inducing Company appeared … Continue Reading →


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Muji’s Selling Handmade Wares for Only Three Days. In NYC. Only.

The Tatazumai collection includes a range of work from a glass artist, a textile designer, a mixed-media artist, a wood artist, and two ceramicists. The post Muji’s Selling Handmade Wares … Continue Reading →


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Infographic: Netflix’s New ‘N’ and the State of Logo Design

What’s interesting is how minimal, even abstract, many of these icons have become. The post Infographic: Netflix’s New ‘N’ and the State of Logo Design appeared first on WIRED.


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An Architectural Installation Shows How to Build for People with Dementia

The Irish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale disorients its visitors—a reminder that people with disabilities see buildings differently. The post An Architectural Installation Shows How to Build for People with … Continue Reading →


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Illuminating the Dark Art of Making Neon Signs

Commercial uses have dwindled in recent years (blame LEDs), but the craft of making these neon signs is still alive. The post Illuminating the Dark Art of Making Neon Signs … Continue Reading →


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The Director of Helvetica Is Making a Documentary On Dieter Rams

Gary Hustwit, the director of Helvetica,/em>, Objectified, and Urbanized, points his camera at famed designer Dieter Rams The post The Director of Helvetica Is Making a Documentary On Dieter Rams … Continue Reading →


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How Christo Built His Latest Work: Two Miles of Floating Walkway

The artist Christo’s latest work, The Floating Piers, is a stunning feat of engineering that spans a lake in northern Italy. The post How Christo Built His Latest Work: Two … Continue Reading →