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Infographic: Women in Architecture

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geek as hell: random acts of geekness

geek as hell: random acts of geekness | D_sign | Scoop.it

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This artist paints with soil bacteria

This artist paints with soil bacteria | D_sign | Scoop.it

'It produces beautiful colours - deep blues, indigos, oranges and blood reds', says London-based textile designer Natsai Chieza. 'I want to use them as a sustainable factory to make fabric dyes'.

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Kinetic sculptures made from popsicle sticks

Kinetic sculptures made from popsicle sticks | D_sign | Scoop.it

Joyce Lin, a design student at RISD, has produced a wonderful set of kinetic sculptures made from popsicle sticks and other media, produced in spare time during the semester.

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Spraycopter: the drone that does graffiti

Spraycopter: the drone that does graffiti | D_sign | Scoop.it

Launching the world's first spray-paint wielding quadcopter, New York graffiti artist Katsu imagines a future full of remote-controlled robo-art.

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Dressage: a new type of bathroom

Dressage: a new type of bathroom | D_sign | Scoop.it

GRAFF partnered with Studio Lombardo Nespoli and Novara to create a new type of bathroom, Dressage. Made from thermoformed board of Corian® DuPont™ combined with canaletto walnut solid wood, the collection is compact and quite unique.

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These shiny foil screenprints of space history are fantastic

These shiny foil screenprints of space history are fantastic | D_sign | Scoop.it

The UK designers at Astronomika have launched a limited edition screenprint series that they describe as their attempt to draw everything humans have sent into space. They call it 'a growing compendium of beautifully crafted screenprints celebrating the past, present and future of spaceflight'.

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Delicate lamps made from special origami-inspired fabric

Delicate lamps made from special origami-inspired fabric | D_sign | Scoop.it

Ori is a collection of delicate lighting made from fabric with a special geometric print that lets users mold the shades into organic cloud-like forms.

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How the modern office shapes American life

How the modern office shapes American life | D_sign | Scoop.it

Each year, the average American spends nearly 2,000 hours working. For many, that time passes inside the three little walls of a modern cubicle. Writer Nikil Saval explores these odd spaces — how they came to be, how they make us feel — in his new book Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace.

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Sculptural chairs inspired by art

Sculptural chairs inspired by art | D_sign | Scoop.it

Designer Benjamin Nordsmark recently built four sculptural chairs inspired by 4 artists as a way to challenge himself through craftsmanship and creativity.

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The depreciating value of form in the age of digital fabrication

The depreciating value of form in the age of digital fabrication | D_sign | Scoop.it

The idea of tolerance in architecture has become a popular point of discussion due to the recent mainstreaming of digital fabrication. The improvements in digital fabrication methods are allowing for two major advancements: firstly, the idea of reducing the tolerance required in construction to a minimum (and ultimately zero) and secondly, mass customisation as a physical reality.

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Tiles inspired by Japanese textile dying techniques

Tiles inspired by Japanese textile dying techniques | D_sign | Scoop.it

Deborah Osburn of clé has designed a dreamy tile collection inspired by Japanese textile dying techniques resulting in ethereal watermark like patterns.

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The abandoned theatre at Alexandra Palace, London

The abandoned theatre at Alexandra Palace, London | D_sign | Scoop.it

Alexandra Palace in north London is one of the few surviving grand leisure buildings constructed in the 19th century, and hidden away inside is a theatre that closed its door 65 years ago

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Experimental art furniture inspired by the city of Milan

Experimental art furniture inspired by the city of Milan | D_sign | Scoop.it

Wanting to pay homage to their hometown of Milan, Alberto Biagetti and Laura Baldassari created a collection of experimental artistic furniture + lighting.

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100 Years of Design from AIGA

100 Years of Design from AIGA | D_sign | Scoop.it

In case you haven't heard, AIGA celebrates its Centennial this year. There have been events and exhibitions since January, with more to come — including the (sold out) Centennial Gala this Friday. Online, AIGA has created CelebrateDesign.org — '100 Years of Design' — where select design works provide historical context alongside interviews with leading designers and significant moments in AIGA’s history.

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The Getty adds another 77,000 images to its open content archive

The Getty adds another 77,000 images to its open content archive | D_sign | Scoop.it

Yesterday, the Getty added another 77,000 images to the Open Content archive. Of those images, 72,000 come from the Foto Arte Minore collection, a rich gallery of photographs of Italian art and architecture, taken by the photographer and scholar Max Hutzel (1911-1988).

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How clever design can help you learn Chinese

How clever design can help you learn Chinese | D_sign | Scoop.it

Learning to speak Chinese is a daunting task. There are tens of thousands of characters that take years to master. But Taipei-born, London-based entrepreneur ShaoLan Hsueh wanted to find an easier way to help teach 200 characters required for basic reading comprehension to her own English-speaking children.

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The design flaw that almost wiped out an NYC skyscraper

The design flaw that almost wiped out an NYC skyscraper | D_sign | Scoop.it

When it was built in 1977, Citicorp Center (later renamed Citigroup Center, now called 601 Lexington) was, at 59 stories, the seventh-tallest building in the world. You can pick it out of the New York City skyline by its 45 degree-angled top. But it’s the base of the building that really makes the tower so unique. The bottom nine of its 59 stories are stilts.

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Art on a pocket Etch-A-Sketch

Art on a pocket Etch-A-Sketch | D_sign | Scoop.it

Jane Labowich draws truly incredible portraits of pop culture icons on her preferred medium, the pocket Etch-A-Sketch.

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Comic Neue is nothing more than the demon bastard child of Comic Sans

Comic Neue is nothing more than the demon bastard child of Comic Sans | D_sign | Scoop.it

You've waited a thousand years, enduring goofy font-laden email and flyer after goofy font-laden email and flyer. But finally justice has prevailed. Behold -- a usurper to the crown of the House Comic has arisen. Now we enter the dawn of the Age of Comic Neue.

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The Mustang at 50: inside the evolution of an American icon

The Mustang at 50: inside the evolution of an American icon | D_sign | Scoop.it

It would be difficult to overstate the impact the Mustang had on Ford, on the auto industry and on popular culture. It was more than a car. It was a phenomenon. Few cars are so instantly recognizable, or as widely adored, as the first-generation Mustang.

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Sky art: illustrations in the sky between buildings

Sky art: illustrations in the sky between buildings | D_sign | Scoop.it

French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu recently made stops in locations around Germany, Canada, Belgium and France where he shot several aerial views from inside claustrophobic courtyards which he then turned into quirky illustrations.

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Prefab homes take us back to yesterday's suburban future

Prefab homes take us back to yesterday's suburban future | D_sign | Scoop.it

There's something inherently retrofuturistic about prefab houses, the kind that arrive ready-made, or only require some assembly. But their clean lines and beautiful curves look more striking and beautiful than a lot of buildings of today. Here are the most lovely prefab homes that were ever not built.

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The melting hotel suite that's made to order

The melting hotel suite that's made to order | D_sign | Scoop.it

For £140,000, guests at Sweden's Icehotel will be able to design and construct their own bespoke suite.

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New Banksy art sees love and smartphones at odds, but where in the UK is it?

New Banksy art sees love and smartphones at odds, but where in the UK is it? | D_sign | Scoop.it

Banksy has posted a new art mural on his website that is being dubbed 'Mobile Lovers', but its location (at least for the next few hours) remains a mystery.

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These sculptures reveal nature's mathematical beauty

These sculptures reveal nature's mathematical beauty | D_sign | Scoop.it

Noa Kaplan's sculptures explore the odd beauty of tiny, natural structures, enlarging them until they become almost unrecognisable.

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These abandoned, half-demolished towers look too pretty to destroy

These abandoned, half-demolished towers look too pretty to destroy | D_sign | Scoop.it

This colorful scene isn't a view of a new luxury loft. It's Rabot Towers, an abandoned public housing project in Ghent, Belgium. When the first stage of demolition removed the building's exterior walls, the former blight became an unexpected beauty, captured here by photographer Pieter Lozie.

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