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Washington's National Gallery makes 25,000 images of artwork freely available online

Washington's National Gallery makes 25,000 images of artwork freely available online | D_sign | Scoop.it

Washington’s National Gallery of Art has so far made super high-resolution images of 25,000 works freely available on NGA Images, a site that describes itself as 'designed to facilitate learning, enrichment, enjoyment, and exploration'. You can browse the images by collection — French galleries, self-portraits, music — view the most recent additions, or pull up the works of art most frequently requested by others.

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Slim, environmentally responsible, reusable water bottle

Slim, environmentally responsible, reusable water bottle | D_sign | Scoop.it

memobottle is a slimline, BPA free, dishwasher-friendly, reusable water bottle that resembles the size and shape of pieces of paper so it fits in your bag.

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No canvas, no leather: a reboot for the sneaker

No canvas, no leather: a reboot for the sneaker | D_sign | Scoop.it

Unconventional footwear materials, like Tyvek, are offering a new take on the minimalist shoe trend.

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Pitching noir

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A new book collects the best film noir posters of the 1940s and ’50s. Here’s a closer look at nine of them and why they work.

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Should architects understand type?

Should architects understand type? | D_sign | Scoop.it

Erik Spiekermann: The relationship between architecture and graphic design has deep roots.

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Ora-Ïto 'NikeEames' pays homage to the Eames Lounge Chair

Ora-Ïto 'NikeEames' pays homage to the Eames Lounge Chair | D_sign | Scoop.it

French designer Ora-Ïto reimagines the iconic Eames Lounge Chair as a Nike trainer, complete with moulded plywood shell panels.

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Captivating photographs show famous landmarks transitioning from day to night

Captivating photographs show famous landmarks transitioning from day to night | D_sign | Scoop.it

Photographer Richard Silver returns with an exciting ongoing project, ‘Time Sliced’. Silver wanted to capture iconic buildings at sunset, and to show its transition from day to night — all in a single image.

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Striking Mondrian-inspired mural shows children playing on an iconic painting

Striking Mondrian-inspired mural shows children playing on an iconic painting | D_sign | Scoop.it

Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic, known for his interactive street art featuring vibrant everyday scenes, has created a new piece.

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14 unique hotels for an extraordinary vacation

14 unique hotels for an extraordinary vacation | D_sign | Scoop.it

From luxurious golden palaces in Abu Dhabi to refurbished vintage trailers in the American southwest, there's an extraordinary hotel for every type of vacation.

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Denmark's new Lego building, modeled on its iconic bricks, captures the beloved toy’s whimsy

Denmark's new Lego building, modeled on its iconic bricks, captures the beloved toy’s whimsy | D_sign | Scoop.it

This week the first six oversized Lego bricks were laid for the foundation of the Lego House in Billund, Denmark, the Lego Group’s hometown. Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, the architecture of the Lego House is based on — what else but? — the iconic shape of the Lego brick.

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A house with rotating rooms

A house with rotating rooms | D_sign | Scoop.it

The Sharifi-ha House, designed by next office, contains three volumes that rotate to open the house up in the summer and close it down in the winter.

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Lovely tpographic book covers and posters based on books by Roald Dahl

Lovely tpographic book covers and posters based on books by Roald Dahl | D_sign | Scoop.it

Manila-based artist Therese Luna has created a series of book covers and poster designs inspired by some of her favorite Roald Dahl books that were also made into movies.

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How this designer tracks every single aspect of his life

How this designer tracks every single aspect of his life | D_sign | Scoop.it

Since 2005, designer Nicholas Felton has been documenting his daily activities — meals eaten, miles traveled, people met — and publishing the results in the form of an annual report. He even built an app, Daytum, to help other people track their every moves.

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The ABCs of Dada explains the anarchic, irrational 'anti-art' movement of Dadaism

The ABCs of Dada explains the anarchic, irrational 'anti-art' movement of Dadaism | D_sign | Scoop.it

The ABCs of Dada examines Dada through a great many Dadaists themselves.

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Pejac plays with silhouettes and optical illusions in new miniature artworks

Pejac plays with silhouettes and optical illusions in new miniature artworks | D_sign | Scoop.it

Over the past couple of years Pejac has been getting recognition for his simple, clever public art and gallery work. Using brushes, pencils, acrylic paint and sand paper, he creates works that blend into their surroundings using existing elements and textures.

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19 filthy, furious vintage photos of early punk

19 filthy, furious vintage photos of early punk | D_sign | Scoop.it

Think your studded leather jacket is cool? A look into the beginnings of punk culture and style.

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A massive installation that makes this building change colors

A massive installation that makes this building change colors | D_sign | Scoop.it

Driving past the parking garage at Eskanazi Hospital in Indianapolis is akin to visiting an abstract art museum.

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Small things that are surprisingly big: an office you can take anywhere you go

Small things that are surprisingly big: an office you can take anywhere you go | D_sign | Scoop.it

This is the Kruikantoor, a light-weight foam structure that was created by Tim Vinke, a Dutch designer. The name 'Kruikantoor' is actually a combination of two words ‘wheelbarrow’ and ‘office’, and like the name suggests, you can pick this workspace in a few seconds and easily move it to wherever you like.

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Affecting sculpture about our relationship to technology

Affecting sculpture about our relationship to technology | D_sign | Scoop.it

Soheyl Bastami's Extreme: an Iranian sculptor's beautiful and trenchant take on our relationship to technology.

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Rem Koolhaas sheds light on Lagos

Rem Koolhaas sheds light on Lagos | D_sign | Scoop.it

In this interview conducted by the Brigtje van der Haak, maker of the documentary Lagos Wide & Close, Rem Koolhaas discusses his research on the urbanization of Nigeria‘s largest city, Lagos.

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What is the most significant fashion innovation in history?

What is the most significant fashion innovation in history? | D_sign | Scoop.it

Leather jackets, blue jeans, the bra and the high heel are among the favourites.

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DIY book headboard

DIY book headboard | D_sign | Scoop.it

Choosing the books can be difficult. You want as many hardcover books of the same size as possible as this will make laying out the books much easier. I ended up using 27 of the 42 books I bought.

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10 stunning writing studios

10 stunning writing studios | D_sign | Scoop.it

We know writers have some weird habits and that a sense of place is often one of the most important aspects of a story.

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Great mistakes in English medieval architecture

Great mistakes in English medieval architecture | D_sign | Scoop.it

One of the great things about medieval art and architecture is that people just went in and did things. They didn’t build models and scale them up, building great cathedrals and abbeys was a learning process as much as anything else. This means many of these apparently perfect aspirations to the Heavenly Jerusalem have some often quite comical mistakes, corrections and bodge-jobs that once you see, you can’t unnotice.

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A typeface that mirrors Taiwan's insane roof shacks

A typeface that mirrors Taiwan's insane roof shacks | D_sign | Scoop.it

'On the street [in Taiwan] if something is falling apart they just use duct tape to put it together', says the designer.

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Hive-inspired buildings would be comfy homes for gigantic bee monsters

Hive-inspired buildings would be comfy homes for gigantic bee monsters | D_sign | Scoop.it

Many architects are inspired by nature, and some look to beehives to inform their designs—with hive-shaped buildings, honeycomb motifs, and undulating walls. When the bee-shaped aliens descend upon the Earth, we will have the proper accommodations.

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