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The design for Qatar's first World Cup stadium looks like a vagina

The design for Qatar's first World Cup stadium looks like a vagina | D_sign | Scoop.it

The World Cup in Qatar is still over eight years away, but the designs for the first stadium to be built, in Al Wakrah, have already been released. The architectural firm that designed the stadium based it on the 'dhow'boat that Qataris traditionally used for pearl diving. But for those who have no clue what a dhow boat looks like, Al Wakrah stadium looks like something else entirely. A vagina.

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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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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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The intricate, beautiful patterns of civilization seen from above

The intricate, beautiful patterns of civilization seen from above | D_sign | Scoop.it

Alex MacLean deftly plays to our tendency to tease signals from noise with stunning aerial photos that reveal patterns in seemingly mundane things.

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Artist turns porn magazines into butterflies in protest against Damien Hirst

Artist turns porn magazines into butterflies in protest against Damien Hirst | D_sign | Scoop.it

A San Franciscan artist has created paper butterflies out of porn magazines in protest against Damien Hirst's use of live insects.

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Grafitti giant MTO dwarfs all other street artists with this epic artwork

Grafitti giant MTO dwarfs all other street artists with this epic artwork | D_sign | Scoop.it

If you're a devoted Imgur or Reddit user, you will have noticed an astonishing photo of street art dating back to 2012, showing a bearded giant struggling to get out of a small house. That small house is in Rennes, located in the French region of Bretagne, and the genius behind this mural is MTO.

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The history of typography

A paper-letter animation about the history of fonts and typography.

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I hope the story is true. great animation! creative end frame idea.

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A veteran fabrication company that combines high-tech with craft

A veteran fabrication company that combines high-tech with craft | D_sign | Scoop.it
In the hands of NRI, a leading fabrication service, 3-D printing is a finely honed craft.
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Magnetic wallpaper

Magnetic wallpaper | D_sign | Scoop.it

The Magnetic Wallpaper by Luis Pons Design Lab is made up of magnetic panels that let you move and manipulate metal mesh around to create completely unique installations on your walls.

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Completely surreal photos of America's abandoned malls

Completely surreal photos of America's abandoned malls | D_sign | Scoop.it

An inside look at nine abandoned malls. There is nothing creepier and more fascinating.

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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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One designer's ambitious quest to standardize the world's subway maps

One designer's ambitious quest to standardize the world's subway maps | D_sign | Scoop.it

Serbia-born, Paris-based architect Jug Cerovic moonlights as a map designer who has created a series of standardized subway maps of cities around the world. His INAT series of maps are meant to fit in your pocket and be easy to read and use.

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3D kitchen advert hidden among newspaper classifieds is beyond trippy

3D kitchen advert hidden among newspaper classifieds is beyond trippy | D_sign | Scoop.it

A kitchen company altered perspectives on rows of text to create a subtle yet mind-bending advert in a Colombian newspaper.

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These animal sculptures are 3-D jigsaw puzzles made from beach trash

These animal sculptures are 3-D jigsaw puzzles made from beach trash | D_sign | Scoop.it

Gilles Cenazandotti’s latest collection is called Future Bestiary and is intended to be an homage to the animals whose lives and habitats are threatened by pollution.

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Seeing the potential for 'treasure' lurking in 'trash'

 

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Striking works of art made with a manual typewriter

Striking works of art made with a manual typewriter | D_sign | Scoop.it

The typewriter may have become obsolete for committing thoughts to paper, but the object itself remains a powerful instrument for designers, artists, illustrators, poets, and writers, who have been using the pre-digital machinery to make art for more than a century.

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Getting to know Milton Glaser, the godfather of modern design

Getting to know Milton Glaser, the godfather of modern design | D_sign | Scoop.it

Glaser has been working in advertising and design for more than half a century, beginning his career in 1954 alongside Reynold Ruffins, Seymour Chwast, and Edward Sorel. The four founded the renowned Push Pin Studios, an organization that for 20 years put considerable pressure on the direction of graphic design.

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Artist uses type for paint in gorgeous travel posters

Artist uses type for paint in gorgeous travel posters | D_sign | Scoop.it

Swedish designer Per Nilsson has created prints of skyscrapers and pyramids using Futura, Garamond, and Helvetica as his paint.

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The London skyline debate

The London skyline debate | D_sign | Scoop.it

Critic of the year Rowan Moore was online to discuss the explosion of high-rise buildings that promises to radically reshape the city.

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