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Tree ring birdhouse by Jarrod Lim for Hinika

Tree ring birdhouse by Jarrod Lim for Hinika | D_sign | Scoop.it

The Tree Ring Birdhouse, designed by Jarrod Lim for Hinika, is an egg-shaped shelter for small birds. Mimicking the shape of rings found in knots of trees, the design is meant to make the bird feel right at home. The hole is big enough to allow birds to enter but small enough to keep unwanted guests at bay.

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Why Nepal's earthquake devastation is also an urban planning tragedy

Why Nepal's earthquake devastation is also an urban planning tragedy | D_sign | Scoop.it

Haphazard urbanization and rampant building code violations in the Kathmandu Valley pushed up the death toll.

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Unseen Francis Bacon self-portraits are going on show for the first time

Unseen Francis Bacon self-portraits are going on show for the first time | D_sign | Scoop.it

The paintings, which were rediscovered in a private collection, will be auctioned off by Sotheby's.

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Le Corbusier, remembered: Paris celebrates an icon of modernism with a trio of exhibitions

Le Corbusier, remembered: Paris celebrates an icon of modernism with a trio of exhibitions | D_sign | Scoop.it

Le Corbusier is having a moment in Paris. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Charles-Édouard Jeanneret's death, two Left Bank galleries and the Centre Pompidou across the river celebrate his artistic and architectural achievements in exhibitions small and large.

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Noiz Architects take on tatami, weaving a new path for the Japanese craft

Noiz Architects take on tatami, weaving a new path for the Japanese craft | D_sign | Scoop.it
Noiz Architects, mixing hi-tech computer programming with real-life manufacturing, have developed a way of bringing the ancient craft of tatami mat-making up to the 21st century.
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Gendered monsters: art and politics in the representation of St. George and the dragon

Gendered monsters: art and politics in the representation of St. George and the dragon | D_sign | Scoop.it

Dr. Samantha Riches talks about the cult of St. George and the Dragon, and why there's a significant collection of art works where the legendary dragon is depicted, very clearly, as female.

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Balloon-shaped pendant lamps

Balloon-shaped pendant lamps | D_sign | Scoop.it

Dutch designer Maarten Baas has formed milky and coloured glass into pendant lamps that look like balloons. Designed by Baas for Czech lighting company Lasvit, the Das Pop lamps are created by hand-blowing glass into shapes similar to inflated party balloons.

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Take it to the bridge: the Tehran architect striking the right chord in Iran and beyond

Take it to the bridge: the Tehran architect striking the right chord in Iran and beyond | D_sign | Scoop.it

Leila Araghian was 26 when she came up with Tabiat bridge. Five years on, the 270-metre structure is a reality, despite sanctions, garnering awards and paving the way for a new, more avant garde generation of Iranian designers.

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Zaha Hadid's 3D printed flame heels among 5 designs to re-invent the shoe

Zaha Hadid's 3D printed flame heels among 5 designs to re-invent the shoe | D_sign | Scoop.it

Zaha Hadid, Fernando Romero, and Ben Van Berkel are making headlines alongside two renowned artists for their 3D printed reinventions of the high heel.

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These incredible metal sculptures in New Zealand defy reality (and gravity)

These incredible metal sculptures in New Zealand defy reality (and gravity) | D_sign | Scoop.it

'The majority of my work has more holes in it than substance – it’s about looking through things, not just at things. There’s always an element of surprise'. These are the words of Kiwi artist Neil Dawson. Dawson’s sculptures seem to defy reality, mostly suspended above urban areas with the sky as a backdrop, they sometimes appear to be whimsical doodles drawn straight on to the real world.

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Peddle-powered Halfbike II enables bodyweight-based steering

Peddle-powered Halfbike II enables bodyweight-based steering | D_sign | Scoop.it

Users of this three-wheeled vehicle stand up while peddling and shift their body weight left or right to change direction.

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Awesome fonts art directors should add to their collection

Awesome fonts art directors should add to their collection | D_sign | Scoop.it

In this article,we bring creatives a bunch of gorgeous fonts that range in style from hand-written to geometric, whimsical to scholarly.

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Why does China love copycat architecture?

Why does China love copycat architecture? | D_sign | Scoop.it

The nation loves its Eiffel Tower, Great Sphinx, and White House. The reason is more complicated than you might think.

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How to turn an old book into custom wallpaper

How to turn an old book into custom wallpaper | D_sign | Scoop.it

For hard-to-decorate nooks or in rentals where painting isn’t feasible, The Shortcut offers a method to turn an old book into makeshift wallpaper. With the aid of simple supplies, the final product is surprisingly warm and clean.

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Play in the beautiful, terrible natural world

Play in the beautiful, terrible natural world | D_sign | Scoop.it

Part art, part science, Nadezda Suvorova's playful works celebrate the weird beauty of our reality.

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Behind the making of the New York Times' 'Walking New York' cover

Behind the making of the New York Times' 'Walking New York' cover | D_sign | Scoop.it

All it took was an artist with a big vision, plenty of volunteers and a helicopter.

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Two designers of Las Vegas's iconic neon signs died on the same day

Two designers of Las Vegas's iconic neon signs died on the same day | D_sign | Scoop.it

Remembering neon pioneers Betty Willis and Brian 'Buzz' Leming.

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How Earth Day changed the way we view cities

How Earth Day changed the way we view cities | D_sign | Scoop.it

In 1970, cities epitomized everything that was wrong with the planet. That's changed, partly because of Earth Day.

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The Living Cube

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Germany-born, Switzerland-based designer Till Koenneker took matters into his own hands when he moved into a studio apartment that had no storage. Building a simple cube-like design, called The Living Cube, he found space for his vinyl collection, TV, clothes, and shoes. On top of the cube, Koenneker was able to incorporate a bed for guests and inside houses a much-needed storage space.

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The cities science fiction built

The cities science fiction built | D_sign | Scoop.it

When we look at the future city in SF film, we are really looking at our own city. We just don’t know it yet.

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Salman Rushdie covers in the style of Indian matchbox label designs

Salman Rushdie covers in the style of Indian matchbox label designs | D_sign | Scoop.it

London-based illustrator Sroop Sunar has created a vibrant set of ten new covers for author Salman Rushdie's backlist and also his forthcoming title, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, citing mid-century Indian matchbox label designs as her inspiration.

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A flexible home for the Buenos Aires City Hall

A flexible home for the Buenos Aires City Hall | D_sign | Scoop.it

Combining a cleverly functional interior with an environmentally sensitive approach, the design aims to provide the perfect home for the mayor's office, as well as the 1,500 employees working there, while making a positive contribution to the surrounding landscape and the wider area's ongoing redevelopment.

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Are computers bad for architecture?

Are computers bad for architecture? | D_sign | Scoop.it

The parametric method works well if a problem is well understood - but in the early stages of a design, you often learn what you're solving while you solve it.

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Rembrandt as never seen before: an unprecedented event at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum

Rembrandt as never seen before: an unprecedented event at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum | D_sign | Scoop.it

Late Rembrandt, an extraordinary exhibit at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum. brings together for the first time more than 100 of the seminal works of his final years.

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Why the world is obsessed with midcentury modern design

Why the world is obsessed with midcentury modern design | D_sign | Scoop.it

Type the words 'midcentury' and 'modern' into any furniture retailer's search pane, and you'll likely come up with dozens of pieces labeled with these design-world buzzwords—despite the fact that there is nothing 'midcentury' about the items they describe. Over the past two decades, a term describing a specific period of design has become the marketing descriptor 'du jour'.

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