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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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One hundred years since the 'Golden Age' of posters began

One hundred years since the 'Golden Age' of posters began | D_sign | Scoop.it

Stop the presses: world-renowned typographer Alan Kitching commemorates the pioneers of poster design.

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Brutalist buildings: Unité d'Habitation by Le Corbusier

Brutalist buildings: Unité d'Habitation by Le Corbusier | D_sign | Scoop.it

With its proportions, chunky pilotis and interior streets, Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation is arguably the most influential Brutalist building of all time.

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Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery

Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery | D_sign | Scoop.it

Monet was an oils man, Michelangelo was set on stone, Moore was a gentleman who preferred bronze. For an acclaimed American artist on his way to Britain, only plastic will do. His medium: a million Lego bricks.

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The Click clique

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How Dallas's Amber Venz transformed a stylish group of young bloggers into a powerful force in the world of fashion — and made them rich along the way.

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Finding feminism in fashion

Finding feminism in fashion | D_sign | Scoop.it

Having a sense of style is not selling out the sisterhood.

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Zaha Hadid reveals trio of skyscrapers for Brisbane

Zaha Hadid reveals trio of skyscrapers for Brisbane | D_sign | Scoop.it

Zaha Hadid Architects has designed three residential towers to sit on a riverfront site in Brisbane, Australia, as part of a AUS$420 million development.

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The 'Rubber Duck' artist must be stopped

The 'Rubber Duck' artist must be stopped | D_sign | Scoop.it

Kriston Capps: The inflatable spectacles of Florentijn Hofman don't belong in every harbor in the wide world.

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Why it's so hard to design new emoji

Why it's so hard to design new emoji | D_sign | Scoop.it

The Unicode Consortium has quietly overseen emoji for the past few decades. But the non-profit has few full-timers and spends most of its time on upkeep.

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The funky, sometimes impressive motorcycles of communist Eastern Europe

The funky, sometimes impressive motorcycles of communist Eastern Europe | D_sign | Scoop.it

'Intellectual repression led to having not the brightest folks working' on motorcycles, says Jim Dallarosa, a restorer who personally handled some of the competitors in the Eastern European Motorcycles division of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, a special class for 2014. The occasional government-mandated merger didn’t help competition, either.

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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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China considers an immense skyscraper shaped like a cloud

China considers an immense skyscraper shaped like a cloud | D_sign | Scoop.it

The strange-looking structure would be the second-tallest building on Earth.

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A city of bookcases

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MDF manufacturer Masisa invited Los Contratistas to design a pavilion of building-like bookcases that when arranged together look like a city landscape.

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Using Doom to design a room

Using Doom to design a room | D_sign | Scoop.it

The program for a classic demon-slaying game is helping construction companies design hospitals and office buildings.

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A2 & New North Press' 3D-printed letterpress font

A2 & New North Press' 3D-printed letterpress font | D_sign | Scoop.it

Type studio A2-Type and London print shop New North Press have created a 3D-printed letterpress font. With a film about the project premiering at London Design Festival next weekend, we spoke to graphic designer Richard Ardagh and A2's Henrik Kubel about the process.

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What's inside Jason Wu's office

What's inside Jason Wu's office | D_sign | Scoop.it

For the fashion designer Jason Wu, his office holds both inspiration and sentiment. And then there’s that cat.

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Jeff Koons, Hokusai, Erró, le Kama-Sutra... Les grandes expos de la rentrée

Jeff Koons, Hokusai, Erró, le Kama-Sutra... Les grandes expos de la rentrée | D_sign | Scoop.it

Expositions, ouvertures de nouveaux lieux ou réouvertures d'institutions, foires, voici un aperçu des grands rendez-vous de cette rentrée, en France et en Europe.

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The architecture of violence

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Eyal Weizman explains architecture's key role in the Israeli occupation of Palestine and the evolution of urban warfare.

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Using everyday objects, creative illustrator completes a fun series of doodles

Using everyday objects, creative illustrator completes a fun series of doodles | D_sign | Scoop.it

Toronto-based engineering student Hyemi Jeong, who draws as a hobby, uses everyday objects to create adorable illustrations.

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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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