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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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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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Rustic & magical tree-houses that are interlinked by hanging bridges

Rustic & magical tree-houses that are interlinked by hanging bridges | D_sign | Scoop.it

Architect and environmentalist Peter Bahouth designed and built three tree-houses in a forest in Atlanta that are connected by wooden, suspending bridges.

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Desk set inspired by vintage toys & Bauhaus colors

Desk set inspired by vintage toys & Bauhaus colors | D_sign | Scoop.it

The Stilife Desk Set offers organization for your office supplies with bold colors and geometric forms that were inspired by Bauhaus and vintage toys.

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Gastro-architecture

Gastro-architecture | D_sign | Scoop.it

A tour of the world’s edible architecture. Take a photo, or a bite.

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D&AD releases 2014 Annual cover

D&AD releases 2014 Annual cover | D_sign | Scoop.it

D&AD has released the cover for its 2014 annual, designed by members of Australian performance and visual art collective, The Kingpins. The striking image was created by Técha Noble and Emma Price, two members of the experimental art quartet producing paintings, clothing, video, installations and performance art.

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Siza's floating chemical headquarters is a surreal architectural dream come true

Siza's floating chemical headquarters is a surreal architectural dream come true | D_sign | Scoop.it

Sometimes architecture appears as the stuff of dreams — take this office by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza, built for the Shihlien Chemical Industrial Jiangsu Co.

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The Grovemade Desk Collection

The Grovemade Desk Collection | D_sign | Scoop.it

A new collection of leather, maple, and black walnut finish modern desk organization accessories add order, beauty, and even improves ergonomics.

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First images of Grayson Perry and FAT's house for Alain de Botton

First images of Grayson Perry and FAT's house for Alain de Botton | D_sign | Scoop.it

Structural work completed on the holiday home designed by artist Grayson Perry and London architecture firm FAT for Alain de Botton's Living Architecture.

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Polygons, a measuring tool for the all-in-one enthusiast in all of us

Polygons, a measuring tool for the all-in-one enthusiast in all of us | D_sign | Scoop.it

At first glance, this comes off nothing like the traditional spoon shape we've grown to know and love for its fantastic soup-capturing capabilities. But that's because it's not a traditional spoon by any means. Polygons is a measuring tool, taking the functionality of multiple load sizes — both in tablespoons and teaspoons — and combining them into one form.

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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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City made of staples

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Miniature city with office buildings and skyscrapers constructed by Peter Root out of more than 100,000 staples.

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The (almost) unknown art of Miles Davis

The (almost) unknown art of Miles Davis | D_sign | Scoop.it

Although his art would adorn one of his record releases from time to time, Miles Davis didn’t begin to draw and paint in earnest until he was in his mid-fifties, during the early 1980s and a period of musical inactivity.

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These typefaces are tiny math puzzles made by MIT scientists

These typefaces are tiny math puzzles made by MIT scientists | D_sign | Scoop.it

When quickly sending an email, creating a company logo, or writing a post about mathematical typefaces, hundreds of thousands of fonts exist to help express a specific mood or feeling though we rarely escape the realm of a well-known few. Although it's well-documented that creating fonts can be an art, two mathematicians show that it can also be a science.

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Lauren Bacall could teach you a thing or two about style

Lauren Bacall could teach you a thing or two about style | D_sign | Scoop.it

Her greatest hits, from coveralls in the '40s to '70s Gucci glamour.

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A fun, interactive bus stop that spells out the word 'Bus'

A fun, interactive bus stop that spells out the word 'Bus' | D_sign | Scoop.it

'BUS' is a permanent art project supported by Creative Alliance and Southeast Community Development Corporation as part of the TRANSIT initiative, Creative Placemaking with Europe in Baltimore.

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Rebel architects: building a better world

Rebel architects: building a better world | D_sign | Scoop.it

Working on the fringes of the law, rebel architects are trying to improve people’s lives in tough areas. From floating homes to disaster-proof houses and bamboo domes, Aaron Millar meets the men and women building for their communities.

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Hidden pleasures: 8 new labyrinth and maze artworks to lose yourself in

Hidden pleasures: 8 new labyrinth and maze artworks to lose yourself in | D_sign | Scoop.it

Labyrinths and mazes embody an age-old paradox. On entering their twisting forms, you’re compelled to lose yourself inside them only to find yourself once more.

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