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Hadid to Design A Garage in Miami

Hadid to Design A Garage in Miami | D_sign | Scoop.it

'Miami announced on Friday that Zaha Hadid has joined the ranks of prominent architects lending their talents and star power to Miami Beach’s garages.'

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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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The Walker Collection of American signs

The Walker Collection of American signs | D_sign | Scoop.it
Last week, more than 400 objects from the Walker Collection of American signs were auctioned in the small town of Proctor, Arkansas. The signs had been collected over a period of fifty years by one man who became obsessed with saving the signs from eventual destruction, either by neglect or by other collectors who would cut the double-sided signs in half to sell both sides.
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Strange visions of the hyper-congested megacities of the future

Strange visions of the hyper-congested megacities of the future | D_sign | Scoop.it

Photographer Marcus Lyon’s images of crammed megacities and never ending highways might make you feel like going off the grid — at least for a little while.

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3D printed blooming Fibonacci zoetropes

3D printed blooming Fibonacci zoetropes | D_sign | Scoop.it

Stanford design prof John Edmark, as part of his artistic residency at Autodesk, created these 3D printed 'blooming' Fibonacci-sequence zoetropes, which seem to grow, writhe, and pulse as they're spun before a camera shooting every 1/4000 of a second.

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Unbelievably honest greeting cards

Unbelievably honest greeting cards | D_sign | Scoop.it

Illustrator Emily McDowell is back with a new set of cards. In her usual style, she's open and honest, giving us a new way to appreciate hand written greeting cards.

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Russian photographer recreates famous paintings with food

Russian photographer recreates famous paintings with food | D_sign | Scoop.it

Russia-based photographer and food stylist Tatiana Shkondina cleverly arranges foods to recreate paintings by Salvador Dalí, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and other masters in her delightful photo series. Photographer Alex Tivanov did post production for the series.

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Progress bar art

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Playful, simple series of visual jokes by Swedish illustrator and graphic designer Viktor Hertz.

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Typography Beard Guide

Typography Beard Guide | D_sign | Scoop.it

Typography beard guide this guide was a must-made artwork to me because of my love for beards and the love for typo.

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10 great English railway stations

10 great English railway stations | D_sign | Scoop.it

Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s trainshed at Paddington is one of the wonders of British architecture. The first real cathedral of the railway age, with columns supporting the innovative, ridge-and-furrow glazed roof, it was both decorative and ingeniously functional.

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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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Le Corbusier: ideas and forms

Le Corbusier: ideas and forms | D_sign | Scoop.it

Marking the 50th anniversary of Le Corbusier's death, Phaidon recently released a second edition of William J R Curtis' seminal book,

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IKEA's new collection features renowned Swedish artist's whimsical designs

IKEA's new collection features renowned Swedish artist's whimsical designs | D_sign | Scoop.it

For its latest collection titled Önskedröm ('Pipe Dream' in English), IKEA is drawing from the work of renowned Swedish illustrator Olle Eksell.

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12 metal-clad contemporary homes

12 metal-clad contemporary homes | D_sign | Scoop.it

This modern architecture roundup features 12 homes that incorporate industrial elements, like metal cladding, into contemporary residential exteriors.

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The Guggenheim puts 109 free modern art books online

The Guggenheim puts 109 free modern art books online | D_sign | Scoop.it

Published between 1937 and 1999, the art books/catalogues offer an intellectual and visual introduction to the work of Alexander Calder, Edvard Munch, Francis Bacon, Gustav Klimt & Egon Schiele, Fernand Léger, and Kandinsky.

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A giant, fake Moon rises in an abandoned Lithuanian building

A giant, fake Moon rises in an abandoned Lithuanian building | D_sign | Scoop.it

Residents of Kaunas are seeing double due to a local artist's surreal astronomical illusion.

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Wallpaper by tattooists and graffiti artists

Wallpaper by tattooists and graffiti artists | D_sign | Scoop.it

Finland studio Feathr has launched its first wallpaper collection with designs by artists that specialise in a variety of disciplines such as surfwear design and body art.

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A light inspired by the Moon's surface

A light inspired by the Moon's surface | D_sign | Scoop.it

Taking inspiration from the moon's crater-filled surface, Constantin Bolimond designed a concept with cork cylinders that can be removed to increase light.

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The '60s spaceship homes that never quite took off

The '60s spaceship homes that never quite took off | D_sign | Scoop.it

In 1968, Finnish architect Matti Suuronen designed a prefabricated building later dubbed the Futuro House. Initially intended to be used as a holiday home for skiers, the Futuro had an elliptical silhouette, measured 26 feet wide by 13 feet high, and stood on metal legs for stability. A ring of 20 oval windows added to the extraterrestrial aesthetic.

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