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Burning anticipation: designer Christmas countdown candle

Burning anticipation: designer Christmas countdown candle | D_sign | Scoop.it

The Christmas Candle is a grown-up, designer version of the advent calendar.

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Mitchell Silver: a man possessed by making New York's parks havens of happiness for all

Mitchell Silver: a man possessed by making New York's parks havens of happiness for all | D_sign | Scoop.it

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s $130m plan to upgrade New York’s neglected parks has put the spotlight on a commissioner who likes to go incognito to see how people use ‘his’ green spaces.

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20+ modern Christmas and holiday home decorations and decor

20+ modern Christmas and holiday home decorations and decor | D_sign | Scoop.it

Our favorite part of the holidays is decorating. From Christmas ornaments to wreaths & stockings, we've picked the best modern home decor to deck the walls.

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Exhibition showcases intricate urban landscapes in repurposed and exotic woods

Exhibition showcases intricate urban landscapes in repurposed and exotic woods | D_sign | Scoop.it

If you're visiting the Robert Fontaine Gallery in Miami, you wouldn't want to miss a new exhibition titled Metros.

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Daan Roosegaarde's pilot Smart Highway is a road lit with solar power

Daan Roosegaarde's pilot Smart Highway is a road lit with solar power | D_sign | Scoop.it

The first glow-in-the-dark road of Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde's Smart Highway project has opened in Oss, the Netherlands.

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Oscar de la Renta dead: Naomi Campbell and Marc Jacobs pay tribute to fashion designer

Oscar de la Renta dead: Naomi Campbell and Marc Jacobs pay tribute to fashion designer | D_sign | Scoop.it

The fashion world has begun to say farewell to the revered and much-loved fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who died yesterday, aged 82.

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The secret is out on a cherished underground haven

The secret is out on a cherished underground haven | D_sign | Scoop.it

A secretive community of street artists, history buffs and other Parisians regularly prowl a network of abandoned tunnels and chambers.

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Nope, not trash but meticulously made art

Nope, not trash but meticulously made art | D_sign | Scoop.it

The works in Tom Pfannerstill's 'From the Street' series are pieces basswood carved into shapes and then painted to resemble, incredibly, folded and stained pieces of mass-produced detritus like beer cans and KFC containers. They’re close enough to pass for the real thing on first glance, for sure. Only when you look very carefully are traces of hand-painted type evident.

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12 designers create unique experiences at the Silken Puerta América Madrid

12 designers create unique experiences at the Silken Puerta América Madrid | D_sign | Scoop.it

In Madrid, Spain the Silken Puerta América has 12 jaw-dropping floors each designed by a world-renowned designer.

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A stunning showcase of the world's first artworks made on computers

A stunning showcase of the world's first artworks made on computers | D_sign | Scoop.it

Today, thanks to computer graphics and digital drawing tablets, we see tons of artwork that has been made with the help of a computer. Computers and art have long gone hand-in-hand, and here you can see some of the earliest pieces of computer-assisted art.

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3-D printed shoes generated using Conway's Game of Life

3-D printed shoes generated using Conway's Game of Life | D_sign | Scoop.it

Francis Bitonti is equal parts technologist and fashion designer, a rare blend that’s allowed him to make 3-D printed goods that look more Fashion Week than Maker Faire.

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Debbie Harry explains her life in T-shirts

Debbie Harry explains her life in T-shirts | D_sign | Scoop.it

For a recent exhibition celebrating 40 years of Blondie at the Chelsea Hotel Storefront Gallery, selections from Debbie Harry’s T-shirt trove, many featuring her portrait, were displayed alongside photos and band ephemera. 

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Architecture photographs of the year revealed

Architecture photographs of the year revealed | D_sign | Scoop.it

An image of the cavernous white interior of Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center has been named architectural photograph of the year.

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Poseidon undersea resort

Poseidon undersea resort | D_sign | Scoop.it

This month, Destination Design travels to the world's first ever wholly submerged getaway, the Poseidon Undersea Resort, which will be located in a lagoon off a private island in Fiji.

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A bulging stadium

A bulging stadium | D_sign | Scoop.it

Slovenian firm OFIS Arhitekti has completed a bulbous, spotty stadium for Belarusian football club FC BATE Borisov.

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'98% of what gets built today is shit', says Frank Gehry

'98% of what gets built today is shit', says Frank Gehry | D_sign | Scoop.it

American architect Frank Gehry has responded to criticism of his own architectural style by saying that most architecture today has 'no sense of design'.

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Painting with fire

Painting with fire | D_sign | Scoop.it

Encaustic means 'o burn'. The ethereal quality of Betsy Eby’s encaustic paintings belies the labor-intensive process of their making — an ancient method involving heated wax, damar resin (the sap of a Southeast Asian pine), and pigment applied in translucent veils with brushes and knives. Using a blowtorch, she liquefies the wax and fuses the layers with fire.

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How Banksy became the world's most famous unidentified person

How Banksy became the world's most famous unidentified person | D_sign | Scoop.it

No one knows who he is. And that's the point.

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New Banksy appears in Bristol – and it's already been defaced

New Banksy appears in Bristol – and it's already been defaced | D_sign | Scoop.it

A new work by Banksy called 'Girl with a Pierced Eardrum' has appeared on a wall in his home city of Bristol - and it has already been defaced.

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Banksy strikes again: new work titled 'Girl with a Pierced Eardrum' hits a wall in Bristol

Banksy strikes again: new work titled 'Girl with a Pierced Eardrum' hits a wall in Bristol | D_sign | Scoop.it

Banksy strikes again: new work titled 'Girl with a Pierced Eardrum' hits a wall in Bristol.

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Why Converse is fighting to keep All Stars cool

Why Converse is fighting to keep All Stars cool | D_sign | Scoop.it

On Tuesday Nike, who owns the All Star brand, brought a lawsuit against 31 different companies — including WalMart and Sketchers — which it claims have appropriated elements of Chuck Taylor's classic design.

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One-minute 3D animation shows final phases of Gaudí's Sagrada Família

One-minute 3D animation shows final phases of Gaudí's Sagrada Família | D_sign | Scoop.it

The completion of architect Antoni Gaudí's Sagrada Família basilica in Barcelona is simulated in this movie showing the stages of construction before 2026.

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Moshe Safdie on Marina Bay Sands: a single tower would have been 'unbearable'

Moshe Safdie on Marina Bay Sands: a single tower would have been 'unbearable' | D_sign | Scoop.it

Moshe Safdie spoke to Dezeen about the concept behind his triple-towered Marina Bay Sands hotel complex, which hosted this year's WAF event.

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12 homes made from shipping containers

12 homes made from shipping containers | D_sign | Scoop.it

See how 12 architects used low-cost, environmentally-friendly shipping containers as modern alternatives in home design and architecture.

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These witty page markers make your books look like something else

These witty page markers make your books look like something else | D_sign | Scoop.it

Turn your books and documents into miniature landscapes and movie scenes whenever you place sticky notes on them. Tokyo-based designer Duncan Shotton (who also made the Rainbow Pencils) recently came up with Sticky Page Markers, post-its that look like New York, London, and even a Martian landscape when grouped together.

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