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China: Builders follow environmental approach

China: Builders follow environmental approach | D_sign | Scoop.it

A visitor to a recent housing fair in Beijing examining a model of a 'green' house equipped with water-recycling and solar panel systems and made of ecologically safe building materials.

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How the Dutch Got Their Bike Paths

How the Dutch Got Their Bike Paths | D_sign | Scoop.it

What The Netherlands can teach us about child safety and mass protests as effective policy-benders.

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Modern design gains popularity in Atlanta

Modern design gains popularity in Atlanta | D_sign | Scoop.it

Modern design in Atlanta is like a Porsche in a sea of Hyundais — pretty hard to miss.

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'Reflect' / Ivan Toth Depeña

'Reflect' / Ivan Toth Depeña | D_sign | Scoop.it

Ivan Toth Depeña’s light-based installation 'Reflect' was permanently installed in the Stephen Clark Government Center Lobby in Miami in November, 2011. Commissioned by the Miami-Dade Art in Public Places initiative, the work illuminates the dynamism of the lobby space and encourages a sense of discovery in the visitors.

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Donald Norman: Does Culture Matter for Product Design?

Donald Norman: Does Culture Matter for Product Design? | D_sign | Scoop.it

A few decades ago, I believed that cultural differences were fundamental. Moreover, they were exciting and interesting. Today, I believe that cultural differences are still just as fundamental and exciting but they primarily exist in governing social interaction, the types of foods that are eaten and stylistic preferences.

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A Legendary Architect's Untold Story

A Legendary Architect's Untold Story | D_sign | Scoop.it

Edward Durell Stone, one of the most controversial figures of 20th-century architecture, was once quoted as saying, 'They say people are fundamentally interested in only three things: food, sex and shelter. I can’t say I’m authoritative on the first two, although I’m in favor of both. It’s shelter that concerns me, and it’s nice to be doing something people are interested in.'

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Want a Job? Go to College, and Don't Major in Architecture

Want a Job? Go to College, and Don't Major in Architecture | D_sign | Scoop.it

A look at typical unemployment rates and earnings for new graduates, sorted by what they studied in college.

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The architect of Apple iconography

The architect of Apple iconography | D_sign | Scoop.it

Susan Kare -- designer of vintage Mac symbols and Facebook "gifts" -- shares stories of Steve Jobs and famous logos.

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Marilyn throws a curve at traditional Toronto condo design

Marilyn throws a curve at traditional Toronto condo design | D_sign | Scoop.it

The iconic Mississauga tower and its sister are Yansong Ma’s statement that green and modernist can be organic and flowing.

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Papercraft Paris

Papercraft Paris | D_sign | Scoop.it

This tiny, adorable papercraft Paris playset is a free download. Good fun for a weekend's pretend voyage -- spice up your romantic life by bringing your loved one a Continental breakfast in bed with a miniature Paris on the tray, and deliver it wearing a beret and nothing else.

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Understanding Urbanity: 7 Must-Read Books About Cities

Understanding Urbanity: 7 Must-Read Books About Cities | D_sign | Scoop.it

What airports have to do with Medieval towns, Brooklyn's bookstores and Le Corbusier.

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Swirl power: Aberdeen's new £57m university library

Swirl power: Aberdeen's new £57m university library | D_sign | Scoop.it

Aberdeen university's extraordinary new library has put the Silver City back on the architectural map. But will its students ever get any work done?

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Patterns from Above

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These beautiful photos were taken by Brent Yaggi & Sarah Hicks from a Cessna 172. Based in Denver, Sarah and Brent have spent the last three years traveling across North America capturing these beautiful images.

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On My Shelf: Jean-Luc Godard Anthologized

On My Shelf: Jean-Luc Godard Anthologized | D_sign | Scoop.it

The modernist sans serif type is typical of its era, but picking out Godard’s initials in yellow to form a monogram is not just non-doctrinaire (if we want to get all Swiss about it) but peculiar. Still, I think it works.

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Adventures In The Third Dimension: CSS 3D Transforms

Adventures In The Third Dimension: CSS 3D Transforms | D_sign | Scoop.it

Back in 2009, the WebKit development team proposed a new extension to CSS that would allow Web page elements to be displayed and transformed.

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New High-Quality Free Fonts

New High-Quality Free Fonts | D_sign | Scoop.it

In this selection, we’re pleased to present Homestead, Bree Serif, Levanderia, Valencia, Nomed Font, Carton and other quality fonts.

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Perceptions of Freedom: Some Geographies of Urban Protest

Perceptions of Freedom: Some Geographies of Urban Protest | D_sign | Scoop.it

One phenomenon that the Occupy Wall Street movement has crystallized in remarkable fashion is the unapologetic negotiation of the physical occupation of urban space.

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Cheap Ikea anglepoise knock-off is a good articulated arm for webcams

Cheap Ikea anglepoise knock-off is a good articulated arm for webcams | D_sign | Scoop.it

Ikea makes a super-cheap, $9 articulated anglepoise knock-off lamp. The articulated arm is a useful for anything lightweight that needs to have an adjustable X- and Y-axis.

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The World's Ugliest Public Art

The World's Ugliest Public Art | D_sign | Scoop.it

The high-rises of Paris’s La Défense district have questionable company: César Baldaccini’s 40-foot-tall model of his own thumb. Given its pedestrian-flattening size and ugly wrinkles, there’s much to find, ahem, opposable.

 

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Pl(a)ywood Furniture by Silvia Knüppel

Pl(a)ywood Furniture by Silvia Knüppel | D_sign | Scoop.it

Made of 38 layers of plywood boards, loosely stacked, the shape of Pl(a)ywood is determined by what you decide to use it for. Shift different sections out to create pedestals for items and store items in the recessed areas.

 

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Stop Designing Pages And Start Designing Flows

Stop Designing Pages And Start Designing Flows | D_sign | Scoop.it

Design flows that are tied to clear objectives allow us to create a positive user experience and a valuable one for the business we’re working for.

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Taiwan works to restore architectural treasures

Taiwan works to restore architectural treasures | D_sign | Scoop.it

In the past few years, the island has begun to cherish its original architectural beauty, especially homes and temples built by early Chinese settlers from the 1600s to 1800s.

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AIAIAI’s New Headphones Continue Trend Of Understated Design

AIAIAI’s New Headphones Continue Trend Of Understated Design | D_sign | Scoop.it

Capital is the name of the new headset, and they’re a larger, over-ear, more heavily-designed piece of work. But I still love them — especially the black version.

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