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China’s Population Challenge: Designing Sustainable Cities for the Future

China’s Population Challenge: Designing Sustainable Cities for the Future | D_sign | Scoop.it

In a momentous shift, more people in China now live in cities and towns than in rural areas.

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Bisazza: Mosaic Tile Pioneers

Bisazza: Mosaic Tile Pioneers | D_sign | Scoop.it

No one does mosaic tile better than the Italian company Bisazza Mosaico. The company was established in 1956 in northern Italy and they have pioneered the field by combining old Venetian glass design techniques and modern technologies.

 

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Lower-cost, zero-energy homes to help Brad Pitt's group

Lower-cost, zero-energy homes to help Brad Pitt's group | D_sign | Scoop.it

As green building spreads, plans debut Friday to sell modern, low-cost homes that use zero energy and benefit Brad Pitt's charity.

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Recycled Sauna in Finland Flies Past Planning Hurdles With Clever Mobile Design

Recycled Sauna in Finland Flies Past Planning Hurdles With Clever Mobile Design | D_sign | Scoop.it

A woman in Finland wanted to convert an abandoned boathouse into a sauna for 12 years, but she couldn’t get municipal approval – so Denizen Works traveled from London to her home in Åland and came up with a viable solution.

 

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100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design

100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design | D_sign | Scoop.it

At the core of this major exhibition at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, are 100 posters from the period 1912-2012, but every form of Swiss graphic ephemera is represented.

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Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012

Stockholm Furniture Fair 2012 | D_sign | Scoop.it

Colour was easily this year's biggest trend among the Nordic interiors manufacturers who offered up an uplifting array of bright and vibrant collections.

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Vintage Valentine’s Day Postcards from the Early 1900s

Vintage Valentine’s Day Postcards from the Early 1900s | D_sign | Scoop.it

'If she be not fair for me what care I how fair she be.'

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Valentine’s Day for Carnivores

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British butcher Antony Bowness of Quality Standard Beef and Lamb located in Tewkesbury, a town in Gloucestershire, England, came up with the idea for his ‘Steak Bouquet’ by way of introspection.

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The Buck Stops Here

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Typefaces were among the main drivers of commerce. This motto on the back side of a type specimen for the Adstyle Family produced in the 1930s (the worst economic time in American history) by Barnhart Brothers & Spindler, indicates the thrust of the 'New Art of Publicity and its impact on American life.

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Store Front: New York’s Disappearing Face

Store Front: New York’s Disappearing Face | D_sign | Scoop.it

From the retrotastic typographic signage to the beautiful vintage color schemes, these storefronts are priceless time-capsules of an era as faded as their paint coats, haunting ghosts caught in the machine of progress.

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Syrian poet Adonis introduces his artworks

Syrian poet Adonis introduces his artworks | D_sign | Scoop.it

About 10 years ago the Syrian poet Adonis started making images using calligraphy, colour and figurative gestures which he calls 'rakaim.'

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Beauty and the Beads

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'I think of fashion as a medium of communication,' says Victor-John Villanueva. 'It can convey ideas, both large and small. On a very personal level, it can convey your mood and state of mind.'

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Olympic 'Mastermind' Wants Stadium Rethink

Olympic 'Mastermind' Wants Stadium Rethink | D_sign | Scoop.it

The architect of the original Olympic plan has said action is needed to prevent the athletics stadium becoming a white elephant.

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Net House / Matharoo Associates

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The relentlessly varying weather of the city of Ahmedabad exemplifies the typical tropical climate of extremes: short winters, wet humid monsoons and long dry scorching summers.

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Memorial design sparks monumental controversy

Memorial design sparks monumental controversy | D_sign | Scoop.it

Construction for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial hasn’t even begun, but a host of critics already have their knives sharpened.

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Elevator Illusion Shocks Unsuspecting London Shoppers

Elevator Illusion Shocks Unsuspecting London Shoppers | D_sign | Scoop.it

This awesome 3D illusion, created by artist Andrew Walker, recently shocked unsuspecting shoppers at Southside Shopping Centre in Wandsworth, London.

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Fun Times at Bauhaus Dessau

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Those wild and crazy Bauhaus boys and girls, with their improv jazz band and beach antics and clownish poses. They weren't just dedicated students at what was probably the most influential design school in the 20th century. They were also partying hearty in 1920s Germany… before Fascism put a brutal end to this hotbed of creative innovation.

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Redefining Paradise

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Private Paradise: Contemporary American Gardens is a collection of forty-one gardens located throughout the United States designed by notable contemporary landscape architects.

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Not Every City Can Be the 'Most Bicycle-Friendly'

Not Every City Can Be the 'Most Bicycle-Friendly' | D_sign | Scoop.it

A few ideas for less competitive but still worthwhile city superlatives.

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Permission granted for Britain's first amphibious house on banks of Thames

Permission granted for Britain's first amphibious house on banks of Thames | D_sign | Scoop.it

Architects have been granted permission to build Britain’s first amphibious house on the banks of the River Thames.

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Snapshot: ASM International World Headquarters

Snapshot: ASM International World Headquarters | D_sign | Scoop.it

Cleveland-based historic property developer The Chesler Group helped return a Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome and the John Terence Kelly office building underneath it to its 1959 glory.

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How McLuhan, Agel, and Fiore Created a New Visual Vernacular for the Information Age

How McLuhan, Agel, and Fiore Created a New Visual Vernacular for the Information Age | D_sign | Scoop.it

The rise of the experimental paperback and how 'typophotography' paved the information superhighway.

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Animal Portraits by Tiago Xavier

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Another great series of animal captures by the Portuguese freelancer Tiago Xavier, aka Tiagumos, based in Lisbon.

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The Highest Skyscraper In the World Will Be This 3,444-Foot Turd

The Highest Skyscraper In the World Will Be This 3,444-Foot Turd | D_sign | Scoop.it

Forget about the 1-kilometer-high Kingdom Tower. There will be a building higher than that: the Azerbaijan Tower. It will be fifty meters higher than the Kingdom Tower, have 189 floors and look like a shiny glass, steel and concrete monolith of crap.

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