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Occupy Wall Street: What Happens Next?

Occupy Wall Street: What Happens Next? | D_sign | Scoop.it

On Places, Reinhold Martin explores how Occupy Wall Street might challenge the structural inequities of finance capitalism, and how architects and urbanists can contribute to the next phase of the movement.

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Idea wins the 2012 TED Prize

Idea wins the 2012 TED Prize | D_sign | Scoop.it

For the first time ever the TED Prize has been awarded to an idea and not an individual. It’s a vision for a future sustainable world called The City 2.0 with a group of visionaries around the world acting as advocates for The City 2.0.

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Designing for the Mind

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Breaking design down seems like an abstract thing. What if there were principles that captured why design worked the way that it does?

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Artist re-creates wartime childhood

Artist re-creates wartime childhood | D_sign | Scoop.it

Award-winning illustrator Ed Young discusses his new book which re-creates his wartime childhood in occupied China.

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'Entering the era of the megatall' – the 20 tallest buildings by 2020

'Entering the era of the megatall' – the 20 tallest buildings by 2020 | D_sign | Scoop.it

The Burj Khalifa by SOM is the current tallest building in the world at 828 metres but is set to be overtaken by the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah at over 1000 metres.

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Thailand International Furniture Fair

Thailand International Furniture Fair | D_sign | Scoop.it

The next Thailand International Furniture Fair will take place from 14 to 18 March 2012 in Bangkok.

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Urban Intervention: An Ideas Competition for Seattle Center

Urban Intervention: An Ideas Competition for Seattle Center | D_sign | Scoop.it

Urban Intervention: The Howard S. Wright Design Ideas Competition for Public Space invites landscape architects to create a 'fresh vision' for a 9-acre site in the heart of Seattle Center.

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Diego Rivera celebrated by Google doodle

Diego Rivera celebrated by Google doodle | D_sign | Scoop.it

Diego Rivera has been honoured with a Google doodle on the 125th anniversary of his birthday.

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Future Tent: Heimplanet Out Geodesic Outdoor Habitat

Future Tent: Heimplanet Out Geodesic Outdoor Habitat | D_sign | Scoop.it

A long time ago in Portugal (okay it was 2003) two German friends started dreaming up a tent. The funny part is eight years later they’ve got their own startup that sells an innovative tent. Partially funded by a European incubator, Heimplanet is the collaborative offspring of Stefan Clauss and Stefan Diekhoff, who think they’ve designed a better tent than all the rest.

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Built to Last: The Illustrated Secrets of Mankind’s Greatest Structures

Built to Last: The Illustrated Secrets of Mankind’s Greatest Structures | D_sign | Scoop.it

What gargoyles and mosques have to do with King Edward I and the secrets of Ancient Rome.

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National Art Museum of China / UNStudio

National Art Museum of China / UNStudio | D_sign | Scoop.it

For their latest museum design in Beijing, Ben van Berkel and UNStudio have designed a formal expression which takes ques from Chinese culture to create an architecture that offers dynamically varied spaces for the NAMOC collections.

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Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form

Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form | D_sign | Scoop.it

Thom Mayne recently sent us his latest book, Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form.  MIT Professor of Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, Alan Berger, hails this book as 'nothing short of a tour de force and should be required reading for landscape urbanists and landscape architects.'

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First Look: Absolute City Centre

First Look: Absolute City Centre | D_sign | Scoop.it

Residents begin to move into the first of MAD's two convention-busting apartment towers near Toronto.

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A Conversation With Paulina Reyes, Design Director at Mother New York

A Conversation With Paulina Reyes, Design Director at Mother New York | D_sign | Scoop.it

Mexico City-native Paulina Reyes seeks to promote social change by making the world more beautiful.

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50 projects_25 objects + 25 spaces by Nendo

50 projects_25 objects + 25 spaces by Nendo | D_sign | Scoop.it

In this movie filmed at the AXIS Gallery in Tokyo, Japanese studio Nendo exhibit a selection of their projects through a wall of stacked polycarbonate sheets.

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Annie Leibovitz captures America

Annie Leibovitz captures America | D_sign | Scoop.it

Celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz explains why for her new book and exhibition she has chosen instead to capture the places which evoke the historical American figures which now fascinate her.

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Metal on metal

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Profile-cut letters for public signage are usually ‘routed’ by machine, from a cutting guide based on digital keyline drawings of the letter shapes.

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So You Want To Build A Software Product

So You Want To Build A Software Product | D_sign | Scoop.it

If you like the idea of being your own boss, chances are you get the itch sometimes to create your own software product.

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Capsula Multibrand Store / Sandor Gocsei and Eniko Korompay

Capsula Multibrand Store / Sandor Gocsei and Eniko Korompay | D_sign | Scoop.it

The aim of the design was to create a highly elegant, spacious and welcoming store, which has been achieved with the colour white, the bright large plain and arched surfaces.

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What children’s drawings would look like if it were painted realistically

What children’s drawings would look like if it were painted realistically | D_sign | Scoop.it

Illustrator Dave DeVries created The Monster Engine, a project to take children's drawings and paint them realistically.

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The Process of Creativity

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The ability to find creative and innovative solutions to problems holds value in almost all aspects of life.

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Futuristic Concept Car From Mercedes-Benz Wins L.A. Design Challenge

Futuristic Concept Car From Mercedes-Benz Wins L.A. Design Challenge | D_sign | Scoop.it

The Smart 341 Parkour concept won the design contest at the 2011 Los Angeles Design Challenge with its impressive features and futuristic look.

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Rediscovering The Great Outdoors . . . And My Own Library

Rediscovering The Great Outdoors . . . And My Own Library | D_sign | Scoop.it

While researching an article I’m doing for an upcoming subject on 1920s posters, I pulled several books off my shelf to leaf through hoping to find some supplemental material. One of the volumes I grabbed was 'Outdoor Advertising' by Wilmot Lippincott published by the McGraw-Hill Company in 1923.

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Mady Jane Roberts's curator insight, April 2, 2013 8:45 PM

The closest I could find to books