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Algae curtain by EcoLogicStudio could make buildings more eco-friendly

Algae curtain by EcoLogicStudio could make buildings more eco-friendly | Matters of Design | Scoop.it
London architects ecoLogicStudio harness photosynthesis to remove pollution from the air with this living curtain, designed to rest over building facades.
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The Other Place is a dreamlike M.C. Escher-inspired hotel

The Other Place is a dreamlike M.C. Escher-inspired hotel | Matters of Design | Scoop.it
The stairs lead to nowhere.
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"First origami tandem kayak" folds down to suitcase size

"First origami tandem kayak" folds down to suitcase size | Matters of Design | Scoop.it
Californian company Oru Kayak has designed a foldable kayak that can be carried on one's back for easy transportation and use.
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Autodesk Generative Design

What if you can come up with thousands of options for a single design without drawing? This is generative design - harnessing massive computing power
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How would a Swiss Army knife look if it were a tiny house

All of the furniture and rooms in Leonardo Di Chiara’s tiny house fold, swing and pivot into the walls so when closed the space is absent of color, like
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Lume

Explore data in VR! Lume is a VR platform for analysts and researchers to explore, visualise and collaborate around their 3D Data. Currently, Lume is use
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How NASA Engineers Use Origami To Design Future Spacecraft

NASA is using origami to build a giant star blocker, in hopes of imaging distant worlds. This Neurobiologist Swims With Great White Shark
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✨Magic UX by Special Projects on

Magic UX is a new smartphone interface inspired by the physical world. It uses your view of the real world to help you navigate computer generated content in the…
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Buildings That Breathe | Doris Sung's Living Architecture

Using responsive thermo-bimetals that "breathe" to heat or cool a building, Doris Sung is making architecture more lifelike and environmentally friendly
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The electric aircraft is taking off –

The electric aircraft is taking off – | Matters of Design | Scoop.it
In 2008, the electric motor vehicle experienced a rebirth triggered by a rise in oil prices. Now in 2018, it is the time for another rebirth -- in electrical aviation.
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Designers should stop making crap

Designers should stop making crap | Matters of Design | Scoop.it
Three industry leaders agree: If you want to be an ethical designer, stop thrusting so much junk out into the world.
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PriestmanGoode designs compact, "budget" Premier Inn hotel

PriestmanGoode designs compact, "budget" Premier Inn hotel | Matters of Design | Scoop.it
The new Zip by Premier Inn hotels will feature very small rooms that aim to be “basic” but “brilliant”, with amenities including a double bed, ensuite bathroom and a TV.
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Coal Drops Yard designed by Heatherwick Studio to open

Coal Drops Yard designed by Heatherwick Studio to open | Matters of Design | Scoop.it
The new space is opening to the public and features dozens of bespoke shops, bars, restaurants and designer-maker studios set inside former railway buildings.
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Mechanical Mixologist

Mechanical Mixologist | Matters of Design | Scoop.it
London based design studio Rogue Projects have developed an Isambard Brunel inspired cocktail machine.A collaboration between Rogue Projects, Bombay Sapphire and Inception Group, the 'Mechanical Mixologist' was designed as an experience-driven invention that enables patrons to watch their Negroni being made and take a trip in time.It was commissioned for
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Nvidia's AI creates video game worlds from scratch

Nvidia's AI creates video game worlds from scratch | Matters of Design | Scoop.it
One day, this software could create entire virtual worlds.
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Intel is cutting down its in-house creative agency

Intel is cutting down its in-house creative agency | Matters of Design | Scoop.it
The award-winning internal group will be significantly scaled back, counter to the broader trend toward more in-house agencies.
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Space10 pavilion imagines a future where buildings produce food for residents

This week's instalment of our Dezeen x MINI Living video series explores an algae-producing pavilion by research lab Space10, which demonstrates ho
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Prefab buildings by Ten Fold Engineering build themselves in eight minutes

Our latest Facebook movie features a series of modular structures designed by Ten Fold Engineering, which can be transported anywhere on a lorry an
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Prototyping: Learn Eight Common Methods and Best Practices | Interaction Design Foundation

Prototyping: Learn Eight Common Methods and Best Practices | Interaction Design Foundation | Matters of Design | Scoop.it
There can never be an exhaustive list of prototyping methods, since there is quite literally an endless number of ways you can build prototypes. What we can do, however, is provide a useful list o
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Future Fashion

Aiming to bring about significant change in the fashion industry leading to sustainable development within the industry and throughout wider society.
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What are "Oceanscrapers"? | The B1M

With humans set to colonise an ever greater area of the planet's land mass in the decades ahead, a new frontier is now being explored. For more by The B1
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By Design: Inside Ross Lovegrove’s Studio

Get a unique glimpse inside the studio of visionary artist and designer Ross Lovegrove in the latest episode of our new Design series. Join Sotheby’
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Ferrari's latest sports car has no windshield or roof

Ferrari's latest sports car has no windshield or roof | Matters of Design | Scoop.it
Ferrari's latest set of sports cars have no roofs or windshields and are equipped with the most powerful engine the company has ever built.
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These New Eyeglasses Can Change Focus from Far to Near at the Touch of a Button

These New Eyeglasses Can Change Focus from Far to Near at the Touch of a Button | Matters of Design | Scoop.it
Lately I have been straining to read the ever-shrinking text on labels, instruction manuals and even newspapers. It's why that jeweler's loupe comes in so handy. I should probably suck it up and buy reading glasses, but I'm not ready to take that step. What I really want are these
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Adobe reveals Aero: an augmented reality tool for designers

Adobe reveals Aero: an augmented reality tool for designers | Matters of Design | Scoop.it
Aero, which will launch in 2019, is intended to be used alongside existing programs like Photoshop and Dimension, to help designers visualise virtual graphics and products in real-world environments.
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