ai weiwei crams 6,000 refugee life jackets into kunsthal charlottenborg’s windows

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Behind the Curtain Wall: Theatrical Facade Rotates Around Cultural Center

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This mesmerizing mobile facade is an aesthetic and engineering marvel, but one has to wonder: could the mechanisms behind it be appropriated for other architectural purposes, like: providing light and shade on demand or on a schedule?

Nike Has a New 150,000 sq ft, 6 Floor Headquarters in the Middle of NYC

Take a moment to imagine what a Nike headquarters in the heart of NYC would look like. Now picture that times 10, and that's what it actually looks like in real life. This week marks the first week Nike employees get to work in their new 147,000 sq ft NYC home. After the tour we took last week, we've been wondering: Is...

BEFORE and AFTER – This Loft Apartment Was Updated With White Cabinets and Walnut Accents

STADTArchitecture have designed the interior renovation of a loft apartment in an apartment building on the Upper West Side of New York City.

The Alysoid Light Uses Delicate Chains To Create The Shape

Japanese designer Ryosuke Fukusada has created a sculptural and minimalist pendant light collection named Alysoid.

This Seesaw Inspired Bench Takes Two to Tango

LUNAR cofounders Jeff Smith and Gerard Furbershaw sought to create a sculpturally oriented bench that provided social interaction opportunities for passersby in outdoor public places and museum and gallery exhibition spaces. People have an innate desire to engage, interact and play, yet there are a limited number of public spaces that enable this. Smith and Furbershaw looked to the playground seesaw for inspiration, as most people have experienced this form of interactive play as children. 

They believed that leveraging the seesaw and enhancing it with a sophisticated design would lead to a compelling experience for people visiting outdoor public places and museum and gallery spaces. Although it is possible to engage in solo play, interacting with another person or persons is oftentimes more rewarding. With that in mind, they named the bench 2toTango after the phrase, "it takes two to tango."

Figure 1: 2ToTango in a public square

Smith and Furbershaw sought to create a sense of magic in how...

the ‘ekofarmer’ by exsilio oy is a pop-up urban farm for city streets

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11 Howard hotel in New York will "look better not worse in five years", says Anda Andrei

Anda Andrei's AHEAD nominated design for the 11 Howard Hotel in New York

Designer Anda Andrei explains how the interiors of the

The Agrarian Handpainted Collection from Fireclay Tile

The Agrarian Handpainted Collection from Fireclay Tile

Fireclay...

Design Competition: What Can You Create Using One Bag of Concrete?

Using the names of materials as adjectives can be pejorative: "He...

the encyclopedia of masamichi katayama: life is hard… let’s go shopping exhibition

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Trump touts solar-panelled Mexico border wall as cost-saving solution

Gleason US-Mexico border wall proposal

US President Donald Trump has suggested that his

ETH Zurich team creates all-concrete SkelETHon canoe built on slender "bones"

3D printed concrete canoe by ETH Zurich

A research team from ETH Zurich used 3D-printed moulds to...

The Five Fields Play Structure Was Designed with No Purpose

The Five Fields Play Structure Was Designed with No Purpose

Boston-based

Reader Submitted: A Steel Sculpture Inflated like a Balloon for Stability and Lightness 

NAWA is an ultralight, durable sculpture made up of 35 steel arches, making an...

Shop Tour: The Farmer’s Daughter Flower Shop

Flowers...

"Gentrification is the fuel of Manhattan"

Gentrification is the hot topic in this week's comments update, after the...

Filo: Deconstructed Lamps by Andrea Anastasio for Foscarini

Filo: Deconstructed Lamps by Andrea Anastasio for Foscarini

Traditional lamps are generally designed to hide the wiring, bulb, and basic structure behind something...

How to Make a Table That Folds Into a Bookcase

It's always fun to watch someone design out loud. Here Izzy...

Hi-Macs Structura solid surface material can take on virtually any pattern

Dezeen promotion: LG Hausys has developed a version of its Hi-Macs solid surface material...

Listen to Episode 33 of Clever: Josh Higgins

Listen to Episode 33 of Clever: Josh Higgins

Graphic designer and Senior Creative Director of Facebook’s Building 8 team,...

‘shoe-shi’ artist takes fish from food to footwear with these edible sushi sneakers

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Three is the Magic Number: A Kanban Primer

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TINGE: A Mix and Match Table Series Made Scrap From Scrap Plastic

TINGE: A Mix and Match Table Series Made Scrap From Scrap Plastic

Designer Ulrike Jurklies, of Dutch studio

Rethinking a Product We'd Rather Not Think About

I'd be happy not to know what a drum machine is, but I do because I've watched the rooter guy use one to unclog our sewer line. What is a drum machine? It's a large motorized version of the hand snake a homeowner might use to clear the drain from a...

jenny sabin’s robotically-woven ‘lumen’ installation opens at MoMA PS1

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How to Trick Out Your Outdoor Grill Using 10 Essential BBQ Accessories

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We’ve collected some of our favorite outdoor grill ideas to get you ready for summer. Setting up your barbecue area to function as efficiently as a professional kitchen will make the whole grilling process easier. And having a place for everything, as well as some seating,...

Where I Work: Paulo Kos of West Elm Workspace

Where I Work: Paulo Kos of West Elm Workspace

For this month’s Where I...

Design Job: Help Evolve a Secret Adobe Project as their UX Designer in San Fransisco, CA

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Bench-top insect farms are intended to make mealworms part of our everyday diet

Insect farms

The world's first edible insect farms have gone into production...

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