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You Would Never Guess That This Table and Chairs Were Made From a Single Slab of Concrete

Just kidding, you definitely would This table and set of chairs were created by Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design student Iftach Gazi, and the way that he created them was by getting a big slab of concrete, reinforcing it in specific places, and then hitting it a bunch of times with a hammer (see video). Show More Summary

Alvar and Aino Alto, Pioneering Advocates of Modernism, Highlighted in New Exhibit

Get to know a midcentury design power couple It's apparently a good year for celebrating midcentury design power couples. Just after an exhibit featuring tributes to Charles and Ray Eames wrapped up in Los Angeles, a new show at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery in New York City will honor a lesser known pair: Alvar and Aino Alto. Show More Summary

Far-Reaching New Louisville Park System Doubles Down on Olmsted’s Vision

New public spaces offer a 21st century update to the landscape architect's celebrated park plan Fans of Frederick Law Olmsted, one of the fathers of American landscape design, can point to numerous projects, from Central Park to the fairgrounds for the 1893 World Columbian Exhibition in Chicago, as signs of his far-reaching influence. Show More Summary

World's Longest Tunnel Slide to Be Built in June

The mayor of London insisted File under: Actually Happening. The project that will turn Anish Kapoor's ArcelorMittal Orbit in London into the world's longest tunnel slide is now slated for this June. The slide has been designed by Belgian...Show More Summary

Historic Budapest Architecture Becomes Wild 'Sky Tunnels' in New Photos

Simply stunning As the great Mark Twain once observed, truth can truly be stranger than fiction. These bewildering photos, seemingly depicting elaborate tunnels to an infinite sky, are in reality shots of century-old buildings found on Nagykörút (or Grand Boulevard), a major thoroughfare running through Budapest, Hungary. Show More Summary

Woman Paints Entire First Page of Harry Potter on a Wall, Is Probably Not Getting Her Security Deposit Back

The Dursleys would probably hate this too If you've been looking for a time consuming DIY home project, just be aware that painting an entire page of a book on a wall is an option that does exist. Not that we are necessarily advocating...Show More Summary

Why The Gates of Harvard Yard Exemplify Great Urban Design

Critic Blair Kamin explores the unique history of the school's ornate gateways, and their relevance to modern architecture and design In the flurry of architecture and activity that greets those entering Harvard Yard, it’s easy for visitors to miss the 25 gates that ring the university grounds. Show More Summary

Digital Stationery Gets Chic Spring Remix From Paperless Post and Dusen Dusen

At it again with the design collab Digital stationery is once again getting a high-design upgrade courtesy of Paperless Post, which has recently teamed up with the designers at Dusen Dusen on a line featuring the Brooklyn-based clothing...Show More Summary

Wage Gap Alarm Clock Can Wake You Up in More Ways Than One

The clock chimes when the workday is 79 percent over This alarm clock, a collaboration between PARTY (the people who brought you the Song Wig) and MTV’s Look Different campaign, chimes once a day, when the workday is 79 percent complete in order to remind everyone in the office about the wage gap for women. Show More Summary

Mother's Day Gift Guide: 21 Fab Ideas

Gorgeous gifts for many kinds of moms With Mother's Day fast approaching, we rounded up nearly two dozen gorgeous gifts with many kinds of moms in mind. From dinner party essentials to pet-spoiling goodies to the ultimate Cool Mom gear,...Show More Summary

Four Seasons Restaurant Design Auction: Date and Details Released

Wright Auctions will oversee the sale of these iconic interior pieces Wright Auctions, the Chicago-based company that specializes in midcentury design, will oversee perhaps one of the most high-profile sales of historic furniture in years when it auctions off the classic interiors of New York’s Four Seasons Restaurant. Show More Summary

What Could Go Wrong With Floating Nuclear Power Plants?

China may be developing a fleet of up to 20 Apparently, China may be developing as many as 20 floating nuclear power stations that would be used for things like providing electricity for oil platforms. "The development of nuclear power...Show More Summary

Fixing the American Commute

Few commuters today would describe the experience of traveling underneath the Hudson River from New Jersey to New York as exceptional. But that’s exactly how newspaper writers of the day described a then-miraculous train trip in 1909. Show More Summary

Foster and Partners Unveils Completed Maggie's Cancer Support Center in England

Light, air, and greenery converge On the occasion of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Lord Norman Foster's 80th birthday last June, we wrote about his recently finished work and proposals for future projects. One such proposal was this...Show More Summary

Classic Eichler Ready For Modern Living After Redesign

Lookin' spiffy! Certainly no stranger to midcentury modern home revamps, San Francisco-based firm Klopf Architecture recently collaborated with Growsgreen Landscape Design and Flegel's Construction on this spiffy redesign of an Eichler home in Sunnyvale, California. Show More Summary

Gorgeous Modern House in Patagonia Opens Right Up to the Great Outdoors

We'd move in Who says California and parts of Europe have a monopoly on good ol' clean-lined modern residential design? Australian (and Brazilian!) architects provide plenty of daydream fodder for the design-inclined, too. But Brazil...Show More Summary

Architects Want to Build a Partner Dome For Buckminster Fuller's Montreal Biosphere

50 years after its construction, the dome may be getting lonely We have no way of confirming whether the famous geodesic dome designed by architect Buckminster Fuller is indeed "lonely," as a video from New York-based Studio Dror claims. Show More Summary

Cats Can Hang Out in the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, and Sphinx With These Play Houses

Even if you can't visit all the world's architectural landmarks, at least your cat can There are, as it turns out, many options available for the architecturally discerning cat. But there is only one option for the cat that is architecturally...Show More Summary

New Study Examines Impact of Parental Money on Millennial Homebuying

The potential and limitations of the “Bank of Mom and Dad” How much does parental support help aspiring young homeowners? According to a new working paper, "The Role of Parental Financial Assistance in the Transition to Homeownership...Show More Summary

On Architect I.M. Pei's 99th Birthday, Celebrating His Major Works

I.M. Pei turns 99 years old today, and to celebrate here's a map of 17 of the architect's most significant works. The bespectacled blueprint master hasn't always enjoyed universal acclaim—his early attempts at city planning flopped,Show More Summary

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