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Archived Since:April 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Incredible Inflatable Trampoline Bridges, Mobile Scientific Laboratories, and Furniture Powered by Air

3 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Air is invisible, impossible to draw, and easy to take for granted, but forward-thinking architects and designers have long experimented with this most ephemeral of building materials as a magical ingredient for creating lightweight,...Show More Summary

Charting an Architect’s Obsession With White—and Other Fun, Irreverent Infographics

4 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Archi-Graphic: An Infographic Look at Architecture by Frank Jacobus is an irreverent, stealthily informative look at architecture through a series of visualizations that include a chart of the type of architecture that dictators prefer,...Show More Summary

This Bright Yellow Scottish Castle Perfectly Illustrates the Complexity of Historical Restoration

5 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Roman Mars’ podcast 99% Invisible covers design questions large and small, from his fascination with rebar to the history of slot machines to the great Los Angeles Red Car conspiracy. Here at the Eye, we cross-post new episodes and host...Show More Summary

Why Do So Many of This Year’s Book Covers Have the Same Design Style?

6 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Among the many challenges book cover designers face is trying to represent a book’s premise or main character without getting so specific that readers are left with little to imagine. A few years ago, the headless woman was one of the most commonplace sights on bookstore shelves (if the lack of something can be considered a “sight”). Show More Summary

The Insides of Mumbai’s Taxis Are as Colorful as the Views From Their Windows

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Design is everywhere, but it’s often invisible, like the nondescript fabric on a taxi seat. Now a group of designers in Mumbai, India, have turned the interiors of city taxis into a vehicle for promoting the country’s emerging design...Show More Summary

This Glass-Encased “Sky Pool” Will Have You Swimming Over the Streets of London

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Have you ever gone swimming and thought to yourself, Gee, this is fun, but it would be a whole lot better if I were doing this about 10 stories in the air and it felt like I were flying? Well, you’re in luck: London’s glass-encased,Show More Summary

Is Letting Your Lawn Turn Brown a Crime Against the American Dream?

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Roman Mars’ podcast 99% Invisible covers design questions large and small, from his fascination with rebar to the history of slot machines to the great Los Angeles Red Car conspiracy. Here at The Eye, we cross-post new episodes and host...Show More Summary

Every Office Needs This Giant, Interactive Lite-Brite for Grown-Ups

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Anyone who has a sensory childhood memory of making endless light-peg designs with a Lite-Brite will find himself instantly transfixed with Everbright, an interactive LED-lit board inspired by the original toy. “Everbright is a giant...Show More Summary

The Attached Ski Slope Isn’t Even the Coolest Part of Denmark’s Newest Power Plant

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Challenging the conventional notion of what a power plant should look like, innovative Danish architect Bjarke Ingels and his firm BIG are designing “the cleanest waste-to-energy plant in the world” in Copenhagen complete with a built-in...Show More Summary

Gorgeous New Digital Images From the World’s Oldest Multicolored Printed Book

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The Manual of Calligraphy and Painting (Shi Zhu Zhai Shu Hua Pu) from 1633 is the earliest Chinese book printed using the technique known as polychrome xylography (douban) in which multiple printing blocks coated with colored inks are applied to paper to produce a watercolor painting effect. Show More Summary

This Captivating Animated Miniature Landscape Is Made Entirely of Paper

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Charles Young spent a year creating Paperholm, a whimsical and meticulously built miniature landscape that includes paper models of buildings, cars, carousels, tree houses, and more. Young, who is based in Edinburgh, Scotland, told me...Show More Summary

Why Brutalist Architecture Is So Hard to Love

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Roman Mars’ podcast 99% Invisible covers design questions large and small, from his fascination with rebar to the history of slot machines to the great Los Angeles Red Car conspiracy. Here at The Eye, we cross-post new episodes and host...Show More Summary

Creating These Stunning, Larger-Than-Life Animal Sculptures Took More Than 1.6 Million Legos

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Brooklyn-based artist Sean Kenney is a celebrated Lego master who builds dazzling sculptures made of the popular bricks, often imbued with a surprising realism and the polish and refinement that belie their source material. Kenney, who...Show More Summary

This Beautifully Illustrated Tarot Deck Features Malcolm X, Tina Turner, and Other Black Icons

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

When graphic artist Michael Eaton got in touch with King Khan to ask if the Canadian musician needed any T-shirts or album covers designed, he said he had something else in mind. Khan is a fan of giving tarot readings while on tour.Show More Summary

A Modern Tribute to Thoreau’s Cabin, Floating in the Middle of a French Lake

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Henry David Thoreau’s cabin has captured the popular imagination since he first published Walden in 1854, and traces of its DNA are often perceptible in the diminutive shelters we build ourselves today. French designers Elise Morin and...Show More Summary

Buildings That Celebrate the Beauty of the World’s Most Used Man-Made Material

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Concrete is a blanket term for a varying mix of sand, cement, and water. While concrete has fallen in and out of fashion since the Romans used it to lay the foundation for the Colosseum, today it’s the world’s most widely utilized—and...Show More Summary

One of the Most Spirited and Vibrant Street Art Scenes Is Tucked Away in the Andes

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

This post contains nudity. Lord K2 is a London-born, New York City–based stock trader turned stencil graffiti street artist and photographer whose new book, Street Art Santiago, documents the urban art scene in the Chilean capital. In...Show More Summary

The Graphic Design Visionary Who Changed the Face of British Stamps

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Graphic Design Visionaries is a new book by Caroline Roberts that highlights 75 creatives whose forward-thinking, original ideas have shaped the visual world. Here at the Eye, Roberts shares an excerpt from the book about the 85-year-old...Show More Summary

A Brilliant Monument to Mountaineering and Architecture Embedded in the Italian Alps

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The world-renowned Italian climber Reinhold Messner was among the first to scale Mount Everest in 1978 without bottled oxygen and was the first person to climb all of the world’s 14 mountains higher than 8,000 meters (26,247 feet). In...Show More Summary

The “Pyramid” Will Be the Newest Addition to Jerusalem’s Skyline

4 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Like Paris, which just approved plans to erect a giant glass triangle-shaped skyscraper that will be the city’s third-tallest structure, Jerusalem will build a looming 21 st -century pyramid that is set to become its second-tallest building. In...Show More Summary

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