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A French Street Artist Makes the Louvre Pyramid Disappear  

18 hours agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The courtyard of the centuries-old Louvre Museum was inextricably altered in 1989, when the now-99-year-old Chinese American architect I.M. Pei planted a modernist glass pyramid in its midst. After the usual brouhaha, Parisians grew to cherish it. Show More Summary

Is This the World’s Most Stylish Car Wash?

yesterdayArts : Slate: The Eye

The point of a car wash is to make your car look shiny and clean, but there’s no reason that the space itself can’t be stylish too. Madrid-based architect Lina Toro revamped the interior of Burbucar, an established car wash on CostaShow More Summary

Sip Champagne Under This Fairy-Tale Upside-Down Meadow in a London Bar

2 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

To celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show, London’s horticultural event of the year, the hip, design-conscious food, art, and music venue Sketch has invited four floral designers to festoon the interiors of its 1779 building with an enchanting...Show More Summary

Rotterdam Builds a Giant Staircase to Celebrate the City’s Rebuilding After World War II

3 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Dutch architecture firm MVRDV, whose previous work includes a stunning glass brick storefront on a historic street in Amsterdam, has built the Stairs to Kriterion, a vertiginous, monumental temporary stairway to heaven in Rotterdam,Show More Summary

Paper Cutout Models Put a Playful Spin on Brutalist Architecture in Paris

4 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Poland-based studio Zupagrafika has a thing for modernist and Brutalist architecture. And to share that passion, it has created playful illustrated paper cut-out models of Brutalist buildings in London; modernist buildings in Warsaw;...Show More Summary

Can a Dinner Plate Inspired by a Sponge Actually Help Reduce Calories?

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Ad agency BBDO Bangkok created a prototype for the Thai Health Promotion Foundation to create a new kind of dinner plate designed to help extract excess calories from greasy Thai dishes. Inspired by the surface of a sponge, the AbsorbPlate...Show More Summary

This Portland Tiny House Can Rotate 359 Degrees to Follow the Sun

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

The 359 from Portland-based PATH Architecture is a 144-square-foot tiny house that can be manually rotated to chase the light, regulate heat, or change the view. PATH owner and principal Benjamin J. Kaiser wrote in an email that he first had the idea five years ago. Show More Summary

A Designer Wants to Build a Companion to the Montreal Biosphere From the 1967 World’s Fair

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Next year marks the 50 th anniversary of Expo 67 in Montreal, the World’s Fair that included an R. Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome at the U.S. Pavilion located in the Parc Jean-Drapeau on St. Helen’s Island. Donated by President Lyndon B. Show More Summary

Google Is Decorating Its Nondescript Data Centers With Colorful Murals

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

The cloud where our personal data lives is more than a nebulous metaphor. Our paperless photos and documents are warehoused on servers in nondescript industrial buildings. Google has decided to shine a spotlight on these overlooked structures...Show More Summary

France Decks Out Its National Railway Cars to Look Like the Palace of Versailles

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

The SNCF, France’s national rail network, is a fine piece of infrastructure. But unlike the taxis of Mumbai or the long-haul trucks of Spain, French SNCF trains generally have an unremarkable décor that is more about efficiency than inspired design. Show More Summary

Mesmerizing Maps of the World’s Tangled Highway Interchanges

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Chicago-based web developer and artist Nicholas Rougeux has created a series of 60 mesmerizing color maps of the world’s spaghetti junctions that transform nightmarish highway interchanges into fluid rainbow-hued abstractions. Rougeux,...Show More Summary

These Japanese-Designed Fishbowls Are Cooler Than Anyplace You’ve Lived

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

We’ve seen classy feline furniture, architect-built cat shelters, and designer dog houses. Now Japanese designer Haruka Misawa (who worked at award-winning Japanese design firm Nendo before starting Misawa Design Institute in 2014) has...Show More Summary

Google’s Method for Testing New Ideas Includes a “Magic Clock” Invented for a 4-Year-Old

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days by Jake Knapp with John Zeratsky and Braden Kowitz is a new book in which the Google Ventures’ design partner shares the step-by-step process behind the “sprint”Show More Summary

How the Wright Brothers Inspired the Way Google Tests New Ideas

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days by Jake Knapp with John Zeratsky and Braden Kowitz is a new book in which the Google Ventures’ design partners share the step-by-step process behind the “sprint”Show More Summary

This Bright, Fun Pictogram-Based Book Can Help You Learn Chinese

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Taipei, Taiwan-born, London-based entrepreneur ShaoLan Hsueh used design to teach her English-speaking children the 200 Chinese characters required for basic reading comprehension in her native language. She deconstructed frequentlyShow More Summary

This Cardboard House Was Designed to Last for 100 Years      

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Wikkelhouse from Amsterdam-based Fiction Factory is a sustainably built, customizable cardboard-based house that was designed to last for up to 100 years. The flexible structure is designed so that as many individual 54-square-feet segments...Show More Summary

Can 3-D Printing Help Build a Better Wheelchair?

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Since founding his London-based experience-driven design agency Layer, British industrial designer Benjamin Hubert has turned his attention to socially conscious quality-of-life–enhancing design projects like hemp-based noise-reducing...Show More Summary

Zaha Hadid’s First Posthumous Building Was Inspired by an Oyster Shell

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The architecture world suffered a jarring blow when Zaha Hadid died suddenly on March 31. But her firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, soon announced that it would soldier on to complete the 36 projects under development in 21 cities aroundShow More Summary

Can This Monastery-Inspired Vacation Home Really Promote Calm and Reflection?

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Award-winning British designer John Pawson has created a new property for Living Architecture, the U.K.-based organization founded by writer/philosopher Alain de Botton that commissions exceptional vacation rentals for the general public. Show More Summary

A Veteran Graphic Designer Illustrates 5,000 Years of War

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

New York graphic designer Seymour Chwast, 84, has been designing posters, magazine covers, and corporate packaging—such as a first-generation Happy Meal box for McDonald’s—for more than half a century. The co-founder with Milton Glaser...Show More Summary

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