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Archived Since:April 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

JFK Airport Is Building a Luxury Terminal—for Animals

21 hours agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The incredible shrinking quality of cattle-class air travel makes most of us lowly humans feel like packed sardines. But things are looking up for animals traveling in and out of New York City. The ARK at JFK Airport might sound like...Show More Summary

How to Build a Sleek, Bold House in Crowded, Earthquake-Prone Japan

3 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The Japanese House Reinvented, a new book by Philip Jodidio, is a study in architecture born of constraints. Even though Japan is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, some 60 percent of Japanese dwellings are single-family homes. Show More Summary

The Moving, Playful Poetry of the World’s Textual Graffiti Artists

4 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

In my neighborhood, a broken-hearted graffiti artist with impeccable cursive handwriting is intent on spreading the message that “Love is Dead.” Vying for blank public wall space is the happy-go-lucky soul who conversely is “Drunk on Life” and wants us all to know it. The streets are also wallpapered with art in clashing styles and colors. Show More Summary

How a Simple Ribbon Took AIDS From Taboo to Trendy Cause

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

Can Better Designed Signs Help Panhandlers?

6 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Last summer, Ian Todd moved to Chicago to study design at the Chicago Portfolio School. It was his first time living in a major city, and he was struck by the abundance of people asking for help on hand-scrawled cardboard signs and how...Show More Summary

A World-Famous Architect’s Tips for Building the Perfect Sandcastle

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Renzo Piano is known for designing sometimes controversial buildings that nevertheless have stood the test of time. But the Pritzker Prize–winning architect behind Paris’ Centre Pompidou, London’s Shard, and the new Whitney Museum building...Show More Summary

This Cliffside Hotel Has Spectacular Views—and Terrifying Drop-Offs

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

While architects in Greece dream up a cliff-hanging holiday house, the Skylodge Adventure Suites have been housing intrepid travelers since 2013 in these hanging bedrooms suspended on a rock face 1,312 feet above the Sacred Valley in...Show More Summary

Here’s How to Ditch Your Cubicle for the Woods While Staying on the Clock

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

In these dog days of summer, when office workers cash in their vacation days and escape to the great outdoors, freelancers and contract workers are often loathe to find themselves tethered to their Wi-Fi connections, unable to flee the...Show More Summary

This Building Is the Biggest Architectural Movie Star in Los Angeles

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

Is London’s High-Rise Boom Destroying the City’s Skyline?

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

“It’s in the nature of cities to change all the time,” says philosopher Alain de Botton in a new video from the School of Life. “London has shed skins more times than a giant python over hundreds of years.” But he adds that many people...Show More Summary

These 20 Dwellings Show Just How Complex Tiny Houses Can Be

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The tiny house trend has awakened all sorts of collective fantasies about conscious downsizing, bringing back the age-old desire for a cabin in the woods, a cottage in a meadow, or maybe an off-grid eco-pod perched atop an urban high...Show More Summary

Imbibe in This “Cocktail Cloud” Through Your Lungs and Eyeballs

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The madcap British experiential food design duo Bompas & Parr got their start doing imaginative things with jelly. They’ve since made a career out of such sensory feats as developing the world’s first edible New Year’s Eve fireworksShow More Summary

A New Zealand Landscaper Created a Storybook Chapel Out of Living Trees

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

You don’t have to be religious to appreciate the Tree Church in Ohaupo, New Zealand. A heavenly 100-seat chapel set among a 3-acre landscaped garden, the church boasts walls made of living trees planted around an iron frame. In 2011,...Show More Summary

This Jaw-Dropping Greek Concept House Is Built Into a Cliff

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

There is something eternally seductive about the idea of a house as precipice, tempting the elements by staking a foundation on the edges of the Earth, shunning mankind for a view of nothing but sea and sky. Casa Brutale from Open Platform...Show More Summary

Australia Is Building a Curvy Skyscraper Inspired by Beyoncé

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Australian architecture firm Elenberg Fraser has designed a 68-story mixed-use skyscraper in Melbourne whose curvaceous form is inspired by the undulating curves of the fabric-wrapped dancing bodies in Beyoncé’s music video “Ghost.” But the silhouette of the future Premier Tower at 134 Spencer St. Show More Summary

Toilet Brushes Are Gross. Can This Water Gun Make Them Obsolete?

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The plastic toilet brush is a necessary evil that most of us begrudgingly purchase and prefer not to think about. And although somebody is always trying to make this utilitarian household object more aesthetically pleasing by designing...Show More Summary

Will Self-Driving Cars Spell the End of the American Road Trip?

3 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

Paris Is Building Its Tallest Skyscraper in 40 Years

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The project to build Paris’ first 21 st -century skyscraper and the tallest building to be erected in the city in 40 years hit a major roadblock when the Paris City Council voted it down last November. But this week, the council voted...Show More Summary

The Witty, Boundary-Pushing Creations of Book Designer Bruno Munari

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Pablo Picasso called the great 20 th -century Italian graphic designer Bruno Munari “the Leonardo of our time.” A creative polymath of the first order, Munari painted, sculpted, photographed, taught, and designed his way through life...Show More Summary

Designers Honor Massimo Vignelli With 53 Original Posters

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The spirit of the late great designer Massimo Vignelli, who died last year at age 83, will perhaps always haunt the streets and underground tunnels of New York City, where the signage and wayfinding system he designed for the subwayShow More Summary

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