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“Dump Trump” and “Hill Yeah” Pins and Patches Want to Make You Laugh—and Vote

11 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

In the interminable runup to the U.S. presidential election, Hillary Clinton recruited 45 designers around the country to create campaign buttons, and AIGA member designers have created a range of free downloadable posters encouraging citizens to exercise their right to vote. Show More Summary

Zaha Hadid’s New Antwerp Port House Looks Like a Giant Spaceship

11 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Since Zaha Hadid’s sudden death in March, the studio that bears her name has had its hands full finishing the prolific and trailblazing architect’s roster of some three-dozen works in progress. The latest is perhaps one of her most striking...Show More Summary

The World’s Most Elegant Startup Office Is in an Old Montreal Bank

11 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

In an era when even even the most unlikely of companies are attempting to design their office spaces in the image of a hip tech startup, it’s refreshing to see an architect create a glamorous, grown-up, modern working space that does...Show More Summary

These Floating Shipping Containers Might Be the Coolest Dorms Ever Created

11 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

To address a growing need for student housing in Copenhagen, Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has designed Urban Rigger, an assemblage of floating stacked shipping containers that redefine the dorm. With its configuration...Show More Summary

Think Concrete Is Stronger Than Timber? This London Pavilion Wants to Prove You Wrong.

11 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The Smile is an urban pavilion on display at the London Design Festival that shows off the virtuosity of cross-laminated timber. Designed by London-based Canadian architect Alison Brooks and engineered by Arup, the Smile is a 112-foot-long,...Show More Summary

This Company Gives Felt Dolls Modeled After Its Employees as a Loyalty Perk

11 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Corporate perks are one measure of a company’s culture. Wall Street doles out cash bonuses to executives; Google keeps employees on campus with free food and playground office spaces. And staff at online print and design company Moo,...Show More Summary

A British Designer Is Building a $150 Million Climbable Sculpture in New York City

11 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

British designer Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans for Vessel, a climbable piece of public art to be built as a centerpiece for the Public Square and Gardens at Hudson Yards on the west side of Manhattan, designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, in collaboration with Heatherwick Studio. Show More Summary

The Elegant Newest Smithsonian Traces Black History in Its Architecture

11 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Washington’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens to the public on Saturday. The 400,000-square-foot museum is nestled in the heart of D.C.’s National Mall, occupying the last undeveloped plot of land on Constitution...Show More Summary

Britain Releases Postage Stamps Embedded With Hidden Clues to Honor Agatha Christie

11 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

It’s been 100 years since Agatha Christie wrote her first detective novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (published in 1920), giving life to Hercule Poirot. To mark the occasion, the U.K.’s Royal Mail has released a set of innovative...Show More Summary

Find the Letters Hidden in Satellite Images of the U.S. in This Innovative Alphabet Book

11 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

ABC: The Alphabet From the Sky by designer Benedikt Gross and geographer Joey Lee is a modern twist on the classic children’s alphabet book where accidental letterforms are hidden in the contours of roads, buildings, rivers, lakes, fields, and other satellite imagery of U.S. Show More Summary

Seattle Is Building the Coolest Electrical Substation Ever

11 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Construction is underway for Seattle’s Denny Substation, an innovative electrical substation determined to defy expectations by becoming a vibrant public gathering place rather than a blight on the landscape. Designers NBBJ said that Seattle’s booming tech, biomedical, and nonprofit sectors have created an unprecedented demand for local power. Show More Summary

A Spanish Street Artist Gives a Drab Kiev Train a Psychedelic Makeover

11 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Veteran Spanish street artist Okuda San Miguel has transformed public spaces around the world with his riotously colored, geometric, fantastical painting style. Recently, he has turned a historic Spanish church into the Sistine Chapel...Show More Summary

JFK Terminal 4 Adds Playful Signage to Try to Make Air Travel Less Grating

11 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

To cheer up travelers stuck in airport purgatory, Amsterdam’s airport has recently commissioned prominent Dutch designers to install a giant clock whose numbers are painted on by human hands and a dreamy wall of three-dimensional clouds. Show More Summary

This Lightbulb Was Designed to Make You Look More Beautiful

11 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Award-winning British company Plumen has made its reputation on reinventing the lowly lightbulb, with eco-friendly designer bulbs that are now sold and featured in prominent museum collections around the world. The company’s first release was the sculptural Plumen 001 in 2010. Show More Summary

An Annual Dutch Flower Parade Uses Millions of Dahlias to Create These Dazzling Floats

11 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

On the first Sunday of September every year since 1936, Zundert—a small town in the Netherlands that is the birthplace of Vincent van Gogh—puts on the world’s largest volunteer-run flower parade, with a raft of over-the-top floats made from local dahlias. Show More Summary

A Designer Reimagined Classic Music Scores as Colorful Data Visualizations

11 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Chicago-based web developer and artist Nicholas Rougeux designs mesmerizing data visualizations using such disparate subject matter as tangled freeway interchanges, Shakespeare sonnets, and urban weather patterns as fodder. His latest...Show More Summary

London Burned an Effigy of the City to Mark the 350th Anniversary of Its Most Devastating Fire

11 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

In 1666, London was devastated by a raging inferno that laid waste to its medieval wooden infrastructure and became one of the defining disasters in the city’s history. Last week, the city commemorated the Great Fire of London with Great...Show More Summary

Portraits of the 2016 Presidential Candidates, Rendered in $1 Bills

11 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Brooklyn-based collage artist Mark Wagner’s artistic currency is the $1 bill, which he meticulously carves up into pieces and glues back together to make intricate dollar-themed portraits of politicians past and present and scenic commentaries on the role of money and power on democracy and the global economy. Show More Summary

This Design Studio Eats a Home-Cooked Lunch Together Every Day

11 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

For office workers, lunch usually involves scarfing down a salad in your cubicle or using your break to work out, run errands, or get some fresh air and escape the office—and your colleagues. But the 90 employees in Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s Berlin-based studio don’t settle for desk salads or takeout. Show More Summary

This Japanese Kindergarten Has an Awesome Slide Directly Down to the Playground

12 months agoArts : Slate: The Eye

A whimsical new Japanese kindergarten built on the bones of a former two-story home in Okazaki, Japan, the Clover House by Chinese firm MAD Architects has views of paddy fields and mountains—and an exterior slide that lets kids escape...Show More Summary

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