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Why Are Heart-Shaped Logos So Popular?

10 hours agoArts : Slate: The Eye

James I. Bowie is a sociologist at Northern Arizona University whose Emblemetric blog examines patterns and trends in logo design using quantitative analysis of data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Here at the Eye,...Show More Summary

A Russian Artist Hand-Cut These Elaborate Baroque Wigs From Paper

2 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Russian paper artist Asya Kozina has created a series of whimsical, hand-cut Baroque wigs whose plain white source material helps to highlight the insanity of their elaborate forms. Kozina, whose previous work includes wild paper wedding...Show More Summary

This Danish Kindergarten Was Inspired by a Child’s Drawing of a House

3 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The new Frederiksvej Kindergarten in Copenhagen by Danish architecture firm COBE is a multibuilding complex whose silhouette was inspired by a child’s drawing of a house. But the dark neutral color palette of the exterior is a decidedly sophisticated, adult expression of that familiar archetype of kids drawings everywhere. Show More Summary

A Renowned Japanese Architect Reimagines the Lego

6 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The triangle might be the defining shape of the ancient pyramids, but in the architectural free-for-all that is the 21 st century, triangular building silhouettes are reshaping skylines with new skyscrapers in Paris, Jerusalem, and beyond. Show More Summary

Microscape Wants You to Own a Tiny, Plastic Square of Manhattan

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Architectural scale models of cities, neighborhoods, and building projects have long been reserved for museum exhibits and high-end real estate developers to help people visualize pockets of the world as it exists or to imagine what might be. Show More Summary

Uber’s New Branding Ditches the “U” for Country-Specific Designs

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Uber launched a substantial rebranding on Tuesday that includes dropping the signature “U” from its app; shaving the typeface on its logo; and swapping its sober black, gray, and blue visual identity for a country-specific series ofShow More Summary

These Sleek Designer Dog Houses Snap Together With Magnets

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Designer pet furniture and architecture for cats and dogs are a niche market for animal lovers who don't like to compromise their design aesthetics. Korean company Bad Marlon has launched a collection of tiny houses for man's best friend...Show More Summary

Of Course the Dutch Created an Exquisite Bike Underpass

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

The Dutch never seem to miss an opportunity for creating practical urban infrastructure that isn’t afraid to be beautiful. And not just obvious projects, such as canal bridges and bike paths in the park, but overlooked and shadowy corners...Show More Summary

A Beautiful, Inventive Take on the Traditional Chocolate Bar

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

In the runup to Valentine’s Day, chocolatiers everywhere are bending over backward to outdo themselves with elaborate heart-shaped bonbons in the hope of turning the heads of romantic chocoholics. When it comes to the humble chocolate...Show More Summary

Ai Weiwei’s New Exhibit of Ethereal Creatures Ditches the Art Gallery for the Department Store

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has a new show in Paris. Not at the Louvre, where he participated in a group exhibition that closed earlier this month, or at a gallery like the Jeu de Paume in the Tuileries Gardens, which hosted a solo exhibition of his work in 2012. Show More Summary

A British Designer Helped Kids Manufacture Their Brilliant Inventions

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

British artist and designer Dominic Wilcox is the eccentric architect behind such inventions as a stained glass driverless concept car and a cereal-serving head crane that he demonstrated on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. “My work...Show More Summary

Type Love Letters or Ransom Notes With This Addictive Instagram Font Generator

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Type to Design from Amsterdam-headquartered digital creative agency SuperHeroes is an addictive app that allows you to create notes written in Instagram font-derived typography. It’s perfect for modern-day ransom notes, secret admirer...Show More Summary

A Proposed New Jersey Church Looks Nothing Like a Traditional House of Worship

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

New York City–based Urban Office Architecture has created a proposal for the Church of the Holy Spirit in Englewood, New Jersey, that looks more like a hip office building than a house of worship. Principal architect Carlo Enzo told me in an email that the congregation asked Urban Office Architecture to create a concept for a new location. Show More Summary

Amazing “Sunset” Candles Change Colors and Scents as They Burn

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The genius of award-winning Japanese designer studio Nendo is in its talent for surprising reinventions of ordinary things, injecting a touch of magic and whimsy into everyday objects like rubber bands and doors while maintaining a streamlined...Show More Summary

This Cityscape Coffee Table Looks Like a Scene From Inception 

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The coffee table is a functional object that anchors a living room, but it can also be a blank canvas for risk-taking designers and a safe space for otherwise conservative furniture-buyers to show a little personality and attitude. High-concept...Show More Summary

A New Dutch EU Building Shows That Government Offices Don’t Have to Be Boring and Stuffy

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The specter of a temporary government building might conjure grim, no-nonsense architecture and design. But European politicians and officials in Amsterdam—the temporary headquarters of the Dutch EU presidency for the first half of 2016—have...Show More Summary

Can You Find Your Stop on This Map of 214 Cities’ Subway Lines?

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Geraldo Cid of the New York City–based collective Art Code Data has designed a mind-boggling mashup of interconnected transit lines from 214 cities on five continents—a tangle of 791 metro lines and 11,924 stations displayed on a single...Show More Summary

This Dazzling Indoor Rainbow Is Made From 6 Miles of Embroidery Thread  

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

A spellbinding winter blues–busting indoor rainbow has appeared on the first floor of the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery in Washington. And while to the naked eye it might look like a grace note after a rainstorm or a multicolored beam...Show More Summary

Toronto Turns Its Lifeguard Stations Into Magical Winter Beach Sculptures

4 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Toronto is known for its harsh, unpredictable winters. But Winter Stations, a public art and design competition now in its second year, has invited designers around the world to create immersive temporary installations that transform...Show More Summary

A 94-Year-Old Style Icon Is the New Face of a Wearable Fitness Tracker and Safety Device

4 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The eccentric 94-year-old style icon and geriatric starlet Iris Apfel is known for her love of accessories and can often be seen with colorful bangles and baubles draped on her in a more-the-merrier style she pulls off with aplomb. So...Show More Summary

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