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Archived Since:April 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

This New Service Wants to Be the iTunes for Fonts  

3 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The cost of buying multiple fonts can be prohibitive for designers and type nerds. Launching on Friday, Netherlands-based Fontstand from independent type designers Peter Bil?ak (who is also the editor of Works That Work magazine), Andrej...Show More Summary

This Is What Sweden’s Most Statistically Sought-After Home Looks Like

4 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The ideal home is an elusive concept that changes with time and place. But Sweden’s most popular online property site Hemnet decided to employ a new model to determine an up-to-the-minute archetype of Swedish residential architecture. Show More Summary

This “Bonkers yet Dignified” U.K. Vacation Home Is an Eccentric Shrine to a Fictional Saint

6 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The latest project from U.K.-based Living Architecture, an organization founded by writer Alain de Botton that commissions leading architects to design out-of-the-ordinary holiday rentals in the U.K., is the House for Essex, a collaboration...Show More Summary

Groceries Often Reject Ugly Carrots and Grotesque Apples. This Campaign Celebrates Them.

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

A campaign starring imperfect fruits and vegetables is the winner in the graphics category for Design of the Year 2015 from London’s Design Museum. To help raise awareness about food waste, Inglorious Fruits & Vegetables uses clean graphics...Show More Summary

Help Save Endangered Species by Tweeting These Emojis

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Today is Endangered Species Day, and the WWF is celebrating with a social media campaign to encourage people to save wild animals by making a microdonation every time they tweet emoji depicting giant pandas and other endangered species. “The...Show More Summary

A Father Designs Minimalist Vocabulary Posters to Teach His Daughter Complex Words

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

London-based designer Mick Watson of Smart Giant has created an ongoing series of minimalist posters that attempt to translate obscure, underused, or favorite words into graphic depictions to illustrate their meanings and help them stick. “I...Show More Summary

How Once-Popular Pool Halls Ushered in the Age of Plastic

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

Are These the World’s Most Beautiful Children’s Picture Books?

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Martin Salisbury’s new coffee table book, 100 Great Children’s Picture Books, is an eccentric survey of works from around the world that are remarkable for beautiful, innovative, or original art and design. Salisbury teaches illustration...Show More Summary

This “Unstainable” White Shirt Repels Wine, Coffee, and More

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Putting on a clean white shirt is a tiny act of faith. But the pristine beauty of this classic wardrobe staple is no longer as fragile a proposition thanks to a line of “unstainable” white shirts from Elizabeth & Clarke, an online purveyor of affordable white shirts for women. Show More Summary

This High-Tech Pet Adoption Campaign in London Will Tug at Your Heartstrings

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Pet stores have long used the puppy-in-the-window trick to tug at the heartstrings of passersby. Now an innovative, high-tech pet adoption campaign for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home uses interactive billboards featuring a lovably scruffy...Show More Summary

A Viennese Architect Pioneered the American Shopping Mall. Then He Became Its No. 1 Critic.

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

A Cancer Survivor Designs the Cards She Wishes She’d Received From Friends and Family

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Los Angeles–based designer Emily McDowell was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 24, enduring nine months of chemo and radiation before going into remission. “The most difficult part of my illness wasn’t losing my hair,...Show More Summary

Seven Innovative Riffs on the Common Household Door    

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Throughout history, the door has been a blank slate for woodcarvers and decorative painters, often lending a bit of theater to the act of making an entrance. But these days your average bedroom or bathroom door is a generally boringShow More Summary

This Hoverboard-Inspired Light Bulb Uses Magnetic Levitation to Defy Gravity

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Stockholm-based American designer Simon Morris has combined science with a stroke of design wizardry to create a surreal, gravity-defying light bulb that is currently raising funds on Kickstarter—already raising $440,000 and counting...Show More Summary

This Watercolor-Inspired, Hand-Painted Wood Furniture Is Vibrant and Dreamy

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

German designer Meike Harde makes poetic objects and furniture, such as a clock that tells time with a ballerina’s limbs or lightweight metal clothing storage covered in soft, dreamy fabrics. Recently featured in a satellite showcase...Show More Summary

The Eccentric Life and Fashion Philosophy of “Geriatric Starlet” Iris Apfel

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

In recent years, blogs like Ari Seth Cohen’s Advanced Style have emerged to celebrate the personal fashion of older women. And lately there’s been something of a trend for major brands to acknowledge the buying power of women over 50...Show More Summary

The Dark Legend Behind San Jose’s Most Famous Haunted House

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

Britain Has a Poo-Powered Bus. But Does Its Design Campaign Stink?

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

British recycling and renewable energy company GENeco sent its first human waste–powered bus on a maiden voyage to show off the potential of using fecal fuel that doesn’t smell to power local transport last November. The 40-seat Bio-Bus runs on biomethane, gas generated by treating sewage and food waste. Show More Summary

Tokyo’s New Low-Cost Airport Terminal Uses Running Tracks as Wayfinding Guides

4 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Tokyo isn’t hosting the Olympics until 2020, but the Japanese are getting a running start on the upcoming event with the recently opened Terminal 3 at Narita International Airport dedicated to low-cost carriers. The project is a collaboration between Nikken Sekkei, Ryohin Keikaku, and creative lab Party based in Tokyo and New York. Show More Summary

This New Workspace Pod Will Help You Focus in Distracting Open-Plan Offices

4 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The decadeslong trend toward open office plans that foster spontaneity and collaboration among colleagues has proven counterproductive for individuals struggling to find focus. The ensuing backlash against open-plan office spaces has...Show More Summary

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