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Hair Dryers Haven’t Changed Much in Decades. Dyson Decided to Fix That.

3 hours agoArts : Slate: The Eye

British engineer designer Sir James Dyson is known for obsessively high-tech, thoughtfully engineered reinventions of unglamorous everyday devices. He’s brought the world delux, bag-free vacuum cleaners and bladeless fans. And on Wednesday,...Show More Summary

These Norwegian Architects Make Chalk Drawings of Future Projects in Their Office Parking Lot

yesterdayArts : Slate: The Eye

Digital photo renderings allow architects to project what finished buildings or interiors might look like in the flesh. Architectural drawings—a lost art—provide a bird’s-eye view of floor plans. But computer-generated line drawingsShow More Summary

A Roving Tiny House in New York City Channels Manhole Cover Smoke Through Its Chimney

2 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The steaming manhole covers of Manhattan tend only to attract enough attention to get New Yorkers to stop and stare when a manhole fire turns the steam to smoke. Brooklyn-based artist Mark A. Reigelmän II decided to highlight this often...Show More Summary

Can Glass Bricks Modernize a Historic City Center Without Compromising Its Character?

2 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Historic neighborhoods in city centers often turn into shopping malls for tourists, with building renovations and global branding that often deface local architecture. Dutch architecture firm MVRDV has just completed a Chanel flagship boutique on P.C. Show More Summary

Moleskine Re-Created Game of Thrones’ Opening Sequence Using 7,600 Paper Cutouts

4 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

One of the commercial tie-ins to HBO’s sixth season launch of Game of Thrones is a series of limited edition Game of Thrones–themed Moleskine notebooks that feature silkscreen prints of the Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen families by Hungarian graphic designer Levente Szabó. Show More Summary

The Story Behind Prince’s Unpronounceable “Love Symbol #2”

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

With a given first name like Prince, you wouldn’t think that the late pop star (né Prince Rogers Nelson) would need to go to the trouble of inventing a stage name. But change his name he did, in 1993, to an unpronounceable symbol that...Show More Summary

A British Artist Raises a Spooky “PsychoBarn” on the Roof of NYC’s Met Museum

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

On Monday, British artist Cornelia Parker unveiled her latest work, an architectural folly inspired by the wholesome red barn paintings of Edward Hopper and the spooky Bates family house from Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 film Psycho perched...Show More Summary

A Marvel of Victorian Engineering Reopens as a Concert Venue in London

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

The influential 19 th -century British mechanical and civil engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Thames Tunnel in London was the first underground tunnel to be constructed successfully beneath a navigable river. Built between 1825 andShow More Summary

Now Even University Academic Buildings Are Trying to Look Like Tech Startups

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

The new Lassonde School of Engineering’s Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence at Toronto’s York University is the latest educational facility to reinvent classroom design for the evolving needs of design- and tech-savvy 21 st -century students. Show More Summary

Enough With the Pot Leaves. Marijuana Branding Needs a Makeover.

last weekArts : 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, Bowie shares a recent Emblemetric post about the brief history of uninspired marijuana logos. Now that 23 U.S. Show More Summary

An L.A. Artist Makes Tiny, Intricate Treehouses for Houseplants

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Los Angeles–based artist Jedediah Corwyn Voltz is a prop-maker for TV and film by day who has a charming side business making tiny treehouses for potted bonsai trees, cacti, and succulents. “Building miniatures for stop motion always leaves me with a huge bin of scrap balsa, basswood, various fabrics, etc. Show More Summary

These Conceptual Japanese Chairs Are Inspired by Manga

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Designers find inspiration everywhere, often looking to other genres to unlock new ideas. Now Japanese designers Nendo have created a series of 50 high-concept chairs for New York City gallery Friedman Benda inspired by the visual language...Show More Summary

Can You Guess the Main Ingredient in the Building Material “Merdacotta”?

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Merdacotta is a new building material created by the Museo della Merda, a museum dedicated to the artistic, scientific, and eco-friendly possibilities of recycled dung that opened last year on the Castelbosco dairy farm in northern Italy. Show More Summary

An Artist Resurrected an Ancient Italian Church in Wire Mesh

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi has resurrected the bones of the Basilica di Siponto in Puglia, Italy, with a wire mesh installation that gives the ancient church new life. Tresoldi’s wire mesh church is an artistic interpretation of...Show More Summary

Architecture Has a Woman Problem. Zaha Hadid Knew It Well.

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Celebrated architect Zaha Hadid died March 31 at 65. Her sudden death has created an outpouring of media coverage and tributes from colleagues and admirers, a testament to the global reach of her powerful work and legacy. It has also...Show More Summary

Gravity-Defying Marble Tables That Lean Like the Tower of Pisa

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Marble is an ancient material that has come back into style in home interiors in the past few years, used in kitchens and bathrooms; mixed with contrasting materials such as brass and copper in contemporary coffee tables and light fixtures;...Show More Summary

This Net Suspended Between Trees Lets You Explore the Forest Like a Squirrel

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Croatian and Austrian industrial design studio Numen/For Use has carved a singular niche as the wizards behind futuristic bounce houses and other gigantic net-based temporary structures that allow the playful exploration of space from...Show More Summary

Is the Raindrop Cake the Next Cult Dessert?

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The Raindrop Cake is New York City–based chef Darren Wong’s take on the mizu shingen mochi, an intriguing Japanese cult dessert made from mineral water and gelatin or agar and served with roasted soybean flour and sugar cane syrup. “It’s...Show More Summary

These Over-60s Show Style Has No Expiration Date

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

We live longer than ever, yet we still expect the old to fade quietly into the inevitable twilight, leaving the dressing up, and the living, to the young. But thanks to notable exceptions such as the ubiquitous 94-year-old style icon...Show More Summary

A California Company Wants You to Judge Wine by Its Label

4 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Everyone knows you can’t judge a book by its cover or a wine by its label, but we do so anyway. Barrel + Ink is a San Francisco company that unites independent winemakers and designers to create wines with bold, eye-catching packaging...Show More Summary

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