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The 5 Best Things About The New High Line

The High Line's much-anticipated final phase is open. Bring on the tourists. Since its initial opening in 2009, New York City's High Line has attracted millions of visitors a year--4.8 million in 2013 alone. And the thing wasn't even finished yet. Read Full Story

Walking the High Line

The third and last phase of the High Line opened to the public yesterday, so today I walked the full length of it, from 34th Street on the north to Gansevoort Street on the south. On my visit I decided to try out a timelapse app on my...Show More Summary

How Photographers Make People Fall In Love With Buildings

A new exhibition at the Barbican explores the intimate relationship between photographers and architects. Most of us recognize by sight buildings that we will never visit. The non-jetsetters among us form judgments based on photography more than than the experience of walking through a building. Show More Summary

This Bicycle Saddle Doubles As A Lock

With Seatylock, cyclists won't have to lug heavy bike locks around, can't forget them at home, and won't get their seats stolen. Designing a perfect bike lock is an ongoing challenge: The toughest of locks are usually heavy and bulky, a pain to transport, and easily forgotten at home. Show More Summary

Photographs Sculpted Into Stunning 3-D Still Lifes

Artist Daniel Gordon's colorful compositions are a 21st-century take on classical still life. Bringing three-dimensionality to flat imagery usually involves sophisticated technology and red-and-blue-lensed glasses. But artist DanielShow More Summary

These Clocks Keep Time With Saxophones, Pendulums, And Fans

Studio Formafantasma takes a poetic approach to timekeeping in this series of strange, sculptural clocks. We've all gotten used to tracking time with digital devices. So it's easy to forget that centuries of timekeeping devices relied on neither mechanics nor electronics. Think about sundials, hourglasses, and water clocks. Read Full Story

A Trippy Visualization Of Galaxies Colliding

But once your eyes adjust to the rainbows, you'll spot a scientific breakthrough. These aren't just rainbow splats. What you see below are 37 galactic collisions observed through a radio telescope by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Show More Summary

A Visual Guide To Designer Dog Breeds

What the heck is a Sharp Eagle, and where can I get one? Mixed breed dogs are all the rage. Not the big-hearted, adopted-my-mutt-from-a-shelter kind, naturally, but the purposefully-bred hybrids that purport to combine all the best qualities of Labradors and Poodles, Yorkshire Terriers and Poodles--basically anything that can possibly procreate with a Poodle. Read Full Story

How Apple's Innovative Design Became Boring Design

Apple's success has provided a design blueprint for other companies, but now we're lost in a boring sea of glass and metal gadgets. Apple is the biggest and most influential technology company on the planet. A big reason for its success...Show More Summary

Paul Rand's 4 Most Enduring Bits Of Design Wisdom

Pentagram's Michael Bierut selects the passages of Rand's seminal Thoughts on Design that are most relevant to designers today. In 1947, at 33 years old, Paul Rand published Thoughts on Design, a 100-page illustrated volume articulating...Show More Summary

iPod Mastermind Tony Fadell On The Death Of The iPod: "Can't Get Too Nostalgic"

After 13 years, the iPod Classic is dead. Google's Tony Fadell tells us what killed the iPod, and why we shouldn't be bummed about it. What does it feel like to lose your design child? Read Full Story

Today's archidose #783

Here are some photos of the Juvet Landscape Hotel (2009, with 2013 addition) in Norddal, Norway, by Jensen & Skodvin, photographed by Flemming Ibsen.To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose pool To contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

Untitled Landscapes

[Image: Untitled (Uranium tailings); Mexican Hat, UT, 2005, by Victoria Sambunaris, from Taxonomy of a Landscape]. Design writer Sarah Rich has posted some really spectacular images by photographer Victoria Sambunaris, along with a short...Show More Summary

Empty Landscapes of Invisible Dangers

[Image: "The Polygon Nuclear Test Site 1 (After the Event)," Kazakhstan (2011); photo by Nadav Kander/©Nadav Kander, courtesy of Flowers Gallery]. The new book Dust by Nadav Kander documents the broken test-cities of the Soviet nuclear...Show More Summary

Procedural Forestry

[Image: A "procedural forest gone wrong... or right?," developed by Florian Veltman]. We looked at procedural Brutalism the other week—and, deep in the BLDGBLOG archives, we explored the moors of a procedurally generated British countryside—so...Show More Summary

Why Businessweek's Ugly Tim Cook Cover Is Subversive Genius

It's impossible to design a cover that makes someone look like this much of a clown by accident. To say that the design of Bloomberg Businessweek's latest cover has raised eyebrows is to underestimate the ability of human eyebrows to literally rip themselves off of the skull to which they are attached. Read Full Story

4 Young Designers To Watch

These designers-in-residence at the Design Museum are shaking up everything from public housing to monetary policy. Designer Ilona Gaynor once planned a Hollywood-worthy heist at five Los Angeles banks, combining fact, fiction, and suspense to create art focused on exposing the judicial system's absurdities. Show More Summary

The Glaring Design Flaw In U.S. Election Maps

The more purple an election map, the more misleading it can be. Here's a better approach. We see it every election: a map of the United States, each state color coded red or blue according to whether voters swung Republican or Democrat. Read Full Story

Explore The Private Collection Of A Mid-Century Design Power Couple

Twentytwentyone is auctioning one-of-a-kind treasures once owned by Robin and Lucienne Day. For generations of students, the chair is instantly recognizable: the curved polypropylene seat, the small hole at the small of the back, the slim legs. Designed by Robin Day in 1971 and still sold by Hille, the Series E chair is a bona fide. Read Full Story

Game Designer Chelsea Howe On Why Taipei Is A Design Paradise

"Time and space feel fundamentally different here." Welcome to Wanderlust, a new series on Co.Design in which some of our favorite designers share their secret picks and insider tips for the best design cities on the planet. This week,...Show More Summary

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