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Richard Scarry Characters Reimagined As Silicon Valley Types

Children's author Richard Scarry's "Busytown" transforms into "Businesstown" in these illustrations of disruptors and brogrammers. Remember Busytown, the village from Richard Scarry's beloved picture books? It was inhabited by industrious animals—Huckle Cat, Lowly Worm, Mr. Show More Summary

Why Apple Selling Fewer iPads Is Actually A Huge Achievement

Why do we critique Apple for building a product with longevity? iPad sales are down, technically. Apple still sold 20 million of them last quarter, but Wall Street says a company like Apple is never supposed to sell less of anything....Show More Summary

Rare Louis Kahn House Up For Sale

Grab a piece of architectural history for less than $300,000. A rare home designed by the celebrated architect Louis Kahn in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is up for sale. The architect designed and built the Clever House between 1957 and 1962 for Fred and Elaine Cox Clever, at the height of his career. Read Full Story

Sophisticated Accessories For Design-Minded Drinkers

Areaware's 2015 collection makes for stylish sipping. A great drink should be accompanied by great drinking gear. When it comes to making imbibing chic, the Brooklyn-based product designers at Areaware have got you covered. Read Full Story

Never See An Ad Again With This Hacked Oculus

Hackers create an Adblock for IRL. We see hundreds, maybe even thousands of advertisements every day. Amid this sea of marketing, we may forget that branded products are advertisements in and of themselves. The more times we see a brand,...Show More Summary

Vote for 2014 Building of the Year

The work I do with World-Architects includes the Building of the Week feature on the American-Architects platform. For 2014 there were 49 such buildings, and voting is open to determine the Building of the Year. The screenshot below gives a peek of the buildings in the running, but head over to American-Architects to vote. Show More Summary

How To Design A Costume For Porn

Hot tips: use bright colors, and buy cheap lingerie (H&M is fine). Porn stars might not wear much on camera, but there's an art to choosing what little clothing they do put on. Over at Fashionista, Tyler McCall breaks down the process of designing costumes for pornography. Show More Summary

Now On Airbnb: An Alpine Cable Car That Dangles 9,000 Feet In The Air

Dangling precipitously from a creaking cable in the French Alps: relaxing getaway? A cable car suspended in the air near the icy town of Courcheval in the French Alps has been transformed into a luxurious apartment, and it's now on Airbnb. But not just anyone can rent it: It's only available as the grand prize in Airbnb's latest competition. Read Full Story

This Doctor In A Box Is A House Call For The Modern Age

In a feasible healthcare concept, Teague presents a vision for teleconferenced healthcare at home. For Body Week, Co.Design asked a select group of design firms: What one thing in the healthcare industry desperately needs to be redesigned, and how would you redesign it? Here, Teague imagines a healthcare system for your home.—Eds Read Full Story

22 Movies Every Designer Should Watch On Netflix

In search of some inspiration? Then we have the movies for you! Sometimes you take a look at your Netflix queue and think there's nothing decent on the service. That's not entirely true! Netflix has certainly lost its library of mainstream Hollywood films over the past few years. Show More Summary

The Medieval Roots Of The Tree Diagram

Data viz isn't just a modern-day craze. Designer Manuel Lima, author of The Book of Trees, discusses the origins of the tree diagram. Co.Design has partnered with the Brooklyn design studio Hyperakt to bring you Lunch Talks, a video series of conversations with smart, creative people. Here's the latest installment.—Eds Read Full Story

These Sculptures Turn Your Lightbulbs Into Skyscrapers

Part stalactites, part skyscraper. Meet the Stalaclight. Is that dingy light bulb hanging from a wire in your living room getting you down? Make it a surrealist art piece by turning it into an upside down skyscraper! Read Full Story

A Coffee Maker That Looks Like The Eiffel Tower

Make your slow-drip coffee a little more cultured with an architectural cold brew tower. Coffee-loving South Korean design studio Dutch Lab takes an elaborate approach to your favorite morning ritual. The studio's slow-drip, cold-brew coffee towers are intricate pieces of sculpture inspired by architectural landmarks across the globe. Read Full Story

Watch This Short Animation About The Smartphone Apocalypse

Inspired by our technologically aided alienation from one another. London-based animator Yukai Du's new short film, Way Out plays like a Left Behind for techies. In the animated short, whimsically stylized people are enraptured by their phones, small yellow lines from screens illuminating their faces wherever they go. Show More Summary

Book Review: Sand and Golf

Sand and Golf: How Terrain Shapes the Game by George WatersGoff Books, 2013Hardcover, 140 pagesJust like architecture and landscape architecture have reoriented their practices in part toward sustainable ends – designing buildings and landscapes that use less energy and respond to their local contexts – so has golf course architecture. Show More Summary

Artists Cover A Chinese Street In 13 Tons Of Candy

You'll totally want to eat off the ground. Graphic artists Craig & Karl have created the world's sweetest street: in celebration of the Chinese New Year February 19, they've covered Chengdu Street, in the capital of Sichuan province in Southern China, with 13 tons of candy. Read Full Story

Zaha Hadid Settles Defamation Suit Against Journalist, Donates Money To Labor Rights Charity

The cash from her suit against the New York Review of Books will go to a workers' rights organization. Zaha Hadid has withdrawn her lawsuit against the New York Review of Books and architecture critic Martin Filler, and will donate the...Show More Summary

How Apple Flattened Motorola's Superpowered Dimple

A great object lesson on the intertwined nature of tech and design. A signature design element of every Motorola smartphone over the past few years has been the dimple, a small indentation on the back of the phone that ensconces the Motorola logo. Show More Summary

Watch How Snowmageddon Spread Across Twitter

Weather goes viral! Do you remember Friday, January 23? How could you? Life was meaningless. #Snowmageddon2015 was barely a thing then. It probably wasn't even trending. Read Full Story

The iPhone Of Health Insurance Cards

Why is the one tangible thing about our insurance so flimsily made? Here's an alternative, imagined by Smart Design. For Body Week, Co.Design asked a select group of design firms: What one thing in the healthcare industry desperately needs to be redesigned, and how would you redesign it? Here, Smart Design imagines a smarter health insurance card.—Eds Read Full Story

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