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This Desk Knows When You've Been Sitting Too Long, And Urges You To Stand Up

Stir's Kinetic Desk is the Crock Pot of sit-stand desks: Just set it and forget it. But at almost $3,000, it isn't cheap. The outlook for office workers is grim: Research has shown the being sedentary at work is bad for our health—whether we're sitting or standing too long. Show More Summary

3 Rules Of App Design, According To Yahoo's Marissa Mayer

The ex-Googler and current Yahoo CEO spells out three rules that anyone can use to make their app better. A new book about embattled Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reveals her three rules of great app design. Written by Nicholas Carlson, Marissa...Show More Summary

Kraftwerk Meets Nintendo In This Cute & Cheap Pocket Synth

Teenage Engineering's new line of 8-bit music makers will make you a little bit Moroder and a little bit Miyamoto, all at once. Pocket synthesizers aren't anything new. In 2013, Open Music Labs gave away a cassette-sized synthesizer called the Mixtape Alpha at SXSW, then sold it at $42 a pop. Show More Summary

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Here are some of my photos of the Storefront for Art and Architecture, wrapped by curators Sebastiaan Bremer and Florian Idenburg & Jing Liu of SO–IL for their BLUEPRINT exhibition.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

Watch A Kid Demonstrate 3-D Modeling In This Insane Music Video

Watch it to the end, even if you hate the song. It's easy to feel like we've seen it all in the cornucopia of overstimulating entertainment that is the internet, but German electro-hip hop trio Deichkind's new video "Think Big" is truly next level. Read Full Story

New App Makes The Dress-Me Game From "Clueless" Real

For the wannabe Cher Horowitz, this app will digitize your closet, build outfits, and offer fashion tips. If you ever envied Cher Horowitz's digitized closet in '90s cult classic Clueless, a new app called ClosetSpace offers what might be the closest thing to a real-life 21st-century version. Read Full Story

This App Wants To Help You Get Rid Of People Who Stress You Out

Pplkpr is an art project and real app meant to give us a peek into our quantified future. Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald are artists who create tech-based projects exploring the possibilities of the near future. In the past, projects...Show More Summary

Why Skeuomorphism Is Like A Classic Car

And if we all love classic cars... we must... love... skeuomorphism?!? In what I assure you is the most gorgeously shot, poetically narrated video you will watch all day, designer Neven Mrgan waxes about how skeuomorphism—the same trend...Show More Summary

Hem Launches 7 Chic New Furniture Collections

The second set of collections from Fab spinoff furniture brand Hem focus on easy assembly and elegant, affordable design. Hem, the online furniture shop that markets itself as "the first affordable high-end design brand created to serve online-direct customers," has expanded its offerings with the introduction of seven new collections. Show More Summary

Aaron Betsky Named Dean Of The Embattled Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture

Betsky, a renowned curator and architecture critic, must help the troubled institution raise $2 million by the end of the year. via @aaronbetsky The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has appointed curator and architecture critic Aaron Betsky as the new dean of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Show More Summary

Pokémon Reimagined As Corporate Logos

Gotta brand 'em all: what the visual identities of entrepreneurial Pokémon's companies would look like. Corporate America, I choose you: Sebastiaan de With, founder of San Francisco agency Pictogram, has imagined the visual identities he might design if Pikachu, Charmander, Bulbasaur and friends went to business school and followed their entrepreneurial dreams. Read Full Story

The Charm Of San Francisco Decades Before The DotComs Invaded

Fred Lyon's black and white photographs of San Francisco capture a delightful post-war city. Shortly after the end of World War II, photographer Fred Lyon took what he thought would be a quick visit to his hometown of San Francisco.Show More Summary

Sonos's Hot New Viral Logo Was A Happy Accident

While working on new branding, designers stumbled on an awesome visual illusion. Look at this new Sonos logo. It radiates with energy. But do you notice anything else? No? Try scrolling up and down on the page. There you go. Ingenious, right? It looks like soundwaves emit straight from its core. Show More Summary

How To Design A Safer Operating Room

Infection in the OR can be deadly. A new design concept by NBBJ aims to reduce the risk. 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, NBBJ envisions an operating room that would reduce dangerous hospital infections.—Eds Read Full Story

Fulton Center is built in a transit vernacular that extrapolates the charm of a subway car to the scale and complexity of a Piranesian prison.

Fulton Center is built in a transit vernacular that extrapolates the charm of a subway car to the scale and complexity of a Piranesian prison. It’s rush hour in Fulton Center and thousands of black-coated commuters stream into the glass...Show More Summary

No More Circling The Block: This Quadcopter Will Guide You Directly To An Open Spot

How could a parking garage possibly not just know when and where spots are open? Now it can, with help from flying robotic assistants. The next time you spend 20 minutes circling a parking garage trying to find the last empty spot, consider this: Someday soon, you might be able to let a drone do the work. Show More Summary

London's Skyline Is About To Get Very Crowded

Over 200 tall buildings are under construction, approved or proposed for London. Here's how they would change the city's character. Few cities' skylines have changed as much as London's. Settled by Romans on the banks of the Thames in...Show More Summary

Watch: The Beautiful Splendor Of Scandinavia, In Miniature

To paraphrase Zoolander: How are people supposed to visit Norway if they can't even fit inside the country? It's no secret here at Co.Design that we love tilt-shift. It makes Melbourne look microscopic, Jordan look like the most amazing ant farm on Earth, and Rio look like a Carnival of Lilluputians. Read Full Story

This Interactive Map Shows How Americans Get To Work

Commuting hell! Flowing Data's new infographic delves into the commuting habits of Americans, drawn from United States Census Bureau's 2013 American Community Survey. Unsurprisingly in the land of automobiles, driving to work alone is nearly unanimous in its popularity. Show More Summary

What Flowers Look Like Suspended In Massive Blocks Of Ice

A Japanese artist makes stunning sculptures from flowers suspended in blocks of ice. In his latest project, Tokyo-based artist Azuma Makoto made shimmering, otherworldly sculptures from some of nature's finest art pieces: flowers and ice. Show More Summary

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