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Cooper Hewitt Unveiled

[All photographs by John Hill]This (rainy) morning was the press preview unveiling the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum's three-year renovation, carried out by a "dream team" of 13 design firms, including Gluckman Mayner Architects and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Show More Summary

Hallmark Apologizes For Selling Hanukkah Paper Covered In Swastikas

Welp, someone just got fired. Hallmark has pulled Hanukkah wrapping paper from shelves after someone complained it was covered in swastikas. According to Hallmark, the wrapping paper was pulled from store shelves after the company received...Show More Summary

High Line Designer To Create A New 13-Acre Park In San Francisco

James Corner Field Operations was chosen to design a 13-acre park in the Golden Gate Bridge National Recreation Area. James Corner Field Operations, the landscape architecture firm of New York High Line fame, has been chosen to design a new 13-acre park in San Francisco. Show More Summary

Metronomes Turn Real-Time Stock Market Trading Into Sound

The sound of money changing hands. Creative studio Varvara & Mar's installation "Speed of Markets" consists of metronomes that speed up or slow down according to the number of trades happening in stock markets around the world. "ForShow More Summary

This App Freaks Out Your Friends By Liking Their Super Old Instagram Photos

"Like Creeper" is like social media Russian roulette. We stumbled upon a new app with one simple purpose: to like a random, ancient photo from one of your friends' Instagram feeds. Like Creeper is meant to freak out someone you follow by giving them the impression that you've been scrolling way, way back through their profile. Show More Summary

Jeanne Gang Visualizes Melting Polar Ice Caps In A Crystal Table

Commissioned by Swarovski, the architect created a glacier-like table riddled with holes for Design Miami. At Design Miami, dire reminders of climate change came in the form of precious jewels. The luxury crystal jewelry company Swarovski...Show More Summary

Exquisite Matchbox Art Proves Smaller Is Better

Matchboxes from mid-20th-century Europe and Japan doubled as tiny canvases for whimsical illustrations. Here, a stunning collection. Several years ago, U.K.-based web designer Jane McDevitt stumbled upon some intricately illustrated vintage matchboxes on eBay. Show More Summary

Put A Little Rem Koolhaas In Your Living Room With This Cabinet Shaped Like The CCTV Building

Naihan Li's furniture brings Beijing's weirdest skyscraper down to household scale. Plenty of architects design furniture—big names like Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind—but few furniture designers embrace architecture quite so literally as Chinese designer Naihan Li does with her latest work. Show More Summary

Watch A Human Actor Become A Convincing 3-D Character

Two of the best facial animation companies in the business gives an awesome demo of what they can do. You might not know the company Cubic Motion by name, but if you've seen the spooky advertisements for the latest Call of Duty, in which Kevin Spacey appears as a video game character, you'll recognize their work. Read Full Story

Dreamlike Paintings Inspired By Gucci's Classic Flora Print

Artist Kris Knight gives Gucci's iconic floral print a dark 21st-century update with a series of quietly surreal paintings. Gucci's Flora print is one of the Italian brand's most intricate and enchanting designs: berries, butterflies, dragonflies, and insects surround nine colorful bouquets of flowers. Show More Summary

Year in Architecture 2014

Head over to World-Architects Daily News for a Year in Architecture 2014 piece I just put together. The article also looks ahead to 2015 and includes ten buildings that will be completed by this time next year.

The Difference Between PPI vs DPI, Explained By A Google Designer

Ever get confused between DPI and PPI? Or wonder how graphics scale between screen resolutions? Here's a great explainer. DPI. Dots per inch. That's how many droplets of liquid squeeze into an inch of your printed paper. PPI. Pixels per inch. Show More Summary

The Best Kids' Design Of 2014

From tiny 3-D printed creatures powered by wind to building kits for young architects, here are the year's best holiday gifts for kids. The design snob elves in Santa's workshop have been making some sophisticated toys for kids thisShow More Summary

Would A Shorter Work Week Really Make Employees Happier?

Oddly enough, it didn't in Korea. If your boss asked you out of the blue whether you'd like to work about five fewer hours a week for the same pay, your response would no doubt be something along the lines of yes, please!, give or take a few exclamation points. Show More Summary

The Urban Dictionary Of Design Slang

Here are all the designer terms you need to know, as well as quite a few most designers would love to never hear again. Joining the ranks of any profession is the same as committing yourself to learning an entirely new language, most of which is frankly gibberish. Show More Summary

Wu-Tang Clan Uses NY, Ferguson Protest Footage In New Video For "A Better Tomorrow"

Fresh footage of protest, and a president's response, feature in Wu-Tang's "A Better Tomorrow" video. To make the new video for "A Better Tomorrow," a track that deals with issues of inequality and injustice, Wu-Tang Clan tapped into...Show More Summary

Gorgeous Visualization Shows America's Rivers In A New Light

A color-coded map reveals the directions of America's rivers. Sound boring? Just look at the pretty picture. CUSTOM TWEET PLEASE! Read Full Story

Play Pong At The Crosswalk While You Wait For The Light To Change

A dull part of our day becomes fun. Waiting for that little walk guy at a crosswalk can feel like an eternity. The founders of a new company, Urban Invention, want to make those lost moments of our lives more amusing and social. Read Full Story

Who Needs A Fireplace? Yule Logs Get An Update For The 21st Century

Yule Log 2.0 provides a clever digital take on a holiday tradition. 20,000 Logs Under the Sea Daniel Savage Designer Daniel Savage's website Yule Log 2.0 sets out to bring the yule log "back and into the digital age." With San Francisco...Show More Summary

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Here are some photos of the Luchtsingel pedestrian bridge (2013), in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, by ZUS Zones Urbaines Sensibles, photographed by Ken Lee.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

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