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Alum Of Jonathan Ive's Old Firm Tapped To Save Samsung From Bad Design

Lee Don-tae will lead the mobile giant's global design team. An alumnus of Apple designer Jonathan Ive's old firm will be the new leader of Samsung's global design team, TechCrunch reports. Korean designer Lee Don-tae arrives at the company from Tangerine, the design studio Ive helped found in 1989. Show More Summary

6 Abstract Visualizations Of Depression's Ugly Toll

Depression's symptoms, reduced to shapes and colors To help people better understand depression, the world's most common form of mental illness, graphic designer Nick Barclay has created a series of posters abstractly visualizing six major symptoms. Show More Summary

Design Rock Star James Victore Makes Motivational Posters Cool

"The things that made you weird as a kid make you great today," and other affirmations hand-lettered by Victore on a series of new prints. Soul-patched designer James Victore is known for his frenetic, punk style. His work, some of which...Show More Summary

For Google Glass To Succeed, Tony Fadell Needs To Rip Out The Camera

It's not just a design problem. It's a weirding-people-out problem. The father of the Nest and iPod, Tony Fadell, has taken over the Google Glass project. And to make Google Glass succeed, he needs to take one radical first step: Fadell needs to rip out Glass's camera. Show More Summary

Infographic: 20 Years Of Controversy Over Depictions Of The Prophet Muhammad

To put the Charlie Hebdo tragedy in historical context, Co.Design created an infographic depicting 20 years of Prophet controversies. The massacre at the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which killed 12 people last week, was allegedly Al-Qaeda's response to cartoons the newspaper had published. Show More Summary

Photos: How Yves Saint Laurent's Revolutionary Designs Evolved

Photographer Roxanne Lowit offers a personal look at the life and work of the famously private couturier. In 1978, up-and-coming photographer Roxanne Lowit met French couturier Yves Saint Laurent at the top of the Eiffel Tower. As an...Show More Summary

A Designer's Guide To Setting The Mood With Lines

Know your lines! Want to imbue an air of refinement with a single brushstroke? Rikard Rodin, who blogs at Zeven Design, put together a handy little infographic on how designers can use lines to set the mood, drawing from the "mood lines" in the book Landscape Architecture by John Ormsbee Simonds. Read Full Story

Boston's Olympic Bid Logo Is Straight Out Of "Tron"

Let's hope it means we're finally getting a light cycle event. As part of its successful attempt to win the United States Olympic Committee bid to host the 2024 Olympics, Boston has gotten itself a new logo. It's clean, inoffensive, and not much to write home about, except for one thing: the mysterious beacon symbol to the left of Boston 2024. Read Full Story

H.P. Lovecraft's Weird Fiction Has Inspired A Line Of Beer

The Rhode Island-based brewer tries to answer a simple question: what would Cthulhu drink? Based out of Rhode Island, the Narragansett Brewing Company is perhaps most strongly associated with Jaws, thanks to its prominent placement in the 1975 classic. Show More Summary

Today's archidose #806

Here are some photos of Emerson College in Los Angeles, California, by Morphosis Architects, photographed by Riley Snelling; see more photos on the photographer's website.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 This Robot Orchestra Recreate The Sound Of '90s Internet

Robot jams, gesturally controlled. Armed with an orchestra of 12 constantly moving robots, Russian robotics and sound enthusiast vtol, aka Dmitry Morozov, is at it again. In the past, he's built contraptions which include a quantum mechanics-based...Show More Summary

Toyota's New Driving Simulator Distracts Teens On Purpose, With Texts

Want to teach a kid to drive? Then simulate what modern driving is really like. It's almost unreasonable for anyone to expect a teenager to drive safely. Seriously. You're handing a pimple-popping, Spotify-blasting, compulsively-texting, hormone bucket with legs a two ton, 200 horsepower machine—what's essentially a tank with cruise control. Show More Summary

These Condom-Shaped Lamps Were Definitely A Great Idea In Someone's Mind

Who doesn't want shiny... dicks... hanging from your ceiling...? Czech designer Jan Vacek has filled an unspoken, and perhaps entirely nonexistent, need in the world, by creating translucent, dangling lamps in the shape of condoms. "The condom is the icon of freedom," Vacek told Dezeen. Show More Summary

Lego Movie Director Responds Perfectly To Oscar Snub

Sometimes bricks speak louder than words. When The LEGO Movie—a hit with critics and the box office alike—was snubbed for an Oscar nomination in the category of Animated Feature Film today, director Philip Lord responded on Twitter perfectly: Read Full Story

Mmmm, Wet Road! Candles Designed To Smell Like Everyday Life

Cut grass, wet road, and other unconventional aromas. Graphic designer Albert J. Son's new package design imagines scented candles for those who appreciate the simple (and often gross-smelling) things in life. We all have friends who love the smell of cut grass or wet pavement, or pungent cheese, and these conceptual candles are for them. Show More Summary

Kickstarter's Beautiful, Redesigned iOS App Now Works On iPads

Now available for iPhone and iPad, the new Kickstarter app doesn't just look gorgeous. It feels fresh. Crowdfunding super-site Kickstarter has just released a new iOS app. The first major overhaul since version 1.0 debuted almost two...Show More Summary

"Star Wars" Might Be Even Cooler In Helvetica

These typographic Star Wars posters reimagine a galaxy far, far away in the style of Massimo Vignelli. What does Star Wars and Helvetica have in common? More than you might realize. The original designer of the Star Wars logo based her work on a modified version of Helvetica Black. Show More Summary

What Would The Original Mac Look Like If Apple Made It In 2015?

CURVED/labs reimagines the classic 1984 Mac for an entirely new generation. In 1997, Apple released the Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh, an audacious attempt to celebrate the heritage of Cupertino by pushing the design of a Mac to the then-cutting-edge. Show More Summary

Boeing's Latest Office Is A Building Inside A Building

Design engineers can now work within a few seconds walk of the production line, instead of across the company's Renton, Washington, campus. When Boeing, the world's largest plane manufacturer, started designing a new version of its top-selling aircraft, the company wanted to put the plane's designers as close as possible to the manufacturing process. Show More Summary

The Time BlackBerry Decided I Shouldn't Review Its New Phone

BlackBerry all but begged us to review its Passport phone—until I made it clear that it was an all-or-nothing battle against my iPhone. Reuters is reporting that Samsung has offered to pay $7.5 billion for BlackBerry. And it reminded me of a story I'd been meaning to write up for some time. Read Full Story

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