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A Carpet That Hooks Up To Your Radiator To Kill Dust Mites

The Fervent Carpet helps asthmatics reintroduce textiles to their life. For those with acute asthma, owning a carpet can be murder. Even if you vacuum regularly, a rug serves as a perpetual pleasure garden for tens of thousands of attack-inducing dust mites. Show More Summary

DIY This Floor Lamp Using 3-D Printed Parts

Do the bright thing. Why settle for generic box-store products when you can construct your own designs? The folks at the Polish firm UAU Project think that more people can tap into their inner maker, and hope the SMF.01 lamp will help make that a reality. Read Full Story

The Golden Rectangle Makes For A Great Set Of Shelves

The Golden Ratio might have no bearing on aesthetics, but Peng Wang's Fibonacci Shelf is still one sweet piece of design. The Golden Ratio might be design's biggest myth, but that's not to say that it's useless. Aesthetics aside, the Fibonacci Sequence upon which the Golden Ratio is based is a very useful formula for modeling growth and compartmentalization. Read Full Story

Cards Against Humanity's Latest Pack Is All About Design

The party game's latest booster teams 30 famous designers with George Carlin's "Seven Words You Can't Say On Television." Have you ever wondered how famed Mac designer Susan Kare might go about designing a pair of pixel art tits, orShow More Summary

Uber Fudges The Position Of Local Drivers, But They've Got A Pretty Good Reason Why

Uber admits that its driver map isn't 100% accurate, but say it's for UI speed and driver safety. Load your Uber app right now in the heart of any big city, and you probably see exactly eight cars circling surrounding blocks. In reality, there may be many more drivers around you, and they might not be in the exact spots the service claims on the map. Show More Summary

This Big White Button Mutes Your Life So You Can Get Work Done

Have you ever heard of the Pomodoro Technique? No problem. Just hit this button and work. Email. Twitter. Slack. Work. Email. Twitter. Slack. Work. Repeat for 10 hours, maybe throw in a few Facebooks and a sad desk salad, and you've just diagrammed the modern distracted workflow. Read Full Story

The Story Behind New York Magazine's Powerful Cosby Cover

New York mag's photography director, Jody Quon, on the cover's creation and hearing the women's stories firsthand. By now you've likely seen the cover of this week's New York Magazine. Thirty-five of the 46 women who have publicly accused...Show More Summary

Nike's Medieval Ice Helmet Keeps Hot Heads Cool

It's like dumping water on your head, without soaking yourself. If it were crafted in metal, you'd swear Nike's unnamed new helmet was straight out of Sparta. Instead, it's sewn from some of the most complicated fabrics ever devised to offer a different sort of competitive advantage: keeping an athlete's face feeling cool. Read Full Story

Camouflage Billboards Advertise Nature Instead Of Advertisements

Sick of ads blocking the skyline? So is this artist. Billboards are a tacky nuisance. Driving down the interstate, they might pitch you a new breakfast cereal, legal service, and strip club—all in a matter of moments, when your eyes should either be on the road or appreciating the landscape. Read Full Story

This 1,400-Foot Desert Citadel Would Be A Self-Sustaining City Of Tomorrow

Two French firms have designed a skyscraper concept that can grow its own food, collect its own water, and generate its own power. It may look like Immortan Joe's Citadel from Mad Max: Fury Road, but this abstract desert obelisk isn't a citadel of the post-apocalypse. Show More Summary

Book Review: OfficeUS Atlas

OfficeUS Atlas edited by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Milja?ki, Ashley Schafer, Michael KuboStorefront for Art and Architecture, Lars Müller Publishers, 2015Hardcover, 1,250 pagesThe 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale was one of the most anticipated since it started in the 1970s. Show More Summary

BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 7/28/15

Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 7/28/15 on the Web. In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators: June new home sales dipped from May but still up 18.1 percent year-over-year...Show More Summary

Japan: Three Generations of Avant-garde Architects

An oldie but goodie: This documentary from 1989 profiles Japanese architects Kazuo Shinohara, Itsuko Hasegawa, Toyo Ito, Fumihiko Maki, Arato Isozaki, and Tadao Ando. The 56-minute film, directed by Michael Blackwood, is narrated by Kenneth Frampton.

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Wes Anderson Meets Tim Burton In These Creepy, Intricate Dioramas

Marc Giai-Minet's unsettling dioramas look like unused sets from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Looking at the dioramas of French artist Marc Giai-Minet, you'd be forgiven thinking they were props from some strange Hollywood team-up between Tim Burton and Wes Anderson. Show More Summary

Praise Be, NYC's LaGuardia Airport Is Getting A $4 Billion Makeover

But would this be a bad time to mention, there's actually one great thing LaGuardia shouldn't change? LaGuardia, NYC's smallest airport—known throughout the world as "that airport with the lone water fountain that's perpetually out of...Show More Summary

Design Deconstructed: Why Philippe Apeloig's 1987 Musee d'Orsay Poster Is A Masterwork

Ellen Lupton, the Cooper Hewitt's contemporary design curator, dissects the Chicago, Naissance d'une Métropole exhibition poster. Experts see the world differently than those with an untrained eye; they pick up on details, techniques, and historic references that might otherwise go unnoticed. Show More Summary

Why Doesn't The U.S. Have China's Quirkier Smartphones?

Peek inside the factories of Shenzhen to see the phones that don't make their way to America. A pack of Marlboros flips over to reveal an LCD screen. A tiny bluetooth headset squeezes a full T9 keyboard on its face. These are the quirky...Show More Summary

4 Smart Dresses Supercharged With Car Parts

Fashion-tech pioneer Anouk Wipprecht recasts elements of the Audi A4 into "badass" dresses. Fashion trends drive the automobile industry, influencing material choices, finishes, and production methods. But for once, in the case of Audi's latest car, the relationship has flipped, with the vehicle's technology and design shaping the look of fashion. Read Full Story

400 Years of American Houses, Visualized

Sweet home, homie. From post-Medieval English to McMansions, domestic architecture in the United States is as diverse as its denizens. A new poster from Pop Chart Lab makes identifying them easier and offers a glimpse of over 300 years of design history in a single, beautifully illustrated graphic. Read Full Story

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