[Images: From Marguerite Humeau's Opera of Prehistoric Creatures; photos by Stuart Bailes and Felipe Ribon]. Designer Marguerite Humeau reconstructs the voices of extinct animals based on speculative extrapolations from their skull structure. As...Show More Summary
Here are some photos of the Musée du Louvre-Lens (2012) in Lens, France, by SANAA, photographed by shift.A. To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just: :: Join and add photos to the archidose pool, and/or :: Tag your photos archidose
What if, instead of toy camera filters, we rearranged our photos into logic-driven confetti? Most photos we take document reality. Just look at Instagram. It’s full of pictures of ourselves, our friends, our pets, and our dinners. But...Show More Summary
Melon explores an interesting new frontier of the quantified self: your noggin’. Does checking Twitter during the workday really leave you scatterbrained? Could taking up meditation help you tune out the noise and focus better? Melon,...Show More Summary
For more than a decade, the British printmaker and illustrator Paul Catherall has been vibrantly documenting, in bold linocuts, the way new architecture has emerged and older buildings have been obscured. Few besides the illustratorShow More Summary
A Weekly Dose of Architecture Updates: This week's dose features Phipps – Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by The Design Alliance Architects: The featured past dose is Children's Museum of Pittsburgh inShow More Summary
Kare, the designer of the happy Mac icon, contributed a sticker set to the social app Path. You may not recognize Susan Kare’s name, but you’d almost certainly recognize her work. Kare is responsible for some of the most famous icons...Show More Summary
Designer Carlo Aiello’s award-winning design makes use of mid-century themes and, yes, chrome. If the history of 20th-century design proved anything, it’s that a chair is certainly not just a chair. A good chair can embody its designer’s aesthetic system and serve as visual shorthand for everything he or she has completed up until that point. Show More Summary
According to data being gathered at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, which has been monitoring atmospheric carbon dioxide since 1958, the CO 2 concentration in the Earth’s atmosphere officially exceeded the 400 parts per million mark last week, a value not attained on Earth since humans were first human.
Kevin Sprouls’s pointillistic headshots show how subtracting information can create intrigue. What do the Mona Lisa smile and the Wall Street Journal have in common? They both employ a design principle related to subtraction and minimalism. Show More Summary
Here are a few photos of the Temporary Car Park Morspoort (2012) in Leiden, Netherlands, by Paul de Ruiter Architects, photographed by Klaas Vermaas. To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just: :: Join and add photos to the archidose pool, and/or :: Tag your photos archidose
A few weeks ago I found myself in West Harlem and decided to check out the progress on Columbia University's Manhattanville project, designed by Renzo Piano with SOM and James Corner Field Operations. The 17-acre project is controversial...Show More Summary
[Image: "The ice is up taller than the cottages and homes," we read. "It kind of dwarfs them." Photo and quotation via the Winnipeg Free Press]. Several houses were destroyed, the Winnipeg Free Press reports, after "a massive ice floe rose out of Dauphin Lake" in central Canada. Show More Summary
Head on over the Monocle to hear me talk about my 5 least favorite buildings in Manhattan and make some suggestions on what to do with them. "Monster Mash" is episode 82 of Monocle's The Urbanist radio show, which airs every Thursda...
Send an email. Jump rope. Send an email. Do some kettlebell push-ups. Repeat. If the buzz around the Internet watercooler is correct, sitting is the new smoking and our sedentary desk jobs are slowly sucking the life out of us. We need...Show More Summary
Another indoor slide--do we smell a trend? A lot of architects get a bad rep for being narcissistic control freaks with a Randian complex--people who exert their “vision” and expertise over their clients. That said, occasionally utterly reasonable architects actively try to involve clients in the design process. Show More Summary