Crowdfunding has made all kinds of design dreams a reality, from parklets to new 3D printers. But can it act as a catalyst for architectural preservation? Tokyo’s Nakagin Capsule Tower in Shimbashi district will be a test case, as the owners of its modular apartments are starting a campaign to save the embattled structure from […]
Copy-me is the world’s first ever animated web series about copyright, copying and open culture. The webseries is about originality, public domain, digital copies, artists and how they can make money, and lots more. We hope our episodes will bring some light to these issues and maybe start a much needed constructive debate.
Nestled among the skyscrapers of Midtown Manhattan, at the crossroads of 42nd Street and Park Avenue, rests the 101-year-old Grand Central Terminal. Designed by the early-20th-Century architectural powerhouses of Reed and Stem and Warren and Wetmore, this Beaux-Arts masterpiece, along with the Park Avenue tunnels, cost nearly $3 billion in today’s money, and provided a […]
rob gonzalez and jonathan quainton are the founders of london-based studio sawdust. the duo focus on bespoke typography, image-making and visual identity for a wide range of clients. designboom recently spoke to them about their work…
All 35 of these people are doing exciting work that could shape their fields for decades. But they’re solving problems in remarkably different ways. We consider some of them to be primarily Inventors; they’re immersed in building new technologies. Others we call Visionaries…
Se inaugura el miércoles 22 de octubre, pero ya se siente el aroma de la retrospectiva dedicada a Hubert de Givenchy en el Museo Thyssen. Escribo hoy sobre ella para ir calentando motores porque la ocasión y el personaje lo merecen. Givenchy es la última leyenda viva de la Alta Costura francesa desde la muerte […]
Do you love the idea of growing your own vegetables and herbs but are slightly intimidated by the idea? Well, I do and I am. Luckily things just got a whole lot less daunting thanks to Earth Starter and their incredibly easy method to getting your garden growing.
The Plumen 001 + Drop Cap Set offers a lighting solution that is environmentally sound but doesn’t compromise on style. The set combines the Plumen 001, the world’s first designer low energy light bulb, and a Drop Cap Pendant to perfectly frame its sculptural glass tubes.
The Central China Academy of Fine Arts, or CAFA, is easily among the top art schools in China, both for its extremely competitive entrance requirements and its close ties with the government. Originally founded in 1950, the current self-contained campus, established c. 2007, is located in the Wangjing neighborhood in northeast Beijing. As the curator […]
At its new outpost in London’s Mayfair, Galerie Kreo presents new works from the likes of Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, Jaime Hayon, Hella Jongerius, Doshi Levien, Alessandro Mendini, Jasper Morrison (his first gallery piece since 2006) and Studio Wieki Somers. Des Formes Utiles addresses the relationship between function and aesthetics in 12 new […]
Boing Boing is the web’s favorite zine devoted to the weird, wonderful and wicked things to be found in technology and culture. Independent for nearly 25 years, it publishes a daily mix of short articles, long features, and video productions. The site’s writers/editors are career journalists who have contributed to the New York Times, Washington […]
Retronaut is a photographic time machine. It is a digital collection of tens of thousands of pictures from across the past, all with one thing in common – each one has the power to warp your sense of time . Our team mines archives online and offline, unearthing pictures that seem not to belong to the time […]