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Designer Yuma Kano’s Rust Harvest Furniture Turns Blight into Beauty

Designer Yuma Kano’s Rust Harvest Furniture Turns Blight into Beauty

In a Tokyo shipyard, designer Yuma Kano transforms industrial blight into a sublime furniture collection.

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4 days ago

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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is Edward Burtynsky’s Devastating Call to Action

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is Edward Burtynsky’s Devastating Call to Action

Edward Burtynsky’s new doc and upcoming exhibition make the case that humans are impacting the Earth more than all natural systems combined.

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September 10, 2018

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How Spectra, the Psychedelic Coachella Tower, Was Designed

How Spectra, the Psychedelic Coachella Tower, Was Designed

U.K. design studio Newsubstance dropped Spectra, the Coachella tower that swirled with psychedelic light, on the California festival in April 2018. Expect it to remain onsite in the coming years.

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August 21, 2018

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Mecanoo’s Performance Arts Centre in Taiwan Raises the Roof

Mecanoo’s Performance Arts Centre in Taiwan Raises the Roof

Poised to open in October, the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) has a sinuous roof-scape embedded with open-air spaces for taking in concerts.

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July 18, 2018

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This Kiosk Brings Gelato to Non-Gelato Places

This Kiosk Brings Gelato to Non-Gelato Places

PopApp, a 2018 Compasso d’Oro winner designed by Ifi, is a tiny gelato stand that can be transported to places that are sorely lacking gelato stands.

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July 16, 2018

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How Steelcase Used the Power of Polymer to Build a Better Chair

How Steelcase Used the Power of Polymer to Build a Better Chair

For Silq, its new task chair, Steelcase replaces complex mechanisms with a single responsive substance.

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July 10, 2018

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The Design Canada Documentary is Out Now

The Design Canada Documentary is Out Now

Design Canada, a new documentary from the team behind Helvetica, introduces us to the graphic designers behind the nation’s most iconic logos.

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June 19, 2018

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The Michael Green Acquisition and the Future of Tall Wood Buildings

The Michael Green Acquisition and the Future of Tall Wood Buildings

Vancouver’s Michael Green Architecture, a firm specializing in timber buildings, has been acquired by Silicon Valley startup Katerra. 

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June 1, 2018

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Concrete is Becoming Smarter, More Sustainable and Beautiful

Concrete is Becoming Smarter, More Sustainable and Beautiful

One of the world’s most polluting building materials is undergoing a seismic revolution, becoming a leaner, lighter and smarter version of itself. Last fall, ETH Zürich released a video that…

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March 30, 2018

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Lasvit’s Breakpoint Mockumentary is About Light – and Tennis

Lasvit’s Breakpoint Mockumentary is About Light – and Tennis

The Breakpoint mockumentary, directed by Kryštof Jankovec, follows the career of Leon Jakimič, the aspiring tennis player who would eventually found Lasvit.

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March 15, 2018

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