1. Here’s a look back at a NPR visualization showing how the world’s population has grown to 7 billion. The video was just recognized in this year’s SND Best of Digital Design awards.

    Congrats NPR Design Team!

  2. design

    population

    visualization

  1. fastcompany:

    America is changing how it works. As more people start their own entrepreneurial businesses out of their bedrooms, it is time to rethink how we divide work and living? This new home design makes space for both.

    LiveWork: The Future Of Living Where You Work And Working Where You Live

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    architecture

  1. nprradiopictures:

    Lunchtime inspiration: Just watched this with a few designers — on how and why we shape the world around us, and how it shapes us in turn. 

    — Claire

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    inspiration

  1. sciencecenter:

    The dates fall on different days of the week every year. The months all have different numbers of days, with no rhyme or reason. There’s plenty of inefficiency built into the modern calendar. But according to Johns Hopkins astronomer Richard Conn Henry, that doesn’t have to be the case. According to his proposed calendar, eight of the months would have 30 days, with 31 days every third month. Every few years, an antire week would be added to make up for the lost time. But, on the upside, years would work like clockwork. Holidays would fall on the same day every year. Christmas and New Years would both fall on a Sunday. And the plan would save money by making interest calculations much easier. Aside from centuries of convention, I can’t image what would stand in Henry’s way!

  2. science

    news

    tech

    design

  1. architecture

    interiors

    design

  1. theblackworkshop:

Dormitory Facility at the New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego
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    theblackworkshop:

    Dormitory Facility at the New School of Architecture and Design in San Diego

  2. architecture

    design

    building

  1. fastcompany: What If You Died At 38 But No One Found You For 3 Years?   An absorbing new companion website to a documentary about Joyce Vincent asks uncomfortable questions about life, death, and loneliness. View in High-Res

    fastcompany: What If You Died At 38 But No One Found You For 3 Years? An absorbing new companion website to a documentary about Joyce Vincent asks uncomfortable questions about life, death, and loneliness.

  2. death

    life

    dreams of a life

    websites

    design

  1. thoughtyoushouldseethis: Cute project from Google Creative Lab artist, Aaron Koblin (he of The Johnny Cash Project and The Wilderness Downtown.) This is personal work, commissioned by auto insurer, Progressive and created in conjunction with bitforms gallery and Mr.Doob. Simply go to TheSingleLaneSuperHighway and contribute a drawing of a car (spinning wheels are included.) The supporting idea: to “reflect the personal bond people have with their automobiles.” Not sure how many people jump to thinking about stinky cheese when considering their relationship with their car, but hey, whatever floats your, er, boat. View in High-Res

    thoughtyoushouldseethis: Cute project from Google Creative Lab artist, Aaron Koblin (he of The Johnny Cash Project and The Wilderness Downtown.) This is personal work, commissioned by auto insurer, Progressive and created in conjunction with bitforms gallery and Mr.Doob. Simply go to TheSingleLaneSuperHighway and contribute a drawing of a car (spinning wheels are included.) The supporting idea: to “reflect the personal bond people have with their automobiles.” Not sure how many people jump to thinking about stinky cheese when considering their relationship with their car, but hey, whatever floats your, er, boat.

  2. Aaron Koblin

    interactive art

    design

    Progressive

    sponsored art

    drawing

    cars

  1. Since the letters on some of my keys are rubbed out (I’m such a hard worker!), I might order these. — Tanya
laughingsquid:

Cute Picture Alphabet Keyboard Stickers by Chris DeLorenzo
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    Since the letters on some of my keys are rubbed out (I’m such a hard worker!), I might order these. — Tanya

    laughingsquid:

    Cute Picture Alphabet Keyboard Stickers by Chris DeLorenzo

    (Source: curiositycounts)

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    illustration

    artists

    remix

    computers

  1. When Kavellaris Urban Design was retained to produce a modern house for a historic Victorian neighborhood in Melbourne, Australia, the architects sought a unique solution to integrating the new home into its old-world environs. Instead of mimicking the  surrounding buildings in form, the team decided on a perforated front  panel etched with the image of a Victorian facade.
(via Innovative Residences You Need to Know Right Now: Part One - Innovation Week 2011 - Curbed National) View in High-Res

    When Kavellaris Urban Design was retained to produce a modern house for a historic Victorian neighborhood in Melbourne, Australia, the architects sought a unique solution to integrating the new home into its old-world environs. Instead of mimicking the surrounding buildings in form, the team decided on a perforated front panel etched with the image of a Victorian facade.

    (via Innovative Residences You Need to Know Right Now: Part One - Innovation Week 2011 - Curbed National)

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    architecture