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The Ultimate DIY-ers: If You Build It…

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Letters and Numbers by 36 Illustrators Come to Life in Alphabetical Animations by Albert Oriol

The popular 36 Days of Type challenge (previously) is an annual open call for designers, illustrators, and artists to bring the alphabet and numbers one through nine to life. For its sixth year, Barcelona-based motion designer Albert Oriol collaborated with … Continue reading

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Mirrored Ceilings and Criss-Crossed Stairwells Give a Chinese Bookstore the Feeling of an M.C. Escher Woodcut

Zhongshuge bookstores, designed by Shangai-based architecture firm X+Living, feature incredible rooms coveted by book and illusion lovers alike. Each location in this chain of Chinese bookstores has uniquely designed spaces with reflective elements that immerse guests in parallel environments. In the … Continue reading

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The Square Wave Kinetic Sculpture Forms Complex Geometric Patterns as it Spins

A recently launched Kickstarter campaign introduces a five-dimensional sculpture said to be inspired by mathematics and the Fibonacci sequence. Square Wave, the first in a collection from artist Ivan Black (previously) and Atellani, is an object constructed out of 21 precisely bent and connected metal … Continue reading

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Adorable, Self-Sustaining Micro-Home Finds A Resting Spot In NYC’s Time Square – DesignTAXI.com

The egg-shaped capsule lets you live on the go without leaving a carbon footprint. The egg-shaped ‘Ecocapsule’ has trotted countrysides, clifftops, and more since 2015, but there’s one place it hasn’t touched: the US. Thankfully, the self-sustainable environmentally-friendly home is … Continue reading

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How to convert a Van in to an Off-Grid Camper in 17 Days!

Nate Murphy Published on 16 Sep 2016 Get the Van Conversion Guide; https://goo.gl/b4AqsX I tried to make the video that I would have loved to be able to watch when I was starting to create my van.. I hope it … Continue reading

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Fasten Seat Belt Sign Not Included: New Furniture Designed Using Retired Aircraft Parts by Plane Industries

In 2016, Plane Industries (formerly Fallen Furniture) debuted a massive chair made using a reclaimed cowling from a Boeing 737 airplane engine. Over the last three years, the small UK-based company has continued to expand their array of furnishings and … Continue reading

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Researchers Have Figured Out a Way to Move 25 Tons of Stone by Hand

Ever wonder how ancient civilizations built giant monuments without machines? These researchers may have cracked the code. option that comes to mind. But, if we consider massive monuments like the Moai on Easter Island, there must’ve been some way that … Continue reading

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A 3D-Printed Press Brings Printmaking to the People

Last year, Martin Schneider rolled out the Open Press Project, which provided printing plans for the world’s first fully functional 3D-printed printmaking press, and was downloaded by more than 12,000 people. As a follow-up to that successful open-source endeavor, Schneider is … Continue reading

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Biomimicry is more than just good design.

In this Our Changing Climate environmental video essay, I look at biomimicry. Specifically how biomimicry can not only lead to nature-inspired design for architecture and materials, but also for better relationships, activism, and communities. I draw upon adrienne maree brown’s … Continue reading

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