Hotel brand Yotel have opened a flagship branch in New York’s Times Square, where visitors check in at computerised kiosks while their luggage is stored or retrieved by a giant robotic arm. London architects Softroom and New York studio Rockwell Group collaborated on the building, which follows a chain of airport hotels that combine [...]
Thomas Lockwood proposes the Design Mix, a set of principles that define how design adds value to business.
Have you noticed how similar some products are becoming? A Tesla and a Lotus, that’s an easy one. But I’m talking about the similarities between seemingly disparate objects, like an Audi car and Oakley sunglasses, a 3M [...]
In the summer 2011 the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), together with the students at the University of Stuttgart have realized a temporary, bionic research pavilion made of wood. The project explores the transfer to architecture of biological principles of the sea urchin’s plate skeleton [...]
On November 5th, my heart will have been beating for a remarkable 25 years. That’s a quarter of a century — big deal right? So for this birthday I wanted to celebrate by doing something big, much bigger than myself.
Here’s my big birthday request: rather than directly giving me gifts this year, I’m asking [...]
Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery.
Prezi co-founder, Adam Somlai-Fischer, is an internationally renowned architect [...]
Before the days of computers and digital type, letterforms were drawn by hand, cut into wood, and printed onto paper on grand machines: a process known as letterpress printing.
Wood type was for larger sizes than its metal counterpart, and therefore leant itself to display faces in an arms-race-style battle of typographic one-upmanship. Posters using [...]
Beijing, January 09, 2011 – MAD today unveiled their new museum for Chinese wood sculptures in Harbin. As the main city of Northern China, Harbin is in the process of defining itself as a regional hub for the arts at a time when the historic city is rapidly expanding.
Inspired by the unique local [...]
What comes to mind when you hear the name Leica? I posed this question to about two dozen professional photographers and they enthusiastically responded: “prestige,” “precision,” “craftsmanship,” “envy,” “excellence,” “perfection,” “tool of the masters,” and even “lust.” To this glorious praise I would add: quintessential.
There is no shortage of precision camera manufacturers on the [...]
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