Category: Design

  • From Dave Lynam’s post on the Bookmark OS blog: Google’s core business is still search. By neglecting UI and design for these products, Google corals user behavior into a “search-first” mentality. The more disorganized you become, the more reliant you become on search, and Google benefits. I’ve often heard people say they no longer use […]

  • Photos of the rare P-series iPhone prototypes running Acorn OS

    The iPhone has no doubt been a crazy success since the early days. But how did the iPhone end up being such a success? Speculation, rumors and the lack of a design-first company in the market left Apple wide-open to squeeze into a already crowding market of cell phones and catalyze the smartphone industry into […]

  • What is a sand dam and how do they work?

    A simple reinforced rubble cement wall can re-capture millions of gallons of water normally lost during the rain seasons in arid regions.

  • ‘Parasite’ house is a custom-built film set, designed by Bong Joon-Ho and Lee Ha-Jun

    The architect is fictional. But the genius was real. The fictional Namgoong Hyeonja house is actually a custom-built film set. Designed to be flooded, controlled lighting, trap doors and features custom designed furniture.

  • Syd Mead, designer and artist of future worlds, dies at 86

    Neil Genzlinger reporting for The New York Times: Syd Mead, a designer whose wide-ranging work included envisioning vehicles of the future as well as helping to shape the look of environments in movies like “Blade Runner,” “Tron” and “Aliens,” died on Monday at his home in Pasadena, Calif. He was 86. His spouse, Roger Servick, […]

  • Donald Judd’s Furniture

    Donald Judd’s Furniture

    Donald Judd, was a truly wonderful artist. He was a Texan, a self-proclaimed minimalist (many attribute the term’s ubiquity and elevated definition to his contributions). He was a pioneer in fabrication methods, a prolific furniture designer, and finally an architect. Judd once purchased a beautiful cast-iron, five-story building at 101 Spring Street, in New York […]

  • David Harbour’s Cozy Reconstructed New York Loft

    Juliet Izon for Architectural Digest writes: Then, after about three years of searching, he came across a space in the Nolita neighborhood that he describes as an uncut gem. “It didn’t look like much,” he says of the building, which was once a wagon wheel factory. “The floors were uneven, there was crappy drywall. There […]

  • Interfaces, People and Machines: Good Design Goes Beyond Just Good Looks

    Interface: people, machines, design, is a new show exhibiting at the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences in New South Wales, Australia. From the exhibition’s description: Interface: people, machines, design explores how design has been applied to information technology products; about how a handful of companies made complicated technology appealing and easy to use. What they […]

  • PlayStation Turns 25

    PlayStation Turns 25

    The single largest innovator in the video gaming space just turned 25 year old today. Before the PlayStation came around, controllers were bulky, console felt like outcasts in your entertainment center. Joysticks felt clumsy, games were mainly sold in cartridges. Sony brought a whole new edge to the at-home entertainment system market. From The Verge: […]

  • The Library That Almost Wasn’t, Hunters Point Community Library

    Libraries, all-too-frequently, are sadly neglected. They serve so many wonderful purposes. They are civil centers, repositories of information, waypoints of knowledge and are doorways to other worlds. What should be celebrated is often left to decay. Libraries for many, are their own personal Room of Requirement. In short, libraries are awesome. The Hunter’s Point Branch […]