From Fallingwater to Farnsworth House, masterpieces of modern architecture get a colorful tribute.
Fashion blogger Leandra Medine, of ManRepeller.com, explains why fashion doesn’t have to be serious, how she initially started her blog to get a job and why there is no reason that brains and beauty can’t coexist.
The television counts among a handful of designs that most dramatically changed 20th-century society. As this illustrated poster by Reddit user CaptnChristiana visualizes, the design has evolved mightily since the boxy retro contraptions of yesteryear, like the Emyvisor and the Marconi. With flatscreens and high-definition displays that can seem crisper and more colorful than reality itself, 21st-century viewers are comparatively spoiled.
Humans and Emojis can coexist. See how.
Apple may have acquired Beats Music and Beats Electronics in May, but the new Beats by Dre headquarters in Culver City couldn’t be farther from the all-white aesthetic favored by Jonathan Ive and Steve Jobs or Norman Foster’s spaceship-in-the-garden landing soon in Cupertino. “We come from hip-hop, hardcore punk, and indie rock. Hype Williams to Paul Williams, Robert Mapplethorpe to Robert Kelly. How do you design for that without being cliché?” asks Luke Wood, cofounder of the company with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.
Motion Silhouette tells a story through its shadows.
Reading by flashlight when you’re supposed to be asleep is practically a rite of passage for kids. An adorable new children’s book celebrates that tradition.
I spy with my little eye…
Photograph by Gabrielle Revere.
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Following a redesign of the magazine last September, the New Yorker has today unveiled a new look for its website. NewYorker.com is now easier to read on smartphones, desktops, and tablets.
Although not anyone can be a designer, everyone who wants to can learn the elements of visual design: contrast, transparency, hierarchy, randomness, and so on. In fact, it doesn’t even take all that long. Just watch this 50-second video.
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