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What if a bridge could also be a community center? That’s what architect Sunggi Park envisioned in his Harvard thesis project “Re-configurable Infrastructure,” which just got a special mention in the annual d3 Unbuilt Visions competition — an annual celebration of visionary and theoretical architecture across the world. Using the Queensboro Bridge as an example, […]

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The nightmare of 42nd street is far too large a beast to be tamed by any mortal architect, but the Vision42 project is at least trying to come up with some imaginative ways to make it a more hospitable place. Vision42 asked “architects, planners, and urban designers from around the world to develop creative proposals for […]

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In the event that Idiocracy‘s predictions come true and water becomes less common than sports drinks or soda, artist Helmut Smits has us covered. His latest sculptural installation is a machine that converts Coca-Cola into water. With help from the Synthetic Organic Chemistry Group, Smits collaborated on the seemingly useless machine with Martien Würdemann. The machine is gorgeous […]

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These adorable sysadmin posters dug up by Redditor evandena remind you of all the things you should know. Get a better password. Information is valuable and stuff. Back-up your shit already. Why are we even having this conversation? C:/DOS vintage graphics though, oomph. (Images: Reddit) […]

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Danish architectural group BIG has proposed an unusual design for “Zootopia,” which will replace the current zoo in Givskud, Denmark. Their concept is to hide humans from the animals, while allowing a more interactive and intimate viewing experience than is usually available to zoo goers. Zootopia will have three areas — representing Asia, Africa and “America.” A four […]

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Last month, New York State Education Department approved a new degree at NYU‘s Tisch School of the Arts through the NYU Game Center. The school will soon be accepting applicants for a new Bachelor of Fine Arts in Video Game Design. Game Center will accept 20 students into the program in January 2015 and a freshman class of […]

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“Disobedient Objects” is the first exhibition of its kind to focus on the role of objects in social movements. Currently on view in London, the show addresses the drive of “design ingenuity and collective creativity” motivated by activism, defying “standard definitions of art and design.” From a Suffragette tea service to protest robots, this exhibition […]

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Director, actor, writer, musician and transcendental meditation enthusiast David Lynch has added another title to his extensive bio — women’s sportswear designer, of sorts. The David Lynch Foundation has collaborated with the US brand Live the Process on a few items in “limited-edition David Lynch Floral.” Behold: the David Lynch Corset Bra $105 (also available in “Scoop” for $155) and the David Lynch […]

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In these 1952 propaganda posters we see the now-defunct Detroit manufacturer Bohn Aluminum and Brass Corporation try to convince their employees that their unionizing was the beginnings of the country’s fall to communism. Their eerie disembodied hands (perhaps, the invisible hand of the market?) are juxtaposed with equally creepy, bad puns. A caption near a chessboard […]

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Journalist Esther Honig sent an unedited photo of herself to 25 graphic designers around the world, with the instructions “make me beautiful.” The resulting series, Before & After, is both moving and humorous in its representations of beauty ideals embodied by these designers of varying ability. You only need to look at the American image […]

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