Charles and Ray Eames revolutionized furniture design more than 50 years ago, when they pioneered a technique for molding and pressing plywood to create gorgeous, curvaceous chairs and tables previously thought impossible.
Inflate, a UK-based inflatable-architecture firm, has extended its business into the United States, which is fantastic news for those of you sick of partying at the same old crappy watering hole: Now, you can throw together your own chic little bar anytime, anywhere, just by blowing it up.
Oh, hacked Microsoft Kinect: is there anything you can't do? The latest escalation in the dataviz-enhanced-music-video arms race comes from a band called Moullinex, which used Kinect, Processing, and a few other tricks to create the music video that flickers between sketchy, almost hand-drawn-looking animation and pulsating synthetic patterns.
We're still savoring Green Bay's victory in Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers (sorry Steeler fans). So we're pretty thrilled to bring you today's infographic of the day, a stunning new poster by Chartball which summarizes the Packers's miraculous season.
Simply put, we can't think of anything that's been left out here:
Technology helps you have what you need with you at all times. Computer, phone, iPod, keys, wallet, e-book? By now, all of these items can fit in a small bag (or maybe even a pocket of some XL pants).
Wires and "workstations" are outdated; we know that electronics don't need to be stationed at your desk, locked in a maze of wires. They're tools to be kept in your pocket or your handbag, whether your goal is to answer an email, or read a 1,000 page book.
Baby Einstein may be a load of crap, but that doesn't mean you can't use design to smarten up your kids when they're a bit older.
After three years studying aging and design, architect Matthias Hollwich uncovered a disturbing truth. "Age discrimination is really prevalent in our society," he says.