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Superbeauty

Essay on the revival of beauty in 21st-century design.

in Dezeen

Neville Brody is new head of communication design at Royal College of Art

Dezeenwire: graphic designer Neville Brody has been appointed head of the department of communication art & design at the Royal College of Art in London. See below for more info.

in Experience Matters

Inspired by our CMVPs

Last week a very special group of people accompanied our executive team to Las Vegas for a few days of fun and relaxation.

in thinkvitamin

Amazing tool for CSS3 graceful degradation: http://modernizr.com #tv

Amazing tool for CSS3 graceful degradation: http://modernizr.com #tv

in magCulture

Professor Brody

Neville Brody has been appointed Head of the Department of Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art, starting 1 January 2011. Full details here.

in Dezeen

House of Spread by FORM/Kouichi Kimura

Japanese studio FORM/Kouichi Kimura have completed a house in Shiga, Japan, that spreads out from a central courtyard.

in Fontblog

MoMA »kauft« @-Zeichen

Wie das New Yorker Museum of Modern Art heute in seinen Hausmitteilungen Inside/Out berichtet, hat die Abteilung Architecture and Design das @-Zeichen in seine Sammlung aufgenommen.

in swissmiss

NYC Polaroid Project

Andrew Faris takes pictures of NYC with his Polaroid Camera. I am glad he shares them on nycpp.com .

in swissmiss

Chatroulette Piano Man – Live!

Folds Does Merton live before an audience at the Fillmore in Charlotte, North Carolina on March 20th, 2010.
(thank you jens)

in swissmiss

banana on wheels

I heart Marc John’s sense of humor.

in Boagworld

Why I don’t get SEO

I don't get why people invest in SEO. I am not trying to start an argument. I just want to explain my doubts so somebody can correct me.

in Dezeen

The Rock Paper Scissors Playing Glove by Steve Hoefer

San Francisco designer Steve Hoefer has designed a glove that plays Rock Paper Scissors with its wearer.

in swissmiss

Interview over on Spark cbc.ca

Nora Young of Spark, a show by Radio Canada, interviewed me last week on my Extreme Name Crowdsourcing Experiment.

in swissmiss

@ at MoMA

MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design has acquired the @ symbol into its collection.
Read the interesting write-up by Paola Antonelli over on the MoMA Blog.

in Dezeen

Tamina Thermal Baths by Smolenicky & Partner

Smolenicky & Partner Architektur of Zurich have completed thermal baths featuring oval apertures between tall wooden columns at Bad Ragaz, Switzerland.

in Dezeen

Dezeenjobs: latest jobs update

Scroll down for all the latest from our recruitment site Dezeenjobs, including positions with MAD in Beijing, Arik Levy in Paris, and Vitra and Dezeen in London.

in Dezeen

MoMA acquires @

Dezeenwire: the Museum of Modern Art in New York has taken the @ symbol into its collection - MoMA

in magCulture

Creative Review redesigned

Here’s a quick peek at the new-look Creative Review.

Redesigned by art director Paul Pensom with typographic support from Paul Barnes, the April issue measures 250 x 250mm – slightly smaller th

in Fontblog

Popikonen: The Who »I’m Free«

Die neu Reihe »Popikonen« erzählt persönliche Erinnerungen an Popsongs, die musikalisch und visuell Maßstäbe setzten (angeregt durch Radio Eins’ »Bermudadreieck – Versunkene

in Fontblog

Gute Laune beim TYPO-Gewinnspiel

Noch herrscht gute Laune beim TYPO-Gewinnspiel – jedenfalls sprechen die eingereichten Fotos dafür. Ich hoffe, dass es so bleibt.

in Dezeen

Vue by fuseproject and Issey Miyake

Yves Béhar of San Francisco design studio fuseproject has collaborated with Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake to design a watch where the hour markers fade in and out of view.

in Dr. Web

Auch das gehört zur Usability - Farben fürs Webdesign (Teil 2)

-->Ähnlich wie bei Werbegrafiken ist bei der Gestaltung einer Website ganz besonders auf die Wirkung der Farben zu achten.

in Six Revisions

10 Ways Designers Can Earn More from Projects

These ten approaches to per-project earnings could help you boost total revenue and profits.

in Slashdot

Flaw In Emergency Response System May Have Killed Hundreds

Hugh Pickens writes "The Telegraph reports that a flaw in the way emergency response software was set up to handle Category A responses in Great Britain may have cost hundreds of lives over the past t

in Slashdot

Multicore Requires OS Rework, Windows Expert Says

alphadogg writes "With chip makers continuing to increase the number of cores they include on each new generation of their processors, perhaps it's time to rethink the basic architecture of today's op

in Slashdot

Medical Professionals Aren't Leaping For E-Medicine

theodp writes "Despite all the stimulus money being directed toward developing electronic medical records, surprisingly few doctors, hospitals and insurers are using Google Health and other sites like

in Slashdot

If ET Calls, Who Speaks For Humanity?

EagleHasLanded writes "Who speaks for humankind if ET calls on us? Paul Davies, chairman of the SETI Post-Detection Taskgroup, is a likely ambassador.

in Slashdot

India First To Build a Supersonic Cruise Missile

An anonymous reader writes with this excerpt: "India successfully tested Sunday a 'maneuverable' version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile which it has jointly developed with Russia, news repor

in Slashdot

What Is Holding Back the Paperless Office?

Drethon writes "CNN has an article (are we up to the millionth article on this topic?) asking if the paperless office has arrived.

in Slashdot

Russian ASCII Art Animated Cat From 1968

harrymcc writes "Forty-two years ago, Russian scientists created an impressive sequence of a cat walking about — and it was all the more impressive given that the 'CGI' involved rendering hundre

in Slashdot

Switzerland Passes Violent Games Ban

BanjoTed writes with a followup to news from February that the Swiss government was pursuing a ban on violent video games.

in Slashdot

Bad BitDefender Update Clobbers Windows PCs

alphadogg writes "Users of the BitDefender antivirus software started flooding the company's support forums Saturday, apparently after a faulty antivirus update caused 64-bit Windows machines to stop

in Slashdot

Google Hands Out Web Security Scanner

An anonymous reader writes "Apparently feeling generous this week, Google has released for free another of their internally developed tools: this time, a nifty web security scanner dubbed skipfish.

in Slashdot

Chinese Researcher Says US Power Grid Is Vulnerable, Strategist Overreacts

An anonymous reader writes with a story about Wang Jianwei, a grad student in China who recently released a paper detailing a vulnerability in the US power grid.

in Slashdot

Need Help Salvaging Data From an Old Xenix System

Milo_Mindbender writes "I've recently gotten ahold of an old Altos 586 Xenix system (a late '80s Microsoft flavor of Unix) that has one of the first multi-user BBS systems in the US on it, and I want

in Slashdot

US Law Firms Targeted By Cyberscams

Hugh Pickens writes "The San Francisco Chronicle reports that last year a Long Beach law firm received an e-mail from a Hong Kong businessman seeking help collecting debts from American customers.

in Slashdot

Server Room Smells Can Be an Early Warning

Barence writes "As embarrassing as it may seem, an eggy smell in a server room needn't mean broaching the delicate subject of hygiene with a colleague.

in Slashdot

Anti-Gamer South Australian Attorney General Quits

dogbolter writes "South Australian Attorney General, Michael Atkinson, infamous for the banning of R18+ rated games and the censoring of political comment in Australia, has quit.

in Dezeen

House Antero de Quental by Manuel Maia Gomes

Photographer Fernando Guerra has sent us his photographs of a spiral staircase lined with bookcases by Portuguese architect Manuel Maia Gomes.

in thinkvitamin

Last chance to grab tickets for tomorrow's CSS3 Online Conference: http://carsonified.com/online-conferences/css3 #tv

Last chance to grab tickets for tomorrow's CSS3 Online Conference: http://carsonified.com/online-conferences/css3

in Dezeen

Livraria de Vila by Isay Weinfeld Arquitecto

Livraria de Vila is a bookshop in São Paulo with a store-front made of revolving bookcases, designed by Brazilian studio Isay Weinfeld Arquitecto.

in thinkvitamin

In case you hadn't heard, Google Apps Marketplace launched: http://bit.ly/d3ebUN #tv

In case you hadn't heard, Google Apps Marketplace launched: http://bit.ly/d3ebUN #tv

in Six Revisions

How to Create Inset Typography with CSS3

In this tutorial, we'll create inset type, a popular text treatment, using CSS. We'll do all of this in less than ten lines of CSS.

in Dezeen

Grasshopper by Wieki Somers for Tectona

Since spring is on the way, here’s a range of metal garden furniture designed by Dutch designer Wieki Somers for French brand Tectona.

in Dezeen

Double House by Tsuyoshi Kawata

Architect Tsuyoshi Kawata of Japanese studio Tonoma has completed a house in Hyōgo, Japan, that’s divided in two by a narrow strip of garden.

in Slashdot

Mozilla Plans Fix For Critical Firefox Vulnerability In Next Release

Trailrunner7 writes "A month after an advisory was published detailing a new vulnerability in Firefox, Mozilla said it has received exploit code for the flaw and is planning to patch the weakness on M

in Slashdot

IRS Security Faults Leave Taxpayer Data At Risk

coondoggie writes "In this tax season, when billions of dollars and tons of personal information is relayed to and from the government, it's more than disconcerting to hear that the Internal Revenue S

in Slashdot

Madoff's Programmers Indicted

jason8 writes with news that two programmers who worked at Bernie Madoff's investment firm have now been indicted on charges of 'conspiracy, falsifying records of a broker-dealer and falsifying record

in Slashdot

Naming and Shaming "Bad" ISPs

An anonymous reader writes "Brian Krebs takes a provocative look at ISP reputations, collecting data from 10 different sources that track 'badness' from a multitude of angles, from phishing to malware

in Slashdot

Business-Suitable Document Authentication System?

ram.loss writes "The company I work for has decided to go paperless for all memos and internal correspondence.

in Slashdot

Internet Explorer 9 Will Not Support Windows XP

MojoKid writes "As it turns out, news this week is that the same features that made IE9's hardware-acceleration possible probably aren't compatible with Windows XP.

in Slashdot

Autoscanning The Names People Choose For Their Wireless APs

MichaelSmith writes "I code on the tram, going to and from work and I noticed that there are a lot of wifi access points along the way.

in Slashdot

Every British Citizen To Have a Personal Webpage

Hugh Pickens writes "The Telegraph reports that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is about to announce that within a year everyone in Great Britain will be given a personalized webpage for accessing

in Slashdot

Mozilla Labs To Bring Address Book To Firefox

suraj.sun writes with this excerpt from Ars Technica: "Mozilla has announced the availability of an experimental new add-on for Firefox that is designed to import information about the user's contacts

in Slashdot

5 Reasons Tablets Suck, and You Won't Buy One

Crazzaper writes "When the iPad launched, a lot of people who didn't care about tablets came out to bash Apple's new device.

in Slashdot

Memorizing Language / Spelling Techniques?

NotesSensei writes "My kids are learning Chinese in school. While the grammar is drop-dead simple, writing is a challenge since there is no relation between sound and shape of the characters.

in Slashdot

Sci-Fi Writer Peter Watts Convicted of Assault

SJrX writes "CBC news is reporting that Peter Watts has indeed been convicted of Assaulting border guards, (discussed here).

in Slashdot

Baffled By the Obsession With Pretend-Business Games

theodp writes "Newsweek's Daniel Lyons confesses to being mystified by all the people tending to their virtual farms and virtual pets on Facebook.

in Slashdot

Canada's Top Court Quashes Child Porn Warrant

m.ducharme writes "The CBC is reporting that the Supreme Court of Canada has handed down a decision quashing a search warrant used to obtain the computer of a man accused of possession of child porn.