in Design Observer: Main Posts

Bent by the Sun

What a longtime American-born resident of Japan has learned about his adopted country's ancient practice of sustainability.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Delta Urbanism and New Orleans: Before

On Places, an excerpt from Delta Urbanism: New Orleans, geographer Richard Campanella's account of the ongoing environmental and political struggles of post-Katrina New Orleans — and why a gr

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Design Blogs: The Vacuum of Enthusiasm

I want to give full credit to the men and women who were there first, and established some of the most popular, provocative and adorable blogs. But now the launch moment is over. 

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Trans Siberia

On Places, selected images from Trans Siberia, the new exhibition at Columbia's Studio-X New York, focusing on the administrative buildings of the Communist party in the former Soviet Union and

in Design Observer: Main Posts

One World Futbol

Report on One World Futbol produced by Hope Is a Game-Changer.

in You the Designer

33 Examples of Inspiring Website Footer Designs

The footer in a web design appears at the bottom of a page and is often ignored since the content is the main focus.

in Fontblog

Typo-Spickzettel für wichtige Sonderzeichen [Update]

Weil der Vorrat unserer lehrreichen Mouse-Pads langsam zu Neige geht, haben wir unser gebündeltes Wissen in eine neue Form gegossen.

in Experience Matters

A Week in the life of a CM Intern

Emily Bontje | Critical Mass Calgary
I have learned more in the past 10 weeks as a Critical Mass intern than I have learned in 4 years of university. This is not your typical internship.

in Warpspire

What’s your focus?

Every great website has a focus. If you can’t summarize the purpose of your website into one sentence, ten words or less — your idea will almost certainly fail.

in swissmiss

Sleep Box

After a rough night with little swissmister, I am dreaming of a Sleep Box (and a nanny that comes with it to take care of the little man while I take a nap).

(thank you Karen)

in thinkvitamin

Episode #5 of Think Vitamin Radio is in the can. This week we talk about the good and the bad of sharing on the web! Out Thursda

Episode #5 of Think Vitamin Radio is in the can. This week we talk about the good and the bad of sharing on the web! Out Thursday.

in Dezeen

University of Liverpool Heating Infrastructure by Levitt Bernstein

London office Levitt Bernstein have completed an energy centre for the University of Liverpool in the UK, clad in diamond-shaped aluminium scales.

in swissmiss


Packrati.us follows your twitter feed, and whenever a status you tweet or re-tweet contains URLs, it gets added to your delicious.com bookmarks.

in swissmiss

Barack Obama + ‘awesome things’

US president Barack Obama looking at ‘awesome things’. Made me chuckle.

in swissmiss

In praise of nothingness

Excellent entry over at Bobulate on being busy: In praise of nothingness

in swissmiss

Obsessive Consumption

I was given the book called Obsessive Consumption by Kate Bingaman-Burt and while I enjoyed the illustrations, I didn’t really know what to make of it at first.

in magCulture


Claire Beale gets excited about augmented reality in the Independent.
Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter defends the printed magazine: ‘You could argue that the magazine is as brilliant an invention

in swissmiss

Garage Door Photo Tarpaulins

Garage Door Photo Tarpaulins. Yep, made me smile.
(thank you jon)

in Dezeen

111 Navy Chair by Emeco

More ice: aluminium furniture brand Emeco will launch a new version of its iconic Navy Chair in Milan next month, made of recycled plastic Coca-Cola bottles.

in thinkvitamin

http://postageapp.com/ looks interesting. A hassle free way to send email from your web app. PHP and Rails plugins, Python soon

http://postageapp.com/ looks interesting. A hassle free way to send email from your web app. PHP and Rails plugins, Python soon I hope?

in Dezeen

Key projects by SANAA

Here’s a selection of projects by Japanese architects SANAA, who have been named 2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureates (see our earlier story).

in Web Designer Wall

Word-Wrap: Force Text to Wrap

Today I’m going to talk about a rarely used but extremely useful CSS property, the word-wrap.

in Dezeen

Cornered by James Laurie

London designer James Laurie has cut the top of a drinking glass into a point so that it can be used to trap spiders in the corner of a room.

in Dezeen

Dezeenjobs: latest jobs update

Scroll down for all the latest from our recruitment site Dezeenjobs, including positions with Schmidt Hammer Lassen in Aarhus, Amanda Levete Architects and BarberOsgerby in London, plus this is the

in thinkvitamin

HTML5 Online Conference topics (14 days away): Geolocation, Local Storage, Canvas, Video, Forms, Web Sockets +more http://cot.a

HTML5 Online Conference topics (14 days away): Geolocation, Local Storage, Canvas, Video, Forms, Web Sockets +more http://cot.ag/98lHd5

in Fontblog

Telefónica O₂ Germany repariert FONIC-Logo

Der Offenbacher Webentwickler Markus Tacker wunderte sich am 1.

in Dezeen

Ice House Detroit by Gregory Holm and Matthew Radune

Ice House Detroit is an abandoned suburban home in Detroit covered in ice by photographer Gregory Holm and architect Matthew Radune.

in Six Revisions

Coding a Clean and Professional Web Design

In this web development tutorial, you will learn how to code a clean and professional web page template from a Photoshop.

in Dr. Web

Einfach köstlich - 6 Tipps für gut gemachtes Gastro-Webdesign

-->Obwohl es selbst in jeder x-beliebigen Kleinstadt eine Riesenauswahl an Restaurants gibt, sind wirklich gute Lokale nicht so dicht gesät.

in thinkvitamin

Worth a read: "Single-Line vs Multi-Line CSS + TextMate tips" http://ntrn.cc/aVddmp (via @NeutronUK) #tv

Worth a read: "Single-Line vs Multi-Line CSS + TextMate tips" http://ntrn.cc/aVddmp (via @NeutronUK)

in magCulture

All change

As you can see, the first stages in the promised development of the site have been launched.

in Fontblog

Popikonen (2): Fleetwood Mac: »Oh Well«

»Popikonen« im Fontblog: persönliche Erinnerungen an Popsongs, die musikalisch und oft auch visuell Maßstäbe setzten (angeregt durch Radio Eins’ »Bermudadreieck – Versunkene Son

in Slashdot

Rapidshare Trying To Convert Pirates Into Customers

An anonymous reader writes with this excerpt from TorrentFreak:
"The file-hosting service Rapidshare is seeking major entertainment industry partners for an online store [to which links containing inf

in Slashdot

Why Some Devs Can't Wait For NoSQL To Die

theodp writes "Ted Dziuba can't wait for NoSQL to die. Developing your app for Google-sized scale, says Dziuba, is a waste of your time. Not to mention there is no way you will get it right.

in Slashdot

Are Consoles Holding Back PC Gaming?

An anonymous reader writes "Despite all the excitement over Nvidia's upcoming Fermi GPU, there is still a distinct lack of DirectX 11 games on the market.

in Slashdot

Microsoft Lost Search War By Ignoring the Long Tail

Art3x writes "When developing search engine technology, Microsoft focused on returning good results for popular queries but ignored the minor ones.

in Slashdot

Security Holes Found In "Smart" Meters

Hugh Pickens writes "In the US alone, more than 8 million smart meters, designed to help deliver electricity more efficiently and to measure power consumption in real time, have been deployed by elect

in Slashdot

Chinese Root Server Shut Down After DNS Problem

itwbennett writes "After a networking error first reported on Wednesday last week caused computers in Chile and the US to come under the control of a system that censors the Internet in China, the 'ro

in Slashdot

Newcastle Maker Faire 2010

krou writes "The BBC covered the most recent Newcastle Maker Faire, an event which Slashdot first covered last year.

in Slashdot

Slimming Down a Supercomputer

1sockchuck writes "Happy Feet animator Dr. D Studios has packed a large amount of supercomputing power into a smaller package in its new render farm in Sydney, Australia.

in Slashdot

Hubble Builds 3D Dark Matter Map

astroengine writes "Dark matter can't be spotted directly because it doesn't interact with electromagnetic radiation (i.e. it doesn't emit any radiation and reflects no light).

in Slashdot

Battlefield Earth Screenwriter Accepts Razzie

An anonymous reader writes "The New York Post has a story about J.D. Shapiro, and his gracious acceptance of a Razzie award for writing Battlefield Earth.

in Slashdot

Do Car Safety Problems Come From Outer Space?

Hugh Pickens writes "As electronic devices are made to perform more and more functions on smaller circuit chips, the systems become more sensitive and vulnerable to corruption from single event upsets

in Slashdot

Best Way To Land Entry-Level Job?

chemicaldave writes "I'm graduating this May and have been seeking a programming position for months. It seems that the biggest hurdle to landing an interview is getting past the doorman that is HR.

in Slashdot

BBC Activates DRM For Its iPlayer Content

oik writes "The BBC has quietly added DRM to its iPlayer content. This breaks support for things like the XBMC plugin as well as other non-approved third-party players.

in Slashdot

The Technology Behind Formula 1 Racing

swandives writes "The Australian Grand Prix F1 event is being held in Melbourne this weekend (27-28 March) and Computerworld Australia has interviewed the technology teams for BMW Sauber, McLaren Raci

in Slashdot

The Economics of Perfect Software

An anonymous reader writes "This article takes the interesting perspective that leaving bugs in software is good — little ones, at least.

in Dezeen

House in Bizan by Shuichiro Yoshida

Japanese architect Schuichiro Yoshida have renovated the ground floor of a two-storey house in Tokushima, Japan, demolishing everything except the columns and foundations while leaving the upper floo

in Ace Jet 170

Who is Bernard Voïta?

Martin from A Sound Awareness dropped me a line recently which made me go digging around his very interesting blog. And I stumbled across these images by Bernard Voïta.

in Dezeen

SANAA win Pritzker Prize

Dezeenwire: Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA have been chosen as the 2010 Laureates of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the prize’s website has announced.
Related st

in Dezeen

The Beginning of Product Mutation by Wannayos Boonperm

Kingston University graduate Wannayos Boonperm has made a series of objects by splicing together familiar household and office products, including this combined watering can and telephone (above).

in Six Revisions

Breathtaking Examples of Long Exposure Photography

There are different styles of photography that can capture the beauty of life around us.

in Dezeen

Askur Picnic Basket by FærID

Designers FærID of Iceland exhibited a picnic set made of birch with a plaited leather strap at DesignMarch in Reykjavík last week.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Today, 03.27.10

Each morning, before starting work, I spend 30 minutes looking for images that are beautiful, funny, absurd and inspiring. Here's TODAY.

in Dezeen

Ladder by Itay Laniado

Israeli designer Itay Laniado has designed a collapsible ladder held together by a strap under tension.

in Design By Grid

Creative Review

in Six Revisions

Winners of TemplateWire Web Templates

Announcement of the winners of the web templates from the TemplateWire giveaway.

in Dezeen

Johnson Chapel by Butler Rogers Baskett

New York office Butler Rogers Baskett Architects have been awarded an AIA New York 2010 Design Award for their renovation of a chapel at a New York school.

in Slashdot

Beijing Sweetens Rubbish With Giant Deodorant Guns

An anonymous reader writes "Beijing plans to install 100 deodorant guns at a landfill site on the edge of the city in the hopes that it will dampen complaints about the capital's rubbish crisis.The gi