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What Makes This Special-Edition VW From the '90s Look So Cool?
According to the fashion industry, it's all about colorblocking and maximal minimalism.
March 09, 2017
San Francisco, California
Arion Press and M & H Type
Fonts are born and bred here at the oldest letterpress type foundry in the U.S.
Added by Marcin Wichary
After a Heated Response, the City of Vancouver Is Reconsidering Its New Logo
"I can't imagine anyone getting [this logo] tattooed on their body," one designer fumed.
March 01, 2017
Help This Computer Program Draw the World's Freakiest Felines
This is what happens when you tell an AI bot that everything is cats.
February 22, 2017
Taller d'Oleguer Junyent (Oleguer Junyent's Workshop)
The studio of Catalonia's most famous theatrical designer remains exactly as he left it.
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Los Angeles, California
Japanese Garden at the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant
This traditional garden in the San Fernando Valley doubled for Star Fleet Academy, and is irrigated entirely by wastewater.
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The World's Most Beautiful and Unusual Chess Sets
Pieces so pretty you won’t mind losing.
January 12, 2017
The Failed Attempt to Market Sweet-Smelling Cigarettes to Women
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November 22, 2016
How a Father And Son Helped Create Weather Forecasting as We Know It
Without Jack and Vilhelm Bjerknes, and two world wars, we might not know if it's going to rain tomorrow.
November 22, 2016
Peeling Back the History of Soviet Wallpaper
What do the walls of abandoned Soviet-era apartments look like?
November 11, 2016
Why Don't They Make Alarms Like This Anymore?
They are pretty cool-looking.
November 08, 2016
Panic in Comfort With the Modern Safe Room
The ultra-secure spaces designed for waiting out an emergency.
November 04, 2016
How Man Caves Took Over America's Basements
The male ego found a room of his own.
November 02, 2016
Voting Booths Were a Radical 19th Century Reform to Stop Election Fraud
An idea imported from Australia, they helped enable the "secret" part of secret ballots.
November 01, 2016
The Victorian Era's Strange Love of Disembodied Hands
Inside a very particular time period's fascination with human appendages.
October 24, 2016
The Dazzling Designs for a New York That Never Existed
From skyscraper bridges to glass domes, an intoxicating glimpse at how New York might have looked.
October 21, 2016
Why the Hallmark Card Company Owns Thousands of Priceless Artworks
Exploring the modern art collection at Hallmark HQ in Kansas City.
September 30, 2016
This 1967 experiment in modular architecture was designed to be a new model for urban living.
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