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Made in the Future
Hardcore sci-fi writers, NASA researchers and even government policymakers are tasked with dreaming up the next century's goals for mankind, but cult design consulting firm IDEO wanted to explore a "not-so-distant" future from a designer's perspective...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video: NYC Taxi of Tomorrow
Fulfilling a lifelong dream, we recently hit the streets in a brand new NYC Taxi from Nissan. While getting angry looks from disgruntled potential passengers as we flew by (with our available light on) we had a great time checking out all the new...
DESIGN
Heineken Future Bottle Design Challenge 2013: Remix Our Future
Advertorial content: After the success of last year's inaugural bottle redesign challenge—which saw over 30,000 entries from more than 140 countries—Heineken today launches its second annual global bottle design competition. This year...
DESIGN
The Boswash Shareway
Last week in Istanbul a six month long discourse on the future of mobility in our megacities culminated an impressive showing of concepts from five international architecture firms visualizing their home cities in the year 2030. Organized as a competition...
DESIGN
Yes Future!
The thematic exhibition "Yes Future!" at this season's Maison et Objet show in Paris unveiled visionary novelties, and while browsing the show, it was obvious that environmental concern is currently one of the major motors of design. These five examples...
CULTURE
Mind the Future
If you've ever wondered about how machines become emotional, if you're curious about the rise of monocultures or if you were unaware that mounting transparency beckons the end of secrecy, Mind the Future is your guide to the 60 most important long...
DESIGN
Design Voices
In the new e-book "Design Voices," Dutch designer Maarten Baas points out that 20 years ago, "designing was quite anonymous as a profession." Now, not only has the importance of design become more visible outside of the creative industries, but...
CULTURE
Design Futures
Textile and design expert Bradley Quinn secures his place among authors on the pulse of technology and design with his new book, "Design Futures." The 240-page road map about design's immediate future, edifies communities from architects to budding...
DESIGN
Boom
What began as an innovative project for LGBT retirees seeking refuge from cookie-cutter approaches to conventional retirement has evolved into something much more ambitious. More than 100 acres in the Mojave Desert will soon be the site of a $250...
CULTURE
Kinetica Art Fair
At the entrance of the Kinetica Art Fair a confusing installation—a wall of brightly-lit exit signs—greets visitors. The exhibition gets no less paradoxical once you enter as life-like skeletons with crow skulls gesture and click their...
DESIGN
Transport
Designer Marc Newson's prolific body of work spans everyday objects to total luxury, all executed with the utmost attention to detail, form and function. The latest exhibit dedicated to his output focuses on designs related to mobility and human...
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