London City Island Developer Ballymore: ‘We’ll put Docklands on Arts Map

🕒 24/08/2016

Property developer Ballymore has vowed to “bring the arts to a new audience” by creating a number of dedicated performance spaces in a multi-million-pound Docklands housing project. London City Island is a 12-acre residential development of 1,700 properties under construction on the Leamouth Peninsula in east London.

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Elephant Grounds Coffee Shop, Hong Kong, China

🕒 24/08/2016

The latest to join Star Street’s picturesque village of small, interesting cafés, home goods stores, and fashion boutiques, is gourmet coffee roaster Elephant Grounds. Located opposite a small public plaza, the café has been designed by newly founded studio JJA/Bespoke Architecture.

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Monash University Delivers a New Design Showpiece

🕒 23/08/2016

Monash University's Clayton Campus has had cause to become a regular on Urban Melbourne owing to the volume of new buildings delivered across the sprawling campus over the past five years, and the calibre of design associated with these recent additions. The latest addition was revealed yesterday with $45 million seeded to create a new performance centre.

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Wearable “Button” for Carers to find Wandering Dementia Patients

🕒 22/08/2016

London-based Mettle Studio has created Proximity Button a new wearable device which gives people with dementia independence, and allows their carers to know if they are within a designated safe area.

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Design: The Non-Rational Accelerator

🕒 22/08/2016

Design exists in the non-rational. It proposes according to who we are, what we want and what we need. Leading organisations realise this and embrace the non-rational.

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The Next Billion Dollars: Considering the Value of Design

🕒 22/08/2016

Classically design has been valued in terms of resource costs. This might make sense at a project level, it is less relevant in enterprise wide design. The transformation of design from the design department to the boardroom means different thinking, different concepts and different measures of value.

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Enterprise Wide Design: A Cultural Shift DRIVENxDESIGN

🕒 22/08/2016

A cultural shift is occurring around design. In leading organisations design has moved out of the department and into the boardroom and is driving strategy at the very top of the level of the organisation. This transformation is Enterprise Wide Design.

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London's Devonshire Club Brings old-school Character to the City

🕒 17/08/2016

The City of London tends towards the lacklustre when it comes to trendy culture. But with conspicuous luxurience flowing everywhere, it makes sense that a new members club would be a perfect fit. The Devonshire Club – opened in June – brings a characteristic midcentury touch to the opulent extravagance.

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Logitech’s Pop is the Solution for Smart Home Chaos

🕒 17/08/2016

Smart home technology offers a lot of potential to make things generally easier, but in practice, it can add a lot of complexity and confusion to a person’s life. Logitech’s new Pop Home Switch tries to reverse the trend, delivery light-switch level simplicity for even the most sophisticated smart home setup.

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Look Inside Wicker Park's New Boutique Hotel

🕒 17/08/2016

The folks behind the long-in-development Robey Hotel in Wicker Park announced this week that reservations are now open, and it looks like they’ve also finally cracked the curtain on what guests can expect to see.

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You Won't Believe What BuzzFeed's New Office Looks Like

🕒 17/08/2016

More than 79 million people read BuzzFeed every month and the media company has built an empire on OMG-Cute-Fail-WTF moments that give bored desk jockeys some reprieve from their menial jobs. Predictably, its new office in New York City reflects the editorial content that's carried the brand — memes, emojis, '90s pop culture, food porn, and then some.

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Frog Designs A Life-Saving MRI Machine For Newborns

🕒 17/08/2016

Aspect Imaging, in partnership with the design consultancy Frog, has created a new MRI machine designed with newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of hospitals in mind. Because the system can safely be placed inside the NICU, the new machine dramatically decreases the time and preparation involved in a typical MRI.

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The Casper Dog Mattress

🕒 17/08/2016

110 protoypes, 460 hours of lab testing and 11 months of sleep studies later, Casper is ready to starting shipping out dog beds. The mail order mattress startup now offers its service to canine companions for $125 a pop.

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7 Wearable Breakthroughs To Watch For In Rio

🕒 17/08/2016

Team USA has a technological and design edge when it comes to the Games: Their athletes tend to have the best and most innovative gear first. Keep your eyes peeled for these innovative items.

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Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects' Sawtooth Design Wins Finsbury Leisure Centre Competition

🕒 16/08/2016

The Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) Competitions division and Islington Council have announced that Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects has been selected as the winners of a design competition for the new Finsbury Leisure Centre at St Luke's Area in South Islington, London.

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Adobe Design Rebrand

🕒 16/08/2016

For over 10 years, the organization had been called Adobe Experience Design (not to be confused with the Adobe product offering by the same name). While they loved their original identity, they believed it was time to streamline the name and align with industry standards.

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Wallpaper* Bar + Kitchen, London

🕒 15/08/2016

Great design, tasty food, unimpeachable style, and tireless champion of the fabulous stuff have long been hallmarks of the Wallpaper* world. The only question is why it’s taken them this long to open their own bar and kitchen.

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Why is Health Care Design so Terrible?

🕒 15/08/2016

Health care consumers pay a lot of money for bad design. It's time for the device and drug companies to stop. Reports Joyce Lee MD, MPH, Robert P. Kelch MD Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School, physician, designer, and researcher.

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Cradles Your Device with Logitech K780 Keyboard by Feiz Dessign Studio

🕒 15/08/2016

Over decades, the keyboard has remained fairly unchanged beyond technical specifications: the switch from wired to wireless, and from mechanical switches to membrane pressure pads (R.I.P. clickety-clack keyboards). Feiz Design Studio of Amsterdam and Logitech recognizes how and when we use keyboards has evolved, redesigning the keyboard to better reflect the needs and functions of mobile computing.

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Edtech is the new Fintech

🕒 13/08/2016

Fintech is a factor of the fourth industrial revolution that has completely taken the world by storm and forever revolutionized how we bank. But many believe it is still in its infancy, with figures suggesting the same: global investment peaked at $5.3 billion in the first quarter of this year — a whopping 67 percent over the same period last year.

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New Opportunity for Artists and Designers to Animate Public Space

🕒 12/08/2016

The City is calling for Expressions of Interest for Site Works: Creative City hoardings program where successful designs will be re-created as large scale ‘hoardings’. The ten successful applicants will each receive a total of $12,400 for their design.

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Could NYC's Aging World's Fair Relic Be The Next High Line?

🕒 12/08/2016

The New York State Pavilion presides over Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York, like an alien spaceship that's touched down and since been abandoned. The whole structure, while instantly recognizable to locals, is rather mysterious.

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Spring Street Salt Shed - Dattner Architects

🕒 12/08/2016

Rising nearly 70 feet along the Hudson River at the intersection of Canal Street and West Street, this highly visible structure will house 5,000 tons of salt.

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Premier Inn, Knowsley Place - cjct studios

🕒 12/08/2016

Bury’s Premier Inn, an iconic yet affordable hotel, is located at the gateway into Ask Development’s Knowsley Place regeneration scheme. Designed in close consultation with Whitbread’s development team, the BREEAM Very Good building provides 115 rooms over 5 floors – an additional room per floor above the Premier Inn standard layout.

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Bates Smart to Refurbish Melbourne’s 1928 T&G Building

🕒 11/08/2016

Bates Smart’s design for the refurbishment of Melbourne’s 1928 T&G building at the “Paris end” of Collins Street has been revealed. Renovations of the National Trust-listed building include a new dual entrance, which will give occupiers the option of using the original entry on Collins Street or the newly pedestrianized laneway, Ramsden Place, which connects to Flinders Lane.

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We Gave Our Community the Keys To Our Twitter Account

🕒 11/08/2016

In February 2016, Buffer was gearing up for launching Respond, our new tool to provide great social media customer service. They mapped out marketing plans, collaborated with engineers and product managers, and gave six volunteers full access to our @buffer Twitter account.

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Designs Revealed: Sydney Opera House 'upgrade’

🕒 11/08/2016

The NSW government has revealed working designs for a comprehensive upgrade of the World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House, originally designed by 2003 Pritzker Prize Laureate Jørn Utzon.

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Sydney Opera House gets $202m renovation in first big facelift since 1973

🕒 11/08/2016

Multimillion-dollar upgrades to the Sydney Opera House will make the concert hall “inside as extraordinary and as amazing as it is from the outside”, the artistic director and chief conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra has said.

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$4.2B of design recognised at the 2016 Sydney Design Awards

🕒 11/08/2016

$4.2 billion of designed projects have been announced as winners in this year’s Sydney Design Awards. 

“This year’s Sydney Design Awards demonstrates just how important design is to the Sydney economy with projects totalling more than $4.2 billion recognised,” Sydney Design Awards and THE DESIGN 100 Founder Mark Bergin said.

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Bronte, London, UK

🕒 10/08/2016

Despite its landmark status, Trafalgar Square and its surrounding echelons inspire few Londoners as a dining destination. The arrival of Bronte on The Strand, however, signals a positive change. The multi-room restaurant is divided into two dining areas, the Pantry (offering breakfast), and the abundantly green Conservatory, with each space home to a distinct personality.

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Former Facebook engineers launch Fabric - an Automated Personal Journal

🕒 10/08/2016

Technology has made it simple to record and archive our digital memories through posts, snapshots, videos and more, but it can sometimes be a struggle to surface our past – our memories, activities and other experiences – in an easily accessible way. A new mobile application called Fabric, built by two former Facebook engineers, aims to solve that problem.

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What it took to Launch Publican Tavern at O’Hare Airport

🕒 10/08/2016

It took the seasoned pros at One Off Hospitality Group almost three years to get Publican Tavern, the new offshoot of their beloved West Loop meatery, off the ground at O’Hare International Airport. The project, now open in Terminal 3, presented challenges that wouldn’t even cross the minds of most restaurateurs.

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Victoria's First Vertical School to Rise in South Melbourne

🕒 10/08/2016

Set to open in 2018, the construction for Victoria's first vertical school has begun with the Premier, Minister for Education James Merlino and local member Martin Foley turning the first sod of soil and launching a new state government authority that will oversee building of new, and upgrade of existing local schools and early childhood centres.

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An App For Making Government Workers Happier

🕒 10/08/2016

The mission of Federal Occupational Health, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, is to promote the health and well-being of federal employees. To achieve this goal, FOH turned to Brave UX, a boutique agency based in Washington, D.C. Like the FOH, the Brave UX team was well-versed in understanding complex data.

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The Loop's Giant New Revival Food Hall Ready To Open

🕒 10/08/2016

Revival, the giant food hall that's going to change loop lunching forever is finally just about ready to open. The hall is scheduled to open within the next couple of weeks, Chicagoist got a sneak peek and it's looking great.

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Fossil’s new Android Wear Smartwatches are up for Pre-order

🕒 9/08/2016

Late last year, Fossil went all in with a slew of new devices, including an Android Wear smartwatch, a sort of combo watch/fitness tracker (a la Martian) and a pair of shiny wristbands. This March, it followed up with two new takes on its Android Wear offering, the Q Wander and Q Marshal, both of which offered smaller footprints than their predecessor, the Q Founder.

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Sydney Architecture Festival 2016

🕒 9/08/2016

2016 is the tenth birthday of the Sydney Architecture Festival. For ten years the Festival has celebrated design, architecture and the built environment through events, talks, tours and exhibitions, and aims to connect people to place by transforming their experience of architecture and design.

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Building Blocks: Striking Structures around the Globe

🕒 9/08/2016

Wallpaper* 2016 edit of the most striking structures around the globe including AKDA’s House X, the New museum for Western Australia, National Museum Szczecin and The Orchid in Singapore.

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3 Myths About the Future of UX

🕒 9/08/2016

At Unity, a company that makes the fundamental technologies behind games like Pokémon Go and Google’s upcoming Daydream virtual reality headsets, Greg Madison works in the Labs division, where he experiments with the virtual and augmented interfaces of tomorrow.

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Sydney Metro reveals it's seventh station designed by Hassell

🕒 8/08/2016

Sydney Metro has unveiled the seventh of eight train station designs by Hassell for Sydney Metro Northwest, leaving just one to be revealed. Rouse Hill station is one of two elevated stations on the train line and will sit more than 12 metres above the ground as part of the 4-kilometre sky train.

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Farm from a Box - Community Farming Reinvented

🕒 8/08/2016

Farm from a Box provides communities with the tools required to grow their own food and earn an income. Built from a modified shipping container, each unit contains a complete ecosystem of smart farm technologies to enhance agricultural productivity; from renewable power and micro-drip irrigation, to Information and Communications Technology.

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9 Ways Tim Cook Has Transformed Apple

🕒 8/08/2016

Since Steve Jobs appointed Cook CEO in 2011, Apple’s revenue has tripled - and more than a billion people now use its products. Fact is, you can apply the line to many of the things that Cook has done to make Apple as powerful, profitable, and vibrant as it is.

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Apple 2 Campus Headed Toward Completion

🕒 8/08/2016

Foster + Partners' Apple 2 Campus is racing towards its December 2016 completion date. The exterior of the spaceship-like main building is nearly finished, with many of the campus' other buildings, such as the auditorium, the research & development center and the 100,000 square foot corporate fitness center, also approaching full realization.

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Samsung v. Apple Amicus Brief - Required Reading For Designers

🕒 5/08/2016

After years of arguments, the Samsung v. Apple case has finally reached the U.S. Supreme Court. At stake is hundreds of millions of dollars awarded to Apple by lower courts over Samsung's alleged theft of the iPhone's patented design features. Now, over 100 designers and educators have filed an amicus brief, coming out in support of Apple's stance that Samsung should be forced to give up all of its profits from iPhone-infringing designs.

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The Everyday Carry of an Architect: David Galullo of Rapt Studio

🕒 5/08/2016

David serves as CEO and Executive Creative Director of Rapt Studio, an adventurous design collective that focuses on a range of creative ventures in both San Francisco and Los Angeles. He reveals what's he carries as an architect.

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The Best Instagram Accounts to Follow for Design

🕒 5/08/2016

In need of fresh inspiration? Co.Design's writers and editors have selected their favourite design-themed Instagram accounts, capturing everything from the heady nostalgia of the Eames era to the endearingly esoteric (and moderately NSFW) neon illustrations of Laura Callaghan.

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Harvey Nichols' Flagship Store gets a sparkling revamp

🕒 5/08/2016

The newly refurbished beauty and accessories department, located on the ground floor of the Knightsbridge flagship store, has been designed and decked out to delight the senses (further features and areas are set to be revealed in September and November 2016).

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Marks Barfield Architects-designed BA i360 opens in Brighton

🕒 4/08/2016

Following an eleven year gestation, Brighton’s i360 tower designed by David Marks and Julia Barfield of Marks Barfield Architects has finally opened its spectacular viewing pod to the public.

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Design Luminaries Come Out to Protect Design Patent Rights

🕒 4/08/2016

In an unprecedented move, over 100 design luminaries – including Rams himself, Louis Vuitton artistic director Nicolas Ghesquière, Sir Terence Conran, Lord Norman Foster, Jasper Morrison and Sir Paul Smith – have come together to pledge their support to design and its protection.

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N.Y.C.'s Next Great Cultural Destination: A Shape-Shifting Building

🕒 3/08/2016

Like many of the experimental architects in the 1960s, Cedric Price had ideas so radical that they were destined to the confines of sketchbook pages and treatises. One such proposal is the "Fun Palace," a shape-shifting theatre that reconfigures itself based on real-time data it collects on the preferences of people flowing thorough the space.

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