Digital twin startup aims to map the planet’s metros

When people talk about digital twin, it’s usually in the context of a single product or building. But Michael Jansen’s ambition is to digitally replicate the entire world, or at…

When people talk about digital twin, it’s usually in the context of a single product or building. But Michael Jansen’s ambition is to digitally replicate the entire world, or at the very least every smart city.

Jansen is Chairman and CEO of Chicago-based Cityzenith, whose Smart World suite of 5D software platforms map and visualize data provided by metropolises to an intuitive real-time 3D simulation.






Louis Cole: Doing The Things (Short Song)

Instantly recognizable as a Louis Cole bop, the delightful “Doing The Things (Short Song)” has just been released—and is also a teaser for the upcoming Live Sesh and Xtra Songs EP,…

Instantly recognizable as a Louis Cole bop, the delightful “Doing The Things (Short Song)” has just been released—and is also a teaser for the upcoming Live Sesh and Xtra Songs EP, which is due out on 5 April. Melting together funk, pop and so much more, the track is off-kilter in the best possible way. The LA-based singer/songwriter/producer and multi-instrumentalist is also heading out on tour—from …

Designer Tom Dixon is opening a restaurant and showroom called The Manzoni in Milan, allowing his brand to "forget being temporary and build something permanent" in the city. Read more

Designer Tom Dixon is opening a restaurant and showroom called The Manzoni in Milan, allowing his brand to “forget being temporary and build something permanent” in the city. Read more

Plan for transformation of Lower Manhattan streetscapes unveiled

The Financial District Neighborhood Association (FDNA) released “Make Way for Lower Manhattan,” a multi-year report to provide a vision to transform the historic neighborhood and create safer and cleaner streets.

The Financial District Neighborhood Association (FDNA) released “Make Way for Lower Manhattan,” a multi-year report to provide a vision to transform the historic neighborhood and create safer and cleaner streets.






Chilean firm SAA Arquitectura + Territorio has used angled stilts that gradually increase in height to raise this seaside holiday home above its sloped site and offer occupants views of Chile's coast. Read more

Chilean firm SAA Arquitectura + Territorio has used angled stilts that gradually increase in height to raise this seaside holiday home above its sloped site and offer occupants views of Chile’s coast. Read more

Grohe unveils duo of 3D metal-printed taps

Dezeen promotion: German bathroom and kitchen manufacturer Grohe has used 3D printing to reimagine two of its popular tap styles. Read more

Dezeen promotion: German bathroom and kitchen manufacturer Grohe has used 3D printing to reimagine two of its popular tap styles. Read more

Singer, songwriter and arguably the inventor of rap Zephire “Andre” Williams—singer/songwriter and arguably the inventor of rap—has passed away in Chicago at 82 years old. Nicknamed Mr Rhythm, Williams worked…

Singer, songwriter and arguably the inventor of rap Zephire “Andre” Williams—singer/songwriter and arguably the inventor of rap—has passed away in Chicago at 82 years old. Nicknamed Mr Rhythm, Williams worked in the music industry in various positions since the 1950s, from procuring and developing new talent to songwriting and producing. He co-wrote “Shake Your Tail Feather,” produced for Parliament-Funkadelic, teamed up with the Dirtbombs—his desire …

Artisan Revere’s Chef Knife

Ultra-thin and resilient, this knife hit Kickstarter today Most chef’s knives boast weight and a menacing blade. Wielding one, with any sort of precise skill, can be a daunting task.…

Ultra-thin and resilient, this knife hit Kickstarter today Most chef’s knives boast weight and a menacing blade. Wielding one, with any sort of precise skill, can be a daunting task. There are plenty of low-level options with less weight and a less intense blade, but they often don’t last—or they aren’t aesthetically appealing. But Artisan Revere‘s chef knife, which hits Kickstarter today, is a lightweight …

An education centre shaped like a oversized neuron cell, designed by the late Will Alsop for his practice All Design, has opened at Centre of the Cell in Whitechapel, London.…

An education centre shaped like a oversized neuron cell, designed by the late Will Alsop for his practice All Design, has opened at Centre of the Cell in Whitechapel, London. Read more