Students from Sweden's Umeå Institute of Design have created a minimal, low-cost earthquake alarm that is also a source of calm during non-destructive incidents. Read more

Terra alarm by Umeå Institute of Design

Students from Sweden’s Umeå Institute of Design have created a minimal, low-cost earthquake alarm that is also a source of calm during non-destructive incidents. Read more

Shanghai-based studio ATAH's arts centre in the Chinese city of Shaoxing is a glazed cylinder intersected by a spiralling walkway that doubles as a stage. Read more

Shanghai-based studio ATAH’s arts centre in the Chinese city of Shaoxing is a glazed cylinder intersected by a spiralling walkway that doubles as a stage. Read more

Made From Vantablack and Meteorite: LUCY by Ore

One ring connected to the cosmos Made with Vantablack (the pigment so dark, it traps 99.96% of incoming light), meteorite and gold-plated microcircuitry, LUCY is much more than any other super-polished,…

One ring connected to the cosmos Made with Vantablack (the pigment so dark, it traps 99.96% of incoming light), meteorite and gold-plated microcircuitry, LUCY is much more than any other super-polished, sphere-shaped ring. Each ring is connected to its wearer’s own white dwarf star and vibrates when that star reaches its zenith. The “magical ceremony” (happening multiple times a week) encourages the wearer to pause, center and …

Pyer Moss Archive Flag Badge Long-Sleeve Polo

Pyer Moss founder and designer Kerby Jean-Raymond impressed many with the debut of his first collection for Reebok earlier this year. Known as “American, Also,” the line—which draws inspiration from the…

Pyer Moss founder and designer Kerby Jean-Raymond impressed many with the debut of his first collection for Reebok earlier this year. Known as “American, Also,” the line—which draws inspiration from the story of 19th century black cowboys—is now available. With the embroidered “Flag Badge” on the front, Jean-Raymond alludes to this western theme. With the snap-closures on the wrists and the refined, streetwear cut, he demonstrates …

This rentable treehouse by designer Will Beilharz perches above a creek in Texas, and connects to a bathhouse via a suspension bridge. Read more

This rentable treehouse by designer Will Beilharz perches above a creek in Texas, and connects to a bathhouse via a suspension bridge. Read more

In a new video, architect and design Thomas Heatherwick takes us inside the design process for the instantly recognizable Magis Spun chair, designed in 2010. It’s been used in indoor…

In a new video, architect and design Thomas Heatherwick takes us inside the design process for the instantly recognizable Magis Spun chair, designed in 2010. It’s been used in indoor and outdoor public spaces, office projects, and more and has

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Dezeen promotion: this year's The Salon Art + Design fair in New York City will take place 8-12 November 2018, and Dezeen readers can receive a discounted rate on day…

Dezeen promotion: this year’s The Salon Art + Design fair in New York City will take place 8-12 November 2018, and Dezeen readers can receive a discounted rate on day passes. Read more

Together with co-curators Make Architects and the Sir John Soane’s Museum, the World Architecture Festival has named the winners of the second Architecture Drawing Prize. Among this year’s commended entries,…

Together with co-curators Make Architects and the Sir John Soane’s Museum, the World Architecture Festival has named the winners of the second Architecture Drawing Prize. Among this year’s commended entries, Toronto architect Reza Aliabadi was honoured for the second year

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Leonardo da Vinci’s Ultra-Rare Eye Condition

According to new research, Leonardo da Vinci’s ability to understand distance and depth is the result of an ultra-rare eye condition known as exotropia. This condition turns one pupil outward,…

According to new research, Leonardo da Vinci’s ability to understand distance and depth is the result of an ultra-rare eye condition known as exotropia. This condition turns one pupil outward, limiting the traditional understanding of depth when looking at things—which essentially would have turned the world around da Vinci into a flat canvas. This unique perspective, the new study claims, made it easier for the …