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Vitra Unveils Bold New Colors For Aluminum Eames Chair

Longtime purveyor of furniture innovations from Charles and Ray Eames, Vitra reimagines the iconic Eames Aluminum Group of chairs with a collection of contemporary color offerings. Originally commissioned as an outdoor chair, this range has been a staple among office furniture for decades mixing both comfort and elegance. Now various models from the Aluminum Group [...]

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The Starship Enterprise Looks Great Decked Out In Midcentury Design

Subterranean captains’ chairs, rounded counters for flight monitoring, perfect pastels in the crew’s uniforms: Midcentury Herman Miller and Eames furnishings look awesome on the Starship Enterprise. Take a minute to check out these throwback posters and you’ll be daydreaming of Captain Kirk shaking you an out-of-this-world gin martini. [MattWileyArt via Retroist] Read more… Continue Reading [...]

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China Just Commissioned the World’s Fastest Elevators

Today, the Japanese tech giant Hitachi announced a contract to build two of the fastest elevator in the world for a forthcoming skyscraper in China. Seems innocuous enough, right? But buried within the press release are a few fascinating details that illustrate how China’s skyscraper boom is affecting the global economy—including the fact that it [...]

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The Man Who Designed Verdana and Georgia Describes a Life Making Fonts

Read a magazine, book or website and you’ll see the product of Matthew Carter’s labors all over it—because he’s the guy who designed hundreds of fonts, including Verdana and Georgia. In this video, he describes the interaction between technology and design in the creation of typefaces. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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This Twisting Mirror Bridge Reflects Every Detail of a Shanghai Street

UNStudio has created a beautifully constructed archway that brightens up the retail sphere of Xintiandi Mall in China. Because it’s lined with mirrors, you can track your movements from beginning to end and watch your surroundings skip playfully across the different planes of the mall’s entrance. It’s like walking down the inside of a wormhole—except [...]

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Former Nike Design Director Launches CYLO to Redefine Urban Bike Design

With performance and style in mind, former Nike Design Director Eric Duvauchelle launched CYLO to fill a void in the biking market. Offering a refreshing silhouette, CYLO designed a bike that’s simple and elegant yet functional. “Our mission is to build beautiful bicycles that you can simply jump on and ride without having to think,” [...]

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