Category Archives: CULTURE

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The New Moleskine Café is the Ultimate Design Sketching and Coffee Destination

3 days ago

Used by engineers and designers in nearly every corner of the product design and development industry, the humble Moleskine notebook is often the starting point for hatching the next great…

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Traditional Japanese Toy Craftsman Masaaki Hiroi Keeps His Craft Alive at Age 80

4 days ago

At age 80, fourth generation Japanese toymaker Masaaki Hiroi still cranks out classic wood toys from his workshop where he has spent a lifetime mastering his craft. While many might…

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Today is the Last Day to Support the First Feature Documentary About Dieter Rams

1 week ago

Having raised nearly $275,000 over the past month, filmmaker Gary Hustwit has already shot past his $200,000 crowdfunding goal to make RAMS, the first feature documentary about Dieter Rams. For…

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Google Now Lets You Explore Art and Design History in VR with New Arts & Culture App

1 week ago

As if Google hasn’t already done enough to streamline how we get our information, the company’s Cultural Institute just did for art and design what Google Streetview did for maps….

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Candylab Launches New Collection of Handmade Midcentury Americana Wood Toys

1 week ago

Having born a toy company out of his living room with the desire to revive the “glamorous ’60s American modernist vibe and carve it into awesome contemporary wood toy designs”…

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How Gold Can Be Extracted From Your Old Junk Electronics in Your Own Backyard

2 weeks ago

While Apple may be spending millions on advanced recycling robots that can disassemble iPhones and recover valuable metals for reuse, those who are motivated enough can recover their own metals…

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This Breakfast Machine Wakes You Up with Eggs, Toast, Coffee and a Newspaper

4 weeks ago

Despite being one of the most celebrated meals of the day, few people ever really have the time to make a full breakfast before running out the door. Unsurprisingly, this…

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This ‘How To Be an Industrial Designer’ Parody Sums Up Life as an ID Student

4 weeks ago

In case you weren’t keeping track, yesterday was World Industrial Design Day (which is different from the relatively new US-based National Industrial Design Day on March 5th) and what better…

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Gary Hustwit is Making the First Feature Documentary About Dieter Rams

1 month ago

As the creator of design documentaries Helvetica, Objectified, and Urbanized, filmmaker Gary Hustwit has made a name for himself by opening up the worlds of graphic, industrial and urban design…