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The Outdoor Office

Monday October 05, 2015

Mondays might feel a little less Monday-ish if we worked in one of these outdoor office spaces.

Graphic Design for the Space Age

Monday September 28, 2015

NASA’s original 1976 style guide is getting the reissue treatment – and it’s a thing of bureaucratic beauty.

The Arcade Briefcase

Thursday September 24, 2015

This portable arcade game emulator from Swedish designer Love Hultén is surely the classiest way to destroy your brain cells.

The Globe Makers

Thursday September 17, 2015

"Google Maps might inform, but a globe inspires." So says the founder of the last hand-made globe company still in business – and after watching this short film, we're inclined to believe him.

Treehouse Tea House

Tuesday September 15, 2015

Perched on top of two chestnut trees, the architectural influence behind this odd looking tea house is as much Dr Seuss as it is ancient Japanese.

Soviet Bus Stops

Monday September 14, 2015

The Soviet Union may have failed, but thankfully their glorious bus stops are still around.

Ever wanted to live in a flying saucer-shaped house on top of a volcano? If you’re prepared to move to the Mojave Desert in California, you just might be able to.

Brutalist Sandcastles

Sunday September 06, 2015

Calvin Selbert is breathing life into two disparate art forms: building sandcastles, and brutalist architecture. And his creations are making us seriously want to hit the beach.

The Sand Clock

Tuesday August 25, 2015

It’s been a while since we used sand to measure the passing of time. This clock takes us back to our granular, time-telling roots.

The Floating School

Saturday August 22, 2015

If this waterborne school in Nigeria is any guide, floating buildings could be the wave of the future (if the future is the dystopian Waterworld we so fear).

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