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Mad Men, Parks and Rec, Brooklyn 99 and more get the 3D floor plan treatment.

After a huge misunderstanding, plans to build this massive Frank Lloyd Wright chapel were scrapped. Now a Spanish architect is breathing new life into them.

The Graphic Design of Old Batteries

Monday February 06, 2017

Here's that blog about old batteries you didn't ask for.

Building nerds rejoice! You can now study architecture at Harvard University, for free, and from the comfort of your laptop (or mobile phone). Here’s what the course looks like.

The Most Colourful Job in Afghanistan

Wednesday February 01, 2017

Meet the artisans charged with keeping the Great Mosque of Afghanistan this eye-wateringly colourful.

Forget that luthier’s apprenticeship you've been eying off: these tinkerers will show you how to make a guitar out of nearly anything.

Flat Earth Theory

Sunday January 15, 2017

This Japanese map of the Earth – which turns from a sphere to a pyramid to a 2D map without distortions – might be the best one yet.

Retro Maps of Modern Cities

Wednesday January 04, 2017

Lost? These retro-style maps by graphic designer Hubert Roguski won’t help. But they sure look good.

It’s the moment we've all been waiting for: the 2016 award for best bank note of the year is about to be announced. Will upstart Columbia snatch the prize? Can New Zealand snare their second victory in a row? Is any of this real? 

Take Shelter: Designing for Crises

Thursday December 29, 2016

What happens when you ask artists and designers to get creative with housing the world's 65 million displaced people?

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