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Before 1978, newspapers were made by people who had to cast each word in molten hot lead. This is how it was done.

365 Spoons in 365 Days

Thursday December 13, 2018

Designer Stian Korntved Ruud set himself a challenge: to carve a spoon a day for a year. His collection is a thing of arty, soup slurping beauty.

'It's a Gas!', a new book from Gestalten, highlights the hidden wonders of service station architecture.

The Company We Keep

Monday December 10, 2018

Take a behind-the-scenes look at some seriously Smithy brands, from modern whisky distillers to accidental hip-hop icons, leathergoods start-ups and more.

Living in the Trees

Thursday December 06, 2018

With its own wood-fired hot tub and skate bowl, Foster Huntington’s Cinder Cone might be the most awesome treehouse this side of Endor.

Things could have looked very different for New York City’s famous park, had this recently unearthed design gotten the go ahead 160 years ago.

Turning Art into Video Games

Friday November 09, 2018

Critics have long debated whether video games can truly be considered art. By combining a Mondrian painting with Pong, this programmer has answered the question once and for all. 

The Rolling Homes That Almost Were

Monday November 05, 2018

Back in the 1930s, these ball-shaped buildings almost gave new meaning to the phrase 'moving house'.

Animated Japanese Wood Joinery GIFs

Thursday November 01, 2018

Could these be the most deeply relaxing GIFs on the internet? 

Ever wondered what a letter from Nikola Tesla would look like? Or what kind of stationery Kate Bush used? Wonder no more, with this archive of famous people's letterheads.

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