This week on Dezeen: fashion designer Stella McCartney revealed her kit designs for British athletes competing at this year's Olympics, while a new logo for the Tokyo 2020 games was finally selected after the original design was ditched. (more…)
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Runner is a plugin for the design tool Sketch. It lets you use your keyboard to run commands and order about other plugins. For example, by typing “vertical” into Runner then you can vertically align text much faster than moving your mouse to the button and clicking it.
I've seen some folks describe Runner as if it's Sketch's version of Spotlight or Alfred, as effectively their goals are one and the same: to speed up and organize your workflow. In the video below I briefly go over how Runner might speed up the design process:
Once you've downloaded it, you can start Runner inside Sketch by hitting
' and then tab to move through each section, like Export or Run.
If you're interested in finding more plugins to tie into Runner, there's an official list of all the Sketch plugins available.
Geometric screens based on flag designs flank the windows of this former marine base in Amsterdam, which Bureau SLA has converted into offices to mark the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union (+ slideshow). (more…)
Monday, April 25, 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
Design studio We Like Today has unveiled plans to "revive and repopulate" an area of Brighton and Hove's sea front, with a brightly coloured scheme made from a series of hut-like structures (+ slideshow). (more…)
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The idea is this: Negotiate a flat price with a few hospitals to cover surgery, physical therapy and certain other treatments. Companies save money and hospitals gain patients.
MVRDV replaces Chanel store's traditional facade with glass bricks that are "stronger than concrete"
MVRDV has used a pioneering glass technology to replace the brick facade of a former townhouse in Amsterdam with a transparent replica, more suited to the building's new use as a Chanel boutique. (more…)
More and more of our experience online is personalized. Search engines, news outlets and social media sites have become quite smart at giving us what we want. Perhaps Ali, one of the hundreds of people I've interviewed about our emotional attachment to technology, put it best: "Netflix's recommendations have become so right for me that even though I know it's an algorithm, it feels like a friend."
Personalization algorithms can shape what you discover, where you focus attention, and even who you interact with online. When these algorithms work well, they can feel like a friend. At the same time, personalization doesn't feel all that personal. There can be an uncomfortable disconnect when we see an ad that doesn't match our expectations.
Monday, April 18, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
Renee Montagne talks with N.C. House Democrat Larry Bell about a call from a constituent that's made Bell rethink his "yes" vote in support of the state's controversial transgender bathroom measure.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Milan 2016: in this exclusive Dezeen movie, London designer Lee Broom explains the concept behind his "blink and you'll miss it" travelling exhibition in the back of a delivery van, which arrived in Milan on Monday (+ movie). (more…)
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Monday, April 4, 2016
What happens when law enforcement is frustrated by encryption that's run by private citizens? In one Tor volunteer's case, they showed up with a warrant and asked for computer passwords.
Sunday, April 3, 2016
This clothing concept designed by technology and design company Artefact allows gamers to have "the most immersive virtual reality experience" by using an inbuilt computer, battery and sensors (+ slideshow). (more…)