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5 Ingenious Award-Winning Designs

5 Ingenious Award-Winning Designs

From a wearable tech device that tracks your moods to a poetic memorial for victims of terrorism, these five award-winning products and projects mix ingenuity with humanity.

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3 Innovative Desk Systems from Orgatec

3 Innovative Desk Systems from Orgatec

Office workspace options abound at Orgatec, the biennial contract furniture fair on now in Cologne, Germany. Here we explore three new desk systems – by Fantoni, Haworth and Koleksiyon – that exemplify the changing ways we work.

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9 days ago

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Architecture

Edmonton’s Smart New Library

Edmonton’s Smart New Library

The Highlands Branch Library in Edmonton, designed by Copenhagen-based Schmidt Hammer Lassen, welcomes visitors with an inviting facade that’s open to the neighbourhood in all directions.

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The Eiffel Tower Unveils First-Floor Revamp

The Eiffel Tower Unveils First-Floor Revamp

Paris firm Moatti Rivière refashions three pavilions, and adds interactive exhibits and sustainable features to improve the workings of the Eiffel Tower’s first floor without marring its iconic looks.

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14 days ago

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Interiors

Phillip Lim’s Elegant and Minimal NoHo Shop

Phillip Lim’s Elegant and Minimal NoHo Shop

In one of New York’s most fashionable neighbourhoods, the design firm Campaign creates a luxurious retail space that reflects the clothing label’s muted palette and casual elegance.

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The Bold West-Coast Interiors of Barbara Bestor

The Bold West-Coast Interiors of Barbara Bestor

The Los Angeles architect has been creating one stunning interior after another – from her Beats By Dre and Nasty Gal headquarters to dazzling retail, restaurant and residential spaces.

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Curiosity

Off-the-Grid Toilets for Developing Countries

Off-the-Grid Toilets for Developing Countries

These solar-powered sanitation systems – championed by Bill and Melinda Gates’s Reinvent the Toilet Challenge – promise to solve one of the greatest dilemmas for infrastructure-challenged regions such as India.

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18 hours ago

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Spooky Skulls Through Design History

Spooky Skulls Through Design History

Ghoulish reminder of death, meet edgy pillowcase. In time for Halloween, we trace the skull’s journey from memento mori to Alexander McQueen clutches and Studio Job wallpaper.

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