design
The Coolest Images in the Beautiful New Han Solo Book

If you’re looking for a 241-page, beautifully illustrated, expertly researched book chronicling the history of Han Solo, Star Wars Icons: Han Solo by Gina McIntyre is it. But that’s not all that makes the book so great. Read More >>

architecture
People Who Live in Glass Houses Near the Tate Modern Told to Stop Complaining and Wear Trousers

London's Tate Modern gallery has been told it may carry on letting visitors hang around its roof platforms and view the inner lives of neighbours, after a judge agreed that people who buy houses with massive floor-to-ceiling windows ought not to complain about people being able to see in. Read More >>

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That Time Apple’s Manufacturing Plans Got Screwed

For many years, “Designed by Apple in California” has been the closest most Apple products can come to claiming the “Made In U.S.A.” label. But in 2012, the company decided to assemble the Mac Pro in Texas. According to a new report, that plan got off to a rocky start because of a single tiny screw. Read More >>

architecture
HS2’s First London Building is a Mystery Cube

The only way we'll see inside this HS2 building is by either working for the company or relying on the breaking and entering skills of a dick on YouTube, as it's not a station. It won't sell coffee or pasties. It's a vent. A lovely new vent. Read More >>

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BMW Designs Extreme Outdoor Survivalist Caravan

This is a high concept caravan of the future as foreseen by BMW's Designworks team and The North Face, one which your dad will use to escape from the endless stresses of the divorce by parking up in various lay-bys around the country. Read More >>

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Water Firms Fight Fatbergs By Designing New Logo for Flushable Toilet Wipes

It feels like hardly a week goes by without a news story about a monstrous new fatberg being discovered in the sewers, clogging up the place with its mass of fat and wet wipes that people still flush away regularly. It's a pain for the water firms, and now they're planning on fighting back with the help of graphic design. Read More >>

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Twitter Mulls Redesign That Looks a Heck of a Lot Like Facebook, Just With More Neo-Nazis

Twitter will be rolling out beta updates including “conversational”-style speech bubbles and indented/color-coded replies based on whether you follow another user in the coming weeks, the Verge reported on Wednesday. Other features under consideration, but which will not be available in the forthcoming beta, include green-colored status availability icons that might indicate whether a user is online. Read More >>

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This Video Explains Everything You Need to Know About My Favourite Science Fiction Superstructure

Superstructures—giant, impossible machines or buildings, popular in science fiction, more or less impossible in reality—are the absolute best. They are my jam. The Dyson Sphere is the best one. Read More >>

computing
How Chip Makers Are Circumventing Moore’s Law to Build Super-Fast CPUs of Tomorrow

The elephant in the room has been, for a very long time, Moore’s Law—or really, its eventual end game. Intel co-founder Gordon Moore predicted in a 1965 paper that the number of transistors on a chip would double each year. More transistors mean more speed, and that steady increase has fuelled decades of computer progress. It is the traditional way CPU makers make their CPUs faster. But those advances in transistors are showing signs of slowing down. “That’s running out of steam,” said Natalie Jerger, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Toronto. Read More >>

design
Meet ‘Optician Sans,’ the Weird and Wonderful Font Inspired by Your Eye Exams

Before last month, you’d be hard-pressed to find the curiously shaped letters you’re asked to name from charts at your optometrist’s office in font lists in Word or Docs. But if you’re a typeface nerd who also appreciates mathematical precision, the newly minted “Optician Sans” is the font for you. Read More >>

environment
Stop Hating on Pantone’s New Colour of the Year

On Thursday, the Pantone Color Institute announced its new colour of the year. 2018, the year of ultra violet, will give way to 2019's year of living coral. And because the internet, people got angry. Read More >>

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New Tube Map Released With Terrifying Cover, Walking Distances

At first glance, we genuinely thought someone had left something NSFW in the racks of pocket-sized tube maps. Turns out it's just the new cover design: Read More >>

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This Video Explores Why the Star Trek Movie’s Enterprise Design is So Clever

I usually don’t give a lot of thought to ship designs in science fiction movies. My general assumption is that they exist to look cool, with function considered as a secondary problem if at all. Read More >>

laptops
Why Do Laptop Makers Have Such Terrible Websites

It’s Black Friday, and you have read all the great reviews, enjoyed the plentiful buyer’s guides, and now you’re ready to pull the trigger a freaking laptop. Only when you go to the website of Dell, HP, Lenovo, or nearly any other laptop maker, you find yourself in a hellscape. Read More >>

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Give Me This Adorable Case That Turns My Apple Watch Into an iPod

Of all the things you do with your iOS devices, listening to music is probably still one of the most common reasons you reach for them. The iPod isn’t dead; it just got lost in a sea of other features. But you could make it the star of the show again with this tiny case that (sort of) transforms your Apple Watch back into one of Apple’s most iconic creations. Read More >>