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 >>

london
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 >>

star trek
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 >>

apple
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 >>

twitter
One Simple Design Tweak That Would Actually Fix Twitter

On Monday, The Verge reported that Twitter “redesigned” its iOS app to put less emphasis on follower counts, a move in line with CEO Jack Dorsey’s recent comment that the platform has wrongly pushed users to “increase that number.” Read More >>

internet
This Online Emoji Maker Is a Legitimately Fun Way to Kill 5 Minutes

Sometimes words aren’t enough, and that’s where emojis come in. But even then, there are times you just can’t find the perfect little pictograph that encapsulates your exact mood. Even the slightly more expressive kaomoji can fail you when you need them most. Read More >>

architecture
New Massive Phallus Planned for London’s Skyline

The architect behind this latest massive tower for London – which is obviously Sir Norman Foster's lot – has already thought up a nickname for it. They would like it to be known as the Tulip, because tulips have long shafts and huge bulbous ends at the top. Perfect. Read More >>

design
I’m Happy to Judge These Animated Vintage Textbooks By Their Hypnotic Covers

Artist Henning M. Lederer has once again brought to life a collection of vintage book covers from the ‘60s and ‘70s by transforming their abstract designs into funky animations. Read More >>

laptops
The Quest to Build the Impossible Laptop

In a recent barrage of new products, Microsoft, Apple, Google, Lenovo, and HP have all shown off computers that are trying to tackle one of the industry’s most vexing problems: How do you make a keyboarded computer that’s also a great tablet? How do you attach a keyboard to a tablet without ruining the whole thing? Every manufacturer is trying to create a device that can do it all. Read More >>

uber
Uber Made Some Shoes Too

Last week we brought you news that Transport for London had revealed some Underground-themed trainers that come with a bunch of Oyster credit to use on London's many kinds of public transport. Today we bring you news that Uber has done the exact same thing, except they're more expensive and look a lot more uncomfortable. Read More >>

facebook
Facebook Is Finally Adding a Dark Mode to Messenger

At least one Facebook app will soon be bathed in the shadowy beauty that is dark mode, that coveted colour scheme where the background is black and my eyes aren’t so angry. Read More >>

design
These New Photos of the World’s First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge Are Stunning

The creators of the world’s first 3D-printed steel bridge, a 40-foot stainless steel structure titled simply “The Bridge” that looks tantalisingly otherworldly thanks to its unique construction methods, say it is now ready for installation in Amsterdam following its ongoing week on show at the Dutch Design Week from 20-28 October. Read More >>

samsung
Samsung Drops New Hints About Foldable Phone

It's been rumoured for longer than it takes George R.R. Martin to write a book, but it looks like we're finally getting close to the elusive Samsung foldable phone. Some new comments from Samsung Mobile CEO DJ Koh at the Samsung Galaxy A9 launch event yesterday have got our hype trains fully fuelled and ready to roll. Read More >>

architecture
HS2 Reveals Designs for Birmingham’s Rebuilt Curzon Street

The remnants of Birmingham's once mighty Curzon Street station are being reconnected to the nation by HS2, and the rail planners and their architects have revealed what it'll all look like, should HS2 seriously actually happen for real. Read More >>