Post image for Burn a Soy Sauce Candle in Tribute to the Late Kenji Ekuan

As condiment containers go, there’s yet to be a design that matches the elegant simplicity of Kenji Ekuan’s soy sauce bottle.

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The Designs of Dissent

by Cassie Packard on January 15, 2015

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LONDON — Two inflatable cobblestones, outsized and dully metallic, hang from the ceiling. It’s implicit: these are material agents of anarchy, the airborne heralds of revolution.

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Post image for A Design Feast for the Eyes That Entertains the Mind

Most people view Switzerland as the birthplace of nifty pocket knives, cheese with holes, expensive skiing, and Dadaism. But it also gave us the legendary modern furniture company Vitra, as many of the most enthusiastic and/or pretentious of design lovers know.

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11 Creative Calendars for 2015

by Allison Meier on December 18, 2014

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The year is counting down its final days, and we’ll soon be halfway through the second decade of this century. How will you measure the next 365 days?

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Post image for After Three-Year Overhaul, Cooper Hewitt Museum Reopens to the Public

Today a redesigned Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum opens its doors. Over the past three years the museum has completed an extensive physical renovation of its campus, the Carnegie Mansion, a National Historic Landmark building.

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Post image for 20th-Century Models of Speed and Wonder

Transportation is one of the few industries in which design has so consistently been the driving force. Who hasn’t at some point been stopped in their tracks by the polished silhouette of a classic Corvette? The car’s controlled curves evoke speed, and that speed creates the illusion of power.

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Post image for Norway Unveils Landscape-Inspired Passports and ID Cards

Norwegians will soon have a wonderful reason to renew their passports. Just weeks after Norway’s central bank revealed its new, abstract currency, the National Police Directorate (NPD) announced that Neue Design Studio has won a competition to reimagine the country’s travel documents and identity cards.

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Post image for Advocating for Glow-in-the-Dark Roads with Vincent van Gogh

A glow-in-the-dark bike route inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” debuted this week in the Netherlands. It’s part of a larger vision to illuminate infrastructure with solar energy captured during the day.

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On October 28, Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), hosted “Synthetic Aesthetics: New Frontiers in Contemporary Design,” an evening of presentations and discussion about the field of synthetic biology.

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Refreshingly Designed Water Bottles

by Alix Taylor on August 8, 2014

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In the heavy August heat, a well-designed water bottle may be at the top of your list.

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