Back to the Futuro: the spaceship house that landed in Yorkshire

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Dreamed up in Finland and shaped like a flying saucer, Matti Suuronens house of the future turned out to be an impractical curio but its atomic-age aesthetics are still alluring Like jetpacks, flying cars and robot butlers, the Futuro was supposed to revolutionise the way we lived. Unlike those other staples of an imagined future, […]


Samsung Unveils Note 9, Upgraded Watchand Home Speaker

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Apple Inc.’s upcoming iPhones over the holidays. The 6.4-inch screen Note 9 will start at $999.99 and max out at $1,249.99 — becoming, at about $100 above the iPhone X’s upper limit, one of the world’s most expensive consumer phones. It looks similar to last year’s 6.3-inch Note 8 but sports a revamped Bluetooth stylus […]


Japanese Designer Turns Famous Logos Into Usable Items

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As a side-project to his successful design business, the project called ‘Trial and Error’ has captured people’s imagination, as we are already familiar with the logos it is fascinating to see how Taku is able to utilize the existing designs to suit his creative purpose. From Adobe coathangers to the Honda bottle opener Taku’s ideas […]


The Speculum Finally Gets a Modern Redesign

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It was afternoon in the San Francisco headquarters of Frog, the design firm best known for its hand in creating the iconic look of products like Apple's original Macintosh computers. Hailey Stewart, one of Frog's industrial designers, had scattered an array of prototypes on a table. On one end, you could see cylinders of foam […]


If You Care About Cities, Apple’s New Campus Sucks


The new headquarters Apple is building in Cupertino has the absolute best door handles. The greatest! They are, as my colleague Steven Levy writes, precision-milled aluminum rails that attach to glass doors—sliding and swinging alike—with no visible bolts. Everything in this building is the best. The toroid glass of the roof curves scientifically to shed […]


The White House and Equifax Agree: Social Security Numbers Should Go

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The Trump administration is exploring ways to replace the use of Social Security numbers as the main method of assuring people’s identities in the wake of consumer credit agency Joyce said officials are looking into “what would be a better system” that utilizes the latest technologies, including a “modern cryptographic identifier,” such as public and […]


Ivanka Trump Faces Courtroom Showdown Over $785 Sandals

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Edgardo Osorio’s prized sandals sit on a glass shelf inside his Madison Avenue boutique under zebra-striped arches and golden chandeliers. The shoes have skinny heels, frills, and a tassel dangling from a dainty ankle strap that weaves up the leg. These days, they’re available in all kinds of colors and materials, but their signature suede style comes in a bold lipstick […]