How Neoclassical Architecture Influenced the Classic Chess Set, Thoughts on Apple's Diseconomies of Scale and More

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“The search for the flavor of a beloved childhood medicine.” 

y focusing on user empathy, one designer is able to get to the soul of a common household appliance, the toaster.

An argument (somewhat) against the 10,000-hour rule.

Insert casual inspirational cheese video.

“Apple’s diseconomies of scale and the next iPhone.”

Today, MIT Media Lab is exploring and celebrating defiance as a catalyst for positive change.

An exhibition of couture creations designed for Snoopy.

Wicked Mount Fuji flipbook.

How ancient marble sculptures are provoking a conversation about race within the art historian community. 

“Why don’t we just make everything out of recycled plastic?”

When texting on-the-go goes from funny to dangerous.

Sketchers dress shoe vs. adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Beluga. Discuss.

Google’s next design project? Artificial Intelligence.

Cape Cod Potato Chips strike again.”

Michael Phelps vs… shark? What’s fascinating is the monofin he used as a handicap.

History of chess set design aesthetics. Hint: neoclassical architecture plays a big role in the traditional sets we know and love.

Relatable.
Nuff said. (via Pop Chart Lab)

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