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Redesign Challenge: Bring Joy to Mondays

Thursday, February 26, 2015

You won’t find many people speaking up for Mondays. They stink. Can good design make the worst day of the week more joyful?

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99% Invisible

154- PDX Carpet

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

design, carpet, rug, PDX, airport, cult, pattern, foot, selfie, rendered, panther

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Studio 360

What Do You Hate Most About Mondays?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

What's the worst thing about Mondays? Tell us at 646-580-0360.
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Studio 360

Your Top Five Joyless Experiences to Redesign

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

With your help, Studio 360 and design firm IDEO will redesign one awful place, experience, or thing. 
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99% Invisible

153- Game Over (R)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

design, video games, a life well wasted, sims, archive, ea land, apocalypse

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Studio 360

Recreating a City's Past in Miniature

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Two artists recreate their youth by building mini-versions of the streets they grew up on. 
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Studio 360

Redesign Challenge: Bring Joy to the Everyday

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lots of experiences are worse than they have to be — what place or thing would you redesign to make it more joyful?

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99% Invisible

152- Guerrilla Public Service

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

design, road, sign, highway, freeway, wayfinding, signage, caltrans, transportation

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Studio 360

Floor Plans for Your Favorite Sitcom Homes

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Two interior designers draw meticulous floor plans for the homes of our favorite TV characters, from Lucy to Carrie Bradshaw.
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99% Invisible

151- La Mascotte

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

design, costume, mascot, sports, baseball, Phanatic, Phillies, Muppet, Youppi, Max Patkin

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99% Invisible

150- Under The Moonlight

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

In 1885, Austin, Texas was terrorized by a serial killer known as the Servant Girl Annihilator.  The murderer was never actually found, but he claimed eight victims, mostly black servant girls, all attacked in the dark of night. The very,

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99% Invisible

149- Of Mice And Men

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

If you are looking at a computer screen, your right hand is probably resting on a mouse. To the left of that mouse (or above, if you’re on a laptop) is your keyboard. As you work on the computer, your right hand moves back and forth from keyboard to mo...

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99% Invisible

148- The Sizzle

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The first trademark for a sound in the United States was issued in 1978 to NBC for their chimes. MGM has a sound trademark for their roaring lion, as does 20th Century Fox for their trumpet fanfare. Harley Davidson tried to trademark the sound of their...

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Studio 360

It’s a Giant Dirt Igloo – Want to Buy It?

Thursday, January 08, 2015

An architect designing a lunar colony for NASA discovered that the dome-shaped buildings could work as inexpensive housing here on Earth.

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99% Invisible

147- Penn Station Sucks

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

New Yorkers are known to disagree about a lot of things. Who’s got the best pizza? What’s the fastest subway route? Yankees or Mets? But all 8.5 million New Yorkers are likely to agree on one thing: Penn Station sucks.

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Studio 360

Existential Progress Bars

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A graphic designer turns tedious progress bars into existential questions.
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99% Invisible

146- Mooallempalooza

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

As you probably know, 99% Invisible is a show about the built world, about things manufactured by humans. We don't tend to do stories about animals or nature. But our friend Jon Mooallem writes brilliant stories about the weird interactions between ani...

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99% Invisible

145- Octothorpe

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

If you want to follow conversation threads relating to this show on social media—whether Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, Tumblr—you know to look for the hashtag: #99pi. In our current digital age, the hashtag identifies movements, events, happenings,

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WNYC News

Playing Designer, Inside a Carnegie Mansion

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Outside, it’s an early 20th century Carnegie mansion. Inside, there's digital wall paper and touch-screen digital tables. Introducing the new Cooper Hewitt.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Which Type?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Different technological platforms make the case for using different types of font types.

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