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154- PDX Carpet

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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

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Jeremy Zuckerman - The Legend of Korra

Friday, February 20, 2015

In 2005, Nickelodeon premiered an animated series called Avatar: The Last Airbender, about a young boy and his friends who have to keep peace and balance in the world. It combined fantasy and martial arts, and ran for four seasons, won an Emmy and a...

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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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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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153- Game Over (R)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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

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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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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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152- Guerrilla Public Service

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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

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Alexandre Desplat - The Imitation Game

Monday, February 09, 2015

The Imitation Game is a biographical film about Alan Turing, a mathematician who pioneered computer science and helped the British government break Nazi codes, but was then later prosecuted by the British government for being gay. Composer Alexandre...

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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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151- La Mascotte

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

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

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The Long Winters - The Commander Thinks Aloud

Friday, January 30, 2015

On February 1, 2003, the Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart while reentering the earth's atmosphere. John Roderick, singer and songwriter of The Long Winters, wrote "The Commander Thinks Aloud" about that fateful moment. This episode was made from an...

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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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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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Blonde Redhead - Penultimo

Monday, January 19, 2015

The band Blonde Redhead formed in 1993. Twenty-one years later, in 2014, the trio released their 9th album, and in this episode, they deconstruct Penultimo, a song from that record that caused some dissent between the band members. At the heart of the...

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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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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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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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Ghostface Killah - The Battlefield

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

In November 2014, Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan released his 11th album, called 36 Seasons. A lot of people worked on it: soul band The Revelations served as a kind of house backing band for the whole thing. Lil' Fame from M.O.P. and engineer...

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Existential Progress Bars

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A graphic designer turns tedious progress bars into existential questions.
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