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Best of Libraries

While the internet grows more and more integral to our daily lives by the day, the physical existence of knowledge within a library is still near and dear to the hearts of many. With ‘Save the …

Best of Building Use Conversions

When factories are decommissioned, they may sit vacant until their inevitable meeting with a wrecking ball. Architects and designers alike have found relic buildings to be a great starting point to …

Best of Container Structures

As the global economic system slows down, so does international trade, and shipping containers begin to stack up in major ports around the world. Thanks to the laws of supply and demand, the lowered …

Best of Extreme Materials in Design

We've seen an explosion of hybrid materials in architecture and design in recent years and with the recent conclusion of 2014's Salone del Mobile, we've now seen even more. When urine replaces …

Best of 3D Printing

Designers have welcomed the 3D printing process with open arms and the world is captivated by its everyday potential. It has permeated our lingo thanks to news on 3D printed guns and Obama visiting …

The Best Undersized Architecture

With most things changing at an exponential rate these days, it’s no wonder that designers, architects and developers have continued to explore new housing solutions – aimed at resolving current …

The Best Façades

Much like the age-old adage about books, it’s hard to judge buildings by their exteriors. But in many cases, façades provide insight into what one might find inside. These shells either make loud …

The Best Design Collectives

Today’s collectives have revolutionized the industry. With rapid changes in design, these initiatives favour cooperation over autonomy. Fresh out of school, young designers – from different …

The Best of Nordic Design

In the 1950s, Scandinavian design left an imprint. Maintaining the value of craft and quality materials, designers like Aalto, Jacobsen, Jensen, Juhl, Henningsen, Panton and Wegner championed ideals …

Best Reads of the Week

This week we read about new talents sprouting out of major schools. We also found out about how homogenous museum collections distort our understanding of history, indoor street art, Dalí’s …

Best of Frame 2013

With inventive interiors, advancements in 3D printing and nature-inspired production methods, design in 2013 demonstrated a certain maturity. Remaining playful, material explorations, new talents and …

Best of Elephant 2013

The depressing “we’ve seen it all” miasma of jadedness has settled upon the contemporary art scene over the past couple of years. What isn’t gimmicky? Is there anything that isn’t a …