Curious how this ancient Chinese table game became such a smash among American Jews that it evolved into a Jewish game. “Project Mah Jongg,” opens at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on May 4 and continuing through December.
I love this map of London from Herb Lester Associates. The map charts the most pleasant and civilized places, around London, for a secret liaison, a sneaky skive or an out-of-the-office very-important business meeting.
National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore records North American species facing extinction in his latest book, Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species. A beautiful book filled with tragic stories.
Colombian architects Plan B + Giancarlo Mazzanti recently completed this interesting house on a hill. The structure desegregates to be part of the slope, resulting in a deck with an amazing view over the local wetlands.
Milan designers Gabriele and Oscar Buratti have collaborated with bathroom brand Roca to create a combined toilet and wash basin called 'W+W', where waste water from the sink is used to fill the toilet cistern.
Kengo Kuma Associates realised this renovation of the Hoshakuji Station north of Tokyo. Parts of the station are made from re-used Oya stone which was left over from an old warehouse that existed in this area.
Presso by Patrick Hunt of is an eco-friendly espresso machine that only requires the amount of energy to boil water and human force to operate the press. The product is made out of 100% recyclable aluminum.
Swiss watchmakers Hublot's F1 King. The watch is based on the King Power model, with everything blacked out for a sleek, matte look. Only 500 numbered items will be on offer before Hublot unveils its next Formula 1 edition.
A Collection A Day: A blog documenting a project that will span exactly one year, from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010. On each of those 365 days, one collection will be photographed or drawn (and occasionally painted).
The Type-Cube made of vat paper consists of eight movable cubes, which are connected together. A fragment of a letter is engraved on each side of the cubes. Turning the cubes in different directions several combinations are offered.
DESIGNING SLOW LIFE Conference 24-25 March 2010 in Lahti brings together international experts of design, service design and wellness to talk and develop services with main theme of better, slower and more meaningful life.
Suspended in air, the (Doll)house inside Calvin Klein’s Madison Avenue store nevertheless contains a kernel of an idea for accommodating growth in rapidly-densifying cities. The project was designed by REX.
Macquarie's One Shelley Street balances mobility, transparency, tailor-made settings, destination work plazas, follow-me technology, and carbon neutral systems. By Clive Wilkinson architects and fitzpatrick+partners.
The project is a residence for two artists. Inspired by geometric arrangements of interlocking polygons, the new residence takes the form of a heptagonal figure. Design by Michael Maltzan Architecture.
Uamou is moving studios! To celebrate, she's put on an event with Mori (RxH) and released 4 new fortune cat babies on black sparkle vinyl, tons of Uamous, 4 new heads, Large fortune cats, and a Vinyl Boo.
Urban Logs are the latest in a line of furniture from Ilan Dei Studio. Focusing on “urban renewal” each piece gives new life to urban and suburban trees that have been previously removed and are destined to become waste or firewood.
Bristol’s Stokes Croft is becoming a hotbed of local creativity, churning out some incredibly talented artists with its high density of art spaces and studios. Check out Victoria Topping, an illustrator with a passion for all things disco.