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Nov 19, 2016

Venture Capital Firm Navigates Uncharted Course to Success — By Michael J. de la Merced | The New York Times

Posted by in categories: business, finance

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““They ‘got’ the business, and they took the time to go deep,” Mr. Vogt said.”

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Oct 26, 2016

Google Jamboard Is a Huge 4K Screen You Can Scribble On — By Tim Moynihan | WIRED

Posted by in categories: business, hardware, innovation

Google is off to a solid start with the “we make hardware now” thing.”

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Oct 26, 2016

The Beauty and Total Illegibility of Extreme Metal Logos — By Liz Stinson | WIRED

Posted by in categories: fun, media & arts

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Christophe Szpajdel, a Belgian designer who has crafted more than 7,000 logos for bands since the 1980s, explains that, just like any other form of design, a good metal logo relies on basic principles like symmetry, visual harmony, letter height, and precision.”

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Jun 27, 2016

How Ove Arup Brought Engineers Out Of The Shadows — By Meg Miller | Fast Company

Posted by in categories: architecture, engineering

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“The legendary engineer’s building philosophy has never been more relevant. This summer, he’s getting his first major museum retrospective.”

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Apr 29, 2016

Knot your typical tech accessories: Native Union’s new cable range — By Sam Clark | Wallpaper

Posted by in category: electronics

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“These cables, whilst stylish, still put a large emphasis on practicality – having been crafted from durable, braided nylon designed to withstand wear and tear. The range also goes further, the company professes, by solving everyday problems such as ‘forgetting your cable, running out of battery on-the-go, or straining to use your device while charging’.”

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Nov 17, 2015

The beauty of bikes — redesigning two wheels — By Rowan Moore | The Guardian

Posted by in categories: environmental, media & arts, transportation

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“For bicycles are messengers. Picasso recognised that they carry meaning when he made a saddle and handlebars into a bull’s head, and Duchamp (in his case, non-meaning) when he put a bicycle wheel in an art gallery.”

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Nov 9, 2015

Inside Apple’s perfectionism machine — By Lance Ulanoff | Mashable

Posted by in categories: business, computing

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“For those struggling to understand what Apple is up to, it might be best to imagine the Apple logo as a giant, rose gold-colored apple sculpture that’s being polished beyond perfection, to some sort of ideal, a level of quality that is so undeniable that no competitor dares forget it.”

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Oct 23, 2015

Landmark Is Working On A Virtual Reality World’s Fair — By Stephanie Topacio Long | Digital Trends

Posted by in categories: business, education, human trajectories, media & arts, virtual reality

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“Technology is finally catching up with Landmark Entertainment Group’s big ideas. The global entertainment design firm announced Thursday that it is collaborating with Pavilion of Me to create a virtual reality experience called the Virtual World’s Fair that will launch in 2017.”

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Oct 12, 2015

Space-inspired objects — By Helen Chislett | Financial Times

Posted by in categories: media & arts, space, space travel

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“When the Rosetta spacecraft deployed the Philae lander to land on a comet last November, the world held its breath. … Little surprise too that space is back on the design agenda as a primary source of inspiration. Visiting Design Miami/Basel in June, it was obvious that the “Philae effect” was having an impact much closer to home.”

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Aug 21, 2015

Art Or Design?: Welcome To The Improvisational Carpentry Of Nicolás Aracena Müller — By Diana Budds | Fast Company

Posted by in category: media & arts

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“Müller, who is based in Chile, calls the concept improvisational carpentry. He traveled to New York and wandered the city streets and dove into dumpsters searching for materials he could turn into pieces that are part sculpture, part theater, and part design. He believes that working with cast-off items reflects the city’s character. (The mottled woods certainly captures New York’s tougher side.)”

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