Challenging Runners at Every Turn

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In a grand example of quick and shoddy Chinese construction, sports officials in Tonghe County in Northeastern China had 90-degree corners painted on the running track of their newly refurbished stadium. When asked about the mistake, one commented “In order to get it ready for the leaders, we painted it like that… we think it is ugly too but if the leaders don’t ask us to change it, what are we supposed to do?”

Morning Dose of Pre-Owned Design

NOT MINE by Guy Trefler… creating the new out of the used.

New Job, New You

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Are you an exceptional designer or art director chock full of creativity, skill, and a sense of humor? If so, then longtime TWBE reader and newly minted Creative Director at MIT Technology Review, Nick Vokey, might have a job for you. He’s looking to fill two positions at the magazine to help complete his vision of a periodical with “a look and feel that’s equally at home with a CEO, a professor, and a designer.”  Sound interesting? Check the listing here and make the change

Legendary Lady

Paula Scher — A Woman of Identities

Reliving A Roman Holiday, Every Day

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Rome’s Trevi Fountain is the latest addition to LEGO’s Architecture Landmark Series.

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Might As Well Add Pedals So We Can Power the Whole Damn Plane

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Aircraft manufacturer Airbus recently applied for a patent featuring an airline seat that pretty much resembles a bicycle saddle.

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Get Wet, Go Fast


 

The Carpool DeVille and the quest to set the world record for the “World’s Fastest Hot Tub.”
 

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Can’t Make Design Decisions on Your Own?

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Miss having a superior in your worklife? With one roll of the 20-sided die, the Pocket Art Director will give you that constructive criticism you’ve been yearning for. Only $16! Try it here

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Because Sometimes Nobody Is Around to Play With You

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The Connect Four Robot, designed by Patrick McCabe

Watch it in action, below

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The Underwater Cartographer’s Coffee Table

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The Abyss Table by Duffy London

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Printables

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A Quest for the Secret Origins of Lost Video-Game Levels by Heidi Kemps

How one writer returned a pirated Sonic the Hedgehog game cartridge to its original architect

Design has Been Driven by Technology Since the Stone Age

Stefan Sagmeister is profiled in WeTransfer’s series The Creative Class

Never Saw It…

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The “M” and “B” in the Milwaukee Brewers old logo

Get Rich or Sit Down Trying

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The Nokori Folding Chair by Tanner Goods

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Typecaster for Life

Lewis Mitchell of Arion Press in San Francisco

via, doobybrain

Always On Time

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HuskMitNavn’s new clock edition with Case Studyo gives hope to procrastinators.

Minimal and Multifunctional

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With a simple cut in the leather, Objekten System’s GEEK keyring converts your basic ringholder into a viewing dock for your smartphone.

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Better Than Your Average Balsa Wood Gliders

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Yoshida’s Model Airplane Kits are based on early designs in aviation history.

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The Simpsons Made in pure CSS

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Smart stuff from Chris Pattle

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