Doers and Percievers

Stefan Sagmeister happily chimes on about storytelling. The business kind, not the fun kind.

Challenging Runners at Every Turn


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


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


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


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?


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


The Connect Four Robot, designed by Patrick McCabe

Watch it in action, below

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The Underwater Cartographer’s Coffee Table


The Abyss Table by Duffy London

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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

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