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People had to get by without the search engine giant before it was launched in 1998. But is it possible to live your life – and do your job – without it these days?

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Anita le Roy set up Monmouth Coffee Company in 1978, and while other coffee shop operators have mutated into global chains, Monmouth has stuck to its knitting. It sources and roasts coffee from single farms, estates and cooperatives, which it sells to …

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In two years’ time, the Lower East Side will be home to the world’s first underground ‘green’ space – the Lowline

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Design Curial

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Retail has had three phases, according to Katelijn Quartier, who heads the Retail Design Laboratory at Hasselt University in Belgium. ‘In Retail 1.0, the manufacturer was in charge and no designer was needed. Retail 2.0 was a phase where the retailer was in charge but hired an architect or interior architect to design the store following the brand’s or retailer’s ideas,’ she wrote in Retail Design, Theoretical Perspectives (Routledge). We have entered ‘Retail 3.0, a time when the customer is more and more in charge… This asks for much more from a designer than to translate a retailer’s identity into a store design and goes beyond mere functionality and efficiency – even more so now that a commodification of products, brands and retail is occurring’.

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Florence Knoll Bassett, the American designer who pioneered the modern open-plan office, passed away on 25 January

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Wired

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The Future Book was meant to be interactive, moving, alive. Its pages were supposed to be lush with whirling doodads, responsive, hands-on. The old paperback Zork choose-your-own-adventures were just the start. The Future Book would change depending on where you were, how you were feeling. It would incorporate your very environment into its story—the name of the coffee shop you were sitting at, your best friend’s birthday. It would be sly, maybe a little creepy. Definitely programmable. Ulysses would extend indefinitely in any direction you wanted to explore; just tap and some unique, mega-mind-blowing sui generis path of Joycean machine-learned words would wend itself out before your very eyes.
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Design Curial

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So far the redevelopments at the Royal Academy have been quiet. The new architectural interventions are not radical. But sensitive spatial interventions are allowing for a slowly building programme of events, all in celebration of its 250th year, dubbed RA250.

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Archi-Union Architects has completed a conference centre on Shanghai's West Bund in just 100 days, using robot-assisted design and construction.

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Russell Sage Studios looked to the crops of Bangladesh to form the rich-hued interiors of this tea shop and bar in Covent Garden, London, which serves hot drinks by day and alcohol-infused tipples at night.

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Consider this fact: more than 500 billion single use disposable coffee cups are produced in one year, many of them plastic. Even paper cups currently produced largely aren’t recyclable, due to the plastic coatings that are used.
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Design Curial

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With organisations that use them often being accused of Big Brother-style surveillance, workplace sensors are as controversial as they are pervasive. But what insight can they provide the design community? Cathy Hayward talks to the experts
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Gadi Amit's studio New Deal Design has collaborated with tech start-up Helm to create a home server to save people from “being caught up in the next massive online breach”.

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Designers Barber and Osgerby, Konstantin Grcic and Sevil Peach explore what the office of today looks like in an exhibition for furniture brand Vitra.

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A stool containing secret storage and a laundry basket that rolls up are among 11 prototype products presented by young Finnish designers, for an exhibition at Helsinki design fair Habitare.

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Scanmarker’s Air Wireless Pen Scanner is packed with text recognition technology that scans your written words and transposes them onto your screen.

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This coffee shop is squeezed into an ultra-narrow space in Curitiba, Brazil, with a simple counter inside for serving takeaway beverages and snacks

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