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Researchers have found a way to turn common trash, like coffee grounds, food scraps and plastic waste, into graphene. Learn more about this breakthrough study.
In 1900, so the story goes, prominent physicist Lord Kelvin addressed the British Association for the Advancement of Science with these words: “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now.” How wrong he was. The following century completely turned physics on its head. A huge number of theoretical and experimental discoveries have transformed …
French film director Thomas Blanchard (previously) is known for his video work with oils and inks. In his most recent video, DANCE DANCE, Blanchard uses flowers as the contextual framework for his signature coils and swirls of color. Flowers have long been used as symbols of vitality and mortal
From the tight medieval alleys of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter to Eixample’s carefully planned, uniquely shaped octangular blocks (the cut-off corners transform every intersection into more open plazas), Barcelona bursts with history, spirit, and inspiration—it’s a city that renders even the most fervent minimalist design lovers speechless and transforms them into romantics, with a little help from Gaudí and friends. In between the voluptuous, biomorphic, elaborate, and ornate Catalan takes on Art Nouveau (aka Modernisme), below are recommendations for where to stop and take a breath. For additional Barcelona take a look at our Word of Mouth: Barcelona guide from earlier this year and our personal notes on visiting the city.
The Turner Prize-winning artist enlisted local people from Nuneaton, Coventry and London to read extracts from the 19th century writer’s novels for the film, which also features a score by Portishead’s Adrian Utley.
The Istanbul-based graphic and type designer returns with another striking typeface that seems to be filled with endless details to hunt for. Inspired by Armin Hofmann's “Giselle” poster, Hardal's focuses on contrast and history in creating the display typeface.
With phones becoming more crucial to every part of daily life, more people are taking steps to find their balance with technology. To help them do this, we’re making Digital Wellbeing a part of our products, like Wind Down on Android and Take a Break reminder on YouTube. Today, in support of our efforts to extend our best practices to the community, we’re launching Digital Wellbeing Experiments—a platform to encourage designers and developers to build digital wellbeing into their products. Anyone can use the platform to share their ideas and experimental tools to help people find a better balance with technology.
Described as “the thinking woman’s magazine”, _Nova_ tackled urgent sociopolitical issues including abortion, racism, gay rights and the pill and featured photography by, among others, Don McCullin and Diane Arbus.
The well-heeled crowds that flock to Venice for Bellinis and Biennales now have a brand new haunt care of Paris-based hospitality hitmakers the Experimental Group. Palazzo Experimental, overlooking the Guidecca canal from the island’s Dorsoduro neighbo…