visit the full blog at

Monday, October 14th, 2019

MIT researchers develop emissions-free cement production process

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a way (though admittedly experimental) to produce emissions-free cement—that means the manufacturing process “releases no carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.” This is a hugely significant breakthrough, as cement manufacturing (for the intention of making concrete) is responsible for almost 10% of global emissions.

(via Dezeen)

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Could Architecture Help You Live Forever?

For a pair of avant-garde artists, eternal life wasn’t just a dream — it was a possibility. As long, that is, as you were committed to an uncomfortable existence.

(via The New York Times Style Magazine)

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

What is biophilic design, and can it really make you happier and healthier?

The idea that people have an innate affinity for nature dates back to the 1980s, but designing spaces according to the principles of nature is reaching a peak now.

(via Fast Company)

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Bauhaus architecture and design from A to Z

Celebrating the centenary of the hugely influential design school, Dezeen has rounded out everything you need to know about Bauhaus.

(via Dezeen)

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Google looks at the mysterious ways design influences how you feel

At the annual Milan Furniture Fair, Google is staging an experiment in neuroaesthetics – or the science of how beauty affects our brains.

(via Fast Company)

Monday, February 4th, 2019

How Bauhaus Redefined What Design Could Do for Society

A century after its founding, the German school of art and architecture remains one of the most transcendent — and frustrating — movements of the Modernist age.

(via The New York Times Style Magazine)

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

21 of the Most Beautiful Designs in the World, According to Sagmeister and Walsh

“Beauty as the height of aesthetic achievement has fallen out of favor,” designers Stefan Sagmeister and Jessica Walsh declare in the intro to Beauty(2018), a book that is equal parts history, analysis, and visual splendor. In it, they argue that designers, artists, and architects no longer use beauty as the lodestar of their work, and often avoid the word altogether. “At one time a universal aspiration, the pursuit of beauty came to a crash landing at the beginning of the 20th century,” Sagmeister and Walsh write.

(via @Artsy)