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    How Color Shapes Our World

    Like music, color is an international language that everyone understands. Regardless of age, culture, and training, color creates shared mood associations and shifts our perceptions. Pastel yellow, for example, creates a vibrant and calming effect. White is a neutral and ...
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    McGregor Coxall Proposes Wetland “Bird Airport” for Northern China

    Landscape architects McGregor Coxall has won a competition to design a wetland sanctuary in Tianjin, offering migrating birds a stopover to fatten up and breed. The Lingang Eco Park contest called for a landfill site in the city’s Lingang area to be transformed to create ...
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    Aromas of Coffee Visualized

    Ryan Romanes was commissioned by New York-based barista’s Junia & Joseph to produce 16 images for their new scratch and sniff book; Aromas in Coffee. The art direction and styling aims to clearly communicate the coffee flavors in an artistic ...
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    Two designers want to turn your body into a tree with these eco burial pods

    Modern burial practices are an environmental nightmare. Toxic chemicals from the embalming process leach into the air and soil. Caskets and burial vaults use a tonne of materials. And memorial parks clear acres of land while soaking up significant amounts of water ...
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    Giant blooming flower lamps turn Jerusalem into a wonderland

    Sometimes it seems like a city hates you. It’s a maze built in unrelenting concrete and steel, full of lights that are always too red, signs that are always too vague, and benches that are always too hard. By contrast, ...
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    Artist Uses Recycled Off-Cuts Of Wood To Create An Architectural Sculpture

    Russian artist, Nikolay Polissky, has recently completed the SELPO Pavilion, located in Nikola-Lenivets Park, which contains 28 permanent art works. About the pavilion SELPO (acronym for The Rural Consumer Association in Russian) is a sculpture which wraps around a soviet ...
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    This New Children’s Play Space Is Filled With Fun Colorful Areas

    Design firm Crossboundaries, have recently completed the Family Box, a two-level children’s play facility, located in Qingdao, China.   The designer’s description As early childhood education progresses rapidly in China, Family Box recently opened its 6th branch in Qingdao, China. ...
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    Asia Green Buildings

    Asia Green Buildings: China: Introduction Of WELL Building Standard Highlights Social Awareness. Today, the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) formally introduced the WELL Building Standard in China. WELL is a system that focuses on ...
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    Concept Faucet Designs Keep Us Fascinated

    Most of the concept faucets will never be manufactured but it’s interesting to observe how designers keep coming up with more concept ideas again and again, and how people react. I guess, as humans, we’re naturally attracted to water, and ...