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Observed | September 23

The reason your neighborhood increasingly resembles a boring shopping mall is because somebody’s banker prefers it that way [MB]

A pantheon of record sleeve designers pick their favorites. [MB]

Molly Young and Teddy Blanks team up to produce a periodic table of NYC trash. [JH]

The Financial Times, on the comfort—and value—of Gerrit Rietveld’s classic zig-zag chair. [JH]

A new book suggests that design is at the core of all innovation. [JH]

90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visual content is processed 60,000 times faster than text. [JH]

“In just a few years, understanding programming will be an indispensable part of active citizenship.” Reflections on the ethical dimensions of coding. [JH]


Observed | September 22

Farewell, Rollo Tamasi. Remembering the remarkably versatile director Curtis Hanson and his best movie, L.A. Confidential. [MB]

“Design to me is about improving our daily life—it is not about creating another lamp or another chair.” Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde wins the design innovation medal in London. [JH]

A deepening interest in helping to define what design in China actually means. [JH]

The EpiPen is just one more example in a long tradition of designers “solving” design problems by adding instructions, rather than fixing the underlying design itself. [JH]

TestLab Berlin—an immersive design program from ArtCenter in California. [JH]

The art schools Fidel Castro built—and then neglected. [MB]


Observed | September 21

In December, DC Comics and IDW Publishing will publish “Love Is Love,” a 144-page comic book whose proceeds will benefit Equality Florida and its fund for those affected by the June 12 attack at the Pulse nightclub in Florida. [JH]

Disney characters with a military aesthetic: painting as propaganda in (North!) Korea. [JH]

Can you get a patent for a paper bag? Apple can! [JH]

Valued at $246 billion, Tencent is Asia’s most profitable company. Here’s what went into designing their corporate headquarters. [JH]


Observed | September 20

“Design/Build” and why it’s good for everyone, especially the economy. [JH]

A new book brilliantly exposes the often overlooked relationship between architecture and the political process. [JH]

Frank Gehry redesigns Eisenhower memorial after a now-well publicized family critique. [JH]

Kickstarter projects, city by city, illuminate where creative communities live in the United States. [JH]

All 14 issues of legendary Herb Lubalin 60s magazine Avant Garde are now online! [JH]


Observed | September 19

Taschen’s new luscious book on vintage car brochures. [JH]

"Its participatory nature, in which viewers are invited to make use of the fixture individually and privately, allows for an experience of unprecedented intimacy with a work of art.” Artist Maurizio Catalan has replaced the toilet in a public restroom at the Guggenheim Museum with a fully functional replica cast in 18-karat gold. [MB]

New Zealand student designs inflatable bird bath with implications for combating oil spills worldwide. [JH]

At the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, you can now get a degree in health care interior design. Here’s why. [JH]

"At fifteen seconds after 9:41 a.m., on September 11, 2001, a photographer named Richard Drew took a picture of a man falling through the sky—falling through time as well as through space. The picture went all around the world, and then disappeared, as if we willed it away.” A masterful piece by Tom Junod on one of most famous — and horrifying — pictures from 9/11. [MB]

As Solari boards disappear from train stations and airports, they’re showing up elsewhere. [MB]

Design “weeks” is now a global thing—and coming to a country near you! [JH]

Stephen Wolfram on how to teach computational thinking. (Thanks to Blake Eskin.) [MB]



Jobs | September 24