Design | Smithsonianhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/design/RSS feed for DesignenMon, 24 Aug 2015 17:14:38 +0000This Woman Invented Monopoly to Combat Greedhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/this-woman-invented-monopoly-to-combat-greed/Monopoly, arguably the most-famous board game, was invented by Charles Darrow. But many attribute the original idea to Lizzie MagieMon, 24 Aug 2015 17:14:38 +0000Five of the World's Most Fascinating Topiary Gardenshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/art-topiary-gardening-ancienthere-are-five-modern-gems-180956159/Whimsical gardens in surprising shapes decorate homes, churches and cemeteries around the world. We’ve rounded up five of the most extraordinaryMon, 17 Aug 2015 15:26:08 +0000Could This 'Drinkable Book' Provide Clean Water to the Developing World?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/could-drinkable-book-provide-clean-water-developing-world-180956286/Pour untreated water over a page from the book and silver nanoparticles embedded in it will kill nearly 100 percent of disease-causing bacteriaSun, 16 Aug 2015 13:00:00 +0000A Scottish Duke Transformed This Abandoned Coal Mine into a Cosmological Land-Art Parkhttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/scottish-duke-transformed-abandoned-coal-mine-cosmological-land-art-park-180956270/A scarred landscape in rural Scotland has become a grassy multiverse now open for explorationFri, 14 Aug 2015 10:30:00 +0000Visit These Floating Peruvian Islands Constructed From Plantshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/people-peru-live-manmade-islands-constructed-plants-180956218/The Uro people who live on Lake Titicaca have been building their own villages by hand for centuriesThu, 13 Aug 2015 17:15:50 +0000Legos Go Sustainable, and Everything (Really) is Awesomehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/legos-go-sustainable-everything-really-is-awesome-180955874/To reduce its carbon footprint, the toy company is searching for a sustainable material for its bricks by 2030 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:20:16 +0000What’s the Deal With Google’s Sidewalk Labs?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/whats-deal-googles-sidewalk-labs-180955847/The tech giant's first move in urban planning is installing Wi-Fi hubs throughout New York City. Next, it could take on inefficiencies in public transitMon, 27 Jul 2015 15:35:02 +0000What It's Like to Live in This Smart, Energy-Efficient Home of the Futurehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/what-its-like-to-live-smart-energy-efficient-home-future-180956001/Nine months in, a family of four adjusts to life in the Honda Smart Home, a testing ground for new technologies at University of California, DavisWed, 22 Jul 2015 17:40:17 +0000Seven Ways to Revamp Deserted Spaces Under New York City's Highways and Elevated Trainshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/seven-ways-revamp-deserted-spaces-under-new-york-citys-highways-elevated-trains-180955726/The Design Trust for Public Space reimagines neglected areas under the city's infrastructureFri, 17 Jul 2015 11:07:25 +0000A Look Into the Innovative Mind of One of the World's Most Inventive Architectshttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/a-look-innovative-mind-one-worlds-most-inventive-architects-180955826/A new show at the Cooper Hewitt reveals the process behind designer Thomas Heatherwick's projectsWed, 08 Jul 2015 10:00:00 +0000In Hawaii, Old Buses Are Being Turned Into Homeless Sheltershttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/hawaii-old-buses-are-being-turned-into-homeless-shelters-180955700/A group of architects envisions a rolling solution to the state's homelessness problemMon, 29 Jun 2015 19:06:59 +0000Is Architecture Actually a Form of Weaving?http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/architecture-actually-form-weaving-180955698/David Adjaye, lead architect of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, approaches building design as creating "fabric"Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:45:10 +0000