These infrastructural lines mark the pathways of pipes and wires beneath the paved surface -- but what does each color mean?
The sequel to Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland was designed to be a playable, albeit whimsical chess problem
How far can you push the design of a knight before it stops looking like a knight?
Just what are those red, blue, and yellow diamonds hanging outside warehouses and factories?
The vaunted Staunton Chess Set, the standard chess set you probably grew up with, has its roots in neoclassical architecture
The evolution of the All American Hero from artist's mannequin to action figure
The iconic car changed the way families drove
Five years in, the merits of Make It Right's housing project are under new scrutiny
Modern headphones have their origin in opera houses, military bases and a kitchen table in Utah
The story behind how the Windy City gets its yearly watery makeover
It's supposedly the 50th anniversary of the original design of the iconic image, but its history since then is surprisingly complex with millions of dollars at stake
It wasn't a military expert or an aviation pioneer, but a Russian actor who developed the first viable parachute
Visionary designers of the 19th century believed that the future of air travel depended on elaborate airships
3D printing is a new technology that seems poised to change the world, but its origins date back all the way to the 15th century
The air quality in China's biggest cities is famously atrocious, but designers think they may have found a way to combat the issue
To combat the housing crisis in major American cities, architects are designing smaller, more efficient apartments that will change the way urbanites live
Innovative architects are experimenting with small unmanned aerial vehicles to prove that drones can do more than cause destruction
They have recently been the subject of a lot of scrutiny, but the American military first began developing similar aerial vehicles during World War I
As drones become common as tools of the military and intelligence agencies, how are architects and designers responding?
For designers, the battle over what it means to be private in a very public world is a new frontier to be conquered
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