While scientists work toward perfecting the invisibility cloak, one designer has already developed a line of clothing that makes people invisible to robots
When was the first-ever rocket built?
How the New Yorker and the West Wing botched the history of the icon
We see it on the President's lectern and in the Oval Office, but who came up with the look and feel of it in the first place?
Tfirst fragrance to incorporate synthetic ingredients and natural extracts, making it one of the most significant perfumes in the history of scent design
“The Art of the Scent” recognizes and celebrates fragrance as a true artistic medium rather than just a consumer product
The Fisher Space Pen has been made famous by Apollo astronauts and Jerry Seinfeld. But just how does it work? And is NASA really spend millions making it?
When the President signed the fiscal cliff deal from 4,800 miles away, he did it with the help of a device that dates back to Thomas Jefferson
Whether they're breaking ground or topping off, these are the biggest building projects we'll be watching in 2013
In preparation for the holiday season, a selection of gift ideas related to some of our favorite Design Decoded posts
In response to a changing economy and demographic shift toward urban areas, the deserted homes of Schlitz, PBR and other beers are being repurposed
The origin of Pabst's iconic blue ribbon dates back to one of the most important gatherings in American history
Bad design can change the results of an election. But several professional design organizations have been working to ensure that every vote counts
The evolution of Dracula, from the mind of a sickly youth to an iconic portrayal on the silver screen
Politicians and parties may flip-flop but for more than 100 years, the political iconography of the Democratic donkey and the Republican elephant has remained unchanged
In Building Stories, cartoonist Chris Ware presents the banality of everyday life as a stunning comic epic
Freshkills was once the biggest landfill in the world. Today, it's the biggest park in New York City
American football may have evolved from soccer and rugby, but it turns out that the football was never truly designed, it just sort of happened
From hand-cobbled beginnings, the football helmet has shifted to become one of the most highly designed pieces of equipment in all of sports
The American football field as evolved over more than 100 years, and with it, the game
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