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The Woodlark Hotel in Portland Becomes a Modern “House of Welcome”
Design-milk.com

The Woodlark joins Provenance Hotels and it's located in downtown Portland, Oregon, offering 150 rooms within a sophisticated and warm environment. more…

How this cute little steam-powered walker works
Boingboing.net

I-Wei Huang (aka Crabfu) makes all sorts of cool steam-powered mini-robots. In this video, he explains how he made a walking robot. Read the rest more…

Attend the Chivas Venture Final at TNW2019
The Next Web

Every day, startups are innovating ideas that move us towards a sustainable future. It’s more important than ever to make a positive impact on our society and our planet – that’s why these startups should be recognized. Chivas Venture 2019 is a global competi… more…

Improving surface-wetting characterization
Sciencemag.org

Highly hydrophobic surfaces have numerous useful properties; for example, they can shed water, be self-cleaning, and prevent fogging ([ 1 ][1], [ 2 ][2]). Surface hydrophobicity is generally characterized with contact angle (CA) goniometry. With a history of … more…

Tempus Now’s SS19 Homage to Africa, Afrofuturism
Coolhunting.com

Contemporary menswear infused with African tradition Tempus Now, helmed by South African-born designer Ora Fine, is an LA-based label that fuses African influences and processes into contemporary menswear releases. For SS19, Fine designed a collection called … more…

Here are Our 5 Favorite Looks from the New Pottery Barn Lilly Pulitzer Collection
Freshome.com

Pottery Barn is bringing you an early summer by launching their Lilly Pulitzer collab across all their brands: Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen. The post Here are Our 5 Favorite Looks from the New Pottery Barn Lilly Pulitzer Collection appeared firs… more…

9 Small Space Mistakes Almost Everyone Makes
Freshome.com

When designing around a less-than-robust space, think beyond the usual suspects. Avoid these small space mistakes by taking the big picture into account. Follow our guide to avoid some of the most common gaffes. The post 9 Small Space Mistakes Almost Everyone… more…

This Was the Most Popular Paint Color the Decade You Were Born
Apartmenttherapy.com

The '90s was something else. READ MORE... more…

Rug & Weave Brings Global Textures, Textiles and Handmade Warmth Home
Designsponge.com

In today’s small business profile, we’re chatting with Sarah and Svein McBean whose shop Rug & Weave enjoys both a beautiful brick-and-mortar shop and an online shop. After years of traveling and dipping their toes into new cultures in far-off places, Sarah a… more…

How to Live + Design Together (Happily): 9 Families Share Their Tips
Designsponge.com

For our final year of blogging at Design*Sponge, I wanted to tackle a topic that has been one of the most discussed issues since day one: how to you learn to live (and decorate) together with someone else? One of the things I’ve been asked the most over the p… more…

Elizabeth Warren says break up the tech giants: Well, they tried that with GM
Autoblog.com

Filed under: Government/Legal, GM Zuckerberg and Bezos probably need not worry if past is prologue Continue reading Elizabeth Warren says break up the tech giants: Well, they tried that with GM Elizabeth Warren says break up the tech giants: Well, they tried … more…

Lulu & Georgia Is Having a Major Sale — Snag Our Favorite Tabletop Finds Before They're Gone
Thekitchn.com

Get 25% off mostly everything this week only. READ MORE... more…

Top 5 Job Openings at YD Job Board for this week
Yankodesign.com

Top 5 Job Openings at YD Job Board for this week As a part of our careers-related columns, these are our top five picks of the best industrial design opportunities on Yanko Design’s recruitment platform YD Job Board. This week... more…

The Joys and Despairs of Visiting MoMA's "The Value of Good Design" Exhibit
Core77.com

Since its inception, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) claims to have asked "What is good design and how can it enhance everyday life?" Made from a variety of materials—textiles, wood, plastics, leather, metals, glass, etc.—using then-innovative technology, 100… more…

True-meaning wearable displays: Self-powered, washable and wearable
Sciencedaily.com

When we think about clothes, they are usually formed with textiles and have to be both wearable and washable for daily use; however, smart clothing has had a problem with its power sources and moisture permeability, which causes the devices to malfunction. Th… more…

The Chinese researcher painting the printing industry green
Nature.com

Chemist Yanlin Song uses nanomaterials to reduce the pollution caused by conventional lithography. more…

The Chinese researcher painting the printing industry green
Nature.com

Chemist Yanlin Song uses nanomaterials to reduce the pollution caused by conventional lithography. more…

Textiles become circuits in 'The Embroidered Computer'
Engadget

Google and others have developed smart clothing with built-in integrated circuits, but what if the textile itself formed the circuit? That's the idea behind The Embroidered Computer, an interactive installation from artist and researcher Irene Posch... more…

Y.O.N. FW19 Delivers More Ambitious Textiles and Clean Lines
Hypebeast.com

Designer Haruka Nishioka follows Y.O.N.'s Spring/Summer 2019 collection with a conceptual Fall/Winter 2019 lookbook. The collection's garments are highlighted alongside complementary accessories, with an industrial setting offering contrasting aesthetics. Key… more…

Artist Eric N. Mack's Desert X Installation Has Mysteriously Disappeared
Hypebeast.com

Eric N. Mack is among 18 leading artists who created monolithic outdoor installations for this year’s Desert X biennial art festival. For his contribution, Mack built a sprawling woven knit artwork that was installed across a dilapidated gas station in the Co… more…