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INNOVATIVE DESIGN

A Newly-Invented White Paint Might Make Air Conditioning Obsolete

Developed at Purdue University, the paint is so white it reflects most solar radiation and helps combat global warming

Walmart Billionaire Marc Lore Is Planning a $500 Billion “City of the Future”

Called “Telosa,” the urban center could potentially house up to five million residents somewhere in the American Southwest

9/11 Memorial Designer Michael Arad Looks Back at His Twin Towers’ Testament

On the 20th anniversary of the infamous attacks, the Israeli-American architect says “time is a form of distance”

Architecture + Design

See Inside the Most Luxurious Travel Trailer to Date

The vehicle offers compact, mobile living without sacrificing posh touches like a chef’s kitchen, spa-style shower, and even a washer/dryer

Two Leading Air Travel Companies Team Up to (Finally!) Deliver Urban Air Taxis

Come 2026, the U.S. and U.K. will be the first to experience Eve, an innovative on-demand aircraft

Time to Retire the Word ‘Homeless’ and Opt for ‘Houseless’ or ‘Unhoused’ Instead?

As the homeless crisis deepens, the words used to describe those most impacted are finally beginning to change

The Story Behind the Legendary Doomsday Clock and Where It’s Headed 

Iconic designer Michael Bierut, responsible for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign logo, declares the Doomsday Clock as “the most powerful piece of information design of the 20th century”

Saudi Arabia Building 100-Mile-Long “Linear” City

Stretching from the mountains to the Red Sea, “the Line” anchors the kingdom’s $500 billion green city, Neom

Japanese Glass Artist Baku Takahashi Crafts New Vibrant Table Lamp for Trueing Studio. 

Takakashi’s Totem table lamp is one of seven new light fixtures for the New York-based studio.

A Forgotten Airport Has Been Revamped Into a Thriving Public Park

In Taiwan, French landscape architects Mosbach Paysagistes combines technology and nature to transform the former airport grounds

An Art Show, a Vineyard, and a Prefabricated Bungalow From 1972

Looking at art, wine tasting, and visiting the Emporda region of Catalonia

Architecture + Design

How Restaurants Can Prepare Now to Safely Remain Open in the Winter

Using innovative design solutions, restaurants can ensure public safety from COVID-19 while also thinking about how their spaces will appear after the pandemic

Magazine

Lenny Kravitz Designs a Showstopping Piano for Steinway & Sons

The superstar partners with Steinway & Sons on a limited-edition piano that showcases style, craft, and the importance of giving back

Architecture + Design

NASA Has Just Unveiled a Brand-New Space Toilet—And It Costs $23 Million

Made of titanium, the toilet recently arrived at the International Space Station (along with cheese, salami, and 10 bottles of cosmetics)

Architecture + Design

A Look at the Life of America’s Most Important Contemporary Woodworker

The new documentary George Nakashima: Woodworker explores the indelible legacy of the iconic Japanese-American furniture maker

Art + Auctions

Rashid Johnson and Liz Swig Debut a New Jewelry Line for a Worthy Causes

The profits will benefit such worthy causes as Prep for Prep (which places students of color in private schools) and the Black Mental Health Alliance

Design Innovation

Lexus Crowns Its First-Ever African Winner for Its Prestigious Annual Design Award

Kenyan design firm BellTower scores big for devising a structure that can collect and store clean drinking water in developing countries

Architecture + Design

How These Public Spaces Are Safely Reopening in Creative Ways

Though safety precautions for reopened spaces are fairly standard, these examples prove there’s room to introduce a little ingenuity

Architecture + Design

Yves Béhar Unveils Forme—a Smart Mirror That’s the Future of Home Fitness

The Swiss virtuoso sits down with AD to discuss how he designed Forme, and how it’s so different from other AI-based gym systems

Architecture + Design

Dyson Designs Ventilator in 10 Days for COVID-19 Patients

Billionaire founder Sir James Dyson revealed that his company has invented a ventilator to address the desperate need for the lifesaving devices