People Are Redesigning World Cup Sponsors' Logos to Protest Worker Abuse

FIFA is getting it from all sides right now, and for good reason. Last night the US Justice Department reportedly arrested officials for fraud related to the upcoming World Cups in Qatar and Russia. And even before the arrests, fans were protesting the use of forced labor at World Cup construction sites by hitting the… » 5/27/15 11:08am Yesterday 11:08am

And Now IKEA Is Making Sofas Out of Paper

This is about as IKEA as it gets. The Swedish flatpack furniture giant is in the late stages of developing a line of furniture that’s made out of paper. That’s right: paper. Not cardboard. This durable stuff is a fascinating composite of repurposed pulp that can be molded into any shape. The craziest thing? It looks… » 5/26/15 3:15pm Tuesday 3:15pm

Jony Ive's Promotion Could Mean the Next Design Revolution at Apple

So Jony Ive has a new title. So what? This banal little reshuffling could have a much bigger impact on Apple than you’d think. As Ive steps back from running day-to-day operations, it will make room for new designers—and a new design language—to emerge from the studio he managed for 20 years. And it’s about time. » 5/26/15 3:02pm Tuesday 3:02pm

This Insane Luxury Hotel Will Transform Mecca into Disneyland

Mecca—the ancient holy city that’s been the site of Islamic pilgrimages for millennia—is being turned into Disneyland. Helping complete its transformation? This 2,000 foot-tall hotel, which will tower over the city like a desert fortress on steroids, projecting a dazzling green laser show at night. » 5/23/15 10:00am Saturday 10:00am

4 Typefaces That Let You Write Like Einstein and Other Famous Thinkers

The art of handwritten script is lost on most of us keyboard-attached slobs. But over the past few years, a small group of designers have dug into the archives of famous thinkers and artists to bring their script into the digital world—meaning that you, too, can write like Einstein, even if you can’t think like him. » 5/20/15 2:37pm 5/20/15 2:37pm

How Technology Can Help Cities Make Better Use of Storm Water

More than half the world’s population lives in metropolitan centers. The built environment of a city is very different from that of rural and natural areas. When it rains over a rural landscape, much of the rainwater sinks into the ground or is evaporated or transpirated by trees, crops and other plants. » 5/13/15 3:30am 5/13/15 3:30am

9 Designs That Could Finally Replace New Zealand's Controversial Flag

When New Zealand first raised its current flag, the design deferred to its United Kingdom rulers and bore a striking resemblance to another British colony next door. 100 years later, New Zealand is a diverse, sovereign nation which would also very much like to visually differentiate itself from the Aussies. So New… » 5/12/15 5:00pm 5/12/15 5:00pm