These Incredible Clocks Were Built By a Single Designer Over 35 Years

In the 1980s, as giant technology companies competed to create electronics that arrived in the most compact, grey boxes possible, a young designer named Daniel Weil was doing the exact opposite: Eviscerating the electronic guts of gadgets, from radios to clocks, exposing them to the consumer the most elegant way… » 7/29/14 12:50pm 7/29/14 12:50pm

The Troubling History Behind the Best Design of the Year

Every year, London's Design Museum chooses a single object, building, or piece of software and calls it the best-designed object of the year. It's always fun to see what they choose: Last year it was a simple but brilliant government website. But this year's winner, a cultural center in Azerbaijan, raises more… » 6/30/14 4:00pm 6/30/14 4:00pm

Why This Simple Government Website Was Named the Best Design of the Year

When was the last time you tried to find a government form on the Internet? For me, it was a few months back, trying to track down an absentee ballot. And while I love American flag GIFs as much as the next patriot, I was amazed at the labyrinth of independent sites I had to visit before I found what I was looking… » 4/16/13 5:34pm 4/16/13 5:34pm