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Design January 06, 2016 9:40 PM

The life, death and rebirth of "New York's Coffee Cup" Anthora

In 2006, the iconic Anthora paper coffee cup was discontinued. Nine years later, it's back due to popular demand. Here is its product life cycle, from design roots to the waste dump.

The life, death and rebirth of "New York's Coffee Cup" Anthora. Image 1.

 

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The underappreciated art of furniture in video games

The underappreciated art of furniture in video games

Furniture has often been a part of games, but for players, it's easy to ignore. Even if the home is the next frontier of gaming environments, will players ever stop to feel the velvet drapes?

 

13 miles of typography
on Broadway, from A to Z

 

13 miles of typography on Broadway, from A to Z. Image 1.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

13 miles of typography on Broadway, from A to Z. Image 2.

Meet the designers of NYC’s Latin club night posters
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  • New York

Meet the designers of NYC’s Latin club night posters

Latin club night posters are a ubiquitous feature of New York City's Hispanic neighborhoods. We looked into how they're made, who makes them, and why.

Sebastian ErraZuriz wants to liberate your soul
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Sebastian ErraZuriz wants to liberate your soul

Hopes&Fears pays a visit to the polymath's Brooklyn studio to talk about designing for a higher purpose, sticking it to the gallery scene and paying tribute to his exes with shoes.

Designer Siki Im on nineties kids, tech nostalgia and the paradox of youth
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Designer Siki Im on nineties kids, tech nostalgia and the paradox of youth

The German-born fashion designer talks about "Kids," how not to abuse punk rock, and the paradox of harnessing your past without living in it.

  • News

Facebook tests new Notes feature with a Medium-like design

Facebook tests new Notes feature with a Medium-like design

Yesterday, developer David Winer spotted a new format for Facebook's old Notes section, which has been largely inactive for years.

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The pages of this drinkable book can provide clean filtered water for four years

The pages of this drinkable book can provide clean filtered water for four years

The Drinkable Book is a instructional and functional object which can provide potable water for millions of people.

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Illuminate your dark apartment with this solar mirror

Illuminate your dark apartment with this solar mirror

Lucy is a solar mirror that redirects sunlight to the dark corners of your home.

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Everbright is a bigger, badder Lite-Brite for grown-ups

Everbright is a bigger, badder Lite-Brite for grown-ups

It's designed to boost workplace productivity through creativity.

  • Design

We asked an expert to guide us through New Zealand's 40 new flag designs

We asked an expert to guide us through New Zealand's 40 new flag designs

Vexillologist (scholar of flags) Ted Kaye tells us which design he would choose to represent the land of Kiwis.

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New tessellating pentagonal shape discovered

New tessellating pentagonal shape discovered

Mathematicians and designers are rejoicing as the 15th pentagonal tile pattern has just been discovered.

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In this experimental London bar even the air is alcoholic

In this experimental London bar even the air is alcoholic

U. K. Architecture firm Bombas & Parr has just unveiled their new design concept: a bar where you get drunk just by breathing.

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This textile coating makes your sweat glow when you need a drink

This textile coating makes your sweat glow when you need a drink

SOAK, a sweat-sensitive textile coating, changes color depending on the acidity levels in your sweat.

Tobias van Schneider on Spotify, Macromedia, and how universities are failing designers
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Tobias van Schneider on Spotify, Macromedia, and how universities are failing designers

The rock star designer talks to us about his first designs, leaving school at 15, and what Europe has to do to compete with the American market.

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Faking it while you make it: the best and worst counterfeit goods

Faking it while you make it: the best and worst counterfeit goods

Today, a fake iPhone factory in China was raided, but many other counterfeiters are still out there.

  • News

Nike's "ice hat" is a health goth's cold wet dream

Nike's "ice hat" is a health goth's cold wet dream

Nike is working with Olympic gold medalist Ashton Eaton to develop the product, which rapidly reduces the body's core temperature by cooling the head quickly.

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If it ain't broke, don't fix it: behind the products that haven't changed in decades

If it ain't broke, don't fix it: behind the products that haven't changed in decades

In honor of Converse updating their classic Chuck Taylors, we've gathered a few of our other favorite products that have largely refused to change for decades.

  • Design

Documenting Brazil's most famous
designer

Documenting Brazil's most famous 
designer

If you've never heard of the prolific Brazilian designer Sergio Rodrigues, documentarian Peter Azen is here to change that.

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This Nairobi artist makes elaborate eyewear out of e-trash

This Nairobi artist makes elaborate eyewear out of e-trash

"I really like trash," Kabiru says in a video by Al Jazeera. "I try to give trash a second chance."