Design

June 23, 2017

Volkswagen Brings Back the Beloved Microbus as an Electric Vehicle

Are we getting one step closer to having the beloved Volkswagen Microbus back in production? All signs point in the right direction, with VW CEO Herbert Diess' recent statements. “Emotional cars are very important for the brand,” he shared. “We are selling loads of Beetles still, particularly in US markets. But we will also have the Microbus that we showed, which we have recently decided we will build.

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June 22, 2017

Clever 12 Step Infographic Explains the Path of a Ph.D.

In 2012, Matt Might, a professor of computer science at the University of Utah, created The Illustrated Guide to the Ph.D. This clever data visualization has helped him explain what a Ph.D. is to his incoming doctoral student each year since. The clear, simple, and effective design will ring true for anyone who has gone through the Ph.D. process, and will provide clarity for anyone thinking about taking the plunge.

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June 19, 2017

15+ Japanese Designs That Have Subtly Outdone the Rest of the World

Japanese design is lauded for the beauty it finds in simplicity. Often, we describe it with words like minimalist, elegant, and subtle, with objects that fool our eyes; something could weigh a ton but still be seen as airy and light. This isn’t a coincidence; Japanese aesthetics are rooted in ancient ideals that act as guidelines for how they look and feel. Some of the principles guiding Japanese design are wabi-sabi, miyabi, shibui, iki, and yūgen.

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June 15, 2017

Adhesive Foot Pads Let You Ditch the Flip Flops with Flexible Feet Protection

When you’re headed to the beach, you’re probably packing a pair of flip flops. They’re seemingly made for the sand, but not everyone is crazy about this summer staple. If you’re someone that wants to avoid these types of sandals but still protect your soles, Nakefit has a solution for you. The Italian brand has created hypoallergenic sticky feet pads that you roll onto the bottom of your feet.

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