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The new glass panels, by the Bouroullec Brothers, aim to capture the impression of different colors and light in everyday life, using abstract shapes.

Can you capture impressionistic ideas of light and color as an abstract shape that changes its appearance depending on how you look at it? That’s what French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec aimed to do with their new glass collection.

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High design, meet the wookie.

The lunchboxes and T-shirts from licensing the Star Wars brand have proven to be even bigger than the films themselves, creating $32 billion in revenue since the ’70s, compared to roughly $10 billion made by the movies (all adjusted for inflation). But for all the Star Wars memorabilia available–you can literally by a Star Wars-edition Nissan Rogue these days–there’s still a missing category: high-end furniture.

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Swedish startup Garden Glory brings sexy design to the ugliest items in your garden, including hoses, spades, and watering cans.

An enormous bird feeder in the shape of a diamond ring. Silver gardening gloves. Gold hand shovels. What kind of enchanted garden is this?

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Bumpr makes it easy to escape the self-imposed monopoly that stems from accessing the web with any single web browser.

Google’s Chrome browser is remarkably convenient, especially if you use an Android smartphone, since it syncs to the cloud to not only keep your URLs straight, but feed much of your data into an algorithm that suggests news, maps destinations, and all sorts of other gee whiz stuff. So it’s no surprise that many of us are hooked on Chrome, even if we don’t want any company, let alone one of the largest ad companies in the world, tracking our every move into every embarrassing corner of the internet.

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Let’s all get personal pan pizzas and live forever!

Kids these days get omnipresent sushi and organic burritos. Pretty cool. But anyone 30 or over remembers something almost as great: peak Pizza Hut, the era when visiting the red roof was a great American pastime.

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The Google sister company plans to build an entire supply chain to support its plan for a mass timber neighborhood—but only if Toronto adopts its plan wholesale.

Today, Google sister company Sidewalk Labs released a draft of its master plan to transform 12 acres on the Toronto waterfront into a smart city. The document details the neighborhood’s buildings, street design, transportation, and digital infrastructure—as well as how the company plans to construct it.

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NewDealDesign reveals a concept for encouraging children to ditch their screens and explore the world around them, with a little help from object recognition technology.

Gadi Amit’s fondest childhood memories are of playing outside and looking for bugs. “I followed ants all the time, it was amazing,” he says.

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To meet the goals of the resolution, the design and construction industries will retrofit millions of structures and build many more. In the process, they could create a more just and resilient country.

Whether or not the U.S. decides to take action on climate change, the shape of the country—its towns, offices, homes, schools, roads, farms, and more—is on the brink of a radical transformation. This transformation could be borne out in two ways. The first is external: Escalating storms, floods, droughts, mass migration, food scarcity, and economic instability could dramatically alter the physical landscape and economy. The other is internal: A national effort to retrofit millions of buildings and rethink the way communities are designed could help Americans withstand the ravages of climate change and make the country more equitable.

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YouTube has a reputation for feeding kids inappropriate videos. A digital literacy program from parent company Google hopes to combat it by teaching kids to spot and report it.

The internet can be a disturbing, destructive place, especially for children. In just a few clicks, kids can find explicit images, racist and sexist comments, or crazy conspiracy theories; they can become the targets of sexual predators pretending to be friends; and people they know can use the internet to bully them. That’s why in 2017, Google launched an internet literacy program called Be Internet Awesome that aims to teach kids ages 7 to 11 about how to stay safe and secure online.

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It’s vital that we use the right language to describe autonomous tech, suggests a new study on the controversial Tesla feature.

In an automotive industry that’s been remarkably slow to embrace electric, Tesla has proven that you can create a greener all-electric car that actually outperforms gasoline engines on a race track, too.

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