A’ Design Awards & Competition – Last Call for Entries

The Broccoli Chair by Jie Luo

The Broccoli Chair by Jie Luo

ResoNet Pavilion - Sinan Mansions Pavilion by William Chen - Creative Prototyping Unit

ResoNet Pavilion – Sinan Mansions Pavilion by William Chen – Creative Prototyping Unit

flAVATAR Glowing flowers by Richard Kun

flAVATAR Glowing flowers by Richard Kun

Nominate your designs for award consideration here.

Simply put, the A’ Design Award and Competition is the world’s largest design competition and a highly sought-after award. It aims to highlight the best designs, concepts and design-oriented products around the globe each year.

In addition to the extensive prize package, the A’ Design Award and Competition also serves as an independent and expert appraisal for design by providing valuable feedback and experience from a panel of from industry leaders, academics and prestigious journalists. Continue reading

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Apple’s HomePod speaker damages wooden furniture

The launch of Apple‘s smart home hub, the HomePod, has been marred by news that the speaker is leaving circular marks on wooden furniture.

Only a week after its launch, HomePod users have reported that the speaker has been leaving white circular marks on their wooden surfaces.

Taking to Twitter, one user said the speaker had “left rings on my wood furniture in less than 20 minutes of use“, while another simply tweeted “concerning“.

Online commenters also noticed similarities between the white rings and Apple’s recently Foster+Partners-designed campus in Cupertino, California. Continue reading

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Kool Keith Announces New Dr. Octagon Album, Shares First Single “Octagon Octagon”

Dr. Octagon, the hip-hop group made up of Kool KeithDan the Automator, and DJ Qbert, are returning for the first album together in 22 years.

STREAM: MF DOOM Recruits Kool Keith For New Adult Swim Single “Notebook 04” (Prod. Astronote)

Titled Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation, the album is being described as the “true sequel” to Dr. Octagon’s 1996 debut album Dr. Octagonecologyst. Speaking with the Fader, Keith also referred to Moosebumps as “one of the best sophomore albums recorded.” Continue reading

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LEGO to Release New ‘Harry Potter’ Sets; Reveals Hogwarts Great Hall

LEGO is getting back in the Harry Potter business. The company released sets from 2001-2011 to coincide with the movies, but stayed notably quiet for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, only releasing a tie-in with the LEGO Dimensions video game. But now the toy company is getting back with Harry Potter in a big way and plans to release new sets for both the main Harry Potter series and for Fantastic Beasts. While we don’t know all the sets that are on the way, the company has revealed a sneak peek at Hogwarts’ Great Hall, …

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