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The Fall of the Creative Class
Ten years ago, Richard Florida published The Rise of the Creative Class, his manifesto-cum-theory that in the post-industrial economy the “Creative Class” would become the new ruling class and would determine the wealth of cities. The book set off an urban arms race among cities to appear funky, hip and tolerant so as to attract creative talent. Now, Frank Bures discovers that not only did the Creative Class not matter, but that it may never even have existed. But more importantly, he asks: Why were we so eager to believe it?
january 2015
Susan Sontag on Beauty vs. Interestingness | News | Archinect
Susan Sontag would have been 82 years old this week. Here is a link to some of her illuminating writings as pointed by Maria Popova. We could use some of these ideas applying them to architecture as we, hopefully, move towards more
january 2015
Sci-fi short Atropa is a ten-minute love-letter to Alien and '80s spaceships | The Verge
Atropa is director Eli Sasich's love-letter to gritty, gunmetal-colored sci-fi movies of the '80s. The 10-minute short, a concept piece for potential feature film, tells the story of a security...
january 2015
James Kunstler Archiculture Extras Interview - YouTube
A very compelling interview with author and social critic covering: 0:42 What is suburbia? 1:24 Why did Americans turn away from city life? 2:35 What happene...
january 2015
A/N Blog . Product> Must-Spec Kitchen Equipment
(Courtesy Elica) From food storage and prep to cooking and cleanup, a kitchen’s function—if not its form—is determined to a large extent by the quality of
january 2015
No Gods Patch · Mean Folk · Online Store Powered by Storenvy
No gods, no masters. 3.5 x 3 die-cut embroidered patch Iron or sew it on. - Online Store Powered by Storenvy
january 2015
The Foundry :: The Foundry launches COLORWAY for CINEMA 4D
Following the launch of COLORWAY in July, The Foundry has now launched the COLORWAY kit for MAXON CINEMA 4D. COLORWAY accelerates the creative design process, giving users access to a simple environment where they can develop looks and lighting for 3D objects and scenes, then share a selection of iterations with clients, all in real-time, without the need to re-render.
january 2015
rjames86/download_pinboard · GitHub
download_pinboard - Download your pinboard bookmarks as webloc files with Mac OS X tags
january 2015
URBAN DESIGN International - Science, pseudo-science and urban design
URBAN DESIGN International is a scholarly publication with a strong practitioner emphasis. It is relevant for all of those involved in architectural and planning education and practice. It is relevant for urban designers, architects, planners, surveyors and landscape architects and all professionals concerned with urban development and design.
january 2015
Is it time to cut adrift from island thinking? – Libby Robin – Aeon
Islands are a natural laboratory for science; they gave us evolution. But isolation is no model for a cosmopolitan age
january 2015
Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse | Cathy Alexander and Graham Turner | Comment is free | The Guardian
Graham Turner and Cathy Alexander: Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to…
january 2015
America's Immigrants Are Moving to the Suburbs - NationalJournal.com
They're drawn there for the same reasons the rest of us are--affordability, jobs, and schools.
december 2014
And Now, My Book, A Black Urbanist, Essays Vol. 1
After several years of writing, two months of editing and final writing and several bouts of fear and confidence, my first blog-related, adult book, A Blac
december 2014
Full Show: The Long, Dark Shadows of Plutocracy | Moyers & Company | BillMoyers.com
From luxury skyscrapers -- taller, more expensive and exclusive than ever before -- the dark shadows of plutocracy are spreading across the commons of democracy.
december 2014
Good Morning, Your Mac Keeps A Log Of All Your Downloads | Macgasm
The terminal is a pretty powerful tool in Mac OS X. Hardcore server nuts can fly through preferences and settings tweaks without ever touching a GUI. Then there
november 2014
Escalalatina
escalas humanas de latinoamerica
november 2014
An Insulated Cathedral Ceiling for a European Passivhaus | GreenBuildingAdvisor.com
Editor's note: The author, Bill Butcher, is a Certified Passive HouseA residential building construction standard requiring very low levels of air leakage, very high levels of insulation, and windows with a very low U-factor.
october 2014
OTOY releases OctaneRender 2.1 with community-requested features and more
“Cloud graphics pioneer, OTOY Inc., this week announced the availability of OctaneRender™ 2.1, the latest release of its advanced real-time rendering software with several improvements and community-requested features.”

From “OTOY releases OctaneRender 2.1 with community-requested features and mor
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september 2014
Crash Course: 24 Elements of Design Animated in 48 Seconds
“[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Graphics & Branding. ] Arguing that design is more art than science, this stunning short video provides a rapid-fire visual tour of principles all aspiring designers should keep in mind. player.vimeo.com/iframe… Matt Greenwood ties each example into the next, speeding
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july 2014
BundesSans and BundesSerif — truly democratic typefaces
“Three years ago MetaDesign Berlin asked us to design a custom Serif and Sans typeface for the German federal government.”

From “BundesSans and BundesSerif — truly democratic typefaces”

I LOVE TYPOGRAPHY

http://ilovetypography.com/2014/07/12/bundessans-and-bundesserif-truly-democratic-typefaces/
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july 2014
Techniques For Creating Custom Textures In Photoshop
“Textures are everywhere — the concrete of a sidewalk, the fabric on your chair, even the glass (or plastic) surface of the screen you’re staring at right now.”

From “Techniques For Creating Custom Textures In Photoshop”

Smashing Magazine

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/07/03/creating-custo
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july 2014
Almost Human: 15 Frighteningly Realistic Robots & Androids
“[ By Steph in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ] How would you react if you were chased down the street by a sprinting android wearing head-to-toe camouflage and a gas mask?”

From “Almost Human: 15 Frighteningly Realistic Robots & Androids”

WebUrbanist

http://weburbanist.com/2014/06/30/alm
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july 2014
Font Awesome, the iconic font and CSS toolkit
The iconic font and CSS framework Version 4.1.0 · GitHub Project · Old 3.2.
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june 2014
One Thing Well | Catch
Catch is a Mac OS X application that runs in the menubar, and will automatically download any new torrent files in your ShowRSS feed to a folder you can choose, optionally opening them in your favorite BitTorrent client.
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june 2014
Scanbot 2.0
“I covered Scanbot in May, calling it a “fast and efficient scanner app for iOS 7” powered by a delightful UI, integration with cloud services, and a user-friendly experience: Scanbot covers the basics of mobile scanners well: it's got color schemes for captured scans; it can save PDFs at 200 dpi a
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june 2014
One Thing Well | magpie
Magpie is an attempt to make a reasonably sufficient Evernote replacement where the users control their data. Basically, magpie is just a web tool for managing text files in a git repo. In it, you can create notebooks (which are just folders); create, edit, and delete notes (which are just files).
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june 2014
SimLab Soft announces release of SimLab Composer 2015 for Mac and Windows
“SimLab Software has announced the new SimLab Composer 2015, a 3D framework that provides the user with workbenches for scene building, rendering, sharing, animation, and automation.”

From “SimLab Soft announces release of SimLab Composer 2015 for Mac and Windows”

Architosh

http://architosh.com/
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june 2014
One Thing Well | Cloudmarks
Cloudmarks… is a Safari extension that works with cloud bookmarking services Pinboard, Delicious, Kippt, and Google Bookmarks. Cloudmarks lets you access your cloud bookmarks in a convenient popover window without interrupting your browsing.
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june 2014
Design Is About Intent
“John R. Moran: The opposite of design, then, is the failure to develop and employ intent in making creative decisions. This doesn’t sound hard, but, astonishingly, no other leading tech company makes intentional design choices like Apple.”

From “Design Is About Intent”

Daring Fireball

http://ra
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may 2014
One Thing Well | Todour
Todour is an application for handling todo.txt files… on the Mac and Windows. See this page to download images for both platforms.
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may 2014
Proper WordPress Filesystem Permissions And Ownerships
“When people talk about WordPress security, file permissions and ownership are usually the last thing on their minds.”

From “Proper WordPress Filesystem Permissions And Ownerships”

Smashing Magazine

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2014/05/08/proper-wordpress-filesystem-permissions-ownerships/
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may 2014
In-Depth: Architosh looks at GRAPHISOFT EcoDesigner STAR
“No Engineering Skills Required Like many architects out there, I was personally very curious about EcoDesigner STAR when it was announced.”

From “In-Depth: Architosh looks at GRAPHISOFT EcoDesigner STAR”

Architosh

http://architosh.com/2014/05/in-depth-architosh-looks-at-graphisoft-ecodesigner-s
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may 2014
How to turn your iPad into a desktop with these remote access apps
“Sometimes you just need to get to a file, access a program or just check up on something that you otherwise cannot do from your iPad.”

From “How to turn your iPad into a desktop with these remote access apps”

Gigaom

http://gigaom.com/2014/05/03/how-to-turn-your-ipad-into-a-desktop-with-these-re
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may 2014
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