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Dyson's 20 Best Inventions Of The Year

It’s always fun to see the single invention that the James Dyson Foundation picks as its best design idea of the year — but it’s even more fun to see the final list of possibilities, which Dyson released tonight before the November 6 announcement of a winner.


11 Of The Most Groundbreaking Structures Of The Year

Every year the Institution of Structural Engineers picks out the most interesting pieces of structural engineering out there, highlighting an aspect of design that tends to get overlooked. Today, it announced its picks for 2014 — and one is in Melbourne.


Inside The 13 Coolest Offices Of The Year

Bonkers offices tend to spring up like so many expensive mushrooms during boom time, especially in the tech world. But it turns out that average companies are investing in great design too — at least according to the shortlist of great offices chosen by the World Festival of Interiors this year.


The Best Products Of The Year, Chosen By Designers

What were the best products designed this year? The IDSA, or Industrial Designers Society of America, has announced its International Design Excellence Awards, naming 176 winners across 23 categories. We picked a few of the most interesting and innovative winners, from a surgery-performing robot to a lightweight bike helmet.


The Tech That Powers Six Of The Greenest Buildings Of 2014

Hearing the word “sustainable” conveys pretty much zilch about what makes a building efficient — more than anything, it’s a term that tends to bore people. But if you look closer at the mechanical systems at work in some of the most energy efficient buildings going up today, you’ll find technology that sounds almost sci-fi.


The 10 Best Houses Of The Year

It’s architecture awards seasons right now, with honours and medals being doled out with what seems like daily regularity. Thankfully, the AIA’s 2014 Housing Awards breaks up the march of zillion-dollar projects with something a little more real: Places where normal humans actually live.


Shigeru Ban Wins The Pritzker Prize, Architecture's Highest Honour

The Pritzker Prize is a little bit like the Oscars of architecture: It usually ends up being a chance for everyone to air their complaints about the industry. But every so often, there’s a real cause for celebration — such is the case today, when the jury announced that Japanese architect Shigeru Ban would become 2014′s recipient.


12 Buildings Nominated For The Year's Best Design

A cemetery in Sweden. A floating school in Nigeria. A cast-iron facade in the UK. The wildly divergent list of nominees for the Design Museum’s annual awards make you wonder: How the hell do you pick a single building to represent such a broad profession?


Netflix's House Of Cards Storms The Emmys

Netflix made history last night by scoring three Emmys. In the process, it has become the first company to win awards for online-only shows.


Gizmodo Wins Best Website At Australian IT Journalism Awards

Gizmodo has taken out Best Website honours at the annual IT Journalism awards. The gala ceremony was held last Friday evening in Sydney.