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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.


Year One Student With No Hands Wins US Handwriting Award

This is Annie Clark. She’s only seven and sadly she was born without hands. But that doesn’t seem to pose much of a problem for her, because she’s just won a national penmanship award. A handwriting award. Without hands.


Anonymous Invades Spanish Academy Awards Ceremony

Rather than just crashing web pages, Spanish anonymous members had the balls to crash the equivalent of the Oscars ceremony in Madrid today. Three members of Anonymous sneaked past extreme police and private security controls to jump onto the stage as the event was at one of its highest points, as this image shows.