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Shinola Watch Dial Factory Visit: Brand president Jacques Panis walks us through the new state-of-the-art facility

Shinola Watch Dial Factory Visit

The resurgence in stateside manufacturing is largely thanks to more educated and passionate consumers. Where a product’s merit was once simply its final form, there is an ever-growing demand for products with a story that embody considered design……

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Nashville-Designed Peter Nappi Footwear and Accessories: From a studio and showroom in Tennessee to a production facility in Italy, stylish fashion for men and women

Nashville-Designed Peter Nappi Footwear and Accessories

In 2011, designer Philip Nappi and co-founder Dana Nappi sought to restore a century-old tradition of shoemaking that grandfather Peter Nappi brought to the US from Italy over 100 years before. With that, the brand Peter Nappi was born and the dedicated……

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CHV: Kawasaki Railcar Manufacturing Facility: From the MTA to the DC Metro, many of the USA’s transit systems have their rail cars built in the heartland

CHV: Kawasaki Railcar Manufacturing Facility


In the second video in our series from Kawasaki’s plant in Lincoln, Nebraska, we visit the company’s railcar facility. While the brand is traditionally associated with the power-sports industry, they actually manufacture an enormous array…

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A Comprehensive Coffee Experience at Industry Beans: The Melbourne-based roastery, cupping lab, training facility and café is a caffeine fiend’s dream

A Comprehensive Coffee Experience at Industry Beans


by Chérmelle Edwards Melbourne-based brothers Trevor and Steven Simmons recently departed the familiar streets of Fitzroy for London to receive the 2014 British Design Award for Restaurant and Bar Design for their multi-functional specialty coffee shop, …

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ListenUp: The Mixtape Project: For London Design Festival 2014, designers like Tom Dixon and Industrial Facility made playlists for #SuperStimuli

ListenUp: The Mixtape Project


For this year’s London Design Festival, the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch played host to four different designer installations for “Super Stimuli,” a show curated by biannual magazine Modern Design Review (check out our Instagram…

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Cool Hunting Video: Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility: A peep inside NYC’s municipal recycling reveals the vastly complex task of material recovery and reuse

Cool Hunting Video: Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility


New Yorkers have been required to recycle for over 25 years. While it’s part of everyday life, what happens after the bags are loaded into a truck largely remains a mystery. We recently spent the day in the Sunset Park neighborhood of…

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Military shutting down facility targeted by conspiracy theorists

A US military research facility long at the center of conspiracy theories will be dismantled and shut down this summer, if all goes according to plan. HAARP, an acronym for High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, has been implicated in everything from mind control to extreme weather like hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and tornados since the project’s origins in the early ’90s. In 2010, for instance, former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the UN that the facility was responsible for devastating floods in Pakistan. But scientists have always waved off such claims as completely ludicrous.

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Herman Miller + Industrial Facility’s Formwork Stackable System: The brilliant Industrial Facility design duo partners with the furniture magnate for a modular set of desk accessories

Herman Miller + Industrial Facility's Formwork Stackable System


Of the numerous intuitive designs shown at Industrial Facility’s Shoreditch pop-up during the 2013 London Design Festival, the prototypes for Formwork—multipurpose desk accessories—stood out for their novel…

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The secret Hong Kong facility that uses boiling goo to mine Bitcoins

A single Bitcoin is now worth over $ 1,000, but the process of mining for the digital currency — in which people devote computing power to facilitate global Bitcoin transactions and secure the currency’s network — is growing increasingly expensive. Serious miners have started to build dedicated facilities for the sole purpose of Bitcoin mining. Journalist Xiaogang Cao visited one such center, the “secret mining facility” of ASICMINER, reportedly located in Hong Kong’s Kwai Chung industrial building.

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Google Street View maps out the Large Hadron Collider facility

It was inevitable, given Google’s geeky bent, that the company intent on documenting all the world’s streets, paths, and passageways would make its way down into tunnels of the Large Hadron Collider. The CERN labs on the Franco-Swiss border opened their doors to Google’s Street View team for two weeks back in 2011, when imagery was collected of all the various control rooms, laboratories, underground tunnel networks, and massive experiment structures. They’re now available for your exploration and perusal at a dedicated CERN labs page, part of Google’s growing collection of standout locations around the world.

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