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Inspirational office boasts a century’s worth of creative history

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Made by Many is based in New York. It’s design space is a hive of activity and is overseen by a design dog called Klein




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The FCC just closed its biggest wireless spectrum auction in history

The Federal Communications Commission has closed its auction of AWS-3 wireless spectrum licenses, raising a record $ 44.9 billion in the process. The Wall Street Journal reports that this is the largest amount of money the FCC has ever seen from a spectrum auction, and is more than double what was earned back in 2008 during the 700MHz auction. Seventy companies participated in this most recent auction, including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Dish, but the FCC hasn’t yet released how much each company bid. The auction was comprised of over 1,600 different licenses.

The AWS-3 airwaves cover spectrum in the 1700MHz and 2100MHz blocks, but they do not overlap with the AWS-1 spectrum that a number of carriers (most notably T-Mobile and…

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The History of Web Design

Do you remember what the web looked like back in 1990? If you saw it today then you’d probably think it was designed by our great ancestors! But in reality, it was just two decades ago that websites relied on garish ads and clunky navigation to impress visitors.

The truth is, the web has transformed from something we’d rather forget, to an incredible platform for designers to create, test and build innovative websites. With everything from web browsers, HTML, PHP, Javascript, and flash animation invented in such a short amount of time, we’ve really come far as designers.

Check out this infographic below that was created by AmeriCommerce, with a detailed look of the history of web design, to see how much it has changed, and how you can stay current…

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Clarks + DOOM: Limited Edition Wallabee: The unlikely footwear staple in hip-hop fashion history gets the NY treatment from the mysterious rapper

Clarks + DOOM: Limited Edition Wallabee

Only a handful of shoe designs can claim a true hip-hop pedigree. The Adidas Superstar (sans laces) owes its street cred to Run-DMC while the ’90s East Coast rap scene’s affinity for Timberland boots tripled sales over the decade. And British shoemaker……

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Rum-based History in a Bottle: The Hub Punch: A pre-prohibition era Boston recipe infused with botanicals and orange

Rum-based History in a Bottle: The Hub Punch

When it comes to seeking novel libations, sometimes the best place to look is the past. Those who came before us truly knew how to party, and what they lacked in (current day) hygiene standards, they more than made up for with inventive—and piquant……

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Uber denies that its employees can look at your rider history, except for ‘legitimate business purposes’

It hasn’t been a great day for Uber’s PR team. Late last night, an Uber VP reportedly said that the company was considering spending $ 1 million to investigate journalists and dig up dirt on their personal lives, a comment that put CEO Travis Kalanick into damage control mode for most of the day. But a secondary controversy arose from this first PR mistake — Ellen Cushing, a journalist at San Francisco magazine said that Uber employees warned her that company executives were possibly looking at her rider logs to see which employees she was speaking to as part of her reporting for a story on Kalanick. While Cushing wasn’t able to verify that claim, she did say it felt likely to her based on the recently-revealed statements about…

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Caicifang: A New Life for Ancient Porcelain: Salvaging precious shards of history to bring a taste of tradition to contemporary design

Caicifang: A New Life for Ancient Porcelain


Since the beginning of last century, when the Qing dynasty was in its final years, China had a tradition of recovering old fragments of precious ceramic. In 1902, in the bustling commercial area south of Beijing’s Forbidden City, several workshops were already…

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The Vergecast 124: an incorrect oral history of vaping

Following an immediate but brief foray into Nilay Patel’s dark memoir-in-progress, the Vergecast progresses nicely into a week chock full of news, led by Nilay, Dieter Bohn, and David Pierce. We have Google’s new Nexus lineup, Apple’s new iPads and iMac, a brave new email paradigm, and Twitter’s content problems. Then, for some reason, there was some mild debate about the nature of vaping, but you’ll have to listen to fully grasp that thread.

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Foo Fighters’ American music history lesson ‘Sonic Highways’ premieres tonight

The new HBO documentary series Sonic Highways — directed by the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl — debuts tonight, and if it’s anything like the extremely well-received documentary Sound City he directed in 2013, it might just be worth canceling your Friday night plans for.

The eight-part series is going to follow Grohl as he visits touchstone American recording studios in different cities that are steeped in musical lore, and will feature conversations with the important musicians who have called these places home. The power combination of (soon-to-be-unbundled) HBO and Grohl meant that the series was able to compile an impressive list of interviewees, as the trailer alone teases talks with everyone from 20th-century icons like Dolly Parton…

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A History of Toy and Novelty Cameras: “Camera Crazy” looks back on decades of unusual and unique designs

A History of Toy and Novelty Cameras


With a tiny computer equipped with a more than capable camera in our pocket, it’s difficult to consider a time when such image-capturing devices were a luxury—one generally uninvolved with daily life at that. In fact it wasn’t until the 1960s, when a…

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