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The best Mother’s Day gifts to shop right now

From a terrazzo cheese board to a fresh-smelling eucalyptus shower spray, these affordable gifts say more than just “Thanks, Mom.” By Megan Barber Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 12, and it’s time to find the perfect gift for your one-of-a-kind mom. But in a sea of...
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Lego launches Braille Bricks for blind and partially sighted children

Lego has created a version of its building bricks printed with letters and numbers from the braille alphabet, to help partially sighted and blind children learn to read. Gunseli Yalcinkaya Lego has created a version of its building bricks printed with letters and numbers from the...
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Six of Dezeen’s best livestreamed talks and panel discussions

Dezeen regularly hosts and livestreams vibrant discussions involving some of the brightest minds in architecture and design. Here are five of our favourites, covering topics including the influence of the Bauhaus, the future of graphic design, the social role of street furniture,...
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Sidewalk Labs’ new app helps designers and planners study how public spaces are used

CommonSpace allows people to conduct surveys about public space usage and then organize those results. By Liz Stinson How did urban planners know to stick a bench in your favorite corner of the park you frequent? Most likely by old-school observation—paper, clipboard, and hours...
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Why Architects Should Be ‘ALL In’ for Diversity

The profession would benefit from a workforce with a representative range of backgrounds and experiences, says National Organization of Minority Architects president Kimberly Dowdell. By Wanda Lau Listen to more podcast episodes from ARCHITECT here. It’s no secret that the...
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Podcast: What is Progressive Architecture?

Listen to the jury of the 66th Annual P/A Awards—Paul Andersen, J. Frano Violich, and Claire Weisz—discuss what progressive architecture means to them, and how that definition is changing design. By Katie Gerfen Listen to more of ARCHITECT’s podcast episodes here. For the...
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AIA Guides for Equitable Practice Offer More Than Workplace Strategies

Now available on AIA’s website, the guides package instructional content, legal resources, and personal testimonials that support the need for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the profession. By Wanda Lau Established in 2017, AIA’s Equity and the Future of Architecture...
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Concrete: the most destructive material on Earth

After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on the planet. But its benefits mask enormous dangers to the planet, to human health – and to culture itself by Jonathan Watts In the time it takes you to read this sentence, the global building industry will have poured...
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Inspire Imagination and Play With Architecture Toys to Assemble

by Pedro Vada Most architects who are parents have thought, at some point, about designing and building toys for their children. Paula Zasnicoff, a partner at Arquitetos Associados, along with designer Andrea Gomes, decided to go for it and created the Bubud brand. Zasnicoff, an...
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a closer look at the 230 new emojis arriving in 2019

juliana neira yesterday, a colossal 230 emojis were approved by the unicode consortium, one month in advance of their official release. coming to major platforms possibly in september or october, this is the sixth major update since 2014 and continues to broaden its diversity and...
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