The world is a-buzzing with a lot of awesome stories everyday. Gorgeous photo series, innovative art installations, groundbreaking tech news – how do you keep track of it all? More specifically, how do you dig through all the noise to get to the great stuff? Enter our Daily Dose of Design, a curated post showcasing all the best of design from around the web at the end of each day.
NY Public Library, Norman Foster Evict a Million Books via Archinect – We are a proud member of the New York Public Library, but are sad to hear that a “$300 million renovation of the New York Public Library’s ornate marble palace in midtown Manhattan will start by evicting 1.2 million books.” This plan was unveiled today by Foster & Partners and actually keeps more books than other proposed renovation plans. What?! Click on the image for more info.
Pete Souza’s Portrait of a Presidency via TIME LightBox – If you have yet to hear, TIME has chosen President Barack Obama as the 2012 Person of the Year. Whether or not you agree with the choice, the follow-up article in which photographer Pete Souza chose his favorite candid photos of the president give a lot of insight into the president inside the White House, away from all the skepticism and debates in the media. Our absolute favorite picture is of the president as he pretends to be caught in “Spiderman’s” web (the young boy is the son of a White House staffer). Click on the picture to view all the photos.
Most Delicious Designs from Architizer’s Gingerbread Competition via Architizer – Architizer did something pretty cool this year: they launched their first-ever Gingerbread Competition in which they asked their readers to create a work of edible architecture, whether it be a re-interpretation of something iconic or their own creative design. The one above was our favorite rendition. Click on the image to see the winner and more fun gingerbread houses!
Here Comes the School Boat: Living with Bangladash’s Floods via Architect’s Newspaper – How do you continue with your everyday routine when you’re fighting against nature? That is the question that the not-for-profit organization founded by an architect based in northern Bangladesh tried to answer. He is creating schools, health care facilities and homes on boats so that the facilities remain, even when monsoon season comes hurdling into a region. Read more by clicking on the image above.
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