Julian Treasure: Why architects need to use their ears
Because of poor acoustics, students in classrooms miss 50 percent of what their teachers say and patients in hospitals have trouble sleeping because they continually feel stressed. Julian Treasure sounds a call to action for designers to pay attention to the “invisible architecture” of sound.
Parent Silhouettes Baby Rattle
Following the birth of his first child in September, New York designer Russell Greenberg created custom baby rattles with ends shaped like profiles of mom and dad.
The maple-wood toy is carved on a lathe, using profile photos of the parents as a guide, and finished by hand in Long Island City, New York.