Bjarke Ingels-Designed “LEGO House” Opens its Doors

A building as whimsical as the wonders it contains, the Bjarke Engels-designed LEGO House has finally opened its doors in Billund, Denmark—the town where LEGO was invented. Inside, one finds 25 million LEGO bricks, a store, three restaurants, a 2,000-square-meter public square and exhibitions. It’s a truly immersive experience center aimed at encouraging creative and cognitive skills. As for the building itself, 21 massive white …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Women of NASA Legos, Jack White's Detroit record-pressing factory, the "death" of street-photography in Japan and more

1. NYC Gallerist Denied Entry to the USA As longtime fans (and neighbors) of NYC’s design gallery Chamber, we were shocked to hear that its owner, gallerist Juan Garcia Mosqueda, was detained upon re-entry to the US and sent back to Buenos Aires recently. Mosqueda, a legal resident of the US for the last decade, who lives on the Lower East Side, was returning to …

Best of CH 2013: Most Popular

Build-your-own bikes, 3D-printed sex toys, cauliflower rice, architectural Lego and more stories that racked up the page views this year

Looking back on 2013, from boundary-pushing ideas from both established and up-and-coming artists and designers to new series like Off Piste and Scene, By All, it’s been a big year. What’s remained consistent, however, is our loyal audience that spans all over the world—and they do know best. Here are the stories from the past year that were the most read—an eclectic mix of topics …