An Exhibition That Celebrates Failure

Featuring 40 objects on loan from Sweden’s Museum of Failure, Cité du Design’s exhibition, When Design Flops (on view online) celebrates lessons learned during the design process, as well as inventions that are intentionally absurd. From a twin champagne glass to the somewhat frightening Little Miss No-Name doll, many of these creations were artistic endeavors, while others were enormous (and costly) snafus. Some designs were …

LEGO’s 1,552-Piece “Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh

Imagined by 25-year-old PhD student Truman Cheng, LEGO’s new 1,552-piece toy set replicates Vincent van Gogh’s swirling masterpiece “Starry Night.” Cheng uploaded his 3D brick vision to the Danish toymaker’s Ideas website, where the brand crowdsources concepts for future products. Cheng received resounding support from other public users for his replica of the painter’s iconic colors and brush strokes. Cheng will earn one percent of …

Holiday Gift Guides 2020: $25 and Under

Affordable ideas that don't sacrifice on style, function or appeal

Every December gets expensive. Though we may not be traveling for the holidays or bringing host gifts to countless parties in 2020, there are very few individuals who haven’t been adversely affected financially over the past year. Each holiday season, we aim to provide readers with more affordable gift options that don’t sacrifice on style, function or appeal. Whether you’re buying for family or friends, romantic interests, kids …