Design

The 2021 Porsche 911 Targa Takes 7 More Seconds To Drop Its Roof Than A Regular Cabriolet

Look, I know we’re splitting hairs here, but when an automaker produces a million versions of the same car, the spec race has got to come down to the wire. And the new 2021Porsche 911Targa’s roof deployment time is borderline unacceptable. Porsche already makes a 992-generation 911 convertible, available in whatever powertrain configuration you want, with a roof deployment time…
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Design

How to Figure Out Your Kid's Shoe Size

It seems like it should be a fairly easy thing, kids’ shoe sizes. And yettheir feet grown so damn rapidly,it’s like first they’re a four and then they’re an 8 (how is a toddler a size 8 whenI’ma size 8??) and then a 12 and now, wait, a 1.5?
Design

The Bizarre Hellscape of Coronavirus Stock Art

Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, a growing portfolio of dystopian artworks has engulfed thepopular photo marketplace Getty Images. A premium subscription image syndicate for news organizations and product designers, Getty provides a mix of images of…
Design

Maximalism Is Back

Minimalism—as a lifestyle and an aesthetic—is on its way out. Buoyed by the enduring popularity of mid-century modern design, minimalist and minimalist-adjacent interiors are so ubiquitous that seemingly every public space, be it a doctor’s office, a women’s…
Design

Modern Cars With Their 1980s Faces

Automotive design has changed pretty dramatically from the unashamedly rectilinear 1980s. We’ve learned a lot more about aerodynamics, which is of course a factor, but we’ve also just somehow decided that we really want all sorts of undulating, overlapping folds and…