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40 of the Best Earthen Buildings of the Year + More Design Links We Love

April 22, 2016
Photo by ArchDaily
  • The TERRA Awards, which seek out the best earthen constructions of the year, just released their short list of 40 buildings in the running for this year's award. The forms and materials used feel as innovative (and simultaneously humble) as any. (Arch Daily)
Photo by Fast Company
  • To "mark the occasion" of the release of their new Game of Thrones notebooks, Moleskine casually hired a stop-motion animation studio to design this 40-second clip—which required 7,600 sheets of paper (and a lot of glue?) to pull off. (Fast Company)
  • Renovated by a theater designer, this 19th-century home in Gloucestershire features deliberately chalky dark walls—which is ingenious—and a branch used as a light fixture. So homey. (Dust Jacket Attic)
Photo by Jonas Berg via My Scandinavian Home
  • Black grout so often rubs me the wrong way—too stark? dirty-looking? aggressive?—but with these clean white square tiles, svelte shelves, and tiny appliances, it's hard not to be charmed by it. (My Scandinavian Home)
  • A great reminder that what we see in museums and galleries is only a fraction of what they hold, these staff images from the Museum of Natural History's storage areas are fascinating. (Messy Nessy Chic).

What design stories did you love on the internet this week? Share in the comments.

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