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The Genesis of Instagram's Redesign + More Design Links We Loved

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The genesis of Instagram's new logos—and more design links we loved this week.

The new Instagram family of app icons.
The new Instagram family of app icons. Photo by Instagram (via Fast Company)
  • Like it or hate it, Instagram's new logo design, which launched on Wednesday, took the company nine months to complete—and the launch video focuses on all the iterations they went through before settling on one. (Fast Company)
Photo by Alexis Dornier (via Fast Company)
  • Designed by architect Alexis Dornier, this "Origami House" in Indonesia embraces its environment with an open floor plan: lots of sunny windows and entrances, and an undulating A-frame roof made from teak and designed to increase air flow through the space. (Arch Daily)
A guest bedroom by Catherine Olasky and Maximilian Sinsteden.
A guest bedroom by Catherine Olasky and Maximilian Sinsteden. Photo by Danny Ghitis for the New York Times
  • On the heels of last week's buzz around too many white-walled interiors, the Times called this year's Kips Bay Decorator's Showhouse (located on East 61st Street in Manhattan), a "colorful answer to décor sameness." (New York Times)

Yes my mum lives in s #cave #trogladyte #France

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  • When Hannah Morrow, an English ceramicist who works in bone china, posted a few Instagrams about how her mom lives in a cave, New York Magazine got the pictures and ran the full tour. Spoiler: It's the classiest cave you've ever seen. (New York Magazine)
Photo by Mark Weinberg
  • According to a new survey, more consumers are discovering art via social media rather than any other more traditional outlets like museums or galleries—and increasingly they're also purchasing online, as well. (Here's how to start.) (Forbes)

Your favorite design stories, interiors, and DIYs from the interwebs this week? Tell me in the comments!

Tags: tech, Instagram, design, interiors, color