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Will Chicago Be Home to The George Lucas Museum?

A futuristic museum may be coming to the Second City. The architects at MAD have previously received approvals from Chicago City Council members for their proposed design of the George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. However, some critics of the project think it may not be the best project for Chicago. The museum would house many […]

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Breakwater, Chicago’s Floating Resort

It’s almost summertime in Chicago and that means plenty of outdoor activities. The team behind Breakwater Chicago has given us a look into new renderings of their floating vessel project, Breakwater. First proposed in 2014, Breakwater is essentially a floating 300-by-100 foot party barge that features outdoor decks, swimming pools, stores, bars and restaurants. This […]

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Office Furniture’s Big Five Domestic Firms

The training arm of Design Engine has had relationships of varying degrees with what might be termed the big five of U.S. office furniture. These noted firms, Steelcase, Herman Miller, HNI (All Steel), Haworth and Knoll had some involvement with the 3D training program partially because of their relatively close proximity (HNI located in Iowa […]

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Plans Proposed to Build Wooden Skyscraper in London

Cambridge University’s Department of Architecture, along with PLP Architecture and engineering firm Smith and Wallwork have proposed to build the tallest wooden skyscraper in London. The conceptual plan is an 80-story building that is 985 feet tall and provides over 1,000,000 square feet of space for 1,000 residential units. It would also be the second […]

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Designer Wai Lim Chan’s Jewelry Boxes Take Shape as Endangered Animals

Wai Lim Chan of Trigger Design, designer and participant in Design Engine training, has created some impressive designs. Wai Lim Chan’s “The Endangered” is a line of scented jewelry boxes that are shaped like endangered animals. Chan hopes these jewelry boxes will help represent the importance of cherishing precious moments with your loved ones. Chan explained the jewelry […]

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This Bracelet is Not Just a Piece of Jewelry

The Leatherman Tread is a multitool that features 29 different tools, even a bottle opener, which link together to form a very sleek-looking bracelet. Each one of the links of this bracelet is made of strong stainless steel and...
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This Church is About as Green as It Gets

The Tree Church and Labyrinth Walk by Barry Cox is unlike any church you have ever been to. Located in Ohaupo, New Zealand, and set on 3-acres of land it features extensive gardens and a labyrinth walk – all made out of g...
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BASICS Notebook – The Only Notebook You Will Ever Need

You buy a regular notebook to keep you organized, use it for a couple weeks and eventually it ends up in the bottom of some drawer in your house because it really wasn’t helping you all that much. Well, the brilliantly design...
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Eyes to the Skies

Droning in Technology Yes we’ve seen these new technological wonders on TV being used by the military to spy on targets and then blow them into oblivion. Now with the advent of smaller motors and electronics we are now wi...
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Road America Double Header Weekend

roadamerica04 Design Engine’s Race Team Leader, Brian Kolasa, likes to ultrasonically clean the brake calipers and rebuild those between every race weekend. He was unable to do that this past week because we purchased a K...
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Wearables Work Their Way into the Mainstream

The word wearable has become a buzzword in recent months
 as a direct result of Apple who are literally on everyone’s radar 
for having released their much anticipated iWatch in April of this 
year. While no groun...
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