Learning about design begins with a basic understanding of the natural environment, the creative process, and (of course) having fun! From innovative learning apps to tools that literally dig into nature, these ten gifts are ideal for stimulating play and exploration. Find more gift ideas, from textiles to furniture, in our Editor's Best 2015 special issue, on newsstands now.
With the days getting shorter, homes may be suffering from an acute (and depressing) lack of illumination. These seven lights (which range from cutting-edge LEDs to old-fashioned candles) can quickly remedy any shortage of brightness, both within and without any dwelling.
Located on the edge of the University of California, Berkeley campus, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)'s new building was once an industrial facility housing offices and printing presses. With its renovation and addition by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, it now hosts luminous galleries, a massive outdoor LED screen, and more.
We surveyed all 50 states of the good ol' USA to share these winning products for the holiday season. For hundreds more gift-giving ideas, pick up our Editor's Best 2015 special issue, now on newsstands.