Welcome to Slate’s new design blog, the Eye, where we will examine the groundbreaking, surprising, or simply delightful ways that designers reimagine every aspect of our physical and digital lives.
We will consider the life-changing inventions, minor masterpieces, and inevitable mishaps that result when designers attempt to solve our problems and improve our experiences, inventing products and devising systems to help us brush our teeth and use our smartphones and adorn our interiors and outfit our bodies and build our bridges and navigate our home towns and move through the world.
To pitch stories or send ideas, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today we get started with a visit to an innovative Parisian pastry chef who has redesigned the iconic French éclair.
TODAY IN SLATE
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Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns
Piper Kerman on Why She Dressed Like a Hitchcock Heroine for Her Prison Sentencing
Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
Homeland Is Good Again! For Now.
Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
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