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I take thee, sponsor

Some couples have resorted to soliciting sponsors to finance the big day.

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Backcountry huts, IKEA-style

Here’s how to build a hut or home on a shoestring budget.

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It’s a smart home after all

Mickey Mouse’s house gets a millennial makeover at the inaugural Expo for Design, Innovation and Technology (EDIT).

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A taxonomy of hip hop vocabulary

A data set of 26 million words by 500 artists reveals the unique differences and similarities that exist between rappers.

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A tool for designers in a rut

The MIT Media Lab created a Mad Libs-style game to provide instant design inspiration.

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Data visualization is as easy as selecting a font

AtF Spark is a typeface that inserts graphs into online stories and posts, no coding required.

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Marriage Valley and other tales by robots

This is what you get when artificial intelligence pens romance novels.

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Never miss a thing

Two former ad guys left the biz to create an app that’s like a scrapbook for babies.

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Rock ‘n roll glamping

A Beijing hotel has transformed its second floor into a communal sleeping space with tent-like structures inspired by music festivals.

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A pet’s life (in colour)

A connected game console for doggies disproves the theory that Fluffy is colourblind.