Lego Architecture Studio

Daily Link Fix

NYC chain stores, Starbucks, Duane Reade
  • Quitting chain stores cold turkey and shopping only local in NYC isn’t easy. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]
  • Charting the emotions of every room in the house. [CityLab]
  • New York City, particularly Brooklyn, has more female-run startups than anywhere else in the country. [Animal]
  • Can American art museums continue to afford to be free to the public? [artnet]
  • The Flatiron Building gets the LEGO treatment. [Inhabitat]
  • You won’t find that pesky Allen wrench in this cardboard room-in-a-box, which can be set up in ten minutes. [Fast Co. Design]

Images: Chain stores via Flickr (L); Room-in-a-Box (R)

Architecture, Products

Lego Architecture Studio

We’ll now have an excuse to relive one of our favorite childhood pastimes. Danish toy company Lego has taken its world-famous building blocks to the next level, giving the children’s toy a sophisticated update geared toward architects and designers. Lego Architecture Studio is the first set of the plastic, snap-together blocks to come without instructions. Comprised of more than 1,200 pieces of 76 different unique shapes, options range from standard bricks to chamfered wedge-shaped blocks.

More about how Lego Architecture Studio will “allow you to explore the ideas and principles of architecture”