Design Dispatch

Our daily take on the world through the lens of design.

A street in San Francisco. (Photo: Wikimedia)

Renter’s Assurance

Airbnb has settled a lawsuit with San Francisco, agreeing to only allow rental listings from landlords who have registered with the city in order to prevent SF “from turning into one giant illegal hotel.”

Fashion Police

Rihanna killed it at the Met Gala. Madonna, not so much.
[The New York Times]

Culture Cash

Good news for advocates of arts funding: the NEA and NEH are not getting cut in the government’s new budget, and even getting moderate bumps.

Supersize Starbucks

For reasons yet to be fully explained, Starbucks is opening a four-story, 43,000-square-foot store in Chicago. Watch out New York, Shanghai, Milan, and Tokyo—you’re next.

Matter of Fact

Science says you need a rebrand.

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