Nervous System Earth Puzzle looks incredible....

Nervous System Earth Puzzle looks incredible. It is based on an icosahedral map projection and has the topology of a sphere. This means it has no edges, no North and South, and no fixed shape. And it has 16 figure pieces shaped like indigenous animals! (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Gorgeous, energy-efficient retreat rests among Utah's mountains

Danish interior designer Mette Axboe spent months searching for the perfect U.S. location for a family retreat, but the hunt came to an abrupt end once she set sights on an expansive lot of 10 pristine acres overlooking Utah’s picturesque Park City. The mountain range in the background inspired the stunning design, which was conceived as a “looking box” to enjoy the scenery from any point in the home. Axboe worked with architect Chris Price and his firm Park City Design + Build to develop the ...
Tags: Utah, Mountains, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Passive Haus, Park City, Interior Design, Chris, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, Retreat, Chris Price, Renan Ozturk, Cedar Homes

Professor of Art History, SCAD

SCAD seeks Professor of Art History to conduct classes for enrolled students in the area of art history. Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in art history or related. Resume to Erin Powell, SCAD, 618 Drayton Street, Savannah, GA, 31401. The Savannah College of Art and Design [email protected]
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Why Music Competitions Are Still Relevant

Even today, where all you need is a social media account to be able to reach a potentially large audience, music competitions offer way more than just visibility. It’s like opening a window to let fresh air circulate: you need talent to travel, to become aware of what’s out there and to meet fellow musicians to work with. Plus, many competitions offer inexperienced players the chance to attend masterclasses led by world-class artists, and this is something not even a million Instagram likes can ...
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New Internationally-situated MFA in Dance

Internationally-situated MFA in Dance Year, Low Residency, and Flex Cohorts Summer 2019: Residencies in Paris and Montpellier, France Application Deadline: January 14, 2019 University of the Arts, Philadelphia MFA in Dance The University of the Arts in Philadelphia has launched a new Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) program in Dance that extends the context of learning from the studio, theater and classroom to the international festival environment as a space for learning. Each summer the program de...
Tags: Art, Education, Paris, Philadelphia, Montpellier, Bradley, MFA, Faculty, University of the Arts, Jeanine Durning, Reggie Wilson, Montpellier France Application Deadline, University of the Arts Philadelphia MFA, University of the Arts School of Dance, Fellowship Program, Rizvana Bradley

A perfect multitool for the season!

If you’re struggling to pick a great gift for a DIY enthusiast, or perhaps for secret Santa, the HexFlex MultiTool is just about the best way to go. It fits 14 incredibly useful tools into its small frame, and comes with a keyring attachment so you’ve always got it on you. Made from stainless steel, this incredibly season-appropriate multitool comes with two Phillips screwdrivers, a flathead screwdriver, three hex drivers, a box-cutter, a bottle opener, and six different wrenches cleverly integr...
Tags: Deals, Tools, Design, Bottle Opener, Popular, Product Design, Edc, Multitool, Screwdriver, Wrench, Phillips, EveryDayCarry, HexFlex, HexFlex MultiTool

Reclaimed materials and a massive green wall transports Denali shoppers to the great outdoors

Earlier this fall, Connecticut-based, multidisciplinary design practice Pirie Associates completed a biophilic store that evokes the image of a romantic, aging barn bursting with lush greenery. The newly opened Providence, Rhode Island store was created as the eighth brick-and-mortar location for the outdoor clothing and gear retail chain Denali. The store sits next to Brown University on Thayer Street and brings together a massive, low-maintenance vertical green wall with a predominately timbe...
Tags: Design, NYC, Gallery, Connecticut, Retail, Store, Rhode Island, Brick, New England, Interior Design, Salvaged Materials, Reclaimed Materials, Skylights, Providence, Timber, Corrugated Metal

Steppenwolf Launches New Resource: List Of New And Lesser-Known Plays That Require Diverse Casts

The list, called The Mix, “Steppenwolf compiled a list of over 150 potential nominators and ultimately received plays from nearly 100 theater professionals, including playwrights, directors and theater administrators. … The shows are inclusive of (but not limited to) race, ethnicity, gender, varied physical or cognitive ability, size, sexual orientation and generation. The company hopes that the peer-developed resource will fortify efforts of building equity in theater.”
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Google CEO Talks About What’s Next

There’s still that optimism. But the optimism is tempered by a sense of deliberation. Things have changed quite a bit. You know, we deliberate about things a lot more, and we are more thoughtful about what we do. But there’s a deeper thing here, which is: Technology doesn’t solve humanity’s problems. It was always naïve to think so. Technology is an enabler, but humanity has to deal with humanity’s problems. I think we’re both over-reliant on technology as a way to solve things and probably, at ...
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BIGs dramatic hillside apartments officially open in Stockholm

Bjarke Ingels Group has announced the official opening of the long-awaited 79&Park, a residential development with a striking, stepped design. Located in Stockholm’s Gärdet district, the sculptural complex consists of 169 foliage-covered apartments constructed from prefabricated 3.6-meter by 3.6-meter modules that are arranged around an open courtyard. The cascading design was developed to optimize access to natural light as well as views toward the city and Gärdet’s parklands. Inaugurated on ...
Tags: Design, Sweden, Architecture, Gallery, Bjarke Ingels, Copenhagen, Big, Stockholm, Prefab, Modular Architecture, Bjarke Ingels Group, Prefab Housing, Oma, Cedar, White Oak, Cedar Cladding

Can You Be A Professional Ballerina AND An Economics Major At The Same Time?

When I left NYCB I was looking at my decision as very black and white: either dance or school, with nothing in between. I imagined I’d go into a career completely separate from the ballet world. It would have relieved some of the pressure to have known that you can marry the two. Sometimes it’s a bit of a struggle, or even entertaining, to run from coding school to rehearsal, put your pointe shoes on, and be up and moving. But it is possible.
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Why Kerry James Marshall Says He’s Done Making Public Art

“I’ve done about all the public art I think I really want to do,” the 63-year-old South Side artist reiterated in a phone interview Sunday evening from the Bronzeville studio where he has continued to work even as prices for his paintings have climbed into the stratosphere. “The work I do now, I want to be less accommodating and less compromising … There’s too many contingencies that go with public art, and there are more compromises than I think I’m going to be willing to make from here on out....
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Vice President of Operations/COO of Orpheum Theatre Group

The VP of Operations/COO will be charged with creating systems and managing (including hiring, training and firing) staff to insure OTG delivers the highest level of operational efficiency, delivers white-glove customer service, maximizes income from concessions and novelties, creates the safest environment for our patrons and staff, maintains our facilities in the highest condition, and efficiently runs backstage operations. In addition, working closely with outside vendors, the VP/COO will be ...
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Dean, VCUarts Qatar

The Virginia Commonwealth University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, VCUarts Qatar. Dean, VCUarts Qatar The Virginia Commonwealth University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean, VCUarts Qatar. VCUarts Qatar is one of six schools from leading American universities and two European institutions that have established campuses in Education City, Doha, as a result of collaborative agreements between the respective universities and the Qatar Fou...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Qatar, Vcu, Richmond VA, Dean, Arabian Gulf, Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar Foundation, Education City Doha, Education City, School of the Arts, Storbeck Pimentel Associates, Susan VanGilder, Julie Tea Partner Beth McCarthy, Dean VCUarts Qatar VCUarts Qatar

3 Reasons to Embrace Stories in Your Next Presentation

According to the latest psychological research, stories activate 7 regions of the brain while facts and figures activate just 2 regions. However, in today’s presentation culture, we often rely on our facts and figures to communicate our content and shy away from stories. Maybe it’s because they are harder to deliver, or maybe it’s because we think that facts and figures will build credibility. But if you want to elevate your presentation, it’s vital that you learn how to tell a story like a pro....
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When nature’s algorithms begin designing products

Patterns in nature are usually a result of two processes. Diffusion and Reaction. First noticed by Alan Turing (also the man who invented the computer), these two processes, when combined form all the patterns we know in nature, from the stripes on a tiger or a zebra, to the texture on a coral. Devoting their time to computationally perfecting this algorithm and using it in the design process is Nervous System, a Massachusetts based studio. The Coral Cup, a result of those efforts, uses comput...
Tags: Deals, Design, Massachusetts, Nature, Alan Turing, Nervous System, Popular, Biomimicry, Product Design, Drinkware, Computational Design, Brain Coral, Coral Cup

Backpack Hanger Mockup Build: Using Matboard to Simulate Folded Sheet Metal Parts

"In product design, the importance of building mockups and simple prototypes cannot be underestimated," writes industrial designer Eric Strebel. "The knowledge gained from the exercise, to touch, hold and use the object in real life, is legitimately worth the time invested.""Seeing what you learned from a mockup gives you a leg up in the development process before you get to CAD. It also helps you avoid pitfalls that can't be as easily identified in CAD." To that end, in this vid...
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Reader Submitted: Chairs Inspired by the Organic Growth of Cities

Growing Chairs break ground in Shanghai, in the old worker's neighborhood at Lujiazui Park located on Tongji University's campus. The installations represent organic growth of cities, free spirit within these spaces, and the neighborhood's urban regeneration demand. View the full project here
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Images From "The Most Memorable Product Designs of the Past 150 Years" Book

Imagine playing a game of Pictionary with other industrial designers, where every clue is an iconic product design. Something that you could render with a few lines and your teammates could instantly name the specific product. What would those products be?They'd probably be the products depicted in "Iconix: Exceptional Product Design," a forthcoming book by German industrial designer Wolfgang Joensson. Apple iPod Coca-Cola Bottle Iconix is a comprehensive collection of iconic product desig...
Tags: Design, Sony, Dyson, Coca Cola, Polaroid, Object Culture, Weber, Rolodex, Kodak Instamatic, Skyhorse Publishing, Kikkoman, Wolfgang Joensson, Coca Cola Bottle Iconix, Joensson, Bausch Lomb Rayban Wayfarer BIC, Wester Co

Bag Making Behind the Scenes: Peak Designers Overseeing the Production of Softgoods at the Factory

The industrial design process is not just ideating, prototyping, pitching and cashing in; after a production run has been funded, as with Peak Design's successful Kickstart of their Travel Backpack (which we wrote about here), the designers then have to visit the factory to oversee the production process. This is particularly crucial with new products, where designers must ensure that any kinks are being ironed out and quality needs are being met.It's rare that we get to see this process on vide...
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Design Job: Eleven Is Seeking Designers with an Entrepreneurial Spirit in Boston MA

Would you like to join the Culture of Design at Eleven? We are a diverse family of thinkers. We create products, brands, and experiences as we peer through the lens of our "Powers of Perspective". Eleven is looking for team players whose View the full design job here
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Daily Design Inspiration

Daily Design Inspiration AoiroStudio Nov 09, 2018 The unfamous Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. Where you'll find the most interesting designs/artworks/concepts curated by one of us to utterly inspire your day. Besides that, it's an opportunity to feature work from other designers, artists, and creators in general that we haven't had the chance to write or featured. For this Daily we are selecting in graphic design, bra...
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Artists Re-Envision Norman Rockwell’s ‘Four Freedoms’ To Reflect Today’s America

The people depicted in Rockwell’s famous series of paintings — as per the expectations of the time and the artist’s own lived experience — were almost all lily-white New Englanders. Reporter Laura M. Holson talks with artists who are restaging those images, often with the cooperation of the Rockwell Museum, with a more variegated cast of characters.
Tags: Art, America, Visual, Norman Rockwell, Rockwell, SJ, Rockwell Museum, Laura M Holson, 11.08.18

Laptop Backpack

Discreet backpack for your laptop can be hidden under a jacket or hoodie. Under-The-Jack Pack designed by Betabrand. Carry your laptop covertly! Also check out: Laptop Case Workstation
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Multi-Stem Vase

Part of beloved California studio Heath Ceramics’ limited edition winter series, this stunning vessel has been “dipped and flipped” many times to create unique colors and lines—rendering each one unlike any other. Standing at nine inches high, it features their new “Basin” glaze, crafted trough a proprietary technique.
Tags: Design, California, Ceramics, Decor, Vases, Heath Ceramics, Vessels

A Rare Look at the Letters Between Two Art World Giants

The artists Alexander Calder and Ellsworth Kelly maintained an intimate, lively correspondence that reveals affinities both personal and aesthetic.
Tags: Art, News, Letters, Calder, Alexander Calder, Ellsworth Kelly, Alexander, Kelly, Ellsworth, Lévy Gorvy Gallery, World Giants

Ten-Year-Old Seattle Arts Magazine Folds

“The loss of this particular team and what they brought as a storytelling methodology and philosophy to this city is not a minor loss. It’s the biggest loss. The mission we started this company with is still something this city really, really needs.”
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