White Goat

White Goat  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  $330. Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!   [Author: Diane Hoeptner]
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Determining the Perfect Rate of Speech

I once experienced a scientific presentation that was delivered in what felt like light speed. I tried my hardest to follow along, but no matter how hard I tried, with each passing minute, I found myself more and more lost. Eventually the presentation ended, and to this day, I could not tell you what was discussed. What I experienced that day was a poor choice in rate of speech. Scientists have proven that humans can understand speech at a rate of 400 words per minute, but does that mean we can ...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Presentation Science, Presentation Design, Rate of speech

Bootleg Concert Recording Is Thriving In The 21st Century

Unlike most every other part of the music world, taping has not only thrived in the 21st century but come into its own, from advanced cell phone gadgetry (like DPA’s iPhone-ready d:vice MMA-A digital audio interface) to compact handheld recorders (like Zoom’s varied line of products), from high-speed distribution to metadata organization. Despite constant radical change, taping has never been disrupted. Rather, it has positively flowered.
Tags: Art, Music, MMA, DPA, 11.20.18

Why Graphic Designers Should Also Be UX Designers

Graphic design focuses on making things visually beautiful, while UX design focuses on the experience of the design and how functional everything is for the user. Combining both types of design results in aesthetically pleasing designs that are high functioning. The world changes rapidly in the modern age, and social media has a lot to do with how immediate people expect things to be. Trends show that more and more companies are offering things immediately, including healthcare video appointmen...
Tags: Design, United States, Illustration, Lexie, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART, OTHER-DIGITAL-ART, Design Minute, Open Universities Australia OUA

Bamboo house: easy to build, sustainable Cubo wins top prize

Earl Forlales awarded £50,000 for trying to address chronic housing shortage in the PhilippinesThe creator of a house made of bamboo that can be put together in four hours to solve the chronic shortage of affordable accommodation in the Philippines has won a £50,000 top prize to develop cities for the future. Earl Forlales, 23, a graduate in material science engineering, took inspiration from the bamboo hut his grandparents lived in outside Manilla.Forlales was awarded first prize by the Royal I...
Tags: Design, World news, Cities, Asia Pacific, Philippines, Art and design, Cubo, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors RICS, Earl Forlales, Manilla Forlales

This Clock is also a life-saving emergency kit

A clock serves as an indication of whether you’re on time, early, or running late. The clock practically guides you through your day, directing your life, but the Life Clock by Gyeonggido Company & SWNA design studio does much more. Designed as a disaster survival kit, this clock can practically save lives by allowing you to be prepared during a disaster. The clock comes with a hollow internal compartment that houses its own kit of emergency products. It comes with two potent glow sticks that ...
Tags: Home, Design, Safety, Watches, First Aid, Product Design, Survival Kit, Disaster Relief, Disaster Preparedness, Gyeonggido Company, Life Clock, SWNA design studio, Gyeonggido Company SWNA

Toronto Is Building An Ambitious “Smart” Neighborhood From The Ground Up

It is not the first smart city—municipalities around the world have adopted smart infrastructure like artificial-intelligence-enabled traffic lights—but it might be the most ambitious. The project’s 200-page wish list of features is astounding. The “vision document” imagines not only the revitalization of a 12-acre plot that has sat largely vacant since its heyday as an industrial port, but its transformation into a micro-city outfitted with smart technologies that will use data to disrupt every...
Tags: Art, Toronto, Ideas, 11.21.18

Museum video for the win

We have been working with the Los Angeles Maritime Museum for years, but we are just now beginning to explore how video can help them market the wonderful little museum on the Los Angeles Waterfront. To that end, we applied for a grant to produce a video specifically on the history of Terminal Island. This is a Ken Burns-style short piece: And, since there are a lot of Spanish-speaking people in Southern California, we decided to do it in Spanish: And then I did a quick 30-second “welc...
Tags: Business, Design, Blog, Ken Burns, Portfolio, Southern California, Film/video, Post Production For Film And Video, Los Angeles Waterfront, Los Angeles Maritime Museum

No Surprises: Survey Says People Like The Arts

“Americans Speak Out about the Arts in 2018” was conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs for Americans for the Arts in May 2018. It is based on a nationally representative sample of 3,023 American adults, making it one of the largest public opinion studies about the arts ever conducted.  As one might expect when hearing from the public, we find a mix of assumptions challenged and observations confirmed.
Tags: Art, Issues, SJ, 11.21.18, Ipsos Public Affairs for Americans for the Arts

Throw out your romaine lettuce, CDC declares E.coli outbreak

Romaine lettuce is unsafe to eat … again. The CDC is advising people to throw out and avoid eating all romaine lettuce following an E.coli outbreak that has left 32 people sick and 13 people hospitalized across 11 states in the U.S. so far. The CDC along with public health officials across the U.S. and Canada are investigating another outbreak of E.coli connected to romaine lettuce. The center said that consumers should not eat any romaine lettuce, and restaurants and retailers should not serve...
Tags: Health, Food, Design, News, Safety, Cdc, Public Health, Canada, Illness, Outbreak, E.coli, Eat & Drink, Lettuce, Caesar, Romaine Lettuce

Study: Does Reading Fiction Increase Your Capacity For Empathy?

Psychologists have begun to explore this question by asking whether reading fiction improves people’s sensitivity to other people’s beliefs or emotions compared to either not reading or to reading nonfiction. A paper by David Dodell-Feder and Diana Tamir in the November 2018 issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General looked across 14 studies using a technique called meta-analysis to determine whether there is reason to think that reading fiction improves social abilities.
Tags: Art, Words, Diana Tamir, 11.19.18, David Dodell Feder

The Hundreds Of Artists Now Living On LA’s Skid Row

Thousands of homeless people live in Skid Row, and many of them identify as artists. In 2008, the Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) began to organize a registry of artists who live and work in the neighborhood, which now includes more than 700 names.
Tags: Art, La, People, 11.18.18, Los Angeles Poverty Department LAPD

Behold, the world’s first fully 3D printed motorbike!

Apart from the electronics, and the rider, every ounce of the BigRep Nexa is 3D printed. From the handlebars, to the body, to the seat, suspension, and even the tires, the Nexa is an absolutely stunning feat of design and engineering melded together to show how far additive 3D printing has come. The e-bike’s body comes with an edgy, chiseled design that gives it character and strength, and even includes a flexible bumper underneath the seat to absorb shock. Even the airless tires are made from...
Tags: Design, Automotive, 3d Printing, Product Design, Motorcycle, TPU, Nexa, BigRep, Pro Flex, E bike

Architects want to transform an old Dutch bridge into zero-energy apartments

In a bid to save, rather than tear down, a historically significant bridge in the Netherlands, Delft-based cepezed architects unveiled an adaptive reuse scheme for turning the defunct bridge into a base for energy-neutral dwellings and a conference center. Created in collaboration with Expericon, Hollandia Infra, Mammoet and the IV-Group, this innovative proposal was the result of a consortium that sought to sustainably redevelop the structure, which spans the river Lek near Vianen. Although th...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Bridge, Stockholm, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Green Renovation, Net-zero Energy, Adaptive Reuse, Lek, Netherlands Starting, Sustainable Architecture, Zero energy, Energy Neutral, IV Group

Design Job: Start 'Er Up! KISKA is Seeking a Senior HMI Designer in Anif, Austria

“The most challenging missions are my favourite. Like making a motorcycle cockpit usable at 299 km/hr.” Daniel, HMI Designer Drive the research, design, prototyping and production of human machine interfaces. Leading your team, you will make functional user interactions that are brand and consumer View the full design job here
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Tools & Craft #116: What We Can Learn By Looking Inside Benjamin Seaton's Tool Chest

I own pretty much every hand tool ever invented. Then again, I'm a tool collector. But the reality is that many amateur woodworkers who don't think of themselves as collector also amass a huge range of tools. It's because they need them! As amateurs, we do a wide range of work, and in most cases we don't have the opportunity to borrow specialized tools (especially sharp ones).This situation was not and is still not the case in professional shops. Professionals specialize, and they only have t...
Tags: Design, Brooklyn, Chris, Joel, Gabriel, Seaton, Joel Moskowitz, Chris Pye, Tools for Working Wood, Gramercy Tools, Tools & Craft, Benjamin Seaton, Christopher Gabriel Sons, Sharpenmygouge, Mark Atkins

Jean Tinguely’s Extravagantly Odd Music Machine Is Back In Action

“A year after it was silenced [from decades of wear and tear], Jean Tinguely’s beloved clanging, banging, creaking, groaning music machine Méta-Harmonie II is ready to go back into action at the Museum Tinguely in Basel following a laborious year-long restoration of many of its parts.”
Tags: Art, Music, Basel, Visual, Jean Tinguely, 11.15.18

Introducing Osore: Sararīman Lightroom Presets

Introducing Osore: Sararīman Lightroom Presets AoiroStudio Nov 21, 2018 Today is a little special for me, I wanted to share my latest side-project/product with you guys on ABDZ. Introducing Osore: Sararīman Adobe Lightroom Presets, launching with four presets fully customizable for Desktop and Mobile. A little backstory? During our escapade in Japan, I became really fascinated with "The Salaryman". In definition, it's an employee (mostly male) wearing ...
Tags: Japan, Design, Instagram Twitter, François Hoang, Sararīman Lightroom Presets

Trace New York’s Gender-Neutral Fragrances

Five hand-blended scents of the utmost quality Trace New York‘s founder Tony Olsen spent years in the world of interior design. Hailing from San Francisco, he worked in the Bay Area until a move to NYC in 2001 and now, 17 years later, he is launching Trace—a fragrance brand at the intersection of his passions—to provide scents that claim no gender, much like the essential oils he …
Tags: New York, Design, Style, NYC, San Francisco, Perfume, Handmade, Bay Area, Fragrances, Scents, Gender Neutral, Trace New York, Tony Olsen

Announcing the 2018 Core77 Ultimate Gift Guide!

It's that time of year again! The holidays are coming up, and we want to know: What's on your design wish list? Whether you're a skater dad, a wood shop whiz or a tech junkie, pick your top 5 gift ideas, share them with us between now and December 14th, and you'll be in the running for some pretty sweet prizes. Here's how it works:1. Create a Gift Guide2. Get your friends to vote for you!3. On December 18th, one community choice winner and one winner selected by our editors will be announced on...
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Australian Engineer Invents Brilliant Automotive Pulling Tool

A lot of mechanical things are created by tightly fitting one part onto another. This works well, but when things go wrong with a car, mechanics have to remove a lot of these parts: Power steering pulleys, harmonic balancers, Pitman arms. In many instances these parts have never been separated and are reluctant to divorce; resourceful mechanics must therefore painstakingly devise and construct their own one-off tools to finish the job.Australian engineer Peter Milekovic's job is to make mechanic...
Tags: Design, Pitman, Tools & Craft, Peter Milekovic, Milekovic

The YD Black Friday Wishlist: Cool Products, Cool Deals!

The season of giving (even if it means giving unto oneself) is upon us and we present to you the consolidated 2018 Black Friday Gift Guide… a list of products that wowed us, from the year gone by. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from the YD Family!P.S. Stay tuned for the Cyber Monday Gift Guide that drops at the beginning of next week! __ 01. Royole Moon by Royole You may remember Royole for its most recent launch, the Flexpai, a tablet that literally folds into a phone. The California start-up...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Black Friday, Gift Guide, Design, California, Steve Jobs, Michael Bay, Moon, Nintendo, Tsa, Google Cardboard, Best Of, Popular, Polaroid, Product Design

Food Art by Kristen Meyer

Fruits, vegetables, and other food precisely arranged into beautiful patterns. Series of arranged food art created by Kristen Meyer of Salvage Design. Fruitful Cracked Banana Split Sweet Potato Melon Mashup Cheese on Crackers Mod-Melon Also check out: Breakfast Food Art
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Winner of the 2018 Collegiate Inventors Competition: The Rhino Rotary Hammer Attachment for Repointing

This week the National Inventors Hall of Fame announced the winners of the 2018 Collegiate Inventors Competition, which asks college students to demonstrate the future of innovation. We dig the competition because it focuses on actual, practical, real-world problem-solving objects. This year's Gold winner of Undergraduates came up with Rhino, a rotary hammer tool attachment for stonemasons.The process of repointing (re-mortaring) bricks starts with joint-raking, i.e. removing the outer layer of ...
Tags: Design, Rhino, National Inventors Hall of Fame, Tools & Craft, Elizabeth Bianchini Kyler Kocher Ann McInroy, Sam Resnick


Still playing with shapes and blending colors.  With the pots, you lay down the shadow shape only and then, using clean water, you move out and around to create the shape of the pot.  I like the bottom left one the best.  The top right bled out too much creating a feathered edge and the bottom right just looks dull.  So - fun to try and play with.   The red/blue is just laying down colors with white space in between and then bleeding them together with clean water without touching either ...
Tags: Art, Rh Carpenter

Here's a Cheap, Rickety Card Table to Seat Your Unliked Relatives at on Thanksgiving

Looks like it's your turn to get into the barrel this year, and you've been selected as the unlucky host for your family's 2018 Thanksgiving gathering. It's a burden, a hassle and an imposition. But luckily for you, we've got a great, passive-aggressive way in which you can unhealthily vent your frustrations.The key is to quietly inconvenience your unliked relatives--you know, the ones who dare to have different political views from you--but you've got to be slick about it. The communal nature o...
Tags: Amazon, Design, Furniture Design, Don

Critic’s Notebook: From the Beach to the Boudoir

Exhibitions of the work of Berthe Morisot and her teacher, Camille Corot, explore the changing images of women in late-19th-century France.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Corot, Berthe Morisot, Barnes Foundation, National Gallery of Art, Camille Corot, Women and Girls, Jean-Baptiste-Camille, Corot: Women (Exhibit, Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist (Exhibit

How Well-Worn Idioms Shape Our Debates

Most of us don’t seek out a new form of language, and if we happen to come across arbitrary sentences or silly paragraphs, we’re less than thrilled about it. The old idioms work just fine. We know what they mean. Even if I store food in cartons in the fridge, I don’t “keep all my eggs in one basket.” Even if you never cook for yourself, you sometimes “put it on the back burner.” Does this mean that old idioms are inevitably clichéd?
Tags: Art, Ideas, 11.19.18

Why Classic Children’s Literature Turned Me Into A Parent Censor

“It’s one thing for me, an adult, to encounter these words, archaic and problematic as they are, understand their origins, and keep reading. But I’m not sure if my kids, aged six and three, are even old enough to grasp the concept of historical context, especially as explained to them by an unprepared, exhausted parent.”
Tags: Art, Words, 11.20.18

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