A selection of Slack Brand Design Projects

A selection of Slack Brand Design Projects AoiroStudioJan 04, 2019 It has been quite a little while since we last shared the work from Russell Shaw, an art director, designer and illustrator from San Francisco, CA, USA. We are happily sharing a selection of his brand design projects over Slack during 2017-2018. Working as a lead designer, he worked on a variety of projects from product marketing and launched campaigns, to internal designs for employees, to sa...
Tags: Design, Mast Brothers, Alice Lee, San Francisco CA USA, Channels, Anna Pickard, Russell Shaw, Bruce Sullivan, Maria Kalalang, Julie Haynes Customer Love, Hemlock Printers Illustration

This headset gives your nose a VR experience too

I’ll give the guys at Feelreal a pass because the VR market is only growing, so we may have to wait a decent amount of time before multisensory VR headsets don’t look like someone glued a toaster to your face. Its bulky design aside, the Feelreal is an attachment that adds an olfactory element to your VR experience. Compatible with the Oculus Rift, Go, HTC Vive, Samsung Galaxy VR, and the Playstation VR, the Feelreal snaps to the bottom of the headset, sitting right in front of the nose. It th...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Wearable, Vr, Headset, Smell, Product Design, Olfactory, AR / VR, Feelreal, Multisensorial, HTC Vive Samsung Galaxy VR

New Program for Senior Leaders – The Essential Leadership Model to Span Worlds – Apply Today!

This residency is for Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders who are ready, willing, and able to affect systems-level change across disciplines and cultures. Explore two-world leadership and beyond; looking at why it is critical to flourishing organizations. You will be immersed in a rich cross-cultural experience, ceremony, in-person lectures, hands-on application of theory, engaging dialogue, awe-inspiring mountain panoramas, outdoor and creative practices, individual and group reflectio...
Tags: Art, Education

Currently Crowdfunding: A Smart Indoor Garden, A Color Inkjet Printer for Smartphones and More

Brought to you by MAKO Design + Invent, North America's leading design firm for taking your product idea from a sketch on a napkin to store shelves. Download Mako's Invention Guide for free here. Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where's the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundu...
Tags: Design, Crowdfunding, NYC, UNICA, MAKO Design Invent North America, UNICA Mag Ceramics

City of Austin Seeking Cultural Arts Program Manager III

City of Austin’s Economic Development Department is seeking a key senior staff member within its Cultural Arts Division, to develop, shape, and administer funding and capacity building programs to support Austin’s robust creative economy. Job closes 2/1/19. Under minimal supervision and with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment, this position develops, implements and coordinates various project and program activities to promote, support and integrate cu...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Austin, Austin s Economic Development Department, Olivia Parker Economic Development Department

This two-wheeler literally has helicopter-engines because why not…

“Over the top” is a phrase that comes to mind when one looks at the TMC Dumont for the very first time. There’s nothing conventional about the bike. It features two massive 36-inch wide hubless wheels on either end of its edgy, characteristic body that features… wait for it… a helicopter engine. Sitting rather visible on the Dumont’s body is a 300-horsepower Rolls-Royce helicopter engine that literally puts the ‘chopper’ in this chopper!With looks that could proverbially kill, and an engine th...
Tags: Design, Lockheed, Dumont, Tarso Marquez, TMC Dumont

Get Ready: Musician Holograms Are Coming To A Concert Near You

The experiment has already dipped into some North American venues where the virtual likeness of deceased crooner Roy Orbison received mixed reviews a few months ago. Opera singer Maria Callas was also resurrected in a performance some critics say looked more like she was a floating ghost than a physical entity. Glenn Gould will be added to the hologram circuit in 2019, with the late Canadian pianist accompanied by live orchestras as part of a tour organized in co-operation with his estate. – To...
Tags: Art, Music, Glenn Gould, Roy Orbison, Maria Callas, 01.02.19

Leveraging Clarity to Inspire Your Audience

One of my favorite presenters once said, “Words change worlds.” This phrase drives home the power of our words and the way they affect our daily lives. But in today’s political climate, I think this quote becomes especially poignant for anyone who finds themselves presenting. Whether you are presenting keynote addresses in front of thousands of people or sharing your passion with a room full of friends, your words have the ability to change the world we live in. As a presenter, you must learn to...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Donald Miller, Presentation Hacks

Leverage Clarity to Inspire Your Audience

One of my favorite presenters once said, “Words change worlds.” This phrase drives home the power of our words and the way they affect our daily lives. But in today’s political climate, I think this quote becomes especially poignant for anyone who finds themselves presenting. Whether you are presenting keynote addresses in front of thousands of people or sharing your passion with a room full of friends, your words have the ability to change the world we live in. As a presenter, you must learn to...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Donald Miller, Presentation Hacks

Feminine Beauty Redefined

Beauty comes in all different shapes and sizes, and these illustrations gracefully exemplify that with portraits of women whose proportions are highlighted contrary to mainstream media. Curvy physiques, musclular limbs, and feet that are anything but petite make a statement of self-love: to be comfortable in your own skin! The artist, poury_nekounam, redefines beauty with pure, unadulterated figures and "unladylike" expressions and I absolutely love her for it. She elimates excess noise that ma...
Tags: Art

Music As Universal Language? It Starts With Something Local

“Conceptually, one might argue, Western classical music is tailor-made for global promulgation since a score written in country A in year X could theoretically be rendered equally well by musicians in either country B in year Y or country C in year Z.  But, of course, thanks to the advent of recording technology well over a century ago, those folks in A, B, and C can now easily listen to each other.  As a result, any locally made music has the possibility of reaching a global audience. ” – NewM...
Tags: Art, Music, 01.01.19

IMMA Readies Retrospective for Derek Jarman After Lawsuit is Settled

The settlement of a lawsuit over the paintings of filmmaker and artist Derek Jarman has cleared the way for a major retrospective at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) in Dublin in November. “We don’t know Derek Jarman the painter, but that was his primary practice,” says Sean Kissane, the curator at IMMA.  Read more at […]
Tags: Art, News, Dublin, Derek Jarman, Art News, Minipost, Imma, Irish Museum of Modern Art IMMA, Sean Kissane

YD JOB ALERT: Ammunition Group is looking to hire an Industrial Design Intern

Ammunition Group was founded by Robert Brunner in 2007, after having led the design team as Director of Industrial Design at Apple (he was succeeded by Jonathan Ive), and having been a partner at design powerhouse Pentagram for nearly a decade. Ammunition’s reputation precedes it as the company went on to create some of the most memorable products we’ve seen and loved today, from Ember’s self-heating coffee mug, to Lyft’s reinvented taxi light, to the delightful Polaroid Cube, to probably their ...
Tags: Apple, Design, US, San Francisco, Jonathan Ive, Job Board, Product Design, Industrial-design, San Francisco USA, Dre, Brunner, Intern, Polaroid Cube, SolidWorks, Ammunition, Robert Brunner

What Happens When Critics Change Their Mind?

So much of critical authority depends on confidence of opinion. To change your mind risks undermining that authority, an act of self-subversion. But I still think the better path is honesty. – The New Republic
Tags: Art, Issues, 12.26.18

Reconciling Rich Board Members And Their Compromised Money

It’s a particularly stark reminder that no organization is purely good when money is the major organizing principle. The art and search for meaning that constitute the best expression of humanity will always be diluted here. In this case it’s cut by the worst expression of humanity, war. It’s also a stark reminder that people with blood on their hands will always have a chance to rehabilitate their image. – The Baffler
Tags: Art, Issues, 12.27.18

Director Of The Uffizi Demands Germany Return Painting

Eike Schmidt, who is German himself, said Berlin had a moral duty to give back the painting, Vase of Flowers, by the 18th century Dutch artist Jan van Huysum. It was looted from Florence by German soldiers in 1944 and is now owned privately by a German family. – The Telegraph (UK)
Tags: Art, Berlin, Florence, Visual, Eike Schmidt, 01.01.19

Solar-Powered smart home in LA can be remotely controlled with a phone

Los Angeles-based general contractor and real estate development firm LA Build Corp has recently completed a single-family custom home that combines luxury modern design with energy-saving smart home technologies. Located in West Hollywood’s Kilkea Drive, the contemporary dwelling is equipped with a full home automation system that allows the homeowners to control multiple aspects of the house—from the sound systems to the window shades—with a touch of a button on their smartphones. Set on a...
Tags: Design, California, La, Los Angeles, Home Automation, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, Solar Panels, Pool, Halifax, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, West Hollywood, Cedar

The Year in CultureGrrl: Impolitic About Art & Politics

Once again, art-lings, let me offer you my Best Wishes for an Art-Full New Year, along with CultureGrrl’s Top 20 Stories for 2018. And I’ll end this post with a postlude about an issue that I’ve largely ducked this year — the vexing question of whether museums should be “political” and if so, in what ways. — Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 01.03.19

2018's Best of DIY - Workshop

When it comes to New Year' resolutions, few of us say "I'd like to spend more money this year." So for 2019, see if you can make your shop more efficient without laying out much cash by incorporating some of these DIY tips from last year: An Easy Way to Create DIY Bearing Mounts How to Make an Inexpensive DIY Sandblaster How to Make Your Own Mini Miter Saw, Jigsaw, Drill and More Brilliant Trick for Carrying Full Sheets of Plywood Man Devises Clever DIY System to Load Sheet G...
Tags: Design, Diy

Recent Listening: O Canada

Let’s mention just a few recent recordings by Canadians whose work has caught the ears of the Rifftides staff. — Doug Ramsay
Tags: Art, Canada, Ajblogs, 01.03.19

Modern cabin hand-built among the redwoods by a group of friends (Video)

A couple and their friends constructed this cabin out in the woods to spend more time in nature together.
Tags: Design, News

Why Roboticists Are Hiring Animators To Make Their Robots Cute

“To produce a robot that can carry out complicated practical tasks is so costly that these devices remain the preserve of industry and defence. Instead developers are working with emotion in mind.” — 1843 Magazine
Tags: Art, Ideas, January 2019

Tuba Sink

Musical instrument from the brass family turned into unique bathroom sink. Tuba Sink – creative idea for bathrooms of musicians and concert halls. Also check out: Guitar Urinal
Tags: Design, Tech

Where Tomorrow Lives: Another look at health and wellness in building

KB Homes with Builder Magazine call this a big business opportunity, and it is one that the green building industry ignores at their peril.
Tags: Design, News, KB Homes, Builder Magazine

Phillips Adds Selling Exhibition of African American Artists

Phillips is planning to add a selling exhibition of African American artists to its calendar this winter, featuring work by Fred Wilson and Kehinde Wiley, among others.  “It gives proper recognition to these extraordinary artists of the mid-20th and early 21st centuries alongside their contemporaries,” says Arnold Lehman.Read more at Art Market Monito
Tags: Art, News, Fred Wilson, Art News, Minipost, Phillips, Kehinde Wiley, Arnold Lehman Read

Lauren Wittels Made Partner at Luhring Augustine

Lauren Wittels has been named a partner at Luhring Augustine, promoted up from her position as the gallery’s senior director. “Lauren’s contribution to the gallery program and her dedication to the artists and clients of the gallery certainly warrants such well-deserved recognition, and we congratulate her and look forward to many more fruitful years of collaboration,” says Roland Augustine, […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Lauren, Luhring Augustine, Lauren Wittels, Roland Augustine

Learn the Art of Paper Weaving - Weave Through Winter E-Course

Perhaps you made a New Year's resolution to learn a new paper art or craft in 2019. I have just the ticket! Join Helen Hiebert, paper maker, artist, author and experienced teacher in her next online... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
Tags: Design, Ann Martin, Helen Hiebert

RIP – Artist Nicola L. Passes Away at 81

Artist Nicola L., known for her feminist practice in sculpture, videos, and performances, has passed away at the age of 81.  Curator Ruba Katrib confirmed her passing.  “Nicola was dedicated to art and politics, never concerned with prescriptive modes of making,” Katrib said. “She embedded her singular vision into hybrid-forms of sculpture, painting, clothing, performance, […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Nicola, Ruba Katrib, Katrib

UK bans pet stores from selling puppies, kittens

In an attempt to protect animals from exploitation, the United Kingdom has passed a new law banning third-party commercial retailers from selling puppies and kittens. The U.K. government wants to crack down on “puppy farms” and make things more difficult for dealers who seem to have no regard for animal welfare. There was overwhelming public support for the ban of third-party sales, and Animal Welfare Minister David Rutley says the new law “is part of our commitment to make sure the nation’s mu...
Tags: UK, Design, London, News, California, Animals, Animal Welfare, United Kingdom, Rspca, Trentham, Abraham, Puppy Mills, Animal Protection, Marc Abraham, Pet Stores, Ban On Puppy Mills

New Thinking On How The Mind Predicts Behavior

A revolutionary, and now widely accepted, countermodel to Freud’s scheme goes by the term “predictive mind.” The theory comes in different flavors, but overall it holds that automatic processes play a central role in the mind, allowing us to predict events quickly and accurately as they arise. Learning, experience and consciousness constantly improve our implicit, or unconscious, predictions, and we take note of events only when the predictions fail.  – Scientific American
Tags: Art, Ideas, Freud, 12.19.18

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