[Author: Kjell Varvin]
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CES Survival Guide: How To Properly Take Power Naps in Public

I never thought I would become someone who slept on the floor at trade shows. It's gross, people can steal your stuff, and I will repeat one more time that it's gross. As a general principle, I also believe that naps are a waste of time. As Drake once reiterated, "I don't take naps. Me and the money are way too attached to go and do that." In fact, I used to be the person who took photos of people sleeping at trade shows for entertainment. So what broke me? How did I become the person I've been ...
Tags: Design, Samsung, Ces, Yves Behar, Drake, Design Festivals, Yves, Connor Pelletier Sutton Step

Our Favorite Photos from 2018

One of our favorite things to publish are photo galleries from events we attend and site visits we take through the year. Here's a collection of our favorite photos from our travels this year. Click through to catch up on any of the events you didn't get a chance to attend. Dutch Design Week 2018: "If Not Us, Then Who?" Inside Belkin: A Slideshow of the Prototypes for the TrueClear Pro Inside Belkin: A Slideshow of Their Facilities, an Industrial Designer's Playground NYC x DESIGN: IC...
Tags: Photography, Design, Exhibitions, Iceland, Year In Review, Belkin, Design Festivals

Get Free Museum Admission With Your Bank of America Debit or Credit Card This Weekend

If you’re a Bank of America customer, you can visit some museums and art galleries for free this year.Read more...
Tags: Art, Bank Of America, Museums, Lifehacks, Art Museums, Your Bank of America Debit, Credit Card This Weekend

The OTFB: a switchblade-inspired, machined sculpture

Machinist/sculptor Chris Bathgate (previously) has revealed his latest piece: the OTFB (out the front/out the back), a spring-loaded, switchblade-inspired piece that substitutes rotation for a sliding switch, "creating a small amount of mechanical advantage, lessening the effort on the part of the user needed to load the spring in the assembly." The piece is a prototype for a small planned run of 6-12 objects. Well, I consider this first piece to be just the working prototype. There ...
Tags: Art, Gadgets, Happy Mutants, Video, News, Sculpture, Chris Bathgate, OTFB, Out The Front/back

Meet Core77 at CES 2019!

The Core77 editorial team will be diving into CES next week, making sure that what happens in Vegas is shown to the whole world. We'll be hosting a series of speakers on Wednesday, and teaming up with friends to host a party on Thursday. Hope to see you there!View the full content here
Tags: Design, Tech, Exhibitions, Vegas, Consumer Electronics, Design News


[Author: Kjell Varvin]
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[Author: Kjell Varvin]
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Daily Design Inspiration

Daily Design Inspiration AoiroStudioJan 05, 2019 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, branding, ...
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Has Silicon Valley (The Idea) Lost Its Creative Soul?

The ideal of super-smart people using those super smarts to create disruption for the betterment of all, or as Steve Jobs once put it, engineers working, quote, “to solve most of humankind’s problems.” He said that more than 20 years ago. There’s been a lot of history since then. There’s been a lot of money made, too, but also there’s been the emergence of certain kinds of problems that are only possible because of technology. – Wired
Tags: Art, Steve Jobs, Ideas, Silicon Valley, 01.03.19

How to Tell a Great Story in Five Simple Steps

A good story can increase an audience’s memory retention by 65%. That is not a small number when it comes to the effectiveness of your presentation. However, many of us fall into the trap of underdeveloped stories. The key to great stories is understanding an age-old formula to storytelling and using this formula to create your own. If you want to experience that 65% jump in memory retention, start by understanding the Arc of the Story. Check out these 5 steps to telling a great story. Inciting ...
Tags: Design, Storytelling, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Presentation Science

A rare occasion where geometry and alcohol pair well together

On a scale of one to ten, ten being the most popular, and one being the least, it’s safe to say that most humans would score geometric solids on the lower side, while scoring fine alcoholic spirits an average of a 9 or a 10. That being said, combining the two isn’t something that really sounds like a winning idea, but Restoration Hardware seems to have pulled it off with their Polyhedron Bar Cart.Designed as a modernist sculptural element that adds flair to any drinking room, the Polyhedron Bar ...
Tags: Home, Design, Alcohol, Lifestyle, Bar, Minibar, Product Design, Bar Cart, Restoration Hardware, Drinkware, Counter, Polyhedron, Polyhedron Bar Cart

Sean Parker's wedding violations result in new app for California coastline

What started out as a high-profile beachside wedding turned into a useful and long-term solution to beach access issues along the California coastline. When Napster founder and original president of Facebook Sean Parker started planning his 2013 beachfront wedding to then-fiance Alexandra Lenas, he had no idea that he was breaking land usage rules. With a redwood grove in mind, he simply leased the space from the hotel that fringed the area. He then spent months having the perfect set built. It...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Design, California, Ccc, Sean Parker, Southern California, Parker, Sean, Napster, James Smith, LA Times Images, California Coastal Commission CCC, Alexandra Lenas

Hyundai is building a ‘walking car’

Wheels have the advantage of speed, but can’t move as efficiently on rough terrain. Legs, on the other hand, can move on any terrain, but can’t move as fast as wheels can. Combine both and you’ve got yourself the best of both worlds… the ability to traverse through rough land as well as glide on smooth roads. That’s what Hyundai seems to be teasing with the Elevate, an EV concept that they’re being extremely hush-hush about, but plan to reveal more at CES in Las Vegas next week.The Elevate creat...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Safety, Medical, Ces, Automotive, Las Vegas, Hyundai, Mandalay Bay South Convention Center, Elevate, Ces2019, UMV

How Technology Is Changing Our Sense Of Self

Peter Galison: “The general project that I’m working on is about the self and technology—what we understand by the self and how it’s changed over time. My sense is that the self is not a universal and purely abstract thing that you’re going to get at through a philosophy of principles.” – Edge
Tags: Art, Ideas, 11.20.18, Peter Galison

The Next Great City For Artists? How About Des Moines?

The City has been growing a lot, especially the downtown. It’s ripe for a great arts scene. The trick? How to keep it lively and desirable but affordable at the same time. Artists love Austin, for example, but many are thinking of leaving because it’s gotten too expensive.
Tags: Art, Austin, Issues, Des Moines, 01.03.19

When Artists Tried To Spark A Television Revolution

Television was a revolution in the way people accessed information and entertainment. We forget now, but artists were intrigued not just by by the medium’s possibilities but also by its limitations. And they experimented with what it could and couldn’t do. – LitHub
Tags: Art, Media, 01.04.19

Why efforts to make buildings greener fail

The Economist looks at the problem and says that “zero energy” buildings do not go far enough.
Tags: Design, News, Economist

Art Newspaper Notes Growing Number of Fakes Attributed to African-American Modernists

The increasing attention to African-American modernism has led to increased efforts at counterfeiting the work of artists like Romare Bearden, Alma Thomas and more. “It’s a whole generation: you could go from A to Z through the list, from Charles Alston to Charles White. I am seeing fakes attributed to all of them,” dealer Michael Rosenfeld says.“You […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Charles White, Michael Rosenfeld, Romare Bearden Alma Thomas, Charles Alston

Christie’s to Sell Works from Collection of Richard L. Feigen

Christie’s will sell a series of works from the collection of dealer Richard L. Feigen this spring, Art Newspaper reports. Many of the works are expected to achieve record prices for the artists on sale. “Feigen has made countless and startling discoveries throughout his career and continues to champion the field of Old Masters,” says Francois de […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Christie, Richard L Feigen, Feigen

What Does It Mean To Be A “Teaching Artist”?

Eric Booth: “Teachings artistry lives in the hybrid zone, where two essential human realms meet—art and learning—to enrich one another and create the most fecund human space. Indeed, there is a tidal element to a teaching artist’s career as it ebbs and flows between the two kinds of projects.”
Tags: Art, Issues, SJ, Eric Booth, 01.03.19

Samsung’s latest space-saving design-driven monitors are an absolute win

I remember some 3-4 years ago when Samsung released their Serif TV and I couldn’t possibly imagine what the company was thinking. The TV was hideous, as it tried to tread the line between domestic appliance and gadget. Then one year later, Samsung debuted their QLED TVs with the Ambient Mode that, rather than making the TV stand out, made it blend in. The Ambient Mode was a work of genius, and showed that Samsung took research and design seriously rather than just coming up with eye-catching f...
Tags: Design, Television, Samsung, Ces, Desktops, Product Design, Ces2019, Space Monitor

Stack Chair

Vinyl Wall Sticker turns into a chair when combined with stacked magazines. Creative and innovative chair designed by Florian Kremb of Amplifier. Also check out: Rope Chai
Tags: Design, Tech, Florian Kremb

2018's Best Materials Stories

In this age of bioplastics, nanolaminates and leather grown from mushrooms, now is an exciting time to be a designer (assuming you've got the juice to spec materials). The trend for researchers to develop stronger, cheaper and/or more sustainable materials for us to make stuff out of is a positive one, and one that we as designers are uniquely in a position to help promote. Here are some of the best materials breakthroughs we saw this year: Bambooee: Reusable, Cleanable Paper Towels Made from Ba...
Tags: Design, Modumetal, Materials that Matter, Tank Outperform Steel Sustainable Mushroom

With Profits at $17,000 Per Truck, Pickup Market Competition Heats Up (While Sedans Die)

Ford F-150 At least for the Big Three automakers, sedans are a dying form factor. Last year it was announced that all three companies were largely abandoning them to focus on pickup trucks, which generate much more profit per unit. But just how much profit? Chevy Silverado Clickbait aside, the answer may surprise you. Dodge Ram In 2013 Automotive News guesstimated that Ford made a profit of roughly $13,000 per pickup. Autoblog had the figure a bit lower, quoting an estimate from industry a...
Tags: Design, Colorado, Cars, General Motors, United States, Ford, Fca, Gm, Toyota, Chevy, Dodge, Honda, Detroit, Reuters, Ford GM, Dave Sullivan

Design Job: Designworks Is Seeking an Industrial Designer Interested in Products Ranging from Medical to Toys

Designworks is an award-winning rapid product design and manufacturing business with experience across a range of sectors. We love delivering innovative products, building meaningful brands, and bringing game-changing experiences to life. We are looking for an Industrial Designer with a true passion and demonstrable talent for View the full design job here
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Into the Words

When young musical theatre artists ask me how to get where they're going, I always give the same advice, to consume as much musical theatre as humanly possible, to see every musical (live and on screen) that they can, read scripts and biographies and history books and analysis books, listen to cast albums -- and not just the new ones.In other words, drink all of it in. And part of that is creating a good library for yourself.I was browsing my own considerable musical theatre script library, and...
Tags: Amazon, Musicals, Scripts, Theatre, Theater, Kate, Sondheim, Neil Simon, Scott Miller, Tommy, George C Wolfe, Original Broadway Cast, Broadway Musical, Michael John LaChiusa, Kate West, Amazon American Musicals

Reality Winner’s Interrogation By The FBI Becomes A Play — With Not One Word Changed

A 25-year-old Air Force vet and translator for a U.S. intelligence contractor, Winner was convicted of leaking a classified NSA report on Russian hacking of US voter databases. For The Intercept, the web site to which Winner gave the report, Alisa Solomon writes about how director Tina Satter found the transcript of the FBI’s questioning of Winner and knew she had to stage it verbatim. — The Intercept
Tags: Art, Nsa, Theatre, US, Fbi, Air Force, Alisa Solomon, Tina Satter, 01.02.19

French Antiquity Dealers Protest President Macron’s Art Restitution Plans

Many tribal art dealers feel that their work in restoring and preserving pieces, documenting information about them and helping to establish collections, has been misrepresented and point to the lack of a legal framework around restitution.  – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Visual, Macron, 01.03.19

How to Paint Like a Pro Without A Professional Background

There is nothing you can do about drawing well if you are not extremely talented in arts or haven’t visited special art-related courses. At least this is what many people believe in. Most adults with average or minor drawing skills believe they can do nothing about drawing well if they don’t visit special courses or academy of arts. That’s not true. In the 21st century, anyone can create a masterpiece even without being talented or educated in art. How? By having the right tools. If you...
Tags: Art, Fashion, Diy, Painting, Paint, Drawing, Art Projects, Diy & Crafts, Paint Brush, Paint By Number

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