Daily Design Inspiration

Daily Design Inspiration AoiroStudioJan 16, 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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Listen to Hi-def Music While Listening to the World Around You

Audio cancelation is nice. It’s nice, however, indoors. Step outdoors and audio cancelation can be a dangerous thing. I remember almost getting hit by a bus ten years ago because I had headphones on, and didn’t hear the massive vehicle heading towards me. That’s where immersive, isolated audio can be somewhat of a drawback. What’s the solution? A pair of headphones that have the ability to adapt to where you wear them.That’s what the HB-V70 are. A pair of around-ear headphones that allow you t...
Tags: Google, Deals, Design, Siri, Popular, Product Design, Random, ANC, OEC, Active Noise Cancelling, HB-V70 Headphones, Open Ear Control, DJ Direct Inc, Open Ear Control OEC

Reinventing the Glass Box House: Casa Hofmann in Valencia

Imagine Farnsworth House, Mies van der Rohe's iconic 1950s modernist glass-box residence in Plano, Illinois, updated for the 21st century and set in coastal Spain with breathtaking views not of wooded plains but a lush Mediterannean landscape.
Tags: Art, Spain, Valencia, Glass Box House, Casa Hofmann, Farnsworth House Mies van der Rohe, Plano Illinois

Reader Submitted: This Smart Ring Aims to Provide Better Lives for People with Sickle Cell Disease 

Oxygem is a smart ring that aims to provide people with Sickle Cell Disease a better lifestyle and reduce the amount of deaths caused by this disease each year. On average, statistics show that in every 1,000,000 people, 1 in 6 people is a carrier of Sickle Cell Disease, and 1 in 25 is diseased, with a death rate of 1 per week.Sickle Cell Disease is a condition in which red blood cells are not shaped as they should be. Red blood cells usually look like round discs. But in Sickle Cell Disease, th...
Tags: Design, Reader Projects, Provide Better Lives for People

This New Instrument Reimagines the Infamous Talkbox

Bosko Kante is a grammy-winning artist, producer and most recently, innovator. He and his wife Maya Kante co-founded Electrospit and co-created the ESX-1, a tubeless talkbox designed to liberate an artistic expression with mobility, style, freedom and innovation. The traditional talkbox is to thank for the famous hook that rises and falls like west coast hills at the beginning of 2pac and Dre's "California Love." But talkboxes have always been clunky, intrusive DIY-instruments, extremely imp...
Tags: Design, California, Tech, Amazon Play, Bosko, Bosko Kante, Maya Kante, Electrospit, David Guetta Bruno Mars

Library de Kimpel

Belgium’s Library de Kimpel is the latest library featured at arch daily. Designed by Adem Architecten  the new library was part of a master plan that included turning the existing library into offices and an exhibition center and the construction of a new youth center. The project was completed in 2015. The interior of the library is designed and organized around 5 subject areas: Music, Literature and Poetry, Lifestyle and Sport, Art and Architecture and Travel. More photos here All...
Tags: Books, Public Libraries, Libraries, Belgium, Interior Design, Library Architecture, de Kimpel, Library de Kimpel, Adem Architecten

Strange Birds at Figureworks

Yuliya Lanina, Parrot, acrylic and collage on paper, 11” x 14”, 2018 Strange Birds   featuring  Jennifer Delilah Susan Hamburger Yuliya Lanina Paul Plante   with  Jean Pierre Alaux Benny Andrews Leonard Baskin Anne Bernard George Constant Bonnie Faulkner Arlene Morris Alexander Ney Kiki Smith January 11 – March 3, 2019 Reception: January...Read more »
Tags: Art, Exhibition, Yuliya Lanina Parrot

Podcasters In Search Of A Business Model

Audiences for podcasts are growing quickly. And the number of podcasts is also exploding. Podcasters are scrambling to find ways to support their work and business models that work.
Tags: Art, Media, 01.14.19

The Importance of Inspiration and How to Draw it Out of Your Audience

Inspiration is a key component of every presentation. If your audience does not feel inspired by what you are sharing, the likely outcome is less excitement which, in turn, means less long-term engagement with you, your idea, or your product. But the question is how? How do you inspire your audience to action and keep them coming back for more? At Ethos3, we believe the answer lies in the ability of a presenter to connect the head with the heart of their audience. In his book The Sacred Enneagra...
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Inspire, Deliver, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Presentation Science, Chris Heuertz

Award-winning innovation center harnesses recycled rainwater and solar energy

Rio de Janeiro-based architecture firm Atelier77 recently completed CASA FIRJAN, an innovation center that’s been turning heads for its award-winning design and sustainable attributes. Recently crowned the Best New Building in the Annual Award of the Architect’s Institute of Rio de Janeiro, the project is a contemporary counterpart to the Palacete Linneo de Paula Machado, a historic twentieth-century building with French-inspired architecture. CASA FIRJAN has raised the cultural cachet of the s...
Tags: Design, Rio De Janeiro, Valencia, Botafogo, CASA FIRJAN, Palacete Linneo de Paula Machado, Paula Machado, Palacete, Saint Gobain Prize, Monique Cabral

100architects upcycles phone booths into resourceful community hubs

When was the last time you stepped into a phone booth? If you’re under 30, you might not even be aware that phone booths used to be on nearly every street corner as a means to contact your parents after the football game or call a taxi after dinner. Of course, there are those scenes from the original Superman that might jog your memory. Once cell phones became mainstream, the empty phone booths became easy fodder for graffiti, pollution and public urinal use. But while the era of the phone boot...
Tags: Design, China, Superman, Shanghai, Community, LED lighting, Recycling, Public, Recycled Materials, Upcycling, Building Materials, Martin Angelov, Phone Booth, Design shanghai, Old Phone Booth, Yuyuan Road

La Cage aux Folles

"We are what we are,And what we areIs an illusion."That's the first lyric in La Cage aux Folles, and though on the surface, it's talking about drag, it's saying way more than that. Just like the show it introduces. Those few line encapsulate the entire story and all its themes.Nobody realizes that the first time they hear it, but it's all there.It introduces us to two ideas that will permeate every moment of the show. First, "we are what we are" -- in other words, we accept and embrace ourselve...
Tags: Musicals, Theatre, Gay, New York Times, Broadway, Theater, St Louis, Zaza, Scott Miller, La Cage aux Folles, Harvey Fierstein, Ben Brantley, Brantley, Jean Michel, Georges, Douglas Hodge

Let Us Compare Lies at Pratt Institute

“LET US COMPARE LIES” is a group show of 30+ paintings by Robert Costello, Andy Jimison, and Elizabeth Meggs at Pratt Institute. Opens Friday, January 18, 2019, from 6 to 9 pm in Steuben Galleries C and D on the Brooklyn Campus of Pratt Institute, located at 200 Willoughby Avenue,...Read more »
Tags: Art, US, Exhibition, Pratt Institute, Robert Costello Andy Jimison, Elizabeth Meggs, Pratt Institute Opens, Brooklyn Campus of Pratt Institute, Willoughby Avenue Read

Ballet Specifically For TV As A Way To Get Kids Interested In Dance

Shot as 40-minute films in vibrant high-definition colours, the Bite-Sized Ballets series will kick off with an adaptation of the Tortoise & the Hare, to be followed by Elves & the Shoemaker and Three Little Pigs. At the start of each film, the story is narrated on screen and dance instructors show children how to do some of the moves to create a sort of dancealong. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Dance, Audience, 01.12.19

ICA Boston Acquires Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room

The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston has acquired Yayoi Kusama’s LOVE IS CALLING (2013) making it the largest “Infinity Mirror Room” piece by the artist to be owned by a North American museum.  It will go on view this fall.  Read more at Art News  
Tags: Art, News, Boston, Art News, Minipost, Yayoi Kusama, Institute of Contemporary Art, Infinity Mirror Room, ICA Boston Acquires Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room

Can Onerous Grant Reporting (We’re Bored Already) Be Made More Meaningful?

Often, reporting results after a grant can be long, arduous and ultimately not of much use. To anyone. So now there’s a new initiative to see if reporting can be made more useful and less cumbersome. After all, we all hope that grants make an impact, right? – Arts Professional
Tags: Art, Issues, 01.11.19

Senegal’s Museum of Black Civilizations Welcomes Some Treasures Home

With its focus on black cultural contributions across the world, a museum opens amid a heated debate about reclaiming plundered art.
Tags: Art, News, Senegal, Museums, Coulibaly, Sarr, Politics And Government, Arts and Antiquities Looting, Dakar (Senegal, Quai Branly Museum, Felwine, Museum Of Black Civilizations, Musee de l'armee (Paris France, Le Havre Natural History Museum, Abdou Latif, Bocoum

How Do You Cast Kids Who Are Supposed To Be Musical Prodigies?

The “School of Rock” features very talented students who can really play their instruments and sing. So just where do you find the talent that can carry the show?
Tags: Art, Theatre, 01.10.19

Ulysse Nardin’s Erotic, Oceanic “Classico Manara” Collection

Italian cartoonist Milo Manara partners with the luxury watch brand for a 10-piece line There’s a torrid history of erotica in watch design. From graphic automatons on dials to hidden (or obvious) hyper-sexual imagery, the time-telling industry has toyed with sexual iconography for centuries. Last year, at Richemont‘s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève (SIHH), acclaimed watchmaker Ulysse Nardin unveiled an orgiastic Jaquemart repeater—or a timepiece featuring …
Tags: Design, Comic Books, Watches, Illustration, Nsfw, Artists, Cartoonists, Lgbtq, Illustrations, Erotica, Richemont, Ulysse Nardin, Milo Manara, Watch Design

MoMA and Hermitage Museum Take First Steps in Easing Museum Relations Between Russia and US

A forthcoming talk at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas between the directors of New York’s Museum of Modern Art and St Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum may be the first step in the easing of relations between US and Russian Museums, which have long been on either side of a loan freeze. “The idea for this public conversation emerged […]
Tags: Art, New York, News, Russia, US, Dallas, Museum of Modern Art, St Petersburg, Art News, Minipost, Moma, Southern Methodist University SMU

As Drag Queen Story Hour Spreads, Christianists Stage Protests (And Scream At Children)

“Drag queen storytime began popping up in 2015 in San Francisco and have spread across the country to libraries, community centers, and increasingly, bookstores. … Protests are commonplace at the readings and some communities have even seen lawsuits attempting ban such readings, though these efforts have largely been thwarted by the courts.” — Publishers Weekly
Tags: Art, San Francisco, Words, 01.15.19

Bosch's X-Lock System for Quick Angle Grinder Accessory Changes

Angle grinders are meant to be used at, well, an angle. That pesky lock nut that holds the blade on prevents you from grinding with the wheel flat against the workpiece, should your application require it. More importantly, the lock nut is time-consuming to remove/re-attach and requires you keep the wrench handy.To solve this, Bosch is rolling out their new X-Lock system, which allows the user to change accessories quickly and tool-free. Bosch's engineers have attacked the problem with character...
Tags: Design, Bosch, Tools & Craft

Tom Dixon & Ikea Announce Modular Delaktig Bed

Last year a collaboration between Tom Dixon and Ikea yielded the Delaktig, a sort of open-source furniture system built around a day bed/couch/seating platform. Now they've expanded the line to include a proper bed, Queen-sized, which features the same aluminum construction and snap-on, snap-off system of accessories (in this case a headboard, a side table and lights). Tom Dixon: "As a designer you observe lots and lots of things. Most of them are useless and don't make any sense....
Tags: Design, Ikea, Furniture Design, Tom Dixon, Delaktig

Design Job: NiCE Is Seeking an Industrial Designer to Join Their Packaging Design Studio in NYC

NiCE Ltd. is seeking motivated industrial designer to join our family. We are an internationally renowned branding and packaging design studio with a foundation built on design mastery and a passion for delivering creative solutions. The ideal candidate has to be best in class with View the full design job here
Tags: Design, Jobs, NiCE Ltd

The Amazing Internet Radio Station With Almost Every Kind Of Music There Is

Joan Harvey sings the praises of the astounding variety of music to discover (and facts to learn) at (We here at ArtsJournal can recommend it, too.) Yes, the site is in Dutch, but most of it is available in (sometimes quirky) English if you click on the tiny Union Jack in the upper right corner. — 3 Quarks Daily
Tags: Art, Music, Jack, ArtsJournal, Joan Harvey, 01.14.19

Skarstedt Gallery to Open New Space Uptown

Skarstedt Gallery is opening a new New York space this March at 19 East 64th Street, a 25,000-square-foot townhouse space formerly owned by dealer David Wildenstein. It will open with a show of “classic works by the artists with whom Skarstedt has been working for over 20 years,” according to the gallery. Read more at Art News  
Tags: Art, New York, News, Art News, Minipost, Skarstedt Gallery, Skarstedt, David Wildenstein

Response to ‘Listen vs. Tell’

In “Listen vs. Tell” I spoke of the necessary switch from telling people about our work to listening to them as a pre-requisite for effective communication. As happens not infrequently, Carter Gilles responded thoughtfully and at length. He has given me permission to share his expansion on my thoughts here. — Doug Borwick
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 01.16.19, Carter Gilles

Meditation Chair

Ergonomically correct yoga chair allows people to sit in cross-legged position. Alexia meditation seat designed to help you find ZEN with perfect posture. Also check out: Two Legged Chai
Tags: Design, Tech, Alexia

New Psychological Studies Try To Answer Classic Questions About Art

“Today, experimental philosophers and philosophically inclined psychologists are designing experiments that can help to answer some of the big philosophical questions about the nature of art and how we experience it – questions that have puzzled people for centuries, such as: why do we prefer original works of art to forgeries? How do we decide what is good art? And does engaging with the arts make us better human beings?” – Aeon
Tags: Art, Ideas, 01.15.19

Metal-clad Eco Cottage puts a modern spin on Irish rural architecture

Ballymoney-based sustainable architecture firm 2020 Architects has completed a new contemporary and low-energy home that offers a refreshing and sustainable take on the typical rural architecture found across Northern Ireland. Located in the coastal fishing village of Ardglass, the Black Cottage (also known as the Eco Cottage) champions low-cost construction and energy efficiency with its simple material palette and highly insulated timber frame. The project is clad in cost-effective black corr...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Ireland, Gallery, Carousel Showcase, Triple Glazed Windows, Corrugated Metal, Ballymoney, Ardglass, Timber Frame, Black Cottage, Northern Ireland Located, Double-height Spaces, Metal Clad Architecture, The Black Cottage, Eco Cottage

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