8 of the Coolest Details We Learned From Into the Spider-Verse's Sumptuous Art Book

Oscar-nominated Ray of Pure Joy and Light Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is one of the best superhero movies of all time. It’s a movie so visually stunning, that we just couldn’t wait to get our hands on its accompanying art book to learn just how one of the most inventive animated features of recent memory came to…Read more...
Tags: Art, Books, Science, Superlist, Marvel, Sony, Sony Pictures Animation, Titan Books, Spider Man, Zac Retz, Spider Man Into The Spider Verse, Philip Lord, Alberto Mielgo, Shiyoon Kim, Marcelo Vignali, Vi Dieu Ngyuen

Currently Crowdfunding: An Educational Self-Driving Car Kit, a Sleek Ceramics Set By Manual 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, Chicago, MAKO Design Invent North America, Zümi, CODDI

Netflix Is Dribbling Out Viewer Numbers. Traditional Hollywood Is Pissed

As Netflix continues to grow, this game of peekaboo has become increasingly irksome to other studios as well as talent agencies, some of which feel that Netflix’s lack of transparency gives it an unfair competitive advantage. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, 01.24.19

No buttons, no ports, the all-glass Vivo Apex 2019 is the purest smartphone ever built

A triumph of minimalism, the Vivo Apex 2019 concept phone is, in many ways, what the iPhone should have become. Pure and pristine in every sense, and made completely from glass (something Apple even patented in 2014) with no trims or embellishments, barring the cameras, the Vivo Apex 2019 is quite literally flawless. It ditches the buttons and the ports (completely functional details, if you think about it) and puts aesthetics on a pedestal. Obviously, this raises a few questions… like how do yo...
Tags: Apple, Design, Smartphone, Glass, Cellphones, Pure, Vivo, Concept, Product Design, Random, Apex, 2019

Design snapshot: Built-ins

You may have seen the article in The New York Times this week about built-ins and how they can save space, provide versatility, and help organize. Plus, they’re fun. Here are a few built-ins I’ve designed for KHS projects. ...
Tags: Design, House, New York Times, Design Snapshot, Taunton Press, Katie Hutchison, KHS, Oliveira Textiles, Wenham Ranch House, Touisset Small House, Harvard Shaker House

Keys to Becoming an Authentic Presenter

As a presenter I have spent time speaking to audiences of all sizes often times on a weekly basis. Writing and delivering presentation after presentation and enjoying every second of it. Early on I realized it was time to step up my game a bit and put in some work to improve my skills, so I decided to record one of my presentations so that I could watch it later. As I sat down to replay the footage of my latest presentation I was not prepared for what I was about to experience. The video began t...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Voice, Presentation, Develop, Authenticity, Speaking, Authentic, Presenter, Presentation Hacks, Meyers Briggs, Authentic Presenter

McLaren’s vision for the 2050 Formula 1 is sheer adrenaline!

Looking like something either out of a videogame or a movie about videogames, this is MCLExtreme, an amped-up vision of what a fully-electric F1 will look like in 2050, courtesy McLaren.Sparing literally no detail, and quite literally painting an incredible picture in the process, McLaren’s vision for 2050 has quite a few interesting predictions. A completely electric drivetrain is a given, considering Formula One’s gradual drift towards it. The cars won’t just be electric, they’ll charge wire...
Tags: Transportation, Design, Future, Automotive, Mclaren, Formula 1, Grand Prix, 2050, MCLExtreme

Greenland is melting four times faster than it was 15 years ago

A new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that Greenland is melting four times faster than it has in the past 15 years. Using data from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), which were two satellites launched by Germany and NASA back in 2002, researchers discovered that between 2002 and 2016, Greenland lost 280 gigatons of ice every year, and that resulted in the addition of .03 inches of water annually to the world’s oceans....
Tags: Design, Germany, Nasa, Greenland, Ohio State University, National Academy of Sciences, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Bevis, Michael Bevis, North Atlantic Oscillation Bevis, Sarah B Das

Why You Might Want To Use Paper Maps In The Age Of GPS

A glance at the research reveals that the paper map still thrives in the digital era, and there are distinct advantages to using print maps. – CityLab
Tags: Art, Ideas, 01.23.19

An Attempt To Archive And Access Early Internet Art

A project called Net Art Anthology, curated by Rhizome, an affiliate of the New Museum, was an attempt to tentatively create a historical understanding of net art. Unveiled online over the course of two years, the effort involved the archiving and restoration of 100 digital artworks— often a laborious process because browsers that could display the pieces no longer existed, or other aspects of the technology had to be preserved or emulated. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, New Museum, 01.23.19

What Happened When Oslo Banned Cars

“There are basically no cars,” says Axel Bentsen, CEO of Urban Sharing, the company that runs Oslo City Bike, the local bike-share system. The city’s changes are designed, in part, to help improve air quality and fight climate change, but the difference in the quality of life is more immediate. 
Tags: Art, Ideas, 01.24.19, Oslo Banned Cars, Axel Bentsen, Oslo City Bike

New York – Dana Schutz: “Imagine Me and You” at Petzel Gallery Through February 23rd, 2019

Dana Schutz, The Visible World (2018), via Petzel Gallery Marking her third solo exhibition with Petzel Gallery, artist Dana Schutz returns to New York this month with “Imagine Me and You,” a solo show of new paintings and sculptures. Diving deeper into her kinetic, often bizarre juxtapositions and alterations of physical space, Schutz’s work in […]
Tags: Art, New York, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Petzel Gallery, Schutz, Dana Schutz, Petzel Gallery Marking

Camden, NJ Gets $1 Million from Bloomberg Philanthropies for Project on Illegal Dumping

Camden, New Jersey will be the next recipient of a $1 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies for a public artwork examining the city’s issues with illegal dumping sites. “Illegal dumping is unsightly, unlawful, and costs the city over $4 million annually,” says mayor Mayor, Francisco Moran. “This winning project provides a unique way to bring together residents […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Camden New Jersey, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Mayor Francisco Moran

Critic’s Pick: Slashing His Way to the Sublime

Lucio Fontana made abstraction dangerous by breaking through the surface of a painting. His innovations astound at New York museums.
Tags: Art, New York, News, Sculpture, Italy, Argentina, Fontana, Met Breuer, Lucio, Lucio Fontana, Le Parc, Nineteen Hundred Twenties, El Museo del Barrio, Julio (1928-

Singapore Biennale Announces Curator Team

The Singapore Biennale has revealed the title for its show, “Every Step in the Right Direction,” and named Patrick Flores as head of the curatorial team. “What is the responsibility of the artwork, its making, and its experience in the prospects of future action?” Flores and his team ask in a statement. “As we believe, every effort […]
Tags: Art, News, Flores, Art News, Minipost, Singapore Biennale, Curator Team, Patrick Flores

Ariana Grande And The Complications Of Cultural Appropriation

“Appropriation remains one of the hardest-to-talk-about phenomena in pop culture, which is, fundamentally, a hodgepodge of widely circulated ideas that originated in specific subcultures. One line of thought puts it in economic terms: Are marginalized creators being materially harmed and erased? But on another level, there are questions of aesthetics and tastes. Does the pop star draw upon her influences in a way that feels original? Does her work disrespect or honor those influences? Is there ...
Tags: Art, Issues, SJM, 01.23.19

Eco-friendly options for decluttering waste

Clutter in your home creates a weight, in every sense of the word. From the physical weight of moving objects around to the mental weight of maintaining each item, to the emotional weight of retaining items out of guilt. Ultimately, having too much stuff can take a toll. With the documentary Minimalism hitting Netflix a few years ago, and now Marie Kondo teaching everyone how to declutter their homes, the idea of decluttering and downsizing seems to be everywhere these days. There are many reas...
Tags: Facebook, Design, Electronics, Clothing, Shoes, Social Media, Nike, Features, Repair, Netflix, Community, Recycle, Recycling, Sell, Reuse, Landfill

Pommel Horse Seating to Encourage Office Chatting, Yea or Nay?

The last time we saw equestrian-inspired seating, it was chiropractor David James France's Workhorse Saddle Chair for posture improvement. Now we're seeing another horse-based seat design, the Sitzbock Pommel Horse, designed for a different reason: Intra-office communication. "Nowadays, a big challenge businesses face," writes German furniture manufacturer Willkahn, "is to find ways of nurturing a team spirit and animating staff to stop and chat, brainstorm and collaborate." They reckon the Sitz...
Tags: Design, Furniture Design, David James France, Pommel Horse Seating, Workhorse Saddle Chair, Sitzbock Pommel Horse, Willkahn, Sitzbock

Nissan's Mobile Workshop Van for Woodworking Pros, with Solar Charging for Power Tools

Nissan's creatives have been busy. In addition to their from Canada, they've turned an NV300 into a workshop on wheels. Conceived of as "a mobile workshop for creative woodworking professionals," Nissan produced the vehicle in collaboration with UK-based design/build firm Studio Hardie. The vehicle is kitted out with portable worksurfaces and tool storage, as well as a killer feature: Roof-mounted solar panels hooked up to their Energy ROAM portable powerpacks, creat...
Tags: UK, Design, Cars, Canada, Nissan, Power Tools, Tools & Craft, William Hardie

Design Job: OXO Is Seeking a Design Engineer to Develop the Mechanisms in New Products

Reporting to the Senior Industrial Design Manager, this Design Engineer will be working on projects through the Design Engineering cycle to ensure products meet performance standards, quality expectations are manufacturable, and adhere to design briefs. This highly creative individual will play a key role in View the full design job here
Tags: Design, Jobs, OXO

Embr Wave Helps Your Body Temperature Stay Regulated Both Indoors and Outdoors

If you're in New York City right now—or any other city experiencing extreme drops in temperature—you know how it goes: One day the winter chill is tolerable, then the next you're wearing three jackets, two beanies, and a scarf wrapped around your entire face except your eyes. And then the next day, you're sick as a dog. Yes, heated jackets are a solution to staying warm and ditching a few layers, but what about when you ride overly heated public transportation or when you get to the office and y...
Tags: Design, New York City, Medical, Consumer Electronics, Embr, Sam Shames, Embr Wave

The Racial Reconciliation Fantasies The Oscars Love So Much? Really, It’s All Just Transactional

Critic Wesley Morris nods to The Blind Side, Crash, and The Help, but he concentrates, of course, on current contender Green Book and its Oscar-winning predecessor Driving Miss Daisy, as well as non-Oscar-contender The Upside. He points out that those films’ central (interracial) relationships are all based on employment — “pay-to-playmate transactions,” he calls them — and contrasts them to the more realistic employer-employee relations in a film that should have been an Oscar contender, Do th...
Tags: Art, Media, Wesley Morris, Daisy, 01.23.19

Cross Stitch Wall Art

Creative street art in Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal made with more than 2300 screws and 700 meters of yarn. Cross Stitch art by Portuguese artist and designer Ana Martins (Aheneah). Also check out: Interactive Street Art
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Cross Stitch, Cross Stitch Wall Art, Vila Franca de Xira Portugal, Ana Martins Aheneah

Pew: One-Third Of Gen Zers Know A Transgender Person

A full 35 percent of Generation Z say they personally know someone who uses gender-neutral pronouns like “they” and “them,”as compared to a quarter of millennials who said the same. Only 16 and 12 percent of Generation X and Baby Boomers, respectively, know someone who doesn’t use “he” or “she.” – The Daily Beast
Tags: Art, People, Baby Boomers, SJ, 01.24.19

Miroslaw Balka Profiled in The Guardian

Artist Miroslaw Balka gets a profile in The Guardian this week, discussing his current show at White Cube, and its relation to current political situations in the US and Europe. “We used to think demolishing walls was a sign of progress. Now everywhere we are building them up again. So I wanted to say we have […]
Tags: Art, Europe, News, US, Art News, Minipost, White Cube, Miroslaw Balka

Art Review: John Dunkley, an Outsider Artist Deep in the Heart of Jamaica

Long cherished in his homeland, the self-taught artist gets his first large museum survey. And the show is a revelation.
Tags: Art, News, Jamaica, Dunkley, Outsider Art, American Folk Art Museum, Jamaica (West Indies, John (1891-1947, John Dunkley

Amazon Rolls Out Scout, Their Autonomous Delivery Vehicle

Amazon has just announced the rollout of Scout, their autonomous, electric delivery robot thingy. Here's footage of it in "action," to give you an idea of its size and typical pace: As of yesterday, "these devices will begin delivering packages to customers in a neighborhood in Snohomish County, Washington," Amazon writes. "We're starting with six Amazon Scout devices, delivering packages Monday through Friday, during daylight hours. The devices will autonomously follow their delivery route...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Design, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Philadelphia, Seattle, Detroit, Amazon Scout, Snohomish County Washington Amazon

Tokyo Metro Offers Free Snacks to Ease Congestion

In an attempt to alleviate congestion on trains during rush hour, the Tokyo Metro is offering free soba and tempura for riders who opt to travel during off-peak times. The offer will coincide with another program—which is being adopted by 1,000+ local companies—that asks business owners to ease their policies on punctuality so that their employees can arrive later or work from home to lessen …
Tags: Japan, Design, Culture, Tokyo, Commuting, Commuters, Public Transport, Metro, Linkaboutit, Tokyo Metro, Soba, Tokyo Metro Offers Free Snacks

This tiny home eschews minimalist design for vibrant colors and bold patterns

Most tiny homes tend to go for the standard “less is more” strategy when it comes to interior design. But one Texas designer, Galeana Younger from the Galeana Group, is breaking that mold with her stunning “maximalist” tiny home. Forgoing the typical neutral color palette, Younger decked out the 190-square-foot tiny home with a host of vibrant colors, funky patterns and plenty of personal touches that give the home a jubilant character. Recently, the designer told Lonny that she wanted the tin...
Tags: Texas, Design, Gallery, Interior Design, Howdy, Tiny Homes, Tiny House, Tiny Home On Wheels, Patterns, Younger, Tiny Home Design, Lonny, Tiny Home Living, Maximalist, Mark Menjivar, Maximalism

Delightful set of Mondrian sticky notes

Designers Assia Quetin and Catherine Denoyelle created this ingenious sticky note desk accessory inspired by the beloved abstract artist Piet Mondrian. "Monde Riant" is €13.75 from PA Design. Of course it reminds me of pastry chef Caitlin Freeman's wonderful Mondrian Cake below. (Recipe in Freeman's book Modern Art Desserts.)
Tags: Art, Post, Design, News, Gifts, Paper, Office Supplies, Freeman, Sticky Notes, Assia Quetin, Catherine Denoyelle, Piet Mondrian Monde Riant, Caitlin Freeman, Mondrian Cake

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