Reinventing The Music Stand

By Combining Engineering And Artistry, A Product Designer And Musician Solves A Critical Problem—And Revolutionizes An Industry If you’ve ever played music, you know that the current design of music stands is #lame. They’ve looked the same for hundreds of years: Clunky, bulky and never at the right height. And that’s the problem. Having a stand that’s too low causes pain and poor posture, which can have devastating and debilitating physical ramifications over time. Akshay Dinakar, The post Rein...
Tags: Design, Product & Design Ideas, Maker Success Stories, Akshay Dinakar

Logo Design Process for Outdoor Fashion Brand

Below is my entire design process of updating the logo, tag and brand identity for outdoor fashion brand, Waves to Wilderness.   Old Logo vs New Logo Old Logo VS New Logo   Old Website This is their old website and logo which hasn’t been updated to the new look, just yet. Old Website   New Website This shows the new logo and visual identity in context of their website, showing how the fonts, colors, photography, textures and overall style work together. New Waves to Wilderness Website...
Tags: Design, Process, Skype, Branding, Logo Design, My Work, My Logo Design Art Board, Cory McClaren

The Moto Razr 2019 is the perfect fusion of futurism and nostalgia

The interweb has been buzzing with a certain piece of news leaked by the Wall Street Journal only last week. Motorola plans to build a 2019-appropriate version of their iconic Razr phone. Details are incredibly scarce, and the only taste of the phone we’ve got is via images from their patent registration with the World Intellectual Property Organisation in December 2018.The 3D visualization of the 2019 Razr bases itself on these patents. The new Razr will be more squarish (when closed) than its ...
Tags: Apple, Motorola, Design, Cellphones, Wall Street Journal, Editorial, Product Design, Random, World Intellectual Property Organisation, 2019, V4, YD Talks, Moto Razr, Sarang Sheth

The Sp!n Spinning Top designed by Kutarq for +d...

The Sp!n Spinning Top designed by Kutarq for +d creates an optical illusion of levitation. When spinning the top, an exclamation mark appears. 'Sp!n' is available in 5 colors and spins for more than a minute. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Loop from Terracycle - interesting...

Loop from Terracycle - interesting collaboration with a bunch of big brands for a reusable, refillable packaging service. Intrigued to see the packaging solutions, but buying packaging you love, and refill packs would be more cost effective and delightful? (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Netflix Is Getting Into Theatre-On-Demand

The move may signal a wider expansion by the streaming giant into capturing theatre for the small screen, which experts say could see it capitalise on a demand for more accessible ways to watch live performance. – The Stage
Tags: Art, Theatre, Netflix, 01.30.19

The Superglue chair revisits how chairs should be perceived

One seat, two armrests, one backrest, four legs. These elements come together to make a chair, and whether you perceive them together or individually, there’s a fairly large chance you’ll know you’re looking at a chair/seating-device.That isn’t quite the case with the Superglue chair by Dmitry Kozinenko. Comprised of 3 sheet metal parts joined together by flat rivets, you’d never guess that they would come together to form a chair. Even when they do come together, it’s difficult to isolate which...
Tags: Design, Chair, Product Design, Seating, Superglue, Dmitry Kozinenko, Dmitry Kozinenko Comprised

Reimagine a resilient future with this nature-based tool

Most Americans have personally experienced a federally declared, weather-related disaster in the last decade. In fact, the number is of the population. Both science and personal testimonies indicate that extreme weather events are increasing in severity and frequency. Naturally Resilient Communities is an interactive website that allows users to explore successful examples of nature-based solutions to reduce risks and re-imagine a resilient and connected future for their own communities. The ...
Tags: Design, California, Bronx, North America, Parks, Sean Parker, Inhabitat, Sasaki Associates, National Association of Counties, Sally Clark, Kresge Foundation What, Nate Woiwode, Robert Jones Lubos Houska

It’s More Than Chairs: Tips to Effective Audience Seating

As a traveling presenter, I have found myself speaking to audiences of all sizes and in rooms of all formats. I’ll never forget one particular presentation where I was speaking to 1,000 middle school students who were getting ready for an all-night party. Needless to say, sitting still was not something they were interested in doing. To make things worse, the auditorium chairs were set up in such a way that when the camera followed me on stage, the front row could see themselves on the screen. W...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Presentation Hacks, Presentation Design

Let’s take a second to appreciate the Coral-colored Alphabounce sneakers

Even though the Alphabounce Instinct released last year, this throwback couldn’t be more time-appropriate given the Alphabounce Instinct’s coral-colored beauty. With an eye-catching combination of vibrant color and organic texture, the Adidas Alphabounce Instinct looks and feels like they’re made for easy and rapid movement. The ‘seamless forgedmesh’ upper wraps around your foot, supporting it and adapting to its movement naturally, while the outsole comes made from Continental™ rubber that prov...
Tags: Design, Shoes, Adidas, Continental, Product Design, Instinct, Alphabounce, Alphabounce Instinct

75+ NYC Galleries Sued Because Their Websites Aren’t Accessible To Blind People

“Like the lawsuits targeting other businesses, the claims against galleries tend to identify websites that lack special code that would enable browsers to describe images for people with impaired vision. In order for screen-reading software to work, the information on a website must be capable of being rendered into text. The complaint also cites several other ‘barriers’ to site accessibility, including ‘lack of alternative text,’ an invisible code embedded beneath a graphic image or within a U...
Tags: Art, Visual, SJ, 01.30.19

Why Journalists Are Addicted To Twitter

“For many of us, the most difficult part of the job is ringing the doorbell of a bereaved family, or prying into the opinions of unwelcoming strangers. Twitter has created a seductive universe in which the reactions of a virtual community are served up in neatly quotable bits without need for uncomfortable personal interactions.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Media, 01.29.19

Existentialism, Experience, And Our Implicit Biases

How do your own implicit biases shape the abilities you develop and the opportunities you pursue? What effects do they have on your own mental health? How can we be liberated from the constraints they quietly impose on us and from the distress they can cause us? – Aeon
Tags: Art, Ideas, SJ, 01.29.19

New study finds harmful chemicals, including glyphosate, in disposable diapers

In the first study of its kind, French researchers have discovered that disposable diapers contain trace amounts of chemicals that are harmful to humans. After testing 23 different diapers sold in France between 2016 and 2018, the researchers found about 60 dangerous chemicals, including glyphosate, which is used in the controversial weed killer Roundup. Now, Ministers have given manufacturers two weeks to put together a “plan of action” to remove the harmful substances. In the report published...
Tags: Design, News, Parenting, France, Study, Environment, Research, Eu, Report, Diapers, Disposable Diapers, Agnès Buzyn, Dangerous Chemicals, Joone, Baby Nappies, Carole Juge Llewellyn

In France – A Golden Age For Comic Books

There are now more comic books published annually in France and Belgium than ever before. “It’s a kind of golden age. There has never been so much talent. There have never been so many interesting books published.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, France, Belgium, Words, 01.29.19

What Products Do the Amish Make That Are Relevant to Modern-Day Life?

It seems crazy that you can buy Amish products online, but there are tech-friendly middlemen who make this possible. Amish steamer trunks and a stepstool that transforms into an ironing board are two Amish products we looked at earlier that have URLs, and which non-Amish people might like to buy. What else do the Amish make that still have a place within the modern lifestyle?We took a look at Lehman's, an Ohio-based retailer of home products that sells "low-tech items in a high-tech world." Lehm...
Tags: Design, Ohio, Lehman, Object Culture, Kitchen Island, Wooden Ironing Board Having

Design Job: Are You a Team Player? Tandem is Seeking an Industrial Design Intern in Los Angeles, CA

Tandem currently have openings for industrial design interns to join our design team in Los Angeles working on an exciting range of smart devices and consumer electronics. We are looking for someone with passion for design with strong 3D focus, strong problem solving skills and a team View the full design job here
Tags: Design, Jobs, Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA

The Design Flaw of Boot Jacks, Part 2: Potential Solutions

Earlier we looked at the design flaw of boot jacks, which is that you must step on a muddied object with a bare sock.  Many of the comments made incorrect assumptions and were unhelpful; the most ridiculous suggestion was that doormats--which we of course own and use--will remove 100% of mud from the bottom of a boot. (Surprise: They don't.)Another unhelpful suggestion: Rinse the boots off each and every time. My wife and I live on a farm where it freezes overnight, yet gets warmer during the...
Tags: Design, Sneakers, Oliver, Cooper, Hines, Ross Oliver, Joshua Cooper, Tim Hines, Hines Cooper

The Brief, Brilliant Filmmaking Career Of Ida Lupino

“In the 1940s she was known as an actress, usually playing good-hearted tough-as-nails dames … But in a brilliant short burst, from 1949 to 1953, she directed six of her seven feature films, co-writing and producing many of them. She was, of course, a woman director in a man’s world, but beyond that her films deserve to be rediscovered because they are so substantial, stylish and bold, … [taking] on social issues that were usually taboo.” — BBC
Tags: Art, Media, Ida Lupino, 01.28.19

Daily Design Inspiration

Daily Design Inspiration AoiroStudioJan 30, 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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Web Design: Aunited - United States History

Web Design: Aunited - United States History AoiroStudioJan 30, 2019 Kulik Oleg is a graphic designer and a UI/UX designer based from Kharkiv, Ukraine. We are sharing his web design concept for the United States history. It's an interesting approach especially with his colours, bright orange! Do you think it does compliment the images well? I do love his choice of typography and the text layouts are intuitive plus easy to read. One particular thing that I do l...
Tags: Design, United States, KHARKIV Ukraine, Aunited United States History, Aunited United States History AoiroStudioJan, Kulik Oleg

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Launch Free Admission Saturdays for Residents

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will begin offering free general admission to all city residents on Saturdays, Art News reports.  The new initiative was announced by FAMSF director, Thomas P. Campbell, who took over November 1 after helming the Met for almost a decade. Read more at Art News  
Tags: Art, News, San Francisco, Art News, Minipost, Thomas P Campbell

Google Chrome’s Quest to Kill the URL

Driven by security concerns, a desire to curb fraudulent sites and phishing attempts, Google Chrome’s usable security lead Emily Stark and her team aim to rework how the browser presents web addresses. Their goal includes the removal of long and complicated URLs—and two projects are currently underway. First, the just-launched TrickURI will help developers confirm URL accuracy. Second, Stark’s team is developing an alert system …
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Design, Internet, Tech, Web Browsing, Linkaboutit, Emily Stark

Nato Thompson Returns as Artistic Director of Seattle Art Fair

Nato Thompson, the curator and director of Philadelphia Contemporary, will reprise his role as artistic director of the Seattle Art Fair. “After meeting such great artists and organizations, I am eager to build on the work to make something altogether different and wild for this fifth edition,” he said in a statement. “[The] Seattle Art Fair gives artists […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Seattle Art Fair, Philadelphia Contemporary, Nato Thompson

Omnidirectional Motorcycle

Self-balancing electric motorcycle with omnidirectional spherical wheels. Omnidirectional motorcycle concept features “spherical drive system” designed by engineering students at the San Jose State University. Also check out: 3D Printed Motorcycle
Tags: Design, Tech, San Jose State University Also

The Current Journalism Crisis Didn’t Just Happen – It’s Been Decades In The Making

People want to blame the internet for the news industry’s troubles, but the seeds go back to the 1980s. To understand this moment and how to fix it, it means understanding three key forces creating this slow-motion disaster. – Slate
Tags: Art, Issues, 01.26.19

The Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships, Part 1

Speaking of cutting snow, every year 16 teams from around the world travel to Colorado for the epic Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships. Entrants have five days to carve 20-ton blocks of snow--using hand tools only--into a sculpture of their own design. The first part is forming the snow into perfect blocks:Using wooden molds, snow is made into 16 blocks weighing approximately 50,000 pounds, that's about 400 tons of snow. "Snow stompers" climb into the block and stomp the ...
Tags: Design, Colorado, Fine Art

Minimalist Monocabin is a modular 291 sq. ft. prefab

This modern prefab from Italy is conceived with energy efficiency and ease of assembly in mind.
Tags: Design, News, Italy

MVRDV designs solar-powered KoolKiel with Jenga-like architecture in Germany

Dutch architecture firm MVRDV has unveiled plans to redevelop a post-industrial city block in Kiel, Germany, into an eye-catching, mixed-use complex that matches the creative spirit of the site’s current tenants. Dubbed “KoolKiel,” the 65,000-square-meter redevelopment project will include the adaptive reuse of the existing single-story W8 Medienzentrum building as well as the addition of a new zig-zagging plinth, office tower and hotel tower. The buildings will also be equipped with rooftop so...
Tags: Design, Germany, Taiwan, Architecture, Gallery, Community Design, Kiel, MVRDV, Kiel Germany, Mixed-use Development, Jacob van Rijs, Flexible Design, Rooftop Solar Panels, Post-industrial, Rainwater Catchment System, KoolKiel

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