Byrne's Euclid Poster - a colorful detailed...

Byrne's Euclid Poster - a colorful detailed poster of every geometric illustration from Oliver Byrne’s colorful 1847 edition of Euclid’s Elements. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Dawid Planeta's imaginary animals are...

Dawid Planeta's imaginary animals are beautifully eerie. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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YD JOB ALERT: OXO is looking for a Junior Industrial Designer

ABOUT OXO At OXO, we’re on a quest to make the everyday better. For over 25 years, we’ve made household tools that delight our customers and exceed their expectations. When we have an idea, we’re going to make it happen, even if it hasn’t been done before—especially if it hasn’t been done before. If you’ve ever thought, “there’s got to be a better way to do this”, you belong here, too. We balance hard work with a thriving office culture; community isn’t just a buzzword at OXO, it’s a way of lif...
Tags: Design, Junior, Job Board, Product Design, Braun, Helen, Honeywell, Revlon, OXO, Troy, North America South America Europe, Good Grips, Industrial Designer, YD Job Alert, Asia Helen of Troy, LOCATION New York NY USA

The Bizarre Deceptions Of A Writer Who Seemed To Have It All

Nobody has accused Dan Mallory of breaking the law, or of lying under oath, but his behavior has struck many as calculated and extreme. The former colleague said that Mallory was “clever and careful” in his “ruthless” deceptions: “If there was something that he wanted and there was a way he could position himself to get it, he would. If there was a story to tell that would help him, he would tell it.” This doesn’t look like poetic license, ordinary cockiness, or Nabokovian game-playing; nor is...
Tags: Art, People, Mallory, Dan Mallory, 02.11.19

The Gerber ComplEAT puts an entire cutlery set into your pocket

Gerber’s ComplEAT looks at food in the outdoors more holistically than you’d imagine. Designed to take care of literally every food-related need you’d have, the ComplEAT lets you open, cook, serve, eat, and even clean, putting every single bit of kitchenware you’d need into something that slides right into your pocket. The name ComplEAT just perfectly complements its abilities, because the kit is quite literally capable of handling all your eating needs.The ComplEAT fits the entire culinary ex...
Tags: Deals, Kitchen, Design, Outdoor, Portable, Tableware, Gerber, Cutlery, complEAT

Unfair Comparisons: Social Media Leads Us To Compare Ourselves To Everyone. It’s Exhausting! (And Not Good For Us)

“We are outnumbered and out-posted by other people and it can make us feel unequivocally terrible if we let it. It’s never been easier to be insecure about ourselves and our achievements thanks to the ever-present torrent of ‘updates’ posted by mostly well-meaning people seeking opportunities for connection and validation.” – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Ideas, 02.04.19

New study claims climate change could be linked to heart defects in newborns

Climate change may be linked to heart defects in newborns. The Journal of the American Heart Association just released new research that shows how higher temperatures are related to congenital heart issues in babies born in warmer months. With climate change worsening, mothers in the U.S. are exposed to more heat than ever before. Scientists have previously shown that women who are exposed to heat during pregnancy have a higher chance of having a baby born with a congenital heart defect. Every ...
Tags: Design, Georgia, Cnn, North Carolina, Midwest, Heart Association, Midwest the South, Wangjian Zhang

The Sp!n top turns into a hovering exclamation mark when rotated

The Sp!n’s seemingly simple design takes on a completely different avatar when spun. Designed to look like a strangely shaped top when still, the Sp!n looks like an exclamation mark when you spin it. The ball and stick form the central axis, while a halo around the punctuation gives the top its centrifugal force. The halo is connected to the central axis by two arms that disappear when the top spins rapidly, giving you something that looks quite alluring, as the three elements spin around, com...
Tags: Design, Top, Spin, Product Design, D, Kutarq, Babies/Childcare/Toys, Sp!n

The Wonder That Was Aretha

“Aretha stands at the pulpit, her eyes closed, her chin raised. She hums her way into and around the first note. Then breathes deeply, exhales the music. She sings the first word’s first syllable once on its own, turns a simple “Ah” into a ladder: “Ahhhh-ahh-ahhhh.” She repeats, joins it to the next syllable, holds that sound—“Ah-maayyyyy”—as long as she can, angling upward as she goes. The choir, even before she hits “-zing,” raises their hands in praise.” – New York Review of Books
Tags: Art, People, 02.02.19

DIY Homes Anywhere: Backcountry Hut Company

Flat-pack houses that are built to last Conceived to design, plan and build small-scale outdoor structures in the harshest terrain, Backcountry Hut Company (co-founded by Wilson Edgar and Michael Leckie of Leckie Studio Architecture and Design) projects are design-driven, sustainable and easy to assemble. Both Edgar and Leckie dedicated years to skiing, trekking and climbing. Edgar spent years as president of the BC Mountaineering Club, while Leckie earned a …
Tags: Design, Interviews, Architecture, Homes, Sustainable, Edgar, LEED, Leckie, Michael Leckie, Huts, Backcountry Hut Company, Wilson Edgar, Pre-Fab, BC Mountaineering Club

Mastering the art of the 5-Minute Presentation

Early on in my professional career, I found myself leading a 6-person team that was running in 100 different directions daily. The more time I spent trying to manage each task, budget, and program, the less control I felt I had. That was when I implemented something that changed the game for our team: the morning stand up meeting. This meeting was a quick, daily touch point where each team member would report on what they were working on for that day and give the team an update on the progress t...
Tags: Business, Design, Uncategorized, Deliver, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Speaking, Business Presentation, 5 Minute Presentation, Quick Presentation

The Posters For Science Talks That Look Like They’re Advertising Cool Bands

Bob Goldstein’s posters are visually varied, ranging from psychedelic print negatives, to sharp infographic visualizations, to turn-of-the-century scientific etchings, to understated watercolors. They really are like gig posters for scientists, because the design is born from fandom of the research itself. – Fast Company
Tags: Art, Visual, Bob Goldstein, 02.05.19

Vulnerable nuclear waste stockpiles are becoming a "global crisis"

Nuclear waste is quickly becoming one of the world’s biggest problems. Earth’s growing stockpile of radioactive waste is troublesome, because these chemicals remain in their radioactive state for several millennia — and we have yet to come up with a foolproof storage solution. A new study explored facilities that store nuclear waste in seven locations around the world, including the United States, France, Japan, Belgium, Britain, Finland and Sweden. Officials discovered that the majority of nuc...
Tags: Energy, Design, News, Sweden, Environment, Barack Obama, Renewable Energy, United States, Nuclear Waste, Nuclear, Nevada, Greenpeace, Waste, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Yucca Mountain

How Richard White Became A Professional Tuba Player

Only 1.8 percent of U.S. symphony members are African-American. When he was at Peabody, White met with the then-Dean to mull ways to make the institution more diverse and accepting, “because it was weird walking around and not seeing anyone who looks like me. I learned that when you communicate to people what is going on, they will pay attention. They didn’t care that I was only black person in school. I was Richard the tuba player, which is ultimately crazy, because that’s what you want. I’m n...
Tags: Art, Music, Richard, Dean, SJM, Richard White, 02.05.19, Peabody White

Daily Design Inspiration

Daily Design Inspiration AoiroStudioFeb 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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China's $9,000 Electric Pickup Truck is Coming to the U.S.

Pickup trucks are big business in the U.S. Never mind annual statistics, which can be mind-numbing; consider that 6,500 brand-new pickup trucks are sold in America every day. The math shows that Ford sells a pickup truck about every 30 seconds, while GM and Dodge each average roughly one pickup truck sale per minute. (Toyota and Nissan lag behind but are still significant players, together moving about 500 trucks per day.)Is there room for another competitor in this space? China-based Kaiyun ...
Tags: Design, China, Cars, America, Ford, Gm, Dodge, Honda, Nissan, Detroit, Wang, Wang Chao, Pickman, Electric Pickup Truck, U S Never, Kaiyun Motors

Trees, Arts, and Communities

For many of us, a free tree sounds like an unequivocally good thing. Why would anyone not want one? It turns out, as a nonprofit in Detroit learned the hard way, that there are a number of reasons. — Doug Borwick
Tags: Art, Detroit, Ajblogs, 02.05.19


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10 Horror Films That Contain Equally Horrifying Works of Art

Netflix movie Velvet Buzzsaw stars Jake Gyllenhaal as an art critic who becomes engulfed in weirdness when paintings by a mystery artist take Los Angeles by storm. That got us thinking about other horror movies featuring sinister and/or strangely animated artwork—so here are our favorites.Read more...
Tags: Art, Science, Los Angeles, It, Netflix, Jake Gyllenhaal, The Conjuring 2, The Haunting, The Stendhal Syndrome, Ghostbusters Ii, Velvet Buzzsaw, Color Me Blood Red, The House With Laughing Windows

Radio Free Alcatraz, The Pirate Broadcasts That Spooked The FBI

For nine months in 1969-70, Native American activist John Trudell made weekly broadcasts from the shuttered prison in San Francisco Bay, programs that aired on Pacifica Radio stations in California, New York, and Texas. They brought the injustices faced by indigenous Americans to the ears of more than 100,000 listeners — and earned Trudell an FBI file that ran to more than 1,000 pages. — Narratively
Tags: Art, Texas, Media, Fbi, San Francisco Bay, California New York, John Trudell, Trudell, Pacifica Radio, 01.16.19

Seashell Paintings

Miniature artworks painted on real sea shells decorated with jewelry stones. Beautiful seashells transformed into unique works of art by Mary Kenyon. Also check out: Seashell House
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Mary Kenyon

Design Job: Build Data-Driven Project Roadmaps as a Senior Product Designer at GLIDR

GLIDR helps teams build a data-driven product roadmaps, gather all product knowledge in one place, run experiments, conduct research, share context across teams and make better product decisions. Our vision is to become an integrated system of intelligence for product management, from roadmap through discovery, launch and iteration. We're View the full design job here
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Why Ursula K. Le Guin Made Up Her Own World(s)

In her 2017 essay collection, No Time to Spare, she argues that fantasy has a subversive streak, because it doesn’t take the current reality for granted. “Fantasy not only asks ‘What if things didn’t go on just as they do?’ but demonstrates what they might be like if they went otherwise,” she writes. – Humanities
Tags: Art, Words, Ursula K Le Guin, Winter 2019

Nine Product Ideas You Can Make With Three New Materials

USA Catalog Expands With New Two-Color Acrylic, Vulcanized Fiber And Wool Felt Options When introducing new materials to the USA catalog each month, we typically offer one kind of material (such as colored plywood, recycled acrylic or ripstop nylon) in multiple colors. But this month, we’re totally mixing it up. Introducing new two-color acrylic, vulcanized fiber and wool felt. Design Inspiration: What You Can Make With Two-Color Acrylic, Vulcanized Fiber And Wool Felt To see how these three ne...
Tags: Usa, Design, Laser Cutting Materials, Product & Design Ideas

There’s A Fundamental Problem With Trying To Justify Why The Arts Are A “Good” Thing

Carter Gillies: “Either we say that improving health, wellbeing and social outcomes is our proper motivation, or we admit that the value of the arts is different to this. If instrumental benefits are what truly matters, then it may be necessary to sacrifice some art that doesn’t meet these criteria. We can hold on to the ideal of instrumentality, or to art that does not show evidence of instrumental benefits. But we can’t have it both ways.” – Arts Professional
Tags: Art, Issues, Carter Gillies, 01.31.19


Back to the 7 x 10 Rough series of birds in between other things. I enjoy switching back and forth between the rough paper and the hotpress paper.This little hummingbird is from a photo Sweetie took from his trip to Costa Rica last year. [Author: RH Carpenter]
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IKEA Will Begin Testing a Furniture Subscription Model

Remember Kamarq from last year's NYCxDesign? If not, here's a dramatic refresher. Besides all the sneaky copying, Kamarq was onto something with their furniture subscription service geared towards city-dwelling millennials...Now, less than a year later, IKEA will be adopting a similar furniture leasing program as they aim to move towards a circular business model that reuses and prolongs the lifespan of their furniture. Eventually, the company hopes to offer scalable subscription services, meani...
Tags: Design, New York City, Ikea, Manhattan, Furniture Design, Design News, Kamarq

How to Make Molds for Designer Edibles

When you're consuming certain types of edibles, it would be useful to control the dosage (um, you know, calories and all of that). But commercially-made edibles don't make that easy. In this video, industrial designer Eric Strebel walks you through how to make cool custom molds using a 3D printer and silicone to create edibles that you can break into fairly precise portions. As a bonus, the molds could also be used to make chocolates and ice cubes:
Tags: Design, Eric Strebel, Industrial Design Tips

An Easy Way to Hang Pictures: Use a Fork

We've seen at least one design team successfully Kickstart a complicated system of gear used to hang pictures on walls. The hassle for many is getting that suspension cord onto the nail. But if you live in a household that uses western eating utensils, you've already got the perfect picture-hanging tool and don't need to buy anything else:
Tags: Design, Diy

High Line to Exhibit Painting Show

The High Line will experiment with exhibiting painting this summer, showing a selection of works along the expanse of the elevated park.  “Usually painting is not a medium that is associated with public art, so we wanted to challenge artists that we wouldn’t necessarily work with because they typically work with painting or two-dimensional mediums,” says curator […]
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost

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