AO On-Site: Material Art Fair at Expo Reforma Through February 10th, 2019

JPW3 at Marc LeBlanc Offering a counter point to the big budget proceedings at Zona Maco across town, Material Art Fair has once again returned to the spacious halls of the Expo Reforma once again (the first time in the same location as a previous edition), opening its doors this Thursday to strong attendance and interest from collectors and […]
Tags: Art, Show, Art News, Featured Post, Material Art Fair, Zona Maco, Marc LeBlanc

That 90s Look is Coming Back - Eter CD Album

That 90s Look is Coming Back - Eter CD Album abduzeedoFeb 08, 2019 It’s time for our eagerly anticipated entry in the series about that 90s graphic design look coming back. I am sorry if you are not a fan but the idea is just to try to spot a new trend and if that is really coming back or it is just a few 90s warriors keeping that flame alive. For this entry I would love to share the awesome work that 247 Studio did for a CD record cover design. The work was ...
Tags: Design, Fabjanski

Daily Design Inspiration

Daily Design Inspiration AoiroStudioFeb 08, 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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Eye Candy for Today: Joaquim Vancells, “February”

February, Joaquim Vancells Oil on canvas, roughly 40 x 60 inches (104 x 155 cm) Link is to zoomable image on Google Art Project, downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. Catalonian painter Joaquim Vancells invites us into a quiet forest landscape in the heart of winter. I like the way the details of sticks, leaves and undergrowth ground us in the environment, while the meandering path in center invites us farther into the misty depths of ...
Tags: Google, Art, Eye Candy For Today, Gallery And Museum Art, Museu Nacional, Joaquim Vancells, Joaquim Vancells Oil

This futuristic eye-mask reverses the effects of excess screen-time

Screens are unavoidable. No matter where you go, you’re almost always going to be confronted by a wall of pixels, and even when you’re not, there’s always a screen in your pocket, always ready to display hours of content for you. It’s no secret that screens are also bad for you over long periods of time (I get the irony of writing this on a screen for you to read from), causing sleep deprivation, grogginess, and even eye dryness over long periods of time. While most solutions like blue-light fil...
Tags: Design, Luigi Colani, Umay Care

Watch HAWRAF's "There's No Business Like... Client Services" From the 2018 Core77 Conference

Missed the 2018 Core77 Conference, "Now What? Launching and Growing Your Creative Business?" No worries! We'll be rolling out videos of the morning speakers over the next week to fill you in. First up is Carly Ayres and Pedro Sanches of Brooklyn-based design studio HAWRAF who discussed the business of client services—from how to talk about money to soliciting client feedback: Stay tuned for more Now What? coverage coming soon!
Tags: Design, Brooklyn, Conferences, Carly Ayres, Pedro Sanches

Currently Crowdfunding: A Facial Recognition Smart Lock, A Notebook Refilled with Recycled Paper 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 roundup...
Tags: Design, Crowdfunding, US, Tsa, MAKO Design Invent North America

Raspberry Pi has opened it's first retail store...

Raspberry Pi has opened it's first retail store in the Grand Arcade in Cambridge, UK. Peek inside with the video. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, Submitted, Cambridge UK

Gizmodo 'Goodbye Big Five' article series is...

Gizmodo 'Goodbye Big Five' article series is such a fascinating read! "Reporter Kashmir Hill spent six weeks blocking Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple from getting my money, data, and attention, using a custom-built VPN." (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, Submitted, Kashmir Hill, Amazon Facebook Google Microsoft, Gizmodo Goodbye Big Five

120th Pastel Society Annual Exhibition - Prizewinners

The Pastel Society is holding its 120th Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries.   The first thing I want to say is "Congratulations!" for two reasons: First obviously for making it to its 120th... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
Tags: Art, Pastel Society, Making A Mark, 120th Annual Exhibition

Global Pop Music 2.0 – A New Kind Of Star

There’s been a fundamental change to the idea that English is pop’s lingua franca. This development has been accompanied by a remarkable shift in the pop-star system itself. While bilingual artists surge into charts and playlists, joining the American rappers who have profoundly reshaped popular music in the last 20 years (the five most listened-to tracks on Spotify in 2018 were by US hip-hop acts), it’s a different story for the stars who emerged during the era we might call Pop 1.0. “The mas...
Tags: Art, Spotify, Music, US, Audience, Katy Perry Justin Timberlake, 02.06.19, Global Pop Music

Let’s take a second to appreciate this saucepan’s detachable handle

If it wasn’t my job to talk about the Jiu Cast Iron Pan, I’d be looking at that GIF all day. The Jiu Cast Iron Pan comes with a detachable wooden handle, allowing you to use it with small ovens or on stovetops without the handle, and letting you directly snap the handle on whenever you want to lift or swirl the pan. With the handle, the Jiu looks like an elegant cast iron pan fit for the finest kitchens, and without the handle, the Jiu takes on a much more classy plate-esque avatar. All in all, ...
Tags: Kitchen, Design, Tent, Cast Iron, Dining, Product Design, Frying Pan, Handle, Jiu, Saucepan, Fujita Metal Co

You can now 3D print your own iconic Bladeless fan

If you never had the money to spring for one of Dyson’s bladeless fans, know that you could pretty much print a similar one for yourself. Designed by Daniel Mitchell, a 3-D printing enthusiast from South Africa, this bladeless fan uses an airfoil shape to suck and capture additional air, creating a cool, un-buffeted breeze. It also features a rather neat looking triangular shape that’s cool enough to grab eyes but different enough to keep Dyson’s copyright lawyers at bay.The fan is almost entire...
Tags: Design, South Africa, 3d Printing, Thingiverse, Dyson, Product Design, Daniel, Daniel Mitchell, Bladeless Fan, Daniel MitchellClick

Bottle recycling in Oregon hits 90 percent record high

Oregon is seeing record-breaking recycling rates for their progressive movement dating back to 1971. As the first state in the nation to initiate a bottle return bill, residents of the west coast state are long-accustomed to paying a bit more for their canned and bottled beverages. The idea is simple — pay a deposit when you purchase a six-pack and get that money back when you return the container to the store, but 48 years after the bill was introduced, the state is experiencing high recycling...
Tags: Japan, Design, Oregon, Environment, US, Legislation, Features, Beverages, Canada, Hawaii, Efficiency, Plastic, Grocery Stores, Recycle, Cans, Recycling

Claim: UK Is Facing A “Crisis” In Music Education

In short, music ed is disappearing from schools, parliament was told. The government “must act quickly to ensure music does not become the preserve of a privileged few”, the report claims and identifies a number of systemic challenges as a way of illustrating the scale of the crisis facing music education in England. – The Stage
Tags: Art, Music, UK, England, 02.06.19

Study: How Political Rap Music Has Influenced Feminist Attitudes

According to the authors, “Hip-hop feminists embrace rap music as a culturally relevant and generationally specific art form that elicits social justice, consciousness raising, and political and social activism” and the contradictions of being both feminists and hip-hop fans. Hip-hop feminism advances conversations about the portrayal of black womanhood, coalition building, black gender relations and black women’s empowerment through rap music. This perspective is distinctly different from the...
Tags: Art, Music, SJM, 02.06.19

More And More, Scientists Are Leaving Academia For Private Industry

A recent study following the careers of over 100,000 scientists for over 50 years found that half of university-hired scientists leave the academic life after just five years. That’s a huge increase over prior years: According to the study, which was published in the Proceedings in the National Academy of Sciences, academic scientists in the 1960s stayed in the ivory tower for an average of 35 years. – Pacific Standard
Tags: Art, Ideas, Pacific, National Academy of Sciences, 02.01.19

You’re Invited: Ethos3 Store Grand Opening!

At Ethos3, we believe in equipping presenters to deliver with excellence every time. We are more than just a design firm – we’re an all-inclusive presentation agency that will not only create beautiful slides for you but will also coach you through developing impactful content all the way to delivering with excellence. With over 12 years of experience, we have lead the way in developing the latest strategies for content creation, presentation training, and slide deck design. And this month, we a...
Tags: Design, Deliver, Public Speaking, Presentation, Develop, Prezi, Speaking, Online Store, Presentation Hacks, Presentation Science, Presentation Design, Ethos3

The Science Behind Small-Batch Bread Baking

Chef de cuisine Max Blachman-Gentile discusses The Standard's newly developed bread program If packaged, pre-sliced bread exists on one end of the spectrum and artisanal loaves sit at the other, then The Standard‘s newly developed bread program lies further beyond the latter. Max Blachman-Gentile, the East Village outpost’s new chef de cuisine, put together an incredibly scientific, and limited, bread menu. Working solely with naturally …
Tags: New York, Design, Bread, Baking, Food Science, Food + Drink, The Standard, East Village, Standard, Max Blachman Gentile

Doctors: Families Should Ban Screens From Dinner Table, Bedtime

“We know that children notice if their parents are paying attention to them and we do know that one in five children wakes up at night to check their phone for social media messages and interrupted sleep decreases their quality of education the next day. So there isn’t a cause and effect, but there seems to be an association and that’s why we’ve been very cautious in making very bold statements about the harms.” – BBC
Tags: Art, Media, 02.06.19

Digital Art: PROTECTORS Series by ZUSCROFA _

Digital Art: PROTECTORS Series by ZUSCROFA _ AoiroStudioFeb 07, 2019 ZUSCROFA _ shared a cool project on his Behance, I remember when I was a kid and I would create this monster kind of gruesome-looking but he was nice and he was my bodyguard from my nightmares. Have you ever did something similar or I am just being weird! ZUSCROFA _ is an art director and motion designer based in Mexico City, Mexico and we are sharing his latest project: PROTECTORS. A series...
Tags: Design, Mexico City Mexico, ZUSCROFA

Workers Develop Clever Up-to-Down Brick Transportation Method

Two guys are on the roof removing bricks, and they need a quick way to get them down to the ground, where a third man is stacking and loading them. No problem: These guys should be on the same crew with the guy who figured out how to unload concrete pipes by himself.
Tags: Design, Tools & Craft

We’re outliers

Sometimes people say, not very pleasantly, that a classical concert can be too much like a museum. But it’s been true for quite a while that this isn’t true, because museums are far more oriented toward the current world than we are. — Greg Sandow
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 02.07.19

Bright apartment renovation modernizes a 1920s attic

This former pigeon roost is transformed into a light-filled family home.
Tags: Design, News

Bright apartment renovation modernizes an 1920s attic

This former pigeon roost is transformed into a light-filled family home.
Tags: Design, News

A Visit To The Museum Of Failure

“To be displayed in this museum, objects have to have been an innovation, have to have failed and have to be interesting, explains the museum’s curator Samuel West. He defines failure as ‘a deviation from expected results’.” For example? “Sony Betamax, an electrocuting face mask and a Swedish alternative to marshmallows.” (video) — BBC
Tags: Art, Issues, Sony Betamax, Samuel West, 02.06.19

Pavlova’s Shoes, Nijinsky’s Diary, and Other Dance Treasures From the Public Library

The library’s dance division — the largest, most eclectic collection of dance materials in the world — turns 75. We picked some rarities.
Tags: Art, News, Dancing, Anna, Robbins, Virgil, THOMSON, Jerome, Stowe, Pavlova, Nijinsky, Libraries and Librarians, Harriet Beecher, Uncle Tom's Cabin (Book, Vaslav

TARDIS Coffee Press

Doctor Who inspired coffee press designed to look like TARDIS police call box time travel machine. TARDIS coffee press made by ThinkGeek for fans of Doctor Who tv show. Also check out: Coffee Making Alarm Clock
Tags: Design, Tech, Thinkgeek

Students taking Lyft and Uber to class are taking LA's smog problem from bad to worse

Environmentalists are concerned by the number of students using transportation services like Lyft and Uber to get to classes. Students at UCLA specifically use these alternative means of transportation around 11,000 times per week, and that is troublesome for a city that is already dealing with significant smog issues. “The pollutants coming out of the tailpipe heavily contribute to Los Angeles’ smog problem,” Yifang Zhu, a professor at UCLA, explained. Transportation staff at the university sa...
Tags: Lyft, Design, Los Angeles, The Washington Post, Bangkok, Pew Research Center, Ucla, Washington Post Image, Yifang Zhu

Founding Director Mark Murphy To Leave LA’s REDCAT Theatre

REDCAT – located below Disney Hall, and operated by CalArts – is a center for contemporary performance. Murphy quickly established the interdisciplinary performance and multimedia arts center as one of Los Angeles’ most influential centers for contemporary and avant-garde work from around the globe, and an influential resource for local artists to develop new work.  – Broadway World
Tags: Art, La, Los Angeles, People, Murphy, CalArts, Disney Hall, Mark Murphy, REDCAT, 02.06.19

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