Microsoft’s flattest, most flexible, functional mouse yet

Curved when you want, flat when you need, the Arc Surface mouse by Microsoft follows a format it set a long time ago. The mouse comes as a flat, remote-ish shape and can bend/curve/arc into an ergonomic mouse when needed. When you’re done, the mouse unfolds and becomes flat again.The Arc Surface mouse, however, has a key difference that makes it rather useful and advanced. It ditches the clicking keys and scroll wheel for a touch surface, much like Apple’s Magic Mouse. The surface lets you perfo...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Gadgets, Design, Microsoft, Mouse, Desktops, Laptops, Product Design, Arc

How do you design smartphones for teens?

There are some parents who believe in limiting their child’s access to sufficiently advanced tech. Technology empowers, but it also means a lot of things. You can lose your privacy, your data, end up on wrong parts of the internet, and just be exposed to something you’re not ready for. For teenagers, that can be a pretty damaging experience. Especially considering Facebook was actually caught paying teenagers to spy on them just a month ago. I don’t blame parents for wanting to be connected to t...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Design, Smartphone, Cellphones, Teenager, Product Design, Google Facebook, U18, C Www.h, Konka

Call for Entries - Royal Society of British Artists 303rd Exhibition

This is a reminder that you have until Friday 15th March 2019 to submit an entry to the 2019 Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) This post is about the Call for Entries.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Bill Nye Quarterly Magazine Off the Press

Once again we have published a beautiful issue of The Planetary Report, the quarterly magazine of The Planetary Society (Bill Nye is the CEO). I’m so excited for everyone to see the beautiful artwork and infographics that we did for this issue. Not only are we doing the magazine for The Planetary Society, but we also support the marketing department: we just finished developing a life-size standee of Bill Nye to be used at conventions and trade shows! Don’t forget to contact us for any mar...
Tags: Design, Uncategorized, Bill Nye, Don

At SXSW, New Dutch Wave Presents an Optimistic View of the Future

For the third year in a row, a selection of top Dutch designers are representing the Netherlands at SXSW in Austin. New Dutch Wave brings together six cross-disciplinary innovators who are thinking through some of the world's biggest issues and presenting new ways forward. They all seem to ask the question: "If not now then when?" The selected designers (including our very own Dave Hakkens) were chosen based on the following criteria: impact, innovation, experiment, and originality. Some, like H...
Tags: Design, Austin, Netherlands, Social Impact, Sxsw, Sheltersuit, Design Festivals, Texas University, Timmer, Waller Creek, Dave Hakkens, Hakkens, Bas Timmer Bas Timmer, SXSW Timmer, Dave Hakkens You, Andre Amaro Together

Reader Submitted: What if Google Assistants Used More than Voice to Communicate?

Conventional smart speakers work with voice and allow a conversation with the user. However, Those products have limitations since they are only using voice to communicate and exchange information.Our idea of 'visible artificial intelligence' takes a step further into shaping our relationship with products that surrounds us. It uses Google's artificial intelligence, speech recognition and space recognition technology. Google Visual Assistant is a new 'AI projector' concept that combines sound an...
Tags: Google, Design, Reader Projects

Web Design for, a Public Wi-Fi for metros and railways

Web Design for, a Public Wi-Fi for metros and railways AoiroStudioMar 12, 2019 We are featuring the work of Misha No, an art director and UI/UX designer based in Singapore. He has worked on a web design project for A company that built public wi-fi networks for metros and railways to make all passengers connected, the design is eye-catchy with a set of familiar colours for us to recognize the site's sections. I personally love the des...
Tags: Design, Singapore

The US Arts Economy Is Now Bigger Than Agriculture, Transportation

The arts generated 4.2% of the overall U.S. GDP, with roughly 4.9 million Americans working in the sector in 2015, the latest year for which data is available. Collectively, those employed in the sector earned over $370 billion, according to the findings. – Artsy
Tags: Art, US, Issues, 03.08.19

Report: Despite Efforts, London’s Creative Workforce Has Failed To Diversify

Covering the breadth of the creative industries – from design, fashion and crafts to performing arts and TV – it notes there has been a 24% growth in creative jobs in London since 2012, but says 95% of workers still come from advantaged backgrounds. – Arts Professional
Tags: Art, London, Issues, SJ, 03.08.19

How Did Our Interactions With Historians Get So Pedantic?

Graduate students in the humanities can hardly escape reading Adorno and Foucault, and if they miss out on White, they absorb his arguments indirectly. So it is odd that, as scholars unite around the idea that historical writing constructs the past that it studies, they should at the same time turn to literalism as their favored mode of public engagement. – Chronicle of Higher Education
Tags: Art, Issues, Foucault, Adorno, 03.01.19

Use Magnetic Primer on Your Kid's Bedroom Wall

Last week, we suggested that you turn a hidden wall of your house (in a basement or laundry room, for example) into an “art wall” to display all of your kid’s masterpieces. One commenter, known as “Ja’mie Lannister, Private School Kingslayer,” jumped in with another idea we love: Pick a wall or door in your kid’s room…Read more...
Tags: Art, Kids, Paint, Artwork, Display, Lifehacks, Bedroom Wall

Sushi Tape

Creative masking tape designed to look like realistic Japanese sushi rolls. Decorative sushi tape designed by Rosie Upright for SUCK UK. [order] Also check out: LEGO Tape and Sushi Socks
Tags: UK, Design, Inspiration, Rosie Upright

Trader Joe's ditching single-use plastics for more eco-friendly options

An increasing number of grocery stores are ditching single-use plastics to help curb the amount of synthetic materials that end up in landfills around the world. Trader Joe’s is the most recent business to reduce plastic use in stores across the country, a move that comes after a Greenpeace initiative that garnered close to 100,000 signatures. In 2018, Trader Joe’s vowed to use more sustainable packaging to help decrease the 1 million pounds of waste it generates annually from plastics. A big c...
Tags: Design, News, Environment, United Kingdom, Kenya, Greenpeace, Joe, Plastic Waste, Daniel, McDonald, Landfills, Trader Joes, Single-use Plastics, Single-use plastic bag

Edinburgh Fringe Teams Up With Kickstarter

As part of the collaboration, Kickstarter will offer a series of incentives to companies using the platform to crowdfund their show, including support for artists before and during the festival through online videos about fundraising and one-to-one coaching. – The Stage
Tags: Art, Theatre, Kickstarter, Edinburgh, 03.08.19

How A Dance Photo Went Viral And Became An Issue In Algeria’s Presidential Election

On Friday, March 1, 17-year-old Melissa Ziad performed a few classical dance steps in front of a large Algerian flag at a demonstration in the country’s capital city of Algiers. The steps, like her outfit – ballet shoes with jeans and leather jacket – caught people’s attention. – France24
Tags: Art, Dance, Algeria, Presidential Election, Algiers, 03.10.19, Melissa Ziad

ICON’s Reengineered 1966 Ford Bronco Up For Auction

With a percentage of the profits going to the Autotype Emerging Designer Scholarship Program, there’s a striking custom Autotype + Icon “Old School” BR #66 up for auction online now. This rebuild of a 1966 Ford Bronco (bright orange, of course) is impeccably executed, with a proprietary ICON Art Morrison chassis and coil-over suspension along with a removable full hard top. The auction ends this Friday, …
Tags: Auto, Design, Cars, Ford, Auction, Trucks, Icon, Vintage, Rebuild, Morrison, Ford Bronco, Moore & Giles

Cork Wellness Products by 42 Birds

Sustainable and recyclable, this material is also kinder to your body Crafted entirely from cork, 42 Birds‘ collection of health and wellness products—a roller, mat, massaging balls and block—are environmentally friendly, minimal and anti-microbial alternatives to garish, chemical-based options that saturate the market. The cork used (which is sustainably harvested from Spain and Portugal) doesn’t retain odors and requires little cleaning—thanks to the fact that …
Tags: Wellness, Design, Sustainability, Spain, Portugal, Kickstarter, Cork, Yoga Mat, Roller, 42 Birds, Muscle Recovery, Workout Accessories, Cork Wellness Products

Pamela Tatge on Curatorial Practice

I’ve found strikingly few resources available in any media about the craft, practice, and management of arts organizations in the live performing arts (beyond the usual-suspect books). So I’ve started a series of video interviews with performing arts professionals. First up is Pamela Tatge, who took the reins at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in 2016. – Andrew Taylor
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Jacob, Pamela Tatge, 03.11.19

Design Job: Chill Out: YETI Coolers is Seeking a Senior Industrial Designer in Austin, TX

At YETI, we believe that time spent outdoors matters more than ever and our gear can make that time extraordinary. When you work here, you’ll have the opportunity to create exceptional, meaningful work and problem solve with innovative team members by your side. Together, you’ll help our customers get the View the full design job here
Tags: Design, Jobs, Yeti, Austin TX

Make Flexible Book Structures with Helen Hiebert

I'm constantly in awe of the ideas that paper maker/paper artist Helen Hiebert brings to the paper community. You've heard me talk about her how-to books, art installations, studio workshops, Sunday... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Ann Martin]
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Monday Recommendation: Dominic Miller

Dominic Miller: Absinthe (ECM)Abetted by producer Manfred Eicher’s canny guidance and ECM’s flawless sound and studio presence, Miller draws on inspiration from painters of France’s impressionist period, delivering power and subtlety in equal measure. – Doug Ramsey
Tags: Art, France, Miller, Ajblogs, ECM, Manfred Eicher, 03.10.19, Dominic Miller

Propwatch: the tooth in ‘Dinomania’

It’s not a real iguanodon tooth, I don’t think. Though in a story about how to interpret the material world and humanity’s place within it, identification is an unusually fraught subject. – David Jays
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 03.10.19

Trump administration wants to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list

Government officials in the U.S. are looking to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list. The move, proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, would allow states in the Lower 48 to lawfully hunt populations of the gray wolf. “Recovery of the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is one of our nation’s great conservation successes,” a spokesperson for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shared. According to NPR, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is publishing the pro...
Tags: Design, News, Animals, United States, Endangered Species, Npr, Rockies, Federal Register, Endangered Species Act, Trump, Clark, Wildlife Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gray Wolf, Trump Administration, Jamie Rappaport Clark

The Greatest Jazz Photo Ever?

The show that night was billed as the Thelonious Monk Trio. Monk, 35, was already a prolific composer and piano innovator, yet it would take a decade for his brilliance to be fully appreciated by mainstream America. The trio was rounded out by Charles Mingus, 31, on standup bass and the youngster Roy Haynes, a 28-year-old hotshot drummer everyone called “Snap Crackle.” –
Tags: Art, Music, America, Charles Mingus, Roy Haynes, 03.08.19

A Plague Of Insta-Poets?

Often described as “Instapoets”, there are several writers sharing short fragments online to enormous followings. The biggest of these audiences belongs to 26-year-old Rupi Kaur: the author of two poetry collections, she has 3.5 million Instagram followers and has received by far the most media attention of any Instapoet. On her Instagram account, she alternates beautiful pictures of herself in elegant outfits with short poems written entirely in lower-case; many young, attractive poets have f...
Tags: Art, Words, Rupi Kaur, 03.06.19

Four New Statues of Women for NYC

While NYC is scattered with statues of notable men, there are very few of women—just five, in fact. She Built NYC is commissioning four new statues of historical and influential women: Billie Holiday, Dr Helen Rodríguez Trías, Elizabeth Jennings Graham and Katherine Walker. Each statue will be placed in the borough that each woman called home—from the Bronx to Staten Island. The project is ongoing, …
Tags: Gender, Design, NYC, Culture, Feminism, Statues, Bronx, Staten Island, Public Art, Public Spaces, Monuments, Linkaboutit, Katherine Walker, City Planning, Helen Rodríguez Trías Elizabeth Jennings Graham

Yardstix delivers modern, compact "backyard architecture" made from cross-laminated timber

This company creates modern, energy-efficient versions of the backyard 'granny flat'.
Tags: Design, News, Yardstix

Yardstix delivers modern, compact, Passivhaus 'backyard architecture' (Video)

This company creates modern, energy-efficient versions of the backyard 'granny flat'.
Tags: Design, News, Yardstix

Yardstix delivers modern, compact, Passivehaus 'backyard architecture' (Video)

This company creates modern, energy-efficient versions of the backyard 'granny flat'.
Tags: Design, News, Yardstix

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