Jo Weaver - beautiful illustrations for her...

Jo Weaver - beautiful illustrations for her children's picture books: Little Tigers, Little Whale, and Little One. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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This card practically holds your entire smartphone toolkit

Slide it into your wallet along with your business cards and the MOCA X7s should keep all your tech woes at bay. Measuring just a few millimeters thin, the MOCA X7s integrates a charger cable, data sync cable, MicroSD (TF)/SD (MMC) data storage card and SIM-eject tool within a card-size space.For tech owners, the MOCA X7s could be a pretty handy piece of e-EDC (yes, I made up that term). Use it to charge your phone, transfer data, store data or extra SD and MicroSD cards, or even use the SIM Eje...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Cellphones, Product Design, Edc, Luo Bailin, Moca x7s, WOW!dea, Zhang Ye, Luo Bailin Zhang Ye

Will Apple’s Entry Into Streaming Mean A New Golden Age For TV?

Golden ages are frequently proclaimed, but a glance at the selection of television options suggests something new is happening. Even for those of us who spend most of our recreational hours reading, suddenly many of us find TV is worth watching again as companies like Netflix open their wallets to risky projects in hope of appealing to every niche. – CBC
Tags: Apple, Art, Media, Netflix, 03.27.19

What if nothing ever will chance? #photooftheday #ribeiraopreto #sky

via Instagram [Author: [email protected] (Jailson Rainer)]
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Longing for an Internet Cleanse

A small rebellion against the quickening of time.
Tags: Art, Japan, News, Heschel, Computers and the Internet, Makoto, News and News Media, Jews and Judaism, Fujimura, Abraham Joshua

The Crazy Characters Get Together Again for the Pictoplasma Berlin Festival

artwork: Julian Glander.  This May, from the 8th till the 12th, the Pictoplasma Berlin Festival celebrates unconventional contemporary characters for the 15th time in a row. Pictoplasma is the world’s leading platform for contemporary character design and art. The project encourages the discussion and development of new illustrations down to animation, game to interactive design graphic arts. Thematically, this year’s festival focuses on the current hype surrounding the interaction with digit...
Tags: Art, Fashion, Design, Babylon, Berlin Mitte, Frederic Siegel, Erin Kim, Pictoplasma, Silent Green, Julian Glander, Cabeza Patata Pictoplamsa, Peter Thaler, Lars Denicke, Muzien Caretas, Rosa Luxemburg Square, Bruno Tondeur

An old Brooklyn sugar refinery becomes creative office spaces

A historic waterfront factory has been given a new lease on life thanks to New York-based architecture firm ODA and Triangle Assets. Located at 10 Jay Street in DUMBO, New York City, the project explores both adaptive reuse and historic preservation in its transformation of the former Arbuckle Brothers sugar refinery into creative office spaces. The sensitive renovation updates the building to modern standards while carefully preserving its history, from the restrained industrial-inspired mater...
Tags: New York, Design, New York City, Architecture, Brooklyn, Gallery, Manhattan, Warehouse, Historic Preservation, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Williamsburg, Office Space, ODA, Brooklyn Bridge Park

We’re Not In Kansas Anymore: Museums Dive Into Influencers, AI And The Social Maelstrom

We’ve moved far beyond the DYI days of tech-integrated engagement with audiences. As the technology becomes higher level and more complex, it moves further way from the art. – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Kansas, Visual, 03.27.19

Critic’s Notebook: El Anatsui’s Monumental New Show Is an Act of Justice

A pilgrimage to Munich finds a resplendent tribute to the Ghanaian-born artist, and a fitting epitaph for the curator, Okwui Enwezor.
Tags: Art, News, Munich, Sculpture, El, El Anatsui, Anatsui, Okwui, Enwezor

Goodbye Vitruvius: it's time for architects to choose ethics over aesthetics

Christine Murray writes a provocative essay on doing what is right, right now.
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Goodbye Palladio: it's time for architects to choose ethics over aesthetics

Christine Murray writes a provocative essay on doing what is right, right now.
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This vase is also a charging dock

Honestly, the only thing missing from the Bedside Smartphone Vase is a wireless charger, because this little product is a perfect combination of tech-accessory and home-decor bundled into one. Designed to be a vase, the piece of decor big enough to adorn your bedside table also packs a lip that lets you dock your smartphone on it, presumably as you’re going to bed. The lip comes with two cork liners to make sure your smartphone rests comfortably on a cushioned surface (if you have an aluminum ph...
Tags: Design, Product Design, Myles, Uncommon Goods, Myles Geyman, Heather Geyman

Why Robots Won’t Replace Us (No Matter How Smart They Are)

If the goal is for them to understand us people in order to perform tasks for us they must be programmed to have their own emotional life and the insight that the ability to abstract is a human commodity. For the robot, language seems to be a fixed material, whereas for the dialectical human it describes and it makes the material comprehendible.  – LitHub
Tags: Art, Ideas, 03.24.19

Why Movie Westerns Are An Enduring Genre

An important reason for the survival of the Western is that it has proved to be unusually adaptable to changing times and sensibilities. Younger filmmakers continue to find fresh ways to make their traditional plots reflect modern attitudes and concerns, and younger viewers continue to embrace the genre with the same relish as did their parents and grandparents. – Commentary
Tags: Art, Media, March 2019

Study: Trigger Warnings Don’t Work

“Trigger warnings are, at best, trivially helpful,” writes a research team led by psychologist Mevagh Sanson of the University of Waikato. The paper finds they “have no effect, or might even work slightly in the direction of causing harm.” – Pacific Standard
Tags: Art, Issues, University of Waikato, SJ, 03.25.19, Mevagh Sanson

Fossa Chocolate’s Handmade Bars

A collection including everything from luxe and dark to sea-inspired Handcrafted in Mandai, Singapore, Fossa Chocolate blends the traditional processes of chocolate-making with inventive culinary insight to make bars unlike others—both in appearance and on the palate. Whether it’s a collection of excellent dark options or bars inspired by the sea, they balance the richness and nuances of the cacao with flavors they feel are …
Tags: Design, Singapore, Craft, Chocolate, Handmade, Dark Chocolate, Cacao, Food + Drink, Sourcing, Fossa Chocolate, Mandai Singapore Fossa Chocolate

An ambient-lamp is built right into the switch that controls it!

Unlike most switches that have an ON and an OFF, Pasque Mawalla’s Switch behaves slightly differently. Designed to be a lamp in itself, the switch rocks upwards, downwards, and rests in a neutral position. While in neutral, the light stays off, but the minute you rock it either upwards or downwards, it turns into an ambient lamp, casting light in the direction it’s been angled.What’s remarkable about the Switch is that it’s a different product with the same UX as its predecessor. Designed to be ...
Tags: Design, Lamp, Light, Lighting, Switch, Product Design, Pasque D. Mawalla

Flying Motorcycle

Futuristic motorcycle transforms into quadcopter drone inspired flying bike. Powerful electric motor drives four wheels that turn into four flying turbines. LMV 496 flying motorcycle concept made by French company Lazareth. Also check out: Helicopter Ca
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The Perfect Tripod for Vloggers

When it comes to vlogging or capturing memories whilst on the go, the key to successful equipment is convenience and usability, and so it’s only right that a tripod must also meet these criteria! That’s just what the SwitchPod was designed to do, as it puts versatility and simplicity first.SwitchPod allows you to shift between handheld and tripod mode in one smooth, and extremely satisfying, motion; the speed at which this can be carried-out lends itself to the fast pace of a vlogger, ensuring...
Tags: Deals, Gadgets, Design, Product Design, Tripod, Pat Flynn, Peter McKinnon, Caleb Wojcik, Dave Altizer, SwitchPod, Pat Flynn Caleb WojcikClick, Levi Allen VanderKwaak

Design Job: Design the Future as an Industrial Designer at Bould Design in San Mateo, CA

Bould Design is growing and we are looking for an exceptional designer to join our award winning San Mateo studio on a full-time basis. As a part of our team, you will collaborate on all phases of the design process from conceptualization to production. We offer an intense, yet informal environment for focused, highly motivated designers. Our client list includes the most successful design-centric companies in Silicon Valley including Nest Labs, Rylo,, Eero, and Roku. Our projects move ...
Tags: Design, Jobs, Silicon Valley, San Mateo, San Mateo CA, Bould Design, Nest Labs Rylo Light co Eero

Local, natural materials make up this eco-friendly jungle refuge in Tulum

Mexican architectural firm Jaquestudio recently completed a new boutique hotel nestled in a leafy paradise within Tulum, Mexico. Carefully sited to preserve nearly three-quarters of the existing jungle vegetation, the Jungle Keva is an environmentally friendly retreat that minimizes site impact and the use of plastics. Moreover, the hotel is built of locally sourced, natural materials that tie the building to the landscape. Designed to mirror the Tulum environment, Jungle Keva features five be...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Jungle, Carousel Showcase, Boutique Hotel, Natural Ventilation, Tulum, Locally Sourced Materials, Tulum Mexico, Peggy Guggenheim, Keva, Lodge, Minimal Site Impact, Natural Materials, Stucco

Why are Makerspaces Dying? Can Designers Bring them Back to Life?

Back in 2008, I was an architecture student in England living a blissful student life of beans on toast, late nights in the studio and keeping myself awake with Red Bull. Okay, in retrospect "blissful" is probably not the right word for this. Perhaps "responsibility free"? I remember experiencing my final year as a student: the anxiety, fear, and dread for the future. I was about to graduate into a world that had collapsed on itself economically, and anything connected to the construction indust...
Tags: UK, England, Design, London, Paris, Ikea, Autodesk, Essay, Sheffield UK, Roco, Makerversity, Sheffield UK Fab Lab London, Makerversity Designers

Currently Crowdfunding: A Clever Coffee Press, a Broom-Vaccum Hybrid, 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, MAKO Design Invent North America, Clever Coffee Press

Wow! Boooooooom x Thinkspace: ‘Seeing Red’...

Wow! Boooooooom x Thinkspace: ‘Seeing Red’ opens 3/30 and this 12x12 inch invitational curated by Booooooom is stunning! Take a look at the preview with favorites from artists like Audrey Kawasaki, Brendan Monroe, Fafi and more! (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Recent Listening: Logan Strosahl, ‘Sure’

Logan Strosahl, Sure (Sunnyside)Piping at the high end of the flute’s range, guttural near the tenor sax’s low end, sliding, slurring and sometimes punching notes on alto saxophone, Strosahl is intense and full of surprises with his trio. – Doug Ramsey
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, 03.28.19, Logan Strosahl, Logan Strosahl Sure Sunnyside Piping, Strosahl

We’re Almost Sure to See One of Kia’s Two ‘Concept’ SUVs

When your author hears the word “Masterpiece,” his mind conjures up images of a coveted line of K-frame Smith & Wesson revolvers, one of which still exists on the market. Kia’s not thinking about guns, though the themes of toughness, precision, and premium appeal carry over to the automotive world. Masterpiece is the name applied […] The post We’re Almost Sure to See One of Kia’s Two ‘Concept’ SUVs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Kia, SUVs, Smith Wesson, News Blog, Product Planning, Concept Vehicles, Kia Mohave Masterpiece

Review: Episode 7 of Portrait Artist of the Year 2019

Episode 7 produced a bit of a pink shortlist - three girls on the shortlist with a dominant pink tinge to the portraits with colour, a graphite drawing was accompanied by a vivid pink scarf and the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Natalie Frank Joins Salon 94

Artist Natalie Frank has joined Salon 94, Art News reports. “[Salon 94′ has such an incredible legacy of working with women artists and artists of color and artists with working narrative, both personal and political,” Frank says. Read more at Art News
Tags: Art, News, Art News, Minipost, Frank, Natalie Frank, Natalie Frank Joins Salon

Staging The Stories Of The Women Who Faithfully Visit Their Loved Ones In Prison

Liza Jessie Peterson, playwright and star of The Peculiar Patriot: “I came to Columbus Circle [in Manhattan] at midnight and found a whole fleet of buses. All these women, children and even some men were boarding these buses to go to the upstate correctional facilities. They would ride all night, go through a long, degrading security process, just to spend a few hours with their loved ones, before taking the bus home. As I talked to those women, I knew I was witnessing one of the great love sto...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Manhattan, Columbus Circle, Liza Jessie Peterson, 03.28.19

Has Instagram Become A Path To A Creative Director Career?

While many people over a certain age may see social media influencers as the demon spawn of P.T. Barnum and David Ogilvy, it has emerged as a significant advertising tool. According to  a CivicScience survey in December 2018, one-third of daily Instagram users in the U.S. said they had purchased a product or service based on a recommendation from an influencer or blogger on the platform. – Fast Company
Tags: Art, Instagram, Issues, Barnum, David Ogilvy, 03.25.19

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