The Student Hotel Transforms a Florentine Palazzo into a Kaleidoscopic Campus

Great design is priceless, especially when it can be accessible to everyone. This was probably on the mind of Charlie MacGregor, the Scottish entrepreneur who had stayed in a fair number of basic, almost grim student hotels in his life, before he decided, in 2012, to found The Student Hotel (TSH).
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Shark Bed Sheets

Eye-catching bed sheets designed by SNURK for children who like sharks. Shark Bed Sheets: duvet cover and pillow case with realistic shark print. Sleep inside the mouth of a shark. [more info] Also check out: Shark Sleeping Bag
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Interview: Calty Design Research President Kevin Hunter on His Creative Process

"I always think we're not going to find our inspiration from looking at other cars. So, go out in the world and look at other things" Automotive design often exists with one end-goal in mind: functionality. It’s about whether or not that vehicle will get you from point A to point B—without endangering, obstructing or upsetting a driver and passengers. But transitioning from a sketch …
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Music festivals and events can set the stage for sustainability

When it comes to entertainment, fans contemplate who they will pay to see in concert, what they will wear to the event and who they will invite to accompany them. But when masses of people gather, there is always potential for high volumes of waste and environmental damage. With sustainability taking a front seat culturally these days, event organizers are starting to pay attention to ways they can provide eco-friendly concerts and festivals. From fans, to artists, to organizers, everyone plays...
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Adidas is looking for an Assistant CMF Designer

With its iconic three stripe logo that’s internationally recognized, Adidas is the world’s second largest sportswear company in the world, and the largest in Europe. Founded by Adolf “Adi” Dassler in Herzogenaurach, Germany, the company took off when Dassler persuaded U.S. sprinter Jesse Owens to use his hand made spikes at the 1936 Summer Olympics, who went on to win four gold medals. Today Adidas is a force to reckon with not just in the sportswear industry, but also the fashion and culture in...
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Hidden in the Vinhedo rainforests of Brazil, this glass house was built for a scholar

The architects at Atelier Branco Arquitetura were asked to build a glass house that could accommodate the owner’s need to think, read and escape from the bustling cities of Brazil. The owner, a famous political scholar, dreamed of a structure that was neither a permanent residence nor a vacation home, but a lush and peaceful retreat. Coming from the main road, you’re first met with a vast wooden deck atop the concrete roof of the building, which gives one the sensation of floating among the de...
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Use Your Kid's Artwork as Greeting Cards 

If you have a kid, you have a never-ending supply of kid art. There’s a finite amount of wall real estate, so what can you do with all those handprint masterpieces? (Besides toss them into the recycling bin or shove them into a memory box that your child must figure out what to do with when they’re 26 and you’ve…Read more...
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Francis Bacon “Screaming Pope” to Go on Sale at Sotheby’s

One of Francis Bacon’s iconic “screaming popes” will go on sale at Sotheby’s New York on May 16th, The Guardian reports, carrying an estimate of upwards of $20 million. It is being sold from the collection of Seattle couple Richard Lang and Jane Lang Davis.Read more at The Guardian
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April is going to be fun - I've picked up a few more playthings for my muse (hope she returns in April or I may just have to go on without her!). [Author: RH Carpenter]
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Design Job: Rightware is Seeking a Sr UX & Visual Designer in Helsinki, Finland

Rightware is a Finnish software product company providing tools and services for the development of advanced digital user interfaces. The Kanzi® philosophy is based on designer empowerment, prioritizing ease of use, rapid prototyping, workflow efficiency, high performance, and cross-platform support. Our Kanzi product family includes a visual design studio which delights designers, a highly optimized 3D runtime for superior graphics performance, and an innovative connectivity platform. View the ...
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As Ocean Waste Piles Up, Coldharbour Tiles Propose a Backsplash

"I think a lot of people have lost confidence in the recycling system," Emily Packer says. "I often hear people say things like, 'It probably just ends up in a landfill anyway.'"The British/American videographer was disheartened to discover that as little as 9 percent of all plastics actually get recycled in America, and to see the pileup of waste in her adopted hometown of Kigali, Rwanda. "Plastic is one of the most durable materials in the world," says Packer, "and yet we're using it for throw...
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AO Recap – Hong Kong: Art Basel Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Convention Center, March 29th – 31st, 2019

Zhang Yu at Pifo, via Art Basel Opening its doors this past Wednesday at the Hong Kong Convention Center, the Art Basel fair franchise has once again left its mark on the Chinese metropolis, concluding the seventh edition with impressive results and a strong selection of works.  As is usually the case for the fair, […]
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"Wind in the Willows" David Attenborough...

"Wind in the Willows" David Attenborough narrates this stop motion advert for the Wildlife Trusts. Directed by Tom O'Meara and Matthew Day at new London based production company ROWDY. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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The DuoFlip is the most innovative laptop made in years…

Probably the most interesting laptop I’ve seen in a VERY long time, the DuoFlip isn’t your traditional workstation. Designed with an innovative hinge detail, the DuoFlip opens in TWO ways (hence the name), one like a traditional laptop with a backward hinge, and another, like a book with a hinge on the side.This innovative detail makes the DuoFlip a designer’s best friend, allowing them to use the laptop in the regular sense, as well as a sketching tablet when needed. The two hinges are built in...
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EU to Require Speed-Limiting Tech in New Cars

Aimed at saving lives and preparing the general public for fully autonomous vehicles, the EU is en route to pass a measure that requires all new cars to be outfitted with speed-limiting features. According to a new study, the proposal will save around 25,000 lives and prevent 140,000 serious injuries. It won’t go into full effect until 2022, but the forthcoming years will be formative …
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Vanity Fair Piece Charts Battle Between Gagosian and Zwirner Over Franz West Estate

A piece in Vanity Fair this week charts the battle between Larry Gagosian and David Zwirner over the Franz West estate, and the messy “We bumped into each other a couple of times, but there was no love lost on either side after he left,” Zwirner says of his prior working relationship with the artist. Read […]
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Install of KAWS’s “Companion” Cut Short in Hong Kong

The exhibition of Kaws’s Companion floating in the harbor of Hong Kong has been cancelled after inclement weather. “After a week of relaxing time at the Victoria Harbour Hong Kong, Companion thanks all fans for visiting, with special gratitude to the marine staff who have worked and safeguarded Companion 24-7 non-stop at the harbor,” says curator Lam Shu-kam. […]
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Did Hilma Af Klint Invent Abstract Art? Not Really

Susan Tallman: “The claim for af Klint as an inventor of abstract art runs into two serious problems. The first is that it doesn’t seem to match how she thought the work should function. The second is that abstraction was ‘invented’ in the same sense that the Western Hemisphere was ‘discovered.'” – The New York Review of Books
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Frick Adds Four New Members to Board

The Frick Museum has added four new members to its board.  “The Frick will greatly benefit from the strong professional and philanthropic experiences of our new Trustees, all of whom are generous supporters and active members of the institution,” says Ian Wardropper, the director of the Frick. “I look forward to working with them more […]
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301 sq. ft. micro-apartment renovation 'condenses the world in one room'

Two 'active' walls enable this small living space to become flexible and adaptable throughout the day.
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Agnès Varda Has Passed Away at the Age of 90

Filmmaker Agnès Varda, whose work has long explored the nuances of humanity, has passed away at the age of 90. “I have been a photographer, then I turned into a filmmaker, then I turned into a visual artist,” Varda said of her career, and her ever-shifting oeuvre.  Read more at Art News
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Choreographer Ann Carlson Makes Her First ‘Dancey-Dance’ In Ages

“Ann Carlson is not the type of a choreographer who makes what are known as dancey-dances. Steps aren’t really her thing. She works with everyday movement, text and props. She has choreographed works for lawyers, fly fisherman, basketball players and even … a flock of sheep. … With Elizabeth, the Dance, created for the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company in Salt Lake City, she’s not only working with trained dancers, but she’s also examining the art form itself.” – The New York Times
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A Look at Six Car Design Specialties, Part 4: The HMI (Human-Machine Interface) Designer

As we saw in the introduction to this series, in 2015 Acura's dashboards and interior controls were poorly regarded by the automotive press. "Busy," "redundant," "illogical," and "confusing" were popular criticisms; this wasn't a good look for a company that was trying to re-kickstart their original mantra of "precision crafted performance."At the 2016 L.A. Auto Show, the company took the unusual step of unveiling not a concept car--they'd already done that with the Precision Concept earlier tha...
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Spencer Tweedy: Everyday Apostle

Three years after his debut EP, Chicago’s Spencer Tweedy has released Sleep Is My God. This new four-track EP segues from one pithy folk-rock track to another. It’s cohesive, artful and begins with “Everyday Apostle,” our pick from the release. There are traces of Elliott Smith here but altogether it’s refreshingly Tweedy.
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Can We At Least Try To Make Ballet As Diverse As Contemporary Art?

Peter Boal of Pacific Northwest Ballet writes about his January trip around the US to audition dancers — and about how what he saw in the museums and galleries he visited made him think about the still-off racial balance of his and other ballet companies. – Dance Magazine
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Solar-powered eco hotel in Portugal offers surfers ocean views from green-roofed bungalows

The surf is always up at this gorgeous eco hotel along Portugal’s Silver Coast. Just steps away from the beach, Noah Surf House has everything you need for a rad surf getaway. The boutique hotel, which is partially made out of reclaimed materials, was designed on some serious sustainable principles, boasting solar panels, energy-efficient systems and appliances, a rainwater harvesting system and even an organic garden that provides delicious meals to guests. Located in the area of Santa Cruz i...
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Earth Day 2019 wants to inspire you to protect endangered species

This year’s Earth Day theme is all about protecting the millions of species that call our planet home. The diversity of life on Earth is being increasingly threatened by human activity, which is causing the biggest extinction event since the dinosaurs died out around 60 million years ago. The global crisis in the animal kingdom is directly connected to causes largely created by human pursuits. This includes activities like deforestation, poaching, trafficking, agriculture, pesticides and pollut...
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