"Broken Nature" Ushers In a New Era of Conscious Design

Here's a hard truth: humans have been responsible for virtually irreparable cultural and environmental damage for centuries, in part thanks to the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Given this fact, it would make sense that designers have and still do carry a special power when it comes to shaping societal practices for future generations (for better or worse). With conversations popping up like the one in "Broken Nature", a new exhibition at the Triennale di Milano, you can sense the design wo...
Tags: Design, France, Exhibitions, Sustainable Design, Paola Antonelli, Sputniko, Antonelli, Lia, Salone Milan, Milan Design, Triennale, Dunne Raby, Stephan Bogner Philipp Schmitt, Phillip Schmitt, Broken Nature, Nanohana Heels

Design Job: IDEO is Seeking a Senior Communication Designer in Chicago, IL

Senior Communication Designer *Note: This role opening will close in May. In a nutshell: Communication Designers at IDEO make the biggest impact through visual storytelling. They work collaboratively with teams to bring our voices, stories, and concepts to life. The ideal candidate has a strong View the full design job here
Tags: Design, Jobs, Chicago, Ideo

Core77 Exclusive Preview: WantedDesign School Workshop 2019

As in every year since its inception, Core77 is proud to sponsor the WantedDesign Student Workshop, this year taking place from Thursday, May 16th through Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, at WantedDesign Brooklyn, right in the heart of Industry City.Every May, WantedDesign presents a unique program, bringing a group of students from international design schools together to participate in the Design Schools Workshop. Conceived as a collaborative activity rather than a competition, teams are composed of s...
Tags: Europe, Design, London, Brooklyn, Ikea, Poland, Warsaw, Industry City, Royal College of Art, Allan Chochinov, Pratt Institute, Jerzy, Ron Arad, Todd Bracher, Tomek, Academy of Fine Arts

MOYA Birch Bark by Anastasiya Koshcheeva -...

MOYA Birch Bark by Anastasiya Koshcheeva - turning birch bark combined with colorful powder coated steel into storage containers, furniture, lighting and more. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, Submitted, MOYA Birch Bark, Anastasiya Koshcheeva

Octopus Rum branding/packaging concept design...

Octopus Rum branding/packaging concept design by Pavla Chuykina. Melted wax drips into tentacles... (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, Submitted, Pavla Chuykina

Kumi Mood - beautifully simple, painted wooden...

Kumi Mood - beautifully simple, painted wooden animal pull toys (with little creatures riding on the backs of the larger ones thanks to dowels!) (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, Submitted, Kumi Mood

Converse All Star Pro BB - they've come a long...

Converse All Star Pro BB - they've come a long way from the original basketball shoe from 1917. Launching in May 2019, the All Star Pro BB is a collab from Converse and Nike's Eric Avar to engineer the next generation shoe. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, Nike, Submitted, Eric Avar

Muji's Autonomous Shuttle Bus Debuts in Finland

Muji first announced it would enter the autonomous vehicle game back in November with plans for Gacha, an all-weather, self-driving minibus. Now just a few months later, the first real-world Gacha's are hitting the streets of Espoo, Finland as part of a pilot program running in several Finnish cities. Images by Justus Hirvi/Bonzu, courtesy of MUJI Muji led the design, and they partnered with technology company Sensible 4 to develop the vehicle's positioning, navigation, and obstacle detection sy...
Tags: Design, Tech, Urbanism, Finland, Helsinki, Muji, Espoo Finland, Gacha, Justus Hirvi Bonzu, MUJI Muji, Espoo Gancha, Hämeenlinna Vantaa

Eye Candy for Today: The corner of the villa, by Edward John Poynter

The corner of the villa, Edward John Poynter Oil on canvas, roughly 24 x 24 inches (62 x 62 cm); link is to Wikimedia Commons; their image comes from a sale through Sotheby’s in 2007, so I assume the original is currently in a private collection. In this finessed composition, Victorian era painter Edward Poynter give us luxuriously draped figures, a marbled and tiled interior, mosaics, a fountain, potted plants, elements of still life, and of course, birds.  
Tags: Art, Eye Candy For Today, Gallery And Museum Art, Sotheby, Edward Poynter, Edward John Poynter, Edward John Poynter Oil

The ONOFF speaker turns a ubiquitous digital interaction into a physical product

The shape of the ONOFF speaker needs literally no introduction if you’ve ever used a gadget in the past 5-10 years. Ever been around a smartphone, a tablet, or even a laptop? Chances are you’ve seen something quite similar. The toggle-switch UI. Found in most Settings areas of apps, websites, and systems, the toggle-switch lets you switch on or off a feature… and is ubiquity makes it a perfect visual metaphor for being on or off. Yongha Yang took that digital UI and turned it literally into the ...
Tags: Music, Design, Audio, Speakers, Ui, Bluetooth Speaker, Product Design, Wireless Speaker, Digital Interaction, On/off, ONOFF speaker, Toggle Switch, Yongha Yang

Grouphug “Solar Cat: The Cutest Solar Panel...

Grouphug “Solar Cat: The Cutest Solar Panel Ever Made,” a giant cat-shaped solar panel at the historic New York Hall of Science in Queens. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
Tags: Design, Submitted, New York Hall of Science

"Under" the North Sea: Snøhetta Reinvents the Underwater Restaurant

To say that “Under”, Europe’s first underwater restaurant located in Lindesnes, Norway, has made a splash in architectural and culinary circles wouldn’t be an exaggeration. In fact, it’s quite a literal statement: designed by Norwegian architecture studio Snøhetta, the restaurant is half-sunken into the sea, its monolithic form breaking the surface of the water to rest directly on the seabed five...
Tags: Art, Europe, North Sea, Snøhetta, Lindesnes Norway

Two of a Kind II, painting of black cats and Ron

Two of a Kind II  Oil on wood, 8" x 8,"  $330 Ron Another try with the siblings, I wanted to sort of float them on a lighter background...  Might have taken the blending a leeettle too far, but I'm ok with it. In other news, we have a new furface!  He shows up to eat and take a snooze in the rafters of the garage.  No petting allowed (yet!) Ha, the first time I saw him I panicked thinking Coco had somehow gotten outside. Me thinks husband will have a new garage lap cat shortl...
Tags: Art, Diane Hoeptner, Ron, Ron Another


On Stonehenge Aqua hotpress 140# paper Sing out, Sister! [Author: RH Carpenter]
Tags: Art, Rh Carpenter

The Braille-book brings computing one step closer to inclusiveness

The minute I say the words All-In-One PC, what do you think of? A screen, right? An iMac-esque display that houses a CPU within it, and all you need is a keyboard and a mouse. The caveat with that setup, however, is that a display is literally the last thing a visually impaired person needs. The Braille-book, designed around this unique yet existing problem, merely shifts all the electronics into a keyboard. The Braille-book is an all-in-one PC that’s designed to be housed within the keyboard, a...
Tags: Gadgets, Design, Desktops, Laptops, Blind, Visually Impaired, Product Design, Braille, Youngdo Choi, Inclusive/Special Needs, All In One Pc, Braille-book

More Than 7000 TV Writers Have Fired Their Agents, Says Union

The writers’ union’s memo also claimed, “Most of the writers who haven’t yet signed termination letters are retirees or no longer actively working.” – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Media, 04.23.19

Learning and Leadership Director for OPERA America – APPLY NOW

Apply to join the dynamic staff at OPERA America, the national service organization for opera. You could be the thought leader curating the way into the future of contemporary opera across the field. Learning and Leadership DirectorReports to: Chief Programs OfficerDepartment: ProgramsStatus: Full-time/Exempt About the positionThe Learning and Leadership Director advances OPERA America’s commitment to increasing the exchange and curation of knowledge across the field, building leadership...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Microsoft, America, OPERA America, [email protected], Laura Lee Everett

Guen Douglas: The Berlin Tattoo Artist Bringing Sass & Sexiness Onto Your Skin

photos: Guen Douglas.  Berliners are known to have a certain affinity for tattoos. Luckily for us, the city attracts some of the world’s most amazing tattoo artists whose designs truly transcend the visuals. One particular artist whose works are especially brilliant – bold, beautifully executed, and abounding in cultural references, is definitely Guen Douglas from the Taiko Gallery studio. We had a little chat with Guen to find out more about her background, style, and some inspirations behind...
Tags: Art, Fashion, Design, Berlin, Britain, Illustration, Brighton, Humor, Tattoo, Douglas, Guen, Guen Douglas, Guen Douglas Berliners, Taiko Gallery, Canada Guen, Rotterdam Amsterdam

Giraffe Measuring Tape

Creative measuring tape designed to look like giraffe with long extending neck. Miss Meter – yellow giraffe measuring tape for cool schools and fun offices. Also check out: Office Desk Bed
Tags: Design, Tech

Serious Shade: The Stupid Classics Book Club

It’s easy to dive into a classic book and after awhile get the feeling you’re reading something dull. Something… well, dumb. That may, of course be more about you and where you’re coming from than it is about the classic… – The Paris Review
Tags: Art, Words, 04.23.19

Study: People Don’t Empathize Because It’s Too Much Work

“There is a common assumption that people stifle feelings of empathy because they could be depressing or costly. But we found that people primarily just don’t want to make the mental effort to feel empathy toward others, even when it involves feeling positive emotions.” – Pacific Standard
Tags: Art, People

A Portrait of Stan Pajerski

Please allow me to introduce my latest portrait — Stan Pajerski. I met Stan and his lovely wife Janice at Teton Springs last summer. A quick conversation lead to a fast friendship, and after a close inspection of my Indiana Jones piece — the idea of creating Stan’s portrait came to life. Stoked to share …
Tags: Art, Portrait, Color, Painting, Chicago, Golf, Las Vegas, Indiana Jones, Contemporary Art, Painting Process, Collage Painting, Borbay, Color Theory, How To Paint, Portrait Commission, Janice

Why You Don’t Want A “Pinterest (or Instagram) Wedding”

Remember when no one knew what Pinterest was? And when there was no such thing as a “Pinterest Wedding”?  Remember when no one knew what Instagram was? And when there was no such thing as an “Instagram Wedding”?  I’ve noticed myself and others saying these things a lot, because when it comes to weddings, Pinterest and Instagram can be both a blessing and curse. Now, for the purposes of this post, I’m going to be focusing on Pinterest, because it’s an actual tool that can be used to...
Tags: Design, Pinterest, Instagram, Wedding, Wedding Planning, Laura, Emily, Pinterest Instagram, Tips & Advice, Things To Know, Pinterest and Instagram, Ashton Events, Mikkel Paige, Details & Inspiration, Pinterest Now, Ashton Events Again

Report: By Next Year More Canadians Will Be Streaming Than Paying For Cable TV

It’s an amazingly fast shift in how people are watching. The amount they watch hasn’t gone done, just how they access it. And, perhaps a shift in what they watch too. – CBC
Tags: Art, Media, Cable Tv, Audience, 04.22.19

Suzanne Farrell Back At City Ballet – What It Means

Alastair Macaulay: “What makes Ms. Farrell so important? Her place in Balanchine history is central: She inspired him to make some of his most radically modernist works; opened up fresh torrents of Romanticism in him; showed how old roles could be transformed. She combined grandeur, musicality, wit, fervor and acumen to phenomenal degrees.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, Farrell, Balanchine, Suzanne Farrell, City Ballet, Alastair Macaulay, 04.23.19

Just How Enlightened Was The Age Of Enlightenment?

“It has been said, indeed, that the eighteenth century was less the Age of Reason than the Age of Feelings—because so many Enlightenment thinkers took pride in recognizing the importance of the sentiments, as their intellectual predecessors often had not. (In Hume’s famous line: “Reason is and ought only to be the slave of the Passions.”) The aim of building a rational society meant contending with the ways in which human beings are not creatures of sweet reason. And that meant, in turn, having...
Tags: Art, Ideas, Hume, 05.09.19

Why Carry a Wallet When You Can Carry a Biometric Wallet?

Like a clutch, or a purse, but designed for security beyond compare, this sleek slab of metal is the Trova Go… a carrying case for your things, but much more impenetrable and less susceptible to theft.The Trova Go is a pretty neat way to carry your things. Housed in a sleek, anodized aluminum case, protected by a biometric lock that’s also tied to your smartphone, the Trova Go is a great way to hold your stuff. Cards, cash, valuables, medicines, pen-drives, memory cards, make-up, anything that y...
Tags: Security, Design, Wallet, Safety, Case, Safe, Biometric, Product Design, Edc, Vault, EveryDayCarry, Aruliden, Trova, Trova Go

Mondo to Celebrate Batman’s 80th Birthday with a New Bat-Centric Gallery Show

Holy octogenarian, Batman! The Caped Crusader first debuted in the pages of Detective Comics back in 1939, which makes him 80 years old this year. To celebrate the anniversary, Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas is hosting a brand new show called 80 Years of Batman this summer, and you can see some of the pieces that will be on display below. Mondo Batman Art Show Details According to a press release, this new Mondo Batman show will feature “eighteen classic, iconic and fan-favorite Batman com...
Tags: Art, Movies, Batman, Mondo, Austin Texas, Mondo Gallery, Detective Comics, Guadalupe St, Mondo Batman, Eric Garza Mondo

Adiff Makes Impactful Garments from Remnants of Crisis

We speak with Angela Luna about creating opportunities from disaster Minutes away from Eftalou Beach on the Greek island of Lesvos, hundreds of thousands of life vests and tents lie in the crook of an ancient hill. A dumping-ground for the survival gear that sustained refugees through their arduous journeys from Syria, Afghanistan and nations in between, the “Lifejacket Graveyard” is an unintended memorial to …
Tags: Politics, Design, Style, Greece, Interviews, Clothing, Apparel, Sustainable, Lesvos, Upcycling, Syria Afghanistan, CFDA, Social Awareness, ADIFF, Angela Luna, Eftalou Beach

show more filters
March - 2019
April - 2019
May - 2019