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How Grant Bouvier Uses Custom Laser Cut Panels To Make—And Brand—His Synth Modules You’ve heard the old adage “necessity is the mother of invention.” Such is the tale of how Grant Bouvier began making synthesizer modules. An electronic artist and music technologist, Grant’s interest in synthesizers began when he started his undergraduate studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. “As I started to move away from soft synths and VST toward analog and hardware synths, The post Building...
Tags: Design, Philadelphia, Grant, Vst, University of the Arts, Product & Design Ideas, Maker Success Stories, Grant Bouvier

Louis Béroud

Louis Béroud was a French painter active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was known for his views of Paris — often of strikingly complex architectural subjects — and views of ornate interiors, in particular interior views of the Louvre museum. Béroud was registered as a copyist at the Louvre and did several paintings of other copyists at work, as well as his fanciful interpretation of a painter surprised as his subject comes alive. It was while painting his copy of Da Vinci’s La G...
Tags: Art, Paris, Louvre, Gallery And Museum Art, Louis, Da Vinci, Louis Béroud

MAD Architects unveils solar-powered Hyperloop transit system

The avant-garde architecture of Beijing-based MAD Architects has merged with Hyperloop’s futuristic transportation technologies to unveil a new, solar-powered rapid transit system. Designed with an emphasis on sustainability, the elevated, tube-based infrastructure will promote car-free living, incorporate urban farming and harness renewable energy to minimize its environmental footprint. The versatile system is designed for easy integration in a variety of environments, from dense urban centers...
Tags: Elon Musk, Design, Beijing, Hyperloop, Uae, Green Transportation, Mad Architects, Hyperloop TT, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Hyperloop TT

High levels of plastic byproducts discovered in children, study finds

A “human biomonitoring” study, jointly conducted by the German Environment Ministry and the Robert Koch Institute, is sounding the clarion warning that plastic pollution is present — and not just in our oceans, estuaries and the fish we eat. Rather alarmingly, the study found toxic levels of plastic byproducts in 97 percent of the blood and urine samples gathered from 2,500 children tested. The children in the research study ranged from 3 to 17 years of age. Of the 15 plastics under scrutiny, re...
Tags: Design, European Union, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Robert Koch Institute, German Environment Ministry, Marike Kolossa Gehring

Ireland plans to ban single-use plastics

In a move that has environmentalists cheering, Ireland recently overhauled its waste sector by announcing a ban on single-use plastics, including cutlery, straws, cups, food containers and cotton bud sticks. The initiative also called for doubling the rate of recycled material and is considering new levy requirements for non-recyclable plastics, such as those found in food packaging at groceries. Richard Bruton, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, explained that the ...
Tags: Design, News, Environment, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Recycle, Recycling, Waste Disposal, Emerald Isle, Single-use Plastic Packaging, Richard Bruton, Bruton, Single Use Plastic, Single Use Packaging, Single-use

Sustainable tech powers the Corten steel-clad Cube in Denmark

When Danish architectural firm Christensen & Co. Architects was asked to design the new headquarters for the Helsingør Power Plant, they felt it would be fitting if the project serve as an extension of the client’s commitment to sustainable supply technologies. Clad in Corten steel as a nod to the surrounding industrial architecture, the sustainably powered Forsyning Helsingør Operations Center has been dubbed The Cube after its geometric shape. For a reduced energy footprint, the office complex...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Denmark, Carousel Showcase, Corten, Christensen Co Architects, Helsingør Power Plant, Forsyning Helsingør Operations Center, Operating Facilities, Christensen Co Architects Via

These works of art record and provide shelter to urban wildlife

The Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths, University of London is proving that you don’t have to leave the city to experience wildlife. Inspired by both art and nature, the studio has created a series of habitats that use hidden cameras to capture images of wildlife. The habitat structures use My Naturewatch wildlife cameras, easy-to-find materials and simple electronics and are designed to be used by even the most novice of nature-lovers. The structures are also built with natural materia...
Tags: Design, London, Ikea, Goldsmiths University of London, Interaction Research Studio, Brompton Biotopia

The Revival of Liverpool SOUP

The Revival of Liverpool SOUP Liverpool SOUP got off to a strong start earlier this year raising £485 in just one night and is gearing up for more of the same on 3rd October at Tusk in the Baltic Triangle. The micro-funding concept was inspired by the successes of Detroit SOUP, who (since starting in 2010) […] The post The Revival of Liverpool SOUP appeared first on Art in Liverpool.
Tags: Art, News, Funding, Liverpool, Detroit, Grassroots, Tusk, Liverpool Soup, Micro-funding, Liverpool SOUP Liverpool

In a town once labelled ‘England’s suicide capital’, artists and activists create an arts festival that cares

In a town once labelled ‘England’s suicide capital’, artist and mental health activist takes over old Argos store to create an arts festival that cares For the month of November,  local people are invited to be part of a ‘Madlove’ Take Over festival. Artist the vacuum cleaner (James Leadbitter) is working with Merseyside-based social arts […] The post In a town once labelled ‘England’s suicide capital’, artists and activists create an arts festival that cares appeared first on Art in Liverpool.
Tags: Art, England, News, Top, Argos, Merseyside, St Helens, Vacuum Cleaner, Heart of Glass, James Leadbitter, Madelove, Take Over

Nail the Vintage Look with This Massive Library of Resources

It is difficult to create convincing vintage-style artwork without the right materials, but tools and resources that are made from real antiques are quite rare! The resources in The Expansive Vintage Design Library are derived from various authentic sources, so you can inject a piece of history right into your design work for the most realistic results. Save countless hours searching for vintage treasures by adding this bundle of tools to your assets library. $3764 worth of premium products are ...
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Litkovskaya's Kiev Showroom Embodies the Fashion Brand's Laconic Sophistication

Located in a historic building on a tree-lined street in Kiev, the new showroom of Ukrainian womenswear brand Litkovskaya has been designed by local interior design practice Studio Yura Khlop as a reflection of the brand’s minimalist philosophy, urban vibe and androgynous aesthetic.
Tags: Art, Kiev, Litkovskaya, Yura Khlop

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