A Spill-Resistant Gyroscopic Bowl Designed for Toddlers

Yes, that's a gyroscopic bowl invented for toddlers. I had no idea things like this existed, as I don't have kids nor shop in that section of the store. But apparently the Gyro Bowl was designed a couple of decades ago, and according to reviews, works well enough (as long as you keep your expectations realistic).What I'd like to see: An adult variant of this, designed as a martini glass. Seriously. As a former waiter and bartender, I'll say the martini glass is the worst, most top-heavy and tipp...
Tags: Food, Design

Design Job: New Year, New Job - Work as a Senior Industrial Designer at Big Time Products in Atlanta, GA

Consult in discovery phase ideation with marketing team to inspire and facilitate new product initiatives. - Use amazing sketching and visual rendering skills to captivate buyers and support marketing with visual fodder that will win over the competition. - Take concepts and ideation into 3D CAD and maintain design intent through to production. - Create/or manage design signature for major brands and implement them across different segments. - Drive innovation and creative thinking to look at th...
Tags: Design, Jobs, Atlanta Ga, Big Time Products

Currently Crowdfunding: A Simple but Powerful Pen, a Backpack With a Social Mission, 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 roundup o...
Tags: Design, Crowdfunding, Uganda, Gulu, MAKO Design Invent North America


Last year, I purchased a new watercolor sketchbook.  The paper inside is Indigo artpapers, cold press watercolor, 300 gsm (which is 140#).  It has 4 natural deckle edges, has slip-papers in between each sheet (24 sheets) of the watercolor paper.  It's a bit soft and absorbent (more so than other papers I've used).  So I decided to use it to do some color studies this year.  These are not going to set the world on fire - but it's what I'm doing. I paint a study on the watercolor paper an...
Tags: Art, Rh Carpenter, Bismuth Yellow

The Weekly Design Roast, #30

When your first CAD tutorial goes straight into production.Prior to studying as a Jedi, Ben Solo briefly worked as a fixtures designer. Even then there were signs of trouble.Another "Thing that doesn't work well but that design blogs think is cool because it's made out of another thing" object.At the very least, oughtn't they have made the real light ray correspond with the shape of the fake light ray?"Cactuses just sit there and demand very little resources from us. So I wanted some that would ...
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The "Rapid Recap" System for Condensing Hours of Security Footage Into Seconds

Video analytics company Briefcam's solution to avoid sitting through hours of security cam footage is quite clever. Their Rapid Recap system simply condenses all footage of things that moved throughout the day, overlapping a time stamp on everyone from gardeners and deliverypeople to package thieves. This video almost looks as if it was made to be submitted to the spouse, as evidence of productivity: Also, seeing this non-security application for the technology… …makes me think I'd like to w...
Tags: Design, NFL, Tech, Nba, Briefcam

Call for Entries: Portrait Artist of the Year 2021

The deadline for entries for Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2021 is Friday 7th February 2020.  You have five weeks left to get your entry together. If you want to enter this very popular art... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [Author: Making A Mark]
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Good Design: A Simple Detail That Lets You See All the Way to the Back of a Tall Shelf or Cabinet Interior

For the height-challenged among us, it can be tough to see all the way to the back of a high shelf or cabinet. Considering this, these Amazon lockers have had a thoughtful touch added to them, to make sure you don't leave any unseen objects behind:Image credit: theone_2099 Mirrors, brilliant. After seeing this, I'm thinking about getting my hands on some lightweight Plexi mirrors, cutting them to size and doing this to the cabinets in my kitchen.
Tags: Amazon, Design, Quick Hits, Cabinet Interior

Samsung’s latest high-end gaming monitor is *ahem* 49 inches long, and curved…

It seems like Samsung’s really in a monitor-measuring contest with its competition. Slated for a debut at CES2020, this is the Odyssey G9, an ultra-wide QLED gaming screen with a 49-inch diagonal and a mind-bending 1000R curvature. Launched under Samsung’s Odyssey tag, the G9 is targeted towards gamers, with a ridiculous 32:9 aspect ratio, 5120×1440 resolution, ultra-fast 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. While it isn’t really 4K, the G9 is the world’s first Dual Quad High-Definition mon...
Tags: Design, Samsung, Ces, Nvidia, Desktops, Amd, Curved, Product Design, Gaming monitor, CES2020, 49 Inch, Odyssey G9

The art of the face.

@toriraveling thought I’d try this trend out :) #fyp♬ original sound - cyclemichael @summerstockwell Which emotion are you today?! #fyp #foryou #makeupart #givemeasign #emotionchallenge♬ Birthday Suit - Cosmo Sheldrake [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Art, Makeup, Law, Ann Althouse, Cosmo Sheldrake

VIDEO: Watch an Interview With Josh Gad & the Cast of AVENUE FIVE

Go behind the scenes with Armando Iannucci and members of the cast as they share what viewers can expect from Season 1. [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Armando Iannucci, Josh Gad, Stage Tube

How Social Media Killed The Paparazzi

Celebrities didn’t vanquish the paparazzi so much as figure out how to undercut them — and the publications they fueled. In the end, the solution was so straightforward. Celebrities simply became their own paparazzi, posting all manner of details and footage of their daily lives on social media, and effectively put real paparazzi out of business. – Buzzfeed News
Tags: Art, Ideas, 01.02.20


Tony and Grammy-nominated actor, singer, comedian and producer David Alan Grier joins the 3rd hour of TODAY to discuss his stage return in the Broadway debut of aoeA Soldier's Play.a [Author: Stage Tube]
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Faculty of Design Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, OCAD University

The Associate Dean champions the processes of decolonizing, Indigenous Vitalization, and diversifying the Faculty’s curriculum, as proposed in OCAD U’s developing Academic Plan. Commensurate with this opportunity is a Tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. OCAD UniversityOCAD University (OCAD U), Canada’s university of the imagination, provides a vibrant and stimulating environment for its faculty and students. Committed to excellence and contemporary approaches to edu...
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Star Wars House

Futuristic vacation rental house features 9 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, and bathrooms inspired by landscapes and technology from Star Wars movies. Star Wars house located near Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge theme park within Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida. Can be rented through Airbnb. Also check out: Star Wars Furniture
Tags: Design, Inspiration, Disney World, Orlando Florida, Star Wars House, Star Wars movies Star Wars

When You Hear That Your Book Just Made The Bestseller List

It’s rare that a book hitting the list is a total surprise, but there are nail-biters and books that hit higher than we expected and that’s a beautiful thing … but not as beautiful as making that call to an author who has worked so hard to make her book a reality and telling her that she is an official NYT best seller. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Words, 01.02.20

This leaf-shaped bottle cap condenses and collects atmospheric moisture, turning it into drinking water

Designed to magically ‘turn air into water’, the Limbe is a new sort of dehumidifier that works without electricity, giving its user access to drinking water throughout the day. Its unique leaf-inspired design harks back to how water droplets condense on the surface of leaves, while its 3D printed intricate PET structure helps guide those water droplets down the ‘veins of the leaf’ into Limbe’s central axis which collects the water in your regular plastic drinking bottle.Fabien envisioned the Li...
Tags: Design, Outdoor, Moisture, Product Design, Drinking Water, Fabien, Dehumidifier, Limbe, Green/Sustainable, Fabien Roy

HELLO, DOLLY! Tour Announces Cancellations

BroadwayWorld has learned that the Hello, Dolly tour has canceled planned engagements in Toronto and Schenectady. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Toronto, Schenectady, BroadwayWorld, BWW News Desk

The #ListenWider Challenge

Want to break out of your algorithmically-determined musical taste? How about being more intentional about what you listen to? Musicology Duck has set up a listening challenge for 2020 that prompts us to listen more outside our usual pathways. There are 30 challenges encouraging you to seek out music you wouldn’t normally encounter. – Musicology Duck
Tags: Art, Music, Audience, 01.01.20

HELLO, DOLLY! Tour Announces Additional Cancellation

BroadwayWorld has learned that the Hello, Dolly tour will has announced an additional cancellation following the cancellationof the Toronto run. The production today cancelled the Schenectady runof the show. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Toronto, Schenectady, BroadwayWorld, BWW News Desk

Laura Linney Begins Performances Tomorrow in MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON

Performances begin tomorrow, Saturday, January 4, for the American premiere of the London Theatre Company Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr production of My Name is Lucy Barton starring Laura Linney Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, 'Ozark', by Elizabeth Strout Olive Kitteridge, adapted by Rona Munro The James Trilogy, and directed by Richard Eyre The Crucible, Notes on a Scandal. The New York production is produced in association with Penguin Random House Audio. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: New York, London, Theatre, Laura Linney, Lucy Barton, Richard Eyre, BWW News Desk, Nicholas Hytner, Penguin Random House Audio, Laura Linney Lillian Hellman, Nick Starr, Rona Munro, Elizabeth Strout Olive Kitteridge, James Trilogy

What’s Happening To Airports? They’re Becoming Theme Park Fantasies

Changi in Singapore, which has long striven to enthral and entertain its users, outdid itself with its new “Jewel” extension to its existing terminals, essentially a shopping mall and nature-based theme park. From a great oculus in its glass roof descends the “rain vortex”, a funnel of falling water described as the “world’s tallest indoor waterfall”. It has a “butterfly garden”. It has the Shiseido Forest Valley, a 900-tree, 60,000-shrub indoor landscape named after the Japanese-based ...
Tags: Art, Singapore, Changi, Audience, Visual, Shiseido, 12.30.19, Shiseido Forest Valley

Purified Sewage Water Nourishes Forest in Egyptian Desert

To prevent desertification (the eventual progression of land from fertile to arid) in a region of Egypt where the issue is prevalent, scientists are rerouting sewage waste water from nearby cities, passing it through natural purification processes, and using the nutrient-rich solution to fuel the growth of a “green wall.” Named the Serapium Forest, this oasis exists in the barren area around the Suez Canal …
Tags: Design, Africa, Environment, Trees, Water, Sustainability, Nature, Egypt, Land, Recycling, Forests, Desertification, Deserts, Linkaboutit, Serapium Forest

VIDEO: FROZEN Tour Cast Performs At The Rose Parade

The national tour cast of Disney's hit musical Frozen let the storm rage on at this year's Rose Parade as the company performed the classic song 'For the First Time in Forever.' Check out the video to get a peek at Caroline Bowman, Caroline Innerbichler, and more bringing Arendelle to California in this special performance [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: California, Theatre, Disney, First Time, BWW News Desk, Arendelle, Caroline Bowman Caroline Innerbichler

BWW Contest: Win Two Tickets To See Liz Callaway In Concert In New Orleans!

Get ready because we're giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Liz Callaway in concert with Seth Rudetsky The winner will receive two tickets to the concert on January 11, 2020 at The New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts in New Orleans, Louisiana. The contest will run now through January 4th at 1159PM EST, so make sure to enter for your chance to win TODAY [Author: BWW Contests]
Tags: Theatre, New Orleans, New Orleans Louisiana, Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway, New Orleans Center, BWW Contests

VIDEO: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD'S Nicholas Podany and Bubba Weiler Take The 10-Second Challenge

Wizzo wizzo Broadway's smash-hit play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is testing its cast on everything in the wizarding world with its special 10-Second Challenge Check out the video to see Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy themselves, Nicholas Podany and Bubba Weiler, putting their knowledge to the test with the help of fellow cast memberNadia Brown [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Harry Potter, BWW News Desk, Albus Potter, Scorpius Malfoy, Nicholas Podany, Bubba Weiler

Notes: On Quantifiable Taste

Harboring identity statistics that do not impact our health or wellbeing On the morning of 2 January, I purchased my first monthly MetroCard of the decade. The act made me wonder if I had actually bought 12 of them in 2019 or if my travel schedule had prevented it. I didn’t keep track. I could have looked through Mint to see my transaction history—but I …
Tags: Health, Notes, Apps, Spotify, Books, Music, TV, Design, Movies, Traveling, Films, Social Media, Tech, Information, Data, Reading

English Funding Directly To Artists Has Declined. Here Are The Consequences

In 2001, the newly-unified Arts Council England (ACE), with plentiful government and lottery arts funding, made the expansive claim of making artists central to arts policy. The individuals strand of the ‘brave and radical’ Grants for the Arts (GftA) programme promised artists ‘the chance to dream without having to produce’. It initially went a long way to doing that, as 40% of the value of grants went to 3,279 artists, who had a success rate of 52%. More than half were newcomers to Arts...
Tags: Art, Issues, Arts Council, Arts Council England ACE, 01.02.20

Design Firm New Territory’s Comfortable Economy Airplane Seat Concept

London-based design firm New Territory’s Interspace chair concept aims to better the coach-class flying experience. In advance of the project, the New Territory team learned that seat pitch was typically associated with comfort, but what passengers really need is the ability to shift their weight or rest against something soft. Thus, they’ve developed a padded wing system that folds out from one’s seat back and …
Tags: Design, London, Air Travel, Economy, Flying, Airplanes, Concepts, Flights, Linkaboutit, New Territory, New Territory s Interspace

Scalp Scrub

Product build-up and extra dryness can plague the scalp in colder months. Kyn’s scalp scrub—made with coconut-derived Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, charcoal powder and various essential oils—doesn’t necessarily foam like regular shampoo, but with a little elbow grease, will deep clean your scalp. With a very faint scent, this sulphate-free potion detoxifies and exfoliates, and helps your scalp remove build-up, produce fewer flakes, and remain …
Tags: Design, Hair Care, Hair Products, Scrubs, Winter Grooming, Scalp Scrubs

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