This PSP has its own version of the “notch”

With ever-expanding screens on phones and disappearing earpieces and home buttons, it only makes sense that you’d see that trend everywhere else. TVs are all screen and no bezel too, and Huawei’s laptop is exploring a similar path too. So it makes sense that the PSP (should Sony choose to release a new version) would do something on the same lines. Yonghwan Kim’s vision for the PSP may, in that regard, be a little too drastic, but it sure looks interesting. Here’s a couple of reasons why it woul...
Tags: Gadgets, Games, Design, Playstation, 2018, Sony, Nice, Huawei, Portable, Product Design, PSP, Yonghwan Kim

This steampunk 1700s gadget signs your checks for you

This complex smartphone-sized device is a miniaturized iteration of a product first created in 1738, by Pierre Jaquet-Droz. Using a complex series of mechanisms and gears, his entirely mechanical automata could write complete sentences by moving a pen/quill across paper… much to the amazement of European royalty, in whose courts Pierre showed off his mechanical miracles.Near 300 years later, his company, devoted to creating magical mechanical marvels (primarily watches), decided to recreate “T...
Tags: Design, Luxury, Stationery, Mechanical, Product Design, Automata, Pierre, Jaquet-Droz, Pierre Jaquet Droz, Signing Machine, Signature Machine

Philip Glass Talks About His Life In Music

When I do concerts I often give talks to students. They get them together, and I talk to them in the afternoon, and we talk about music. Not too long ago one young fellow, he said, “Tell me one thing that I can take away from this talk that I’ll remember and that’s important.” And […]
Tags: Art, People, 04.20.18

Clothing made from recycled water bottles highlights the ongoing crisis in Flint

A new fashion exhibit in Queens underscores the ongoing water-contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. “Flint Fit” comprises a series of garments inspired by the “power and necessity of water, manufacturing history of Flint, and resiliency” of the people of Flint, who have had to cope with the effects of lead poisoning since 2014. Visual artist Mel Chin — with an assist from Michigan-born, New York City–based fashion designer Tracy Reese — conceived of the clothing to highlight the water crisi...
Tags: Design, New York City, Queens, Michigan, Flint Michigan, Flint, Chin, Unifi, Reese, Tracy Reese, Mel Chin, Repreve, St Luke N E W Life Center, Jay Hertwig Unifi, Queens Museum Flint Fit

This new 3D-printed house was built by a portable robot in just 48 hours

There are a lot of 3D-printed houses popping up these days, but this is the first time an architect with the renown of Massimiliano Locatelli of CLS Architetti and Arup has tackled one. Built out of a special quick-drying mortar, the 1,076-square-foot house was constructed in just 48 hours. Locatelli envisions 3D printing as the housing of the future – and that his house could be constructed anywhere,”even the moon.” The project, 3D Housing 05, was built on-site by a portable robot as a way o...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, 3d Printing, Arup, 3D printed house, Locatelli, Salone del Mobile, Milan Furniture Fair, CLS Architetti, Massimiliano Locatelli, Cybe, 3d House, Piazza Cesare Beccaria, CLS architects, Wallpaper Arup

Trump official delays protection of endangered species at oil lobbyist's request

A top United States Department of the Interior official appears to have used his position to delay the protection of an endangered species at the request of the oil industry. As reported by the Guardian based on acquired documents, Interior official Vincent deVito acquiesced to a 2017 e-mail from the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) asking that the Texas hornshell mussel not be placed under protection for six months in the interest of continued, uninhibited oil industry activ...
Tags: Texas, Design, West Virginia, United States, Trump, Department Of The Interior, Wildlife Service, Interior, DeVito, Elizabeth Klein, Trump Administration, New Mexico State Land Office, Heather Swift, Vincent DeVito, Joel Clement, Independent Petroleum Association of America IPAA

Church in the Netherlands converted into transformer library: books by day, party room by night

"If knowledge has become a secular religion, public libraries are its parishes, mosques and synagogues."
Tags: Design, News, Netherlands

Root + Spring's Herbal Teas and Soups: A family company introducing traditional Chinese medicine to more mouths

by Sun Bak If you live in a metropolis big enough to have its own Chinatown, chances are, you'll know the feeling of walking through those streets, wondering what those boxes of ginseng and various powders in the herbal shops can really do for...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Wellness, Design, Chinatown, Food-drink, Holistic, Teas, Sun Bak, Broth, Chineseherbs, Herbalremedies, Immunesystem

6 fun, meaningful ways to celebrate Earth Day!

We have holidays dedicated to everything from flags to consumption (ahem Black Friday), so it only seems right that Planet Earth should get one too. On Earth Day, cities, businesses, and individuals all roll out the green carpet. No doubt you’ve seen lots of famous brands touting Earth Day initiatives or heard about eco-friendly events being planned in your own community. Unfortunately, most of these events have changed from “do something nice for the Earth” events to “buy this thing that is may...
Tags: Design, Earth, Monsanto, Airbnb, Epa, Planet Earth, Joshua Earle, Plant Food In, Mosman Council

These tiny and adorable vintage campers are made for birds

Vintage camper vans all the rage nowadays—and now you can even help your backyard birds get in on the action too. Marcus Williams and Sj Stone of the Nashville-based design studio One Man, One Garage crafted the Vintage Camper Birdhouse that’s easy to put together and stunning to look at. Laser cut from birch wood, the Vintage Camper Birdhouse is made to order and ships flatpack. Construction is a breeze with no glue required; the birdhouse’s 40-plus parts are pre-cut and pop up out from fiv...
Tags: Design, Etsy, Birds, Architecture, Gallery, Nashville, Carousel Showcase, Bird House, Birch, Travel Trailer, Marcus Williams, Birdhouse, Laser Cut, Flat Pack, Camper Vans, Sj Stone

Link About It: This "Inadvertently Engineered" Enzyme Could Help the Environment

"Inadvertently engineered" by scientists at the University of Portsmouth and the US Department of Energy, a new enzyme has been discovered (well, created in actuality) that might help the recycling process—therefore benefitting the environment. This...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Science, Design, Environment, Nature, Culture, Oceans, Recycling, Linkaboutit, US Department of Energy, Environmentalawareness, University of Portsmouth, Parley, Parleyfortheoceans

La collection artisanale Whittle Away signée Stoft Studio

Stoft, un studio de design suédois basé à Malmö, fondé par Jenny Ekdahl, Ola Nystedt et Joel Herslow et spécialisé dans la conception de mobilier, présente Whittle Away, une collection de buffets en bois mariant artisanat, couleur et héritage. Tout comme l’écorce d’un arbre ou comme des couches écaillées d’une ancienne peinture, la peau extérieure de la collection Whittle Away se détache lentement, libérant quelque chose de nouveau et d’inaltérable en dessous. Ce rendu final, qui est désorma...
Tags: Books, Design, Suede, Scandinave, Deco, Bois, Buffet, Mobilier, Urbaine, Etagere, Tendance, Artisanat, Soft Studio, Stoft Studio, Jenny Ekdahl Ola Nystedt, Joel Herslow

Link About It: The Story Behind One of Prince's Most Famous Songs

Almost exactly two years after Prince's tragic accidental overdose and death, the original story and recording of "Nothing Compares 2 U" has been released by the musician's foundation. Paul "St Paul" Peterson (who was a singer in Prince's band, the...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Prince, Tribute, Linkaboutit, Musicvideos, Paul St Paul Peterson

Cool Stuff: Dan Mumford’s Vibrant ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Prints

Now that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is available for us all to enjoy over and over again at home, the movie is ripe for artwork tributes. Since artist Dan Mumford delivered a fantastic set of prints commemorating Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we’re glad to see he’s back with another set of prints for Rian Johnson’s chapter in the Star Wars saga. There are four in total, paying tribute to four iconic locations and moments from the sequel. Check out all the Dan Mumford Star Wars The Last Jedi print...
Tags: Art, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Rian Johnson, Cool Stuff, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Dan Mumford, Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Was The Orpheus Model Of Flattened Orchestra Hierarchy A Success?

Asked whether the principles of the Orpheus Process had any resonance these days, Stanford business professor Jeffrey Feffer replied in an email, “There are various movements that have tried to ‘democratize’ organizations. They mostly don’t work or don’t last. I am a huge believer in the advantages of the Orpheus approach, but it flies in […]
Tags: Art, Music, Stanford, 04.17.18, Jeffrey Feffer

Inside The Broadway Battle For "To Kill A Mockingbird"

The fight, being waged in the chambers of federal judges in New York and Alabama, offers an unusual glimpse into the vituperative backstage wrangling that can erupt over control of a celebrated work of literary fiction when it has been adapted for the stage.
Tags: Art, New York, Theatre, Alabama, 04.19.18

HDR, Pastel & Mono Lightroom Preset Packs for Access All Areas Members

Access All Areas members are being treated to 3 huge Lightroom Preset packs this week, courtesy of Exposure Empire. These HDR, Pastel and Mono Lightroom Presets are usually sold as individual products, but Exposure Empire are kindly donating all three for Access All Areas members members to download. Each set contains 20 effect based on each pack style. HDR provides a fast and easy way to create high dynamic range effects; Pastel gives your photos beautiful soft colour pastel effects; and the Mo...
Tags: Design, Resources, Members Only, Hdr, Lightroom, Premium, Access All Areas, Members, Lightroom Presets, Lightroom Preset, HDR Pastel, Mono Lightroom Presets

Solresol, The 19th-Century Invented Language Based On Music

"Jean-François Sudre, a music teacher in 19th-century France, ... [had a] vision of a universal language [that] transcended linguistic boundaries. From written and spoken word to melody, gesture, number, and even color, there are few ways that one can't express Solresol, the language that Sudre spent more than three decades developing. But after his death […]
Tags: Art, Music, France, 04.12.18, Jean François Sudre, Sudre

Red Bird, Finch painting

Red Bird  Oil on panel, 10" x 8," $410. A little Finch for your Friday pleasure...  (Photo reference for bird courtesy of Judy Grant/ Thanks to all who advised on the kitchen re-do. It's appreciated.  Have a great weekend! [Author: Diane Hoeptner]
Tags: Art, Diane Hoeptner, Finch, Judy Grant

The Ocean Cleanup is about to send a giant plastic collector to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is growing at an alarming rate — and it’s already three times the size of France. Fortunately, help is on the way: new images show that The Ocean Cleanup is building an innovative plastic-scooping system in Alameda, CA, and they’re planning to launch it as early as this summer. There are around 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic junk in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and The Ocean Cleanup, started by now-23-year-old Boyan Slat, is much closer to deploying its tech...
Tags: Design, France, San Francisco, Pacific, Boyan Slat, Ocean Cleanup, Alameda CA, Ocean Cleanup Road, Cleanup Via Fast Company

The Cornelia tiny house is a peaceful writer's studio built with reclaimed wood

One of the best things to come from the tiny home trend is the peace of living in a quiet atmosphere – which is especially important for writers. At the request of renowned children’s author Cornelia Funke, New Frontier Tiny Homes created The Cornelia — which is just 24 feet in length and 8.5 feet wide. Funke’s tiny house is a serene three-in-one space that can be used as a writing studio, a guest house and a library. The Cornelia’s high vaulted ceilings provide the tiny house with plenty of ...
Tags: Design, Funke, Cornelia, Cornelia Funke

Link About It: Lasvit's Little Glass Monsters Win the Milano Design Award

This year's best in show—or Milano Design Award winner—at Salone del Mobile happens to be Czech glass manufacturer Lasvit, who collaborated with 16 cutting-edge designers to develop little monsters and more. It was presented at Milan’s Teatro Gerolamo...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Milan, Glass, Linkaboutit, Milandesignweek, Maartenbaas, Lasvit, Salonedelmobile, Salonedelmobile2018

How Airline Ticket Pricing Could Be Applied To The Arts

The secret of an effective pricing strategy is differentiation and airlines do this on a number of levels, harnessing as many of the factors that affect demand for flights as they can.
Tags: Art, Issues, 04.19.18

NYC Will Move "Fearless" Girl" Off Wall Street

The statue known as “Fearless Girl” will soon be moved from its spot at the southern tip of Broadway to a spot facing the New York Stock Exchange, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday. And if the city has its way, the bull will eventually go with her.
Tags: Art, Broadway, Bill De Blasio, New York Stock Exchange, Visual, 04.19.18

A Breath of Fresh Air

A kitchen is more than likely the room in the house that you most want to be hygienic, after all, its where you handle, cook and consume food. The designer of CEILI AIR recognized this and have designed a product which increases the quality of the air in the upper part of the room.It was important to the designer that the form of CEILI AIR matched the atmosphere of the kitchen and avoided the industrial form that some more conventional air purifiers can carry. To assist with this, it is suspende...
Tags: Design, Technology, Appliances, Product Design, Air Purifier, Changho Lee, CEILI AIR

How Liesl Tommy Carved Out A Career For Herself As Director, Tony Nominations And All

It was, in her words, "a fucking compulsion," says Tommy, a mixed-race native of Cape Town who came to Massachusetts with her family at age 15. "I believed the lie that the reason that there weren't more of us [directors of color] working was because they didn't believe we were qualified. So I was like, […]
Tags: Art, Massachusetts, Theatre, Cape Town, Tony, Tommy, Liesl Tommy, 04.18.18

Ending the Thermostat War!

Stratum is the perfect companion for every office worker! Having to work in an office that isn’t your optimum working temperature is never a pleasant time, but more importantly it has shown to impact your happiness, health and productivity.Stratum localizes the application of heating and cooling by creating a zone of air movement under the user’s arms, this allows each individual to work at their optimum temperature without impacting the rest of the room. Designed to be as unobtrusive as possi...
Tags: Design, Technology, Product Design, Stratum, Tony Elkington

High Tech. High Life.

After months spent meticulously adjusting technical parameters, testing and selecting materials, the X-Series workstation was brought to life. It carries a form that is inspired by cybernetics and science fiction, this is a truly visually exciting and modular place to work.As well as having a highly ergonomic working position for when the user is sat down, it also offers the option of being a standing workstation in order to reduce the burden on the spine from a long stay in one position. Svyato...
Tags: Design, Furniture, Product Design, X-Series, Svyatoslav Zbroy

Let your Fingers Experience the Joy of Dancing on the Kira Keyboard

Can I say, as a writer, gamer, and someone who spends most of his time around a keyboard, there’s a marked difference in productivity between me sitting in front of a desktop, and me on my laptop. The difference? The keyboard. Laptops, made to be thin, have extremely thin keyboards that are A. silent, and B. have very little travel (the distance a key covers when pressed). There also seems to be a lack of standardization as far as key sizes and placement goes, varying from laptop to laptop, an...
Tags: Deals, Design, Technology, Keyboard, Ibm, Github, Popular, Product Design, Random, Dvorak, CNC, Kira, RBG, Input Club, Angelo Tobias, Hako

Bolshoi's Controversial 'Nureyev' Leads Nominations For Russia's Top Dance Awards

"Both the creators of the ballet and its performers have been nominated for the Benois de la Danse, nicknamed the ballet's Oscars, in four professional categories: Ilya Demutskiy for Best Composer, Yuri Possokhov for Best Choreographer, Kirill Serebrennikov for Best Stage Design, and dancer Vladislav Lantratov for Best Performance in the title role of the […]
Tags: Art, Russia, Dance, Nureyev, Kirill Serebrennikov, Yuri Possokhov, 04.19.18, Ilya Demutskiy, Vladislav Lantratov

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