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The stunning book design behind the new Philip Dick collection

The Folio Society is releasing a limited edition collection of all 118* short stories written by Philip K. Dick — and like a lot of the Folio Society's work, the graphic design is absolutely stunning. Check out the video for more about the process: This limited edition of Philip K. — Read the rest
Tags: Books, Video, Design, News, Book, Designers, Graphic Design, Design Fiction, Philip K Dick, PKD, Folio Society, Science Fiction Design, Philip Dick, Philip K Read


Tear Gun captures and freezes tears and shoots them back at whomever made you cry

This amazing project from 2016 recently resurfaced on social media. Yi Fei Chen is a designer based in the Netherlands. She built the Tear Gun as a project while attending design academy. For Yi-Fei Chen, a graduate from Design Academy Eindhoven, her impossibility to speak up in self-defense during a confrontation with her tutors resulted in an internal burst of frustration, but externally only defenceless tears emerged. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Design, News, Designers, Netherlands, Tears, Conceptual Art, Yi Fei Chen


Books: Oudolf Update

Even if you already have the original of this book, you'll want to consider this new, expanded paperback version that includes 13 recent projects shown here for the first time, along with Piet Oudolf's new strategies for design and plant selection. Among the new gardens featured in Hummelo: A Journey... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Books, Gardening, Design, Designers, Detroit, Piet Oudolf, Garden Design, Jane Berger, Garden Books, Oudolf, Hummelo, High Line, Monacelli Press, Delaware Botanical Garden


DesignCrowd raises $10 million AUD to grow its DIY platform, BrandCrowd

DesignCrowd announced today it has raised $10 million AUD (about $7.6 billion USD) in pre-IPO funding. The capital will be used on hiring and product development, with the goal of accelerating the growth of BrandCrowd, its DIY platform. The new funding comes as DesignCrowd gets ready for a potential initial public offering on the Australian Securities Exchange. The round’s investors include Perennial Value Management, Alium Capital, Ellerston Capital, Regal Funds Managemetn and CVC, along with r...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Design, Diy, Instagram, Australia, Tech, Designers, United States, CVC, Logos, Branding, Designcrowd, Lynch, Sydney Australia


Books: Flower Power

I've never had a cutting garden -- my flowering shrubs and occasional roses always kept me plenty busy -- but after reading this new book, I might actually change my mind. In Flower Color Theory (Phaidon, 2021), the noteworthy floral designers Darroch and Michael Putnam, show you the way to... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Accessories, Books, Gardening, Design, Designers, Plants, Darroch, Flowers, ETC, Flower Power, Michael Putnam, Phaidon, Jane Berger, Garden Books, Floral Design, Garden Art


Christmas Books II

Some of my favorites from the past year: In Garden Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from The World's Finest Designers on the Art of the Garden (Rizzoli International, 2020), author Carl Dellatore asked 100 designers for their thoughts on the elements that go into notable gardens. Top landscape architects, designers,... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Books, Gardening, Design, Christmas, Designers, Garden Design, Jane Berger, Garden Books, Carl Dellatore


Books: Gardens: Getting Personal

Of course when Dan Hinkley left Heronswood, we knew that he would have to design and plant another garden with wondrous plants. That's true, and his experience with the second garden is detailed in Windcliff: A Story of People, Plants, and Gardens (Timber Press, 2020). A lot of Hinkley's many... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Books, Gardening, Design, Designers, Plants, Hinkley, Heronswood, Dan Hinkley, Garden Design, Jane Berger, Garden Books, Timber Press, Bill Noble, People Plants and Gardens Timber Press


Books: Chicago North Shore Gardens

Chicago is known for its architecture, and the leafy suburbs north of the city along Lake Michigan are home to many amazing landscapes by some of the country's most distinguished landscape architects, past and present. In Gardens of the North Shore of Chicago, (Monacelli Press, 2020), author Benjamin Lenhardt profiles... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Books, Gardening, Design, Designers, Chicago, Gardens, Lake Michigan, Garden Design, Jane Berger, Garden Books, The Garden Conservancy, Monacelli Press, Deborah Nevins, Hoerr Schaudt, Chicago North Shore Gardens, North Shore of Chicago Monacelli Press


Books: British Gardens (2)

If you thought for a moment that you would never need another book on Sissinghurst, well ... just think again. In this new book, Sissinghurst: The Dream Garden (Frances Lincoln, 2020), author Tim Richardson offers a fresh perspective and new insights into one of the most famous gardens in the... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Books, Gardening, Design, Designers, Sissinghurst, Garden Design, Jane Berger, Garden Books, Frances Lincoln, Tim Richardson, Historic Landscapes & Preservation, British Gardens


Books: Starting Over

I can't imagine making a new garden that's six times larger than your old one and that's also less work. But nothing deters author and designer Page Dickey from her determination to keep on designing and making a new garden just as fabulous as the old one. In Uprooted: A... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Books, Gardening, Design, Designers, Connecticut, Garden Design, Jane Berger, Garden Books, Timber Press, Page Dickey


ASLA Awards - II

2020 ASLA Professional Awards (continued) photos: James Ogilvy Award of Excellence, Residential Design Marshcourt, Hampshire, England LA: Reed Hilderbrand, Cambridge, MA Not everyone has the pleasure of working on one of the most famous landscapes in Britain, a historic estate that dates back to 1901-04, with plantings by garden designer... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, England, Design, Awards, Designers, Chicago, Britain, Public Parks, Millennium Park, Piet Oudolf, Jane Berger, Lurie Garden, Historic Landscapes & Preservation, Reed Hilderbrand, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, Marshcourt


The revolutionary art of Black Panthers graphic designer Emory Douglas, a short documentary

From 1967 through the 1980s, Emory Douglas was the Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party, the revolutionary social justice and political organization founded in Oakland, California. Douglas was the art director, designer, and primary artist for The Black Panther Newsletter and created the iconic Black Panther flyers, handouts, and posters. Hw work is as relevant, and as necessary, right now as it was 50 years ago. Art historian, artist, and professor Colette Gaiter referred to Do...
Tags: Art, Video, Design, News, Designers, Graphic Design, Douglas, Norman Rockwell, Black Panthers, Black Panther Party, Emory Douglas, Oakland California Douglas, Colette Gaiter


Hyundai, Genesis Design Boss Hits the Road

The man behind the expressive designs rolling out of Hyundai and the newly sporty elegance of the fledgling Genesis brand is leaving the company. As reported by Automotive News, Luc Donckerwolke, who joined the automaker in 2015 after a prestigious career at Volkswagen Group, is stepping down as chief designer. The automaker cites “personal reasons” […] The post Hyundai, Genesis Design Boss Hits the Road appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Designers, Autos, Road, Hyundai, Genesis, Volkswagen Group, Automotive News, News Blog, Luc Donckerwolke


Sometimes It’s Just Nice to Hear a Car Designer Talk About Driving

Ever been to a party where the most interesting person wasn’t the life of the room, but the quiet person in the corner, calmly — perhaps a little shyly — sipping their drink and taking in all the things occurring before them? Vehicle designers seem like that person. The braggadocious CEOs and upper-level execs can […] The post Sometimes It’s Just Nice to Hear a Car Designer Talk About Driving appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Designers, Autos, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, JLR, News Blog, Styling, Product Planning, Future Models, Julian Thomson


Bode and Microsoft’s AI-Powered Archive of Quilted Textiles

Dubbed the "Bode Vault," this system catalogs the finer details of an ever-growing collection Emily Adams Bode‘s process favors the analog; sketching details passed along by collectors and artisans, repurposing vintage quilting textiles, enlisting skilled craftsman to replicate one-of-a-kind pieces and more instead of mass-producing her ideas. Her garments—released under her eponymous luxury brand, Bode—have won her the 2019 CFDA Award for Emerging Designer of …
Tags: Fashion, Design, Style, Microsoft, Clothing, Tech, Designers, Luxury, Ai, Image Recognition, Menswear, Vintage, Quilting, Quilts, Bode, Emily Adams


Lost Time Print

The brainchild of Alice Murray (Pentagram) and Lauren Priestley (Redwood), the Lost Time print acknowledges and protests the gender pay gap. In the UK—where Murray and Priestley are based—the gap is 17.3% which means women essentially work 63 unpaid days per year. The large-format, limited edition prints depicts these “lost” days, with calendar dates missing to indicate that, until 4 March, women in the UK …
Tags: Gender, UK, Design, Prints, Designers, Calendars, Limited Edition, Murray, Priestley, Pay Gaps, Alice Murray Pentagram, Lauren Priestley


International Women’s Day: Interviews + Visits

A few of the enthralling conversations we've had with brilliant women since last year's 8 March Women from all over the world achieve the remarkable every day, and should always be championed and celebrated. At Cool Hunting, we’re in a uniquely fortunate position to meet creative, clever, inspiring and inventive women all the time—from artists and designers to sex tech entrepreneurs, community leaders and beyond. …
Tags: Art, Photography, Gender, Design, Style, Interviews, Women, Tech, Data, Designers, Culture, Artists, Photographers, Perfume, Fragrance, Studio Visits


10 Influential Women in Contemporary Design

To celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March) and Women’s History Month, Design Milk—in collaboration with the Female Design Council—compiled a list of women designers “shaping the future of design.” And while there are far more than 10 women leaving their mark on the expansive medium, this list features incredible talent worth honoring. From Arati Rao (founder of rug and textile studio Tantuvi) to Rosie Li …
Tags: Design, Women, Designers, Linkaboutit, IWD, International Womens Day, Design Milk, FDC, Female Design Council, Tantuvi, IWD 2020, Women Designers, Arati Rao


Penultimate’s Dazzling DIY-Influenced Collection

Garments that test the boundaries of high-end fashion The third collection from NYC-based designer Xiang Gao’s Penultimate label—titled “Good Night, God Bless, Beautiful Boy”—blurs the boundaries of both gender and garment. Part sculpture, part collage, and entirely wearable, each piece feels concurrently elegant, beautifully crafted and DIY. Gao’s fantastical arrangements of fabrics (from knits to denim, quilt and flannel) drape in unexpected directions and draw …
Tags: Art, Fashion, New York, Design, Style, Clothing, Designers, Chinese, Sweaters, Knitwear, GAO, NYFW, David Nobody, AW20, David Henry Brown Jr, Penultimate


Design Indaba 2020: Speakers, Thinkers and Creators

A glimpse at what to expect from the next iteration of the dynamic conference Now in its 25th year, Design Indaba explores how to make the world a better place through creative innovation and groundbreaking design. For three days, the annual Cape Town summit brings together international, visionary minds to share ideas and explore new ways of thinking. Founder Ravi Naidoo and his team bring …
Tags: Art, Music, Design, Designers, Architecture, Artists, Musicians, Cape Town, Lectures, Conferences, Talks, Workshops, Creatives, Architects, Design Indaba, Indaba


The Lexus Design Award’s 2020 Finalists

Six innovations offer solutions for problems that include air pollution, visual impairment, flooding and more Now in its eighth year, the Lexus Design Award honors innovators around the world who formulate clever solutions for everyday challenges. This year’s theme “Design for a Better Tomorrow” prompted applicants “to envision solutions to 21st-century challenges that anticipate, innovate and captivate.” Narrowing the field from more than 2,000 submissions …
Tags: Design, Awards, Designers, Automotive, Lexus, Innovation, Concepts, Architects, Design Awards, Milan Design Week, Design Competitions, Lexus Design Award, Design Fairs, Milan Design Week 2020


Best of CH 2019: Interviews + Studio Visits

Reflecting on the group of multi-talented, multi-disciplinary, inspirational creatives we spoke with this year Year in and year out, we desire conversations with creative people and the opportunity to glean some understanding of their motivations and processes. Be they artists and designers or innovators and inventors, those driving us toward the future and beyond have valuable insights to share—and we at CH delight in conveying …
Tags: Art, Photography, Design, Interviews, Religion, History, Designers, Sculpture, Artists, Photographers, Documentaries, Archaeology, Sex Toys, Documentary Photography, Archaeologists, Sculptors


Favorite Books of the Year 2019

The Tree Book: Superior Selections for Landscapes, Streetscapes, and Gardens (Timber Press, 2019), by Michael Dirr and Keith Warren. Should be on everyone's Christmas list. My review is here. Designing a Garden: Monk's Garden at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Monacelli Press, 2019) by Landscape Architect Michael Van Valkenburgh. A... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Books, Gardening, Design, Designers, Plants, Garden Design, Jane Berger, Garden Books, Michael Dirr, Keith Warren, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Garden Gifts, Gardens Timber Press, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Monacelli Press


Interior Design Studio New Practice’s Comprehensive Multicultural Approach

Founding partner Nianlai Zhong explains how to subvert stereotypes through design If you pay any attention to the never-ending list of New York City restaurant openings, you’ll see that only a small percent look beyond cuisine and take into account beautiful design, strong branding and distinguishable personality. Design studio New Practice, helmed by founding partner Nianlai Zhong, excels at the creation of an environment that …
Tags: Design, NYC, China, Restaurants, New York City, Designers, Asian, Chinese, Architecture, Shanghai, Interior Design, Architects, Restaurant Design, New Practice, Interior Design Studio New Practice, Nianlai Zhong


Books: Design, Inside to Outside

Anyone familiar with the work of Marmol Radziner knows that their expertise lies in the smooth transition between inside and outside. As they write in a preface to this new book, "The book demonstrates the relationship of architecture and the passage of time, drawing attention to the ways each home... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Books, Gardening, Design, Designers, Jane Berger, Marmol Radziner, Princeton Architectural Press, Design Books


Landscape for the Arts - II

images: Hollander Design - click to enlarge If you hurry on down to The Reach, the new addition to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, you'll probably have time to catch the Ginkgo Show. The new pavilions facing the Potomac River include performance spaces and practice... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Gardening, Design, Designers, Washington Dc, Kennedy Center, Landscape Architecture, Potomac River, Steven Holl, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Jane Berger, Gardens to Visit, Hollander Design, The Reach


How the Designer Behind the Original Mac Comes Up With New Ideas

Most people can’t really innovate, says Hartmut Esslinger, founder of frog design. He and his company (now celebrating fifty years in business) helped design Apple’s portable computers, Sony’s Walkman, and many websites, apps, gadgets, and high-end medical and dental equipment. These are his principles of innovation.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Career, Design, Designers, Creativity, Industrial Design, Innovation, Sony, Lifehacks, Frog Design, Hartmut Esslinger


How to Come Up With New Ideas According to Hartmut Esslinger, founder of Frog Design

Most people can’t really innovate, says Hartmut Esslinger, founder of frog design. He and his company (now celebrating fifty years in business) helped design Apple’s portable computers, Sony’s Walkman, and many websites, apps, gadgets, and high-end medical and dental equipment. These are his principles of innovation.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Career, Design, Designers, Creativity, Industrial Design, Innovation, Sony, Lifehacks, Frog Design


Inside adidas’ MakerLab With Three Emerging Designers

Helen Kirkum, Alex Nash and Shun Hirose discuss their collaborative sneakers, and what it's like to be a part of every step of the process The adidas‘ MakerLab is essentially a hub for all of the brand’s ideations—those released and those archived. Within the walls of the previously inaccessible studio space, there are endless swatches of fabrics, space for sketching and crafting, a wealth of …
Tags: Customization, Japan, Design, Style, Interviews, Germany, Shoes, Adidas, Designers, Factories, Sneakers, Bts, adidas Originals, MakerLab, Alex Nash, Campus 80


Books: Designing a Masterpiece

If you haven't seen the Monk's Garden at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, you need to plan a trip there to experience a masterpiece of mystery that will spur you to contemplate the design for months to come. In Designing a Garden: Monk's Garden at the Isabella Stewart... [Author: Jane Berger]
Tags: Garden, Books, Gardening, Design, Boston, Designers, Landscape Architecture, Garden Design, Jane Berger, Gardens to Visit, Garden Books, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Michael Van Valkenburgh, Monacelli Press, Isabella Stewart



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