These days our basic furniture needs are met very economically by factories, so if you are making furniture the reason is usually a personal challenge, a desire to work with one's hands, and a desire to push the envelope of what can be made with wood. This entry is about
As consumer activities are occurring even more frequently on digital platforms, most goods stay in transportation longer than they used to traditionally. "The Journey" is a concept meant to turn the shipping process into a part of the manufacturing stage, which also replaces the traditional physical role of craft men with passive devices.
British artist Simon Birch is the creative force behind The 14th Factory, an L.A.-based industrial warehouse that's been converted to an art gallery. The gallery, which features the work of dozens of artists, was designed by Birch to be interactive. But perhaps not this interactive: According to Hyperallergic, The footage
The mission of the Kentucky Music Educators Association is to "enrich the lives of students through music." Each year they host a gathering of their All State Choir, where roughly 1,000 students from around Kentucky stay together at an 18-story Hyatt Hotel. At 11pm, the students all come out of
Yesterday was July 4th, a day when Americans see many flying flags. But one that environmentally-unfriendly industrialists might not like to see is artist John Gerrard's "Western Flag:" To be clear, Gerrard is neither American nor is "Western Flag" a critique of America. Rather, the Irish artist is making
Yesterday in Core77's hometown of NYC, Macy's put on their traditional Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza. As always it was held after sundown. But having seen this show countless times, it would be nice to see a daylight fireworks show for a change. That requires different sorts of fireworks, of course. Here's one way that fireworks designers have rendered their creations visible in direct sunlight:
VR, AR, MR: It seems certain our future will be filled with [something]-reality, and my guess is that augmented reality will have the most practical applications. In the service of pure art, however, creative studio Theoriz is pushing the boundaries of MR, or mixed reality, by combining VR tracking technologies
RISD is seeking a Director of Design to convey the collective imagination of the college community through integrated print and digital communications that engage and inform diverse audiences, including prospective and current students, donors, faculty members, alumni and the general public. The director, who reports to the Chief Marketing
Some of you young nerds have probably never spent time hanging around in niche interest internet forums, and some of you old nerds probably never bothered. If so, take my word for it, they're some of the purest creative spaces left on earth. Whether or not you share a board's
Most of us see our dogs from this angle, as we're taller than them: German photographer Andrius Burba, however, has found a different perspective. "I've recently found a great interest in taking pictures of various animals from underneath," he writes. Prior to shooting dogs, Burba began with cats: Amazingly,
There used to be an exciting anticipation with pre-digital photography: You hit the shutter button, then waited hours or days to see how the film came out. Digital photography has wiped that out with screens delivering instant gratification. However, some photographers that shoot digital, like Xavi Bou, still have
Calico Wallpaper has collaborated with four talented designers/design teams for their first solo Milan Design Week exhibit, Imagined Landscape. Faye Toogood, Snarkitecture, Ana Kraš and BCXSY are the first outside designers to collaborate with the bespoke wallpaper company. For the collection, they explored the relationship between sense of place and
An arguably refreshing aspect of Milan Design Week's smaller contender shows are their concentration on the importance of spontaneity and experimentation—Salone offshoots such as Ventura Lambrate and Rosanna Orlandi embrace the unconventional, giving way to a new understanding of designers' processes and research. A view of MINDCRAFT's 2015 exhibitionIn
Sometimes it feels difficult to attend an art event that feels equally inclusive of the serious and the lighthearted, or even a place that feels interactive and low-key enough to spend a fair amount of time in. For those participating in the New York Armory Arts Week scene this weekend
Bina Baitel is an artist and designer with an odd take on material. Her work often ranges into the whimsical and fantastic, but this piece feels a bit sinister. The Lash Clock doesn't just remove normal markers for time telling from the clock's face, it adds slowly undulating hair.
Want to seem like you're into cars, without having to actually give a damn about cars?* Ally Financial debuted some conceptual "New Car Smell" scent options at this year's NAIAS that might be able to help you out. Their fine line of auto-themed scents first showed up
Artist Raphael Vangelis has given our familiar and increasingly rare digital waiting signals a hands-on portrait. His animated short "Analogue Loaders" takes on several ubiquitous symbols for loading and injects them into IRL environments using stop motion. Seen in a new locale some might take a moment to identify, and
Even if you don't live in a hip neighborhood, art might be in the air. The designers behind the Kaalink pollution filter want to keep airborne carbon out of the atmosphere and back in your sketchbook. Their project, called Air-Ink, is a result of several years of research at MIT's
Sculptural projects by Marc Fornes tread through several categories—architecture, biomimicry, fine art, engineering—and his pieces can fittingly be inspiring from multiple angles. The most recent of his site-specific installations expands on his exploration of "stripes" and topology, creating an enormous coral-like structure out of thousands of smaller flat plates.
Maurice Montero Sauvage is a quiet builder of complex art. His sculptures feature miniscule hand-worked wooden pieces that suddenly shift into organic movement with the turn of a crank. This piece, titled Gran Cheval, has popped up around the internet with little or no attribution, and few detail shots, which
Do you love the chill of winter like… a lot? If so, Harbin, China might be the place for you. Every year, starting on frigid January 5th, the northern town hosts a month-long display of shockingly large sculptures and palatial buildings all made from ice. Photo: Kim Kyung-Hoon The
Design Enthusiasts: Instead of carrying on your legacy through objects you leave behind after death, you can now become a piece of functional art for the home. Designed to "recreate the experience of confronting mortality in everyday life," Nourish is a collection of ceramic dinnerware composed of bowls, plates and
Ah, January. The season for yoga class Groupons and vague promises to improve. For many, cutting down on nicotine will be on the to-do-better roster this year, and if you've ever tried to quit smoking (or hoped someone you care about would) you know the intense sensations the process can
At first it seems strange: Two creative competitors periodically staring at each other during a competition. But they are, after all, competing to see who can sculpt the other person's likeness first: The participants are Professor Sarath Chandrajeewa (Dean of Sri Lanka's University of Visual and Performing Arts) and
While browsing through some designy online boutique, I found a kit for a hip, rustic present: a ball you make out of dirt. A kit... for dirt? It seemed stupid, though perhaps appropriate for a year where leather wrapped rocks sold out at Nordstrom and ecological concerns reared their tragic
Another Krampusnacht passed, and you made it! And there's still a few weeks left in 2016. You must have done a lot of good this year, or maybe Krampus just had his hands full elsewhere. Festive!Krampus is everybody's new favorite old world holiday sprite, and he's kind of a
Should any of us be surprised that the late great David Bowie was a collector of Memphis Group housewares? Of freaking course not. While we may still be feeling the loss of the artist and the cataclysmic year his ascendance has thrown us into, there are a few small silver
One of the most important film-related inventions of all time, the Steadicam, turns 40 this year! The original camera stabilization device is known for its prominent role in capturing iconic film moments including the hallway in The Shining, the stair climb in Rocky, the Copacabana scene in Goodfellas and the
Art is often credited as an emotional outlet for the maker and a channel for better understanding emotions in the viewer. But sometimes the feelings involved are too big or complicated or irrational to be fully released. For those times when uncertainty, fear, rage, or helplessness are too much to
Motion and graphic designer Florent Porta is catching eyes from all over the world with the new short video, Preposterous. This catchy series of uncomfortable scenarios harkens back to other projects with tension-building subjects, but here the outcomes live up to the name. Take fifty seconds to enjoy the smooth
Earlier this year there was an unprecedented collaboration between ING, Microsoft and TU Delft, with the willing participation of Dutch museums Mauritshuis and Rembrandthuis, to teach an artificial intelligence to paint a Rembrandt. Not to duplicate an existing Rembrandt, but to paint an original one, with a unique composition and
At design school, they taught us that we can draw with just about anything. Well, here are some astonishing testaments to that philosophy: See, artist Max Zorn "drew" all of those images with brown freaking packing tape. Watch how he constructs a scene: And a face: In the first two
The Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism is seeking to fill a full-time, renewable position teaching the history and theory of industrial, product, and graphic design in a department that offers courses to undergraduate and graduate students. We are especially looking for candidates who can teach both general and specific courses in these areas of material culture across a broad topical, chronological, and geographical range.
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