Tattoos old-fashioned? Think again. Our skin close coverage of this year's Tattoo Convention kills all myths with a closer look at the art of tattoo (Mar. 22-24). Experience how skilled artists turn their hand sketches into everlasting body art.
Trends at this years fair (Jan 7-20) saw a much stronger focus on 'green' issues and a heightened awareness of safety with many manufactures overtly promoting their 'Made in the USA' status. To be expected, a larger proportion of toys were offering a virtual component to extend the experience.
Join the Swedes at this year's Stockholm Design Week (Feb 6-10), the biggest design event in the Nordic countries. See student works from over 20 design schools at the Greenhouse, meet young start-ups at the Telefonplan, or move downtown where Designboost brings sustainability into practise.
The annual confab of homegrown-bike builders visits Portland, Ore. - NAHBS 2008! An amazing showcase of craftsmanship, materials and style that no designer should miss.
Considered one of the most important automotive shows in world, the Detroit Auto Show (Jan. 13-27) showcased a massive selection of concept cars, trucks and SUVs with a strong focus on sustainability, even from the high-performance and luxury manufactures.
The Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas (Jan 6-9) was all about convergence this year with media boxes bringing your digital files & internet to the television and a myriad of mobile phone / web browsing / media playing devices.
NYU's 2007 Interactive Telecommunications Program Winter Show is somewhat like attending a science fair with the sensory overload of a theme park at night. The fundamental criteria for student projects is that they must build a working prototype.
Increasing in scale and importance, the annual Design Miami show (Dec. 7-9) took place during the Art Basel Miami Beach event playing host to design exhibitions, talks and performances.
Material Vision 2007 surprises us with 30 Design Plus Award winners, quality exhibitors and inspiring lectures by IDEO, ARTEK and more. The two-day event is organized by the Messe Frankfurt and the German Design Council for the materials industry to connect with us creatives and vice versa.
Held at the Art Director's Club Nov. 9th in New York, Core77's Offsite presented the theme 'Design, Wit, and the Creative Act' moderated by Ze Frank with panelists Kelly Dobson, Steven Heller, Paul Budnitz, and Tobias Wong.
The Dutchies have been working out! Not only because of a long expected "graduation 2007" but also because of this year's newcomers at Strijp-S, a NAT exhibition, holy designers at TAC, and a worthy "other things" off-road program.
MATERIALICA celebrates its 10th anniversary. This year's materials event focuses on composites and lightweight design solutions. Awarded designs, featuring new materials and technologies, are displayed at the MATERIALICA Design Show.
Growing in size, the 5th London Design Festival (Sept. 15-25) has quickly established itself as a major design event. Tom Dixon was appointed as the new creative director for the 100% Design show held at Earls Court, and this year saw a very successful debut for Tent London (formally 100% East) at the Truman Brewery. Congratulation to Designersblock who celebrated their 10th anniversary show.
Now in its third year, Helsinki Design Week is an international festival for the creative industries. Spread across several venues—the galleries, studios and museums of Design District, the exhibition halls and event spaces at the Cable Factory, and at at the convention-hall spaces of Habitare, the event brings designers and visitors together in a week-long celebration of design and creativity.
This year's bigger than ever Istanbul Design Week transforms the historical Galata bridge into a six-day design panorama featuring local design works with lectures, workshops and exhibitions from all over the world (4-10 September 2007).
From May 12-20, Europe's design scene is gathered in Berlin for DESIGNMAI 2007. This year's design festival celebrates its fifth anniversary with a special focus on the convergence of technology and design incl. contributions from designers from all over the world. Join us walking the streets of Berlin with its all over town shows and events.
With barely enough time to recover from Milan in April, New York Design Week (May 19 - 22) shifted its focus back to Manhattan with the strongest ICFF show seen in years, schools participated with high concept booths and well resolved prototypes. The crowd pleaser was HauteGREEN, clearly the most outstanding satellite exhibition for those on the design trail.
A festival of interactive sight, sound and technology from the student artists and innovators at ITP.
Design Philadelphia (April 12-27), hosted a number of events, exhibitions and lectures. Highlights included the "Philly Heart Design" show and symposium "The Grid".
Milano Design week, from April 18-23, 2007, attracted more than 250,000 visitors.