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March 25, 2018

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Chengyu Liu

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The Egg House on the Lower East Side

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An egg named Ellis is having an exhibition this April! Like many of us, Ellis is a New Yorker having a wild journey pursuing his dreams. We all know the journey has it ups and downs. But now we can now experience Ellis’ story for ourselves in six trippy, immersive …

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An egg named Ellis is having an exhibition this April! Like many of us, Ellis is a New Yorker having a wild journey pursuing his dreams. We all know the journey has it ups and downs. But now we can now experience Ellis’ story for ourselves in six trippy, immersive rooms called the Egg House.

Located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Ellis’ home has a foyer, kitchen, garden, pool, and a secret room. Designed by a group of anonymous talented designers who graduated from NYU, Parsons, SVA, and Pratt, this exhibition is a place for people to have fun and make memories. The egg is an interesting concept, and the founder describes the inspiration behind the idea:

“…it’s universal. It can be seen in almost every cuisine. Although each culture interprets it differently, it’s so versatile that everyone can relate to. That’s why we included the egg in different shapes and forms—it creates a familiarity. Eggs also represent breakfast and therefore mornings and energy—everything that is great in this world.”

-Founder

I think the rooms are charming. Many rooms are painted pastel colors. It feels like an how an egg would paint its rooms!

Let’s see Ellis’ home together! I already have my tickets. Tickets for the exhibition can be purchased here for $18. The Egg House located at 195 Chrystie Street and there will be food vendors there too! See you there!

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January 28, 2018

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Chengyu Liu

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The 100 Years of Swiss Design in Mexico City is Awesome!

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I recently went on a trip to Mexico City and visited an exhibition at Museo De Arte Moderno called “100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design.” Under the curatorship of Francisco Torres Muñiz and, it is a part of the Swiss Design Mexico 2017 Program. Based on the exhibition at Museum für …

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I recently went on a trip to Mexico City and visited an exhibition at Museo De Arte Moderno called “100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design.”

Under the curatorship of Francisco Torres Muñiz and, it is a part of the Swiss Design Mexico 2017 Program. Based on the exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung in Zürich back in 2014, it shows 250 projects in eight different thematics, such as graphic design, furniture design, fashion design, and technology.

My favorite segments of the exhibit were its graphic design and furniture design. It showed four of the most famous typefaces in the world that Swiss-based designers created: Helvetica, Avenir, Frutiger and Univers, and how they were used. It was very nice to see them together and compare the different personalities between them. And of course, Swiss posters did not miss their graphic design principles.

The furniture was very cool, too. You will be impressed by those elegant and interesting shapes. Many of the items that we use every day were designed about 30 years ago by Swiss designers, but still look modern.
If you are into Swiss design too, don’t miss this exhibition!

PASEO DE LA REFORMA Y GANDHI S/N
Bosque de Chapultepec I Secc, 11560 Miguel Hidalgo
CDMX, Mexico
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January 4, 2018

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Rafael Esquer

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Beazley Designs of the Year at the Design Museum

The Pussyhat One of the highlights of my recent trip to London was my visit to the Design Museum. I had the chance to see the 62 nominees for the Beazley Designs of the Year Award as well as voting for my favorites on each of the six categories. Housed in the …

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One of the highlights of my recent trip to London was my visit to the Design Museum. I had the chance to see the 62 nominees for the Beazley Designs of the Year Award as well as voting for my favorites on each of the six categories.

Housed in the stunning museum, the exhibition is arranged thematically from activism to environment and more. Visitors are encouraged to vote for one design from each category including, Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Graphics, Product, and Transport.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the acclaimed Beazley Designs of the Year Award. The nominees really capture the spirit of the times from the Olympic Refugee flag to a clothing line by musician Kanye West for his “Life of Pablo” tour and from the TV graphics designed for the English Premier League to the iconic Pussyhat made and worn in protest of Donald Trump’s sexist remarks.

Visiting the exhibit was like using design as a form of time travel through the ups and downs of 2017. Remember Pokemon Go and the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D. C.? They were both nominated—in different categories! Of course, like in any competition, there were few nominees that I wouldn’t have chosen, but all in all the show is worth the visit.

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National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C

The winners will be announced on January 25, 2018. That is one winner in each of the six categories and one overall winner.

Beazley Designs of the Year runs through February 18, 2018. A must see!

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Hijab designed by Nike

 

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Professional women emoji designs for Google

 

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Clothing line by Kanye West for his Life of Pablo tour

 

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Wolfgang Tillmans’ Remain Campaign for the Brexit referendum

 

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The Olympic refugee flag

August 10, 2017

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Bianca Ng

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Reissue of Humanscale

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iacollaborative/reissue-of-humanscale You enter two coffee shops on two separate days to work.  One left you feeling effortlessly comfortable, and the other, constrained to the point of leaving. Which one would you more likely to return to? Pretty obvious, right? The beauty of design is that when it’s done well, no one notices …


You enter two coffee shops on two separate days to work.  One left you feeling effortlessly comfortable, and the other, constrained to the point of leaving. Which one would you more likely to return to? Pretty obvious, right? The beauty of design is that when it’s done well, no one notices it. We only truly notice design when it is bad and creates havoc in our lives. I can’t count the number of times I questioned the design of a tool, chair, or table that wasn’t doing its job. It just made my life more difficult. But as seemingly simple and beautiful a design can appear, a lot of work goes into behind-the-scenes to create a functional and elegant design.

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Every item you own, from a Bic black pen at work to your mug was considered by another human being. The size of your pen, mouse, and mug was meticulously measured to fit in your hand. This is way Humanscale, a tool used by generations of designers to design for people, is so important. In the past decades, it has been out of print. However now, for the first time, IA Collaborative, the original creators, and US printers of Humanscale are bringing it back through this Kickstarter:

In the golden age of American industrial design, Henry Dreyfuss Associates knew that there was more to design than just looking good. Products had to be good, crafted to work with the people who use them.

With this in mind, HDA designers Niels Diffrient and Alvin R. Tilley created Humanscale, including its ingenious data selectors, providing access to over 60,000 human factors data points in one easily referenced, user-friendly “portfolio of information.”

Now you can grab your copy of the complete package by supporting this Kickstarter. Design is not just about aesthetics, it is about functionality and usability.

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February 4, 2017

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Rafael Esquer

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Lose Yourself in Time with The Lash Clock

https://youtu.be/5zUbhCV15K4 With its innovative Lash Clock, Bina Baitel Studio challenges the viewer to experience time in a different way. The clock handles don’t physically exist but are created by the absence of matter. Inspired by the human eye, the wall-mounted clock is made up of a circle of interior fibers …

With its innovative Lash Clock, Bina Baitel Studio challenges the viewer to experience time in a different way. The clock handles don’t physically exist but are created by the absence of matter. Inspired by the human eye, the wall-mounted clock is made up of a circle of interior fibers that resemble eyelashes. By removing the clock hands and the ticking sounds the Lash Clock becomes a kind of meditation device.

“At first sight, Lash Clock appears like an indefinite and static object. But if you take a closer look, you can perceive a slight movement.” writes Bina Baitel Studio, “By focusing a little more, you realize that fibers straighten up by slowly moving away one from the other.”

The clock’s ingenious mechanism creates two gaps within the fibers—one larger and one smaller. The gaps are the equivalent to the traditional clock hands. “More than reminding us about the time that has passed, Lash Clock invites us to lose ourselves in time itself.” Says Bina Baitel.

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October 30, 2016

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Jose Fresan

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The Japanese Art of Joinery Is Back

If you were given two pieces of wood and were asked to join them together what would you do? I bet you would think of using nails, screws or any kind of adhesive. Well, the Japanese art of joinery consisted of interlocking wooden joints that formed bonds without the use …

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If you were given two pieces of wood and were asked to join them together what would you do? I bet you would think of using nails, screws or any kind of adhesive. Well, the Japanese art of joinery consisted of interlocking wooden joints that formed bonds without the use of any extra material.

This technique was passed from one generation to another within the Japanese family carpentry guilds. Few books can be found on the well-guarded art of joinery. Nonetheless, a Japanese man working in automobile marketing discovered one of these books and was enthralled by it. Soon he found himself browsing the web for more of them and ordering every book he found, but most of the instructions in the books weren’t clear at all.

With this in mind, he created the project “The Joinery” and started making 3D models and animations of these woodworking techniques. He realized dozens of animated gifs with the help of Autodesk’s Fusion 360. His goal is to create a library of joinery methods that mixed with modern technology, like 3D printing, could help designers and architects use these fascinating technic within their work.

You can see all the animated gifs at the project’s Twitter.

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September 15, 2016

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Rafael Esquer

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Flirting with Your Senses: Le Chocolat des Français

When launching the new brand Le chocolat des Français, entrepreneurs Matthieu Escande and Paul-Henri Masson made the clever decision to engage more senses than just taste. They knew the importance of seducing the eyes. The creators deliberately chose to move away from market standards by collaborating with more than 50 …

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When launching the new brand Le chocolat des Français, entrepreneurs Matthieu Escande and Paul-Henri Masson made the clever decision to engage more senses than just taste. They knew the importance of seducing the eyes.

The creators deliberately chose to move away from market standards by collaborating with more than 50 artists, and releasing more than 200 different bars. Flashy colors, fancy drawings, many techniques make Le chocolat des Français one of the happiest, most colorful chocolate packages around.

Imbued in a long tradition of chocolate making, Le chocolat des Français is made in a small village in Ile-de-France, near Paris. The 100% pure cocoa butter chocolate flirt with -almost all- your senses.

The creative risk paid off, not only opened doors of some of the fanciest stores but also its package design took home a coveted 2016 Pencil Award from the British Design and Art Direction.

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July 13, 2016

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Jose Fresan

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Light Phone: 0% Texting, 0% Snapchat, 0% Instagram

Have you ever told yourself “I need a break,” hit the nearest park and found yourself scrolling through your Instagram or inbox after 5 minutes? Have you ever felt the uneasiness of leaving your phone at home and felt like you were stranded on a deserted island for the whole …

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Have you ever told yourself “I need a break,” hit the nearest park and found yourself scrolling through your Instagram or inbox after 5 minutes? Have you ever felt the uneasiness of leaving your phone at home and felt like you were stranded on a deserted island for the whole day? Of course, you have! Everyone has.

Nowadays we’re so used to that emotionless scrolling. We’ve become THE master’s of “multitasking.” But not really, multitasking has been proved to be a myth. We need to get “unplugged” from time to time and concentrate on a certain task, in our loved ones or in ourselves. But how can we do that and not constantly think: “how am I going call mom if an 800lb rock falls and traps my arm?” Well… that’s exactly the purpose of the Light Phone.

Joe Hollier and Kaiwe Tang had the idea of creating “a phone away from your phone.” An app redirects just the important calls from your actual phone to your Light Phone, so you can take that much-needed break from social media. The Light Phone is designed to look like a blank id or credit card. Its minimal design is bringing back the phone to its basic function. It encourages consciousness of a healthy use of smart phones and offers a chance to take some real time off. And it also looks amazing.

So are you ready to go light and take a plunge into freedom? If so, check the Light Phone.

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July 7, 2016

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French Touch, a Chair Inspired by French House Music

French Touch is a chair created by designer Juliette Mutzke-Felippelli. She found her inspiration on the French house music from the 90s. Especially, she had a strong spark after listening to the French duo Daft Punk’s second album “Discovery.” She is motivated by the way how the artists filtered and …

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French Touch is a chair created by designer Juliette Mutzke-Felippelli. She found her inspiration on the French house music from the 90s. Especially, she had a strong spark after listening to the French duo Daft Punk’s second album “Discovery.” She is motivated by the way how the artists filtered and layered their disco samples at that time.

“I interpreted the artists’ layering and filtering method literally, by using the dichroic film, which acts as a beautiful color filter, and applying it to acrylic. Our foremost design consideration was to show off the dichroic effect, so we created flat surfaces at every angle.” “The chair is as vibrant and mesmerizing as the combination of uplifting disco samples and heavy filters used in tracks during the heyday of the French house musical genre.” Mutzke-Felippelli said.

To build French Touch, the dichroic film is applied to CNC-cut acrylic and connected by steel bolts. This construction allows a luminous color spectrum to reveal itself at every angle.

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This French Touch chair comes with a mixtape which is also inspired by French house music artists like Cassius and Etienne de Crecy.

You can listen to the French Touch mixtape on JooGii studio’s SoundCloud.

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June 15, 2016

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Design with a Lot of Pride

Ladies and Gentlemen, Pride month is here and we should all celebrate it by showing our support for human equality. This blog post is dedicated to LGBT community and to all the designers concerned to reinforce this support to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community by designing Pride-themed …

Ladies and Gentlemen, Pride month is here and we should all celebrate it by showing our support for human equality. This blog post is dedicated to LGBT community and to all the designers concerned to reinforce this support to the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community by designing Pride-themed products and graphics.

The first product to showcase is by Nike. The brand is launching the Nike Air Max Zero Be True shoes. A crisp white footwear featuring the rainbow colors in the Max-Air unit and in both insoles. This shoe was made to celebrate de LGBT community and to raise funds to help end discrimination in sports. The shoe was just released and you can find it here.

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The second piece, which I find very vivid and unique is the poster series created by Helena Soares and Sara Costa. These posters were created to celebrate the 16th Lisbon Pride Parade. However, this wasn’t the winning submission it deserves to be seen and admired. The colorful and playful composition grabs the attention of the viewer and translates the optimism the artists were pursuing.

“The image was developed with the purpose of representing the “breaking the silence” and taking a stand. Thus, we decided to use the colors of the LGBT flag and we created a set of posters which not only reflects the continuous fight for right equality, but also shows pride, optimism, determination and confidence in a free future, without any kind of violence or prejudice. Besides, the diversity and multiplicity of voices that want to be heard are represented through the 6 versions of the same poster. The intention was to use the 6 versions together, as if they were one.”

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Lisbon Pride Parade poster series by Helena Soares and Sara Costa

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The third piece is also a poster series designed by Shubham Bose Roy he re-imagined the rainbow by creating these beautiful patterns. Shubham describes; “Good Design is like Good Sex. As the theory of Aesthetic philosophy of ‘Rasa’ goes, the sublime ecstasy achieved through the creative realization of great design is akin to that of a mind numbing orgasm, which stays on your mind for weeks, leaving you wanting for more.”

This poster series was designed to support and promote the LGBT right movement. “The inspiration comes from the Indian embroidery art of Phulkari, which is mostly found in northern India.”

I personally think this is a very dynamic and powerful way of showcasing the 6 colors of the rainbow flag.

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LGBT Rights Movement – India. By Shubham Bose Roy

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And last, but not least; a product that was launched simultaneously to the Winter Olympics in Russia to bring awareness to the injustice and discrimination the gay community faces in Russia. “The campaign is based on Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter: “Any Form of Discrimination is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement”.”

The project is titled Rainbow Coffee and is composed by 6 coffee variations and a beautiful minimalistic poster with a distorted rainbow flag.

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Rainbow Coffee

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Rainbow Coffee

I hope you enjoy the diversity of the designs, which are supporting the equality in this world. I also wish we all find a piece of inspiration to support and celebrate this month full of color of Pride.

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