On a Somerset beach, artist Simon Beck’s latest work slowly takes shape. Across the summer, 30 huge temporary works of art have appeared on Brean Beach in Somerset, ranging from geometric patterns to a huge picture of Yoda and a 200m tribute to John Lennon.
The Happy Accident Of The 'I Love New York' Logo
HuffPost spoke with Milton Glaser, the designer of the iconic "I Love New York" logo, on the happy accident of its success.
Overalls Are Back
As the summer days start getting longer and hotter, comfortable clothes are a necessity. Possibly one of the most comfortable articles of clothing to wear is a simple pair of denim overalls.
Pete Fecteau: Making Art with Unsolved Rubik's Cubes
Putting the Atlassian Design Guidelines to good use is only half the battle. To design a truly great add-on, you need to think deeply about the full customer experience - not just the styles an add-on uses on the page, but how someone interacts with the Atlassian product and your add-on. How do you lay out elements harmoniously with the rest of the application? How do you design a great on boarding experience?
Art of VIBE: Shepard Fairey On Art, Commercialism & Hennessy
Over the past few years, Hennessy has consistently given some of our finest visual artists a platform in the spirits space. Their collaborations with legendary minds such as KAWS and Futura have produced a new cultural awareness (not to forget some pretty cool remixes on the Henny bottle label). Their latest enlistment is a superhero to the art world, Shepard Fairey. The activist and visionary behind the OBEY branded movement was a no brainer for the cognac. Check out the VIBE interview.
Will 'Her' Change the Direction of LA Architecture?
For nearly 90 years, L.A.'s critics have zeroed in on the city's architecture as a way of labeling the city as shallow and without roots. But more to the point, L.A. architecture is an expression of the city's essential democratic impulse, which is a key to its personality.
Ammunition’s Brunner: Businesses Forget They're Serving The Needs Of People
“Ironically, some business tend to forget they are servicing the needs of people,” says Robert Brunner, co-founder of Ammunition as it relates to product design.
How to Shop at the Winter Antiques Show
Here's a look at what to expect from the Winter Antiques Show in New York.
Judith Jamison: Artistic Director Emerita, Alvin Ailey Dance Theat
In this interview, dancer and choreographer Judith Jamison talks about studying ballet as a young girl, how she came to join Alvin Ailey's groundbreaking dance company that not only put people of color in the forefront, but did so with excellence, and Ailey's untimely passing that pushed her to into the immense responsibility of running the company.
The Inspiration Behind New York City’s Iconic Subway Signage
A new documentary profiles Lella and Massimo Vignelli, designers of the Subway map.
Partnering | city.ballet.
When a female and male dancer are partnered, the sum is often greater than the parts. It's a match-up that relies on a connection beyond simple technique, and sometimes a good pairing is hard to find.
Designing LED Lit 3D Printed Speakers
Check out these beautiful 3D printed LED speakers. You can't actually buy them, but LumiGeek is working on a board that will let you make you're own.
Designing the LED Space Helmet
When Jennifer Mann dressed up for a 'David Bowie costume party', she had no idea her LED space helmet would be such a hit. Now she sells them on ETSY.
Yves Behar on Product Design in the Future
Wired Design Editor, Mike Senese, sits with renowned Industrial Designer and founder of fuseproject to talk about design and its impact on society.
Donna Karan: Fashion Designer & Philanthropist
Donna Karan shares her life story in this video interview. The fashion designer explains how she had planned on being a stay-at-home mom until an unexpected turn led to becoming the head of the Anne Klein design team. She was only 25 years old. In her 30 years in the fashion industry, Karan has redefined the modern woman's dress with her eponymous Donna Karan label.
Do You Recognize These Art Inspired Tattoos?
Sometimes art imitates art when fab body paint refers to famous artistic creations.
Art of VIBE: Do Lab Designer Josh Flemming Is Taking Art to New Heights
Do Lab co-founder Josh Flemming doesn't know if what he does is exactly art. "I think it’s a combination between architecture & sculptures & art -- big art," he tells VIBE. We caught up with Flemming at the Lightning in a Bottle music festival this summer where his designs have become interactive & colorful stages & structures at the Southern California art & music festival. "We just want to create something that’s large & visually stimulating & colorful. It’s made by everybody, for everybody."
The Flow of Contemporary Art Thought
Design is purpose-driven artistic creativity that links artistic and technological innovation. It is an integral component of how a society represents itself. It is particularly interesting to explore how designers relate to the left-brain knowledge worker of the Internet age.
3 Doodler Printer Hands-on
3 Doodler printer hands-on.
Costume Designer Ruth Carter LIVE
Full Segment: Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth Carter joins us to talk about her latest project "The Butler" as well as her work on classic films like "Malcolm X" and "Amistad."
Bringing the Four Seasons Pool Room Home
Architect Allan Greenberg joins Lunch Break to look at how he takes inspiration from the Pool Room at New York’s Four Seasons Restaurant to get a similar look at home. Photo: Jennifer Calais Smith.
Is Ecodesign a Ripoff? How to Afford a Healthy Home
Join ASID designers Lori Dennis and Suzanne Furst and designer Annette Stelmack for a conversation about the best ways to incorporate sustainable materials and green products into your home, whether you're renovating, designing a space from scratch, or just looking to upgrade your existing style.
Frank Lloyd Wright or An Igloo? Sexy Homes on Airbnb
Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia joins Dwell deputy editor Aaron Britt onstage to discuss how design thinking and a reimagination of the home has made Airbnb one of the most desirable services on the web. Learn how the RISD grad went from a young career in product design to overseeing one of the Bay Area's most ballyhooed start-ups, as we talk business, travel, design, and Internet success.
Granite Vs. Laminate: Sustainability Below the Surface
The pursuit of "material health" coupled with the drive to integrate sustainable materials into the interior spaces in which we live, work, and play requires designers and architects to better understand the chemical properties and hazards of the materials they specify. This burden adds to their already complex job of synthesizing abstract concepts into aesthetically pleasing structures and spaces.
Gardens of the Atomic Age: Landscaping Eichler Homes
Hear two of California's foremost landscape architects talk about their approaches to designing gardens for historically sensitive homes. Monterey-based Bernard Trainor is known for an approach informed by architecture, climate, conservation, and local culture.
Visitability: Smart Design Tips For Accessible Kitchens
Universal Design aims to level the playing field and ensure that products, technology and the built environment enhance the lives of people of all ages and abilities. Sacramento-based designers and Certified Aging in Place Specialists Kerrie Kelly and Erin Clay Scherer reveal inspired interiors that are functional and attractive and which allow their users to live independently for as long as possible.
Taking the Long View: How Not to Ruin the Eames House
Case Study House #8, aka the Eames House, and its 250-year plan, which maps out its preservation and restoration, will be the subject of a lively onstage discussion. The panel features Lucia Dewey Atwood, granddaughter of Charles and Ray Eames and co-founder of the Eames Foundation; Susan Macdonald of the Getty Conservation Institute, which is dedicated to preserving modernist icons.
A Better Toilet? Biomimicry Design Saves Water & Energy
Bill Strang, TOTO's President of Operations, discusses his award-winning journey in ecological responsibility and market leadership. Strang will cover key principles in his "Life Cycle Thinking" that have delivered sustainable advantages in the design marketplace. Topics include: thinking beyond compliance, sustainability and transparency in operations, life-cycle assessment, and eco-design.
If It Ships It Fits: Prefab Everything With Method Homes
Year in and year out Dwell on Design attendees flock to the prefabricated homes we have on the show floor. This year we're thrilled to welcome three of those homes' makers to the stage to take us through the concept, building, and delivery of their designs.
Smaller Is Better: Why Micro-Apartments Are The New Norm
Though you'd be forgiven for thinking that prefab design is little more than whatever factory-made box can fit on the back of a flatbed, poky little prefab homes tell only half the story. Thanks to hybridized construction, the endless possibilities of modular building, and an ever-mounting appetite for efficient housing, we're seeing more and more square footage with a prefabbed roof over its head.