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.
Michael Graves: Designers 'Just Say No' to Nancy Reagan
Renowned architect and industrial designer Michael Graves shares his insights on universal design and design's direct influence on quality of life.
Ergonomic Eatery: What Your Kitchen Says About You
As Mies Van Der Rohe is said to have remarked, "God is in the Details." Kitchen designer, author, and blogger Jamie Gold and GE Appliances director of industrial design, Lou Lenzi, explore how the details make the design, with a focus on GE's Monogram line.
A Room With a View: Bringing Personality to Home Design
Christine Marvin of Marvin Windows and Doors and Dwell president Michela O'Connor Abrams discuss a remodel in Marin County, California, designed to bring the outside in.
Color Therapy at LAX: How Art Helps Passengers De-Stress
Those brilliant, ever-changing pylons of light that have accompanied our comings and goings at LAX for the last 13 years have an amazing backstory, and artist Paul Tzanetopoulos will be at Dwell on Design to tell it. "When you see the choreography of lights, it hopefully imparts a tranquil mood," says Tzanetopoulos, who created the 100-foot-high columns of light.
Low-Carbon Building: How to Regreen a Polluted City
Join ASID executive vice president and chief executive officer Randy Fiser as he talks all things ASID. This session will cover everything you want to know about getting involved with ASID and leveraging it to your professional benefit. You will learn about the many resources available to you whether you are a new member, longstanding member or considering membership.
Lincoln: Drawing from the Past to Reimagine the Future
Dwell's editor-in-chief, Amanda Dameron, The Lincoln Motor Company's Manager of Colors and Design, Janet Seymour, and fashion and textile designer Trina Turk will explore the theme of re-imagining by looking at the new era of design—from architecture to fashion to automotive—and reference some of the classic designs that inspired them.
Fixer-Upper or Money Pit? Finding a House Worth Saving
In Dwell's June Furniture issue, we visit the Los Angeles home of "Glee" star Jayma Mays and actor Adam Jones. The 1920s Spanish Colonial received decades worth of incongruous additions and gradually fell into disrepair but architect Mike Jacobs revived the structure in a nearly two-year-long renovation.
Northern Lights: Is This the Greatest Bar in the World?
Ahead of the AIA/LA Restaurant Design Awards on Saturday, the finalists appeared together onstage to present slides of their restaurant designs and explain their influences, motivations, and processes. Attendees not only heard from the visionaries behind these exciting new spaces, but from the three judges as well: George Kelly, president and principal architect of Kelly Architects; Warner Ebbink.