design

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Designer Porky Hefer’s organic capsules are part of Grains of Paradise: Contemporary African Design in collaboration with Southern Guild, a group exhibition at a gallery specializing in contemporary design.

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Last week, the first of 100 signs that are part of an initiative to rethink parking was installed in Los Angeles by Mayor Eric Garcetti.

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Post image for Sketches for First Mac Icons Acquired by MoMA

When Susan Kare sketched the icons for the first Macintosh computer back in the early 1980s, she only had basic black-and-white pixels to create a universal user language.

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Post image for An Online Sanctuary for 30 Endangered Species

Designer Bryan James was inspired to create the online project “In Pieces” as a “reminder of the beauty we are on the verge of losing as every moment passes.”

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Post image for New Permanent Installation Blooms at the Rijksmuseum

When the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam debuted its renovated Philips Wing in November, curious modern flora bloomed over its 18th-century staircase.

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As condiment containers go, there’s yet to be a design that matches the elegant simplicity of Kenji Ekuan’s soy sauce bottle.

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Museums

The Designs of Dissent

by Cassie Packard on January 15, 2015

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LONDON — Two inflatable cobblestones, outsized and dully metallic, hang from the ceiling. It’s implicit: these are material agents of anarchy, the airborne heralds of revolution.

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Post image for A Design Feast for the Eyes That Entertains the Mind

Most people view Switzerland as the birthplace of nifty pocket knives, cheese with holes, expensive skiing, and Dadaism. But it also gave us the legendary modern furniture company Vitra, as many of the most enthusiastic and/or pretentious of design lovers know.

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Articles

11 Creative Calendars for 2015

by Allison Meier on December 18, 2014

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The year is counting down its final days, and we’ll soon be halfway through the second decade of this century. How will you measure the next 365 days?

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Post image for After Three-Year Overhaul, Cooper Hewitt Museum Reopens to the Public

Today a redesigned Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum opens its doors. Over the past three years the museum has completed an extensive physical renovation of its campus, the Carnegie Mansion, a National Historic Landmark building.

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