Québec seems to be on a mission to brand itself as the most anti-marijuana province in Canada, which legalized recreational consumption last fall. Since then, Québec’s anti-cannabis agenda has included a plan to push the legal age of consumption up from 18 to 21, introducing a specialized police force to enforceRead More →

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The fall 2019 shows have kicked off in Milan. We’ll be updating this story with daily dispatches and our favourite moments, as captured by T’s photographers. Wednesday, Feb. 20 Against a backdrop of flashing LED lights, Alessandro Michele presented his fall 2019 Gucci collection: a carnival of looks mixed withRead More →

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Vanity Fair Oscar party—a storied annual event where, as Frank DiGiacomo noted in 2013, “There is no V.I.P. section.” That’s probably what has made this party so alluring, so enviable, and so utterly unbelievable for the past quarter-century: it’s a single roomRead More →

In our newest design debate, Alva Skog, Erin Aniker and Yuko Shimizu explore whether it pays for an illustrator to hire an agent. Ready, set, debate. 1. Having an agent means that you can concentrate on what you do best. Alva Skog, freelance illustrator I was considering going freelance straightRead More →

While creativity draws inspiration from many sources, the physical act of creating is often a solitary one. There’s a purity in wrestling a concept into words, or paint, or a photograph by oneself, without the competing influences of others. Source: Collaborating on a Creative Project? Tips for Making It WorkRead More →

The Travel Channel was once the TV world’s best outlet for shows about ranking waterslides and travelogues about foreign countries with weird food, but it’s hard to get today’s young people to pay attention to the world’s best waterslides when they’re so busy doing a Fortnite. Source: Fresh from aRead More →

Becoming discovered as a web designer on the internet is not as plausible as it was 10 years ago. The online market has since been flooded with tough competition and free platforms for business owners to design websites themselves. Source: How to Grow Your Authority as a DesignerRead More →

The Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG), an international committee headed by an EPFL professor, has just unveiled JPEG XS. With this new format, the image-compression process uses less energy, and higher-quality images can be sent with low latency over broadband networks like 5G. Source: A new JPEG formatRead More →

To update our  report on UX design for children , we recently conducted user testing with kids aged 3 to 12 using websites and applications on laptops and mobile devices. We ran individual sessions for the youngest (3–5) and oldest (9–11) age groups, and dyads for participants aged 6 toRead More →

ÉCAL students have set up a pop-up factory during Milan design week, where they are 3D printing a range of design objects on demand. Called ÉCAL Digital Market, the exhibition was set up by students from the Swiss university’s Master Product Design course to explore the changing nature of theRead More →

From schools and colleges introducing design thinking to books, documentaries and podcasts on design, the discipline is finding more takers and becoming more mainstream. Victor Papanek begins his book ‘Design for the Real World’ with the following words: All men are designers. Source: Interested in design? Look around: there isRead More →

In today’s online world, design is all over the digital landscape—whether it is on a company’s website or a designer’s professional portfolio. While this has made the world of graphic design more accessible than ever before, it has also made it easier for copycats to take advantage. Source: How toRead More →

Elegant, chic, sophisticated: the big trend for the winter edition of Maison et Objet, being held in Paris from 18 to 22 January is the rediscovery of French savoir-faire. That is the verdict of the Paris-based forecasting agency NellyRodi, which as always has identified what it sees as the keyRead More →

3D printing itself is no longer a new technology, but that hasn’t stopped researchers and innovators around the world from coming up with new applications and opportunities. Some experiments with new materials have been driven by sustainability concerns and others are simply the result of imagination and creativity. Source: TheRead More →

Monotony, mood swings, and reduced motivation are some of the side effects of working within an office environment. It can reduce your work efficiency, output volume, and cause depression. That is why it’s important to design your office in a way that makes the employees feel better. Source: 5 ThingsRead More →

The Chicago Imagists of the 1960s and ’70s created colorful, energetic paintings and sculptures that often riffed on vernacular sources (comic books, pinball machines) and the eccentricities of American culture. Barbara Rossi’s colorful, corporeal shapes piled atop each other like jumbles of internal organs. Jim Nutt drew and painted grotesque figures that evoked brightly lit freak shows. Gladys Nilsson renderedRead More →

We’ve just started the new year and one of your new year’s resolutions may be to declutter. That said, it’s easier said than done and it’s not unusual to feel like you don’t where to start. Source: 5 Novel Ways to DeclutterRead More →

Hong Kong-based designers StudioWMW have recently been selected for the Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2019, and it’s no surprise. The award recognises the studio’s design work for the Hong Kong International Photo Festival’s visual identity, created at the end of last year as a refresh to the annual festival’s brand.Read More →

It’s known as the “black box problem”: Because deep-learning models are trained, rather than programmed, there’s no way to pop the hood to see how they work. Been Kim has designed a human-centred solution to the problem. Source: How a Google Brain Researcher Is Making AI Easier to UnderstandRead More →

adding texture is one of the easiest ways to give a room a warmer, more relaxed vibe, and step up the sophistication, too. and doing so through layered textiles is easy, and usually quite affordable, too. there are so many wonderful online and vintage resources for rugs, pillows, throws andRead More →