we+ creates โ€˜breathingโ€™ window installation for issey miyake

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issey miyake’s spring/summer 2018 window installation by we+ takes its cues from the rich nature of iceland. the tokyo-based design studio has hung 70 textile strips in ginza’s matsuya department store in colors selected from a printed series of the icelandic landscape. we+ created the installation as an organic space, resembling the breathing of living … Continue reading we+ creates โ€˜breathingโ€™ window installation for issey miyake

raw edges presents spinning lights that dance in perfect synchronicity

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est. 1999 designboom is the first and most popular digital magazine for architecture & design culture. daily news for a professional and creative audience.


 

raw edges presents ‘horah’, an installation of 30 spinning lights inspired by a traditional israeli dance. the installation consists of glass lampshades in a variety of sizes and colours and is on display during milan design week 2018. images courtesy of raw edges the sculptural shades feature curving glassed leaves which are attached to a pivoting motor. as they … Continue reading raw edges presents spinning lights that dance in perfect synchronicity

What You Need To Know To Increase Mobile Checkout Conversions

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Google’s mobile-first indexing is here. Well, for some websites anyway. For the rest of us, it will be here soon enough, and our websites need to be in tip-top shape if we don’t want search rankings to be adversely affected by the change.That said, responsive web design is nothing new. We’ve been creating custom mobile … Continue reading What You Need To Know To Increase Mobile Checkout Conversions

7 Common Issues that Can Slow Down Your WordPress

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Page speed is defined as the amount of time a page requires to be fully loaded. It matters a lot from both search engine and user point of view. According to a research, 40% of internet users leave a website, which takes more than 3 seconds to load. There can be various issues your WordPress … Continue reading 7 Common Issues that Can Slow Down Your WordPress

On Island Time

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Greetings from beautiful Bermuda! I arrived yesterday afternoon and will be here until Sunday on a work trip with a group of bloggers, influencers, and editors. Last night, we had a magical dinner at a beautiful estate called Old Walls that dates back to the 1600s. Today, we have lots of activities planned around the … Continue reading On Island Time

Eat, drink and shop your way round Milan during Salone with Picky Nicky

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I’ve spent a serious amount of time in Milan over the last 20 years (I lived there for seven of them and, although I’m now based in London, I spent more than 30 days in the Italian city last year). As a result, I’m often asked for recommendations, especially in the run-up to Salone del … Continue reading Eat, drink and shop your way round Milan during Salone with Picky Nicky

Testing ground: Gucci unveils its ArtLab, a centre for craftsmanship and sustainability

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From the textured tiger head closure of the Gucci Dionysus bag, to the shearling lined inner of its slip on Horsebit loafers, the brand’s Alessandro Michele-designed accessories are staple of its recent revenue success. In 2017, Gucci’s leather goods and shoes accounted for over 70% of its annual revenue. Now, in a bid to excel … Continue reading Testing ground: Gucci unveils its ArtLab, a centre for craftsmanship and sustainability

Netherlands Nutrition Centre Offices โ€“ The Hague

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LIAG recently completed the design for the Netherlands Nutrition Centre located in The Hague, Netherlands. The Netherlands Nutrition Centre has relocated to a new circular office – The Netherlands Nutrition Centre (Voedingscentrum) has relocated to new premises in The Hague. This new flexible and future-proof office is designed as a circular building. The new working environment stimulates … Continue reading Netherlands Nutrition Centre Offices โ€“ The Hague

Spring has been cancelled

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[By Marcia Milner-Brage in Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA]  This is an official complaint. Yesterday, it snowed again. It was the fourth all-day snowfall since the start of April. And it’s cold. Spring has gone AWOL. This is bad for my winter-weary soul. I’m tired of pulling on a wool hat and mittens and having to … Continue reading Spring has been cancelled

THE MARCO POLO BRIDGE

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[by Teo Cheng Huat in Beijing] The Marco Polo Bridge or Lugou Bridge (卢沟桥) is a stone bridge located 15 km from downtown Beijing in Fengtai District. Although it is a popular scenic spot in Beijing, it is not always crowded like the other larger attractions. Not sure why , maybe because there are not too … Continue reading THE MARCO POLO BRIDGE

Discovering Abandoned Places in Tuscany

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DISCOVERING ABANDONED PLACES IN TUSCANY A watercolor workshop with focus on ValuesMay 27 - June 3  September 16 - 23 (repeating) Volterra/ItalyConducted by the visual artist Majid ModirGuest artist: Anders Mohlinin association with Urban SketchersWelcome to a creative workshop in the heart of Tuscany, Volterra! A whole week with 5 days of drawing and painting … Continue reading Discovering Abandoned Places in Tuscany

How the Evolution of Graphic Design Lines Up with Historical Events

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A Visual History of Graphic Designย by Jens Mรผller and Julius Wiedemann, published by Taschenย (all photos by the author for Hyperallergic) Graphic design has been historically intertwined with developments in technology, politics, and media at large. This is the basic premise of the new book A Visual History of Graphic Design, which takes a broad view … Continue reading How the Evolution of Graphic Design Lines Up with Historical Events

Artist Spotlight: Ted Larsen

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Office Park, 2018 Salvage Steel, Marine-grade Plywood, Silicone, Vulcanized Rubber, Hardware 24 1/2 by 21 1/2 by 3 inches Young Adult, 2018 Salvage Steel, Marine-grade Plywood, Silicone, Vulcanized Rubber, Hardware 24 1/2 by 21 1/2 by 3 inches Outer Core, 2018 Salvage Steel, Marine-grade Plywood, Silicone, Vulcanized Rubber, Hardware 24 1/2 by 21 1/2 by … Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Ted Larsen

Can This New Alternative to Braille Change the Way Blind People Read?

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Almost 200 years ago, a blind, 20-year-old French student demonstrated a dot-based reading-and-writing system at the 1834 Paris Industrial Exposition that would go on to become the single, universal standard for the visually impaired. Louis Braille, who lost his eyesight at age three from a freak accident while playing with his father’s leather-making knife tool, … Continue reading Can This New Alternative to Braille Change the Way Blind People Read?

Nick Chaffe on discovering graphic design, going freelance and surviving tornadoes

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An artist, designer and typographer, Nick Chaffe's uniquely detailed illustration style has attracted the attention of some of the biggest brands in the world. With bold, bright icons and typography born out of his love of '80s graphics, he has worked with Amnesty International, The Guardian, Time Out and Lonely Planet since he launched his … Continue reading Nick Chaffe on discovering graphic design, going freelance and surviving tornadoes

The Wandering Designer: Discovering India

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At the beginning of the year, my girlfriend Sara and I “left” our lives in London to travel the world for a six-month journey. We wanted to get away from the 9 to 5 life for a bit, to reconnect with the world and its beauty. I would describe myself as a curious person so … Continue reading The Wandering Designer: Discovering India

I Heart Posters: the graphic design of Milton Glaser โ€“ in pictures

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Cave paintings, thinks Milton Glaser, are the earliest posters. โ€œThose images create reactions today with the same potency they must have had when they were made. Itโ€™s extraordinary that this form of communication has existed all through history.โ€ The celebrated US graphic designer โ€“ whose work includes the I Heart NY design โ€“ has created … Continue reading I Heart Posters: the graphic design of Milton Glaser โ€“ in pictures

OK Go’s Videos Are Internet Gold. Their First VR Experience Is Even Wilder

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I’m standing in a meadow. Suddenly, Damian Kulash, the charismatic lead singer and guitarist of the rock band OK Go, appears next to me in the form of a giant lamb with rainbow streamers protruding from his arms. We meander around the meadow, playing synthesizers connected to hybrid musical instruments that are themselves powered by animals: … Continue reading OK Go’s Videos Are Internet Gold. Their First VR Experience Is Even Wilder

Zaha Hadid Architects will use robots to build barrel-vaulted school in rural China

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Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled plans for a primary school in China's mountainous Jiangxi province, which will feature a series of barrel-vaulted classrooms built in part by robots.Lushan Primary School will be situated 160 kilometres north-west of the province's capital, Nanchuang, and perched on a small peninsula. It will be able to accommodate up to … Continue reading Zaha Hadid Architects will use robots to build barrel-vaulted school in rural China

Retro Sci-Fi Pulp Covers by Wally Wood

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Today feels like a good day to revisit the work of Wally Wood, king of retro sci-fi pulp comic illustrations. Wally Wood was an American comic book writer, artist and independent publisher, best known for his work on EC Comics's Mad and Marvel's Daredevil. He was one of Mad's founding cartoonists in 1952. Although much of his early professional artwork is signed Wallace … Continue reading Retro Sci-Fi Pulp Covers by Wally Wood