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Announcing The Winner Of Co.Design Bracket Madness!

Announcing The Winner Of Co.Design Bracket Madness! | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Readers cast almost 100,000 votes in our contest to name the world's greatest living designer. See who won!
Alison D. Gilbert's insight:

Who do you think is the world's greatest designer?  I am not sure if there should have been one winner or one winner per category.  Let me know what you think.

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6 Extreme Tiny Homes

6 Extreme Tiny Homes | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
6 Extreme Tiny Homes
From containers to cabins, see how these homeowners live comfortably in 200-square-feet or less.By Susan Kleinman
See more inspiration like this at HGTVRemodels.com
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We live in a studio apartment that is about 4 times the size of a tiny home. It is very cramped. I do not see how more than one person who has plenty of room outside to stretch can live comfortably in a Tiny Home.

 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 25, 2014 7:45 AM

We live in a studio apartment that is about 4 times the size of a tiny home. It is very cramped. I do not see how more than one person who has plenty of room outside to stretch can live comfortably in a Tiny Home.

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Look, No Grid! NYC Reimagined As A Circular Metropolis

Look, No Grid! NYC Reimagined As A Circular Metropolis | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Mapmaker Max Roberts ditches New Yorks linear grid for concentric circles in this new subway map.
Alison D. Gilbert's insight:

A choice of subway map for the left brain and the right brain individual or the literal or the intuitive. Great idea.

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Austria: World-class architecture joins high-level sustainability at new Vienna university | GizMag.com

Austria: World-class architecture joins high-level sustainability at new Vienna university | GizMag.com | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it

The new campus of the WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is a like a smorgasbord of 21st century architecture, with signature buildings by Zaha Hadid Hitoshi Abe and Estudio Carme Pinós, among others. But the world-class campus has equally high standards for energy efficiency and sustainability.

 

Though the buildings of the 100,000 square-meter (1 million sq-ft) campus were created by a roster of international talent, the master plan was conceived by the Viennese office of BUSarchitektur in partnership with BOA (büro für offensive aleatorik, or "Studio for Offensive Randomness"). BUS also designed the Teaching Center.

 

The school opened in October 2013 to 25,000 students and 1,500 faculty, but its green energy ethos was in place well beforehand, as work was carried out according to Guidelines for Sustainable Construction. These include environmentally-friendly logistics and the reduction of traffic, dust and pollution during building.

 

Click headline to read more and view pix gallery--

 


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Glad to see that someone is keeping their heads about them when planning, designing and building a university campus. Bravo to WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business).

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Strawberries and Cream Cake | Gimme Some Oven

Strawberries and Cream Cake | Gimme Some Oven | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
This strawberries and cream cake is perfect for Valentine's Day, decorated with tons of little conversation hearts! A fun project to do with kids!
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I often don't know if I should consider creations like this works of art or food. I think I select both!

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A 3D printed house rises in Amsterdam

A 3D printed house rises in Amsterdam | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
3D printing isn’t just for tiny trinkets. The 3D printed house will be printed on a 20-foot-tall printer and open to the public.
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Two house scale 3D printers are being used for architecture. KamerMaker, in the Netherlands and Contour Crafting, out of the University of Southern California are creating homes using this cutting edge technology. It remains to be seen what the benefits are over traditional building methods. 

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A 3D printed house rises in Amsterdam

A 3D printed house rises in Amsterdam | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
3D printing isn’t just for tiny trinkets. The 3D printed house will be printed on a 20-foot-tall printer and open to the public.

Via OpenGarden
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3D printing is part of a technology that can create things from body organs to buildings and all kinds of thing in between. I am fascinated by it.

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Streetart: LAGUNA – Murals & Artworks from Spain, Russia, Senegal, Chiang Mai and Cologne

Streetart: LAGUNA – Murals & Artworks from Spain, Russia, Senegal, Chiang Mai and Cologne | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Here is a portrait with some beautiful surreal murals/pantings in Spain, Senegal, Chiang Mai and Cologne by spanisch Streetartist LAGUNA...

Via Kuniko
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Surreal is the only way to describe it.

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Irregular Surfaces Painted by Street Artist André Muniz Gonzaga

Irregular Surfaces Painted by Street Artist André Muniz Gonzaga | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Brazilian artist André Muniz Gonzaga (aka "Dalata") is a well known street artist throughout Brazil and the world who creates abstract and surreal paintings on irregularly shaped surfaces in rundow...

Via Kuniko
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Now this is what I can understand and consider fun by Brazilian artist Andre Muniz Gonzaga aka Dalata.

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Eduardo Kobra painter - urban street art chicquero - Mural Brazil 3

Eduardo Kobra painter - urban street art chicquero -  Mural Brazil 3 | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it

Via Kuniko
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Fun and functional street art.

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Graffiti & Street-art

Graffiti & Street-art | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
All Star Converse - Street Art

Via Kuniko
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Love those Converse All Stars.

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8 Remarkable Artists Who Create Art with Nails | Paslode-Nails.com Blog

8 Remarkable Artists Who Create Art with Nails | Paslode-Nails.com Blog | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it

"If you thought nail art was all about talon-based diamanté and acrylic, take a look at these metallic masterpieces. Innovative artists and designers have used the humble household nail to make these remarkable visual creations. Some have been hammered by hand, some have been made using a trusty nail gun. Either way, we can’t take our eyes off these stunners. The overall effect is magnificent, but the work and vision that has gone into them is simply spellbinding."

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This type of creating art with nails is absolutely amazing.

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The Fascinating Neuroscience Of Color

The Fascinating Neuroscience Of Color | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
This seemingly simple area of study offers insights into all sorts of behavior--from attention to decision-making.
Alison D. Gilbert's insight:

A fascinating article about the study of the 'neuroscience' of color.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 31, 2014 10:35 AM

Fascinating article on the study of color from a scientific perspective. See my replies to the comments and please let me know what you think. 

Eli Levine's curator insight, March 31, 2014 10:44 PM

Wow.....

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An Art Show Dedicated Entirely To Hot Sauce Is Making Our Spicy Dreams Come True

An Art Show Dedicated Entirely To Hot Sauce Is Making Our Spicy Dreams Come True | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it

Most of the time, discussions revolving around the divine genre of condiments known as hot sauce are passionate, divisive and potentially dangerous. Some hearts beat for the sweet and garlicky taste of Sriracha, while others would sacrifice their lives for the South of the Border kick of Tapatio. Then there are the Tabasco lovers but, come on, their opinions are not valid.

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I like the art but not the sauce.

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Lilypad floating city concept

Lilypad floating city concept | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Architect Vincent Callebaut’s “Lilypad” concept is a completely self-sufficient floating city designed to accommodate up to 50,000 people.
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Noah's Ark redesigned?

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Frank Gehry Is Still the World's Worst Living Architect

Frank Gehry Is Still the World's Worst Living Architect | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
While it's been widely known for at least a decade that Frank Gehry is the world's worst living architect, it's not entirely clear why some people—mostly very rich clients—haven't picked up on this yet. The utterly god awful and ridiculous Biomuseo in Panama, an eco-discovery center that cost at least $60 million and took a decade to construct, is only the most recent case in point.
Alison D. Gilbert's insight:

FRANK GEHRY cannot be as bad as this article says. But perhaps he is, as an architect, as theatrical as the writer of this article in using such extravagant gestures.

 

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Social Media Marketing Graphic Design Facebook Page Covers Study | Visual.ly

Social Media Marketing Graphic Design Facebook Page Covers Study | Visual.ly | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
From a group of several hundred small businesses, a chart was created illustrating the degree to which each business followed the guidelines when face
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This is my first recognition as a digital graphic designer by the well known company, Visually. I am so proud to be part of their 'family'.

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30 things being 3D printed right now (and none of them are guns)

30 things being 3D printed right now (and none of them are guns) | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
From jet parts to unborn babies, icebergs to crime scenes, and houses to dolls: how new technology is shaking up making things. By Stuart Dredge
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3D printing is a new and flashy technology. It has been proven to do some fantastic things like print limbs and body organs. Some things it can print are just for show. Time will tell how far this technology can go in both positive and not so positive ways.

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22 Unbelievable Places that are Hard to Believe Really Exist

22 Unbelievable Places that are Hard to Believe Really Exist | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Our world is so full of wonders that new and amazing places are discovered every day, be that by professional photographers or amateurs.
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Wonders of the world. Some are natural and others have had a bit of help from man.

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Skount + Laguna, Zaragoza - unurth | street art

Skount + Laguna, Zaragoza - unurth | street art | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Street art from around the world

Via Kuniko
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Street are is getting stranger and stranger.

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Street art by Laguna

Street art by Laguna | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Laguna is a painter and street artist from Spain. Murals combine realism and abstraction are present in many cities in...

Via Kuniko
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Art of all kinds takes to the street.

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Graffiti, mural, art, street art, volkswagen bun, disk vinyl, stock photo

Graffiti, mural, art, street art, volkswagen bun, disk vinyl, stock photo | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Download this photo today! Explore Colourbox' stunning image bank. Enjoy a unit price as low as 1 dollar with our affordable pricing plans!

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Fun street art from Colourbox image.

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One photo every day (1/23/2014).

One photo every day (1/23/2014). | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Sharing with millions. (by JF)

Via Kuniko
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Fascinating stairscape.

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Inside The Studios of Redbubble Artists

Inside The Studios of Redbubble Artists | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it

In Show Us Your Space, we visit with various Redbubble artists in their workspaces to see where and how these talented folks create those amazing things that they create.

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There is nothing like a neat, well-organized 'work of art' art studio.

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