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An exploration of avant-garde, manual, digital and 3D design, crafts, graphics, typography, architecture, interiors, furniture, furnishings, , street art and Rock 'n' Roll.
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Announcing The Winner Of Co.Design Bracket Madness!

Announcing The Winner Of Co.Design Bracket Madness! | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Readers cast almost 100,000 votes in our contest to name the world's greatest living designer. See who won!
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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 & Rock 'n' Roll | 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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Classless still lifes inspired by Cuban shop windows | Food | Agenda | Phaidon

Classless still lifes inspired by Cuban shop windows | Food | Agenda | Phaidon | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Catherine Losing and Anna Lomax's photo series Cuban Shop Windows places lowly products on a pedestal

Via Edible News
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Clever art made with inexpensive products. Branding does not require great expense. I just requires 'outside the box' creativity.

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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 & Rock 'n' Roll | 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.

 

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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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By Municipality Of Nea Ionia Athens Greece

By Municipality Of Nea Ionia Athens Greece | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Pinned onto Street Art Board in Art Category

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What a great flower box in Athens Greece.

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15 Most Amazing Mastectomy Tattoos

15 Most Amazing Mastectomy Tattoos | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Meet some amazing cancer survivors who chose body art instead of reconstructive surgery.
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Art replaces shame and secrecy. What glorious words and images for healing, mastectomy tattoos.

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You Might See Tattoos In A New Light After You See Them On This Woman

You Might See Tattoos In A New Light After You See Them On This Woman | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
You might look at tattoos differently after you see her experience.
Alison D. Gilbert's insight:

I have seen tattoos used in a similar way before. I think it is extraordinarily creative and healing.

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The Manta Underwater Room / Genberg Underwater Hotels

The Manta Underwater Room / Genberg Underwater Hotels | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
© Jesper Anhede Architects: Genberg Underwater Hotels Location: Pemba Island, Tanzania Year: 2013 Photographs: Jesper Anhede From the
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Oh My God, this looks like an extraordinary holiday experience, the Manta Underwater Room on Pemba Island, Tanzania by Genberg Underwater Hotels.

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China’s Newest Hotel Sinking to New Depths

China’s Newest Hotel Sinking to New Depths | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Nov. 7 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg’s Angie Lau reports on China’s newest 5-star hotel being built underground in Shanghai. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Amazing architectural project, a hole-in-the-ground luxury hotel in Shanghai, China. It includes an artificial lake and waterfall as fire prevention. 

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The Fascinating Neuroscience Of Color

The Fascinating Neuroscience Of Color | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
This seemingly simple area of study offers insights into all sorts of behavior--from attention to decision-making.
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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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PANTONE NEWSLETTER: Color News and Views

PANTONE NEWSLETTER: Color News and Views | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
TONES by PANTONE v3.03: Color News & Views
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Pantone has created a universal language for color, the Pantone Matching System. In addition, each year a color is chosen to be the 'Color of the Year' with a special meaning attached to it. The color for 2014 is Brilliant Orchid. Read more about the 2014 color.
http://marketingbytesblog.tumblr.com/post/79967309949/pantone-color-of-the-year-2014-radiant-orchid-18-3224 ;

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Biz Ladies Profile: Alexia Klompje of Klomp Ceramics | Design*Sponge

Biz Ladies Profile: Alexia Klompje of Klomp Ceramics | Design*Sponge | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it

"Today’s Biz Ladies Profile comes to us from Alexia Klompje of Klomp Ceramics. After surviving a brain tumor, Alexia decided to pursue “gentler” work during her healing process. So she went back to her first love of ceramics and never looked back. Today she shares a bit about her journey into the creative realm and the ups and downs of owning a business. Thank you, Alexia, for sharing your amazing story with us!" –Stephanie

Alison D. Gilbert's insight:

Ceramics is a wonderful pursuit. It is a favorite of mine using slab construction.

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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 & Rock 'n' Roll | 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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PANTONE® Color of the year 2014 predictions – Infographic – iStock

PANTONE® Color of the year 2014 predictions – Infographic – iStock | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
We asked 10 creatives from around the world to tell us what PANTONE color they’d like to see chosen as the Color of the Year for 2014.
Alison D. Gilbert's insight:

I always find this lots of fun to see the color predictions for the coming year. Some folks might see this as just kids play. But this is actually a multi-million dollar business that impacts many soft industries.

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What A Guy And His Girlfriend Did With This Dumpy Old Camper Is Brilliant. And I Want It.

What A Guy And His Girlfriend Did With This Dumpy Old Camper Is Brilliant. And I Want It. | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
I LOVE stuff like this. Incredible.
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What a great job they did. Time to go on a vacation.

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Design Genius

Design Genius | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
The Manta Underwater Room / Genberg Underwater Hotels | Arch Daily | Dec 6, 2013 | © Jesper Anhede
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Magnificent, the Manta Underwater Room, a sampling of the design work of the Genberg Underwter Hotels. 

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Street Art: 50 amazing examples - purple leaves

Street Art: 50 amazing examples - purple leaves | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
50 examples of amazing Street Art
Alison D. Gilbert's insight:

Street art is a genre all its own. Although I admit to often not understanding art, I clearly have an emotional and gut level appreciation or distaste. Street art has a particular purpose which is why I don't 'like' much of it. It delivers a message that is often not a 'pretty' one. See what you think.

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Berlin Street Art - purple leaves

Berlin Street Art - purple leaves | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Take a tour of the most amazing Berlin street art: from Mitte to Friedrichshain passing through Kreuzberg. A city which is a open-air gallery itself.

Via Kuniko
Alison D. Gilbert's insight:

Berlin was always famous for its abundance of art and creative genius before the war (WWII). Hollywood was born with Jewish, German genes. Berlin is once again thriving as a city filled with the arts and creativity.

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