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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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Design 99′s Power House is Both an Art Installation and Renewable Energy Source!

Design 99′s Power House is Both an Art Installation and Renewable Energy Source! | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Design 99's Power House in Detroit is part art installation, part power station. Using solar and wind energy, it is a self-sufficient home that powers the adjacent home as well, off the grid.
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I like this, art and technology working together.

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16-Foot Clothing Mountain Illustrates Hong Kong's Daily Textile Waste | Ecouterre

16-Foot Clothing Mountain Illustrates Hong Kong's Daily Textile Waste | Ecouterre | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
The equivalent of 7.5 tons of textiles, the “3% Mountain” is only a percentage of the 253 tons of clothing Hong Kong residents throw away on average each day.
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What? Haven't they heard of reduce-reuse-recycle?

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When Algae on the Exterior Is a Good Thing - Architecture Lab

When Algae on the Exterior Is a Good Thing - Architecture Lab | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
A new apartment complex in Hamburg, Germany, intends to generate heat, as well as revenue, from growing the micro-organism.
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A new perspective on architecture.

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An Online Memorial for Steve Jobs, by Rememberum

An Online Memorial for Steve Jobs, by Rememberum | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs died in 2011 at the age of 56 after a lifetime of innovating technology and revolutionizing the way we live our day-to-day lives. Rememberum presents a tribute of his life.
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Pictures and words, married by Rememberum for the life of Steve Jobs.

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Cardboard Kitchen | Crafts for Kids | PBS Parents

Cardboard Kitchen | Crafts for Kids | PBS Parents | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Turn a few cardboard boxes into a DIY kitchen playset for kids!
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Great idea to make kids' toy kitchen out of cardboard instead of plastic.

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Urban Interventions: Creating Colorful Scenes From Forgotten Potholes | Living on GOOD

Urban Interventions: Creating Colorful Scenes From Forgotten Potholes | Living on GOOD | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
School was never a priority nor an interest until I enrolled in film school, which was the beginning of my journey. I instantly found my voice, passion and vision to express my views.
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What an imagination.

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18 lovely, creative and unique shelves to decorate your walls - Blog of Francesco Mugnai

18 lovely, creative and unique shelves to decorate your walls - Blog of Francesco Mugnai | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Decorate your walls with these fantastic shelves. Creative ideas for a cool house.
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These are clever, some are funny and some are over the top for me.

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The Matchbox House, Michigan / USA by ba-u

The Matchbox House, Michigan / USA by ba-u | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
The concept for the house is a matchbox in which the four inner quadrants (cedar siding) slip past one another within the outer sleeve (standing seam metal wrapper)
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Different.

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Why are artists so obsessed with the fall of the mall?

Why are artists so obsessed with the fall of the mall? | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
...dying malls...live on as giant unpickable scabs on cities. As ruins...they have no romance, no majesty; they tell no stories...
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I avoid malls like the plague.

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When a negative (feature) becomes a positive (benefit)

When a negative (feature) becomes a positive (benefit) | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Smart advertising can change a product's worst nightmere into a dream.
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Making something negative into a positive.

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Designs of the Year: Architecture category preview - Telegraph

Designs of the Year: Architecture category preview - Telegraph | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
The Designs of the Year exhibition at London's Design Museum celebrates the year's most innovative and exciting creations. Curator Pete Collard looks at the exceptional buildings shortlisted in the architecture category.
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I wonder if the sun's reflection is blinding to the neighbors and passers by.

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Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau Architecture

Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau Architecture | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
The Art Noveau ("New Art" in French) was a popular style of art between 1890 and 1910, known as Jugendstil, Modernisme and Secession...
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Art Nouveau in Budapest, Hungary.

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Architect Wants to Relocate New Jersey Frank Lloyd Wright to Italy

Architect Wants to Relocate New Jersey Frank Lloyd Wright to Italy | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Wright aficionado & Paolo Bulletti has launched an effort to purchase the 1954 Bachman Wilson House, one of Wright’s Usonian Houses in New Jersey, and transport the structure to the town of Fiesole outside Florence.
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Will FLW house move from NJ to Italy?

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Brilliant Energy-Generating JF-Kit House is Powered by People!

Brilliant Energy-Generating JF-Kit House is Powered by People! | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
The Jane Fonda Kit House -- aka JF-Kit -- by Spanish Elii studio is designed for generating energy and keeping fit.
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filed under: Architecture, Daylighting, energy efficiency, green furniture, Kinetic Energy

Read more: Brilliant Energy-Generating JF-Kit House is Powered by People! | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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Google’s New Campus Has Light, Fresh Air, Low Power Use - Architecture Lab

Google’s New Campus Has Light, Fresh Air, Low Power Use - Architecture Lab | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Google has begun construction of a new 1.1-million-square-foot headquarters that is just minutes by bicycle from its current Googleplex in Mountain View, California.
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Google (University) Headquarters

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In Cuba, Tattoo Artists Make More than Doctors and Lawyers | VICE United States

In Cuba, Tattoo Artists Make More than Doctors and Lawyers  | VICE United States | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Although tattoo artists operate on the margins of society, they make good money. Most Cubans working official, on-the-books government jobs earn only about $30 per month.
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Tattooing is becoming a prestigious art away from the province of wild and crazy biker.

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The Creative Benefits of Split Personalities

The Creative Benefits of Split Personalities | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
By switching between Promotion and Prevention focuses we can generate our best ideas.
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I always knew you had to be crazy to be creative.

Illustration: Oscar Ramos Orozco

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Blancanieves Movie Review & Film Summary (2012) | Roger Ebert

Blancanieves Movie Review & Film Summary (2012) | Roger Ebert | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
It's too soon to declare a trend, but a silent film once again seems likely to become a success in the contemporary film world: "Blancanieves," a striking, visually stunning Spanish feature, written and directed by Pablo Berger.
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In memory of Roger Ebert, fim critic, and a welcome to the possible revival of the silent film.

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Psy's New Single 'Gentleman' Reaches 100 Million Views In 4 Days

Psy's New Single 'Gentleman' Reaches 100 Million Views In 4 Days | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Psy is back! Check out his new dance video - 'Gentleman'
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Go figure! I liked the pistachio commercial better.

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Letting Your Logo Lead Your Design Path | Abstrakt Marketing Group

Letting Your Logo Lead Your Design Path | Abstrakt Marketing Group | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Let’s talk about all the marketing collateral that goes along with an established brand.
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A good logo never go out of fashion

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Design a Business Card That Won’t Get Thrown Away

Design a Business Card That Won’t Get Thrown Away | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it

Sometimes the key to standing out can be having something different. With all of the business card options out there, it’s difficult to decide what will work best for you. So, what route to take?


Via Mark Strozier
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I take the route to moo.com. It has been a huge success.

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Design a Business Card That Won’t Get Thrown Away
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LIRR Kegel Ad Stirs Reaction

LIRR Kegel Ad Stirs Reaction | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
MTA says controversial ad at end of four-week cycle, coming down next week.
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Do you think this ad is offensive?

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David Ackert - Quotes - IMDb

IMDb: The biggest, best, most award-winning movie site on the planet.

Via Rachel Ayers Waller
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I love movies and am fascinated how actors are chamelions. I doubt I could turn myself inside out the way they do to play a part in a movie or play.

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Rachel Ayers Waller's curator insight, January 15, 2013 11:12 PM

“Actors are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, actors face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they'll never work again. Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream. With every role, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment.With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life -the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because actors are willing to give their entire lives to a moment - to that line, that laugh, that gesture, or that interpretation that will stir the audience's soul. Actors are beings who have tasted life's nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another's heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.”-David Ackert, LA Times

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Ruins in reverse: Louis Kahn's timeless architecture – in pictures

Ruins in reverse: Louis Kahn's timeless architecture – in pictures | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Renowned for the monolithic masonry of buildings from California to Bangladesh, Kahn turned his obsessions – the natural sciences and primary geometries – into wondrous works of architecture
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A world-reknowned genius for design with a very stange private life.

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Owners Of Frank Lloyd Wright House Will Only Sell If It Is Transplanted - PSFK

Owners Of Frank Lloyd Wright House Will Only Sell If It Is Transplanted - PSFK | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Lawrence and Sharon Tarantino who own one of the great architect's houses want to transplant it away from the risk of disasters like Hurricane Sandy.
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Where there's a wallet, there's a way.

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