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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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Icheon Master Hand: Lee Hyuang Gu - YouTube

"The American Museum of Ceramic Art is honored to present ICHEON: Reviving the Korean Ceramics tradition, an unprecedented exhibition organized by Icheon, South Korea. Icheon has a history of ceramic culture that began over 5000 years ago and has a reputation for its internationally renowned ceramics cultural events. Now Icheon
has reached out to an American institution for the very first time. As the premiere exhibition of its kind in the United States, ICHEON will present over 230 objects never before seen on American soil that exemplify the revival of the ceramics tradition in Korea from antique techniques to contemporary innovations.
Icheon Public opening is from October 12th- December 29th. Join us in welcoming Icheon Dignitaries as we celebrate this major exhibition on Saturday, November 9, 2013, 6:00pm‐8:30pm.
Founded in 2001 and opened in September, 2004, AMOCA is one of the few museums in the United States devoted exclusively to ceramic art and historic innovations in ceramic technology. It is located in an area abounding with ceramic history and internationally recognized clay artists from the Arts and Crafts Movement, the 60's Clay Revolution and the current Studio Pottery Era. Geographically, the building is located in an urban downtown district where art is an important element of the continuing and successful community revitalization program. The home community consists of a rich ethnic mix and a large academic constituency with approximately fifteen institutions of higher learning within an eight-mile radius.
You can visit http://www.amoca.org for more information." 10.23.13

 
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The 10 Commandments of Typography | Visual.ly

The 10 Commandments of Typography | Visual.ly | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
The infographic below illustrates the, “10 Commandments of Typography” that could be followed as quite the basics when it comes to selecting fonts
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Want to learn how to be a better typographer? Look no further than this Infographic from Designmantic.

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Guardian Stewardship Editions » Still Hip to be Blair: The Enduring Designs of Disney Artist, Mary Blair

Guardian Stewardship Editions » Still Hip to be Blair: The Enduring Designs of Disney Artist, Mary Blair | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it

by Jenny Ashley. Conversations with Bob Staake, John Canemaker, Judy Stead, Jill McDonald, Amy Schimler-Safford, and Todd James Pierce.

"Bold. Confident. Visionary. These three words spring to the surface when contemplating mid-century conceptual artist and illustrator, Mary Blair."
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Unforgettable artist at the Disney Studios, Mary Blair was recruited in 1940 as a color stylist. Despite objections from some of the 'studio's veterans', she was chosen as Disney's right-hand-woman and artistic director.

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10 Tiny Houses You Can Rent On Airbnb

10 Tiny Houses You Can Rent On Airbnb | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Itching to try out the tiny-house lifestyle but don't want to actually live in one? Try these.
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Try a tiny house for a fairy-tale life vacation.

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There's No Getting Around It: The New Chipotle Ad Is Amazing

There's No Getting Around It: The New Chipotle Ad Is Amazing | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
It's being called "the most beautiful, haunting infomercial you'll ever see."
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This video is addictive and eerie at the same time. It does tell an 'Orwellian' story of what has become of the food industry and what can be if we take back our power, our passion and our hearts.

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The Last Gasps of Rizzoli Bookstore

The Last Gasps of Rizzoli Bookstore | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it

"The Rizzoli Bookstore is now closed. I was there for the final minutes last Friday, along with the rest of the staff. We stood outside the building on West 57th street drinking champagne, smoking cigarettes, staring at the hired guns sent by the LeFrak family and Vornado Realty to start boarding us up at 7:30pm sharp."

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A brick and mortar bookstore, even one as gorgeous and historical as the Rizzoli Bookstore was, is less important than one online. You can't have a wine and cheese book reading on Amazon. The end of an era, indeed.

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The Psychology of Color [Infographic]

The Psychology of Color [Infographic] | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
An infographic that takes a creative and interesting look at how color is perceived and how it triggers certain thoughts and emotions.

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
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Wonderful. I am a color enthusiast.

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DIY Chocolate Bowl

DIY Chocolate Bowl | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Improving the interior design of your home and cooking at the same time is impossible. Think again! What if you could cook or bake something that might be used as a piece of decoration? Not only it’s possible, it’s also highly trendy nowadays.

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
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As far as I am concerned, this is edible art!

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Tackk — Content Creation + Sharing

Tackk — Content Creation + Sharing | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Quickly publish and share your message with one simple page. No signup, just easy, beautiful design.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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More of what I love to offer. Visit Arts and Bytes on tackk.com

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 2, 2014 1:58 AM

Time for thoughts and ideas clearly expressed!!

Denise Cruz's curator insight, April 4, 2014 2:51 PM

Ms. Cruz's students

Amy Boyce Malloy's curator insight, April 11, 2014 1:04 PM

Another tool to check out! #contentmarketing

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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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Jones Beach to undergo $65 million facelift - liherald.com

Jones Beach to undergo $65 million facelift  - liherald.com | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week announced plans for a $65 million renovation for Jones Beach State Park, which celebrates its 85th anniversary this year.
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Had it not been for the controversial NYS demagogue, Robert Moses, Jones Beach may never have come to exist. It would just be another group of beachside communities that got pummeled by Hurricane Sandy.

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Easter Eggs: How to Boil, Dye and Decorate Them Perfectly This Year

Easter Eggs: How to Boil, Dye and Decorate Them Perfectly This Year | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it

"Thousands of households will embark on the same family activity soon — coloring Easter eggs. Here's a few recipes to get the eggs ready for your Easter art."

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Easter eggs are so beautiful. I especially like the intricate Russian ones.

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Watch TV Shows & Series Online

Watch TV Shows & Series Online | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it

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There are so many channels on TV that it is almost impossible to pick what to watch. Having  help online with that is terrific.

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Mid-Century Modern Freak | Harry Seidler | Australian Modernism A brief...

Harry Seidler | Australian Modernism
A brief piece on Harry Seidler’s 1950s houses in Wahroonga. Originally aired on ABC TV’s “Collectors” program.
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Although I was not familiar with the architect, Harry Seidler, I was delighted to see familiar furnishings by Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and other mid 1950's gems.

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Codecademy Grows Up With New Pentagram-Designed Brand ID

Codecademy Grows Up With New Pentagram-Designed Brand ID | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it

"The Internet's premier platform for free education in computer programming had an outdated wordmark. Pentagram's Eddie Opara came to the rescue with a new visual identity."

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This is an example of why Pentagram is considered one of the best graphic design companies in the world.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, April 30, 2014 10:38 AM

A brand needs to look like what a company does, is or represents. It should not be literal. That is for the amateur. But when a company teaches code its brand needs to 'speak' code.

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Tiny PMS Match: A Color Love Story | Design*Sponge

Tiny PMS Match: A Color Love Story | Design*Sponge | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
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What a clever way to promote PANTONE colors and to make people aware of color in general.

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FADING INTO BLUE

FADING INTO BLUE | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it

"According to PANTONEVIEW.com contributor OLTMANS VAN NIEKERK, the digital universe is vast and impossible to pin down. Its pervasive force has had a major impact on the way we live and work. It seems that everything that people think is important is virtual and everything and everybody is in a hybrid, digital state. The digital is invisible and everywhere. No hard disks, no desktop computers, no fixed place. The asset-light generation embraces simplicity in order to gain freedom." 

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I am not especially fond of the blues show here. Nor am I excited about 'these new waves of blues trending for 2014 and beyond.'

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Catch The Spring Fishing Fever

Catch The Spring Fishing Fever | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
The New York Freshwater Fishing Guide has everything you need to reel in that really big one.
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I can hardly wait to get to go fly fishing again. Have you ever been? Do you love it?

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, April 18, 2014 8:58 AM

I can hardly wait to go fly fishing again. Have you been? Do you love it?

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National Exhibition Will Fill US Billboards with Art

National Exhibition Will Fill US Billboards with Art | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it

ive American art museums and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) will mount a nationwide public art exhibition this summer. Art Everywhere will bring reproductions of some 50 artworks from the museums’ collections — chosen how else but through an online public vote — to billboards, subway platforms, train stations, and more, filling space usually reserved for advertising with art.

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An opportunity for everyone to view and learn more about art thanks to the Art Everywhere US initiative, the five museums involved and the Outdoor Advertising Association of America.

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Catalina Camp Prats's curator insight, April 21, 2014 1:22 PM

exhibiciones a escala nacional

en esta exhibición destaca la participación del público, el cual, por medio del voto, a elegido las obras que se presentarán. Ésta es un buen recurso para promover la implicación ciudadana con el arte

yStop's curator insight, May 22, 2014 8:06 AM

show ours - mini billboards

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Crafting a New York Neighborhood: Michael Samuelian on Planning of Hudson Yards | The Shops at Columbus Circle

Crafting a New York Neighborhood: Michael Samuelian on Planning of Hudson Yards | The Shops at Columbus Circle | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
We caught up with Michael Samuelian, VP of Hudson Yards, at the project's exhibit here at Time Warner Center, where he filled us in on all the details and divulged his thoughts on what makes a neighborhood great.
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'Hudson Yards' is the biggest development for NYC since the new Columbus Circle (Time Warner Center).

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Intriguing study reveals the secrets of successful infographics

Intriguing study reveals the secrets of successful infographics | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
What makes an infographic successful? As designers, we want it to achieve a balance of two main things: Did the reader get the message we wanted them to get?

 

...To the surprise of the researchers, bar graphs and charts did poorly. It turns out (news flash) they all kinda look the same. The most memorable images contained “human recognizable objects.” Think mundane stuff like photos or illustrations of bottles, animals and shoes, not to mention people.

 

Other important points:

Color made a huge difference: the more, the better.Images with more clutter were highly memorable. How much more memorable? A lot.Images with lots of circles and rounded corner graphics also ranked high.


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Infographics, the chart of the digital age.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 31, 2014 1:33 PM

Intriguing study of what makes infographics work.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 31, 2014 1:34 PM

Research worth noting for content, marketing, PR and design pros.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 31, 2014 4:38 PM

I love Infographics and agree with everything I've read here.

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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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Welcome | Quixote Village

Welcome | Quixote Village | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it

"Quixote Village grew from the vision of a self-governing tent camp of homeless adults in Olympia, Washington.  The Village consists of 30 tiny cottages, a large vegetable garden and a community building that contains showers, laundry facilities, a communal kitchen and living and dining space.  Village residents moved from Camp Quixote to the Village on Christmas Eve, 2013."

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A novel solution to homelessness. What was once a tent village now has 30 permanent tiny houses and a community building. It was funded by the Panza non-profit organization.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 30, 2014 12:37 PM

I am completely fascinated by Quixote Village. It was a tent village for homeless people. It has been transformed. Whit the use of tiny houses combined with a community building, Quixote Village is now a home for the residents who have roofs over their heads. It is a place to really call home. 

"The Village is supported by Panza, a non-profit organization that grew out of the many faith communities that hosted and sustained Camp Quixote during its 6+ years of existence." 

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EASTER EGGS: Not Too Late to Try Decorating Your Own

EASTER EGGS: Not Too Late to Try Decorating Your Own | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Easter is Sunday so there's still time to try egg decorating. Here are some tips for first-timers and the experienced.
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Aren't these beautiful, traditional looking decorated Easter eggs? The tradition of decorating eggs and the symbolism pre-dates Christianity. It is fascinating. Read a bit about it here.

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Foodini Is A 3D Printer That Lets You Print Dishes With Fresh Ingredients

Foodini Is A 3D Printer That Lets You Print Dishes With Fresh Ingredients | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Foodini is a 3D printer for foodstuffs. Its Florida-based makers are hoping their time-saving device becomes as ubiquitous on kitchen countertops as the microwave oven has become but also gets more people cooking with fresh ingredients, rather than...
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Foodini, the food replicator is here. Thank you Star Trek.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 27, 2014 1:20 PM

Foodini, the 3D printer is a food replicator that prints fresh ingredients. Thank you Star Treck.