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An exploration of classic and avant-garde, manual and digital, crafts, graphics, typography, architecture, interiors, furniture, furnishings, 3D printing, street art and more.
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Landor Associates

The world’s preeminent brand consulting firm, specializing in creative strategy, design, innovation, and naming.
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Designer trash and recycling receptacles.

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Grid Construction — How To Choose Constraints From Within Your Content

Grid Construction — How To Choose Constraints From Within Your Content | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
When constructing a grid for the design of a web site, how do you choose constraints from within the design around which to base your grid.
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Just like we learned about pre-computer in design school. Some standards don't change because they are classics and have timeless quality.

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Cannes Design Lions - the UK winners | News | Design Week

Cannes Design Lions - the UK winners | News | Design Week | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
A round-up of the UK winners at the Cannes Design Lions.
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Congratulations, UK.

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Instagram Updates App to Now Include Video - Users Can Share Short 15 Seconds Clips

Instagram Updates App to Now Include Video - Users Can Share Short 15 Seconds Clips | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Instagram have released version 4.0 of their application which lets users record 15 second videos
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Is this just another social media app or is this potentially art?

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Exclusive Interview with Robert Hass

Exclusive Interview with Robert Hass | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
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Poetry has wider implications that I would ever have imagined as a school girl (or an adult for that matter).

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Postscript: James Gandolfini, 1961-2013

Postscript: James Gandolfini, 1961-2013 | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Success came relatively late to James Gandolfini—if not by the standards of scholars, judges, and surgeons, then at least by the standards of actors.
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The man and the actor.

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The race to build the first 3D-printed building (Wired UK)

The race to build the first 3D-printed building (Wired UK) | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Would you live in a house that came out of a printer? Would you prefer concrete, or plastic? Biodegradable, or weather resistant? Canal house or futuristic spider's nest?
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3D printing seems much closer to the way nature weaves it structural webs than the traditional right angles that many uses to define space and structure.

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Couple buys $5 garage sale chair worth thousands

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This couple owns a store that sells this type of item. How they did not look at the bottom immediately or do research on its value astounds me. Well, at least they finally did.

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Video // Architecture with capital letter A - Architecture Lab

Video // Architecture with capital letter A - Architecture Lab | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Architecture with capital letter A is a short movie, featuring Architects who might have shaped the concept of Architecture itself in the last decade.
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Too bad we can't go farther back in time to indigenous design.

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Unforgetting Women Architects: From the Pritzker to Wikipedia - Architecture Lab

Unforgetting Women Architects: From the Pritzker to Wikipedia - Architecture Lab | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
History is not a simple meritocracy: it is a narrative of the past written and revised — or not written at all — by people with agendas.
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The agenda is usually to include certain group(s) in the recording of history to the omission of other group(s). It depends on who's recording the history.

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Alison D. Gilbert's insight:

J Mays talks a good deal about architecture in this interview. That is fascinating to me.

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Ben Barrett-Forrest about his animated history of typography — Typofonderie

Ben Barrett-Forrest about his animated history of typography — Typofonderie | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Gazette Post - Typofonderie is an independent type foundry who distribute exclusive digital fonts. Buy and download OpenType fonts from euro 45 (Windows, Mac OS).
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Be sure to watch Ben Barrett-Forrest's animated video on the history of typography.

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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 | 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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New Work: NYC Beaches | New at Pentagram

New Work: NYC Beaches | New at Pentagram | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it

The new signage for New York City's beach celebrates their beauty.

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Post Hurricane Sandy brings new signage to Rockaway and other NYC beaches.

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33 Essential Web Design Tools You're Probably Not Using | Multy Shades

33 Essential Web Design Tools You're Probably Not Using | Multy Shades | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it

For bloggers and web designers nothing can be more important than time saving tools to maintain their creative process. Thankfully there’s a range of free web design tools available that can be extremely useful in some situations.In this article,

 

I have compiled 33 best web design tools to help you improve your skills and manage your daily tasks much easier and quicker. Whether you are professional web designer or a beginner, hopefully you’ll find something useful here....


Via Jeff Domansky
Alison D. Gilbert's insight:

Tools are cool.

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Anna Morgan's curator insight, July 2, 2013 8:57 PM

There are some really great sites listed here

David Sallinen (WAN-IFRA)'s comment, September 28, 2013 1:45 PM
Wow It´s à great list ;-)
Jeff Domansky's comment, September 28, 2013 7:13 PM
Hi everyone, so glad this post was of interest. Ain't the 'net wonderful? ;-)
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Light up the night with bike lights

Light up the night with bike lights | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
It's a darned shame when that flashy bike you cruise around town with can't be seen after the sun goes down, but for safety's sake, you've stuck with the boring basics...until now. Enter MFlights, ...
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A great, functional idea, night lights for bikes.

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The Charted Cheese Wheel | Visual.ly

The Charted Cheese Wheel | Visual.ly | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
A Chart of 66 delightful cheeses from around the world, assembled into one wondrous wheel. The cheeses are broken down by the animal that produced the
Alison D. Gilbert's insight:

Yummy.

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Alison D. Gilbert's comment, October 9, 2013 7:25 AM
Credit for use of this image goes to http://visual.ly/charted-cheese-wheel
Alison D. Gilbert's comment, October 9, 2013 7:31 AM
Here is the original source for the fantastic cheese Infographic used in this Scoop. http://popchartlab.com/products/the-charted-cheese-wheel
All credit and apologies to the originators for not being aware of the source.
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Sopranos Star James Gandolfini Dead at 51

Sopranos Star James Gandolfini Dead at 51 | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Fans, friends remember the Bergen County native who gained worldwide fame as mob boss Tony Soprano.
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Very sad. So many people connected to him. He had a real human charisma in spite of the fact that he played a mobster as Tony Soprano on HBO.

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David Byrne's Commencement Speech at Columbia School of the Arts

David Byrne's Commencement Speech at Columbia School of the Arts | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
the chair of the visual-arts program, Gregory Amenoff, took to the podium to recap some of Byrne’s multi-disciplinary career highlights.
Alison D. Gilbert's insight:

According to Daniel Pink, former Al Gore speech writer, the creatives are going to be in demand. They may not necessarily be in technically creative positions. But their creative skills will put them at a tremendous advantage in the work force.

 

I also think that what David Byrne did by being so negative in his speech, sucks!

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Renee Baribeau's curator insight, June 14, 2013 11:45 AM

At last the emergence of the Cultural Creative. For me I have so many talents that I try to package under one program, so I am thrilled that the next generation will be in demand.

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Ghastly Bridge, Hopeless Rail Plan Leave New York Cheated - Architecture Lab

Ghastly Bridge, Hopeless Rail Plan Leave New York Cheated - Architecture Lab | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Where the gorgeous Hudson Highlands meet the rock-faced Palisades of the lower Hudson River in New York, one of the ugliest bridges in America could get built.
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Oh well, don't know what to say. People do need to get across the river.

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Mercedes House by Ten Arquitectos Looks Like a Green Stairway to the Sky in NYC ten arquitectos mercedes house - Gallery Page 1 – Inhabitat New York City

Mercedes House by Ten Arquitectos Looks Like a Green Stairway to the Sky in NYC ten arquitectos mercedes house - Gallery Page 1 – Inhabitat New York City | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Environmentally conscious luxury condos are popping up all over Manhattan lately, and Mercedes House is no exception. This incredible 1.3 million square foot 4
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An exceptional building integrating nature and structure as much as one can in a city the size of New York.

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Unforgetting Women Architects: From the Pritzker to Wikipedia: Places: Design Observer

Unforgetting Women Architects: From the Pritzker to Wikipedia: Places: Design Observer | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it

http://places.designobserver.com/feature/unforgetting-women-architects-from-pritzker-to-wikipedia/37912/

 

 

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One for the gals, architects no less!

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If ‘Star Wars’ Characters, Alliances Were Brands… - DesignTAXI.com

If ‘Star Wars’ Characters, Alliances Were Brands… - DesignTAXI.com | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
If ‘Star Wars’ Characters, Alliances Were Brands… - DesignTAXI.com
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Having fun with 'Star Wars' characters as a language and using known brands to match the characters.

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The Zortrax Is A 3D Printer From The Polish Motherland | TechCrunch

The Zortrax Is A 3D Printer From The Polish Motherland | TechCrunch | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it
Zortrax! Drukarka moja! Ty jesteś jak zdrowie. The Zortrax (yeah, really) M200 is a $1,899 3D printer made in Poland that will be shipped internationally by a team of crack Polish engineers and designers.
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Oh the things I could make with a 3D printer.

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Damn You Art School | For everything they never teach you in art school.

Damn You Art School | For everything they never teach you in art school. | Avant-garde Art & Design | Scoop.it

A selection of 378 free and paid-for apps, tools and resources are grouped into handy ‘toolboxes’ across the six disciplines, helping you with everything from sending invoices to sharing sketches on the move to selling your work in an online store.


Via Mark Strozier
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Thank you DYAS!

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Francesca Loseille's curator insight, May 28, 2013 6:43 AM

This ad use the the example/ illustration and narration   by showing how their product can impact a person's life and telling the consumer the story that art school doesn't show its students how use materials to help them create their arts.. This ad use pathos to to futhure carry its meaning to the consumers.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 28, 2013 4:00 PM

This really looks like this site links to some great resources. Have fun checking them out!

 

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, May 29, 2013 5:07 PM

A useful collection of resources, from those that are well-known to those that are far more obscure, for creative professionals.