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Banksy announces a month long takeover of the walls of New York

Banksy announces a month long takeover of the walls of New York | D_sign | Scoop.it

That mysterious dark lord of the street art world, Banksy, has struck again, in his typically cryptic, enigmatic way. He's been expertly fueling the flames of innuendo via his website of late, posting new work in LA and New York and alluding to a possible uninvited (but much appreciated) takeover of the walls of Manhattan with the accompanying statement: ‘Better Out Than In. An artist's residency on the streets of New York'.

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Big Lebowski nesting dolls

Big Lebowski nesting dolls | D_sign | Scoop.it

Big Lebowski nesting dolls are here. It's got all your favorite characters from the Cohen Brothers classic, hand painted with acrylic. Designer: Andy Stattmiller.

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The art of tranquility in modern city design

The art of tranquility in modern city design | D_sign | Scoop.it

A design firm teams up with a greenery expert to create a cozy environment in the city, peppered with plants that are easy to maintain.

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A multifamily apartment turned into a multicolored cross section of rooms

A multifamily apartment turned into a multicolored cross section of rooms | D_sign | Scoop.it

Late last year, Tokyo-based architect Kazuyasu Kochi completed a renovation project of an old apartment building. Located in Chiba, a suburb of Tokyo, 'Apartment House' is a renovation of multi-family apartment into a single-family home by slicing out a portion of the center to reveal a void that connects the entire home. Each cross-section was then color-coded to delineate it.

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Reading between the lines: Thomas Struth lets landscape do the talking

Reading between the lines: Thomas Struth lets landscape do the talking | D_sign | Scoop.it
To Thomas Struth, choosing what not to include in each frame is as important as what makes the cut. In his current show at London's Marian Goodman Gallery, it's especially important to read between the lines. On six epic expeditions across Israel and Palestine between 2009 and 2014, Struth chose to capture 'the banal, the hopeless, the unheroic'.
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Creative wedding shoot inspired by every film directed by Wes Anderson

Creative wedding shoot inspired by every film directed by Wes Anderson | D_sign | Scoop.it

Indiana-based photographer Jennifer Van Elk, a huge fan of Wes Anderson, has decided to create a stylized wedding shoot as a tribute to the filmmaker, which will be featured in an upcoming issue of Utterly Engaged magazine.

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A family of tableware stripped of its functions

A family of tableware stripped of its functions | D_sign | Scoop.it

A non-functional series of tableware is made out of blue metal wire showing the outlines of each piece, alluding to volume.

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Handbags made from Lego bricks

Handbags made from Lego bricks | D_sign | Scoop.it

Using real, brand-new Lego bricks, agabag handcrafts stylishly modern bags and clutches for adults out of the popular children's toy.

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Typography-based quotes about traveling and life

Typography-based quotes about traveling and life | D_sign | Scoop.it

Ukraine-based designer Vyacheslav Shestopalov has created a set of typographic posters about traveling.

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Politics, popularity and painting: some new perspectives at Art Brussels

Politics, popularity and painting: some new perspectives at Art Brussels | D_sign | Scoop.it
This past weekend, Art Brussels filled the halls of Brussels Expo with a buzz quite similar to the one on the Belgian capital's art gallery-filled streets. Maskara, a Mumbai-based gallery, rubbed shoulders with New York galleries both established and young, while Cypriot gallery the Office joined no less than 50 Belgian galleries,
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Explore 50 years of contemporary photography in a new exhibition in Philadelphia

Explore 50 years of contemporary photography in a new exhibition in Philadelphia | D_sign | Scoop.it

Works by photography legends such as Robert Adams, Cindy Sherman, and David Wojnarowicz are on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art as part of the exhibition 'Take One: Contemporary Photographs'.

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13 of the world's weirdest urinals

13 of the world's weirdest urinals | D_sign | Scoop.it

Since Marcel Duchamp's time, creators all over the world have thought about ways to elevate the humble urinal into gorgeous, surreal, occasionally terrifying and sometimes astonishing works of art.

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Old Kathmandu: what was lost

Old Kathmandu: what was lost | D_sign | Scoop.it

Kevin Kelly: As you can see from these photographs I took in 1976, the medieval town is delicate. Not all has been destroyed, and I am sure the Nepalis will rebuild as they have in the past. Still, the earthquake shook more than just buildings.

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Simon Stålenhag's retro sci-fi images of a dystopian Swedish countryside gathered into two new books

Simon Stålenhag's retro sci-fi images of a dystopian Swedish countryside gathered into two new books | D_sign | Scoop.it

Across the backdrop of an expansive retro-Scandinavian landscape, Swedish illustrator Simon Stålenhag has spent the last few years imagining a world of science fiction inhabited by roaming mech robots, dinosaurs, and other technological innovations plopped right onto the Swedish countryside.

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A new font based on Einstein's handwriting is being developed

A new font based on Einstein's handwriting is being developed | D_sign | Scoop.it

Imagine reading Tinder messages seemingly handwritten by Albert Einstein himself. That future is quickly approaching, thanks to a new Kickstarter project that lifts Einstein's handwriting and turns it into a fully realized font.

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Handy smartpen converts hand-drawn sketches into digital copies instantly

Handy smartpen converts hand-drawn sketches into digital copies instantly | D_sign | Scoop.it

The Equil Smartpen 1 is a handy tool for designers and artists.

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Stunningly detailed Star Wars-themed micro-illustrations

Stunningly detailed Star Wars-themed micro-illustrations | D_sign | Scoop.it

Jeremy Ennis, a natural science artist based in Seattle, applies the skills he learns from drawing intricate textures and patterns of the natural world to his incredible Star Wars-themed micro-illustrations.

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Jaime Hayón uses marble and ceramics to create 'fantastical urban landscape'

Jaime Hayón uses marble and ceramics to create 'fantastical urban landscape' | D_sign | Scoop.it

Spanish designer Jaime Hayón explains why he used traditional craft materials in his installation showcasing MINI's new electric scooter concept.

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Coperni and the revolution in Paris fashion

Coperni and the revolution in Paris fashion | D_sign | Scoop.it

Inspired by the everyday lives of the women around them, the LVMH prize finalists are reinventing Parisian minimalism.

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A history of graphic design as told by 18 classic posters

A history of graphic design as told by 18 classic posters | D_sign | Scoop.it

GIFs are funny but fleeting; websites might convey more information—but if you really want to make a point, you design a poster. A new exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt focuses on the cultural impact of this persuasive graphic design medium and the science behind what makes posters in particular pack their visual punch.

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Growduce uses bacteria to form cellulose-based products

Growduce uses bacteria to form cellulose-based products | D_sign | Scoop.it

A biologist and a designer have developed a bacteria and yeast 'micro-factory' that could enable people to grow their own products without waste.

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Lexus Design Award 2015: a journey of the senses

Lexus Design Award 2015: a journey of the senses | D_sign | Scoop.it

Lexus partnered with Philippe Nigro to translate the brand's emphasis on the senses, where they focus on offering a pleasurable, sensory-filled experience.

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'Drip-free' umbrella encloses wet canopy on the inside

'Drip-free' umbrella encloses wet canopy on the inside | D_sign | Scoop.it

This umbrella has a bespoke frame that allows it to fold inwards and keep water droplets inside, as well as open and close in confined spaces.

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Go behind Time's Baltimore cover with aspiring photographer Devin Allen

Go behind Time's Baltimore cover with aspiring photographer Devin Allen | D_sign | Scoop.it

Devin Allen, who shot this week's Time cover, is a Baltimore resident.

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The iconoclastic woman who founded the Whitney

The iconoclastic woman who founded the Whitney | D_sign | Scoop.it

A look back at the maverick heiress, sculptor, and collector Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.

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MIT named world's top university for architecture

MIT named world's top university for architecture | D_sign | Scoop.it

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the world's best university for architecture, according to new global university rankings.

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