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Artist inspires another screwy do-it-yourself project

Artist inspires another screwy do-it-yourself project | D_sign | Scoop.it

Crave likes to keep its readers busy -- and thus more or less well behaved. Artist Andrew Myers gives us a hand, and a good turn or two.

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How To Typeset a Poster

How To Typeset a Poster | D_sign | Scoop.it

Bowne & Co., Stationers at the South Street Seaport Museum in New York frequently produces beautiful letterpress keepsakes. This one from 1989, 'Nineteenth Century Job Printing Display - The Poster' is a delightful little guide to the dos and don'ts.

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6 Napa Valley wineries architectural statements

6 Napa Valley wineries architectural statements | D_sign | Scoop.it

Contrary to first architectural impression, not every Napa winery is either a stylized barn too good to be true or an exercise in Mediterranean make-believe.

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Van Gogh to Rothko in 30 Seconds

Van Gogh to Rothko in 30 Seconds | D_sign | Scoop.it

What if you took great works of art, stacked them side by side, and had them tell a story? You’d have a decidedly artful video… and a great teaser for the new artCircles iPad app.

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Canadians getting 30-story skyscraper made of wood

Canadians getting 30-story skyscraper made of wood | D_sign | Scoop.it

Nobody makes buildings out of wood anymore. Why? Because wood isn't especially strong (relative to steel), it involves cutting down trees, it burns readily, and creepy crawly things live and/or feast on it. Despite these horrible shortcomings, brave architects are now planning to build a 30-story wooden skyscraper in Vancouver.

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Urban Micro-farms Sprouting Up Through the Cracks

Urban Micro-farms Sprouting Up Through the Cracks | D_sign | Scoop.it

Here’s a good one for the 'think global, act local' contingent. A group of folks up in the Twin Cities are taking vacant urban lots and converting them into productive urban farms.

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Where art, technology (& hipsters) meet

Where art, technology (& hipsters) meet | D_sign | Scoop.it

This weekend, San Francisco's first Creator's Project -- a collaborative program between the media company Vice and Intel -- kicked off, showing off works of art that incorporate technology, software and connectivity.

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Book Sculptures By Su Blackwell

Book Sculptures By Su Blackwell | D_sign | Scoop.it

Blackwell’s three-dimensional dioramas and cut-out illustrations are heavily influenced by chronicles of folklore and fantasy-driven tales. By reworking the physical pages of fairy tales, cutting and pasting them together, the artist designs enchanting miniature installations atop a lain open-faced book.

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Chic Louis Vuitton For Geeks Tee

Chic Louis Vuitton For Geeks Tee | D_sign | Scoop.it

Megan Lara has created a wonderful tongue-in-cheek version of the famous Louis Vuitton pattern—customized for geeks—that you can now get on a t-shirt over at Threadless.

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The Influence of Bauhaus on Architecture in Early Palestine and Israel

The Influence of Bauhaus on Architecture in Early Palestine and Israel | D_sign | Scoop.it

A number of European Jewish architects absorbed the ideals of Bauhaus in Germany before emigrating to Palestine, which became a laboratory for the style.

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Built by forced labour, German bunkers become homes

Built by forced labour, German bunkers become homes | D_sign | Scoop.it

German architect Rainer Mielke lives in a luxurious, light-filled penthouse atop a Nazi bunker that his elderly neighbours remember sheltering in during World War Two.

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Eco-architecture arrives in bamboo form

Eco-architecture arrives in bamboo form | D_sign | Scoop.it

Bamboo is the green material of the 21st century due to its excellent CO2 absorbability and higher rebirth ability of bamboo forest in comparison with other tropical forests.

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'What if...' Movies reimagined for another time & place

'What if...' Movies reimagined for another time & place | D_sign | Scoop.it

Personal project about the idea of what if movies that we are all familiar with were made in a different era. Who would be in them? How would they look? Well, here you go...

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Susan Eisenhower denounces designs for presidential monument

Susan Eisenhower denounces designs for presidential monument | D_sign | Scoop.it

She compared Gehry’s proposals for large metal tapestries that depict Dwight D. Eisenhower’s boyhood home of Abilene, Kan., to Communist-era decorations that honored 'Marx, Engels and Lenin.'

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5 Fun & Informative Graphic Design Podcasts

5 Fun & Informative Graphic Design Podcasts | D_sign | Scoop.it

Podcasts are a great way to brush up on new skills, or to learn the ins and outs of the design business. This list shows you five of the best graphic design podcasts available today.

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Free: The Guggenheim Puts 65 Modern Art Books Online

Free: The Guggenheim Puts 65 Modern Art Books Online | D_sign | Scoop.it

In recent days, the museum has made 65 art catalogues available online, all free of charge. The catalogues offer an intellectual and visual introduction to the work of Alexander Calder, Edvard Munch, Francis Bacon, Gustav Klimt & Egon Schiele, and Kandinsky.

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David Hockney: a life in art

David Hockney: a life in art | D_sign | Scoop.it

'The iPad is like an endless piece of paper that perfectly fitted the feeling I had that painting should be big.'

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This Magnificent Lego BTTF DeLorean Deserves Its Own Scale Museum

This Magnificent Lego BTTF DeLorean Deserves Its Own Scale Museum | D_sign | Scoop.it

Alex Jones' recently completed 1:15-scale interpretation blows its predecessors out of the water when it comes to detail and functionality.

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Schooled in goth: Medieval architecture exhibit focuses on Princeton itself

Schooled in goth: Medieval architecture exhibit focuses on Princeton itself | D_sign | Scoop.it

The Princeton University Art Museum has just opened an exhibition that treats its campus as an art object.

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‘Vertical Ground’ Skyscraper Proposal / Code [9]

‘Vertical Ground’ Skyscraper Proposal / Code [9] | D_sign | Scoop.it

Code [9], a collaboration between Nassim Es-Haghi, George Kontalonis, Jared Ramsdell, and Rana Zureikat, challenges the traditional campus typology that exists today, by looking into education, society, environment and networks with their ‘Vertical Ground’ Skyscraper proposal.

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Lego Enthusiast Creates Realistic Lego Space Port

Lego Enthusiast Creates Realistic Lego Space Port | D_sign | Scoop.it

Tim Goddard, more known on Flickr as Rogue Bantha, created the Triport Spire, a Lego space port that looked realistic and very detailed.

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Against Monuments

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As an exhibition, the New Museum Triennial is still so young that it seems almost premature to call it a New York institution. Yet in just its second iteration, 'The Ungovernables,' which runs through April 22, the show has already established the very thing that even veteran surveys of contemporary art would envy: a clear identity.

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(Public) space: The final frontier

(Public) space: The final frontier | D_sign | Scoop.it

What's the right amount of public space?  PlaceShaker Howard Blackson presents a few metrics to help guide cities in their pursuit of authentic urbanism.

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Infographic: Women in Architecture

Infographic: Women in Architecture | D_sign | Scoop.it
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