Heather MacDonald

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KC Design Studio Designs a Moody Black Apartment for a Single Person

KC Design Studio is behind the design of this moody, black apartment in Taipei, Taiwan. Apartment L was designed for a single person who desired a …

Interior Design

A Neglected Chapel Is Reborn as an Artist's Live/Work Space

After a thoughtful restoration, a former chapel in South London embraces a new calling as a vibrant, contemporary space for a local artist.<p>When London architect Alex Nikjoo, of the UK–based firm NIKJOO, was tasked with repurposing an old Victorian chapel that had fallen into disrepair, he …

Architecture

50,000 Free Resources From the Met Museum’s Library Are Now Available to Download

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has increased its digital presence over the last few years. With accessibility in mind, the world-famous institution has made public domain images, photographs of its permanent collection, and even free full-text art books available to the public. Now, it even offers …

Museums

Body Positivity Is a Scam

How a movement intended to lift up women really just limits their acceptable emotions. Again.<p>In the beginning, there was the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty. It started innocuously enough, with a 2004 photography show in Toronto, then expanded to billboards, traditional print ads, and videos, all …

This Former Tesla Staffer Became an Internet Millionaire in His Spare Time

“A lot of people say, ‘If you believe in something, do it 100 percent,’ ” says Sisun Lee. “I actually think that’s horrible advice.” So during 2016, …

Wieden + Kennedy’s First Ads for Instagram Were Made Almost Entirely Within the Stories App – Adweek

Creativity can be found anywhere. Nowhere was this better punctuated than at Cannes Lions this year, where a music video won Film Craft, a branded …

Xi Jinping's omnipresent propaganda empire

China’s powerful and well-funded Department of Propaganda has been tasked with building the same kind of personality cult around Xi Jinping that …

The Man Who Lives Inside His Dreams

When the most important people in his life all died in quick succession, Stephen Wright channeled his bereavement into turning his house into a work of art.<p>Every morning, Stephen Wright gets up at around 4:30 AM, makes a cup of tea, sits beneath the oak tree in his back garden, and pretends he's …

Inspiration

Gmail Goes Live With Redesign And Self-Destruct Mode

After weeks of rumors, Google has announced an overhaul of Gmail, including features that allow users to send self-destructing emails. The changes …

Australian modern house exudes a midcentury Palm Springs charm

Midcentury simplicity in 2018<p>Simple doesn’t always mean luxurious, but in the case of this Brisbane, Australia, home the two are synonymous. Architect Paul Butterworth designed the “Honeyworks House” for a beekeeping couple who wanted to connect the indoors to the outdoors.<p>The house is built from …

Palm Springs

Desktop Wallpaper: April 2018

If you appreciate Brutalist architecture, you’ll love this month’s Designer Desktop. Murals Wallpaper’s “Brutalist Architecture” collection is full …

Danish startup Arboost wants to fix a broken art market worth $45 billion

Artboost founders Anders Cederholm and Mikkel Steen.Artboost<p>Many markets are still untouched by digital technology, and a massive one among them is the art world. Danish startup Artboost has set out to change that.<p>”The art world is broken because it fundamentally runs on the same model as 500 years …

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Happiness

135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

Store these away for future trivia nights.<p>1. Mister Rogers always mentioned out loud that he was feeding his fish because a young blind viewer once …

Tony Awards

The humble office-supply item that can explain humanity’s imminent doom

In 2018, the word “algorithm” has become an evil agent.<p>Facebook’s algorithm sells our fear and outrage for profit. YouTube’s algorithm favors conspiratorial and divisive content. We’ve anthropomorphized the word so much that Gen Z children might start checking for algorithms under their beds.<p>But …

Artificial Intelligence

twofold Space Saving Wall Shelf/Desk Hybrid by studio michael hilgers

Part of their minimalhome line of minimalist objects and furniture, twofold is a multifunctional piece by studio michael hilgers for Müller …

In the Studio with Sam McKinniss, the Unapologetic Painter of "Perverted" Internet Culture

“I almost wore my Crocs today,” the artist Sam McKinniss said on a recent afternoon in his Williamsburg, Brooklyn studio, which found him hungover, sipping a Dunkin Donuts iced coffee, and surveying the wall of works that in a few months would be shipped to Venice, California, for his latest solo …

Drew Barrymore

A Futuristic-Looking Brooklyn Loft That’s Steeped in Nostalgia

When designer Jenny Kirschner walked into the former <i>Daily News</i> printing plant in Prospect Heights, she turned to her husband, Aari, and said, “This …

Interior Design

The 10 best design books that aren't about design

There are plenty of amazing design books around, but some of the best lessons can be learned from books that are about a different topic altogether. …

An ’80s Man Cave Grows Up

Lindsay Weiss and Noah Turkus got a request from a client to revamp a loft apartment he had inherited. He had lived in it for years, and parts of the …

Man Caves

Facebook Users Slipped Into Their Bell Bottoms in September

Bell bottoms are back, and they were one of Facebook IQ’s Topics to Watch on Facebook for September.<p>Conversation about bell bottoms and related …

Advertising Industry

21 Websites Designers Love That Can Spark Ideas for Non-Designers

Research like a designer if you want to innovate.<p>If you want to keep up-to-date on business as an entrepreneur, you go to inc.com.<p>What if you want to keep up-to-date on <i>design</i>, where do you go? Especially if you're <i>not</i> a designer?<p>Here is a list of our favorite websites compiled by our studio, Birsel …

Pew Research Center

Babies R Us Wants to Give Millennial Parents a More Honest Message About Parenthood

For new parents, the pressure to get everything right—picking the right diapers, the right stroller, the right car seat—can be overwhelming. Babies R …

Advertising Industry

Where Do Ideas Come From? David Lynch, Robert Krulwich, Susan Orlean, Chuck Close & Others Reveal Their Creative Sources

Ask any creator subject to frequent interviews which questions they dread, and one in particular will come up more than any other: "Where do you get …

Famous Creatives Answer the Question "Where Do Ideas Come From?"

Copying others? Wandering around observing things? Or just showing up to work?<p>At design school, one of my professors said that Frank Lloyd Wright …

Creativity

You Want Your Team to Think More Creatively? Have Them Watch One of These Films

Here is my list of films guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.<p>You've probably been in this situation. You need to get a group of people, your team or a group of customers, to think creatively. Perhaps you're going to brainstorm solutions to a problem or do a co-creation session. Everyone …

Creativity

The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet

Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Adverti …

Internet

These Artful, Wonderfully Written Milk Ads Just Won Gold at Cannes

It says something that the most famous advertisements for milk are all about its absence. It’s not exactly a product that inspires powerful …

Advertising Industry

Meet ADP's 'business anthropologist,' putting human thought behind chatbots

<i>Martha Bird has one of the more unusual positions in the technology space: She's a business anthropologist. Bird, who ran a family farm in New</i> …

Ikea’s Top Designer on the Gift of Failure and the Future of Democratic Design

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands—As head designer at Ikea, Marcus Engman is responsible for managing a team of 20 designers who dream up and produce all the …

UX Design