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Growing Up And Giving Up On Trends

It's hard to say when exactly I gave up on trends, I just know that it happened. It was inevitable, I suppose. No one ever thinks they'll give up on …

Stefan Sagmeister On How To Beat Your Phone Addiction

Our latest “Design for Living” column asks the graphic design star for insight on staying more present.<p>A recent psychology study found that snapping pictures of an event makes you less able to vividly remember it. That’s sobering news to everyone who lives and breathes on Instagram, or new parents …

Director Ryan Koo Discusses Short Film "Amateur" and Full-Length Successor "Manchild"

<i>Hoop Dreams, White Men Can’t Jump, Above The Rim, Blue Chips</i> and <i>He Got Game</i> are generally considered the standard for modern-day basketball films. …

Banksy Sells Original Artworks For 60$ In Central Park, New York City

Share this article<p>Rom Levy<br>• October 13, 2013<p>We were all patiently waiting for the new Banksy street piece for October 13th – and then came the …

New Book Examines the Stories Between Typography and Soccer

There are two types of people in this world: soccer hooligans and typography/design obsessives (I mean, there are more than just those two types of …

4 Ways Slow Design Will Make The Super-Fast World We Live In Better

Smart products learn, recognize patterns, and anticipate our decision-making in order to simplify our overstimulated lives.<p>All the buzz over “#unplug,” Baratunde Thurston’s excellent piece on “taking a digital vacation,” wasn’t surprising. The article tapped into an idea that’s catching on with …

Airing Out 40 Years: Nike Design Over The Decades

Illustrator Stephen Cheetham uses minimalist graphics to chart a visual history of the brand’s most memorable designs.<p>Growing up, Stephen Cheetham never had “cool” sneakers. “I wanted them, but just didn’t have the money,” the London-based illustrator tells Co.Design. His parents, he adds–now with …

Kickstarting: The Design of Intern Magazine Pays

A new bi-annual publication dedicated to the unpaid workforce looks anything but entry-level.<p><i>Intern</i> magazine marks a new meta-high in the publishing industry: Unpaid interns who work in media are paying plenty of attention to a media launch dedicated to unpaid interns.<p>If you had to think about this …

3 Ways Big Data is Changing Fashion

Numbers are becoming as valuable an ally as mentors or critics are to fashion designers. One<p>Numbers are becoming as valuable an ally as mentors or …

Levi's® Made & Crafted's Design Director Miles Johnson Speaks About This Season's Inspirations

Talking all things heritage and the inspiration behind the brand, Miles Johnson, design director<p>Talking all things heritage and the inspiration …

Officine Creative 2013 Spring/Summer Crosta Shoes

Founded in 1998, Officine Creative has been guided by its founder Roberto Di Rosa’s vision to<p>Founded in 1998, Officine Creative has been guided by its founder Roberto Di Rosa’s vision to create modern classics with the finest materials and craftsmanship. For spring/summer, Officine Creative has …

What It's Like Without Internet for a Year

Spending a whole year completely free of the internet is probably unimaginable to most. From<p>Spending a whole year completely free of the internet is probably unimaginable to most. From computers to tablets to phones, accessing the internet has never been easier. So imagine the difficulties faced by …

Adonit Launches Jot Touch 4 Stylus for iPad Users

Setting out to remove the barriers that stand between ideas and creation, Adonit’s latest<p>Setting out to remove the barriers that stand between ideas …

A Model For Micro-Scale Living In Maximalist L.A.

For many New Yorkers, micro-living inside micro-apartments is one of the city’s signature “charms.” But in places like Los Angeles, there’s infinite space for sprawl. Right?<p>Not really, says Simon Storey, principal of Anonymous Architects. “The shift to smaller spaces seems to be permanent,” Storey …

Frog Predicts: Flexible Displays Will Soon Change The World

The influential design studio’s chief creative officer talks to Co.Design about the greatest, nearest innovation that most of us don’t even see coming.<p>I’m talking to Frog’s Chief Creative Officer, Mark Rolston, about the iWatch. He’s riffing on the future of wearable technology and user interface, …

A New Survey Looks At Los Angeles As A Beacon Of Urban Planning (Wait, What?)

Los Angeles doesn’t tend to receive the same architectural reverence as, say, New York or Paris. But spend a little time there, and there’s plenty of historical mystique to be unpacked (just ask Moby, who started a blog on the topic). Said unpacking is exactly the goal of a new exhibit opening this …

Urban Design

How Big Data Is Rewriting Hollywood Scripts

Ever wonder why all movies seem to look the same? Yeah, there’s a reason.<p>I honestly can’t tell horror movies apart. From set and costume design to the trailers that all seem to have the same…tempo…of…HE’S RIGHT THERE, OMG!!–novelty has clearly given way to successful tropes and generic market …

Back To The Future: Why Retro-Innovation Is The Next Big Thing

How do you make the customer experience full of longing? Create exclusivity and make your product feel ephemeral.<p>Against an accelerating backdrop of datafication, a “retro-innovation” trend is emerging. New products and services are designed to connect us with the past in ways that are both …

Today on the Ranch: 4.20.13, Part 1

This morning I spent the first session of the day with Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. in a workshop entitled, “What’s Your (Color) Story?” As both a …

The Original Champions of Design: MC Kitchen Identity and Collateral

I’m loving this new project by The Original Champions of Design for MC Kitchen, a modern Italian restaurant in the Miami Design District.<p><i>MC Kitchen</i> …

One Heart Boston Letterpress Print

About Courtney<p>Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now …

Nike Kobe 8 Elite GS "Superhero"

Nike Kobe 8 Elite GS “Superhero”<p>April 20, 2013 by Brendan Dunne<p>0.00 / 5 <i>0 VOTES</i><p>Need proof that Kobe Bryant is a superhero? We’ll point to his …

Nike Kobe 8 Elite "Superhero" - Special Edition Packaging

Nike Kobe 8 Elite “Superhero” – Special Edition Packaging<p>April 18, 2013 by John Kim<p>0.00 / 5 <i>0 VOTES</i><p>With the launch of the Nike Basketball Elite 2.0 …

Why Frank Gehry Is The Perfect Architect For Facebook

Were Gehry, who’s all about expressionism, and Zuckerberg, who’s all about function, really that mismatched? A closer look at Facebook West suggests not.<p>Facebook’s future Menlo Park outpost is one step closer to reality this week, after Frank Gehry’s “toned down” design was unanimously approved by …

Infographic: 60 Seconds Of Kobe Bryant’s Salary Vs. A School Teacher’s

Every minute, Kobe Bryant makes $162.55. By comparison, a family doctor–what most of us consider a decent occupation!–makes $1.35. In that same amount of time, an elementary teacher makes $0.43 (yes, <i>forty three cents</i>). And a minimum-wage worker pulls in just over a dime–a mere $0.12.<p>For CNNMoney, …

The Unsung Product Minds Behind Facebook Home

As Facebook’s engineers worked on its new “family of apps,” another team spent three months designing a way to explain it to the world–and that, in turn, helped craft the product.<p>Facebook Home isn’t quite a phone, though it will soon be preinstalled on one. Nor is it quite an operating system, …