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New Metallic Bubble Wrap: Thinner, Stronger, Better

One of the most common and beloved packing materials now comes in a metal form.<p>Bubble Wrap®—first invented as three-dimensional wallpaper, believe it …

Prismatic Sculpture by Phillip Low - The Fox Is Black

I remember first encountering prisms in my youth. There was something about the refraction of light and ability to make rainbows dance along the …

40 Years of Togo and Still Going Strong

<i>What makes a timeless classic piece of furniture? What goes into the design, the manufacturing and the distribution that equates to its value? We</i> …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Renowned architects have now created more than 100 houses in the city.<p>José Selgas and Lucía Cano explore …

Architecture

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>“I like to create environments that tantalize and excite as many of the senses as possible."<p>Natural light …

Architecture

Think twice - Binary Prints

The Unsung Industrial Design Firm Behind Street Charge: Pensa

This week New York City saw the trial launch of Street Charge, a series of tree-like structures sprouting up in public spaces. And as the name …

Product Design

Lucida Dreams Come True: Kickstart a 21st-Century Version of a 19th-Century Optical Drawing Aid

When I used to work for an artist who specialized in photorealistic portraiture, I remember watching the assistants use a projector to draft the …

DTI Logo

I wish I could live in this New York apartment. I wish I could be clean and tidy. I wish my fat labrador didn’t shed hair, that my blind husband …

A Customizable Desk System That Tames Creative Chaos

Not everyone can work from home. (I can.) Perhaps it’s the proximity of the bed to the work area or the lack of human cohabitants to crowd around the proverbial water cooler or the espresso machine. Or maybe it’s just the matter of the work desk itself.<p>Polish designer Wiktoria Lenart has conceived …

Kenya Hara Explores Our Perception of Colors - The Fox Is Black

For the last few weeks I’ve been reading Kenya Hara’s book <i>White</i>, which was published by Lars Müller Publishers back in 2007. The book is a deep, …

Bose QuietComfort 20

Today Bose gave new application to the phrase "turn on, tune in, drop out" by announcing the QuietComfort 20—a pair of snug-fitting, noise-canceling earbuds with an ultra-convenient new feature. The earbuds not only allow you to completely disconnect from your surroundings, but through "aware …

Watch: Rich Brilliant Willing Talk About Their Hands-On Design Process

The trio behind the Brooklyn-based design-and-manufacturing studio talk shop and share their approach to making.<p>Rich Brilliant Willing was formed in 2007 with the goal of uniting the oft disparate worlds of design and manufacturing from a fully equipped, Brooklyn-based studio and workshop. In the …

A new book from Gestalten looks at maps in the work of contemporary artists and illustrators. http://www.artlog.com/2013/871-buy-a-guide-to-modern-mapmaking

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Customizable Multifunctional Bookshelf: Fusillo

Fusillo isn’t your ordinary wall shelf. In fact, it’s more than just a shelf, it’s a coatrack, a bike rack, and bookends, too.<p>Handmade in Italy and …

Watch: A Tilt-Shift, Time-Lapse View Of Melbourne

Hoping to explore–and expose–a new side of his native Australia through a camera lens, photographer Nathan Kaso set out with his Canon 5D Mark II to make Miniature Melbourne; the result combines the twee appeal of tilt-shift with the ants-marching effect of time-lapse.<p>The whole project was a …

Stellar: Richard Wright Paints 47,000 Stars On The Rijksmuseum’s Ceiling

In the midst of the thoroughgoing and decade-spanning renovation that has transformed Amsterdam’s recently reopened Rijksmuseum, one notable masterpiece remains in its original spot: Rembrandt’s <i>Night Watch</i> still has pride of place at the center of architect Pierre Cuypers’ 1885 magnum opus. Now, …

Articles about highlights frieze art fair new york on Dwell.com - Dwell

Fact #1: New Yorkers are more allergic to bridges and tunnels than plants and trees.<p>The Frieze Art Fair made quite the first impression last spring when it hopped the pond for its inaugural New York exhibition.<p>"Most architecture in any age is crap, and today’s crap isn’t as bad as yesterday’s." …

New York City

Moving My Personal Site to Squarespace

I’ll admit it, I love WordPress. That’s what we use here on Design Milk and that’s what I’ve been using for the past seven years. So when I finally …

Kickstarting: A $30 Optical Tool For Drawing With Camera-Like Accuracy

The NeoLucida, a simple optical drawing tool, is set to disrupt the way artists work.<p>It’s a widely held belief that the Old Masters were exactly that: masters, such as da Vinci and Vermeer, who painted in flawlessly precise freehand. There <i>are</i> savants with steady hands, no question. But there are …

FOOD and Drink

May 12, 2013 • New York • Linda Yablonsky on the Frieze Art Fair<p>Left: Dealers Lawrence Luhring and Roland Augustine. Right: FOOD chefs-for-a-day, …

Creatively Defaced Streetscapes

As we saw in "Creatively Defaced Textbooks," it's easy enough to create drawings in a book that you take home with you, or hide behind the back of …

united visual artists: vanishing point

‘vanishing point’ by united visual artistsRGB laser, black voile, codeW6m x H3m x D15 mimage © united visual artists<p><b>united visual artists – vanishing</b> …

Art

Above and Below with Gordon Matta-Clark | Artinfo

<b>“Above and Below”</b> is an exhibition of late works by <b>Gordon Matta-Clark</b>. Curator Jessamyn Fiore, who co-directs the artist’s estate with her mother, …

Vision: Vertigo - Film Comment

<i>Descending Steps for Batan</i> <i></i>and <i>Conical Intersect</i><p>To describe the art Gordon Matta-Clark made in the last few years of his life as “late work” is not …