Five paintings allegedly by Adolf Hitler to be auctioned in Nuremberg

The sale of the artworks has sparked outrage with one landscape attributed to the Nazi leader expected to fetch at least €45,000Five paintings allegedly by Adolf Hitler will be auctioned off on Saturday in the German city of Nuremberg, sparking anger that the Nazi memorabilia market is alive and well.The city’s mayor, Ulrich Maly, has condemned the upcoming sale as being “in bad taste,” speaking to Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Europe, Germany, Austria, Nazi, Nuremberg, Adolf Hitler, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Ulrich Maly

What if Apple made hi-end Siri-enabled smart headphones?

Probably the only thing missing from Apple’s product roster is a pair of over-the-ear headphones. Apple has already developed and seen a fair share of success in the Airpods, and the Homepod (although the Homepod’s acceptance has been slightly underwhelming). The two products are immaculately engineered, and feature Apple’s very own Voice AI, Siri. The Airpods work with the iPhone, while the Homepod works independently, like all smart speakers. There is, however, a puzzle piece missing. The Ai...
Tags: Apple, Music, Design, Audio, Siri, Headphones, Popular, Product Design, Portable Audio, Airpod, HomePod, CURVED/labs, Studiopod

Daily Design Inspiration

Daily Design Inspiration AoiroStudioFeb 09, 2019 The unfamous Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. Where you'll find the most interesting designs/artworks/concepts curated by one of us to utterly inspire your day. Besides that, it's an opportunity to feature work from other designers, artists, and creators in general that we haven't had the chance to write or featured. For this Daily we are selecting in graphic design, branding, ...
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Anker USB-C Power Strip has 2 Outlets, 2 USB-A,...

Anker USB-C Power Strip has 2 Outlets, 2 USB-A, and 1 USB-C. It's a 4" power puck perfect for our couch, especially since the USB-C allows for super charging my iPhone (~1%/min!), also great for travel. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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ODLO Spring/Summer '19 Women's Activewear...

ODLO Spring/Summer '19 Women's Activewear Collection – By Zaha Hadid Design. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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Powerful Tools That Will Help You In Your Daily Projects

Present day, choosing the most powerful web tools is an art in itself. There are so many options that look very similar and are extremely hard to differentiate without spending money and time to test them. The best web design tools out there help you work smarter rather than harder and achieve the desired result within a shorter period of time. We bet that you’re after such tools. However, you probably don’t feel like trying and testing all the solutions available on the web to determine the bes...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Apps, Tools, Design, News, Web, Paypal, Software, Bootstrap, Darwin, Product Design, Don, NDA, Otto Group, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART

Netflix’s Sendup Of The Art World Is A Blast At Elites

Phil Kennicott: “This is a perfect film for the age of Donald Trump, a revenge fantasy perpetrated against elites, who are caricatured as venal, corrupt and beyond redemption. And despite a few attempts on the director’s part to distinguish authentic art from his parody of art as a vast con game, the film ends on a profoundly anti-art note.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Netflix, Donald Trump, Visual, Phil Kennicott, 02.08.19

Dieter Rams's "10 Principles of Good Design"

Legendary designer Dieter Rams lays out the ten principles underlying his approach to "good design." A scene from "Rams", Gary Hustwit's new documentary about legendary designer Dieter Rams, with original music by Brian Eno. Motion graphics by Trollback & Co.
Tags: Art, Video, Design, News, Designers, Industrial Design, Documentaries, Brian Eno, Dieter Rams, Gary Hustwit

The QuadraOpus is any sort of furniture you want it to be

The bachelor in me has nothing but appreciation for the QuadraOpus. Designed for small apartments with not enough space for a lot of furniture, the Quadraopus can be anything you need, from a shelf, to a table, to even a bench with or without armrests. In fact, the name QuadraOpus comes from the four basic needs the product aims at fulfilling… Shoe-rack, Storage, Seating, and Table.The QuadraOpus by Anupria Singh, an industrial design student from India, form building blocks of domestic furnitur...
Tags: Home, Design, Living, India, Modular, Product Design, Sal, Auroville, Anupria Singh, QuadraOpus

Walmart's tiny home on wheels is embarking on a tour around the country

While Walmart may not be exactly synonymous with sophisticated home design now, that could all change if Allswell has anything to do with it. Walmart-owned Allswell is a bedding and mattress company that is using a stunning tiny home, designed by the creative team from Modern Tiny Living, to showcase its quality mattresses. Setting off across the country on February 8, the gorgeous tiny home on wheels will make its way from NYC to Seattle, stopping at various sleep-deprived cities along the way...
Tags: Design, NYC, Walmart, Architecture, Gallery, Seattle, Tiny Homes, Tiny House, Tiny Home, Union Square, Tiny Homes on Wheels, Tiny Home Living, Modern Tiny Living, Allswell, Allswell Tiny Home, Allswell Tiny Home Tour

The Modern’s Monkey 47 Table-Side Gibson

One of the best cocktails in the city, prepared at your table New York City has no shortage of theatrical cocktail venues or bartenders with a penchant for performance. And, of course, there are so many signature drinks around the globe that come ablaze or garnished with their own garden for pure spectacle. That’s not what The Modern‘s Monkey 47 Gibson represents. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. …
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Level up! @dinethegap #bestgroup #meetup #community #photooftheday #instagram #instagood

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Actor Albert Finney, 82

Finney became the face of British cinema’s international explosion after being cast in the title role of Tom Jones, directed by The Entertainer’s Tony Richardson. Tom Jones, with its bawdy humour and rollicking atmosphere, was a sizeable hit in the US, and won four Oscars (including best picture); Finney received the first of his four best actor nominations, but lost to Sidney Poitier for Lilies of the Field. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, US, People, Tom Jones, Sidney Poitier, Albert Finney, Finney, 02.08.19, Tony Richardson Tom Jones

Pop Music Used To Be All About The Album. Now, That Model Has Been Blown Up

“While it does take longer for artists to get to their first album, once they are there, everything accelerates. Suddenly they reach a level that might have previously been reached by album two or three. Are they rising fast to then decline just as fast? Only time will tell.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, 02.07.19

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez releases Green New Deal resolution

On February 7, House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) released an official resolution for the highly debated “Green New Deal.” The resolution provides further information on the broad goals of the original proposal, however it remains abstract and nonbinding — and that is only if the House votes to approve it. The resolution delivers a more tangible framework upon which Ocasio-Cortez and her team plan to push for co-sponsors and move the resolution to the House and Senate floors...
Tags: Design, Senate, European Union, House, Npr, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Yvette Clarke, Danielle Kurtzleben, Jesse Jenkins, Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal, Edward Markey D MA, Brendan Boyle Pa Joaquin Castro

These Award-Winning Botanical Photos Belong in Alice in Wonderland 

Some photographers like to capture people; others like to capture the stories of the botanical world, from our backyards to our gardens and wildlands. That’s the premise behind the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew’s International Garden Photographer of the Year Award, whose winners were announced Friday.Read more...
Tags: Art, Photography, Science, Plants, Alice, Royal Botanic Gardens, Flora Fauna, Kew 's International Garden

Hollywood’s History Of Blackface

Most Americans today are so removed from the heyday of blackface, when an entertainer like Al Jolson could cement their iconic status with it, that, like the Confederate flag, it is embraced by some as a triumphant act of transgressive rebellion and/or willful ignorance, a thumb in the eye of the politically correct. – The Daily Beast
Tags: Art, Hollywood, Issues, Al Jolson, 02.08.19

Crocheted Skeleton

Realistic anatomically correct human skeleton with removable internal organs. “Lab Skeleton” hand-crocheted by talented Canadian artist Shanell Papp. Also check out: NEON Glass Skeleton
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Design Job: Hit the Ground Running this Year! Prime Studio is Seeking a Freelance Industrial Designer in New York, NY

We’re starting the year with a bang and currently have opportunities for mid-level (3+ years experience) freelance industrial designers to come work with our team in our studio. We're lucky to work with such respected brands and companies as Harry's, Henkel, Goby, Oneida, Helmm, Roam and Field Company and you View the full design job here
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A Variety of Marble-Topped Baker's Tables: Ugly, Attractive and Mysterious

I've been looking at marble-topped baking tables out of general curiosity, and am surprised at how dowdy the aesthetics are: This one went for a modern look and came out rather awful: I did, however, find these handsome Lostine Marble Prep Tables, carried by American Street Showroom: Lacking storage drawers, they're not as functional as the others, but look a damn sight better. If they could incorporate storage without ruining the aesthetic I'd call these perfect.Spe...
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A Rolling Carry-On Designed to be Used Like a Dresser

Most of the newfangled luggage designs we've seen lately focus on the UX during transit: How does it perform on-the-go? But little design attention is paid to how we interact with suitcases once we're at the destination. When I'm staying in a hotel, I usually use my rolling carry-on like an inconveniently-deep box, leaving it open and dressing out of it. This is less than ideal, but unpacking my suitcase into the hotel's drawers seems somehow weird.The Carry-On Closet 2.0 is a suitcase designed ...
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Bookseller Has Emergency Surgery, And His Competitors Get Together To Keep His Store Open

Seth Marko, co-owner of the Book Catapult in San Diego, came home from a winter convention with chest pains and went straight to the hospital; his wife/co-owner had to help with his recovery, and the only full-time staffer came home from the same convention with bird flu. So the owners of four other San Diego bookstores (plus a bookseller couple from Los Angeles) pitched in to staff the Catapult rather than allowing it to close. — Publishers Weekly
Tags: Art, Los Angeles, San Diego, Words, 02.07.19, Seth Marko

Sleepformer Branding

Sleepformer Branding AoiroStudioFeb 08, 2019 We’ve talked about how great concepts with the right branding can work really well together. It’s all part of the image you are projecting to your users and what is the reflection of your goals vs what is the purpose of your brand. There’s many great products out there but there are unlikely known because of the poor branding. That is not the case of the work of Mike Voropaev who is a graphic designer based in Brn...
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Modern Barn Living: Check Out This House in Sweden

Modern Barn Living: Check Out This House in Sweden GisMullrFeb 08, 2019 If you like the concept of living in a modern barn you will like this house in Sweden. The KD house, a project by GWSK Arkitekter , was built using prefabricated concrete elements and is inspiring. Open plan, high ceilings with barn roof shape and lots of natural light are some of the elements that give this place an extra charm. Beautiful and modern sliding barn doors add an unique feel...
Tags: Design, Sweden, House, Holiday House, GWSK Arkitekter

Use Your Creativity For… Evil?

Laypersons and academics alike have largely viewed creativity as a positive force, a notion challenged by the philosopher and educator Robert McLaren of California State University, Fullerton in 1993. McLaren proposed that creativity had a dark side, and that viewing it without a social or moral lens would lead to limited understanding. As time went on,  newer concepts – negative and malevolent creativity – included conceiving original ways to cheat on tests or doing purposeful harm to others,...
Tags: Art, Ideas, Mclaren, California State University Fullerton, Robert McLaren, 02.07.19

Fast food industry under pressure to decrease its global footprint stat

Fast food is one of the most popular conveniences of modern society, but it comes at a huge risk to the environment. Amid growing concerns of agriculture and water risks, a group of global investors are putting pressure on the fast food industry to come up with a sustainable model to lower their footprint on the environment. The investors, who manage a combined $6.5 trillion, issued letters to six of the largest fast food chains in the United States. The letters asked the companies to explain t...
Tags: Design, United States, Kfc, Wendy, Interfaith Center, ICCR, Coller Capital, Jeremy Coller

Tracey Emin on Her Deeply Personal Work

Once stricken by poverty, abandonment and other traumas, acclaimed artist Tracey Emin turned to art as a lifeline and an expression of herself. In doing so, she also broadened common conceptions of art—what it is, what it can be, and who can make it. “I feel physically ill if I don’t make work, I don’t create,” she explains of her process, detailing the intrinsic connection …
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Professor of Art (Illustration & Drawing) (Full-time, Tenure-track)

Teach classes covering contemporary theories, methods, and applications in creativity, design, production, and portfolio development, including Illustration, Dynamic Sketching, Visual Development, Contemporary Illustration and basic drawing classes. Professor of Art (Illustration & Drawing) (Full-time, Tenure-track)Mt. San Antonio CollegeTerm:10 months/yearSalary:Initial placement, $67,622 – $100,919 annuallyApplication Procedure: First Review of Applications: Complete application packe...
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Watch Visibility Studio's "Owning and Maintaining Your Design Identity" Talk From the 2018 Core77 Conference

Missed the 2018 Core77 Conference, "Now What? Launching and Growing Your Creative Business?" No worries! We're rolling out videos of the morning speakers over the next week to fill you in. Here, Joseph Guerra and Sina Sohrab, partners at Visibility Studio, talk through their approach to running a creative business, while maintaining a qualitative design process. Balancing client relationships with creative control, they share stories of the projects that taught them to how build a generalist app...
Tags: Design, Conferences, Carly Ayres, Core77 Conference, Joseph Guerra, Pedro Sanches, Sina Sohrab

Marker Rendering Tutorial: How to Render Wood

It's rare that I see someone hand-render wood so accurately that I could tell which way to handplane it, if it were a real board. Here industrial designer Eric Strebel does just that, using basic observation and the drawing skills that come with practice."Many times as a designers we have to render materials that are foreign to us, even though we use and see them every day," Strebel writes. "Wood is a great example of that. There are so many species with varied textures, grains and finishes avai...
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