Marianne Brandt, design hero

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy – 2. When Laszlo Moholy-Nagy arrived at the Bauhaus in 1923, its mission was defined by the opening lines of its founding manifesto: “Architects, sculptors, painters. we must all turn to the crafts…” Moholy changed the focus from craft to industrial design and technology under a new slogan “Art and Technology: A New […]

George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Jens Risom Playboy Magazine, July 1961. For fans of Mid-Century modern design, this classic image above from Playboy, July 1961 is like the Holy Grail. Design masters & fellow peers in their prime, beautifully captured in a time that was aesthetically crisp, uncluttered and innovative. The Mad […]

Myhrvold & Swade Discuss Babbage’s Difference Engine | Beyond The Beyond

Myhrvold & Swade Discuss Babbage’s Difference Engine | Beyond The Beyond Babbage designed a machine that would calculate by steam, without the mistakes of calculations done by hand, in the 1840s. This is computer history, and is important for reflective practitioners of Electronic and Digital Media Arts & Design.

Bent by the Sun: Change Observer: Design Observer

Bent by the Sun: Change Observer: Design Observer An interesting meditation on patterns of pre-industrial production and sustainability in Japan. Here is a snippet: …The final conversation was about microclimates. Master Nishioka was describing to me how important it was to match a tree to its structural use in the building, based on where on […]

AIGA Design Archives

AIGA Design Archives

Paola Antonelli Keynote for Talk To Me exhibition

Paola Antonelli-Keynote: Talk to Me on Vimeo (via Vimeo) Previously, MOMA acquires the “@” symbol (Source: https://player.vimeo.com/)