ANIMATION : ARCHITECTURE : INDUSTRIAL : NEW MEDIA
The Organization of Black Designers Presents
The Organization of Black Designers (OBD) is pleased to announce
which will be held at the
Hyatt Regency Hotel in
October 25-28, 2012
DesigNation8: DesignPower! will bring together some of the world's top designers to explore how the power of design impacts and influences the local, national and global economies and national and global cultures. And to showcase and share their work. This is our 8th international design conference.
The conference attracts established and emerging designers, educators and students. With members and affiliates nationally and internationally, DesigNation8: DesignPower! reflects the mission of OBD of inclusion and diversity.
DesigNation® is the largest gathering of designers of color in the world and the first multidisciplinary design conference in the world!
Workshops : Lectures : Design Studio Tours : Job Fair Portfolio Reviews : Recruiting
Early Bird Registration $195
(limited time only)
To Register: www.obd.org
For more information: 202-489-4822 / 202-659-3918
Sponsors: Procter & Gamble, GM, Nike, Herman Miller, Steelcase, BET,
Haworth, Adobe, Ford, Chrysler
ORGANIZATION OF BLACK DESIGNERS Announces: DesignTALK Radio
David Rice, chairman of the Organization of Black Designers has created a new radio show that has him interviewing some of the most creative design professionals from all around the world.
FASHION. GRAPHICS. ADVERTISING. DIGITAL. ANIMATION. INTERIOR. PRODUCT. ARCHITECTURAL. DESIGN ENTREPRENEURS.
"This show is truly giving a "voice" to diversity in design and related creative professions by featuring a spectrum of guests representing diverse design disciplines. Especially designers of color, who are far too under represented in the traditional design media" — Keir Worthy, OBD Communications Director.
DesignTALK broadcasts directly to 1.5 million people and thousands more around the world LIVE via simulcast on the Internet.
Great interviews. Great insights into the best creative minds in design and design business today.
WWSU 106.9 FM
Saturday Mornings from 9-11 AM EST
You can get it LIVE on the Internet as well. And we are LIVE!
This is a LIVE broadcast from a real radio studio — not blog talk radio. It is also available LIVE on the Internet at http://listen.to/WWSU.
For sponsorship inquiries, please call: 202-489-4822.
Venus Williams Scores Win as Interior Design Entrepreneur
McClatchy News Service via Canada.com Share
Creating interest is something Venus Williams has not had to worry about. Tennis fans have been hooked for years. She turned pro in 1994, has held the world No. 1 ranking and won 21 grand slam titles in her career. So, when Williams launched Jupiter, Florida,based V*Starr Interiors in 2002, her on-court celebrity drove instant name brand recognition to the company. More
Popular Painter Thomas Kinkade Dies in California
The Associated Press via Google News Share
Artist Thomas Kinkade once said that he had something in common with Walt Disney and Norman Rockwell: He wanted to make people happy. And he won success with brushwork paintings that focused on idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches — highly popular works that became big sellers for dealers across the United States. The self-described "Painter of Light," who died April 6 at age 54, produced sentimental scenes of country gardens and pastoral landscapes in dewy morning light that were beloved by many but criticized by the art establishment. More
A Faceted Light With a Surprise
The New York Times Share
Maxhedron, the latest light fixture by Bec Brittain, a Brooklyn, N.Y., designer, appears to change states when you flip the switch. "I became interested in the idea of a one-way mirror, and the light grew out of that," Brittain said. "It's not a high-tech material, and we're all familiar with the idea of it, but it's really magical the way light can transform it." More
Mountain High — At Home with Giorgio Armani
Architectural Digest Share
Architecturally speaking, the Engadine Valley in southeast Switzerland pushes few envelopes. Best known for the posh resort of Saint Moritz, this dramatic 60-mile-long stretch between jagged mountains is dotted with traditional stone houses whose parchment-color exteriors have been embellished with folkloric sgraffito, decoration made by scratching the plaster walls with iron nails. Characteristic, too, are small windows whose size keeps the alpine chill at bay while their deeply angled recesses funnel precious light indoors. More
SLIDESHOW: theGrio's Top 20 Black Fashion Icons
In a special feature, TIME magazine listed their 100 greatest fashion icons. The list included people from the world of fashion, designated into categories of muses, designers and photographers. "We picked the 100 most influential fashion icons since 1923, the beginning of TIME ... magazine," the publication's site read. Their collection included seven people of African descent: Naomi Campbell, Iman, Beverly Johnson, Josephine Baker, Michael Jackson, Michelle Obama and Robin Givhan. More
All-TIME 100 Fashion Icons (TIME)
Vogue Festival 2012 — UK
Don't miss your chance to attend the Vogue Festival 2012 – a unique event where you can see and hear some of the biggest names in the fashion industry, including international designers, models, photographers, broadcasters and journalists. The festival, held in association with Vertu, takes place April 20-21, with individual tickets available for both morning and afternoon sessions More
Luxury Goods: Style Rises in the East
Financial Times Share
In the 1953 romantic comedy "Roman Holiday", Gregory Peck established himself as one of the better dressed men in film history. Ten days ago in the Chinese capital, he came alive again. On a big screen in the ballroom of the Beijing Hotel, Peck slowly walked towards the audience, hands in pockets. Suddenly the screen went dark — and, where the actor had been showing off his suit, a young Chinese model appeared, striding down the catwalk in a white cashmere coat with wolf fur collar. More
'Herb Ritts: LA Style' at Getty with Fashion, Celeb Photographs
Los Angeles Times Share
Madonna, supermodels, hard bodies, strong women and vulnerable men. It’s hard to think about the 1980s and 1990s without thinking of photographer Herb Ritts. And it's hard to think of Ritts without thinking of L.A., which is why the title of the retrospective of his work that opened recently at the J. Paul Getty Museum, "Herb Ritts: L.A. Style," is fitting. Despite (or perhaps because) he was largely self-taught, and worked in Los Angeles, Ritts, who died of AIDS complications in 2002, was able to develop a distinctive style that bridged the gap between art and commerce. More
Report: Pinterest is 3rd Most-Visited Social Site
Think back six months. You probably never had heard of a little website called Pinterest. Now it's the third most-visited social-networking site in the United States, according to a report released by Experian Marketing Services, a digital marketing firm. Pinterest, which lets its users "pin" photos and info from the Internet onto virtual boards, ranks behind only Facebook and Twitter in terms of total visitors, according to the analysis, titled "The 2012 Digital Marketer: Benchmark and Trend Report." More
Google Creates a Spectacle with Project
The Associated Press via The Wall Street Journal Share
If you think texting while walking is dangerous, just wait until everyone starts wearing Google's futuristic, Internet-connected glasses. Directions to your destination appear literally before your eyes. You can talk to friends over video chat, take a photo or even buy a few things online as you walk around. These glasses can do anything a smartphone or tablet computer does now —and then some. More
i Watch2 a Mind Blowing Concept
Made By Tech Share
In 2010, ADR Studio designed Apple iWatch concept and shared its photos and the idea has not any further development but now after two years they have posted photos of Apple iWatch2 concept with some features descriptions, whereas no original iWatch was launched in market by Apple. More
Car of the Future Has Wings — and $279,000 Price Tag
Anyone who has ever had to deal with New York traffic will likely drool over the unusual offering making its debut at the city's annual auto show. The Terrafugia Transition isn’t your typical automotive entry, something immediately obvious even with its wings neatly folded up. With the completion of its maiden flight last month, and a sign-off by both federal air and automotive regulators, the Transition is set to deliver on a dream that has haunted dreamers since the days of Henry Ford. More
OBD/DesigNation has launched DesignSpeak, an international speakers bureau featuring a broad diversity of designers, design educators, design managers and design theorists.
Speakers cover a range of design disciplines, including, architecture, interior, graphic, product and apparel design.
Topics range from innovations in animation to new design modalities, and emerging design infrastructures, to design entrepreneurism and critical directions in design education.
"DesignSpeak has reached out to a highly diverse, international pool of talent", says OBD/DesigNation chairman, David Rice. "Special effort has been made to include designers of color from around the globe — speakers who traditionally have not had a readily available forum to express their views and philosophies or to expose the products of their practice. We are especially interested in designers from the world's emerging economies."
For booking information and to register as a possible lecturer, please contact: