Future of Design: Ideas Shared Via Twitter
HOK's New York office is a place that works because it effectively uses its design, and particularly its art collection, to encourage desired conversations. More
The Ten College Campuses with the Best Architecture
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Some universities have long shown off their innovative thinking by mixing classic collegiate styles with modernist icons — think Harvard, Yale or MIT. Some seem only grudgingly to allow contemporary architecture within eyeshot of their traditional quads. Yet others, like the University of Virginia, wouldn't change a thing. More
Martyn Lawrence Bullard's Seaside Enhancement
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Sprawling over 40,000 square feet, this sybaritic getaway in the resort enclave of Punta Mita, Mexico, has more in common with a boutique hotel than your run-of-the-mill supersize vacation home. Fourteen guest rooms, three swimming pools, a spa, basketball and tennis courts, a state-of-the-art gym — everything here is at your service and very much built for pleasure. More
Brandice Henderson: Harlem's Fashion Row
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Harlem, N.Y., is no stranger to a movement — and Harlem's Fashion Row is as significant and stylish as they come, thanks to its passionate founder/CEO, Brandice Henderson. Henderson is a force. Her vision — to provide a platform for minority fashion designers so they can build successful and long-lasting careers. More
Franken-Fashion: Fall's Hybrid Pieces
Looking at the fall shows, it's clear that fashion has jumped on the hybrid bandwagon lately — talking about ingenious new ways to combine two seemingly opposing looks into one. More
On Point: Kehinde Wiley Merges Footwear and Fashion
African-American painter Kehinde Wiley had 15 solo exhibitions in galleries and museums around the globe between 2003 and 2008, while setting up working studios in New York, Beijing and Dakar, Senegal. His paintings have been amassed by museums and have seeped into the private collections of Elton John and Denzel Washington, making the 32-year-old one of the most in-demand contemporary visual artists today. More
5 Easy Ways to Extend Your Summer Wardrobe into Fall
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Modern Family star, Sofia Vergara shows all it takes are a few key pieces to turn summer staples into fall's big news. More
Graphic Content | Typonine
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Type specimen books are the plumbing-parts catalogs of graphic design. They show graphic designers the ways in which different sizes and weights of letters sit together as typeset words, and how they showcase typographic form and style. A specimen book enables a designer to visualize the mix and match new and old typefaces. Although digital type foundries now sell their fonts online, most still issue the occasional specimen books and booklets, as a nod to tradition. More
Spike Lee's 'She's Gotta Have It' Turns 25
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On the hot night of Aug. 8, 1986, a line of young black people wrapped around the corner of New York City's Cinema Studio 1, eager to catch Spike Lee's much-buzzed-about debut feature film, "She's Gotta Have It." Eighty-five hot and sexy minutes later they weren't disappointed with Lee's cinematic achievement. More
Keeping the Sound In
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Designers regularly are asked to create spaces for confidential conversations to take place. A new publication from the National Research Council of Canada offers insight on how to design a space that locks in sound and frustrates eavesdroppers. More
Almost Genius: A Toilet and Sink That Disappear From View
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Rapsel's One line includes a sink, shower and toilet disguised behind sleek wooden slats. Step into the bathroom and the slats resemble shelves and benches in a swanky little sauna. It's only when you lift them that their true function is revealed. More
Design Faculty Positions at Northwestern University
1. Chair, Segal Design Institute
We seek an internationally recognized scholar who brings strong vision and leadership to the Segal Design Institute. The successful candidate will join a department within the McCormick School of Engineering as a tenured member of the faculty. Segal is a unit within McCormick that links all of the design activities at Northwestern and provides strong connections to the rich design community in the Chicago area. Segal offers a wide range of courses as well as certificate and degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We expect the candidate to play an active role in growing Segal, especially from the standpoint of doctoral level research. Applicants are asked to electronically submit vita, teaching experience, vision and contact information for three references at http://segal.northwestern.edu/hiring.
2. Clinical Professor in Design and/or Engineering Education
We seek a nontenure track professor who will teach engineering design, support educational enhancements, and perform some supervisory roles. A successful candidate will have a Ph.D in engineering and will have strong skills and interest in design engineering and engineering education. The candidate will mentor and support student design teams, teach hands-on design courses and participate in research on engineering education and support imaginative enhancements of educational efforts by faculty across the engineering school.
For more information about these design faculty positions, visit: http://segal.northwestern.edu/hiring. Applications should be submitted by Dec. 31 for full consideration. Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and individuals in underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in United States.
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: