Music: Jamming On A Thursday
Toro Y Moi – 現 A 実 S は I 何 A も B あ O り I ま Z せ Z ん
Why wait until Friday to make your hips roll when Thursday is right here. Crafted during Toro Y Moi’s last Asia Tour, Chaz Bundwick taps into ‘70s and ‘80s Japan. Delve into Toro Y Moi’s ever-expanding palette with this nostalgic mix. I'm jamming and I haven't even left the office yet.
Music: Jamming On A Thursday
Art Direction: Beaded Beauties
I so in love with the art direction for Klaylife campaign. This month Klaylife launched an inspired collaboration with Melbourne stylist Jacqui Moore called Klaylife X Moore Concepts. Klaylife creates a stunning range of handcrafted clay bead chandeliers, all made by hand in South Africa. For the Klaylife X Moore Concepts collaboration, Jacqui has injected blush and teal into the range, as well as offering a range of new pendant shapes that can be hung singly or as a cluster of three, five or more.
Let Me Introduce You To: Yo-Yo Lin
In the words of one of her artistic influences street artist Swoon, she desires to make people think "the world is a lot stranger [...] than you imagined five minutes ago." Whether that be making experimental animation or projecting on alternative surfaces, Yo-Yo reminds the world to find strength in dwelling in the realm of infinite possibility. I came across her work in a review of Monkey Town, downtown Los Angeles' new cinema and dining experience installation.
Food: Cinema and Dining Experience
The audience sits inside a giant 27-foot cube, watching a two-hour multi-screen video art program, dining on 4- or 5-course menus by Chef Nick Montgomery.
Let Me Introduce You To: Willian Santiago
I came across his work on another website and I was immediately drawn into his bold, textured portraits in his Kalemba series. The Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator richly applies bold colors and captures texture of plant life.
Pattern: Dance Floor Installation
Architect Jean Verville has created Dance Floor, an installation of 5,000 gold painted footprints for The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Canada. The paving is reminiscent of classical hammered gold mosaics, a nod to the museum’s current exhibition Pompeii, but with a contemporary slant. At first glance it appears as an abstract motif, but on closer inspection the footprints have a fun interactive element. It’s a simple idea with alluring effects.
Career: The Future of Design (and how to prepare for it)
The age-old standard of working your way up the ladder at a single company for the duration of your life has been disrupted by career professionals blending skills that were once thought to be mutually exclusive — like design and computer programming — to make entirely new hybrid careers in anticipation of the market needs of tomorrow.
Career: Invite Yourself To The Table
Have you ever had an idea that you wanted to be involved in and execute, but it never quite happened for you? For Tillman, Design Director for Society of Grownups, this was not only true for her, but at times it felt like the defining sentiment of her career. While we live in a world of interconnection, it’s still so easy to feel like we’re not making the impact that we’d like, or that we’re not taking advantage of all of our opportunities. But instead of asking for permission or waiting for opportunities to magically unfold before us Kristy challenges us to make our own opportunities. How? By inviting yourself to the table.
Books: Transatlantic Bookshelf
Founded in 2009, DesignStudio was set up by Paul Stafford and Ben Wright. With offices in both London and San Francisco this is run down of their transatlantic bookshelf with their favorite books.
Fashion: Sound Waves
The latest collection by Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen concerns itself thematically with cymatics, the study of visualising sound waves, making use of such evolving, oscillating patterns as motifs and structural forms throughout the garments. Geometry and symmetry feature heavily, liberally recalling the forms of fossils, crystals, waves and water.
Quote: Uzo Aduba
Listening to one of my many favorite podcasts, actress @uzoaduba dishes out some serious knowledge about staying focused. As a former sprinter in college her track coach would say to her -"Stay in your lane. When you turn your head to the left or to the right to see what is going on beside you, you take a tenth of a second off your time. Don't give them your race, because in sprints a tenth of a second is the difference between first and last." - instagram: @rradishstudio
Quote: Tracee Ellis Ross
She further says in an interview that this favorite quote of hers - "This (quote) captures exactly where I am right now: yes, I have goals but I want to be gentle with myself and figure out practical steps--keeping an eye on where I want to go, yet still honoring where I'm at." - instagram: @rradishstudio
Technology: Project Ara Is Coming
Project Ara is a new modular computing platform, allowing devices to be customized for style and function. Imagine the possibilities.Read More
Kaytranada Vs The Dancing Robot
Right on the heels of the album’s release, Kaytranada shows off some of his own choreography as he teaches a newly created robot how to dance to his grooving “Lite Spots.”Read More
Sneakers: Superstar Suedes
This is the way I like my Superstar Suedes - clean gray, white tones and the upper decked out in premium suede. The classic colorways rounds out with a contrasting Shell toe, Three Stripes branding, sole and heel tab.Read More
Sneakers: A Very Spezial Primeknit
Officially dubbed the Very Spezial Primeknit and this is cleanest silhouette from The Spezial Three Stripes Adidas collection. Can we first take a moment and admire the cool dual-colored knit constructed on the shoe? And then the classic gum rubber sole? I can't wait to get my hands on these.Read More
Design: How to compete with tropical modernism?
Pedro Paulo Venzon totally nails the delicate balance between paying homage to the legacy of his forebears, and developing an aesthetic that's new, cool, and relevant to the international contemporary scene.Read More
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Design: The Harvard Library That Protects The World's Rarest Colors
Rewind to a few centuries ago and finding that one specific color might have meant trekking to a single mineral deposit in remote Afghanistan—as was the case with lapis lazuli, a rock prized for its brilliant blue hue, which made it more valuable than gold in medieval times.Read More
Business: 11 Easy Content Marketing Ideas
Just a few ideas - Make a List of Influencers to Follow, Answer Questions About Your Industry, Profile Your Team...Read More