Welcome to the Spark 2009 Competition, Designers! The SparkAwards are the new competition created to promote great design and designers and encourage people to explore their creativity. Sparks invites everyone to participate–designers, art directors, architects, design firms, manufacturers, institutions, ad agencies, students and non-professionals may enter. Call For Entry begins February 1, 2009.
From the creator of Helvetica the Movie, Gary Hustwit, comes a new documentary. Above: sidewalk + snow + stereo in nyc = a production still Objectified is a feature-length documentary about our relationship to manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. It’s a look at the creativity at work behind everything from […]
Mar 29 2009. A live 5-day blogathon in Los Angeles with back-to-back discussions, interviews, panels, slideshows, films and parties designed to push the architecture and landscape conversation from virtual to reality. An opportunity to reflect on how blogs participate, redefine and sometimes even lead the architectural conversations that are happening today on the street, in […]
Looking back. Special edition Pantone Flight Stool designed for the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City, 2005. Timeless sculptured plywood furniture. Designer: Barber Osgerby Producer: Isokon Plus
Bruce Nessbaum’s take on why TED may be better than Davos for socio-economic mess: too big of a disjuncture between problem and solution people. via BusinessWeek
Zara Arshad is gathering designers and creative types to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by creating a heap of ace mini placards [zara-arshad.com/60years]. The official site: un.org A snapshot of submissions to date are on zara’s flickr account.
Designers are invited to explore the concept of “Greener Gadgets.” Designs should seek to minimize the environmental impact of consumer electronic devices at any stage in the product lifecycle. Areas of sustainability to consider include energy, materials/lifecycle/recycling, social impact, and educational development. Designers can focus on a particular area of human enterprise (learning, playing, communicating, […]
Braun launched the 17th edition of the BraunPrize. This internationally recognised design competition is open to young industrial designers who are still studying or who have graduated within the last two years. International Competition to Promote Young Designers When it was established in 1968, the Braun- Prize was Germany’s first international competition to promote the […]
Every year, Cooper-Hewitt gives out design awards chosen by a jury of distinguished design gurus— but do you agree with the experts? First place: Zon hearing aid Second place: Design Observer Third place: Bennington Bookmarks. There are 276 listed winners!
Extended deadline: November 7, 2008. Architects. Designers. Interiors. Fashion. Graphics. International Design Awards Call to Entry