Spoon & Tamago

japanese #art, #design and #culture
21 Sep. 2023 - 22:18 UTC
Ever wondered what your home might look like if it were custom-designed to cater to the tastes of your beloved feline companions? Well,  the architect Tan Yamanouchi of AWGL has designed [...]
19 Sep. 2023 - 14:58 UTC
all images courtesy the artist On the spectrum of artistic materials, pixel art and ceramics seemingly couldn’t be further apart. On one end you have one of mankind’s oldest forms of [...]
14 Sep. 2023 - 13:10 UTC
photos by Masashi Mizowaki and Takaharu Yagi Spending the night in jail is usually not a good thing. Unless of course you’re staying in Japan’s Nara Prison, a historic red-brick structure built [...]
12 Sep. 2023 - 21:03 UTC
It’s hard to overstate the cataclysmic impact that the Meiji Restoration had on Japan. The Meiji period, defined as the period between 1868 and 1912, followed what was nearly 300 years of [...]
10 Sep. 2023 - 15:38 UTC
photos by Tomooki Kengaki courtesy Keiji Ashizawa Architects Trunk Hotel Yoyogi Park is a new boutique hotel located in Tokyo’s quiet Tomigaya neighborhood that just opened this month. Designed [...]
5 Sep. 2023 - 11:28 UTC
A new museum will open on the art island of Naoshima in 2025. Although the official name has yet to be announced, the structure will be designed by architect Tadao Ando and will mark his 10th museum [...]
4 Sep. 2023 - 15:36 UTC
Photo: Madoka Nishiyama courtesy KIAC This might very well be the coworking space of our dreams. The Kinosaki International Art Center (KIAC) is a multipurpose community center located in Kinosaki [...]
3 Sep. 2023 - 17:31 UTC
All images © Iwami Ginzan Library Situated in Omori-cho, Ota City, Shimane Prefecture, the Iwami Ginzan Town Library Cafe and Co-working Space offers a unique fusion of a relaxed library atmosphere [...]
31 Aug. 2023 - 15:18 UTC
Designed by Nara-based design studio A4, tumi-isi (積み石; ‘stacking stones’ in Japanese) are a set of 5 blocks individually hand bevelled into asymmetrical shapes by local artisans. [...]
30 Aug. 2023 - 2:16 UTC
The quaint village of Fujimi is located near the border of Nagano and Yamanashi Prefectures. Time tends to pass a bit more slowly here where rice paddies overlook the Southern Alps, Mt. Yatsugatake, [...]


#art #culture #design
25 Sep. 2023 - 15:21 UTC
In which our author almost comes to a horrifying realisation about his vocation but gets distracted by some teeth.
22 Sep. 2023 - 21:24 UTC
This week’s visual digest extravaganza.
15 Sep. 2023 - 12:34 UTC
Judging rectangles by their Andersons
11 Sep. 2023 - 13:12 UTC
In which I resist saying “geology rocks"
8 Sep. 2023 - 8:05 UTC
Squares and oblongs and suchlike that have entered my eyes this week.
6 Sep. 2023 - 13:55 UTC
This week’s discoveries, oddities and doppelgängerisms.
1 Sep. 2023 - 11:00 UTC
Pictures, pictures of pictures, pictures of things with pictures on.
29 Aug. 2023 - 7:30 UTC
A clutch of design-related hyperlinks, distractions and invasive bashed kits.
25 Aug. 2023 - 14:25 UTC
Your visual roundup of nice things that have crossed my path this week.
18 Aug. 2023 - 14:18 UTC
This week’s digest of oblongular visual treats.


23 Apr. 2023 - 17:15 UTC
In 1991, Francisco Javier Rencoret, a Chilean architect and then Fulbright scholar at Cornell University, published New York City: The Edge of Enigma, (Princeton Architectural Press), a visual essay [...]
26 Mar. 2023 - 15:36 UTC
The ancient Berber village of Matmata in South Tunisia, located between the Eastern coast and the desert, is characterised by settlements of dwellings dug into the clay-gypsum layers of the ground. [...]
22 Jan. 2023 - 9:59 UTC
Contemporary Spanish painter Carlos Morago depicts realistic interior scenes that are mostly reduced to the bare minimum: light floors and walls and sporadical furniture. Empty corridors and rooms [...]
11 Dec. 2022 - 14:27 UTC
The Toghrol Tower is a 20 meters high tower located in the city of Rey in Iran made of bricks and Sarooj, a water-resistant mortar. It was erected in 1063, and according to some sources, it was [...]
7 Nov. 2022 - 14:00 UTC
Sandrine Marc is a photographer and artist based in Paris with a specific interest in self-made editions. She investigates urban and suburban territories through slow, long walks immersing herself in [...]
23 Oct. 2022 - 14:23 UTC
American architect Claude Fayette Bragdon (1866-1946) was also an artist, writer and stage designer. He was based in Rochester, NY where he built his masterpiece, the New York Central Railroad [...]
16 Oct. 2022 - 15:46 UTC
The second album by British new wave band XTC did not feature any images. Instead, a written essay about how buyers are attracted by album covers to buy records was used. The paragraph, which begins [...]
9 Oct. 2022 - 12:28 UTC
James Lipnickas is a New Haven-based artist and graphic designer. He creates highly evocative scenes representing small architectural stages in axonometric projection. Suspended stairwells, excavated [...]
2 Oct. 2022 - 13:36 UTC
The palace of Charles V in Granada was built starting in 1527 as a summer palace for the emperor. The Renaissance building is located inside the Alhambra, the former Nasrid complex on Sabika hill, a [...]

Creative Boom

#art #design #magazine
28 Sep. 2023 - 6:45 UTC
Inspired by stories & funny conversations, she uses illustration to bring a smile to everyone's face.
28 Sep. 2023 - 6:30 UTC
On creating bold and playful illustrations that are unapologetically real.
28 Sep. 2023 - 6:15 UTC
Florence Houston's paintings highlight the Victorians' odd obsession with the sweet treat.
28 Sep. 2023 - 6:00 UTC
The Californian illustrator draws cute characters and sweet depictions of daily life.
27 Sep. 2023 - 6:30 UTC
Sebastian König's latest zine uses quirky pictograms to tell unusual stories.
27 Sep. 2023 - 6:15 UTC
Mother's campaign for food delivery service gets to the heart of our love for food.
27 Sep. 2023 - 6:00 UTC
Two new fonts from Fabio Haag, inspired by the rhythms of life.
27 Sep. 2023 - 6:00 UTC
New Minnie the Minx comic strip teaches young readers how to be weather ready.
26 Sep. 2023 - 6:45 UTC
We bring you the best print magazines for graphic design inspiration.
26 Sep. 2023 - 6:30 UTC
bBelief's branding and strategy for Landsec helps it transform the office leasing market.

Design You Trust

27 Sep. 2023 - 23:14 UTC
Kris Kang, an artist whose passions lie in surrealism and watercolor painting, has always been drawn to the art of storytelling. Kris’s artistic journey has been marked by a love for utilizing [...]
27 Sep. 2023 - 22:58 UTC
Meet the Plywood Picasso, Didem Yagci, who transforms layered plywood panels into mesmerizing wall sculptures that brighten any space. Known as the “Monarch of Hues” on Instagram, [...]
27 Sep. 2023 - 22:38 UTC
By popular demand of ornithology enthusiasts all around the world, artist Tommy Siegel has finally made a wildlife calendar of extremely accurate birds for 2024. “This gorgeous and tasteful [...]
24 Sep. 2023 - 20:53 UTC
Lita Ford, a name synonymous with the world of hard rock, was a trailblazer in a predominantly male world. As she once explained, “Rock and roll is basically a man’s world. You have to [...]
24 Sep. 2023 - 20:14 UTC
A talented illustrator from Kyoto, Japan, Kazuki Okuda is known for his exquisitely detailed digital illustrations that bring whimsical characters to life. This acclaimed Japanese artist has a [...]
24 Sep. 2023 - 19:13 UTC
Paris-based illustrator Gilles Warmoes creates stunning artwork inspired by vintage comic books, architecture, design and animation. His portfolio is diverse, with projects ranging from small [...]
23 Sep. 2023 - 19:35 UTC
Pınar Gökoglu, or Cinnamon Chuck as she is known online, is a Turkish artist who creates amazing pixel art with vivid colors, rich details and playful imagination. She can turn simple pixels [...]
22 Sep. 2023 - 19:54 UTC
Lorenzo Conti, a Rome-based freelance illustrator, has been making waves in various sectors such as editorial, publishing, and advertising. His illustrations are not just images; they are narratives [...]
21 Sep. 2023 - 20:34 UTC
Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Cayce Zavaglia is an artist who has beautifully transitioned from painting to embroidery, crafting hyper-realistic textile portraits that are nothing short of [...]
21 Sep. 2023 - 19:29 UTC
Winning Photographer By Stefano Lotumolo – $1000 Goli Dance” – Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast: Goli is a traditional African dance and masquerade of the Baoulé people of the Ivory Coast. [...]

PRINT Magazine

#design #magazine
27 Sep. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
Tatiana Schlossberg on the truth and consequences of the global salmon farming industry, and deciding what tradeoffs we are willing to make.
27 Sep. 2023 - 13:55 UTC
PRINT's Jessica Deseo on the visual mementos in Pentagram's branding for Storefront's 2023 benefit.
27 Sep. 2023 - 12:00 UTC
Designer Zoe Norvell makes 10 powerful cover picks.
27 Sep. 2023 - 11:00 UTC
Nancy Skolos and Tom Wedell riff on “Overlap/Dissolve” … and how their creative ideas merge, overlap and dissolve.
26 Sep. 2023 - 15:17 UTC
For Denver's historic Sun Valley neighborhood, Wunder Werkz created a brand identity with a custom typeface and unique non-linguistic visual system, designed to look forward and honor the community's [...]
26 Sep. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
Daniel Benneworth-Gray on Russell Davies' new book, old 7UP marketing literature, and some 'good' online stuff.
26 Sep. 2023 - 12:11 UTC
In this biweekly series, Seymour Chwast imagines the homes of iconic creative figures.
26 Sep. 2023 - 11:00 UTC
Steven Heller looks back on the many character transformations of New York City.
26 Sep. 2023 - 11:00 UTC
Design professor, writer, and VP of the American Institute of Graphic Arts' DC chapter Lauren Maffeo on saying yes to travel with loved ones, discipline, and kind words.
25 Sep. 2023 - 14:00 UTC
Founder of the Black-owned agency Nerdy Diva, Shanae Chapman on AI and the changing landscape of UX research and design


#design #culture
27 Sep. 2023 - 12:33 UTC
One Sec App has helped me become aware and control my Instagram addiction. Every time I try to open the app it prompts me to breathe deeply and asks “do you really want to open Instagram?” I [...]
26 Sep. 2023 - 20:00 UTC
I can’t get over these sea-inspired sculptural jewelry by Mariko Kusumoto. Swoon!
25 Sep. 2023 - 21:37 UTC
Last Friday’s CreativeMornings/NYC was deeply moving. (And almost didn’t happen as our 1,000 people venue fell through the night before because of technical issues.) Thank you Deb Bubb, [...]
25 Sep. 2023 - 19:56 UTC
“The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.” – Bruce Lee
20 Sep. 2023 - 18:32 UTC
I have a giant Monstera in my bedroom. One of my favorite plants. So, clearly, these shoes speak to me.
20 Sep. 2023 - 18:30 UTC
I found 仮装大賞公式チャンネル on TikTok. Apparently “Masquerade” is one of the most popular TV shows produced by NTV Japan. These are all so beautifully weird. There’s more.
20 Sep. 2023 - 15:31 UTC
I am EXCITED for this Friday’s CreativeMornings/NYC, happening on September 22nd at 8:30am. (Fun fact: It will be the largest CreativeMornings in history, hosted at the stunning 1026 seat City [...]
16 Sep. 2023 - 0:30 UTC
I have never liked the design of any standing desk until now. Wow! This one by Beflo had me gasp. (By the push of a button it turns into a standing desk)
12 Sep. 2023 - 9:24 UTC
I just learned that the remarkable Debbie Millman is interviewing radio pioneer Jad Abumard this coming Monday, September 18th in Brooklyn. We can all sit in and listen, live! Jad created one of my [...]
7 Sep. 2023 - 15:40 UTC
I keep trying (and failing) at cleaning out my photos on my camera roll. Its a drag to do. But no more! Enter the Swipe Wipe app. It lets you swipe left to delete and swipe right to keep a photo. [...]

The Daily Heller

27 Sep. 2023 - 11:00 UTC
Nancy Skolos and Tom Wedell riff on “Overlap/Dissolve” … and how their creative ideas merge, overlap and dissolve.
26 Sep. 2023 - 11:00 UTC
Steven Heller looks back on the many character transformations of New York City.
25 Sep. 2023 - 11:03 UTC
You know the Bloomingdale’s Big Brown Bag. Its radical counterpart was a line of artist-designed shopping bags curated by Jay.
22 Sep. 2023 - 11:00 UTC
Warren Lehrer visually choreographs Adeena Karasick’s words on the stage of the printed page.
21 Sep. 2023 - 11:00 UTC
In 1950, the Nash Rambler was born into our consumption culture.
20 Sep. 2023 - 11:00 UTC
Drake has long pushed the bounds of type and typography.
19 Sep. 2023 - 11:00 UTC
Sketcher Press' latest book, “Different & the Same,” features from-life sketches by Melanie Reim.
18 Sep. 2023 - 11:00 UTC
Charles Traub aimed his lens at the inhabitants of the skid rows in uptown Chicago and downtown New York with an eye to bringing humanity to social invisibility.
15 Sep. 2023 - 11:00 UTC
Michael Ilk has completed his massive “Global Avantgarde,” a 400-plus-page catalog (or “mirror of my collection”) of mostly rare pieces.
14 Sep. 2023 - 11:00 UTC
Charles Hively on the latest issue of “3x3”—the beautifully designed and printed magazine devoted to profiling contemporary illustrators.

this isn't happiness.

27 Sep. 2023 - 19:46 UTC
Join the fun, Graham Annable aka Grickle
27 Sep. 2023 - 19:42 UTC
image modified Let the serpent sleep, Min Ding
27 Sep. 2023 - 19:35 UTC
Small craft advisory, Mary Herbert
27 Sep. 2023 - 19:30 UTC
Black Hills, Evan Benally Atwood (because)
27 Sep. 2023 - 19:19 UTC
When you’re out of Schlitz, Gerry Johansson (because)
27 Sep. 2023 - 19:11 UTC
Paul Mann
26 Sep. 2023 - 21:46 UTC
Brad Neely (@bradneely)
26 Sep. 2023 - 19:13 UTC
Cult gamut, Joda Ray
26 Sep. 2023 - 19:04 UTC
Sleep Paralysis, Xiangni Song
26 Sep. 2023 - 19:00 UTC
The Tarot of Leonora Carrington


28 Sep. 2023 - 5:00 UTC
Experimental Editions is a new brand born from Gabriel Tan's Origin Made with the aim of elevating the artisanal process [...]
28 Sep. 2023 - 4:00 UTC
Architect Vincenzo De Cotiis and chef Emanuele Pollini create Pollini, Ladbroke Hall's new restaurant [...]
27 Sep. 2023 - 23:01 UTC
For the Terra Carta Design Lab’s second edition, students and recent alumni are invited to design high-impact, low-cost solutions to address the climate crisis [...]
27 Sep. 2023 - 18:00 UTC
U2:UV Achtung Baby Live At Sphere redefines the 21st-century rock concert. We spoke to the band and its team about the genesis of this expansive art and music experience [...]
27 Sep. 2023 - 17:30 UTC
Artist Lukas Gschwandtner on his canvas-covered set for Acne Studios’ S/S 2024 show presented in Paris today, featuring his distinctive soft sculptures inspired by the [...]
27 Sep. 2023 - 12:04 UTC
From ruby red pendants to sculptural table lights, we bring you the brightest moments from the latest in lighting design [...]
27 Sep. 2023 - 11:00 UTC
Jonathan Cross’ flourishing practice incorporates local sand and stones from his base on the edge of Joshua Tree to create minimalist works with a unique patina [...]
27 Sep. 2023 - 10:06 UTC
A courtyard pavilion housing Café Lapérouse at The OWO is an architectural feat by DaeWha Kang Design [...]
27 Sep. 2023 - 9:04 UTC
James Gurney reviews more Geneva Watch Days 2023 standouts, spanning ambitiously avant-garde designs and cool collaborations from brands that share a watch insider’s [...]
27 Sep. 2023 - 8:37 UTC
The new Ferrari Roma Spider is a throwback to the glory days of open-topped motoring and a sublime drive, as Jonathan Bell discovered [...]