Author: Design Guru

ai weiwei to install fences around 300 new york city sites

set across the multiple boroughs of new york city, world-renowned chinese artist ai weiwei has collaborated with the public art fund on a powerful new exhibition called ‘good fences make good neighbors’ addressing human rights. comprised of over 300 outdoor sites, the public art pieces take into consideration the international migration crisis and the tense sociopolitical battle surrounding this issue. by taking the metal wire used to build fences, the artist aims to transform this material into a powerful artistic symbol.  ai weiwei: good fences make good neighbors will be on view october 12, 2017 – february 11, 2018  ...

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mercedes-maybach 6 cabriolet concept: the study of a 6 meter electric vehicle

at this year’s gathering of marvelous classic cars in pebble beach, california, mercedes-benz has showcased its exclusive ‘vision mercedes-maybach 6’ concept, a sensational luxury-class cabriolet. the two seater pays homage to the glorious age of the aero coupés and consciously carries this tradition forward into the future. the convertible reinterprets classic, emotional design principles in an extreme way. the ‘vision mercedes-maybach 6’, which measures almost six metres in length, is designed as an electric automobile. the drive system has an output of 550 kW (750 hp). the shallow underfloor battery allows a range of over 500 kilometres according to the...

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beats by dre collaborates with balmain in high-fashion headphones collection

linked by a love for music, fashion and culture, beats by dre and french fashion house balmain have collaborated in a special collection. delivering premium sound and expressing balmain’s iconic style, the new headphones and earphones are finished in safari colors with metallic gold accents, representing olivier rousteing’s — balmain’s creative director — dreamlike vision of an urban safari. the collaboration celebrates diversity, innovation, and the constant challenging of status quo, while sharing the belief that without the multiplicity that music brings, our world would be nothing. the beats by dre balmain collection comes in two colors that reference...

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How To Create A Sketch Plugin With Front-End Technologies

UX design hasn’t been the same since Sketch arrived on the scene. The app has delivered a robust design platform with a refreshing, simple user interface. A good product on its own, it achieved critical success by being extended with community plugins. The open nature of the Sketch plugin system means that anyone can identify a need, write a plugin and share it with the community. A major barrier is stopping those eager to take part: Designers and front-end developers must learn how to write a plugin. Unfortunately, Objective-C is difficult to learn! What if users could write plugins using technologies they are already familiar with? This tutorial covers the usage of WebView technology to create a plugin using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Making Use Of Symbols In Sketch Link It’s a fact: Sketch can help you keep your files organized and even helps you save a lot of time in the long run. Read more →1 What You Will Learn Link This introduction to Sketch development teaches you by creating a sample plugin. This plugin is dubbed “Symbol Export.” It’s a simple tool to export document symbols to image files. A mockup of what you’ll create is below. 42A mockup of the Sketch plugin you will create For the purpose of learning, the end product won’t be aesthetically pleasing. The demo will be simplistic, but you are encouraged...

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Rohit Talwar: what does AI mean for the future of architecture?

As Artificial Intelligence removes as many as half of jobs in the future, architecture’s role and the use of space will change fundamentally The arrival of artificial intelligence (AI) is set to have a major impact on the future of architecture and design, as a significant proportion of the built environment that has (up to now) been designed for people-centred activities (offices, shopping centres, banks, factories, schools) may in the next 10-20 years house 50 per cent or less workers and have far fewer physical customers or users. Furthermore, with the rise of AI, some organisations might run on...

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