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June 1 #ModernMonday
IDSA members are among the co-hosts of the next Design Milk/Dwell #ModernMonday Twitter chat, set for 1 to 2 pm EST on June 1, 2015.
New IDSA Board Takes Office
On May 1, 2015, John Barratt, president and CEO of TEAGUE, one of the most established and respected design firms in the world, assumed the position of Chair of the Board of Directors of IDSA.
In 1879 Robert Gair, the owner of a paper bag company, invented a way to mass produce folded paperboard cartons, accelerating the birth of modern consumer packaging.
Marimekko, founded in Sweden in 1951 as a textile company, made clothes and furnishings in order to sell its fabric. Its popularity exploded in the US when a photo of Jackie Kennedy wearing a Marimekko dress graced the cover of
Back to the Future
FastCo.DESIGN asks, "Does Nostalgia Fuel Creativity?" New research finds reminiscing may make people more: optimistic about the future, willing to set new goals and open to new experiences.
Top 100 Brands
AdWeek finds that "commitment to innovation and convenience for consumers" have put Apple back in the top spot. See who else made the cut.
Heart and Soul
“The heart and soul of a company is creativity and innovation.” —Robert Iger
The Pantone Matching System was developed in 1963 by chemist Lawrence Herbert, who used only 10 pigments, rather than the typical 60, and created standard recipes for printers to follow to ensure uniform results.
All-In-One Digital Table
A team of students have created a concept kitchen table for Ikea, which acts as an integrated cooking hob and dining table and can suggest recipes based on ingredients you put on it. The interactive table was developed by students at Lund University and Eindhoven University of Technology together with design consultancy IDEO.
3D Printed Beak Saves Turtle
3D printing has had its fair share of heart-warming stories, but among the most touching applications of the technology has to be in the field of animal rescue.
How Does BB-8 Work?
Curious to see how the newest droid in the Star Wars universe works? See some of the best ideas about it's design here.
The Bladeless Wind Turbine
While they may be great for the environment, traditional wind turbines are constantly coming under fire for a number of reasons—including noise and causing the deaths of birds—so a Spanish startup has come up with a unique new design, nicknamed "Wobblers," which takes up significantly less space and makes barely at noise at all.
Innovation often starts with the ordinary.
Super Normal Design
Nearly a decade ago, a design movement was born when a set of stools at the Milan Furniture Show were mistaken for everyday objects.
Harvolt Bike Share System
Matthew Harding recently completed his degree in ID at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. For his final project, Harding designed an Electric Bike Share System.
Jony Ive Picked as Apple CDO
Fast Company and other major design media are reporting Jony Ive, former senior vice president of design at Apple, is now the company's first Chief Design Officer.
3D Breast Implants
A British ID firm says it's pioneered a new approach to 3D printing silicone that potentially can revolutionize the medical industry and enable patients to receive breast implants that perfectly fit their bodies.
And you thought auto designers only designed cars? Think again. From pasta to furniture; laptops to ping pong tables, see what else they're making.
MoMA’s Italy: The New Domestic Landscape exhibit opened on May 26, 1972, showcasing the period’s avant-garde Italian design that set the tone for postmodernism.