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The Museum that Emerged from Covid

Now that we’ve entered the latter half of 2021, public spaces have been reopening as people are slowly transitioning back to how life was pre-covid. However, not too long ago during the height of the covid crisis, many businesses weren’t opened and non-essential places were forced to close. One museum in particular actually came into… Read More

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Finding a Voice with Every Thread

Turkmen weavers in Northern Afghanistan have been weaving rugs for thousands of years using traditional classic folk motifs. In response to decades of war, their traditional weaving motifs have evolved to incorporate the day-to-day experiences of the Afghan people. As a result, the traditional weavings have become dark. Gone are the beautiful traditional images of… Read More

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Growing a Brand on TikTok

I was first exposed to the TikTok platform at the Digital Summit in New York in 2019. My first impression was that it was geared for teens, as young people dancing dominated the content. Over time, however, I have come to appreciate it as an educational platform. I’ve learned some good recipes, helpful home tips,… Read More

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Some of the “Best,” Worst Volume Control UI Concepts

We often take common user interface elements for granted. They are so ubiquitous that they just blend into the background. When was the last time you actually had to think about what button you had to press on a youtube video to make it play? Or what button do you need to press on a… Read More

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Designing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The Olympics are finally here! After being delayed for the first time since World War II, many are excited to finally see the return of the biggest sporting event in the world. With 17 million viewers having watched the Opening Ceremonies, there’s a huge audience of fans tuning in. Such a massive global audience brings… Read More

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What Happens to Your Life’s Work Afterlife?

Mike Disfarmer (1884-1959), estranged from family members, was a loner who owned and operated a portrait studio in Herber Springs, Arkansas. For pocket change, locals would pose for a photograph to commemorate just about anything. Individuals and groups sat for formal or informal portraits—all of which had an honest, stark austerity about them—unlike portraiture of… Read More

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Is the World Becoming Flat?

From BMW to Burger King, many of our favorite brands have switched to a simplified, flat logo at some point in their recent history. For about a decade now, logos have been following the flat trend with more brands adopting that style as they transition away from being highly decorative to the simplest elements they… Read More

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Polka Dots in the Garden

I had the distinct pleasure of going to the New York Botanical Garden over the holiday weekend to experience the artistry of Yayoi Kusama’s work. There were several displays throughout the garden—from trees wrapped in polka dot paper to a yellow and black pumpkin exhibit that gave the optical illusion of going on forever. Kusama… Read More

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Cat Portraits Wakuneco

Like many people, I have numerous pets. I’ve had them my whole life. Most of my pets have been cats, and I still find myself dreaming about them from time to time, long after they have passed. I wake up wishing I could see their faces and give them a scratch once more. Pictures don’t… Read More