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London’s Trellis Map as Great Design

London’s Trellis Map as Great Design

Great Design December 6, 2012 0

Cartography, at its finest, often leans toward great design. Depending on the goal of a particular map or chart, information must be gathered and presented in both a logical and visual way for the

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Glass Attains a New Behavior

Glass Attains a New Behavior

Great Design December 3, 2012 0

When the glass of your iPhone (or favorite tablet or gadget) is swiped, your body causes an electrical circuit to close behind the screen’s surface transforming motion into data. So how does a project shelved

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The Grandfather of Great Design

The Grandfather of Great Design

Great Design November 19, 2012 0

Dieter Rams defined great design by saying, ‘It does not make a product more innovative, powerful or valuable than it really is. It does not attempt to manipulate the consumer with promises that cannot

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At Carhartt, Authentic Tough becomes Fashionable

At Carhartt, Authentic Tough becomes Fashionable

Great Design November 6, 2012 1

Whether it’s Anderson Cooper sporting a spiffy storm jacket or a suburban skateboarder in a pair of rigid Klondike pants, Carhartt is busy expanding its tough, working class appeal to a much broader base. His baseball

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Elevated Above the Daily

Elevated Above the Daily

JN November 1, 2012 0

And then, sometimes, we are invited to see things in a distinctive way. The inclusion can feel democratic, innovative, even charming. When it works we feel elevated above the daily, slightly manipulated and a

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A Paperless Invite, on Paper

A Paperless Invite, on Paper

Great Design October 25, 2012 0

Alexa and James Hirschfeld, the founders of Paperless Post - and rising stars of New York City’s booming tech start-up scene—are branching into a new realm with their three-year-old online invitation business: paper. The 20-something siblings,

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The Continued Power of Pinterest

The Continued Power of Pinterest

Great Design October 25, 2012 0

Each week, The Huffington Post suggests some of the best boards to follow on Pinterest for design inspiration, here is what they came up with most recently. “If you find yourself browsing Pinterest for

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Sites of Inspiration That Sharpen Your Design Senses

Sites of Inspiration That Sharpen Your Design Senses

Great Design October 25, 2012 0

GreatDesign is all about sharpening your design senses.  We find inspiration to do so everywhere we look, but nowhere is inspiration more rampant than on the world wide web.  It is virtually impossible to

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Gianfranco Zaccai – Comparing Great Food with Great Design

Gianfranco Zaccai – Comparing Great Food with Great Design

Great Design October 8, 2012 0

In the latest installment of Herman Miller‘s “Why Design” series, the company sat down with Gianfranco Zaccai, co-founder of Boston design company Continuum. In the video, Zaccai explains the analogies between great food and great design

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Brooklynites

Brooklynites

Great Design October 1, 2012 2

Thinking of Walt Whitman, setting his sights on Brooklyn before any bridge did, spending twenty-eight years shifting neighborhoods – “what is it then, between us? What is the count of the scores or hundreds

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