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WATCH | abstract: the art of design season 2

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Abstract: The Art of Design season 2 has dropped on Netflix late last month and we have been eager to find out just who is featured in the new season.

Season 1, which was released in 2017, was made up of visionaries ranging from graphic designer Paula Scher to illustrator Christoph Niemann, stage designer Es Devlin and legendary portrait photographer Platon.

ABSTRACT TELLS STORIES FROM THE DESIGN INDUSTRY

The 8-part series explores a variety of disciplines. Contrary to the title, the art terminology is not used in the artistic sense, but rather literally as it defines short and sharp summaries of its subjects. Each episode examines leading designer’s who disrupt the norm in their industry, and offers insight to how they first conceive and then execute their visions.

As illustrator Christopher Niemann puts it:

“the abstraction to me is getting rid of everything that’s not essential to making a point”.

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IT’S NOT ONLY ABOUT THE DESIGNER’S ARTISTIC MERITS

The series does a beautiful job of spotlighting that it’s the human touch that drives and innovates the design industry. The production conveys a feeling of authenticity as the designer’s share their stories and personal experiences. From moments when Christoph Niemann breaks the fourth-wall as he hesitates to clean his teeth in front of the camera, or Platon’s heart-wrenching story of the day he came to truly understand pain, these poignant insights offer a better understanding of what makes a great artist than the subjects could hope to provide solely by talking about their work.

As Scott Dadich, executive producer for the project said:

“If we’ve done it right, ‘Abstract’ will help you understand the future by seeing the intent behind the objects that surround us—and the beauty in the decisions that led to them”

 

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SERIES 1 & 2 AVAILABLE TO STREAM

Every instalment strikes a similar tone and mood that truly appreciates the difference in aesthetics and disciplines on display. Just like season 1, we predict Abstract season 2 will be one to take your time to watch, and avoid binge-watching to fully soak up each episode in it’s entirety.

ABSTRACT SEASON 2 TRAILER

EVENT STYLING | coachella 2019: fave brand activations

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Over 20 years, Coachella Music and Arts Festival has grown to be one of the most famous festival worldwide, as each year sees massive headlining artists, celebrities, big brands, influencers and punters flock to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

Coachella isn’t really Coachella without the host of swanky, off-site pool parties and late-night soirees that take over the desert each year.
Here are a few of the eye-catching brand activations that caught our attention over the two sold out weekends!

INSTAGRAM


The social media platform partnered with artist D’ana Nunez of COVL and experiential agency, Manifold, for an invite-only house called Instagram Desert Chill. Top creators were invited to come chill, create content and enjoy the sunshine.

YSL


Designed and produced by AKJOHNSTON Group, the space replicated a gas station with vintage convertibles, tour bus, towering neon lipstick sign, and bright pink gas pumps. Next to it was a field of black balloons with the YSL Beauty logo, creating a unique photo op in the desert environment.

PACSUN x McDONALDS

CONTENT AND IMAGE SOURCES BizBash, LA Guest List, Event Marketer
HEADER IMAGE The SF Egotist

WORKSHOP | get your creative on

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Does getting creative sound fun to you? Hopefully the answer is a – heck yeah!!

Brooke Art Studio, located on the Central Coast, is teaming up with American artist Tatiana Soash, to plan the perfect Sunday cr-afternoon.
Wether you consider yourself a creative professional, artsy AF or a little lacking in the creative department this workshop is for you!

In the 3 hour workshop you will explore, learn & practice three core creative skills:
1 Handlettering
2 Photography / Styling
3 Collaging

Materials provided on the day, making sure you walk away from the workshop feeling more confident creatively (no matter where on the creative spectrum you find yourself).

Digital option also available. If you’re a creative business owner/IG-er/tech savvy wanting to digitally push yourself in this workshop & have access to an iPad with procreate, or laptop with the Adobe suit – bring those along, as we can work on digital hand lettering & digital collaging instead!

WHEN Sunday 5th May 2019 1:00 – 4:30pm

WHERE The Chapman Building, 9/14 Alison Rd, Wyong, NSW 2259

COST Materials included $130

RSVP get your creative on workshop

INFO NIGHT | mid-year intake 2019

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FORGE YOUR OWN PATH

“The question isn’t who is going to let me;

it’s who is going to stop me” – Ayn Rand

The design industry is continually expanding, and the range of career paths is diverse.
As our environment and technology changes around us, design is a constant.

Design is more than aesthetics.
It is the unseen bond between the elements that make sense of the world.
It is what makes a room feel right, or a website easy to navigate.

Design is humanistic.
It solves problems with critical thinking and creative solutions.
It uses technology as a tool rather than a driver.

Design is curious.
It questions, explores and plays.
It allows continual learning and discovery.

 

Join us for an awesome night.
Ask any questions you have about curriculum, dates, prices, career opportunities etc.

Monday 6th May
5.30pm – 6:30pm

Make sure you reserve your place by completing the RSVP form below.

2020 Info Night | Thursday 28 NOV 2019
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INSTA CRUSH | iridescent kitchenware by essarai ceramics’

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Crystals and ceramics – together at last! American artist Collin Lynch meticulously blends the two together to create a unique and colourful collection.  Inspired by nature and seeking to break the mould of conventional shaped kitchenware , Lynch crafts  quirky custom pieces from his home studio in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Essarai Ceramics opens a door for whimsy, wonder and the curiosities of our childhood to reenter and re-inspire, enriching our lives through reminders that decorate ones home. Each piece is handcrafted with water, clay, hands and heart; each piece of wood, crystal or notch carved and strategically placed by Fate, where all things eventually fall into place.

Machines manufacture perfection- the stark white, flawless atmosphere created by mechanics and mathematics- a realm where the soul has been lost. We now live in a world where our aesthetics have adapted to a fabricated perfection, stunting the bud of creativity that is attempting to blossom.

The pieces sit in the middle between functional and sculptural. Geometric shapes burst from the side, making you feel like you are holding a collection of iridescent crystals – an exciting perk to your morning ritual!

Through my work, I seek to unveil perfection through imperfection, which is where Truth lies. Nature, being the most delicate yet enduring example of this paradox, is where through the rough surfaces and shattered angles, we are reunited with ourselves.

Essarai Ceramics’ products are inspired by and named for specific stones like Amethyst and Smokey Quartz. The range is available in a variety of colours to choose from, and also the option to custom order if you are looking for a specific hue.

INSTA @essarai_ceramics
SHOP Essarai Ceramics’

EVENT | HDS x The Design Kids

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HDS is thrilled to be hosting April’s edition of #tdktuesdays! Join us next Tuesday at to kick off the sixth edition of 36 Days of Type!  There will be plenty of cheap drinks and a few drawing materials if you can’t source your own.  Digital and analogue tools welcome – there’s plenty of space for all kinds of experimentin’.

Come flex your type skills!

36 Days of Type (@36daysoftype) is a project that invites designers, illustrators and visual artists to express their interpretation of the letters and numbers of our alphabet. The challenge is to design a letter or number for each day of the 36 days. Participants share their artworks via Instagram by uploading their entries with the project hashtag #36daysoftype and daily hashtag #36days_[Letter/Number]. From all daily entries, a curated selection will be published on the 36 Days of Type Instagram account (169k followers!).

This is a chance to get a head start on your first few letters if you think you’re up for the challenge!  If you want to participate for a few days or even just a single letter you can too.  If you don’t want to draw but feel like some quality banter on your Tuesday night, that’s good too.

 

Not sure what #TDKtuesdays is all about? It’s a no-pressure, beginners welcome, hi-fives encouraged anti-networking event on the first Tuesday of every month.

We’ve decided here at The Design Kids HQ that there is waaaay too much emailing and not enough socialising. So roll on #TDKtuesdays, where every month our fabulous TDK City hosts across the globe organise everything from free workshops to panel discussions, to design pub trivia, to studio tours with some of our fave industry peeps, and heaps more.

It’s a great place for design students, graduates and professionals to meet other design students, graduates and professionals, have a chat, swap notes, get involved and just generally build a bigger and better design community in their cities. If you are shy and “networking” (dirty word) is hard, this is an easy place to start. Grab a friend and come say hi!

RSVP to the Facebook event HERE

Feature Image Wallphabet by @otto_baum and @copenhagensigns
Images X by @linuslohoff K by @mariasern.art

LA ISLA | t – magazines best product of the year 2018

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SANCAL, a leading manufacturing company of contemporary design, have taken out  T-Magazines Best Product of the Year for 2018 with La Isla. 

T Magazine’s debut Design Awards ceremony sought out to recognise designers who demonstrate out-of-the-box thinking, originality, talent, impact and creative vision, and products that are innovative and progressive, can integrate with the environment, and have honesty, simplicity and versatility as well as being sustainable. The awards also recognised the use of valuable resources, such as traditional craft techniques and new materials for economic efficiency. 

The Spanish company approached NOTE, Swedish design firm, for a design solution to make transit areas friendlier.
Crafted to accomodate relief for weary travellers, La Isla provides comfortable seating spaces into transit areas.

An enticing destination in a sea of nothingness…….As we travel more, we continually find ourselves in transit areas – vast seas of inhospitable and unwelcoming space that Marc Augué has dubbed “non-places”.

As the jury commented: “Finding rest in the increasingly frequent places of transit, such as lobbies or waiting rooms, is not an easy task. The conjunction between the Swedish studio and the Spanish company has led to a multiple seat that stands out for the comfort of its upholstery, the softness of its shapes and its sinuous curves.”

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Evolve Yourself

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Who would’ve thought that the humble Sharpie could be such an extraordinary design tool?

In his book, “Sharpie Art Workshop,” Timothy Goodman encourages us to put down the paint brush and pick up a Sharpie.

This bright and bold book is full of how-to’s, techniques, creative exercises and a whole lot of inspiration. If a wall/cup/sneaker/your annoying younger sibling is merely a blank canvas to you, then Tim Goodman’s book will point you in the right creative direction.

Now pass me my high-tops; I’ve got some shoes to Sharpie.

Find it NOW at Maclean’s Bookseller ” Sharpie Art Workshop” by Timothy Goodman

Text and Photo by Jane Hollier Brown

Eat Drink and Be Merry…..in Style

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At Christmas time, I love to beautifully decorate my house and style the table to reflect this special holiday.

With only a couple of weeks till Christmas I thought I would share some inspiration to spark some creativity when decorating your table.

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