Cloud Chair Rocking Chair by Pia Weinberg – Maison Deux
Cocoon Lounge Chair by Tim Kwok
It’s down to the last couple of weeks to submit your work to the A’ Design Award and Competition! Entries are due by February 28th 2019!
The A’ Design Award and Competition is the world’s most inclusive and largest design competition that rewards creatives with highly sought-after prizes and industry insights and feedback. Its purpose is to highlight the best designs, concepts and design-oriented products around the globe each year. The prize kit is beyond beneficial to your career as it not only includes cash prizes but incredible opportunities to network and expert advice from experienced design professionals.
The A’ Design Award and Competition is the world’s most inclusive and largest design competition that rewards creatives with highly sought-after prizes and industry insights and feedback. It aims to highlight the best designs, concepts and design-oriented products around the globe each year. The deadline for new submission is February 28, 2019.
Nominate your designs for award consideration here.
Twenty twenty Packaging Design by Panos Tsakiris (United Kingdom)
Image of Quebra-Pedra 3D puzzle by Priscila Busato – (Brazil)
It has been an incredible year in terms of art and design. Throughout 2018, we’ve been sharing several of our favorite designers who have won the A’ Design Award and we simply cannot end the year without sharing some more…and something extra.
A’ Design Award and Competition is the world’s most inclusive and largest design competition that rewards creatives with highly sought-after prizes, industry insights, and feedback. It is because of it’s incredible perks that many creatives around the world enter to win. This means that the A’ Design Award and Competition has gathered incisive data on the world’s best and brightest of design.
PIXIO Magnetic Сonstruction Set by Ivan Khalus and Oleh Berezovskyi
Images of Arachne- A 3D Printed Building Facade by Lei Yu
Awards are the icing on your CV, if you know what I mean. So why not take advantage of a new entry date for A’ Design Award and Competition?
Essentially, the A’ Design Award and Competition is the world’s most inclusive and largest design competition that rewards creatives with highly sought-after prizes and industry insights and feedback. It aims to highlight the best designs, concepts and design-oriented products around the globe each year. The deadline for submission is September 30th, 2018.
As an arts blogger I spend most of my day looking at amazing things created by artists, performers and creatives. If you’re reading Beautiful/Decay, a good portion of your time is likely also spent in awe of the creative output of others. I decided to make a move to the other side of the screen, rolled up my sleeves and learned to create something awesome. I joined forces with Skillshare, an online learning community that provides access to over 15,000 creative classes, to help accelerate my creative inspiration. Whether you’re looking to learn graphic design, illustration, photography or practically anything else, Skillshare can teach you what you need to know to execute your vision. Even better, they’re offering Beautiful/Decay readers two free months of Skillshare Premium (usually it’s $10 per month). Visit this link to redeem the promo or use the promo code BEAUTIFULDECAY..
The .design extension functions in the same way a .com or .net does. However, anyone that has ever registered a domain knows that the short and good .com domains were snatched up decades ago. So, instead of settling for a clunky name, you can now stick out with something both elegant and innovative. You can often shorten or improve your existing branding by switching to .design; you can set up a fun coordinating email address ([email protected]); or you can even use it as a clever redirect to another site, like a behance profile.
.design is being used across the varied design disciplines and so it is creating a growing and diffuse online community of creatives. UX and web designers are the fastest adopters but there is really strong representation of more niche fields like lighting design as well.
We.design is now offering $5 .design names to Beautiful/Decay readers, and every domain comes with free WHOIS privacy as well as SSL certificates. While .design can cost up to $70 at some registrars, next year’s renewal will only cost $35. Use code BEAUTIFUL to take advantage now.
Jay Mohler creates intricate, textile designs, weaving different colored yarns to create brilliant Mandalas. His geometric patterns create Ojos de Dios, Spanish for eyes of God, that are either eight sided of twelve sides, spanning up to over a foot. Mohler began hand-making his Ojos de Dios over 40 years ago, after he traveled to Guadalajara, Mexico in 1965. At a marketplace there is where he first saw these fantastic, small-scale weavings. He was extremely impressed by the complex patterns and how often they would be created from a single strand of yarn, crossing and looping over the wooden sticks that hold it all together. The beautiful Ojos de Dios can be found in many cultures, traditionally in Native American and Mexican as well as Tibetan, where they can hold spiritual elements. They are also a symbol of a physical eye, as the designs of the weavings revolve around the center “eye.”
Based out of North Caroline, Jay Mohler uses wool yarn in all types of colors, including metallics, to carefully weave his vibrant creations. You can buy an Ojos de Dios for your own on his Etsy page, where you can also order custom made patterns and even buy a DIY kit to make your own. Make sure to check out more of his weavings to see the scale and size of his many creations. (via The Jealous Curator)
Latvian artist Janis Straupe carves intricate and detailed wooden creations that experiment with functionality and design. Working in wood for over thirty years, he builds wooden sculptures as well as highly unique wood furniture. Although built from the very traditional material wood, his works are incredibly contemporary and creative in design, like his cabinet that resembles a giant beetle. The two side cabinet doors open up as wings or the shell of the beetle, while the top drawer is part of the head. There are so many little compartments that are located in every nook and cranny of the cabinet. This beetle-cabinet exhibits incredible design while still remaining practical and functional.
Janis Straupe’s work displays incredible craftsmanship, as his beetle cabinet is hand made. Insects being a theme that often comes up in Straupe’s work, he also has a series of enormous, larger than life spiders. The artist constructed several large, wooden spiders that stand up on all eight legs, towering over your head. One even has its legs sprawled out against the wall, as if to climb up to begin a web. Humungous insects carved out of wood are Janis Straupe’s specialty. (via Bored Panda)