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Don't Miss These 10 New Art and Design Exhibits Opening This Winter

This winter season, a dazzling new batch of exhibitions are opening up around the world. At these 10 museums, explore Dior’s enchanting designs, step into the first major exhibition at the new Louvre Abu Dhabi and read the pages of an underground magazine created in a Nazi concentration camp. Royal Ontario Museum—Christian Dior (Toronto, Canada; November 25, 2017 – March 18, 2018) One of Dior’s designed jackets. (Courtesy of ROM) One of the dresses in the exhibit. (Courtesy of ROM) One of Dior’s designs from the top down. (Courtesy of ROM) For the House…

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Pupils design app to encourage children to go outdoors

Two high school pupils have created an app designed to encourage children to enjoy the outdoors more often. Mari-Ann Ganson and Ellora James, who are both 17, created Envirocache for an apps competition. The Wick High School students’ app draws on geo-cache technology to provide children with nature treasure hunts while they go for walks. Ellora’s work on the project has helped her to win 2017’s Scottish Women in Technology One to Watch award. She said: “It’s so humbling to be at the beginning of my journey and yet still…

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EA Blames Star Wars Canon For Its Greedy, Wretched Battlefront 2 Design

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. There are a lot of ways that EA could deal with its Battlefront 2 program. The company could announce it was redesigning the progression system so that early players didn’t have a huge advantage over those who bought the game later. It could bring its microtransaction ideas back, but use them for cosmetic upgrades that don’t affect gameplay. But being EA, it decided to double down on the worst aspects of game design. And now…

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Meghan Markle: Who could design the dress for the next royal wedding?

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle posed for photos after announcing their engagement on Monday, Ms Markle wore a white coat from a brand called Line the Label. The Canadian brand’s website then received so many visitors it crashed under the volume of traffic. It proves the world’s eyes are now firmly watching the US actress – and what she wears – ahead of the royal wedding. Clarence House announced the couple will marry in spring 2018, which – as any bride-to-be will know – means Ms Markle needs to…

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How Instagram Is Changing the Way We Design Cultural Spaces

The city of George Town, in the Malaysian state of Penang, has long drawn tourists to its streets, where sherbet-colored shophouses, intricately tiled courtyards and historic temples and mosques prove irresistible photo fodder. But in recent years something else has been attracting camera-toting travelers: dozens of street art murals that practically beg to become selfie backdrops on Instagram. On a recent trip to Penang, a short flight from my home in Hong Kong, I watched young travelers patiently line up on a sidewalk in George Town’s historic Armenian Street. One…

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In the Studio: Nike’s Chief of Design Doodles All Day

In the Studio By VALERIYA SAFRONOVA In the latest installment of this series that goes inside the private working worlds of designers, John Hoke, the chief design officer of Nike, discusses his dyslexia made him look at the world differently, why he doodles and how he manages 1,000 designers. The interview has been edited and condensed. What was your earliest experience with Nike? As a kid in the ’70s, I was a runner and I became a pretty decent athlete. I was running in the Nike waffle trainer shoe, which…

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