WE ARE PANDA
Vincent Ko, founder of bamboo-based sunglass company Panda (which initially launched through Kickstarter in 2011), is again on the crowd sourcing platform with a brand new venture. Today, 6 May 2014, sees Panda introduce a unique take on the classic...
Founded by Georgetown alumni Vincent Ko (head of social business at Panda Sunglasses) and Jake Huston (former mobile strategy consultant), Threadmason—a brand which launched their Kickstarter campaign today—offers a highly innovative take on how...
THE SOCIETY FOR SCIENCE
INTEL Science Talent Search
While many teenagers were out causing trouble this weekend a group of 40 finalists chosen from more than 1,700 applicants displayed their work at the Science Talent Search sponsored by The Society for Science and the Public in conjunction with the...
Seeing Lausanne University of Art and Design (ECAL) students top international design competitions is nothing new. Most recently, the prestigious D3 Contest, part of the international furniture fair IMM Cologne, has awarded its first prize distinction...
Essays on Reality
There's a good chance you have come across Greg Barth's work recently. In the past two years, the Swiss multi-disciplinary art and video director has gotten noticed among enlightened circles, as well as the general public, for his clearly identifiable...
In opening to the general public in NYC last weekend, the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMATH) became the only numerically-focused museum in North America. The idea behind the museum dedicated to the quantitative field, according to mathematician...
Since its release in 2011, "D.E.S.I.G.N.," by Polish author Ewa Solarz has enchanted kids and the design-minded parents who read it to them. "I keep on hearing that D.E.S.I.G.N. is someone's children's favorite book," says Solarz. "It might be that...
Interview: Matt Kenyon
Best described as a bit of a tech nerd with creative interests, Matt Kenyon also has a score to settle with big business and irresponsible government. Reacting to the economic and social impact engendered by their misbehavior, Kenyon joined forces...
For its 14th edition earlier this month, Designers' Saturdays in Langenthal, Switzerland invited ECAL undergraduate and Masters students in industrial and product design to let their imagination run free while developing a series of machines exploring...
The Ground Magazine
The recently launched web outlet, The Ground, is a multifaceted cultural platform that stands out for its innovative entrepreneurial approach. The project integrates a social network, interactive online publication and promotional platform, as well...
The Humping Pact
Artistic works addressing the relationship between the human body and its environment are not a new concept. The Berlin-based duo behind "The Humping Pact" fit into this tradition while establishing new methods to distinguish itself from past attempts...
Take teenage sexuality and factor in violence and irony and you get Worm Carnevale. Originally from Florida and now based in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood, Carnevale moved to New York in 2008. Whether for film, photography or installation, his...
During last week's Swiss Design Days, Ecole Cantonale d'Art de Lausanne—more commonly ECAL—debuted "ECAL Diplomes 2012," a conceptual yearbook showcasing student thesis work from the past academic year. With sections devoted to everything...
Best known for capturing snippets of NYC nightlife and portraits of art-world celebrities, New York photographer Ruvan Wijesooriya also served as the official photographer for music label DFA. While shooting for them Wijesooriya worked closely with...