by Karen Day
As longtime Muji fans, we were pleasantly surprised on a recent visit to see they've updated the site with a message expressing their tenets of true design. For a retailer that normally keeps to themselves, allowing their simply classic products...
by Josh Rubin
Set to release 6 February 2009, the highly anticipated Coraline is the first ever stop-motion feature film shot in stereoscopic 3D. A surrealist plot based in an alternate reality, it is a delicate horror tale of exploration that we can't wait...
Maps of War
by Evan Orensten
Sail through 5,000 years of middle east political history in 90 seconds with easily digestible animated maps. Maps of War, albeit on the reductive side, provides an informative pictorial narrative surrounding the history of conflict in the Middle...
Animated geometric shapes and colors in a video installation on the history of the universe
by Maggie York-Worth
The video exhibit "Ouroboros" at ISE Cultural Foundation explores the creation and history of the universe, using the iconic image of a snake eating itself as center to the work. The piece consists of six projections in 3-D, using geometric shapes...
by Karen Day
While most of us sit annoyed waiting for heavily coded Flash websites to load—or perhaps abandon them all together—Pretty Loaded has a different take on this pesky little time frame. Created by the Brooklyn-based digital creative agency...
Anime-Inspired Art by Mayi Bashou Wang
Futuristic warriors, sorcerers and strange creatures all created with meticulous attention to detail
by Alessandro De Toni
As early as in the 1920s, China saw the first experiments in the world of manga and animation thanks to the introduction of lithographic printing derived from the West. The later years of political turmoil prevented the new industry from growing...
The 2009 Feltron Annual Report
Nicholas Felton's fifth report on his daily activities is an elegant, crowd-sourced set of infographics
by Brian Fichtner
Earlier today infographic designer Nicholas Felton released his fifth annual report, the culmination of yet another year's worth of data accretion and (according to his Facebook status) well over 200 hours of labor. With The 2009 Feltron Annual Report...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
A Geocities throwback, the sunglasses Sartorialist, profane dining advice, and much more in our weekly best of the web
by CH Contributor
1. The Geocitiesizer Featured on Refinery29, the Geocitiesizer transforms any site to resemble one built with the defunct Geocities, where Comic Sans and tiled backgrounds ruled. Yes, the animated GIF of Ally McBeal's dancing baby is as creepy now...
The digital dog loving publication puts a paw into the world of print
by Josh Rubin
The ever expanding interest in indy publications continues to create something for everyone, not matter how specialized their interest. And not just something, but something worth reading. Appealing to a rather large audience, Australia's Four&Sons...
Thirty Conversations on Design 2010
Bite-size video interviews on the future of design from creative minds around the globe
by Greg Stefano
Little & Company's Thirty Conversations on Design begins today with its second-annual web video series. We featured the project's launch last year, which probes creative minds around the world with two questions: "What single example of design inspires...
Royal Society for the Protection of Designers
by Josh Rubin
The Royal Society for the Protection of Designers, hosted at pink928.com is a great ventilation of corporate angst!
A Parisian artist channels her passion for natural history and evoking the past with a series of unearthly collages
by Isabelle Doal
An archaeologist-turned-anthropologist-turned-artist, Parisian Gaelle Faure uses collage to tell her own version of history. She forages flea markets for antiques and second-hand items, such as old photographs, dolls, dried butterflies and other...