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Degen's Acid-Drenched SS 2015 Collection
by Laura Feinstein While oftentimes New York Fashion Week shows at Lincoln Center are characterized by flash and grandeur, downtown at Chelsea Piers Studio, a showing of younger designers is proving to be where a new spark is. Since graduating from...
DESIGN
RISD's Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibit 2014
by Samuel Emmet Over the weekend, scores of art students and gallery-goers descended on Providence's Rhode Island Convention Center to see the 2014 Rhode Island School of Design's (RISD) Annual Graduate Thesis Exhibition. The Convention Center...
TRAVEL
The Dean Hotel, Providence
Massive, corporate hotels pepper downtown Providence, Rhode Island's skyline, and these concrete structures are the first to greet visitors as their cars exit off I-95. The downtown area is prime lodging grounds, as the Rhode Island Convention Center...
DESIGN
Interview: Joseph Ari Aloi aka JK5
by Hugh Hart Joseph Ari Aloi graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 1994 armed with dozens of sketchbooks, self-described ADD, a set of tattoo implements and a headful of eye-popping mythologies inspired variously by Star Wars, Sanskrit...
DESIGN
Stand Alone Mirrors at NYC Design Week
The idea of round hanging mirrors with thick leather straps may have blossomed with modernist designer Jacques Adnet’s “Circulaire” mirror—the result of a partnership with Hermés in the 1950s—but over the past two years we’ve seen it bloom even further...
DESIGN
Design Indaba: John Maeda
John Maeda, pioneer of programmatic design, delivered the closing address at South Africa's premier conference on creativity, Design Indaba. He spoke to the crowd about the nature of code in art ("Programming is not very complicated, it's just very...
DESIGN
Egg Collective
Featured in SCALE, our show at Noho Design, Egg Collective also won much praise—and the Best New Designer Award—for its debut collection at the 2012 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). Using quality materials and processes...
CULTURE
artCircles
Advertorial content: Debuting today, the all-new Art.com iPad app artCircles offers a fascinating way to navigate the world of visual art. Utilizing a multi-faceted user interface, the artCircles app allows you to search through specially curated...
CULTURE
John Maeda Is The Fortune-Cookie
Today John Maeda, digital design guru and President of RISD, drew my destiny in the sand at the Riflemaker Gallery in London's Soho area. Playing my part in Maeda's four day consultancy performance piece "John Maeda is the Fortune Cookie" was a...
DESIGN
RISD XYZ Magazine
When RISD President John Maeda, Liisa Silander and the Media + Partners department decided to reinvent their alumni magazine, they decided to do it from the ground up. Renaming it RISD XYZ and shifting from a more traditional focus on the school...
DESIGN
Illustrator Lauren Nassef
Chicago-based RISD graduate Lauren Nassef has some unimpeachable skills as a draftsman, but I appreciate her work for its restraint and elegant minimalism. Check out her A Drawing A Day blog to keep up with her current illustration projects.
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video Presents: The Glass House
In this video RISD president John Maeda narrates a visit to Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, CT. Maeda shares his impressions and talks about how it relates to his thoughts on simplicity. Meanwhile, we explore the site (there are actually...
DESIGN
Halloween 2006: Thomas Keeley
Thomas Keeley, a 25 year-old Rhode Island School of Design grad based in New York City, creates three dimensional pieces with creepy Halloween-esque themes. Equipped with wings and fangs, the "Bat Chair" is a slightly sinister yet entirely...
DESIGN
RISD Studio: Designing the CH Store
As a final assignment for his Spring 2006 Interior Architecture class, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Professor Jeffrey Katz asked his students to translate Cool Hunting into a physical store. We were very excited to hear about all this and...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video Presents: RISD Studio
As a final assignment for his Spring 2006 Interior Architecture class, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Professor Jeffrey Katz asked his students to translate Cool Hunting in to a physical store. We were very excited to hear about all this and...
DESIGN
RISD Works
Just across the river from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), a store called RISD Works sells a wide range of products all designed by RISD alums. The collection includes big names (who you may be surprised to learn went to RISD) like literary...
DESIGN
Lounges by Brodie Neill
We don't know much about the works of Aussie designer Brodie Neill except that his space-age furniture designs appeal to both our minds and behinds. Two low-lying lounges by the young RISD graduate particularly caught our attention: his curvaceous...
DESIGN
Timothy Liles for Converse
Timothy Liles is a RISD student who's been dabbling in all sorts of hot shit. He makes objects, drawings, graphics, prints, movies, grilled cheese sandwiches and magic. There's a superb molded metal bench in his portfolio right alongside some...