Alfredo Barsuglia's Mojave Desert "Social Pool"

Curator: Hayley Eichenbaum
date: December 16, 2014
Categories: Architecture, Art, Experience Design

Viennese artist Alfredo Barsuglia has created an alluring source of refuge in the middle of the Mohave Desert. Acting as both a minimal sculpture and functional pool, Barsuglia's "Social Pool" is open to anyone–that is, anyone who can find it. The crisp, modern structure has a sliding cover that prevents the water from evaporating, while simultaneously operating as an additional resting area.

The only key to the pool is held by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles. They also possess the GPS coordinates needed to locate the pool. Enticing, right?

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Vectorpark is a Welcome Antidote to the Candy Crush Aesthetic

Curator: Erica Gorochow
date: November 18, 2014
Categories: Art, Design in Film, Experience Design

Thanks to gateway drugs like Two Dots and Threes, I’ve become increasingly attuned to the growing world of casual, design-centric games. One node in the indie gaming scene that has particularly inspired me is Vectorpark, a.k.a. Patrick Smith. In a world where Candy Crush aesthetics have dominated, Vectorpark is a breath of fresh air. 

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La Vittoria Gastronomic Event Branding by lg2boutique

Curator: TypeEd
date: November 11, 2014
Categories: Brand & Identity Design, Experience Design, Typography
Tags: food, Typography
La Vittoria is an annual gastronomic event held at Montreal’s luxurious Ritz Carlton Hotel to fundraise for a different charity each year. Of course, we wanted to eat up the identity as soon as we saw it.
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Eddie Murphy asks, “Why Don’t White People Just Leave When There’s a Ghost in the House?”

Curator: Isabella Bruno
date: October 27, 2014
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: digital exhibition, Documentary

In the lead-up to Halloween, I’ve selected five projects to scare, provoke and stimulate the designer’s brain. These aren’t all ghosts and goblins, but each has something special to offer.


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Swedish Studio Kokokaka Pushes the Limits of Interactive Experience Design

Curator: Peter McClelland
date: October 1, 2014
Categories: Advertising, Brand & Identity Design, Experience Design
Tags: advertising, commercial, video
Swedish creative shop Kokokaka first caught my eye several years ago with their super smart and beautifully executed work for Wrangler which you can still check out here

Who knew you could build an interactive experience in which you actually interact with the product? Since then, Kokokaka has continued to push out great work for Ikea, Volvo, Louis Vuitton, and a handful of design-centric brands. Beyond just clever interactive pieces, all their work harmonizes the use of color, type, and of course photography and video styling.

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