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Building A Large-Scale Design System: How A Design System Was Created For The U.S. Government (Case Study)
Editor's Note: We’ve been closely working with Maya on this article, and we’re happy to see the final result now being published on 18F. We highly encourage more teams to share the lessons they learned when building design systems or pattern libraries, and we’re always happy to support them in writing, editing and shaping that article. This post is a re-post of Maya’s final article.
Today, there are nearly 30,000 U.S. federal websites with almost no consistency between them. Between the hundreds of thousands of government employees working in technology, there’s nothing in common with how these websites are built or maintained.
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Fort d'une campagne réussie sur Kickstarter, Pierre Lebeau, un ex Googler lance aujourd'hui son robot familial Keecker.
Keecker est un robot multimédia à commandes vocales, qui évolue de manière autonome dans son environnement pour offrir une nouvelle dimension au partage du divertissement. Concentré d’innovations au design techno organique, Keecker est le premier produit high-tech haut de gamme fédérant l’ensemble des usages multimédia à destination de la maison ou du bureau. Il projette du mur au plafond et diffuse du son en intérieur comme en extérieur, avec une définition remarquable et un rendu haute-fidélité.
Il se déplace d’une pièce à l’autre sur simple commande vocale ou via un smartphone et se recharge par lui-même, le moment venu. Il évitera même le sac d’ado négligemment jeté dans l’entrée… Un et multiple à la fois : il réinvente l’expérience du multimédia en offrant la possibilité de sortir d’une poche ou d’un écran ses contenus pour les partager en grand forma..
It used to be that fine jewellery houses preferred an identikit boutique design of dark, intimate interiors lined with dusty museum-like showcases – all the better, they reckoned, to let quality gemstones shine. Since Peter Marino was invited to apply his golden touch to watch and jewellery boutiques across the globe for the likes of Chanel, Graff and Bulgari, the industry has been persuaded that jewels sparkle all the more if the environment reflects their patrons’ modern aspirations.
Hence, the arrival of Jaime Hayon’s contemporary grand salon for Nirav Modi’s New Delhi flagship, Patricia Urquiola’s pared-back luxury for Panerai and David Collins Studio’s sumptuous modernism for De Grisogono. Adding to that prestigious list is the London jeweller David Morris, which has worked with the former sculptor and furniture designer Eugene Brunelle to design its first boutique beyond the UK – in Paris.
While the exterior is an innocuous addition to the Rue Saint-Honoré’s Eastern string of n..
East New York is not known for its draw as a gallery hotspot, but if Fernando Mastrangelo has anything to do with it, the art-world masses may feel compelled to visit more often. The artist and designer, known for his serene sculptural works made from commonplace materials such as sand, glass and cement, recently opened a 10,000 sq ft workshop and studio, with 1,000 sq ft devoted to a gallery space.
‘In my old studio in Bushwick, I had a lot of success with people coming to see the pieces in this beautiful, all-white showroom gallery and then also being able to see those same pieces being made in the same building – it was a double experience,’ says Mastrangelo. However, his work area was cramped and he wanted an opportunity to expand not only his studio, but show how this showroom-studio concept could work for others in the artistic community.
Installation view of ‘In Good Company’ at Fernando Mastrangelo’s new studio space
Looking to inaugurate his new showroom-studio, Mastrangel..
As web design focuses more and more on good user experience, designers need to create the most usable and attractive websites possible. Carefully applied minimalist principles can help designers make attractive and effective websites with fewer elements, simplifying and improving users’ interactions.
In this article, I will discuss some examples of minimalism in web design, things to consider when designing minimalist interfaces, and explain why sometimes "less is more". If you’d like to get more creative with your own designs, you can download and test Adobe XD, and get started right away.
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New York designer Bec Brittain often draws on celestial and metaphysical references in her sculptural, otherworldly lighting pieces in brass and coloured glass. But for ‘Mercury’ (2015) the architecture-trained talent sought to reconnect with a more tactile material palette.
The all-black design – comprising 35 strands of LED lights interspersed with obsidian, jasper, and agate beads and a sensual heaping of leather and suede tassels – is the centrepiece for ‘Strange Days’, a group exhibition at her studio featuring work by Alex P White and design duo Material Lust.
Although Patrick Parrish Gallery debuted ‘Mercury’ at Design Miami two years ago, ‘other than those four days, it’s been in storage’, says Brittain, who relocated her workspace from Brooklyn to Manhattan’s bustling NoMad neighbourhood earlier this spring. ‘Now that we finally have a space to install it in, we’re excited to show it—it’s one of my favourite pieces: this is sort of the dark, moody side of me.’
Scene setting: Seating arrangements at Miu Miu always hold a particular significance. Miuccia Prada never seems to just accept the standard white benches or gilded chairs commonly present in most Paris shows, eschewing them in favour of more creative – and often luxurious – options. There have been brocade sofas. Decadent pouffs. Purple feathered chairs. In one instance, even beds (a very particular kind of guilty please stems from watching a fashion show reclining like a Roman). This time though, guests were seated in a vulgar variety of garden chairs! Yes, the white plastic kind present in every suburban home in the Western world. Why? Well, because her collection was a witty exploration of the kind of clothing that has been present in every suburban teen’s wardrobe since the fifties.
Mood board: Remember Saved by the Bell? My So-Called Life? Grease? Those were the conceptual inspirations behinnd a collection that explored the varying – and often recurring – inspirations of teen gir..
What could be more fitting as a symbol of rebirth in the City of Light, than a golden sun streaming spiralling metal rays? That’s the resplendent installation that Louis Vuitton visual creative director Faye Mcleod conceived for the façade of the maison’s new Peter Marino-designed Paris flagship. The store, which opens today, is spread across two historic hôtel particuliers – designed in 1714 by Versailles architect Jules Hardouin- Mansart – and is located in the Place Vendôme, where the young founder of the storied house first opened his trunk shop 160 years ago.
It’s a space that reflects the evolution of a house, which began as a specialist luggage supplier to aristocrats, including the Empress Eugénie de Montijo. The new two-storey boutique boasts not just leather goods, textiles, fragrance, jewellery and men’s and women’s ready to wear, but also its first savoir-faire corner, and its only dedicated home for its Objets Nomades collection of travel-inspired products. Each light-fil..
Denmark might be known for sticking to its tried and trusted design traditions, but there are a few creative visionaries who are redefining Danish design altogether.
Case in point, property developer Klaus Kastbjerg and architect Mads Møller of local firm Arcgency have joined forces with Scandinavian lifestyle brand Menu to transform an old crane in Copenhagen’s emerging Northern Harbour into a private retreat for two.
Set over four storeys, the structure, which takes its cues from its industrial Nordhavn home, features a ground floor reception area (complete with a concierge service and complimentary BMW i3); a glass-box meeting room on the second level; a spa with treatments such as charcoal facials; and a top floor penthouse boasting panoramic views of the harbour.
The interiors are dressed in dark coal-black shades, with smart wall-integrated furnishings, effectively creating a blank canvas to highlight the carefully selected Menu pieces curated by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of Norm A..
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