Need A Friend? Find A Friend with "The Selfie Arm" by aric snee & justin crowe

Design // Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Sometimes we just want a little light-hearted fun on the site. Have you ever had a nice moment ruined by a selfie stick? Whether it was New Year's Eve in Vancouver or spring break on Maui, the Juxtapoz staff has had a deep fascination with selfie-sticks, even though we don't own one or have ever used one. But if we did, if we ever had to get to that point, we would use this "Selfie Arm" designed by Aric Snee and Justin Crowe. Because if you are going to have to use a selfie stick, do it with no friends and pretend like you have them. 

Designer of the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign has died

Design // Tuesday, April 21, 2015
We are saddened to here today that the designer behind the very famous "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign, Betty Whitehead Willis, has passed away at the age of 91. According to CNN, she grew up 50 miles outside of Vegas, attended art school in Pasadena, California and then moved back to Vegas where she created one of America's most famous signs. We can probably credit her indirectly for "Swingers" while we're at it.

Natural Cannabis Company’s High Art challenge: The Winners

Design // Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The second year of the Natural Cannabis Company’s High Art challenge, hosted by Juxtapoz, has concluded as over 575 artists from 53 different countries submitted designs in hopes of gaining one of the top three prizes.  The overwhelming response for the second year of the challenge underscores the ubiquity and worldwide interest in the cannabis movement and no doubt sets the stage for continued growth with the High Art challenge in 2016.   

Katy Fischer’s Tidy Aesthetic

Design // Tuesday, April 21, 2015
If you’re a person who enjoys neatly organized objects, Katy Fischer is your girl. She has a cozy installation up at 365 Mission in LA, complete with a bed, on view through April 25. It’s called "Finders, Keepers, Losers and Weepers," and you should catch it while you can.

The Haas Brothers Are Party Gods

Design // Monday, April 20, 2015
Check out those gold buns, a hilarious object titled “Fanny DeVito,” crafted by the goofy-chic Haas Brothers. From rarefied furniture made for Versace, to Lady Gaga’s custom wings, their work is insanely luxe and over-the-top, while maintaining a fashionable sense of humor. Perhaps you noticed their forty-three ton “Party God” statue made of hand carved marble at Coachella...

Herman Miller Challenge: Designing For The New Office Nomads

Design // Friday, April 17, 2015
Recently, Herman Miller hosted a design competition focused on the idea of a modern, mobile worker. The proposition challenged designers to create a concept that would facilitate individual work in a shared work environment. It questioned designers to think about all of the “stuff” that mobile workers need to access throughout their day and what type of product could be created to aid in their plight.

Polish Film Posters: 1954 – 1970 @ BFI Southbank Atrium, London

Design // Thursday, April 16, 2015
From Howls and Whispers: "A new exhibition at BFI Southbank celebrates a generation of visionary Polish poster artists who created their own unique spins on British films released in Poland in the post-war period. Selected works from the original Andrzej Wajda's Films in World Film Posters exhibition on loan from the archives of the Film Museum in Łódź, Poland presents archival materials related to the life and work of the Polish artist. 

A’ Design Awards 2014/15: The Winners

Design // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
For months now, we have been showing our readers the entries and finalists for the prestigious A’ Design Awards & Competition, the worlds’ largest and most diffused international design awards. What has been brilliant for us is that the more we have engaged with the Design community in our print edition each month, we have seen all sorts of interesting ideas and projects come out of the A' Design Awards & Competition. Today, the A’ Design Awards announced the results of the 2014 - 2015 design competition: There are 836 Winners from 83 countries in 89 different design disciplines!

Tidal Roots: Paddleboards Made in Maine

Design // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tidal Roots is a young brand, hand making and designing stand up paddle boards in Maine. Recently, I got the chance to sit down and chat with the owners Kent Scovill and Kyle Schaefer about their process and why they do what they do. Our design contributor, Greg Cordeiro, interviews the owners, a perfect timed-Spring chat. 

The 1939 Pontiac "Ghost Car" Was Made of Plexiglass

Design // Monday, April 13, 2015
In 1939 Pontiac created the Deluxe Six "Ghost Car," a collaboration with chemical company Rohm & Hass that featured a body created from Plexiglass. The car was used to promote the recently developed transparent acrylic material. It debuted at the 1939-40 World's Fair in New York and obviously was a big hit.


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