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Superior Interiors: NYSID Showcases 90 Years of McMillen

Unbeige - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:11

McMillen Inc. turns ninety this year, and the New York School of Interior Design is celebrating the august firm with an exhibition that explores its legacy of superior interiors. Writer Nancy Lazarus got a behind-the-scenes look at the country’s oldest continuously operating interior design firm during a recent visit to NYSID.

30's Cosmopolitan ClubThe white gloves worn in the 1920s, when McMillen was founded, are long gone, but the renowned interior design firm carries on many of the traditions that have accounted for its longevity, said Ann Pyne. As McMillen’s co-president and daughter of the founder, Eleanor Stockstrom McMillen Brown, Pyne shared her inside perspective at a recent NYSID panel discussion. The event coincides with a 90-year retrospective exhibit, on view until December 5.

“Walking into the McMillen office gives you the feeling that you’ve arrived at a company that knows its business,” said Tom Buckley, principal and founder of Brown Buckley, and a former head of McMillen’s design department. “Mrs. Brown had a very progressive mind and was a forward-moving businesswoman.”

As Pyne sees it, the firm’s design authority, non-negotiable business models, devotion to education, and attention to finishes are the cornerstones of its success. McMillen interiors also adhere to the “discipline of the room,” while promoting a sense of conviviality and coziness. That foundation has stayed with McMillen alumni long after working at the firm, noted Buckley.

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Linked: Video Casette Logos

Brand new - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:53
A supercut of 1970s and 80s logo animations from video casette companies, compiled by and from the personal collection of Jonathan Hertzberg. Some gloriously bad stuff in there.... Armin
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Noted: <![CDATA[New Logo and Identity for Qatar National Library by Duffy &amp; Partners]]&gt;

Brand new - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:35
(2015) "Qatar National Library — based on Qatar's tradition of Dar Al Kutub, the first public library in the Gulf Region founded on 29. December 1962 — will serve everybody from world-class researchers looking for high specialized scientific articles to the general public enjoying listening... Armin
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Reviewed: Friday Likes 103: From Blok, Whiskey &amp; Mentine, and Vova Lifanov

Brand new - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:06
We've got color, we've got patterns, we've got mobile felines in today's Friday Likes, with work from Toronto, Rome, and Moscow.... Armin
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Digital Publishing Innovation Summit Set for December in San Francisco - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:00

These days we're all digital publishers, whether we like it or not. Some of our publishing efforts are central to our business responsibilities, others not. And it's often in participating in new, untested ways of sharing content that we gain insights that cross over into the mainstream. But how to stay on top of all this relentless online content innovation?

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Linked: Opening at Pajama

Brand new - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:36
Position: Creative Director at Pajama in London, UK.... Armin
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Announced: 2014 Brand New Conference Swag

Brand new - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 21:46
For those interested, here is a handy checkout area to buy some of the 2014 Brand New Conference swag. For t-shirts, unfortunately, we only have L and XL sizes left; they are American Apparel. Shipping is free within the U.S., and a little extra for... Armin
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Linked: NBA as MLS Logos

Brand new - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 16:25
All NBA team logos repurposed in the style of the new MLS logo because mash-up.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo and Bumpers for Boomerang

Brand new - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 16:17
Launched in the U.S. on April 1, 2000, Boomerang is a 24-hour, all-animation network for kids and families dedicated to showcasing both timeless cartoons from the Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Cartoon Network libraries, as well as exclusive acquisitions and original productions from around the... Armin
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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Porto by White Studio

Brand new - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:17
Continuing my string of awkward introductions for destinations… Porto: it's in Portugal, it's the country's second largest city with a population of about 1.4 million, it's pretty as hell, a river runs through it, and has plenty of history. You can Wikipedia-it or Google-image-it, both... Armin
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Mark Your Calendar: Michael Graves ‘Past as Prologue’ Symposium

Unbeige - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:11

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Stock up on Peeps and reserve your ticket to “Past as Prologue,” a just-announced symposium that will be held “in honor of Michael Graves on the occasion of his fiftieth year in practice.” Organized by The Architectural League of New York and hosted by Parsons The New School for Design, the November 22nd confab will consider Graves’ deep influences on the disciplines of architecture and design. Tackling subjects such as architectural pedagogy, drawing, and the design of objects (fingers crossed for a session on “the Hitler teapot”!) will be the likes of Billie Tsien, Steven Holl, Paul Goldberger, and Museum of Arts and Design director Glenn Adamson, with a day-capping conversation among Graves, Peter Eisenman, and Adele Chatfield Taylor, the former director of the American Academy in Rome. Tickets are now available: they’re $25 each, but League members and students can attend gratis.

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French Art Deco - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 00:00

‘Art Deco’ is epitomised by the French works exhibited at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris in 1925. The exquisite craftsmanship and artistry of the dazzling works displayed spoke to a sophisticated modernity, yet were firmly rooted in tradition.

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Linked: Beats by Tape

Brand new - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:16
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick puts tape over iconic Beats headphones' "b" logo for his post-game interview after being fined $10,000 the prior week for promoting a company that isn't an official NFL partner during post-game press sessions.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo for Salesforce

Brand new - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 16:11
(Est. 1999) " Inc. is a global cloud computing company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Though best known for its customer relationship management (CRM) product, has also expanded into commercial applications of social networking through acquisition. It is currently ranked the most innovative company... Armin
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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for 2014 Brand New Conference by UnderConsideration

Brand new - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 14:05
Given the positive reception of last year's post about the design and development of the 2013 Brand New Conference identity I thought you fine people would enjoy another thorough overview of what we did for this year's conference in Chicago, IL. We enjoyed doing it,... Armin
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Quote of Note | Pete Wells on Keith McNally

Unbeige - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:02


“[O]f course, he worries about the interiors. Cherche Midi’s is lovely. Outside is a dystopian intersection. You’d never know it in the dining room, which feels intimate, almost private, although of course every face is on display, bathed in light the color of apricot jam.

For three decades, Mr. McNally has been rooting around in the same Lego kit: distressed mirrors, chipped subway tiles, bottles backlighted to look like stained glass. In his hands, these well-worn tricks give restaurants the battered nobility of a vintage Saab. When anyone else tries, they end up with a 1986 Ford Escort. Sets and lighting will never be the whole show.”

-New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells in his recent review of Keith McNally‘s Cherche Midi, which opened in June on the corner of Houston Street and the Bowery in NYC

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Design Jobs: Kohler, Shutterstock, The Lucky Group

Unbeige - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:30

This week, Kohler is hiring a senior art director for its digital department, while Shutterstock needs an image reviewer. The Lucky Group is seeking a photo studio manager, and Prometheus Global Media is on the hunt for a design director for ADWEEK. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.


Senior Art Director, Digital Kohler (Kohler, WI) Image Reviewer Shutterstock (Telecommute) Photo Studio Manager The Lucky Group (New York, NY) Design Director, ADWEEK Prometheus Global Media (New York, NY) Photo Editor MTV World (New York, NY)

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Linked: Jumpman Vs. Kettlestand

Brand new - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:52
Although the image says it all, here is the story: "Nike opposes CrossFit CityPlace's effort to trademark its logo because it believes the logo is too similar to 'jump-man.' Nike says the CityPlace CrossFit logo will create confusion with the public, causing the sneaker maker... Armin
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Noted: New Logo and Identity for Community Farm Alliance by Bullhorn

Brand new - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:30
(Est. 1985) "Community Farm Alliance is a grassroots membership organization with over 1,000 members in 60 Kentucky counties. CFA's mission is to organize and encourage cooperation among farmers, rural, and urban citizens, through leadership development and grassroots democratic processes, to ensure an essential, prosperous place... Armin
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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Up For School by The Partners

Brand new - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:58
Launched this past September, Up For School is call to action "on behalf of 58 million children currently excluded from school because they are child labourers, married too young, discriminated against because they are girls, exploited or living in war-torn regions where their schools are... Armin
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