From Pneumatic Inflatables to Designing for Healthcare: Better World by Design 2016

This past weekend over 700 people gathered in Providence, Rhode Island for Better World by Design. In it’s ninth year, the conference held between adjacent college campuses Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University, brings creators, innovators and professionals of all types together for a three day long gathering to examine and promote the importance of critical design thinking. Based on the theme of Interplay, the conference was broken into three categories: Micro, Meso and Macro. Each day examined the social and physical scale at which interplay is occurring. Through thirty-five presentations, conference attendees critically analyzed design’s interdisciplinary power and gained greater understanding of how to truly strive towards creating a better world. Photo Source: Better World by DesignWhile the official themes were Micro, Meso and … Read More


The work of Carl Bender’s design studio, Okay, holds far more merit than its name implies. Having a strong sense of narrative, he creates distinct and memorable brands by integrating his client’s stories into his designs. I’m especially fond of his work for Bender’s Whiskey Co. Inspired by the company’s location on San Francisco’s Treasure Island, the whiskey’s quirky illustrative packaging pays homage to the island’s nautical history and the swashbuckling sailors who have spent time there. ——————– Also worth viewing: Peter Tarka Dadu Shin Caitlin Keegan Follow us on RSS, Instagram, Pinterest, Wanelo,  ——————– Share on FacebookThanks to this week’s Sponsor // Yana Typeface by Laura Worthington Read More