Debbie Millman | Design Matters with Debbie Millman
Keenan Scott II
Lee Moreau + Devorah Klein | The Futures Archive
The Futures Archive S1E6: The Toilet
Kathleen Meaney | Essay
100 Years of Land Grant Universities in 100 Points
The Editors | Books
Woman Made
Connect 4 | Audio
Kojo Boateng and Brian Jean: Making Decisions, Making Your Mark
Chappell Ellison | Essays
You’ll Never Guess the Amazing Ways Online Design Writing and Criticism Has Changed
Adrian Shaughnessy | Books
Impact
Connect 4 | Audio
Natasha Jen and Adnan Bishtawi: How Do You Survive as a Designer?
| Books
Sign Painting
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
The Designer's Virus
Jessica Helfand | Essays
Why Write About Graphic Design?
Jessica Helfand | Essays
All Things Matter
James Biber | Essays
Vestige(s) of Empire
Bryan Finoki | Essays
Architecture vs. the People
Connect 4 | Audio
Eddie Opara and Tyriq Moore: How Do You Build Knowledge as a Designer?
Susan Yelavich | Books
Beings: Unruly Things, Golems, Cyborgs
Susan Morris | Essays
Design+ at Sundance, Slamdance, and the NYFF
Steven Heller | Opinions
Pinch Me! 
Is it Really Over?
Ellen Lupton | Terms of Service
Confidence Equity
Alexandra Lange | Opinions
Why Nicolai Ouroussoff Is Not Good Enough
Scott Berkun | Books
The Powerful Decide
The Editors | Watch This Space
Design Observer Community Session: Barbara Glauber
Steven Heller | Essays
WAR! What’s it Really Good For?
Connect 4 | Audio
Jonathan Jackson and Avalon Garrick: Time for Change
Adrian Shaughnessy | Essays
Books. Still not dead.
Jason Grant | Essays
Against Branding: Part 2 — Design and Happiness
Adam Harrison Levy | Essays
The History of Being Found
Elle Luna | Report
Report from a Japanese Maid Café


Observed | October 29

Black students make up only 9% of enrollment at 96 schools teaching art and design in the United States. But thanks to D’Wayne Edwards, that is about to change. [JH]

At just 61 years old, Nigeria is still an emerging nation—and it’s a hotbed of design. [JH]

Humor, art, activism: discuss amongst yourselves. [JH]

What do the words “design” and “delicatessen” have in common? You’re about to find out! [JH]


Observed | October 26

Graphic designers will swoon to see Ricky Jay’s collection, which will be auctioned this week at Sotheby’s in New York. [JH]


Observed | October 22

Elizabeth Diller interprets Edmund de Waal’s book, “The Hare With Amber Eyes” as a cabinet of curiosities. The exhibition opens at The Jewish Museum in New York on November 19. [JH]


Observed | October 15

Karim Rashid opines on the harsher realities of a life in design. [JH]

Richard Schultz, American pioneer of modernist furniture, dies at 95. [JH]

Pixar movies, and the subtleties of dystopian cities. [JH]

In celebration of their relaunch Print magazine comissioned a wonderful video that you should watch. [BV]


Observed | October 01

Adnan Lotia recreates iconic album covers with ... Lego. [JH]

Designers Verònica Fuerte and Sebastián Londoño turn circles into an international design language. [JH]

Jim Jarmusch, collage artist. [JH]

Posted without comment. [JH]



Jobs | December 01