“Estrada: Sailing Through Design”

An influential Spanish designer brings finished projects and the sketches that started them to NYC

The AIGA National Design Center welcomes its newest exhibit Estrada: Sailing Through Design, by celebrated Spanish graphic designer Manuel Estrada, with a gigantic clock-like image on its glass windows. The spinning dial is not a typical clock hand though, but rather a rust-colored European ship that rotates constantly to match the exhibit’s title. Immediately, visitors can sense this isn’t a typical design exhibition. Finished books …

Jasmine Takanikos + Benjo’s

Vibrant two-tone shoelaces recall stunning sunrises and sunsets for a dynamic pop of color this summer

Jasmine Takanikos lives a life guided by color. The NYC-based color and branding consultant is known among the creative community for her flawless ability to pair pigments, both in her personal style and for companies like Lululemon, New Balance and now, the Minneapolis-based accessories label Benjo’s. Founder Ben Hertz recently teamed up with Takanikos to add even more dynamic hues to the company’s already-brilliant range …

StyleShoots

Fashion's most efficient tool yet streamlines product shots by perfectly eliminating the background

Anyone who’s used photo-editing programs has no doubt experienced the frustration of removing a background from an image. It can be a painstaking process. But Dutch company StyleShoots has found a solution with its flagship product of the same name. StyleShoots is a massive and impressive machine, taking up half a large room in order to work its magic. Powered by a Mac mini and …