Core77 Design Awards

Three projects that redefine usability from the design world's newest competition

Starting with a reinvented trophy—designed as a mold for casting multiples to share with collaborators—the Core77 Design Awards is setting out to be a contest like no other. The competition presents some of the industry’s most thoughtful concepts that often change the way we interact with the landscape around us. Below are three paradigm-shifting projects that enhance life by redefining space and usage. Alcove Felix …

See! Colour!

Artist James Turrell's mind-bending experience of light, sound and space in Järna, Sweden

The average human takes many things for granted, but in the eyes of American artist James Turrell the light and color around us is top of the list. For the past 30 years the pioneering artist has been creating breathtaking installations based around the simplistically multifaceted mediums of light, color and space. In fact, Turrell can lay claim to owning the world’s largest piece of …

Nine Eyes

Artist Jon Rafman's cleverly-edited Google Streetview images get a New Museum group show

Montreal-based artist Jon Rafman pores over thousands of Google Maps Streetview images, amassing the most intriguing assortment of real life literally captured on the road. Publishing a book in 2009, Rafman continues to explore how—like an admissible Peeping Tom—the Internet changes the public’s perception of personal space with his Tumblr blog Nine Eyes. A selection of photos from Nine Eyes is currently on view in …