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Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by Laura Braun

And, of course, it isn't just the bike itself that needs to evolve—so do cities. "We do need a better or different bike," says Colin Owen, who teaches bike design at California College of the Arts and founded an urban cycling brand called Sparse.

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Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015 by Laura Braun

Bred in the Digital Craft Lab at the California College of the Arts, the current progress demonstrates the principle of deploying multiple eight-legged drones that can drill and deploy their liquid payload, intended to “repair or maintain” the landing site.

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Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015 by Laura Braun

Behold then, a rendering of the boat of your dreams. The 55-meter vessel, christened Salt, isn’t real (yet), but there’s no doubt a band of obscenely wealthy people clamoring to change that. Salt is the work ofLujac Desautel, an architecture student at San Francisco’s California College of the Arts. He designed the ship as an entry to a young boat designers competition, which asked participants to take an existing hull of a sailboat and go crazy.

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Posted on Monday, March 16, 2015 by Laura Braun

Sartorial savviness (think ValentinoMarniYohji Yamamoto) and exquisite art (Ed Ruscha,Doug Aitkens) were the passions of guests at a recent kickoff event for California College of the Arts’ upcoming student scholarship program fundraiser hosted by Eileen and Peter Michael.

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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015 by Laura Braun

Desautel was last year nominated for Young Designer of the Year by Boat International Media and is a Bachelor of Architecture Student at California College of the Arts in the US.

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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015 by Laura Braun

The newest yacht design by Oregon native Lujac Desautel is a majestic vessel that shimmers with a glass-encased deck, offering passengers the incredible experience of feeling close to the ocean. The California College of the Arts architecture student designed SALT with minimalistic principles and user experience in mind.  From a distance, the yacht looks like it’s made entirely of glass. A closer inspection reveals that the central deck is encased in a glass atrium, and the rest of the boat sparkles with a shiny white finish.

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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015 by Laura Braun

But meanwhile, one graduate student at California College of the Arts, Alida Draudt, is challenging drivers and riders to look a decade or more down the road.

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Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2015 by Laura Braun

We know, we know—Armory Week literally just ended (and Art Basel in Miami Beach remains a not-so-distant memory). But it's time to go ahead and start bracing yourself for the similarly crazy experience of Frieze Week, which is a mere two months away. To get you in the spirit, NADA New York has released its list of 2015 exhibitors. The fair will once again take place at Pier 36 and run from May 14–17, 2015.

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Posted on Monday, March 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

Rinne, adjunct professor in the architecture program at California College of the Arts, is the author of The Waters of Rome: Aqueducts, Fountains, and the Birth of the Baroque City (Yale University Press, 2011). In her book, Rinne presents a unified vision of Rome during the Baroque period that links improvements to public and private water systems with political, religious and social change.

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Posted on Monday, March 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

Our modern world is fast.  The connections we make are immediate yet superficial:  texting, social media, and mass media swirl past us to until we are left over-saturated by information, much of which is useless.  Amidst all of this, hiding in plain sight, are the evils of corruption, poverty, and the complacency we practice to endure it.  The Belgian artistic duo of Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys are well aware of this form of modernity and have placed it at the center of the works in “Tram 3,” on display at the Wattis Institute in San Francisco.  Stripping bare the world we live in, minim

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