'What you think you become.' —Buddha 'When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.' —Max Planck 'Less is more. —Design adage 'Focus on a small number of things; do them really well; and leave yourself margin in your schedule for recharging and curiosity. It’s possible to be both happy and impressive, if you know what you’re doing... A simple, carefully curated, minimalist digital life is not a rejection of technology or a reactionary…Find out more »
A SPECIAL once-off edition of of Arts & Letters Society in KL is set for Septembr. This salon will tie in with the National Gallery's exhibit on 'Contemporary Design.' We'll host it at PCLO Cafe, on the 2F mezannine. Join in the conversations about art, design, the work of making, and the way we each engage with the creative process. Last seen in May in KL to host Atelier S P A C E, DK welcome a chance to invite…Find out more »
ORIGIN: 'What is fromness?' is inspired by 'Ask me where I'm local' by Taiye Selasi: 'When someone asks you where you're from … do you sometimes not know how to answer?' Selasi speaks for "multi-local" people. In other words, people who feel at home in the town where they grew up, the city they live now and maybe another place or two. How can I come from a country?, she asks. How can a human being come from a concept?'…Find out more »
MAKE A ZINE, with just 8 others. In this popup atelier that gathers people who want to work together to make a short publication. Writers, designers, artists, illustrators, and other creatives are welcome to apply. Be a part of the international conversation. Atelier S P A C E is creating zines in a limited edition in each of the cities where DK go. The atelier returns from Scandinavia in September. Participation fee: RM 60pp per session. There will be four…Find out more »
MAKE A SPACE and find the muse. Jazz artists are invited to apply for one of our online workshops, JAZZ, focused exclusively on visuals for this kind of music. (Note: no smooth jazz.) http://designkompany.com/blog/2018/04/16/7-may-designing-brand-identity-for-jazz-musicians/Find out more »
THERE ARE LOTS of people who want to write, and say they will, one day, but when? What about practicing your way towards something that is thematically your own? Could you dedicate 20 minutes a week to simply writing? Would it help to be made accountable by knowing there might be other people also asking themselves this question, and waiting to hear from you? A. Spaice hosts the Cojournal to explore conversations on specific topics in protected-page forums at Design…Find out more »
What’s an ‘atelier?’
An atelier is a workshop or studio used by an artist or designer. Design Kompany’s ateliers are hosted by Akira Morita and Dipika Kohli.