How to Secure a Tattoo Apprenticeship


A lot of people want to learn how to tattoo. They basically have two options: either get a DIY kit and learn how to do it for themselves or try and get a tattoo apprenticeship. Obviously, the recommended method is to search for the tattoo apprenticeship. This, however, can be a very difficult task. The … Read more

Photography Internships

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Budding professional photographers may want to consider an internship to gain new insight and sharpen their skills along with learning philosophy of a certain facet. Internships allow for personal, hands-on experience with set designers, stylists, clients and photographers. Many cities are available for internship so choose yours, polish the résumé and sharpen the cover letter, … Read more

Designer Internships – New Feature on Design of the Times!

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Design of the Times is now your online resource for design internships around the country. Each week we will publish a list of the latest internships to be announced by design houses, architecture firms, photographers, etc. Let us know what you think in the comments section! There are many design internships available – make sure … Read more

Digital Cameras in the Classroom

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In today’s world, a working knowledge of technology is often essential. Most jobs require some level of technical know-how. Technology isn’t stagnant, but rather dynamic: always changing, updating and making older equipment and software obsolete. For students today, having hands-on contact with technology in the classroom is a must. Not only is learning the skills necessary … Read more

Fashion Designer Takes Motor City by Storm

While most people would consider Chicago more the ‘it’ city of the Midwest, Detroit is displaying a powerful movement towards permanently snatching the fashion tiara off the Windy City’s head. For over seven years now Michigan has hosted the Detroit Fashion Week, an event geared towards enabling local designers meet international standards, freeing them from their … Read more

Green Revolution in Spain

Treehugger has a great article about the current protests in Spain. The Indignados (Outraged) have been camping out for about two weeks in Madrid’s main plaza, Puerta del Sol. The protests have steadily grown in number and are spread throughout various cities within the Iberian peninsula. Whether in support of these protests or not, you have to give … Read more

“Humble Homes Simple Shacks Cozy Cottages Ramshackle Retreats Funky Forts”: A Review

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The first thing that caught my eye in Deek Diedricksen’s brazen introduction to his, well, let’s call it his manifesto, was his assurance that the ideas found within are not by any means completed designs, or, as he puts it, “This is not a blueprint book.” It’s more like a playtime show-and-tell. Yes, his structures … Read more

Exclusive Interview with “Larkitect” Derek Diedricksen

A few weeks ago I posted an article about the world’s most loveable “big-kid” designer, Derek “Deek” Diedricksen, whose mini dwellings have captured attention for being at once imaginative and functional. You can explore his structures in his YouTube series, “Tiny Yellow House” and also his book, “Humble Homes Simple Shacks Cozy Cottages Ramshackle Retreats Funky Forts,” which … Read more

One Small Box for Man…Some Giant Fun for Mankind

Deep in the woods of Massachussetts (not quite, but it sounds intrepid), lives Derek Diedricksen, the world’s most innovative scavenger. Littered (‘scuse the pun) around his backyard are a whole host of characters from the diminutive, shy “Boxy Lady”, to the rather more audacious “Gypsy Junker”. This is a veritable wonderland for those who enjoy cozy, … Read more

Thinking Outside the Box: Renovated Shipping Containers Make their Mark

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Thanks to an explosion of innovation and creativity, those corrugated behemoths that were once only found in ferry ports or riding on top of 18 wheels will now take on a much greater role in our lives. All things considered, it looks like the humble shipping container is set to become THE big thing among architects and designers. These … Read more