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How to Secure a Tattoo Apprenticeship

Tattoo artist Grisha Maslov 2010

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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 number of experienced tattoo artists out there that are willing to take someone under their wing is getting smaller and smaller.

07/14/2011 09:07

Photography Internships

Ansel Adams The Tetons and the Snake River (19...

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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, scour the Internet for details, and then apply.

07/12/2011 08:07

Designer Internships - New Feature on Design of the Times!

Christian Lacroix, 20 ans de haute couture, ré...

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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 you have a current résumé, a solid cover letter and know where you want to intern. If you know a second language, you have an immediate plus in your favor. Make sure to list it!

07/06/2011 07:07

Digital Cameras in the Classroom

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 for future employment, technology is often a required component of the curriculum.

Digital cameras are a type of technology that are always improving and evolving. They are also easy to access and less expensive than many other things. Most schools can obtain at least a few digital

07/04/2011 09:07

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 borders and propelling them into a bigger scene and audience.

06/24/2011 09:06

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.

05/25/2011 02:05

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

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 could be attempted in their primal form, but Deek is quick to let us know that what these pages really capture are just figments of his unrestrainable imagination.

04/15/2011 08:04

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 we will be reviewing soon, once we have sufficiently pored over it from cover to cover!  After contacting him, Deek very kindly agreed to do an exclusive interview for our blog, which I want to share with you all here.

03/14/2011 12:03

One Small Box for Man...Some Giant Fun for Mankind

The HickshawDeep 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, confined spaces, and the womblike comfort of the 'curl-and-nap.' In short: Agoraphobics Welcome!

02/25/2011 10:02

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