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Design Curiosities is now: Curiosity and Curiosities

A Stopgap as Design Curiosities becomes Curiosity and Curiosities


In an effort to bring more unique and thoughtful content to our site we’ve been discussing and working on what changes we need to make. As those changes are taking place behind the scenes, and to let you know that we are still here, you can find us at Curiosity and Curiosities. We are sharing visual content as a stopgap for this transition.





Favorite Albums of 2015

2015 Albums

Well, another great year of music is behind us. As always, this list was really tough to make.

01. Liturgy – The Ark Work
02. Matthew E. White – Fresh Blood
03. Houndmouth – Little Neon Limelight
04. Public Service Broadcasting – The Race for Space
05. Clarence Clarity – No Now
06. Levon Vincent – Levon Vincent
07. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete
08. Lower Dens – Escape From Evil
09. King Dude – Songs of Flesh & Blood – In The Key of Light
10. Jaakko Eino Kalevi – Jaakko Eino Kalevi

11. Twin Shadow – Eclipse
12. CHVRCHES- Every Open Eye
13. Petite Noir – La Vie Est Belle
14. LA Priest – Inji
15. Heems – Eat Pray Thug
16. Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect
17. Jim O’Rourke – Simple Songs
18. Josh Ritter – Sermon on the Rocks
19. Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor
20. The Eastern Sea – The Witness

Favorite Track
Flame – Sundara Karma

2015 Metal

Top 10 Metal Albums

01. Liturgy – The Ark Work
02. ZURIAAKE – 孤雁 Gu Yan
03. Prurient – Frozen Niagara Falls
04. Panopticon – Autumn Eternal
05. Deafheaven – New Bermuda
06. Locrian – Infinite Dissolution
07. Misþyrming – Söngvar Elds Og Óreiðu
08. Sannhet – Revisionist
09. High On Fire – Luminiferous
10. Napalm Death – Apex Predator – Easy Meat

Discover: Eydie Gorme




Eydie Gorme was born in the Bronx to a father from Sicily and a mother from Turkey. They were Sephardic Jews, and so she grew up speaking Ladino in their home, among other languages. Because of this, it wasn’t surprising that she released an album in Spanish.

Amor followed her Grammy-nominated album “Blame it on the Bossa Nova,” and was a collaboration with a very well known group from Mexico called the Trio Los Panchos. It made her a house-hold name in Spanish-speaking countries, and it topped the charts for 22 weeks. The Panchos’ warbling harmonies, so rigid and perfectly performed, mesh with Eydie’s voice—sophisticated, soothing and still, larger than life.

※ The photographs of Amor were taken by Nicole Shultz for Design Curiosities.

Observed: A Century of Artifice






Constantly, I’m drawn to the work of designers who are also artists. Michael Cina (Art | Design) sits in this overlap, also finding himself in a collaboration with Ghostly International, a long-term partnership that is not often common in design. You can see Cina in his work at Ghostly, but the converse is just as true. Recently, in conjunction with VSCO, Cina has produced a limited edition book to document 100 album covers and concept art, titled A Century of Artifice. “My hope is that it will give the viewer a unique glimpse into the diverse work I have done in the last six years with Ghostly. It is really a special thing when an artist and company can work hand in hand… I feel that the sum is greater than the parts, and this book will show the thought that I put into each project.”

※ The photographs of A Century of Artifice were taken by Nicole Shultz for Design Curiosities.