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The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards and Conference bring together problem solvers from the worlds of business and design, exploring the newest ideas in everything from apps to architecture. Here are five reasons you won’t want to miss out.

OUR STAGE IS YOUR FAST TRACK TO INNOVATION.

Launch your design career—or transform your work and life—with design lessons from the likes of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers design partner John Maeda, Pentagram partner Paula Scher, and “Game of Thrones” costume designer Michele Clapton.

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MEET THE BRAINS BEHIND TOMORROW’S BEST DESIGN IDEAS.

We’ll announce the winners of the 2014 Innovation By Design Awards, selected from a pool of 1,587 entries. Winners represent the best in everything from graphic design to paradigm-shifting healthcare. Check out our list of finalists here (including Chipotle's viral Scarecrow film)

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GET EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO THE BEST DESIGN DESTINATIONS IN NEW YORK CITY.

Attend intimate Design Experiences at the headquarters of design-minded companies, like MakerBotEtsy, and IDEO, and get inspired by secrets you learn in their own homes.

HOBNOB WITH DESIGN LEGENDS (AND UP-AND-COMERS).

They’re all here, whether from the new school (Vivian Rosenthal of 30 Weeks) or the old school (legendary ad man George Lois).

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YOUR PEERS ARE DOING IT.

The Innovation By Design Awards and Conference draws 450 of the most talented designers and design-obsessed professionals. There will be ice cream, finger-painting, and booze. Do with that what you will.

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Join us at Innovation By Design on October 15, 2014, at Metropolitan Pavilion and across the city. You can follow our journey to Innovation By Design on Co.Design and on Twitter using #BestDesignFC.

Get your tickets here.

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5 Design Lessons From Anna Sui, Fashion’s Enduring Boho Queen
It’s 5 p.m. in New York’s fashionably gritty Meatpacking District, and as the day’s office meetings give way to loft parties, fashion designer Anna Sui somehow looks equal parts funky and professional. While publicists and photographers swirl around us, preparing for an event, she sits at ease, wearing an an embellished denim jacket, a blue-and-black print dress, and knee-high boots, topped by bold red lipstick and dark eyeliner. It’s not hard to understand why women around the world still flock to her polished-bohemian aesthetic, more than 20 years since her eponymous label’s first runway show. 
In the lull after the storm that is New York Fashion Week, Sui took a moment to tell Co.Design about her design philosophy. Each time she sits down to create a new collection, she filters her love of the past through the lens of modern street-wear. “You have to mix in your nostalgia with what makes it relevant now,” she says. 
Here are her design secrets>

5 Design Lessons From Anna Sui, Fashion’s Enduring Boho Queen

It’s 5 p.m. in New York’s fashionably gritty Meatpacking District, and as the day’s office meetings give way to loft parties, fashion designer Anna Sui somehow looks equal parts funky and professional. While publicists and photographers swirl around us, preparing for an event, she sits at ease, wearing an an embellished denim jacket, a blue-and-black print dress, and knee-high boots, topped by bold red lipstick and dark eyeliner. It’s not hard to understand why women around the world still flock to her polished-bohemian aesthetic, more than 20 years since her eponymous label’s first runway show. 

In the lull after the storm that is New York Fashion Week, Sui took a moment to tell Co.Design about her design philosophy. Each time she sits down to create a new collection, she filters her love of the past through the lens of modern street-wear. “You have to mix in your nostalgia with what makes it relevant now,” she says.

Here are her design secrets>

Steven Soderbergh is a director obsessed. For his and our study, he converted Raiders of the Lost Ark to black and white, and scored it with a new soundtrack. He hopes we’ll come to appreciate Steven Spielberg’s immaculate staging—the way every element in a scene is combined to contribute to a film’s world and story.
And Soderbergh is right. Raiders is an extraordinarily well directed film that will make you appreciate just how far we can stretch an audience’s imagination without CGI.
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Steven Soderbergh is a director obsessed. For his and our study, he converted Raiders of the Lost Ark to black and white, and scored it with a new soundtrack. He hopes we’ll come to appreciate Steven Spielberg’s immaculate staging—the way every element in a scene is combined to contribute to a film’s world and story.

And Soderbergh is right. Raiders is an extraordinarily well directed film that will make you appreciate just how far we can stretch an audience’s imagination without CGI.

Watch>

Costume designers for Indiana Jones, The Blues Brothers, The Hunger Games, and more dish on their process.
If a film is doing its job, you’re probably not thinking about how its costumes were made—you’re wrapped up in the story, forgetting that the characters are just actors in carefully manufactured garb. But the stories behind the designs of Hollywood’s most famous garments can be as rich as the films themselves. 

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Costume designers for Indiana Jones, The Blues Brothers, The Hunger Games, and more dish on their process.

If a film is doing its job, you’re probably not thinking about how its costumes were made—you’re wrapped up in the story, forgetting that the characters are just actors in carefully manufactured garb. But the stories behind the designs of Hollywood’s most famous garments can be as rich as the films themselves. 

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Exhibition Tuesday!

Influential artist and master printmaker, the late Robert Blackburn created In Everything There Is A Season, a permanent glass mosaic artwork on the platform walls of the 116th Street station on the 6 Line. The original collages created for this mosaic installation are currently on view at the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland in Robert Blackburn: Passages. This first comprehensive retrospective features 90 original artworks by Blackburn. On view until December 19th, the exhibition will begin a national tour in January 2015.