23 episodes

Hosted by COOL HUNTING founders Evan Orensten and Josh Rubin, Design Tangents takes listeners on a journey into the minds of artists, designers, musicians, tech pioneers and visionaries. The podcast explores the creative processes and inspirations that drive these changemakers and offers behind-the-scenes insights into their careers, challenges and philosophies.

Design Tangents COOL HUNTING and SURROUND

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

Hosted by COOL HUNTING founders Evan Orensten and Josh Rubin, Design Tangents takes listeners on a journey into the minds of artists, designers, musicians, tech pioneers and visionaries. The podcast explores the creative processes and inspirations that drive these changemakers and offers behind-the-scenes insights into their careers, challenges and philosophies.

    Katie Longmyer: Wrangler of Misfits

    Katie Longmyer: Wrangler of Misfits

    A pioneering creative and life-long culture maker, Katie Longmyer is also a talented operator. Known by many as “Good Peoples,” a label given to her during her early club-kid days, that’s exactly the type of person she attracts and it eventually became the name of her events and experiences agency. In this episode Evan and Josh talk to Longmyer about the arc of her career, Co-founding and being the CEO of Proto, community building, Shibari, the future of social media and more. 
    katielongmyer.com 
    instagram.com/goodpeoples 
    Discover more shows from SURROUND at surroundpodcasts.com.
    This episode was produced by Rob Schulte with editing assistance from Hannah Viti.
    Design Tangents is presented by Genesis.

    • 54 min
    meriko borogove: designer, engineer, director and photographer

    meriko borogove: designer, engineer, director and photographer

    During her 22 years at Apple meriko borogove worked on some of the most interesting and transformative products the company has made. If you’ve ever used a camera on an Apple device, then you’re already familiar with some of her work, as she led the camera team for years. A designer, engineer, director and photographer who one colleague labeled a “unicorn” given her epic levels of intelligence, creativity, logic and humanitarianism, she is now leading a future where technology and entertainment increasingly collaborate. In this episode Evan and Josh talk to borogove about the early Apple days, how cameras and photography have evolved, spatial computing, volumetric imaging, live performance and more. Artists and nerds love her and you will too.

    merikob.com
    scanlabprojects.co.uk 
    audienceofthefuture.live/projects/dream

    Discover more shows from SURROUND at surroundpodcasts.com.
    This episode was produced by Rob Schulte with editing assistance from Hannah Viti.
    Design Tangents is presented by Genesis.

    • 56 min
    Willie Williams: Creative alchemist and visual director of live experiences

    Willie Williams: Creative alchemist and visual director of live experiences

    Operating behind the scenes and under the radar Willie Williams has been creating some of the most memorable and talked about experiences and live performances for decades. Josh + Evan caught up with the co-founder of London's Treatment Studio in Las Vegas, where the firm designed both U2’s epic residency at The Sphere and Weekends With Adele at Caesars Palace. In this episode we hear about Williams' work with U2 over the last forty years, his creative process, how the modest technical genius integrates cutting-edge innovation into his projects, the power of reading and more.  
    Reference Links:
    www.Williewilliams.com
    www.treatmentstudio.com

    Discover more shows from SURROUND at surroundpodcasts.com.
    This episode was produced by Rob Schulte.
    Design Tangents is presented by Genesis.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Jonathan Adler: Potter, designer and philologist

    Jonathan Adler: Potter, designer and philologist

    Jonathan dreamed about being a potter but was thwarted by the advice of others, so after university he started working at a talent agency in NYC, and threw pottery on the side. It didn’t take long for him to listen to his heart and pursue his true calling. Thirty one years later he’s achieved superstar status as a multi-faceted creator and designer with a retail empire and a creative studio that celebrates his unique point of view on living with glamour and style. In this episode Josh and Evan talk to Jonathan about building his eponymous lifestyle brand, the power of yes, flexing vocabulary and keeping it carny.
    jonathanadler.com
    Instagram.com/JonathanAdler
    Discover more shows from SURROUND at surroundpodcasts.com.
    This episode was produced by Rob Schulte.
    Design Tangents is presented by Genesis.

    • 46 min
    Paola Antonelli: Design curator, educator and evangelist

    Paola Antonelli: Design curator, educator and evangelist

    Growing up in Milan, Paola Antonelli was surrounded by design and became aware of its importance when she noticed things that weren’t well designed. For nearly 30 years Antonelli—an architect, author, editor and podcaster—has been the Design Curator at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art. A long-time inspiration for us at COOL HUNTING, we were excited to sit down with her to talk about her perspective on design, what’s exciting her now, current and future MoMA exhibitions, her Design Emergency podcast and her work running the Research and Development department focusing on discourse around life’s moments.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paola_Antonelli
    https://www.moma.org/about/senior-staff/paola-antonelli
    http://momarnd.moma.org/salons/
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/design-emergency/id1655108265
    Photo by Marton Perkaki
    Discover more shows from SURROUND at surroundpodcasts.com.
    This episode was produced by Rob Schulte.
    Design Tangents is presented by Genesis.

    • 45 min
    Maximilian Büsser: The punk rock provocateur of Swiss watchmaking

    Maximilian Büsser: The punk rock provocateur of Swiss watchmaking

    Maximilian is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of MB&F (Maximilian Büsser & Friends), the most radical watch maker in a very traditional industry. Following his successful career at established brands including Jaeger-LeCoultre and Harry Winston during difficult years in the Swiss watchmaking industry, he set out to create his eponymous timepieces showcasing unabashed innovation, whimsy, craft and the never-been-done-before, challenging his “friends” to do things even they didn’t think they could do. He talks with Evan and Josh about his many inspirations, including his childhood love of cars and science fiction, his passion for making mechanical works of art, how therapy helped ground him and why he has legacy on his mind.

    Reference links
    https://www.mbandf.com
    https://www.instagram.com/mbandf
    https://coolhunting.com/design/chv-mbf
    https://coolhunting.com/tag/mbf

    Discover more shows from SURROUND at surroundpodcasts.com.
    This episode was produced by Rob Schulte.
    Design Tangents is presented by Genesis.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

JNLV62 ,

Yes!

I’ve known these guys for years and I love their interviews

DS126O ,

Excellent

This podcast is a delight. Incisive, wide-ranging interviews with fascinating people.

Regnisab ,

Interesting window into the design world

Great to hear these two in conversation with designers and artists, some of whom I was a already interested in and others I had never heard of. There is a slowness and care to these episodes that is refreshing. To an extent, it is able to draw back the curtain on how the design world works.

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