Design archive for 2011-05-26

The Indicator: Distractions

(8 years ago)
Focus! Focus! Focus! Why are you reading this! You should not be reading this now! Get back to work! You are being unproductive! You are DISTRACTED! Architecture in an office environment often functions like the opposite of how it…

Arthouse at the Jones Center / LTL Architects

(8 years ago)
Located in the heart of downtown Austin, this project is a renovation and expansion of an existing contemporary art space. LTL was commissioned to design 21,000 sqf of new program within the building envelope, including an entry lounge, a…

Renovation and Extension of the Municipal Theatre of Corfu and the Entrance Piazza / Zerefos Tessas Architects

(8 years ago)
The original Municipal Theatre of Corfu designed by C. Pergolessi at the end of the 19th century and destroyed by German bombers during the Second World War. In its place a modern building was erected in the 1960’s which unfortunately did…

Official Cars 2 trailer in Lego

(8 years ago)
Alors que la sortie du second opus du désormais célèbre film d’animation Cars produit par les studios d’animation Pixar et distribué par Disney arrive à pas de géant, on a

Fresh From The Dairy: Paris vs. NYC

(8 years ago)
If you’re not familiar yet with The Design Milk Dairy, it’s a collection of Society6 artist prints and accessories curated by myself and you. The DMD offers prints for sale along with iPhone cases, t-shirts, laptop skins, and more in support of the online art community, something I’m very passionate about. Paris vs. NYC — [...]

Call for Video Questions from Turner Duckworth!

(8 years ago)
Submit a video question for "?" - The name of David Turner and Bruce Duckworth's presentation at the upcoming The Dieline Conference. Click here for details!

Ann Arbor District Library / inFORM studio

(8 years ago)
Architects: inFORM studio Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Project year: 2008 Photographs: James Haefner Photography, Justin Machonachie PhotographyIn 2005, The Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) purchased approximately 4 acres of property for a new branch library to serve…

Vintage Candy Tins

(8 years ago)
Leone and Amarelli are Italian candy companies that have been around for centuries. Amarelli has been making licorice since the 16th century, and Leone has been making candy since 1857. These tins are re-prints of the originals and are just as exquisite.

S.he Sylezone

(8 years ago)
Designed by Landor | Country: Germany “The brand agency Landor Associates in Hamburg, has developed a new brand identity for the cosmetic brand s.he stylezone. The brand s.he stylezone appeals to a young, modern target group with a strong sense of individuality, mobility and fun. A transparent cube is the basic building block of the [...]

In Progress: The J‐House / AEDS

(8 years ago)
The J‐House uses a historically standard New Orleans housing lot: 30×150 feet. The original site for the J‐House is located in a designated flood zone as is common with many housing sites throughout the Southern Louisiana region. Recent FEMA…

New Blu Dot 2011

(8 years ago)
Blu Dot showed up at ICFF with an arsenal of new and affordable pieces. Here is a selection of highlights: Branch desk Dang media cabinet (pictured here in my ICFF wrap up) Hush bed (love it!) Lily Pad table Perimeter lamp Pi Coffee table (matching end table also available) Stash walnut desk – a steal [...]

Amazing Portrait Made of Dice

(8 years ago)
Véritable hommage fait à son ami Tobias Wong, un petit retour sur cet impressionnant portrait réalisé par l’artiste Frederick McSwain à partir de 13 138 dés à jouer, représentant les 13 138 jours de vie –

Goldfish – We Come Together

(8 years ago)
Non sans rappeler l’esprit de l’excellent clip d’animation du groupe Flairs pour leur titre Truckers Delight que nous vous avions déjà présenté sur TrendsNow, un petit clin d’oeil pour le très bon clip du

Bella Sky Hotel / 3XN Architects

(8 years ago)
Architects: 3XN Architects Location: Copenhagen, Denmak Client: Bella Center A/S Engineering: Rambøll Project area: 42,000 sqm Project year: 2011 Photographs: Adam Mørk‘Although Bella Sky is the Nordic region’s largest hotel, we have done everything to ensure that the…

Before & After: Bright Summery Chair Makeovers

(8 years ago)
Chairs are unquestionably my weakness. I don’t think I can fit another chair in my apartment, and I even have a few that just hang out here and there in corners, but that didn’t stop me from buying stools at Brimfield. They’re like half-chairs, though, so it’s okay :) Whenever I try to stop noticing [...]

Sugamo Shinkin Bank Shimura Branch

(8 years ago)
The Sugamo Shinkin Bank Shimura Branch isn’t the only design I’m drooling over by emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design. In fact, if you head on over to their website, you could spend days drooling. From unexpected patterns to bold shapes and rainbow colors, emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design certainly knows how to stop the show. [...]

Karl Lagerfeld Diet Coke

(8 years ago)
Karl Lagerfeld has designed three new Diet Coke cans to be sold exclusively at Harvey Nichols.  I think they're fun. "Using the light and playful elements of his identifiable trademark style, such as graphic cuts, a contrasting black and white palette and clean lines broken with colour or detailing – Karl Lagerfeld has created a bold, contemporary yet instantly recognisable collection."More after the jump!

Before & After: Nursery Makeover

(8 years ago)
I don’t have nurseries on the brain just yet, but I can already see myself gravitating toward a subdued, sophisticated and clean nursery style. I like the occasional crazy, colorful toy-filled nursery, too, but sometimes it feels a bit overstimulating. Lindsay’s nursery room strikes just the right balance for me. The gray walls and black [...]

Coral House / group8

(8 years ago)
The Coral house is located in the Chandieu area, formed by a large urban block surrounded by Rue Giuseppe-Motta, Grand-Pré and Chandieu. This new housing estate takes part of the regeneration of a former industrial site and completes, together…

Best Press Piece from ICFF 2011

(8 years ago)
Last year I did a roundup of my favorite press pieces from ICFF. This year, sadly, I only have one to share, but it’s a doozie. Shapeways, the 3D-printing company, showed off their skills with this USB press kit. It’s shaped like a truck, but — wait for it — transforms into a robot! It [...]

Stoke Beer

(8 years ago)
This project comes to us from Supply down in New Zealand."McCashin's Brewery was born in 1980 when hotelier and former All-Black Terry McCashin and his wife, Bev, bought the Rochdale Cider Factory in the small upper-South Island city of Nelson New Zealand. They had a plan to brew a distinctive, high-quality beer, McCashin's Brewery soon became the most successful independent microbrewery in the country."

Beton Hala Waterfront Center Competition proposal / Aleksandar Kekovic, Marjan Petrovic, Bojan Stojanovic, Milan Stevanovic, Srdjan Sakan

(8 years ago)
Architects Aleksandar Kekovic, Marjan Petrovic, Bojan Stojanovic, Milan Stevanovic, and Srdjan Sakan, shared with us their proposal for the Beton Hala Waterfront Center Competition in Belgrade, Serbia. More images and architect’s description after the break. Background and context…

Orange House Private Residence by Yazgan Design Architecture Construction (TR)

(8 years ago)
This dizzyingly colourful yet undoubtedly photogenic private residence located in the hilly Bilkent district of Ankara has been developed by the Turkish architectural practice Yazgan Design Architecture Construction. The three-storey 1050-square-meters ‘Orange House’ has a steel structure, double-layered walls and manifold polychromatic light fixtures including rainbow backlit staircases and circular recessed floor lighting. to Yazgan Design Architecture Construction profile on Architonic [...]

Dezeen Screen: interview with Denis Guidone

(8 years ago)
Dezeen Screen: this movie, filmed at Ventura Lambrate in Milan, features Italian designer Denis Guidone explaining to Dezeen the design concepts and mechanisms behind the watches Ora Lattea, Ora Unica and Tempo Libero. Watch the movie »

Stoke Beer

(8 years ago)
Designed by Supply | Country: New Zealand “McCashin’s Brewery was born in 1980 when hotelier and former All-Black Terry McCashin and his wife, Bev, bought the Rochdale Cider Factory in the small upper-South Island city of Nelson New Zealand. They had a plan to brew a distinctive, high-quality beer, McCashin’s Brewery soon became the most [...]

Lucid Dream by Yaarit Mechany

(8 years ago)
Yaarit Mechany is a designer from Israel whose first solo exhibition Lucid Dream is now at the Periscope Gallery in Tel Aviv through Saturday 5/28. In this show, Yaarit explores the idea of a lucid dream — a dream wherein the dreamer is aware that he/she is dreaming, and some can even control their dreams. [...]

Before & After: Bathroom Redo + Shelving Room Divider

(8 years ago)
Bathroom renovations can be tough; while other rooms usually see huge improvements from a new coat of paint, a few accessories or small furniture swaps, replacing an ugly pink toilet or bad eighties sink fixture can set you back quite a bit. However, as Becky’s beautiful new bathroom clearly illustrates, the investment can be well [...]

Södra Tennis Hal / Deve Architects

(8 years ago)
The Södra Tennis Hal, designed by Deve Architects questions how wood construction can be utilized to create the ultimate competitive tennis environment in Växjö, Sweden for efficiency, light, air quality and flexibility. More on this project after the break. After…

Vintage Spools

(8 years ago)
I'd never stopped to think how challenging designing a spool label would be. You get one tiny sticker to house all of the necessary information and double as an attractive, branded label. Have a look at this collection of vintage spools that successfully accomplished this.

Calling All Architects: Design Competition

(8 years ago)
The following post was sponsored by Marvin Windows and Doors. Our sponsors are hand-picked by the Design Milk team because they represent the best in design. You do great work. You might even call it inspired, and we think it will inspire your peers. Marvin Windows and Doors, the world’s largest manufacturer of made-to-order windows [...]

Eureka Pavilion by NEX

(8 years ago)
British architects NEX have designed this cubed timber pavilion for the Chelsea Flower Show in London with the same structural form as a leaf. (more…)

Brimfield: The Final Fireworks Display

(8 years ago)
Today is my final post about our fantastic trip to this spring’s Brimfield Antique Show. It’s my favorite part of every year, and I’m always sad to see it go. My final post is inspired by that last part of a fireworks show. You know the finale section where they seem to light every last [...]

Social Housing Sandtlaan / HVE architecten

(8 years ago)
Architects: HVE architecten Location: Katwijk, The Netherlands Project team: Gerrit van Es, Dali Lourens, Lia Tuijt Client: Dunavie Project area: 4,500 sqm Project year: 2011 Photographs: HVE architectenHVE Architecten has designed a bright, sand-coloured housing project with a…
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