Design archive for 2011-11-07

Pet planter

(7 years ago)
Most modern interiors do not really have a fitting place for those ugly pet beds you see most of the time, through integrating the pet bed in an item ..

The Wellington Zoo Hub / Assembly Architects Limited

(7 years ago)
Architects: Assembly Architects Limited Location: Wellington, New Zealand Project Team: Justin Wright, Louise Wright, James Norman Structural Engineer: Alistair Cattanach, Dunning Thornton Consultants Ltd Metalwork Fabricator: Fraser Engineering Services Engineer: SKM & eCubed Contractor: Naylor Love Limited…

“Post-modernism comes of Age” - Charles Jencks

(7 years ago)
Dezeen Wire: architectural theorist Charles Jencks has written a new article for Blueprint magazine about the resurgence of postmodern architecture over the past twenty years, during which time other commentators claim it has become defunct.Jencks points to projects from the likes of Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, Herzog & de Meuron and Santiago Calatrava as demonstrative of the continuing influence of postmodern ideas, which he claims have led to “the explosive growth in iconic buildings and landmark sculptures.”The V&A is currently hosting an exhibition of postmodern architecture and design and you can see all of our stories on postmodernism here.

Bravo Gelato

(7 years ago)
"The Challenge: to create a range of tubs that cry out from the shelves to customers passing by whilst emphasising the traditional artisan gelato techniques captured in each package.

UP&COMING* Bahia, Brazil

(7 years ago)
Jacare do Brasil Pool Where to go next? It’s the perennial question in my industry (that would be travel), and the answer is always changing.  I enjoy places that are just popular enough — no… Continue Reading »

Fowlers Vacola

(7 years ago)
"Fowlers Vacola has been an iconic Australian brand for nearly a hundred years, well-known for the fruit preserving kit, and delicious puddings, fruit tarts and cakes.

Hex Chair by Michael Young

(7 years ago)
This futuristic, throne-like Hex Chair is designed by British-born, Hong Kong-based Michael Young. It’s made from die cast aluminum, in a complex, lost wax gravity injection process performed by Chinese engineers. The limited edition piece will be displayed at Design Miami from November 30 to December 4 by Swedish gallery Modernity. In addition to Young [...]

Microscopic Look at my CA Driver's License

(7 years ago)
Sure the new California Driver’s Licenses started in Oct 2010… but since mine was about to expire, i’ve only just gotten bored enough to get one and stare at it up close… WAY up close… with the microscope. It’s quite awesome seeing where they went all Toys R Us with the backwards R… hidden little strings of text in microscopic ascii art fashion nearly invisible to the naked eye… initials and birth year are tucked all over… some birthdays and signatures are raised… when you hold it up to the light you can see the state bear appear out of tiny holes… So take a peek at the details and some of the beautiful patterns they used super close up on my new driver’s license!TO PAGE 2 of "Microscopic Look at my CA Driver’s License"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)

Tasteologie + Liqurious Roundup

(7 years ago)
Avocado Witches Fingers, Cider Apple Chicken and Harvest Sours are all part of this week’s roundup from Tasteologie and Liqurious. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.(Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)

Foldboat at The Dock

(7 years ago)
Our London-based editor Justine shares another find from the London Design Festival!Foldboat (the design duo Max Frommeld and Arno Mathies) featured aspecial Dock edition boat at Tom Dixon’s ‘Multiplex at The Dock’ during the London Design Festival. As the name suggests, the boat is literally folded from a flat 2.5m x 1.5m plastic sheet and can be transformed from flat sheet to row boat by a single person in 2 minutes using only 3 components. Amazingly fun to see it action ~ see more pictures of it at the Dock as well as close ups on the next page!TO PAGE 2 of "Foldboat at The Dock"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)

Sponsored: Anonymous

(7 years ago)
This is a rare NOTCOT sponsored post from Anonymous. These only occur when an advertiser strikes my fancy and feels like a fun fit!Sex. Power. Secret identities. Shakespeare. Shakespeare? Yes! It turns out the Elizabethans were up to their frilly collars in conspiracy.We’ve all read William Shakespeare’s works in school. But maybe those plays weren’t written by Shakespeare … maybe there was no Shakespeare. What if the plays weren’t just works of art? What if they were tools of political manipulation and evidence of a secret affair? Was Shakespeare a fraud? Anonymous: in theaters October 28 (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)

Baggu Goes Leather

(7 years ago)
Just in from Emily over at Baggu ~ their classic ripstop nylon reusable shopping bags have gone leather! While the concept isn’t new ~ (there have been japanese variations floating around and A+R has Cast of Vices’ 3 Corner Store variations) ~ i love the direction Baggu keeps evolving beyond what you can stash everything from groceries to random shopping in, though i’m not sure i’d want my milk and eggs in leather… but perhaps more my camera and spare clothes in the car between events? In addition to the new leather small and regular sized Baggus, she’s also launched leather pouches in two sizes (they remind me of the

NOTCOT.org Roundup

(7 years ago)
The architecture of Gotham, a panoramic ball camera and sentimental cartography’ are all a part of this week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.(Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)

DemonBells

(7 years ago)
There’s something fun about when art and function come together. Take a look at these DEMONBELLS i found on Uncrate! Will these sculptural alternatives to your standard (pretty ugly) kettlebells make your work out better? Probably not. Will it make me more likely to be amused while working out? Possibly. But it will definitely make it less of something that begs to be hidden, and instead will become an intriguing conversation piece… even as a doorstop. Created by former Navy SEAL, Ryan Williams, these DemonBells were commissioned art pieces brought to life by a local San Diego Master Sculptor. They are made in China from 100% recycled steel, not iron, and injection molded for a smooth finish which is then black powder coated. From their site, “Each piece in the DemonBell line started individually with an ornamental design inspired from various global and cultural influences. Through extensive testing and evaluation of working prototypes, we have finally produced the fully functional works of art you see here. Each directional weight carries its own unique modifications, from anatomically designed handle grips and specific weight distribution for balance, to specially angled backs to match forearm angles during snatch movements. We designed each DemonBell while paying as much attention to function as we did form.” Take a peek at the whole collection of 4 on the next page!TO PAGE 2 of "DemonBells"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com +[..]

Unboxing the Parrot AR.Drone

(7 years ago)
I’ve been lusting after the Parrot AR.Drone for years, (remember their amazing outdoor play area at CES in jan?) not sure why i never gave in to it till now, but NOTlabs definitely needs some fun toys… and running around Fry’s, there was one just there… calling to be brought home! So here’s a peek at the unboxing ~ and a few random images from test flights… but to be honest, it’s so fun to fly, it’s hard to remember to take pics of it at the same time, especially cell phone pics since you’re using iPhone/iPad and/or Android to control it! Touted as the first AR Flying Video Game, it’s gorgeous, amusing, surprisingly stable and even has two cameras mounted on it (front facing and downward facing)… so take a look at what’s inside the box on the next page… p.s.i’m sure Shawn will be coming up with more NOTlabs projects to dronehack this one in to when we’re not busy flying it around the lab/yard. So more to come… and we might need another to properly play each other! p.p.s.fun to see what other apps people have been developing for it! TO PAGE 2 of "Unboxing the Parrot AR.Drone"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)

David Roux-Fouillet's Diamond Shot

(7 years ago)
Another highlight from Superdesign was David Roux-Fouillet’s Diamond Shot, a fun and unique way to set a diamond. That’s right, specially made bullets are quite literally shot into jewellery to create the setting. Roux-Fouillet’s bullets are composed of 24ct gold, diamond, tool steel, and ivory, turtle shell, bull horn or silk (depending on the model). Bullets can be fired into rings, earrings or pendant structures made of platinum or 9ct gold. More photos of the setup and a video of the setting in action on the next page!TO PAGE 2 of "David Roux-Fouillet’s Diamond Shot"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)

iC Cider

(7 years ago)
Designed by Atelje Balant | Country: Slovenia “Apple wine, perhaps more familiar under the name apple cider, requires no introduction whatsoever in the British Isles, where its local admirers and faithful consumers value cider quite on the same scale as beer. But while any introduction of the beverage would already be wasted words in the UK, [...]

Helicosm Shop

(7 years ago)
French based architecture firm FREAKS Freearchitects has unveiled their latest project, Helicosm, a Parisian cosmetic store. The shop is located in a railroad style space stretching a mere 70′ feet from front to back. Freaks used the slim and deep space to their advantage by creating a design which complemented those perimeters. At the entrance, [...]

KNSTRCT’s Massive Birthday Giveaway

(7 years ago)
KNSTRCT is turning one year old today and the birthday madness has begun! One day is not a long enough, so we are ready to celebrate all month long! Instead of receiving, we are giving,  giving,  giving, for the entire month! Every week we will give away a product which has been featured on Knstrct.com [...]

STV House / Arstudio – Arnon Nir Architecture

(7 years ago)
Architects: Arstudio – Arnon Nir Architecture Location: Tel Aviv, Israel Project Year: 2009 Project Area: 380 sqm Photographs: Amit GironThe house is a row-house nested within the dense urban fabric of the city. The proportions of the plots…

Spire Clock

(7 years ago)
No, it’s not a fan or a hatchet, but a clock. The Spire clock from Wireframe was inspired by the movement of a Japanese folding fan. The hour and the minute hands of this clock constrain the spiral form at two ends. The spiral form of the clock unfolds and folds in the rhythm of [...]

The VK1 House by Greg Wright Architects

(7 years ago)
Offrant une vue imprenable sur l’Océan et sur l’horizon, un très gros coup de coeur pour la superbe « VK1 House », une très agréable villa contemporaine imaginée et créée par le studio d’architecture et de design Greg Wright Architects.

Critics’ reactions to the London 2012 Olympic posters

(7 years ago)
Dezeen Wire: art and design critics have questioned whether the posters unveiled on Friday to celebrate next year’s London Olympics truly represent the best of British creativity. (more…)

Unique Architecture, Unique Dining Experiences

(7 years ago)
This post is presented by Pellegrino, Fine Dining Lovers. Restauranteurs are having a tougher time to please their customers, now turning into food aficionados. For the foodies, dining is more than just a gourmet, refined preparation. It’s all about…

Dezeen Screen: Ulrich Weingärtner at Qubique 2011

(7 years ago)
Dezeen Screen: in this movie filmed by Dezeen at new Berlin design fair Qubique 2011 last month, Ulrich Weingärtner, architect for organisers Offshow, discusses the design and spatial planning of the former city airport where the show was held. Watch the movie »

We Can Be Heroes

(7 years ago)
We’ve seen plenty of these books and exhibitions before but, as Boy George puts it, “for once it has been put together by someone on the scene”. As a fully paid up member of the… Continue Reading »

Artist Fix Lamp by Studio248

(7 years ago)
The inspiration behind Bangkok furniture company Studio248‘s Artist Fix Lamp is a car mechanic’s light. It’s a beautiful refinement of an industrial design, handcrafted in teak. The cage is attached with a magnet, so is easily removed to change the bulb. Share This: Twitter | Facebook | Discover more great design by following Design Milk [...]

2 or 3 Questions for Mr. Simon

(7 years ago)
Earlier this fall, we discovered Mr. Simon, a multidisciplinary design studio in Valencia when we met with Nacho Frías during a designer speed dating session organized by the ADCV at Habitat Valencia. Valencia Disseny Week was a busy time for Mr. Simon, with the launch of Cóm-oda, a set of folding chairs that become a handy commode. Cóm-oda met with a lot of initial interest; now we want to know more about Mr. Simon, but first we had to go through Aaron and Nacho ...

Reconsidering Postmodernism Conference

(7 years ago)
[ November 11, 2011 0:00 to November 12, 2011 0:00. ] The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art announces a two-day conference on November 11-12 dedicated to a rigorous examination of Postmodernism both as expressed in theory and as put into practice in the fourth quarter of the 20th century…
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