Design archive for 2011-11-15

UP&COMING* Beirut, Lebanon

(7 years ago)
Le Gray Along with Brazil, another country I love is Lebanon. It lies at a geographical and cultural crossroads — technically in Asia, but a stone’s throw away from Africa and Europe.  This made the… Continue Reading »

House in Aldoar / Topos Atelier de Arquitectura

(7 years ago)
Architect: Topos Atelier de Arquitectura, Lda Location: Porto, Portugal Project Team: Jean Pierre Porcher, Margarida Oliveira and Albino Freitas Collaborators: Sofia Lima, Michael Ferreira Project Area: 485.00 sqm Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Xavier AntunesThe idea of…

Sarpi Border Checkpoint, Georgia

(7 years ago)
Ministry of Finance of Georgia has recently commissioned J. Mayer H. Architects to build their customs checkpoint on the Georgian border to Turkey. The newly completed project turned out to be a thin, curvacious, building used as a viewpoint for the coast of the Black Sea. “The tower consists of multiple levels overlooking the water [...]

Macro Kingdom III

(7 years ago)
This featured video series on beautiful visual inspiration is brought to you by FIAT! Thank you FIAT for your support of NOTCOT! Clemens Wirth’s Macro Kingdom III is a video poem of sorts diving into “a special place, unseen microcosmos within a unseen universe bind us together.” The way the sounds pull it all together is mesmerizing! See the video on the next page…TO PAGE 2 of “Macro Kingdom III”! ——-> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)

Super White Nautilus Jacket from Denham

(7 years ago)
Denham introduce the the winter edition of their torpedo crew and diving suit inspired Nautilus jacket. The men’s winter coat comes in Loden wool with heavy white ripstop canvas re-cut from vintage winter tarpaulins sourced from Dutch military surplus.The new Denham Garment Library RECUT version, the Nautilus D.G.L., features stitched tape reinforcements and a removable cowl (modeled after a simple Royal Navy dress tunic), a style originating in naval flash gear, for which the hoods and shoulder pieces helped protect the heads, faces and shoulders of torpedo crews and is reminiscent of frogman diving suits with (the sort GI Joe used to wear).TO PAGE 2 of "Super White Nautilus Jacket from Denham"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)

Youth Centre Amsterdam-Osdorp / Atelier Kempe Thill

(7 years ago)
Architect: Atelier Kempe Thill architects and planners Location: Reimerswaalstraat 101, 1069 AG Amsterdam, Netherlands Project Team: André Kempe, Oliver Thill, David van Eck, with Andrius Raguotis, Blanca Sanchez Babe, Ruud Smeelen, Giorgio Terraneo Client: Ymere Ontwikkeling Urban planner: De…

Dezeen is five: most memorable parties

(7 years ago)
Continuing our fifth birthday celebrations this week, here is the Dezeen team’s list of the five best parties we’ve hosted since we launched in 2006:  (more…)

Method Ocean Plastic Initiative

(7 years ago)
Method Unveils a breakthrough bottle made of recovered plastic washed up from the ocean. Help Method turn this project, into the first commerically available Ocean Plastic bottle!'We’ve created a usable bottle from ocean plastic and upcycled it into something useful that can be recycled again and again,' said Adam Lowry, Method co-founder and chief greenskeeper. 'Our ultimate goal is to raise awareness that the real solution to plastic pollution lies in reusing and recycling the plastic that’s already on the planet.'

JNC Sales Office & Community Arts Center / Line and Space, LLC

(7 years ago)
Architect: Line and Space, LLC Location: Xiamen, China Project Team: Les Wallach, FAIA (Lead Designer), Bob Clements, AIA, LEED AP (Project Architect), Henry Tom, AIA, NCARB (Project Manager), Mike Anglin, RA, LEED AP, John McColgin, Ray Jin LEED AP,…

Victoria Saddle Bag

(7 years ago)
The Victoria Saddle Bag design by British designer Ian Mahaffy for English cycling brand Brooks grew out of playful fashion observations within cycling. Mahaffy observed how women carry their handbags when cycling and the problems associated with using existing saddle bags. The idea was to make the bag more integrated with the bicycle, therefore making [...]

Broadway House by Marcus O’Reilly

(7 years ago)
Broadway House is an Edwardian home in Melbourne, Australia for which local firm Marcus O’Reilly Architects designed a copper clad building to graft onto the existing red brick structure. The home’s  most distinctive feature is a new colorful screen they devised to filter heat and views of neighbors. The screen is playful, yet plenty sophisticated, [...]

House in Hiyoshi by Camp Design Inc.

(7 years ago)
Glass and screens slide back and forth across a timber grid that divides this apartment in Japan. (more…)

Sarpi Border Checkpoint in Georgia / J. Mayer H. Architects

(7 years ago)
Architects: J. Mayer H. Architects Location: Sarpi, Georgia Client: Ministry of Finance of Georgia Project Team: Juergen Mayer H., Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn, Christoph Emenlauer Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Ucha Tsotseria, Jesko Malkolm Johnsson-Zahn, Beka PkhakadzeNovember 2011 marks the…

Ferrari Millenio Concept

(7 years ago)
Dans la continuité du très beau concept Ferrari Aliante présenté hier, je vous propose de découvrir cette autre étude de style autour d’un concept – toujours non officiel – de sportive estampillée du logo au cheval cabré imaginée

Frank Kunert

(7 years ago)
Artiste allemand basé à Francfort mixant avec brio la photographie et la fabrication de dioramas dans ses travaux, un petit clin d’oeil pour les excellentes réalisations de Frank Kunert qui propose toute une série de clichés mettant en

‘SM05′ chair by Cees Braakman re-released by Pastoe (NL)

(7 years ago)
The Dutch furniture manufacturer Pastoe has reissued an updated version of this classic wire chair created for the company by Cees Braakman (1917-1995) in 1958. ‘SM05′, which at the time of its introduction was one of the first chairs to be manufactured from steel wire in its entirety, has been adapted to fit current sensibilities – [...]

Rubb Condom

(7 years ago)
A new funky fresh condom brand focusing on putting an end to those ridiculously high retail prices, RUBB condom is not one to shy from putting its features right on the box. 

Introducing MOCO MR

(7 years ago)
After years of looking at sneakers and hot cars, we finally have a place to put them. No, not in our closets or garages (we wish!), no, they're going on our new website, MOCO MR. Call it the virtual mancave.

Airbnb San Francisco Headquarters / Garcia Tamjidi

(7 years ago)
Architect: Garcia Tamjidi (Michael Garcia and Farid Tamjidi) Location: San Francisco, California, USA Client: Airbnb Inc. Photographs: Courtesy of Airbnb What is Airbnb? Let the video answer that question. This project only makes sense in the context of…

More designers and brands at The Temporium

(7 years ago)
We’re finalising plans for our Christmas shop, The Temporium, with many more designers and brands signed up – including Swedish outfit Bookman, who are supplying special red and white versions of their cult Bookman cycle lights (above) to decorate the Christmas tree.We also have Japanese snacks, knotted collars, limited-edition prints, paper eyelashes, bird cushions and much more… (more…)

Beautiful People Shop, Japan

(7 years ago)
Without a doubt, the most poignant aspect of the Beautiful People Shop by creative team Wonderwall, is the blanket of 10,000 intricately crafted white blooms. Nine different floral species veil the wall in a mysterious and yet sterile aura. “It emits a tranquil force and strange sense of balance, while projecting both beauty and an [...]

Inlay

(7 years ago)
Designed by Front for Porro, this Inlay collection consists of a dining room cupboard and a chest of drawers with two drawers. The surface is covered with squares, rectangles and other geometric shapes the protrude in different colors of oak. Share This: Twitter | Facebook | Discover more great design by following Design Milk on [...]

Makeshift Refuge in Bangkok

(7 years ago)
Prefabricated concrete shells become emergency shelters for flood-ravaged communities in Pathum Thani. The concrete forms are intended to be used for the construction of Bangkok’s elevated skyway. The company that owns the shells has given the temporary residents permission…

Less is More stupid

(7 years ago)
Less is more. Congratulations, you have officially alienated 75% of the population. Now if you can make Less cost more? You’ll knock out another 23%. The remaining 2% are married to an Architect. Clearly, your practice is off to…

Witlox Van den Boomen new Headquarters / Van den Pauwert Architecten

(7 years ago)
Architects: Van den Pauwert Architecten / Jeroen Verdonschot Location: Waalre, The Netherlands Client: Witlox van den Boomen Associates: Ton Smulders, Paul Buts, Gijs Kersten Project Year: 2011 Project Area: 6,000 sqm Photographs: Norbert van Onna, Van den Pauwert Architecten…

Françoise Nielly

(7 years ago)
Born in the South of France but now based in Paris, Françoise Nielly creates large-scale oil painting portraits that are both vibrant and full of contrast. Her expressive use of bright, and often neon colors, along with black is quite stunning. She creates her paintings using only a palette knife and oil paint she hand [...]

$180 billion spent on royalty fees annually – Washington Post

(7 years ago)
Dezeen Wire: the U.N. World Intellectual Property Agency has reported a rise in the amount paid as royalties and licensing fees from $2.8 billion to $180 billion in the last 40 years, representing a 60-fold increase – The Washington PostThe report shows that high income countries such as France, Germany, Japan, Britain and the United States continue to lead the way in research and development but that China’s share in the global market has risen from 2.2 percent in 1993 to 12.8 per cent in 2009.Last week we reported on measures being taken by the UK government to improve intellectual property laws, designer James Dyson also raised the issue when he accused a Chinese manufacturer of copying one of his brand’s vacuum designs and Elle Decoration editor Michelle Ogundehin has criticised companies who reproduce classic products.

Hand Crafted Maple Syrup

(7 years ago)
Designed by TACN Studio | Country: Canada “Maple Syrup comes in different intensity grades, the numbers denote how strong or weak a grade of maple syrup is. The bottle is one typically used to package hand crafted maple syrup yet the typography is modern simple and classic – It’s not a sales pitch, just pure unaltered [...]

Metro by Luca Nichetto

(7 years ago)
Metro is a seating collection designed by Italian designer Luca Nichetto for Italian company Emmegi. I’m drawn to the two tones of the seat – usually I am not a big fan of two-tone seating but this is appealing. In Italian, a metro is a measuring stick, and the Metro sofa embodies this idea of [...]

ICE (Innovation Community Emmen) / RD2B Limited

(7 years ago)
Inspired by the Swiss glaciers and taking advantage of their history, the architectural firm rd2b limited created Emmen Innovation Community, an innovation center located in the region of Emmen, in Zurich, located in the heart of Switzerland. Roads, railways,…

BN0021 by Braun now available at Dezeen Watch Store

(7 years ago)
Dezeen Watch Store: iconic German brand Braun returns with a collection of watches inspired by the classic designs of the original Braun design team, including the BN0021, now available from Dezeen Watch Store.  (more…)
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