Design archive for 2013-03-04

Mid-Century Meets Modern: Gidlööf Originals

(5 years ago)
Gidlööf Originals is a line of furnishings inspired by the vintage products in its owners' Barcelona store.

Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects

(5 years ago)
Australian firm Charles Wright Architects used a mixture of precast and in-situ concrete to construct a house that can withstand the most powerful cyclones in northern Queensland (+ slideshow). (more...)

‘We all contain things’ ceramic vessels by Derek Wilson (IE)

(5 years ago)
‘We all contain things’, a series of ceramic vessels by Derek Wilson, is one of several works by more than 30 Irish designers and craftspeople on show at the Justus Lipsius Building in Brussels, the headquarters of the Council of the European Union, as part of a showcase for the best of Irish craft and [...]

Le Prado by Maurice Padovani

(5 years ago)
Located near the beaches in Marseilles, France, Le Prado features open and airy spaces of bright whites and warm woods, along with industrial elements dispersed throughout.

Brothers CIder

(5 years ago)
Brothers Cider has revamped the packaging acorss its range and is rolling out a 5 million marketing campaign to promote it as a premium brand.

See-through computer allows users to "grab" digital content

(5 years ago)
News: a transparent computer that allows users to reach "inside" the screen and manipulate content with their hands was unveiled at the TED conference in Los Angeles last week. (more...)

Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island, Maldives

(5 years ago)
March 4th, 2013 – Singapore-based Guz Architects are well known for creating bona fide tropical fortresses’ throughout southeast Asia. The firms latest project comes in the form of Coco Privé, a secluded resort on the Kuda Hithi Island in the Maldives. On the island, Guz Wilkinson, founder and principal architect at Guz Architects, designed on master residence, [...]

Mägi Bench & Log Lamp by Jari Nyman and Olli Mustikainen

(5 years ago)
Two noteworthy designs, including a bench and a lamp, created by Finnish designers Jari Nyman and Olli Mustikainen.

SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE: Emerald Collection

(5 years ago)
"SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE forecast a year of transfixing beauty with Emerald: the color of energy, The color of possibility. The color of power."

Viva la Vida

(5 years ago)
Acclaimed Albariño wine makers Lagar de Costa embark on the adventure of giving to birth their very first red wine. The name is a spanish exclamation for “life is great”. The em dash breaking the last word “vida (life)” serves also as a words play, being “vid” the spanish word for “vine”. The tagline at the bottom of the label stands for “Celebrating the birth of a red one among white ones”

Designer Desktops: March 2013

(5 years ago)
A colorful desktop by Julie Pinzur that reminds us about form and function.

Nike Vapor Laser Talon 3D printed football boot studs

(5 years ago)
Sports brand Nike has unveiled the first boots for American football players with 3D-printed studs (+ slideshow). (more...)

Villa Cafaggio

(5 years ago)
"Villa Cafaggio is a traditional Tuscan wine property from the Chianti area. We designed a 3 liter Bag in box with a new level of sophistication in mind compared to the existing standard in the market."

A Fine Mess You’ve Gotten Me Into

(5 years ago)
We hadn’t even seen the place and we were already predisposed to liking Laurel Hardware – that’s how far a good pun in the title of your business gets you at We Heart Towers –… Continue Reading »The post A Fine Mess You’ve Gotten Me Into appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

Pak Loh Chiu Chow Restaurant, Hong Kong

(5 years ago)
March 4th, 2013 – In the heart of Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay district, the Pak Loh Restaurant has famously served up Chiu Chow style Chinese food for the past 45 years. When the owners of Pak Loh decided it was time to revamp the space, they called in local designer firm LEAD to head up [...]

Perpetual Calendar by Block

(5 years ago)
A tabletop perpetual calendar that utilizes contrasting magnets and negative space.

Freddy’s

(5 years ago)
Freiddy's is a local fruits and snacks shop. 

Weaving Magic With Node Rugs

(5 years ago)
When rugs are this beautiful, it would be a crime to chuck them on the floor and trample all over them; these floor coverings are more at home hanging from your living room wall as… Continue Reading »The post Weaving Magic With Node Rugs appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

Crit* Valtida Piccola

(5 years ago)
Multidisciplinary design and advertising agency Bruketa&Žinić have recently completed the packaging for Valtida Piccola, a handmade olive oil produced in the Istria region of Croatia. Their design solution - a combination of large script and fine serif, subtle craft cues and a high quality print finish - delivers a distinctive duality that conveys both individual personality and professional experience.

@ The Dieline Conference: Stay Thirsty, Stay Foolish - Alex Center

(5 years ago)
Alex Center is the Senior Designer of The Coca-Cola Company, will be one of our speakers The Dieline Package Design Conference 2013!   Stay Thirsty, Stay Foolish  This is a critical time in the connection between design and business. People don't just appreciate good design, they expect it. Great design helps us connect and communicate with people all over the world. But why do some brands connect with people while others don't? It's not how beautiful your package design is, it's how it relates to people. As people we use stories to communicate, explore, persuade and to inspire. Package design is no different. Storytelling is essential to packaging because it enables brands to educate, entertain and establish an emotional connection with consumers. This is critical at at time where we find ourselves in an overcrowded marketplace where it is harder than ever for brands to make that connection. Today your product is at the center of the conversation and it's more important than ever before that your packaging has the ability to tell a meaningful story by design. Alex Center will share how his experience working on the vitaminwater brand has taught him that storytelling, consumer collaboration, user experience design, brand personality and tapping into culture are some of the ways to design for people, not products.   About Alex Center Responsible for the graphics, packaging, retail, interactive and industrial design vision for a portfolio of brands like[..]
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