Design archive for 2013-04-26

This week on Dezeen

(5 years ago)
This week Japanese firm SANAA became the latest famous architects to complete a building at the Vitra Campus. Read on for more highlights from the week and Dezeen Music Project track of the week. (more...)

Student Spotlight: Curious Pioneer

(5 years ago)
"I tackled a brief as part of my Graphic Design BA where I had to explore the importance of the number 100. I chose to base my concept within the world of whisky and developed a pack design for a fictional distillery. Curious Pioneer was designed as an accessible premium bottling that hopefully signifies what a progressive distillery could offer to the single malt Scotch whisky market."    

Magenta Studio: The Autonomists

(5 years ago)
A collection of design objects that seem to have a life of their own.

UK design copyright bill comes into force

(5 years ago)
News: a bill to extend copyright protection on industrial design from 25 years to the length of the author's life plus 70 years has today become law in the UK. (more...)

Feel Better

(5 years ago)
"We constantly want to become better people, but nothing can really improve our personality. What if there was some kind of medicine that could help us with that? A lotion for instant success? Or a pill to tolerate even the most annoying situations? Feel Better is a self aid kit that can help you with that. It offers four different solutions for the most frequent problems of human personality. I chose strong colours to emphasize the positive effect these medicines will have on you and to create a contrast with transparent bottles and liquids. Moreover, it's completely different from medicines that are actually on the market."    

"It's the first pair of glasses that is one component"

(5 years ago)
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: designer Ron Arad launched a range of 3D printed eyewear in Milan earlier this month. In this movie he discusses his pioneering 3D printing experiments in 1999 and his views on the technology today. (more...)

Off Grid Home in Extremadura by Ábaton

(5 years ago)
Madrid studio Ábaton has rebuilt a crumbling stone stable in the countryside of western Spain and converted the building into a self-sufficient family home (+ slideshow). (more...)

Mezcal Buen Viaje

(5 years ago)
Designed by Sake Group | Country: Mexico “The challenge with Mezcal Buen Viaje was to design a bottle that represented the artisanal, traditional and handmade aspects of Mexico and at the same time that contained the spirit of our ancestors reflected in it. To accomplish it, we got our inspiration from Huichol art. The huicholes [...]

Student Work – Allison Chambers

(5 years ago)
Designed by Allison Chambers | Country: Canada “In addition to brand development, this project called for creating a strategy to reduce packaging waste at baseball games. Nostalgic script from by-gone days inspired the logo. Fans can re-use their ‘Game Seasoned Nuts’ tin game after game, or even store a prized baseball. Season ticket holders get the [...]

Custom Signature Necklaces by Brevity

(5 years ago)
The most personalized necklace pendant we've seen yet.

L’Occitane

(5 years ago)
L’Occitane have created a bunch of limited edition wellness products that are inspired by Africa. The packaging design is inspired by the traditional bogolan (mud cloth), which has an important place in traditional Malian culture. The design team gave the products more shelf impact by adding vibrant colours to the african patterns. The product fragrances are inspired from all over the African continent, from Morocco to the Ivory Coast.     

O2 Olive Oil

(5 years ago)
Brand identity and packaging design for a new premium organic Greek extra virgin olive oil.  O2 concept, emerged, as a balanced symbiosis of tradition and innovation. Being dedicated to the proper implementation of our innovative and eco friendly method of production, guarantee that the Olive Oil produced is of organic specification and of ultra low acidity, while preserving the highest amount possible of natural antioxidants. For this purpose, "we carefully created, a special bottle for O2 Premium Organic Extra virgin Olive Oil, to carry it protectively to you. Having searched the existing alternatives, we decided to make our bottle as simple and elegant as possible, matching our product’s fundamental philosophy. In addition, we wanted customers to be able to see at first glance our Olive Oil’s unique color and purity while our Olive Oil should be appropriately protected from oxygen, heat, and light."    

New & Noteworthy: April 2013 Week #4

(5 years ago)
April 26th, 2013 – This week on KNSTRCT we shared some pretty fantastic design happenings, such as Bangkok’s new Laem Charoen Seafood Restaurant, the stunning ‘Stubus’ Tree Ring Watch, and a look at the new PARKROYAL on Pickering in Singapore. In other news this week, the Rain Room is moving from London to New York, [...]

Mad Skills

(5 years ago)
Dennis Hopper Irving Blum and Peggy Moffitt, 1964 Gelatin-silver print mounted on board 6 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches (16.7 x 24.9 cm) Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Artwork © Dennis Hopper. Courtesy of The Dennis Hopper Art… Continue Reading »The post Mad Skills appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

Lofty Ambitions

(5 years ago)
It’s barely a fortnight since our Lauren introduced us to the one-man architectural revolution that is Heinz Julen and his mission to reshape the entire Swiss mountain village of Zermatt, and here he his again… Continue Reading »The post Lofty Ambitions appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

Hocus Pocus

(5 years ago)
Hocus Pocus is an approachable fun wine, created for an easy drinking occasion at a lower price point. The ingredients: Grapes, sunshine, honesty in a bottle, and no tricks!    

Student Spotlight: Trapéziste Absinthe

(5 years ago)
Trapéziste Absinthe is an absinthe from an old French distillery with a family history of trapeze artists in the circus. The distillery is targeting the American market, aiming to share their old, French absinthe recipe. Trapéziste, meaning trapeze artist in French, pulls upon this visual vocabulary by creating a sense of movement and swinging around the bottle. I created drew custom lettering for "Trapéziste", which was inspired by circus typography from the 1850's. The bottle of absinthe comes in a special gift tube, which is all black with subtle circus performer imagery covering it.    

Kartell by Laufen

(5 years ago)
Dezeen promotion: Italian design brand Kartell has collaborated with Swiss bathroom company Laufen to create a new bathroom collection, which they presented in Milan earlier this month. (more...)

Job of the week: industrial design architect at Grimshaw

(5 years ago)
Our job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is a position for an industrial design architect at Grimshaw in London. The firm recently submitted plans for a 90-storey skyscraper (pictured) in Sydney. See more stories about Grimshaw on Dezeen here.Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs here.
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