Design archive for 2013-05-19

OMA Mini Loudspeakers

(5 years ago)
On booths that make you feel from afar like you’re quick approaching the enthralled crowd around a mind blowing street performer as you come down the aisle… Oswalds Mill Audio’s ICFF booth had that effect. Only as you approach, you realize the group of (mostly guys) are clustered and staring at the beauty and silently listening to the sounds of their impressive speakers! While their loudspeakers, amps, record players, and more are all stunning, the OMA Mini’s beauty was burned into my memory ~ so naturally i had to share that with you first!Their speakers use a beautiful proprietary conical horn, “designed for the neodymium compression driver selected to achieve optimal performance, and cast in aluminum by a foundry in Pennsylvania,” and it’s perched on the woofer enclosures (either birch of bamboo), all designed by David D’Imperio, on a solid carbon steel stand! You can also pair the set up with a Mini Sub, whose face feels slightly hannibal mask like. As for the technical audio details, “The Mini is a very high efficiency speaker, at approx. 95db/1w/1m, and is 8ohm. This means you can use just about any amplifier with the Mini, from very low powered single ended triode amps (SETs) to high powered solid state amps, as the Minis uses professional drivers, not HiFi drivers, which distort at lower levels. These types of professional drivers offer far greater performance, and bullet proof reliability.They do not extend to[..]

Student Work – Natasha Shubaly

(5 years ago)
Designed by Natasha Shubaly | Country: Canada “These wine packages were designed as an interactive way for the consumer to try an assortment of wines. The One Week Wine Sample sets helps consumers get over bad days (job loss, failed exam, fender bender) or to celebrate good ones (birthdays, a raise, new house). The word [...]

The End of the Big Beer Barrel

(5 years ago)
Here’s the latest from London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw!While over at New York Design Week they have the Progetto Barrique (with

Highlights from the London's May Design Series

(5 years ago)
Here’s the latest from London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw!It’s also a great week for design here in London with Clerkenwell Design Week just around the corner and the first ever May Design Series in London. I headed down to ExCel this morning for the first morning of the May Design Series, which brings together kbb LDN, The ARC Show, INTERIORS LDN and DX all under one roof. Some of our show highlights on the next page!TO PAGE 2 of "Highlights from the London’s May Design Series"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)

Mediterrani 32, Sant Pol de Mar by Daniel Isern

(5 years ago)
This house by Spanish architect Daniel Isern looks like a cluster of concrete cubes, stacked up on a steep hillside on the outskirts of Barcelona. (more...)

"One day it will be possible to 3D-print a human liver"

(5 years ago)
In this extract from Print Shift, our one-off publication about 3D printing, editor Claire Barrett reports on the growing number of medical applications for the emerging technology and asks how soon we can expect 3D-printed organ transplants. (more...)

Safari Cookie Cutters

(5 years ago)
La pâtisserie prend des airs de safari 3D avec ces excellents animaux à réaliser que nous propose la boutique déjantée Suck UK. Grâce aux différents moules à gâteaux composant chaque set, on obtient ainsi les parties du corps des animaux que l’on emboite ensuite pour former un éléphant, une girafe,…

Death Valley Dreamlapse

(5 years ago)
Tout simplement magnifique, découverte de « Death Valley Dreamlapse II », la dernière vidéo time-lapse réalisée par Sunchaser Pictures dans la Vallée de la Mort aux USA. Disponible en HD dans la suite, vous retrouverez également le premier opus « Death Valley Dreamlapse » l’histoire de prolonger le plaisir !La nouvelle vidéo Death Valley …

The Coastal Residence

(5 years ago)
Explorant les frontières entre l’intérieur et l’extérieur, focus sur la très belle « Coastal Residence », une agréable villa contemporaine offrant d’immenses volumes ainsi qu’une magnifique vue à 180 degrés sur l’horizon imaginée par le studio Boora Architects et construite en Oregon aux Etats-Unis.Plus de détails en images dans la galerie…

Breakdance Light Painting

(5 years ago)
Petit coup de projecteur sur cette très belle série de clichés mêlant breakdance et light-painting réalisée par la photographe polonaise Joanna Jaskolska.Plus de détails en images dans la galerieCredits & copyright Joanna Jaskolska / 500px – via…

Rituals

(5 years ago)
Die verschiedenen Formen aus mundgeblasenem Glas scheinen zufällig arrangiert und harmonieren genau deshalb so wunderbar miteinander. Rituals gibt es als Pendel- und als Tischleuchten, ihre Zusammengehörigkeit wird dabei auf den ersten Blick klar. Das geschliffene Glas sorgt für ein wunderbar weiches Licht, das sich gleichmäßig ausbreitet und doch die Formen der Leuchten unterstreicht. Japanische Reispapier-Leuchten [...]

TOYS! Metaproject 03 - RIT/Areaware

(5 years ago)
On amazing projects at ICFF this year, i’m smitten by metaproject 03 - between RIT School of Design and Areaware. As they describe, “Each student will be required to explore the properties of wood and its use as a primary material in object construction. They will be required to research examples of cuturally specific historical and contemporary toys and to define the meaning of Universal Toy. Ultimately each student will select and research a specific object typology in the domestic sphere and a specific cultural / situational context and respond with an inventive proposal that explores the meaning and notion of how toys integrate into contemporary cultures and lifestyles.” It was hard to ignore the pull of the MANY playful/modern wooden toys on pedestals in the center of the floor… the students did an incredible job bringing the “universal toy” motif to life, and i hope some of them have the chance to become real products! Take a peek at some of my favorites on the next page.TO PAGE 2 of "TOYS! Metaproject 03 - RIT/Areaware"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)

Il Salotto boutique by Gosplan

(5 years ago)
Italian studio Gosplan inserted a perforated metal gate into a fifteenth century marble doorway as part of their renovation of this fashion boutique in Genoa. (more...)

Marshall Fridge

(5 years ago)
Designed by Proximity | Country: Canada “Even the box has stage presence. Loud, like a rock star. Practical, like a roadie. In just 48 hours, the Marshall Fridge box garnered over 14 million impressions online. And a few weeks later, a formal complaint from UPS because it was too appealing to thieves.”


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