Design archive for 2013-07-10

Restaurant Experience Banking by Crea International and DINN!

(5 years ago)
Italian bank ChiantiBanca has opened a string of new branches in Tuscany that are designed to look more like traditional local inns than professional organisations. (more...)

Desks Made from Salvaged Airplane Parts by MotoArt

(5 years ago)
MotoArt salvages iconic war and passenger airplanes to craft unique furniture for the home and office.

"Transvestites are really attracted to our shoes" - Rem D Koolhaas

(5 years ago)
Interview: architect Rem D Koolhaas launched footwear brand United Nude ten years ago with the radical Möbius shoe. In this interview he explains how he developed the product, discusses "extreme theatre" shoe collaborations with Zaha Hadid and Iris van Herpen and talks about the future of 3D-printed footwear (+ slideshow). (more...)

Glint Lamp by Galula Studio

(5 years ago)
A two-part design that joins a lighting component with a metal storage holder.

Patchwork Assemblages by Claudia Vivero

(5 years ago)
Handmade patchwork sculptures from textiles are like small paintings with texture and depth.

Exquis for Baccarat iPad App by Kacper Hamilton

(5 years ago)
Crystal design tool or mix-n-match vase building game? Exquis for Baccarat iPad App by Kacper Hamilton is both. Created in conjunction with an ECAL student project that produced innovative crystal vases for Baccarat, the Exquis app, a digital implementation of the cadavre exquis game, lets you combine sections of objects from different eras, selected from Baccarat history that stretches back to 1764.

Stair-Rover by Po-Chih Lai update

(5 years ago)
We spotted this stair-negotiating skateboard at ShowRCA 2012 and the accompanying movie became one of our most watched. One year on, its designer Po-Chih Lai has made a new film, updated the design and launched it on Kickstarter (+ movie). (more...)

"Without curiosity you cannot create things" - Mario Bellini

(5 years ago)
Dezeen promotion: design brand Discipline spoke to Italian architect and designer Mario Bellini about his curiosity for objects and materials as part of the Living With series of interviews with influential creatives (+ transcript). (more...)

London’s Finest Al Fresco Merrymaking

(5 years ago)
Dalston Roof Park HOLD THE FRONT PAGE – and a spread on four and five if you’re the Daily Mail – the sun is out! Almost as exciting and rare as a British Wimbledon winner,… Continue Reading »The post London’s Finest Al Fresco Merrymaking appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

Timbre Speaker by Casey Lin

(5 years ago)
A speaker that's stripped of adorning details and made simply of wood and glass.

Floored Genius

(5 years ago)
101 Spring Street, New York, 5th Floor, 2013 Photo, Josh White. Donald Judd Art © Judd Foundation. Licensed by VAGA, New York. © Claes Oldenburg. © Lucas Samaras. Dan Flavin © Stephen Flavin/Artists Rights Society… Continue Reading »The post Floored Genius appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

Residencia MC: The Quintessential Tropical Getaway

(5 years ago)
July 9th, 2013 – A short drive towards the coast from São Paulo’s bustling concrete jungle is Paulista Coast – a quintessential tropical paradise. Here, the seemingly endless stretch of a white sanded beach, crystal blue waters, tiny nearby islands to hop around on, and a handful of contempo-tropical holiday homes are what make this [...]

World's largest building opens in China

(5 years ago)
News: the largest man-made structure in the world has opened in China's Sichuan province, housing hotels, offices, a beach resort and an artificial sun. (more...)

Work in Progress

(5 years ago)
Contemporary artist Grayson Perry’s alternative take on the British class system, In the Best Possible Taste, was one of the TV hits of last year, and coincided with a series of epic scale woven tapestries… Continue Reading »The post Work in Progress appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

The Modern Seaweed House by Vandkunsten and Realdania

(5 years ago)
Seaweed pillows were used as cladding for this holiday house on the Danish island of Læsø by architecture studio Vandkunsten and non-profit organisation Realdania (+ slideshow). (more...)

Some Like it Hot

(5 years ago)
As a nation, we’re gripped. Pulled pork is well on its way to replacing the humble curry as our national dish. A hipsters’ hipness is now measured in Scoville heat units. Our major cities’ most… Continue Reading »The post Some Like it Hot appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

INTERVIEW / Alexey Samsonov

(5 years ago)
Septième artiste de la deuxième saison de Fotolia TEN, et après les interview de l’argentin Gustavo Brigante, du coréen Soongyu Gwon, du brésilien Adhemas Batista, du japonais Marumiyan, du britannique Mike Harrison et de l’allemand Alexander Otto, je vous propose de découvrir le talentueux artiste xxxx qui a réalisé le septième PSD…

‘Cloud City: An Urban Ecosystem’ by Chris Bosse for LAVA (AU)

(5 years ago)
Chris Bosse, one of 12 Australian designers exhibiting in the Australian Design Centre’s CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade creative program, has created ‘Cloud City: An urban ecosystem’, a sculptural rendition of a future city. Exploring the potential of design in our lives, “CUSP designers generate ideas that could change the way we inhabit the [...]

"It is very difficult to build contemporary architecture in Italy"

(5 years ago)
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in our final movie with Fabio Novembre in Milan, the architect and designer takes us to a new development in the Porta Nuova district of the city and explains why the project is so unusual in Italy.  (more...)
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