Design archive for 2013-08-28

Casa Transportable ÁPH80 by Ábaton

(4 years ago)
Spanish architecture studio Ábaton has developed a micro home that can be transported on the back of a lorry and placed almost anywhere (+ slideshow). (more...)

Alite Mayfly Chair

(4 years ago)
On fun packages that just arrived… We’ve seen pictures online of the Alite ultra-lightweight chairs for some time now, but it wasn’t until trying them all in person at OR that we truly understood how awesome they are… and how incredible the tiny design details are! For starters, i thought my 13” macbook air was light (not even 3lbs)… their three chairs range from 1.1 to 1.6lbs! With their butterfly logo and the sling style of their chairs, it’s hard not to have the iconic butterfly chair come to mind. With a similar single piece fabric sling and a collapsible thin metal frame, merged with the materials/tech from outdoors goods like aluminum tent poles and ripstop nylon, the result is a collection of incredibly versatile, ultra-lightweight, sling chairs that are perfect to pop up just about anywhere! They have used them on kayaks and canoes, rocky waterfalls and paddleboats, and more! I felt like Goldilocks as i tried each model out, the Monarch, Mayfly, and Mantis, my favorite is definitely the MAYFLY! While the Monarch is lightest, you’re constantly on your feet and rocking… and the Mantis gives you the stability of a traditional chair with it’s 4 feet firmly planted on the ground, but no rocking… the Mayfly gives you the best of both! You’re stable on the ground, you can tilt back and rock, AND you can even remove the front leg for a rocking-only Monarch style seat! From most of the pictures[..]

The Dieline Awards Winners Exhibition

(4 years ago)
SAVE THE DATESeptember 12, 2013 • 7 to 9 pm • Hub LAThe Dieline and Hub LA proudly presents The Dieline Awards Winners Exhibition...Click to read more... »          

Special feature: Marseille Capital of Culture 2013

(4 years ago)
A series of new cultural venues has sprung up along the waterfront in Marseille, including the contemporary art centre by Kengo Kuma we featured yesterday and a mirrored pavilion by Foster + Partners (+ slideshow). (more...)

The Collins Cocktail Lounge

(4 years ago)
August 28th 2013 - Taking it back to old-school bartending, The Collins is a dynamic new cocktail lounge in the heart of Victoria Square in the South Australian capital of Adelaide. The creative powerhouse behind the sultry yet contemporary design of The Collins is none other than Woods Bagot, a global design force with founding roots that run deep in the […]
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