Design archive for 2013-12-11

Blackened timber house extension hidden in the forest by Marchi Architectes

(4 years ago)
Paris studio Marchi Architectes layered up timber slats of different thicknesses and proportions to give an irregular texture to the walls of this sunken house extension in Normandy, France (+ slideshow). (more...)

Cheery Recycled Silk Chairs From Meb Rure

(4 years ago)
Seating with upholstery made from colorful silk balls that are filled with sponges to ensure a comfortable and cozy sitting experience.

Holiday Wishlist: Nanette

(4 years ago)
See what's on Nanette's wishlist this year including the cutest cutting board we ever did see.

Mish Mash Chairs by DANIEL EMMA

(4 years ago)
Engagingly eclectic: Mish Mash Chairs by DANIEL EMMA are handmade in limited edition, from solid and laminated maple, hand-poured resin, and powder-coated aluminum. DANIEL EMMA are Daniel To and Emma Aiston, rising star industrial designers in Adelaide since 2008, who tap their Australian experience in pursuit of "just nice" design. The chairs are currently on exhibit at their current solo show, BIG!, at the Leamington Drive gallery, Melbourne, Dec. 6-21.

Fashion collection features solar panels for charging a mobile phone

(4 years ago)
Flaps in this range of clothing by Dutch fashion designer Pauline van Dongen open up to reveal solar panels, enabling the wearer to become a walking mobile phone charger (+ movie). (more...)

Sancal Celebrates 40th Birthday with a Factory Renovation

(4 years ago)
What does a company like Sancal do when they reach their 40th birthday? They renovate their "mature" facilities, of course!

Ziiiro launches Eclipse watch with floating markers and luminous dial

(4 years ago)
Dezeen Watch Store: Eclipse, the latest timepiece from Ziiiro, has a luminous ring in place of hour markers and is now in stock in three colour variations. (more...)

We Heart’s 12 Days of Christmas — 03

(4 years ago)
Ah coffee. The lifeblood of We Heart HQ, the hyperactive nectar that transforms a docile, hungover We Hearter into an all-singing, all-dancing behemoth of quick thinking and innovation. Almost. As much as caffeine has supported… Continue Reading »The post We Heart’s 12 Days of Christmas — 03 appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

21C Museum Hotel x Freeman & Lowe

(4 years ago)
December 11th, 2013 – Nestled in historic downtown Louisville, 21c Museum Hotel is a 90-room boutique hotel that celebrates contemporary art. New York-based artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe have created a site-specific sculptural installation that is also a functional hotel room, offering 21c guests a completely immersive art experience. The work, called Asleep in the […]

Jacques Herzog: The Perez Art Museum "is a naked structure"

(4 years ago)
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: Jacques Herzog of Herzog & de Meuron explains how the Pérez Art Museum Miami was designed so that everything is visible and there is no strict barrier between inside and outside, in our second movie from Miami. (more...)

Real Steel

(4 years ago)
Welcome to Tonka in Melbourne’s CBD, which despite the name has got nothing to do with the old school toy cars apart from the use of steel as an important material (the name comes from… Continue Reading »The post Real Steel appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

Animal Instincts

(4 years ago)
Cai Guo-Qiang China b.1957 Heritage 2013 Sculptor Cai Guo-Qiang‘s spectacular large-scale works are currently filling the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane as the venue hosts an impressive exhibition of the Chinese artist. As… Continue Reading »The post Animal Instincts appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

Self-repairing trainers 3D-printed from biological cells by Shamees Aden

(4 years ago)
London designer and researcher Shamees Aden has developed a prototype for running shoes that would be 3D-printed from synthetic biological material and could repair themselves overnight. (more...)

Weekly Roundup: Wrapping Paper Gone Rogue

(4 years ago)
December 11th, 2013 – Christmas is upon us, the time has come to give. Each year we put an annoying amount of thought into what we gift to our loved ones. Then, most of us wrap our generous offering in the standard red and green wrapping paper raped by reindeer, Santa’s slay, and mistletoe. Yawn! […]

The Rest House

(4 years ago)
Construite sur la Péninsule de Mornington dans l’état de Victoria en Australie, coup de coeur pour la magnifique « Rest House », une splendide villa imaginée par le studio Tim Spicer Architects en collaboration avec Col Bandy Architects.Plus de détails en images dans la galerieDescription originaleThe Rest House in Flinders …

Art gallery and archive by Lacaton & Vassal mirrors an old shipbuilding workshop

(4 years ago)
Paris architects Lacaton & Vassal have designed a translucent structure to house an international art collection that is a mirror image of the adjoining former shipbuilding workshop (+ slideshow). (more...)

Competition: three 3XN monographs to be won

(4 years ago)
Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with Danish architecture studio 3XN to give away three copies of the firm's new monograph. (more...)

SOM unveils Indonesian skyscraper that will harness wind power

(4 years ago)
News: American firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has revealed designs for a skyscraper in Jakarta that will be over 500 metres high and will harvest wind energy through an opening at its peak. (more...)

The Gripstar

(4 years ago)
D’une simplicité à tomber, un très gros coup de coeur pour le Gripstar, une sorte de crochet qui vous permettra d’accrocher ou clipser à peu près tout ce que vous voudrez dans votre maison !Plus de détails en images dans la galerieCredits photos & more informations on Constructa …

Forest Ski Segment From Valhalla

(4 years ago)
Clin d’oeil pour cette excellente session de ski sans neige en pleine forêt extraite de « Valhalla », un magnifique film dédié au ski produit par Sweetgrass Productions et récompensé à de nombreuses reprises.La vidéo intégrale en HDSegment Directed by Michael Brown and Ben SturgulewskiProduced by Zac Ramras and Nick Waggoner…

Capital of Culture?

(4 years ago)
Hotham Street Ladies Australia est. 2007 At home with the Hotham Street Ladies 2013 (installation) NGV commission Supported by Melbourne Now Champions the Dewhurst Family The National Gallery of Victoria is out to prove why… Continue Reading »The post Capital of Culture? appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

The Mighty Purse – Charge on the go

(4 years ago)
Clin d’oeil pour le « Mighty Purse« , une petite pochette qui vous permettra de recharger votre téléphone ou que vous soyez en le branchant simplement au câble d’alimentation intégré. Mais attention, auparavant, il faudra juste penser à charger la batterie nomade intégrée à la pochette en Usb sur votre ordinateur. De…

The Stacey-Turley Residence

(4 years ago)
Construite à Ottawa au Canada, focus sur la très belle « Stacey-Turley Residence », une agréable villa moderne aux dimensions relativement raisonnables imaginée par le studio Kariouk Associates.Plus de détails en images dans la galerieDescription originaleTaskTo design a “forever” home on a narrow lot for a young family…

Movie shows concrete bunker cut in half by RAAAF and Atelier de Lyon

(4 years ago)
This movie shows how a redundant Second World War bunker in the Netherlands was turned into a sculptural visitor attraction by slicing it down the middle to reveal its insides. (more...)
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