Design archive for 2014-02-14

This week on Dezeen

(4 years ago)
This week London's Design Museum revealed its Design of the Year 2014 nominations, which includes Zaha Hadid's undulating cultural centre in Baku (pictured) and Dave Hakkens' modular mobile phone concept. More architecture and design news follows. (more...)

Tube Map Radio by Yuri Suzuki

(4 years ago)
Self-explanatory: Tube Map Radio by Yuri Suzuki explains its own inner workings with annotations and a map-like layout of the printed circuit board its built on, an idea inspired by an electrical diagram created by draftsman Harry Beck to spoof his own iconic, color-coded, widely copied London subway map (introduced in 1933).

Harry's The Engraved Valentine's Set

(4 years ago)
Continuing to revolutionize the perception of men's products, Harry's introduces "The Engraved Valentine's Set" for that special man in your life. "An engraved Winston handle, 3 blades and a tube of shaving cream. A great gift for him; a better gift for you."The special gift set comes with an elegant box featuring a delicious image of chocolates and Harry's logo embossed in silver. Overall, the package design is a blend of timeless simplicity and modern ergonomics.        Related Posts:Careline CosmeticsMethod Spring Collection 

Praça das Artes by Brasil Arquitetura features concrete boxes projecting over a public plaza

(4 years ago)
This performing arts centre in São Paulo by Brasil Arquitetura features huge concrete volumes lifted off the ground to create accessible public spaces and has been named on the shortlist for the Designs of the Year awards, announced this week (+ slideshow). (more...)

Rainmaker: A Plant Watering Cloud

(4 years ago)
Who needs a fancy watering can when you have the Rainmaker?

The Dieline Awards: Late Registration Ends NEXT FRIDAY

(4 years ago)
Next Friday will be your last chance to enter to The Dieline Awards! Don't miss this opportunity to show-off your packaging skills.REGISTER NOW        Related Posts:The Dieline Awards: Late Registration Ends Feb 21stThe Dieline Awards: Last Chance to Save! Full Registration Ends Today 

Entomo website design promotes insects as food

(4 years ago)
A Dublin-based graphic designer has developed a digital resource encouraging people to eat insects. (more...)

Wallmonds Hanger Frame

(4 years ago)
Simple et pratique, clin d’oeil pour le « Wallmonds Hanger Frame », une sorte de cadre à mi-chemin entre le vide-poches et le porte-manteaux créé en contreplaqué par le designer Gonçalo Campos.Plus de détails en images dans la galerieDescription originaleThe perfect solution for keeping things at hand, in a …

Advances in design software mean "materials are becoming media"

(4 years ago)
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: new technologies mean the design process is becoming akin to "creating a Hollywood film," says fashion designer Francis Bitonti, who created a seamless 3D-printed dress for burlesque dancer Dita von Teese. (more...)

Sweet Heaven Confectionary

(4 years ago)
Asylum was asked to help position and redesign Poundland's confectionary range called Sweet Heaven. Poundland is a UK retailer that sells anything and everything - branded and owned label.         Related Posts:Ritz AustraliaGalo 

Spring Learning Center, Hong Kong

(4 years ago)
Feb | 14 | 2014 – An object of simplicity understood by an adult, can be the very same object that ignites a child’s imagination and sends them into a creative wonderworld. Spring Learning Center is Hong Kong’s newest creative wonderworld for children. Designed by Joey Ho Design, the playful space has deliberately excluded the stereotypical […]

Plane House

(4 years ago)
Véritable petit coin de paradis terrestre imaginé par les architectes de chez K Studio, un très gros coup de coeur pour la magnifique « Plane House », une somptueuse villa contemporaine offrant tout le confort d’une jolie piscine à débordement, construite sur l’île de Skaithos en Grèce.Plus de détails en images …

Oona Ratcliffe’s Broken Topographies

(4 years ago)
Colorful paintings with acrylic splashes of color that are abstracted topographies that begin as pencil drawings.

Animist

(4 years ago)
Cult Partners recently completed the branding and package design for Animist Wine Company.   "The name and brand concept are based on the idea of 'Animism' – the belief that every worldly human and non-human object possesses a spiritual essence, with the eye being the entrance to that soul. The package design is centered around a screen-printed illustration of an illuminated eye, signifying that the wine is a living object with a soul.  The overall execution is dark and mysterious, with a perfect balance between classic wine brand sophistication and contemporary illustration and design."        Related Posts:UrArtan 

Wave-shaped clothes rails keep items evenly spaced

(4 years ago)
Stockholm 2014: young designers Erik Olovsson and Kyuhyung Cho have designed a series of clothing racks that resemble the regular shape of a wave (+ slideshow). (more...)

Job of the week: industrial designer at G-Star Raw

(4 years ago)
This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is a position as an industrial designer at Dutch brand G-Star Raw, whose interior design team fitted out a ferry on the Amstel river in Amsterdam (pictured). Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.

Human type for Kerozen

(4 years ago)
Créée par Jean Charles Debroize, directeur artistique de l’agence Kerozen, clin d’oeil pour cette étonnante typographie – qui se réduit pour le moment aux seules 7 lettres formant le mot Kerozen – entièrement réalisée à partir de textures de peau, yeux, cheveux et autres barbes humaines.Plus de détails en …

Meander Chair and Rama by Anni Chego

(4 years ago)
Creative designs from Anni Chego include a modern jewelry box and a chair that tricks your eye.

Ballantine’s Finest Whisky Tin

(4 years ago)
Ballantine’s Finest, one of the best-selling Blended Scotch Whisky brands in Europe and the rest of the world, is known for introducing specially crafted metal packaging every year. For the 2013 Christmas season, the brand is launching an elegant gift pack produced by CROWN Aerosols and Speciality Packaging Europe.A deep, subdued ivy-blue matte finish lends a premium look to the rectangular shaped tin. The Ballantine’s coat of arms and eponymous logo is embossed in frosted silver, reflecting the brand’s rich heritage. The elegant tin combines several of Crown’s latest innovations in a single design, including seated end technology and a low profile lid, resulting in a clean, stylish appearance. Crown produces the Ballantine’s Finest tin using a fully automated system - an example of its commitment to producing cutting edge crafted metal packaging.          Related Posts:Absolut AmberRoyal Salute Limited Polo Edition 

The Dieline Conference: Early Bird Extension Ends TODAY

(4 years ago)
Share The Love! Early Bird Extension Ends TodayConsider it our Valentine’s Day gift for an industry we really love and admire and what better way to show your team you love them than to send them to The Dieline Conference.Register by midnight on February 14th and save $350 off the big ticket with discount code: DIELINE14.REGISTER NOWSave an additional $50 on your big ticket with discount code: DIELINE14ABOUT      KEYNOTES      SESSIONS      ALL SPEAKERS      NETWORKING      CONVINCE YOUR BOSS      REGISTER         Related Posts:The Dieline Conference: Early Bird Extended Until Feb 14thLAST CHANCE - The Dieline Conference: Early Bird Ends TODAY 

"We are not in the midst of a revolution, we are between revolutions"

(4 years ago)
Opinion: Justin McGuirk argues that despite the furniture industry's decline in Italy, it's still the best place to buy a sofa until the digital manufacturing revolution delivers on its promises. (more...)

LETi Pendant Light

(4 years ago)
Une idée simple et poétique qui nous vient du Studio Macura avec ces excellentes « LETi Pendant Light », de jolies suspensions dotées d’un oiseau réalisé en impression 3D qui s’accroche au fil.Plus de détails en images dans la galerieDescription originaleLETi, is a monochrome pendant light with a clipped 3D …

Friday Five with Francis Bitonti

(4 years ago)
We spotlight multidisciplinary designer Francis Bitonti who reveals five things he can't live without.

Illuminated Code from Space

(4 years ago)
Fruit d’expérimentations et de manipulations en tilt-shift de Haari Tesla, découverte de « Illuminated Code from Space », une impressionnante série de clichés qui mélange les échelles et confronte l’univers des micro-organismes et celui de l’espace pour un rendu visuel à couper le souffle.Plus de détails en images dans la galerie…

Konstantin Grcic designs glass furniture with moving parts for Galerie Kreo show

(4 years ago)
Designer Konstantin Grcic has produced a collection of furniture that combines industrial sheet glass with pistons, hinges and cranks for his latest exhibition at Galerie Kreo in Paris (+ slideshow). (more...)

La Sentinelle

(4 years ago)
Construite au Quebec, coup de projecteur sur l’étonnante « La Sentinelle », une surprenante maison en forme de « L » offrant de vastes volumes intérieurs imaginée par le sudio naturehumaine.Plus de détails en images dans la galerieDescription originaleAfter selling their previous country house because of the lack of natural light,…

Creativity "isn't welcome" in UK universities, says head of axed design course

(4 years ago)
News: universities "aren't interested in the type of education that is needed for creatives," says Neil Austin, head of the UK's leading furniture design course, which is being closed down. (more...)

The Urban Prisoner

(4 years ago)
Shootée par le photographe new-yorkais Matt Weber alors qu’il était chauffeur de taxi, découverte de « The Urban Prisoner », une excellente série de clichés en noir et blanc qui nous fait découvrir la ville de New York il y a 30 ans, explorant au passage toutes la gamme des émotions, de l’amour…

The Cosmos Bed

(4 years ago)
Vous avez un peu de place et vous rêvez de vous endormir tous les soirs sous les étoiles ? Offrant un ciel étoilé de LEDs avec mode chromo-thérapie ou encore un système audio intégré pour se relaxer, le « Cosmo Bed » de la designer russe Natalia Rumyantseva est fait pour vous !…
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