Design archive for 2014-02-27

Emerson College campus by Morphosis places curvy classrooms within a hollow frame

(4 years ago)
Thom Mayne's Los Angeles firm Morphosis has completed a new Hollywood campus for arts school Emerson College where a rectangular frame surrounds a curvaceous cluster of classrooms (+ slideshow). (more...)

NASA's latest robot is designed to bounce and roll across rough terrain

(4 years ago)
News: NASA is developing robots made from a tensile system of interlocking rods and cables that can transform from flat components into a ball shape then tense and flex to roll around the surface of planets. (more...)

FDA Proposes Most Significant Update to Nutrition Facts Labeling in 20 Year

(4 years ago)
The nutrition facts label as you know it will likely be changing soon, thanks to significant changes supported by the Obama administration: "Our guiding principle here is very simple: that you as a parent and a consumer should be able to walk into your local grocery store, pick up an item off the shelf, and be able to tell whether it’s good for your family. So this is a big deal, and it’s going to make a big difference for families all across this country." - First Lady Michelle Obama   "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The proposed label also would replace out-of-date serving sizes to better align with how much people really eat, and it would feature a fresh design to highlight key parts of the label such as calories and serving sizes." - FDA Announcement        Related Posts:Opinion Series: The Landscape of “Free” in Business, Part I/II 

Amazing Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish

(4 years ago)
Tout simplement magnifiques, coup de projecteur sur ces incroyables clichés de poissons exotiques shootés par le photographe Visarute Angkatavanich basé en Thaïlande.Plus de détails en images dans la galerieCredits photos & copyright Visarute Angkatavanich…

House M

(4 years ago)
Créée par le studio Titus Bernhard Architects, focus la très impressionnante « House M », une superbe villa avec piscine construite à Grünwald en Allemagne.Proposant un style géométrique des plus minimaliste composé d’un assemblage de plusieurs masses rectangulaires en béton, elle offre en outre de très larges volumes baignés de lumière…

Switch Easily From Work to Play with Light Object

(4 years ago)
By simply altering the position, the appearance of this half cube lamp will change.

Designs proposed for union jack flag without Scotland

(4 years ago)
News: alternatives to the current United Kingdom flag presented by a national flag charity have provoked a debate about whether a new design should be commissioned if Scotland chooses independence in its upcoming referendum. (more...)

Concept: Red Bull Superheroes Project

(4 years ago)
"The Red Bull Superheroes Project depicts a playful union between the Austrian energy drink and the Justice League universe. The design was conceived by Diego Fonseca, a New York-based Art Director, inspired by the uniforms of his favorite superheroes from various ages of the comic books. "        Related Posts:Ruta Maya DarkMack Isbjørn (Polar Bear) Beer 

Concept: Milimetric

(4 years ago)
Designed by Walrus, Milimetric is concept design using "Precision Viticulture"."As men has been experiencing and gaining knowledge about the processes of wine production, have been increasingly incorporating technological elements, which have significantly improved the quality of the products obtained, its predictability and consistency of results. From these developments emerged what is now called Precision Viticulture. The main objective of this project was to combine the traditional look of the wine, with the concept of precision. The paper used, and the wine's name refers to accuracy or precision, and ten to the minus three power equals one thousandth of a meter, or what is the same, to the millimetre."        Related Posts:Ministry of CloudsRoar Cordials 

Celebrities as Neoclassical paintings by Replaceface

(4 years ago)
Intitulé « Replace Face« , découverte de cet excellent projet du peintre britannique George Dawe qui a intégré le visage de célébrités dans des portraits de généraux de l’époque napoléonienne pour un rendu visuel plutôt étonnant mais néanmoins réussi !Plus de détails en images dans la galerieCredits & copyright George Dawe / …

Pero – Bird Shaped printed bookmark

(4 years ago)
Reprenant l’idée du petit oiseau en impression 3D que l’on avait déjà vu pour sa « Leti Pendant Light« , coup de coeur pour « Pero », ces jolis petits bookmarks en forme d’oiseau créés par le Studio Macura.Plus de détails en images dans la galerieDescription originalePero is a functional and …

The Dieline Awards: Late Registration Extension Ends Tomorrow

(4 years ago)
Due to an unprecedented volume of registrations late last Friday, and numerous requests for an extension, we will be extending our late registration deadline until Tomorrow at midnight (PST). There will be NO further extension, this is the last chance to enter The Dieline Awards 2014.REGISTER NOW        Related Posts:Friendly Reminder: The Dieline Awards - Late Registration Extended Until Feb 28thThe Dieline Awards: Late Registration Extended Until Feb 28th 

The Bottled Waterproof Walkman by Sony

(4 years ago)
In releasing their new underwater, swimmer-friendly MP3 players, Sony and DraftFCB has come up with The Bottled Waterproof Walkman. Showing the waterproof function of the walkman, Sony packaged its sets immersed in a bottle of water – creating a one of a kind marketing and consumer experience.  "This simple packaging innovation gave us a unique way to display the product, which instantly demonstrated its benefit. And transformed the humble vending machine into a conversation starter and a distribution channel. Allowing swimmers to buy the product as easily as they’d buy a bottle of water."        Related Posts:iHorn 

Be Solan

(4 years ago)
Be Solan is a project for a spanish water brand "Solan de Cabras", who tasked Enric Aguilera Asociados to create packaging for their line.It has been created a simple idea which plays with the transparency of the packaging creating a visual game where the liquid has an important role in the design.        Related Posts:Ruta Maya DarkMack Isbjørn (Polar Bear) Beer 

Dezeen Mail #191

(4 years ago)
The shortlist of architects to resurrect Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace exhibition hall leads this week's Dezeen Mail newsletter, which also includes the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.Read Dezeen Mail issue 191 | Subscribe to Dezeen Mail

Tina Nordström: Swedish Sensation

(4 years ago)
Designed by Evelin Toledano, Swedish Sensation is a swedish gourmet brand by the famous female cook Tina Nordström. The designs were inspired by the typical cold snowy Swedish landscapes – giving it an elegant and sophisticated look.        Related Posts:Before & After: Abrico, a Well-Established Russian JamEON Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

Student: Northernmost Cognac

(4 years ago)
Northernmost is the outcome of an eight week visual research project on cognac done by student Marius Sunde at Westerdals School of Communication. The intention of the project was to gain a deeper insight to both the product itself, but also the visual language of the category.  "Northernmost is stored on sessile oak on the northwest coast of Norway, on barrels made out of wood from the northernmost occurrence of oak in the world. The bottle itself takes inspiration from the mountainous landscape of Norway's northwest coast.  In regards to the actual design, the objective was to challenge the well established paradigm of the category, letting scandinavian minimalism be the main inspiration."        Related Posts:Student: Tate&Benson Scented CandlesStudent: Karakalem Drawing Pencils 

Pams Muesli

(4 years ago)
Brighten up your mornings with the newly designed Pams Muesli range designed by Brother Design Ltd. A warm colour palette and dainty details to differentiate each variant makes this muesli pop on shelf, and you can’t miss the deliciously relaxed food styling which gives instant appetite appeal. Pams is all about good value, quality products with desirable packaging - it’s no wonder they have built a loyal following to be New Zealand’s largest grocery brand.        Related Posts:Before & After: Abrico, a Well-Established Russian JamEON Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

001 Skincare

(4 years ago)
Designed by Ryan Martin, Doublezeroone is a new skincare brand launched by aromatherapist Ada Ooi.  Inspired by the metropolis of Hong Kong, where cutting edge architecture is juxtaposed with centuries of culture, 001 fuses modern bio-chemistry and traditional apothecary principles in a collection of luxury and multifunctional products that strengthen and restore the ultimate balance of our skin - collectively providing the resilience to counteract negative effects generated by the unavoidable free radicals in urban environments and helping to prolong the ageing process.         Related Posts:Liz Earle, Botanical Essense No.15ETNIA Fragrances 

OFIS Arhitekti's spotty stadium for FC BATE Borisov nears completion

(4 years ago)
Here are some wintery views of the new spotty stadium for Belarusian football club FC BATE Borisov designed by Slovenian firm OFIS Arhitekti, which is nearing completion and looks set to open later this year (+ slideshow). (more...)

Ruta Maya Dark

(4 years ago)
Ruta Maya Dark is designed by DeRouen & Co. in partnership with Larry McIntosh at the MADHouse. "Ruta Maya Dark is a blend of new and old world. With a traditional German Schwarzbier, or dark lager, Hops & Grain Brewing pairs Ruta Maya dark roast coffee, sourced from Chiapas, Mexico. This unique, sensational beer carries distinct coffee and cocoa notes as well as a rich, smokey flavor. Our contemporary translation of this beers' Mayan and German roots through type and color palette results in a distinctive can that portrays the richness of the style. When approaching the design, we reinterpreted traditional Mayan stamp motifs plus jaguar mask imagery and combined that with Ruta Maya's logo typography. This imagery can then be broken apart and used as graphics for supporting promotional materials."        Related Posts:Mack Isbjørn (Polar Bear) BeerBudweiser Unveils Limited Edition 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Bottle 

Hans J. Wegner's CH88 chair put into production by Carl Hansen & Son

(4 years ago)
A wood and steel chair created by Danish Modernist designer Hans J. Wegner in 1955 has been put into production for the first time by furniture brand Carl Hansen & Son. (more...)

All In Proportion

(4 years ago)
Tattoo Artist’s Son, 1984 © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission. Courtesy: OHWOW, Los Angeles. Robert Mapplethorpe’s 1980s photography exhibitions caused national debate on arts funding due to their explicit and homoerotic subject matter, and… Continue Reading »The post All In Proportion appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

Empire State of Mind

(4 years ago)
Photo © We Heart “The meatballs, spaghetti and garlic bread sell well”, Zoë Lea tells me. “The tuna, and the sausages too”. The folk at the table next to us probably think we’re conducting a… Continue Reading »The post Empire State of Mind appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

Heatherwick unveils gallery inside grain silos for Cape Town's V&A Waterfront

(4 years ago)
News: British designer Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans to create a new art gallery at the V&A Waterfront museum in Cape Town by hollowing out sections of a grain silo complex. (more...)

Fantastic Flying Books!

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Musical Chairs

(4 years ago)
The film Longing to Fly, Longing to Fall premiered during Stockholm Design Week. It’s an unusual and captivating collaboration of dance, music, furniture design and cinematography, directed and composed by Erika Janunger, produced and choreographed by… Continue Reading »The post Musical Chairs appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

Hart and Soul

(4 years ago)
My belly does a little line dance to itself upon reading The Lockhart’s new menu: catfish goujons, shrimp & grits and dirty rice with crab. Images of Louisiana-sunsets, bottles of hot sauce and lazy days… Continue Reading »The post Hart and Soul appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

Drama King

(4 years ago)
Jeff Wall, In Front of a Nightclub, 2006, transparency in lightbox, courtesy of the artist There’s something both cinematic and theatrical about the work of photographer Jeff Wall, even in those of his images which… Continue Reading »The post Drama King appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

Ringing Endorsement

(4 years ago)
Photo © We Heart Banker and philanthropist Stephen Girard was a big deal in Philadelphia – he left more than $6million in trust to the city of Philadelphia, and in 1907 his estate commissioned the… Continue Reading »The post Ringing Endorsement appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.

Tadao Andō: Journey from the islands of Naoshima to Venice

(4 years ago)
Since establishing his design studio in 1969, Tadao Andō has surprised with raw concrete constructions and clean geometric forms, that have become symbols of his success. The Japanese architect has left his mark on the global landscape, from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in Texas to the Armani Teatro in Milan, and Shanghai […]

Catalan Economists Institute Headquarters by Roldán + Berengué (ES)

(4 years ago)
The façade of the new Catalan Economists Institute Headquarters in Barcelona by Roldán + Berengué is a “vertical square” with the foyers of each floor superimposed.     “We call this building the Vertical Square.” say the architects. “Just as in the galleries of the Barcelona Ensanche, this large south-facing window, where people walk, meet […]

Office Life – Small People

(4 years ago)
Simple et toujours aussi efficace, clin d’oeil pour « Office Life – Small People », une excellente série de clichés shootés par l’artiste Bettina Güber qui a mis en scène des figurines miniatures dans l’univers de la vie de bureau.Plus de détails en images dans la galerieCredits photos & copyright Bettina …


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