Design archive for 2014-04-21

London cafe interior by TwistInArchitecture references city's commercial history

(4 years ago)
The interior of this east London cafe by local firm TwistInArchitecture features copper tubes, timber boards and metal light fittings, designed to reference the area's trade history (+ slideshow). (more...)

A Chat With Ladies & Gentleman Studio + A Giveaway!

(4 years ago)
We talk to Ladies & Gentleman Studio about working as a team, their inspiration and creative process as well as what lies ahead.

Collection: Scandinavian POP

(4 years ago)
Function and simplicity are the hallmarks of Scandinavian design.  It is arguably one of my favorite design aesthetics for no other reason than I love white rooms and the Scandinavians do the color white expertly. So much of the Scandinavian aesthetic is rooted in black and white that I wanted to do an exploration into the use of color. When is it used? How is it used? Is it subtle or bold? When I think of Scandinavia, the colors I think of are white, green, and wood. I was happy to see a restrained use of color in this collection in Femme Natural Boost, Mäster Anders Beer, and Mack Isbjørn Beer.  These brands employ color to act as a canvas to their brand logos. I also loved the inverse use of color with projects that used it very lightly.  In these projects, there is a heavy reliance on the contents to provide color, with few embellishment and copy. As a whole, they acknowledge proportion - maintaining a proper balance between color and text so as to not compromise the Scandinavian paradigm.         Related Posts:Collection: Ukraine 

Competition: five Synthetic Aesthetics books to be won

(4 years ago)
Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with publishers MIT Press to offer readers the chance to win one of five copies of a new book about developments in synthetic biology. (more...)

Benefit Cosmetics Color Collection

(4 years ago)
Benefit Cosmetics has launched their Color Collection, consisting of high-performance eyeshadow, lip gloss, and lip color formulas housed in elegantly surfaced containers. Dashdot designed custom packaging for each component in a way that celebrates the brand's optimistic attitude, while tipping a hat to Benefit's San Francisco roots and the city’s beautiful Art Deco architecture.  “We’re always striving for creative ideas that make an impact. For example, we flipped the cream eye shadow upside down, so that the jar is presented on top, showcasing the color and allowing it to refract through the details of the glass.  It’s always a pleasure to work with Benefit’s creative team who have built an amazing brand and are never afraid to pursue challenging concepts.”        Related Posts:Before & After: EylureStudent: [ Botani ] COAL 

Mars & Pluto Side Tables by Joa Herrenknecht

(4 years ago)
Silver, copper, wood, glass: Mars & Pluto Side Tables by Joa Herrenknecht are, simply put, "made of delicately woven copper and silver wires in glass, floating on wooden legs."

Layers: Lighting by Vanessa Vivian for Axo Light

(4 years ago)
Geometric lighting that's designed with metal frames covered in strips of smooth, colorful fabric.

Finca Santa Teresa Hard Bean Coffee

(4 years ago)
Designed by Butchershop Creative, Finca Santa Teresa is a farm that grows some of the worlds finest coffee beans. As a strictly hard bean export, Finca Santa Teresa is boldly known around the world as one of the finest products around. The team from Australia needed help branding their product.  "We designed an authentic, high-end brand that would appeal to coffee connoisseurs, restaurants, and vendors around the world." "We designed an authentic, high-end brand that would appeal to coffee connoisseurs, restaurants, and vendors around the world."        Related Posts:GRAYL Water Filtration CupProdjuice: A Cold Pressed Juice 

BOLT: A Small Wall Charger & Battery Backup in One

(4 years ago)
Eliminate the hassle of having to carry around a bulky USB wall charger and a separate battery backup to power your phone.

Shamrock Farms Sour Cream & Cottage Cheese

(4 years ago)
Designed by Catapult Strategic Design, Shamrock Farms has relaunched its culture line of cottage cheese and sour cream products.        Related Posts:Student: Sensi Sweets Edible CannabisGastromasterskaya: Jams & Confitures 

Milan 2014: Zona Tortona

(4 years ago)
Via Tortona was once just a sleepy, warehouse-filled neighborhood, but Zona Tortona is now a mainstay of Milan Design Week.

Clothes will shrink to fit "at the push of a button" within five years

(4 years ago)
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: micro-robotics and 3D-printing are poised to revolutionise fashion, says the designer of Lady Gaga's bubble-blowing dress, in the second part of our interview with Studio XO.Benjamin Males of Studio XO. Photograph © DezeenDespite a conservative fashion industry, rapid changes in technology will transform the clothes we wear, says Benjamin Males, of London-based fashion and technology company Studio XO. Early development sketches of the Anemone dress"We believe fashion is quite antiquated," he says. "While everything around us becomes intelligent, becomes more computational, our clothes are still very old-fashioned".This will not be the case for long, says Males, who believes that advances in micro-robotics and transformable textiles will soon make their way into everyday clothing, helping create clothes that can change shape using small motors. Lady Gaga wearing Anemone"We believe in the next decade we're going to see some pretty amazing things happen around transformable textiles and mechanical movement in our clothes: we are looking at introducing that in the next five years," he says.He points to the ubiquitous use of smartphones as evidence that people are becoming increasingly comfotable with having sophisticated technology on or very close to their bodies.Moving up and down a clothes size may soon be possible without having to buy new clothes, predicts Males."We [will soon be able to] change the fit of[..]

Dezeen Jobs: latest jobs update

(4 years ago)
Scroll on for all the latest from our recruitment site Dezeen Jobs, including positions with Büro Ole Scheeren, Priestmangoode and David Kohn Architects, whose renovated Barcelona apartment is pictured. This is also the last chance to apply for roles with Lego, Studio Fuksas, Mecanoo architecten and more... (more...)

Top 10: This Week's Top Packaging Projects

(4 years ago)
From our recent Susy's Bakery to Seed and Bean, this week's top 10 will keep you inspired. Enjoy!        Related Posts:Top 10: This Week's Top Packaging Projects 

Cromatti: American Style, American Made

(4 years ago)
See how LA-based Cromatti makes its heirloom-quality furniture with sleek lines and sophisticated style.

Seattle Cider Company

(4 years ago)
Designed by DEI Creative, Seattle Cider Company is the city’s first cidery since prohibition, bringing true craft cider back to Seattle. Bridging the gap between wine and beer with flavorful, small-batch cider, Seattle Cider’s initial offerings – Dry and Semi-Sweet – break the mold of overly sweet cider, bringing the natural flavors of Washington apples to the forefront. These cans are simple and elegant with a sense of hand craft.        Related Posts:Two Beers Brewing Co.Tesco Revisionist 

#AskTheDieline: A Live Q&A Session with @SubplotDesign

(4 years ago)
Join our live Q&A tweet session #AskTheDieline and converse live with  The Dieline and Matthew Clark, Principal & Creative Director, Subplot Design Inc.!When: Wednesday, April 30Time: 12 pm (PST)You can participate in real time from 12 - 12:30 pm (30 minutes) PST on Wednesday, or send in questions in advance by tweeting your question to @TheDieline with hashtag #AskTheDieline in your tweet. Matthew Clark and our team of editors will be answering questions and discussing Matthew's upcoming session at The Dieline Conference in Boston.Anyone can participate!  RSVP Here.        Related Posts:The Rise of Interactive Packaging: Envisioning the FutureA Celebration of Authenticity: What I've Learned About Brand Minimalism 

5 Rounds Shiraz from Water Wheel Wine

(4 years ago)
Watts Design has created a unique “knock-out” label design for this new release wine called 5 Rounds Shiraz from Water Wheel Wines. The concept was based on the unbelievably tough times the winery has been through over the last few years, including severe drought, bushfires, smoke and frost damage, and widespread flooding. The intriguing label design drives you to pick it off the shelf and finish the story as you twist the bottle in hand.        Related Posts:One GlassTaft Street Winery: Heritage Label 

Gastromasterskaya: Jams & Confitures

(4 years ago)
 RedWorks Design Studio, a part of Ogilvy & Mather Ukraine, has designed the packaging for gourmet series of Gastromasterskaya, an series of jam and confitures. This is, perhaps, the first jam that you would want to keep for yourself. The design features a black label with a beautiful rendition of the fruit jam and confitures. "For sweet tooth convenience, we packed jam in the books that are easy to shut away on a bookshelf."        Related Posts:Student: Sensi Sweets Edible CannabisLe Petit Parisien 

One Glass

(4 years ago)
One Glass is based on the idea of having wine on the go! This unique and one-of-a-kind approach concept was brought to life by Brand Your Life who designed this pouch out of environmental and recyclable compatible components. It also possess one main characteristic that can be found in the name (100 ml), indentifies the amount that is in one glass of wine.         Related Posts:Taft Street Winery: Heritage LabelStudent: Sea Legs 

Aluminium and timber light shades by Nick Sadowsky use gravity to maintain shape

(4 years ago)
Gravity keeps the aluminium and timber components of these lamp shades by industrial designer Nick Sadowsky locked together. (more...)

Foam dipped in rubber becomes seating by Ichiro Inc

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: Japanese studio Ichiro Inc has created a collection of spongy seats by tying up blocks of foam and dipping them in rubber. (more...)

Roman artefacts influence tableware designs by Jaime Hayon

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: Spanish designer Jaime Hayon has created a tableware collection of vessels with metal stands that reference the pottery and architecture of ancient Rome. (more...)

‘Sushi’ sofa by Joa Herrenknecht (DE)

(4 years ago)
When Berlin-based designer Joa Herrenknecht set out to design her first sofa she wanted it be flexible, a single modular object that could function as a daybed, sofa, or guest bed if and when required.     The outcome, Sushi Sofa, is a daybed and sofa with modular arm-/ backrests on a wooden tray-like base. […]


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