Design archive for 2014-04-24

Dezeen Mail #199

(4 years ago)
Designs of the Year 2014 category winners, including Zaha Hadid's Heydar Aliyev Center and Prada's Spring Summer 2014 collection, lead this week's Dezeen Mail newsletter, along with the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.Read Dezeen Mail issue 199 | Subscribe to Dezeen Mail

Architect Hans Hollein dies aged 80

(4 years ago)
News: architect and Pritzker Prize laureate Hans Hollein has died in Vienna at the age of 80 after a long illness. (more...)

Droga Chocolates

(4 years ago)
Cult Partners recently completed an updated brand identity and packaging system for Los Angeles based Droga Chocolates. The company’s founder grew up addicted to her mother's homemade rocky road candy, a treat made special by its unique twist of replacing walnuts with salted peanuts. Inspired by her mother’s ingenuity, Droga creates new, irresistible treats by combining nostalgic flavors with modern twists using premium, all natural ingredients.        Related Posts:Sale in ZuccaLogan and Paola d'Arcano 

CATable by Hao Ruan offers a shared work surface for cats and their owners

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: holes and tunnels in the top of this wooden desk by Hong Kong-based designer Hao Ruan of LYCS Architecture have been designed to provide a playground for cats (+ slideshow). (more...)

DEWAR’S® Unveils New Look by Stranger & Stranger

(4 years ago)
Stranger & Stranger just unveiled the new look for DEWAR’S®, the world’s most awarded blended Scotch whisky.  "Working closely throughout with the Dewar's brand team, we went on a journey back to the origins of the brand. The Dewar’s story is such a rich and authentic tapestry it made complete sense for us to incorporate this across all the packs. Using light contemporary touches we've allowed Dewar's to wear its considerable heritage with pride, tell the real story behind this great true scotch and reinvigorate the brand."- Ivan Bell, Stranger & Stranger, Managing Director        Related Posts:Sale in ZuccaWhole Foods Brooklyn 

Notio Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil

(4 years ago)
Designed by The Comback Studio, Notio Premium Extra virgin Olive Oil is the first of a series of products under the same brand name, all of which are produced on an estate located at the village of Agios Floros in the Messinia region, on the south of Peloponnese in Greece. Each bottle is individually numbered, with its unique number written by hand on the top of the safety strip that secures the cap.         Related Posts:Before & After: Riso FloraVivana 

Chinese company 3D prints 10 buildings in a day using construction waste

(4 years ago)
News: Chinese materials firm Yingchuang New Materials has reportedly produced 10 3D-printed buildings in 24 hours, using a custom-built machine that outputs layers of construction waste mixed with cement (+ slideshow). (more...)

Tiles Made From Hard-to-Recycle Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT)

(4 years ago)
Glass tiles that are made of the glass from old CRT television and computer monitors.

Spotlight: Subplot Design

(4 years ago)
 Subplot Design specializes in powerful ideas that build intelligent, relevant, stand-out brands and communications in what has become an increasingly competitive and saturated marketplace.  "Ideas that elevate our clients above their competition. We do this with breakthrough creative brand design. Design that defies convention, gets noticed and that our clients and their audiences find memorable and meaningful."        Related Posts:Spotlight: ProofPearlfisher wins Gold at the DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 

DIY Portable Hanging Wall Pocket

(4 years ago)
This portable, no-sew wall pocket is a quick, simple and stylish fix for your desktop clutter.

Lytro Illum: The Storyteller’s Digital Camera

(4 years ago)
Lytro’s new $1,599 Illum light field camera simulates 3D effect with adjustable user defined focal points.

Interactive slideshow: Normann Copenhagen's latest furniture collection

(4 years ago)
This interactive slideshow includes the latest collection by Danish design brand Normann Copenhagen, exhibited in Milan earlier this month. (more...)

Add Your Free Directory Listing to our New Package Design Directory

(4 years ago)
We have been working on an all-new package design directory!Our goal is to create the most comprehensive package design directory online: A resource to find design firms, printers, prototypes, photographers, software, and material suppliers specifically within the package design industry.The new platform will allow for better organization, improved search, and the ability to add your logo.Update or Add Your Free Directory Listing           

Logan and Paola d'Arcano

(4 years ago)
The Clocksmiths + Umberto Tolino created packaging for Logan, a shoe brand. The two lines of Logan's brand (Logan and Logan Crossing) were represented by a point to sale system that changes according to the classic style and the sport mood related to the two different lines. The Paola d’Arcano’s shoe box was designed to communicate exclusivity and sophistication according to the flower patterns and moods of D’ Branding and Identity. Each shoe box features a graceful elegance with the usage of color or floral graphics.         Related Posts:Amouria JewelrySale in Zucca 

ZooM: 3D Printed Lampshades by Michiel Cornelissen

(4 years ago)
A flexible, 3D printed lampshade made out of hundreds of small, interlocking elements that join together.

Drawing in 3D will soon be as "intuitive as sketching with paper"

(4 years ago)
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: architects will soon be able to walk around inside 3D sketches of their projects and edit their designs as they go, according to the team behind the revolutionary Gravity Sketch 3D drawing pad. (more...)

Confession of Design exhibition showcased Austrian products in Milan

(4 years ago)
Dezeen promotion: an exhibition of Austrian design was presented at the Rotonda della Besana in Milan earlier this month by Advantage Austria (+ movie). (more...)

The Unique Camp: America's Creative Conference, May 29th - June 1st

(4 years ago)
What is The Unique Camp?The Unique Camp is a creative conference for people who want to grow both professionally and personally. Essentially, CAMP is a juxtoposed experience that taps into both the left and right side of the brain in order to inspire the most change and discovery. CAMPers take part in business workshops and creative craft classes, listen to inspirational speakers, and face outdoor challenges to stimulate all senses. CAMP is for those who understand the value of both climbing trees and learning about how to utilize social media for business. It's an experience that will open your mind, connect you to an amazing community of influencers and show you that four days in the woods (unplugged from email and cell phones) can have a huge impact in your work and life, and increase your creativity, success, and, we think, happiness. Learn from experts on a wide range of workshops that you can apply to your business or creative ideas: social media analytics, pitching to publishers, everything you need to know to work with investors, top trends in design, producing effective content through video, how to write an amazing bios, legal 101, ow to grow your idea from your apartment to a global operation, avoiding creative burn-out, and much more...   Who comes to The Unique Camp? Folks from Target, Chipotle, Martha Stewart, Forbes, Poler Stuff, Paramount Studios and TOMS.EXCLUSIVE TO DIELINE READERSTake an additional 15% off[..]

Coleraine Residence by Naturehumaine

(4 years ago)
A zig-zagged, minimalist home made up of two intertwined units to fit a small lot in Montreal.

Benjamin John Hall takes a hammer to porcelain shoes during live event

(4 years ago)
Footwear designer Benjamin John Hall dispersed black dye onto his latest shoe designs with a series of physical processes – including smashing, spraying and squeezing – during a live event at London College of Fashion (+ movie). (more...)

Student: HN Deli

(4 years ago)
 Miriam Vilaplana, a student from Barcelona, created HN Deli. "The purpose this project was to create a gourmet line of frozen food for Harvey Nichols including the brand identity, naming, packaging design and range identity. A concept based in the English pastry, the main part of the design is the geometric element which is present throughout the range. The design line is two boxes of cakes, a marmalade and a syrup."        Related Posts:Method Sunset Breeze Laundry CollectionWhole Fish, A Frozen Fish Brand 

Bart Hess recruits public to create bespoke textile production line in Milan installation

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: experimental Dutch textile designer Bart Hess played on ideas of mass production, bespoke design and the amount of human input needed to sustain the creative industries in an installation for Milan design week. (more...)

Onyx Coffee Lab

(4 years ago)
Onyx Coffee Labs approached BLKBOXLabs to design a unique and fresh identity for their brand and a new line of product packaging for their whole and ground coffee beans. "Already having been a customer and fan of their roasted coffee we embraced the opportunity to create a brand that felt alive and that people would want to be a part of. The typography and brand marks were all hand drawn to illustrate the raw craft of roasting coffee and the packaging was chosen from Pacific Bags to distinguish itself from all the other bags in the emerging craft coffee world."        Related Posts:Onyx Gesha Columbian Granja La EsperanzaWhole Foods Brooklyn 

Sale in Zucca

(4 years ago)
Sale in Zucca is a cute and quaint restaurant that translates to "to be smart" in Italian. The branding, designed by Fabio Persico, is all about the details which create a very special and home feeling atmosphere.  "Sale in Zucca is an event in which the pumpkin is the fill rouge. Colors are warm and have a taste of wet earth. Sale in Zucca is a typical italian expression that means “be smart”.  Sale in Zucca, is a weekly appointment in one of the havens of the Tyrrhenian Sea, La Casetta (Terracina). The home-made quality of the identity emphasizes the attention of organic, natural and traditional food."        Related Posts:Whole Foods BrooklynVivana 

Concept: Ballerina Candy Wrapper

(4 years ago)
Russian designer, Alexey Seoev, created a lovely illustrated candy wrapper in which he named Ballerina. The concept was created as an affecting attendant of Terpsichore. Targeted to ballerinas, if you hold a candy for the tails of a wrapper and pull to open, the ballerina will be doing a pirouette.        Related Posts:Whole Fish, A Frozen Fish BrandBefore & After: Riso Flora 

Student: Discover, A 3D Printed Putter

(4 years ago)
Duncan K. Anderson an student at Lahti Institue of Design in Finland created the concept, product and packaging for Discover, a 3D printed putter. Submitted to the Starpack 2014 competition, the brief was to create a promotional tool for design agency Webb deVlam and the task was to pick a product that symbolises their company and design the packaging accordingly. The project took the Starpack Gold Award, the Webb deVlam Sponsored Award and the Nampak Champion Award.         Related Posts:Student: Sensi Sweets Edible CannabisStudent: Sea Legs 

Concrete apartment by Airhouse Design Office features display space for "precious clothes"

(4 years ago)
Raw concrete surfaces dominate inside this stark apartment in Nagoya, Japan, that Japanese studio Airhouse Design Office has renovated for a fashion lover (+ slideshow). (more...)

Architectural Association students build woodland shelter with a twisting lattice roof

(4 years ago)
Students from London's Architectural Association have designed and built a lattice-framed shelter for seasoning timber at the school's Dorset campus, using short lengths of wood taken from neighbouring beech trees (+ slideshow). (more...)

Spaced: fair-stand architecture that stands out

(4 years ago)
Gone are the days when a standard-issue ‘booth’ was enough of a platform on which design manufacturers could present their latest products at trade fairs. The contemporary exhibition stand is as much a brand-marketing device as it is a product showcase. Look sharp. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)   read this article in full on Architonic

Studio Drift's Obsidian mirror made from chemical waste

(4 years ago)
Milan 2014: Amsterdam designers Studio Drift have fabricated a mirror from a synthetic glass created as a byproduct during the recycling of chemical waste. (more...)

‘The New Old Table Light’ by KIMU Design (TW)

(4 years ago)
Taiwan-based KIMU Design has extended their ‘New Old’ range of lights, a series at the intersection of eastern and western cultures, with a table light framed by an outline.     “By using the flat border to emulate the traditional appearance of lanterns, The New Old Light continued its style in the plane quadrant.” says […]


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