Design archive for 2014-06-27

This week on Dezeen

(3 years ago)
This week was filled with parties, as Chilean architect Smiljan Radic unveiled his Serpentine Gallery Pavilion and Zaha Hadid hosted a summer pool party at her London Aquatics Centre. Both events provided us with plenty of Instagram moments! Read on for architecture and design highlights from the past seven days, plus our Dezeen Music Project track of the week. (more...)

The Haiku Is One Smart Ass Ceiling Fan

(3 years ago)
Big Ass Fans revealed the world’s first smart ceiling fan designed with an onboard computer and array of sensors for automatic and learning operation.

Scratches across Feroz wine label visually communicate the taste

(3 years ago)
Claw marks slash these wine bottle labels designed by Spanish agency Franziska Studio to represent the degree to which the strong body of the contents "scratches" the throat. (more...)

Align: A Minimal Pen with a Twist

(3 years ago)
A minimal pen with a dislocated twist mechanism that creates a sculptural writing utensil.

WORKac shuns "office as playground" for Wieden + Kennedy's NY headquarters

(3 years ago)
US architecture studio WORKac purposefully ignored the trend for slides in the workplace when designing the New York offices for advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy (+ slideshow). (more...)

Anna Czaniecka shapes kettle like mugs to save water when making tea

(3 years ago)
This kettle by Kingston University graduate Anna Czaniecka is shaped like two mugs so the user can precisely measure how much water to boil for cups of tea. (more...)

Job of the week: architect at LAVA

(3 years ago)
This week's job of the week on Dezeen Jobs is a position for an architect at LAVA, whose proposal for the United Nations' Green Climate Fund Headquarters is pictured. Visit the ad for full details or browse other architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs.

Industrial chic: contemporary makeovers for your home

(3 years ago)
  Statement lighting, varying textures, exposed brick and urban furnishings are just four of the key foundations for any industrial makeover. Get the basic elements right and it doesn’t matter if you live in a converted warehouse or a suburban cottage, any home can embrace factory-cool. Traditionally chosen for loft-style apartments with high ceilings and [...]

New 2014 Launches from Council

(3 years ago)
Council is launching new works by three American designers, including pieces from Box Clever, Harry Allen, and Chad Wright.

Estel Alcaraz designs wellington boots you can squash into a bag

(3 years ago)
With heavy rain forecast for this weekend's Glastonbury, festival-goers will be wishing they had a pair of these lightweight wellington boots that can be rolled up and stuffed in a bag (+ movie). (more...)

Friday Five with Jennifer Newman

(3 years ago)
Check out designer Jennifer Newman's design-focused picks of inspiration from Japanese architecture to the VW Beetle.

Flinders Lane Apartment by Clare Cousins features a timber box of bedrooms and storage

(3 years ago)
Our second project today from Melbourne studio Clare Cousins Architects is a one-bedroom apartment where a timber box and a mezzanine platform have been inserted to create three extra sleeping spots, without losing any living space. (more...)

Different glasses stack together in Ding3000's La Famiglia set

(3 years ago)
German studio Ding3000 has tweaked different types of drinking glasses to create a family of vessels that takes up less space in the cupboard. (more...)

Le Flandrin Restaurant redesign by Joseph Dirand Architecture (FR)

(3 years ago)
A bulwark of the brasserie tradition in Paris since the Malafosse family first opened its doors in 1932, Le Flandrin has more recently assumed increasingly cosmopolitan allures, up to the present day as it reopens redoubled, a restaurant and bar in the classic tradition but of entirely contemporary tone.     In a continuing collaboration […]

‘Patch of Sky’ ambient lights by Fabrica (IT)

(3 years ago)
The idea behind ‘Patch of Sky’, a project from communication research centre Fabrica, is the ability to share the sky above in real-time with loved ones wherever they are.       Patch of Sky is a set of three Internet connected ambient light prototypes that together gather weather information based on a users’ current […]

Victorian house renovation by Clare Cousins features a courtyard dining room

(3 years ago)
Melbourne studio Clare Cousins Architects rearranged and extended a Victorian house in the city's St Kilda East district to create two wings for living and sleeping, either side of a dining space that opens out to the garden. (more...)

Knoll reissues armchair by late Charles Pollock

(3 years ago)
American furniture brand Knoll has put a 1960s armchair by designer Charles Pollock back into production, following his death last year. (more...)


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