Design archive for 2014-07-09

Cinema meets planetarium at Archiview's Infoversum theatre

(3 years ago)
Dutch studio Archiview gave this planetarium-like cinema in Groningen a spiralling dome structure, which invites comparisons with hats, eyeballs and UFOs (+ slideshow). (more...)

Customizable Wall Mounted Shelving From AMBIVALENZ

(3 years ago)
This flip-down modular shelving system looks great when being used, but also blends in seamlessly when not in use.

Wim Crouwel designs typeface for Holland's Fifa World Cup 2014 kit

(3 years ago)
The Dutch team will take to the field for the second World Cup 2014 semi-final match today in a Nike kit featuring a bespoke typeface by graphic design legend Wim Crouwel. (more...)

3D Printing Is Comfortably Correcting How We Heal

(3 years ago)
A new generation of futuristic design, 3D scanned and printed, custom fit orthotics are healing neuromuscular and skeletal systems in beautiful fashio

Arik Levy's RockGrowth sculpture sits under the Atomium

(3 years ago)
Paris designer Arik Levy has created a bright red steel object to sit beneath the Atomium sculpture in Brussels, which reflects the colourful piece in its shiny spheres. (more...)

A Narrow Townhouse in London Full of Playful Details

(3 years ago)
A narrow townhouse in London that now has plenty of playful details including moldings that feature the family's facial profiles.

Giambattista Valli shows haute-couture collection in Paris

(3 years ago)
Gowns with gradated ruffled skirts were accessorised with delicate head scarves in fashion designer Giambattista Valli's haute-couture collection, shown in Paris yesterday. (more...)

Visually Disorienting Paintings by Johnny Abrahams

(3 years ago)
Intricate maze-like paintings that baffle our brains and eyeballs.

Nike combines Flyknit and 3D printing to design American football boots

(3 years ago)
Nike has followed up its knitted running, soccer and basketball shoes with designs for American football cleats made using the same Flyknit technology (+ slideshow). (more...)

Woodstack Wallets by Burnt Edge Design

(3 years ago)
Mixing technology and hand craftsmanship, these awesome wooden wallets will replace your boring leather one.

Competition: five copies of Slacklands by Corinna Dean to be won

(3 years ago)
Competition: we've teamed up with author Corinna Dean to give away five copies of her new book Slacklands, a photographic guide to rural British architecture from the 20th century. (more...)

Philippe Starck's Juicy Salif was "the most controversial lemon squeezer of the century"

(3 years ago)
Movie: in our final exclusive video interview with Alberto Alessi, the president of the Italian design brand recalls the controversy surrounding Philippe Starck's stylish but impractical lemon squeezer, saying he considers it to be "a big joke". (more...)

Kale Café by YAMODesign Studio

(3 years ago)
The beautiful garden café designed by YAMODesign Studio is located on the second floor, due to the limited height of ceiling, several tree lights are scattered into the space, reflecting the theme repeatedly, at the same time, meeting the needs of lighting of the space. Mini-houses become another design element in the space, by changing its form, it mini-houses [...]

Steps by Geof Ramsay

(3 years ago)
Steps by Canadian product designer Geof Ramsay is an exploration into the idea of reinvention. By re-conceptualizing objects that were originally designed for one purpose, we find alternate or multiple uses. In stripping the stair of its more cultural and metaphorical meaning, and allowing the essential structure of the stair become both the practical and the aesthetic value, Steps re-orients us to [...]

Wooden slats create a sculptural ceiling inside Katsutoshi Sasaki's Koro House

(3 years ago)
Suspended wooden slats cast shadows like a sundial across the central living room of this hexagonal home in Toyota, Japan, by local office Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates (+ slideshow). (more...)

‘Shadow’ light by Jordi Vayreda for Estiluz (ES)

(3 years ago)
  The light and shadows cast by rays of the sun when they meet architectural structures was the starting point for the design of ‘Shadow’, a pendant lamp by Jordi Vayreda for Estiluz.     “Shadow’s aesthetic personality is marked by its enormous lighting capacity, which is powerful enough for any room.” says Estiluz. “The […]

‘Solar Orchid’ by Spark Architects (SG)

(3 years ago)
Spark Architects has envisioned a sustainable floating hawker centre, an open-air complex for street food, for Singapore.     The ‘Solar Orchid’ is a concept for self-contained, solar-powered, floating hawker pods that celebrates a favoured local pass time and “suggests a way to mend the now distant relationship between Singapore and its waterscapes” says Spark. […]

COS launches The Serpentine Shoes to coincide with pavilion opening

(3 years ago)
Designers at Swedish fashion brand COS have created limited-edition shoes for its partnership with this year's Serpentine Gallery Pavilion (+ slideshow). (more...)


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