Design archive for 2014-07-23

Apartment buildings by Group8asia clad in strips of travertine stone

(4 years ago)
Vertical strips of travertine stone cover the facades of these apartment buildings in the Swiss village of Crans-près-Céligny by Group8asia, altering the appearance of the structures when viewed from different angles. (more...)

Play Hookie With These Hanging Planters

(4 years ago)
This hanging herb planter has a hook on the bottom making it easy to combine units to create your own "garden".

Dispute over 2012 Olympic cauldron design settled out of court

(4 years ago)
News: London 2012 Olympics organisers have agreed an out-of-court settlement with American firm Atopia following a legal dispute over the iconic 2012 cauldron design by Thomas Heatherwick. (more...)

Jane Duncan elected as next RIBA president

(4 years ago)
News: architect Jane Duncan has been elected to become the next president of the Royal Institute of British Architects. (more...)

Caruso St John's gallery for Damien Hirst set for spring 2015 opening

(4 years ago)
News: a new London gallery housing the collection of British artist Damien Hirst is set to open next spring in a row of converted and extended theatre warehouses by Caruso St John Architects. (more...)

Decorate Your Walls With the Internet: The EO1 Photo Frame

(4 years ago)
Electronic Object's 1920x1080 resolution EO1 display is designed to do just one thing: bring the internet's best images onto your walls.

Gigi Barker's skin-covered seats are infused with bodily scents

(4 years ago)
Pheromones and aftershave are impregnated into these leather seats by Gigi Barker to evoke the sense of sitting on human flesh (+ slideshow). (more...)

Designjunction returns to London Design Festival in September 2014

(4 years ago)
Dezeen promotion: UK design show designjunction will return to London Design Festival from 18 to 21 September 2014, with an expanded space and an exclusive exhibition by Dezeen and MINI. (more...)

Simpsons Beverage

(4 years ago)
Designed by Constantin Bolimond | Country: Belarus “The drink was brought to life together with the cartoon characters in 1987. Maybe it’s wine, may be not. We are inviting you to find out yourselves. The contents have been kept secret for 26 years now. While the ingredients remain the same, their proportions differ from time to [...]

Incense Chocolate

(4 years ago)
Designed by Puigdemont Roca | Country: Spain “We used the concept of a chocolate bar to design the packaging for this liquor. Screen-printing was used  to get a great visual impact on shelves.”

Bring Gourmet Cooking Outdoors with LA PLANCHA

(4 years ago)
Throw out your old grill and get on-board with a new, gourmet way to cook in the great outdoors.

Reacting to the critics would have "ruined" Glasgow School of Art building says Steven Holl

(4 years ago)
Steven Holl responds to the critics that blasted his controversial extension to Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art, saying that adhering to their comments would have "ruined the design", in this series of movies about the building. (more...)

Kawashima Mayumi's House for Viewing Mountains frames seven different views

(4 years ago)
Each of the rooms of this irregularly shaped family house in Kobuchizawa, Japan, were planned by architect Kawashima Mayumi to face a different mountain or patch of woodland (+ slideshow). (more...)

Blickfang designworkshop helps designers "think about themselves as a brand"

(4 years ago)
Young designers discussed the pros and cons of producing their own products and building their own brands at this year’s Blickfang designworkshop, led by Stefan Scholten of design duo Scholten & Baijings (+ movie).  (more...)

Hub Creatic by Tetrarc (FR)

(4 years ago)
70 startups, young companies developing new digital applications, are housed in Hub Creatic, a bright yellow clad building in Nantes, France designed by Tetrarc.     “It has affirmed their presence in the town and offers them a scalable work space at a reduced rent where they can finalise their creations, live out the first […]

Hauser & Wirth's Somerset gallery is housed within historic farm buildings

(4 years ago)
Paris studio Laplace has added two new wings to a cluster of disused farm buildings in the English countryside to create an new arts centre for contemporary gallery Hauser & Wirth (+ slideshow). (more...)

‘Les Hommes’ boutique, Milan by Piuarch (IT)

(4 years ago)
In the Porta Nuova district of Milan, Belgian men’s fashion brand Les Hommes has opened its first flagship store designed by Piuarch.     Les Hommes chose the area of Porta Nuova – which merges with the famous shopping area of Corso Como – to inaugurate its very first flagship store in Milan.   “Les […]

Endless Light by Bram Vanderbeke

(4 years ago)
Bram Vanderbeke's Endless is a series of lights with mirrors inside that offer a variety of patterns for infinite reflection.


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