Design archive for 2014-09-16

House in Tajiri by Kazunori Fujimoto is a raw concrete home facing out to sea

(3 years ago)
Japanese architect Kazunori Fujimoto used the golden ratio to generate the proportions of this raw concrete house on the seafront of Fukuyama, Japan (+ slideshow). (more...)

Architects design cat shelters for animal charity fundraiser

(3 years ago)
A series of cat houses designed by Los Angeles-based architects were created for Architects for Animals "Giving Shelter" fundraiser this month (+ slideshow). (more...)

Paul Crofts launches Cu29 pendant light based on copper pastry-cutting tools

(3 years ago)
London Design Festival 2014: this copper pendant light by London-based Paul Crofts Studio alludes to pastry-cutting utensils, a reference to the patisserie it was originally designed for. (more...)

Furtif Evercut Knives Only Need Sharpening Once Every 25 Years

(3 years ago)
Knives made with a laser-bonded titanium-carbide surface that lasts 300 times longer than standard steel and 5 times longer than ceramic.

"Apple should lead the way between technology, culture and design"

(3 years ago)
Opinion: Apple's latest launches show it has become reactive rather than innovative, but after leading the market for 30 years it could still have an important role to play, says Karim Rashid. (more...)

Competition: win a trip to Milan courtesy of MINI

(3 years ago)
Competition: we've teamed up with MINI to offer one lucky UK-based reader the chance to win a weekend away to Milan for two people, plus use of the new MINI Hatch during the trip. (more...)

Roger Arquer designs a nutcracker to "tickle the soul"

(3 years ago)
Maison&Objet 2014: Roger Arquer has updated an object from his childhood to create Nut Hammer – a nutcracker with a soft silicone head that fits over the end of a hammer – for Danish design brand Menu (+ movie). (more...)

Bouroullec brothers and Richard Rogers honoured with London Design Medal awards

(3 years ago)
London Design Festival: French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have been awarded this year's London Design Medal, with British architect Richard Rogers receiving the lifetime achievement prize. (more...)

Miniature Monuments Become A Functional Desktop Landscape

(3 years ago)
Create a tiny Italian landscape on your desk using the ceramic miniature desktop organizers shaped like historic monuments.

Minimalist Hotel Made of Boxes “Growing” from the Mountainside

(3 years ago)
A minimalist hotel in Xiamen, China that brings a bit of the outdoors inside.

Vo Trong Nghia unveils second prototype for low-cost Vietnamese housing

(3 years ago)
Vo Trong Nghia Architects has revealed its second-phase prototype for an affordable and low-maintenance dwelling for Vietnam, as part of a project aimed at solving the country's housing crisis (+ slideshow). (more...)

Salt water-powered electric car approved for roads in Europe

(3 years ago)
News: a company that claims to have developed the first electric car powered by salt water says the vehicle has now been approved for testing on public roads in Germany and the EU (+ slideshow). (more...)

Kindergarten by Ecker Architekten features an austere colour palette and a spiral staircase

(3 years ago)
The distinctive grey and yellow colour palette of this nursery school in Germany, by Ecker Architekten, extends to lighting fixtures, storage closets, doors and staircases (+ slideshow). (more...)

Formafantasma uses saxophones and a brass pendulum to track the passing of time

(3 years ago)
London Design Festival 2014: Italian design duo Formafantasma has installed a range of unusual timepieces in the showroom of British furniture brand Established & Sons. (more...)


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