Design archive for 2014-09-24

Social media storm builds over possible fault in Apple's iPhone 6 design

(3 years ago)
News: owners of Apple's newly released iPhone 6 handsets have taken to social media to complain about a possible design fault – posting images of devices that appear to have bent under pressure – with the hashtag #bendgate. (more...)

Philipp Architekten's all-white House M frames a sunken swimming pool

(3 years ago)
This house on a narrow site by German office Philipp Architekten follows the slope of its hilly location with a series of stepped levels (+ slideshow). (more...)

"Some of the best minds of the world are based in Britain," says Thomas Heatherwick

(3 years ago)
Speaking at the launch of his first major built project in the UK – a gin distillery in Hampshire – London designer Thomas Heatherwick said he was "lucky" to be a British designer, but said projects that promoted industry in the UK were "rare" (+ interview). (more...)

10 Modern Tea Kettles & Teapots

(3 years ago)
As summer becomes fall, tea becomes our drink of choice. Here are 10 modern tea kettles and pots to help you get the job done.

Herzog & de Meuron and John Pawson join forces on new Manhattan residences

(3 years ago)
News: Herzog & de Meuron and John Pawson have teamed up to design the exterior and interior of a luxury Manhattan hotel and apartment block for New York developer Ian Schrager. (more...)

Army Barracks Become a Loft Full of Perfection

(3 years ago)
A former army barracks in Esslingen, Germany, transforms into a loft full of exquisite modern design details.

Snøhetta reveals proposal to build a library around a Calgary railway line

(3 years ago)
News: Snøhetta has finally unveiled its competition-winning design to create a new public library wrapping around a functioning railway line in the Canadian city of Calgary (+ slideshow). (more...)

Designer Makers Steal the Show at designjunction

(3 years ago)
Part 1 of our designjunction coverage highlights the retail space of designers and makers, including newcomers and some old favorites.

Technology and Trees: The Sculpture of Roxy Paine

(3 years ago)
A reality-jarring exhibition of a meticulously crafted a TSA airport security checkpoint made entirely out of sculpted wood.

Sebastian Cox and Lorna Singleton use swilled wood to weave furniture and lighting

(3 years ago)
London Design Festival 2014: UK designer Sebastian Cox collaborated with swiller Lorna Singleton to form a collection of products from strips of softened green timber. (more...)

A Bench That Challenges Gravity

(3 years ago)
A bench that challenges traditional forms and balances perfectly on two legs.

Antonini Darmon's housing in Nantes presents a patchwork of solids and voids

(3 years ago)
Solid panels, perforated screens and recessed balconies create a patchwork of varying transparency on this tower that rises up from one side of a mixed-use development in Nantes, France, by Antonini Darmon Architectes (+ slideshow). (more...)

"Compared to the sports brands, everybody is old fashioned when it comes to technology"

(3 years ago)
Fashion and technology: sports brands like Nike and Adidas are the only companies pushing "technological innovation" in the fashion industry, says Rem D Koolhaas, co-founder of footwear brand United Nude (+ interview). (more...)

James Patmore Studio launches debut homeware collection

(3 years ago)
London Design Festival 2014: designer James Patmore presented his first homeware collection, showing handmade wooden pieces and a table lamp made from a circular screen as part of an installation in an east London cafe (+ slideshow). (more...)

Brutalist buildings: Balfron Tower, London by Ernö Goldfinger

(3 years ago)
Brutalism: a 27-storey slab block is next up in our Brutalist buildings series. As the precursor to the larger and more famous Trellick Tower, Ernö Goldfinger's Balfron Tower in east London was a testbed for the architect's utopian housing ideals (+ slideshow). (more...)

Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert exhibits blown-glass "clouds" at Gallery Fumi

(3 years ago)
London Design Festival 2014: a series of glass objects by artist Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert, including lights designed to look like clouds, are on display at Gallery Fumi in east London (+ slideshow). (more...)


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