Design archive for 2014-10-28

Concrete bunker in the Netherlands transformed into a tiny vacation home

(3 years ago)
Belgian studio B-ILD has converted a wartime bunker into an austere holiday home where guests sleep beside raw concrete walls and home comforts are reduced to the bare essentials (+ slideshow). (more...)

Zaha Hadid "pretty much chose herself" to design Women Fashion Power exhibition

(3 years ago)
"There was no discussion" over the choice of architect Zaha Hadid to design the new exhibition at London's Design Museum about how women in positions of power use fashion, according to its curators (+ slideshow). (more...)

Competition: five aviation-themed posters by 08 Left to be won

(3 years ago)
Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with US print studio 08 Left to give readers the chance to win one of five graphic posters influenced by travel, transport and airports from around the world. (more...)

£3.4 billion crafts sector is "far bigger than we thought" says Crafts Council

(3 years ago)
News: craft skills contribute £3.4 billion to the economy, according to research that for the first time measures the economic impact of thousands of small craft businesses in the UK. (more...)

Anda: An Inflatable Chair by Tehila Guy

(3 years ago)
An inflatable chair with a wooden base that rethinks the entire idea of flat-packed furniture.

Interactive soft toys let babies post to Facebook

(3 years ago)
Dutch Design Week 2014: Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Laura Cornet has created a set of toys that allow infants to upload their own photos, videos, locations and activities to social media before they're old enough to use a computer. (more...)

French designers hack a 3D printer to make a tattooing machine

(3 years ago)
Paris design studio Appropriate Audiences has combined a 3D printer with a tattooist's needle to make an automated tattoo "printer" that can create indelible artworks on skin (+ movie). (more...)

ACADIA exhibits multi-material 3D-printed designs by Zaha Hadid, Francis Bitonti and more

(3 years ago)
The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) used its annual conference to showcase products created with the latest additive manufacturing technologies, including a chair by architect Zaha Hadid that can be 3D-printed on-demand (+ slideshow). (more...)

House in the Landscape by Kropka Studio features walls built from rock-filled cages

(3 years ago)
The walls of this house in Poland by Kropka Studio are covered in gabion baskets filled with the same local limestone used to build nearby castles and churches (+ slideshow). (more...)

Where I Work: Rachel Castle

(3 years ago)
Talk about inspiration! We head to Sydney, Australia to visit the "very very very messy" workshop of Rachel Castle. Looks pretty tidy to us.

Casa de Sambade by Spaceworkers is a long house with textured concrete walls

(3 years ago)
A glazed wall framed by thick concrete fronts this house built into a grassy hillside in Paredes, Portugal, by architecture office Spaceworkers (+ slideshow). (more...)

Andrew Pilkington combines two Notting Hill apartments with a central atrium

(3 years ago)
A wooden staircase cantilevers over the central atrium that architect Andrew Pilkington has cut through the first floor of a Victorian building in west London to transform two small apartments into one large residence (+ slideshow). (more...)

Interacket by Drap og Design is a jacket that changes colour like a chameleon

(3 years ago)
This jacket by Oslo studio Drap og Design illuminates to imitate the colours of whatever the wearer is touching (+ movie). (more...)


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