Design archive for 2014-11-06

Headset creates "3D soundscape" to help blind people navigate cities

(3 years ago)
News: research group Future Cities Catapult and tech company Microsoft have developed a headset that sends the wearer three dimensional sound information in a push to make urban areas more navigable for blind people (+ movie). (more...)

Fresh From The Dairy: Colorful iPhone 6 Plus Cases

(3 years ago)
Don't let gray skies get you down! How about supporting independent artists with a colorful iPhone 6 Plus case from Society6.

"History does change perception"

(3 years ago)
Opinion: sometimes it becomes important to save a building that doesn't seem to work. Such is the case for Michael Graves' Postmodernist exemplar, the Portland Building, says Alexandra Lange.  (more...)

Dezeen Mail #227

(3 years ago)
An umbrella by design firm Nendo that can stand up on its own,  reactions to a bolt falling from Richard Rogers' Leadenhall Building and new images of the One World Trade Center in New York (pictured), feature in Dezeen Mail issue 227. Click through for all the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.Read Dezeen Mail issue 227 | Subscribe to Dezeen Mail

Merel Witteman's Aversive Aesthetics photos are designed to trigger disgust

(3 years ago)
Dutch Design Week 2014: Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Merel Witteman has created a photo series that includes images of stepping in poo and a dead rodent skewered on a fork to explore our fascination with being disgusted. (more...)

The Yves Béhar-Designed Jawbone UP3 Is Very Sensitive (In A Good Way)

(3 years ago)
The new Yves Béhar designed Jawbone UP3 fitness band tracks nearly everything you do, morning to night, with 7 days in-between charging.

Adrian Elizalde renovates 1930s tiled apartment in Barcelona

(3 years ago)
Patterned floor tiles mark out the original layout of this 1930s apartment in Barcelona, restored by local architecture student Adrian Elizalde. (more...)

Special offer! Buy both Dezeen books and save £4

(3 years ago)
Dezeen Books: Dezeen Book of Interviews and Dezeen Book of Ideas make ideal Christmas gifts and you can save £4 when you buy both together online. (more...)

NORD Architects unveils designs for Marine Educational Centre in Malmö

(3 years ago)
News: Danish studio NORD Architects has released designs for a new Marine Educational Centre in Malmö, Sweden, comprising a 700-square-metre visitor centre with a large overhanging roof structure that covers an external aquatic learning environment. (more...)

Steel bolt breaks off from Richard Rogers' Cheesegrater tower

(3 years ago)
News: two steel bolts have broken on Richard Rogers' Leadenhall Building in London, causing the area around the base of building to be cordoned off to pedestrians despite assurances that the building remains safe. (more...)

COBE reveals competition-winning Volunteer House design for Danish Red Cross

(3 years ago)
News: Danish studio COBE has unveiled its designs for an extension to the Red Cross headquarters in Copenhagen, comprising a large triangular structure that rises up from the ground at an angle to meet the existing building. (more...)

Studio Gang to regenerate former power plant as a student centre

(3 years ago)
News: Chicago studio Studio Gang Architects has revealed plans to convert a decommissioned power plant in Wisconsin, USA, into new facilities for an arts college (+ slideshow). (more...)

Oato's porcelain vases fit together to form miniature "landscapes"

(3 years ago)
Dutch Design Week 2014: domed porcelain vases in this trio by Dutch studio Oato have identical hexagonal footprints so they can be arranged together without any gaps in between (+ slideshow). (more...)


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