Design archive for 2015-01-21

Solar plane to embark on fuel-free flight around the world

(3 years ago)
News: the team behind an entirely solar-powered aircraft has revealed the planned path for a record-breaking flight around the world that won't use a single drop of fossil fuel (+ slideshow). (more…)

Cicret Bracelet Turns Skin Into a Touchscreen Display

(3 years ago)
A smart bracelet forgoes the tiny display of a typical smartwatch and projects a smartphone-size touchscreen onto the skin.

NL Architects proposes "slightly insane" hotel modelled on Amethyst crystals

(3 years ago)
Purple amethyst crystals formed inside rocks provided the inspiration for this ambitious hotel design, proposed by Dutch studio NL Architects for an island off the south coast of China (+ slideshow). (more…)

A Brussels Apartment Gets a Renovation

(3 years ago)
A Brussels apartment gets a renovation that includes a central cube.

Pablo Benito illustrates international clubbing meccas

(3 years ago)
World-famous nightclubs including Berlin's Berghain and London's Fabric are illustrated in this series by Barcelona-based graphic designer Pablo Benito (+ slideshow). (more…)

Your New Pal, A Stool from Hem

(3 years ago)
Hem introduces a new stacking stool with Scandinavian sensibilities from form to function.

Sou Fujimoto's Palm Court retail complex completes in Miami

(3 years ago)
Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto aimed to create "crystallised showers of sunlight" with the blue glass fins that front his shopping centre in the Miami Design District (+ interview + slideshow). (more…)

Painting with Drones: The Art of KATSU

(3 years ago)
Controversial artist KATSU unveils his latest: a remote-controlling a FLYING ROBOT that sprays paint. Is it art? What do you think?

Tweak, an Intelligent Bag from BirdWalk

(3 years ago)
A brand new design studio debuts their first product, the Tweak bag.

McLaren's super-fast 650S Le Mans references iconic 1995 race winner

(3 years ago)
News: British manufacturer McLaren has launched a limited-edition coupé designed to reference the company's iconic winning car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1995. (more…)

Funeral chapel by Tria Studio brings gentle winds through its hollow centre

(3 years ago)
The breeze flows through the centre of this funeral chapel that Tria Studio has completed at a village cemetery in Slovenia's picturesque Tuhinj Valley (+ slideshow). (more…)

Growing products from fungus could be the start of a "biotechnological revolution"

(3 years ago)
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: Amsterdam designer Maurizio Montalti explains how biological organisms such as fungi could be harnessed to create new sustainable materials in this movie filmed in Eindhoven. (more…)

Menu's homeware collection avoids "anything crazy coloured or hyper trendy"

(3 years ago)
Northmodern 2015: Danish design company Menu has released a range of homeware accessories in pale oak and pastel colours intended to "stay classy for generations" (+ slideshow). (more…)

Bioluminescent Forest glimmers with projection-mapped light

(3 years ago)
Photographer Tarek Mawad and animator Friedrich van Schoor have used projection mapping to create a dream-like forest where trees and mushrooms glow and twinkle (+ movie). (more…)

Klein Dytham's Shonan T-Site is a bookstore with a makeshift high street inside

(3 years ago)
An ivy motif spreads across the exterior of this bookstore in Japan by Klein Dytham Architecture, while the interior presents books and magazines on a "street" that also includes a cafe and a hair salon (+ slideshow). (more…)

Inga Sempé's Beau Fixe seating is clamped into shape

(3 years ago)
Cologne 2015: black metal frames clamp folded cushions into shape to form seats in this collection by French designer Inga Sempé (+ slideshow). (more…)


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