Design archive for 2015-02-18

Charles Pétillon fills abandoned spaces with white balloons

(3 years ago)
White balloons spill out the windows and doors of a house, invade a golf course and overflow from a burnt-out car in a series of installations by French artist Charles Pétillon (+ slideshow). (more…)

Tokyo rice shop by Schemata Architecture is filled with boxy plywood fittings

(3 years ago)
Bags of rice and bottled condiments are displayed on simple plywood units inside this former Tokyo greengrocers that has been converted into a tiny rice shop, cafe and a home for the proprietor (+ slideshow). (more…)

Aston Martin's Vantage GT3 is designed to "bridge the gap between road and track"

(3 years ago)
News: luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin has revealed images of its Vantage GT3 special edition, which will debut at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show next month (+ slideshow). (more…)

Mass customisation "can be the future of fashion," says Knyttan co-founder

(3 years ago)
Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: the fashion industry is starting to wake up to the advantages of mass customisation, transforming the role of designers says Ben Alun-Jones of bespoke knitwear company Knyttan (+ movie). (more…)

Quip Changes the Electric Toothbrush Game

(3 years ago)
A brand-new type of electric toothbrush for those on a budget and those who appreciate minimal design.

Cosmo: A Chameleon Sofa by La Selva

(3 years ago)
An adaptable sofa with unique, eye-catching details that will work in any space.

Sony to release SmartEyeglass devices next month

(3 years ago)
News: Sony has announced that it will make its augmented reality eyewear prototype available for developers, following news that Google pulled sales of its own headset last month (+ movie). (more…)

Foster + Partners completes Apple store in Hangzhou, China

(3 years ago)
News: Foster + Partners has released photographs of its new Apple store in Hangzhou – one of five new shops that the company is opening in China ahead of Chinese New Year (+ slideshow). (more…)

First look at "super-strength" copper cladding for Thomas Heatherwick's Garden Bridge

(3 years ago)
News: the first image showing the "super-strength" copper-nickel skin that will clad Thomas Heatherwick's Garden Bridge has been unveiled, just 24 hours after the £175 million project was threatened by a legal challenge. (more…)

Zalewski Architecture imagines spiral walkway strung between high-rise buildings

(3 years ago)
Bored with the dismal view from the office window, Polish studio Zalewski Architecture envisioned a grassy suspended walkway that would allow them to take a stroll without leaving the building. (more…)

Eley Kishimoto adds optical-illusion wallpaper to London patisserie

(3 years ago)
Graphic wallpaper by Eley Kishimoto creates the illusion of a three-dimensional grid across the walls and floors of this bakery in south-east London (+ slideshow). (more…)

An Outdoor Ping Pong Table for Design Lovers

(3 years ago)
A minimalist, weather-proof ping pong table with subtle architectural details.

Kengo Kuma creates facade of wooden strips for University of Tokyo computing facility

(3 years ago)
Hundreds of thin wooden strips cover the facade of this university building by Japanese firm Kengo Kuma and Associates, while a cavernous opening at ground level frames a view of a park behind (+ slideshow). (more…)

The Unseen creates "coded couture" to read wearers' auras

(3 years ago)
Fashion studio The Unseen will present a sculptural jacket that changes colour depending on the wearer's mood during this month's London Fashion Week. (more…)


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