Here’s the latest from NOTCOT’s London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw as she checks out Clerkenwell Design Week 2013.This year Jaugar UK teamed up with RCA to create a design challenge for students of both the RCA’s automobile and textiles courses. Of the 9 group entries, the winning design on show in the Farmiloe building alongside the new F-TYPE comes from RCA students, Ewan Gallimore and Claire Miller. There’s some making imagery over at Carscoops. See more pictures of their sculpture at Clerkenwell on the next page!TO PAGE 2 of "Jaguar x RCA at Clerkenwell Design Week"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
Alessi Il Tempo della Festa Timbale Moulds are a set of 6 architecturally inspired silicone molds that come in black, white, and three transparent colorways designed by Mario Trimarchi. As they describe, “Ever since the end of the 1500s the shapes of desserts, cake moulds and timbales have been evolving, often imitating or reproducing forms found in architecture and nature. Mario Trimarchi, with this series of six Timbales for sweet and savory preparations.” Depending on what you’re making, you can layer in different colors and substances to create surprising jello shots, cakes, and more! Take a peek at sketches, initial molds, and more on the next page!TO PAGE 2 of "Alessi Il Tempo della Festa Timbale Mould"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
A recent panel discussion at Washington DC’s International Design Festival got to grips with the somewhat provocative question, “What Happened to American Design?”, the implication being it doesn’t enjoy the singular, coherent identity of other national design cultures. Here, journalist and panel moderator David Sokol outlines and extends the debate. read this article in [...]
London firm Tony Fretton has sandwiched two rows of brick houses between a pair of canals in the town of Den Helder in the Netherlands (+ slideshow). (more...)
A chair that turns into a recliner and a chaise lounge with a foldable leg rest.
Here’s the latest from NOTCOT’s London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw as she checks out Clerkenwell Design Week 2013.I couldn’t help but stop as I caught a glimpse of the Cloud Leopard hanging through the open doorway of Craft Central at Clerkenwell Design Week. The stunning installation was cut by hand over five months by Nahoko Kojima of Solo Kojima and actually created right in Clerkenwell! Since it’s creation, the piece was unveiled at the Saatchi Gallery and has travelled extensively with Arte&Arte’s Miniartextil. More photos of this incredible piece on the next page.TO PAGE 2 of "Nahoko Kojima’s Cloud Leopard"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
This post is part of the NOTlabs Laser Challenge: 30 days, 30 experiments! Shawn and I are alternating days with executing and sharing a Laser Cutter involved experiment! And most importantly - we’re supposed to have fun, explore ideas, and it’s less about a fully formed product/concept at the end of the day, but more about seeing where the experiment takes us!We’ve been meaning to test out the LMM-6000 Metal Marking Material for some time, so Shawn played with it for Laser Challenge #13! Basically ~ you spray a layer down on metal, laser over it, and everywhere the laser hits, a chemical reaction occurs! So Shawn tested things out on his MacBookPro ~ check out the details and process on the next page!p.s. If you have ideas, or want some laser cutting done, or want to play with us… feel free to use the contact form or leave a comment! And if you’re curious about the laser cutter we’re using, here’s the unboxing.TO PAGE 2 of "Laser Challenge #13: Laser Metal Marking"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
Progetto Barrique: A new life for wood project from SanPatrignano - “The project is about new starts - both for the wood reclaimed from 230 litre casks and for the young people at SanPatrignano who, thanks to the initiative, have been able to also learn a trade which is dying out. In addition, they have been able to challenge themselves, putting themselves putting themselves to the test with 30 of the world’s best known designers and architects who conceived the design pieces.”Of the projects, i’m currently smitten with Angela Missoni’s Miss Dondola. A beautiful mix of colorful padding and playful string connecting the wood staves of the casks to form what looks like a fun swinging chair. See the details and making of on the next page!TO PAGE 2 of "Miss Dondola by Angela Missoni"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
Fun detail Shawn noticed when we were driving up Sunset Blvd in Hollywood… those street lamp banners were turned into guitar strings with a Jack Daniel’s Guitar Pick stuck in them! See more pics of it on the next page…TO PAGE 2 of "Jack Daniel’s Guitar Picks on Sunset Blvd"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
Spotted at ICFF, these Kamina & C Stools are too cute ~ pictures really don’t do them justice. They are ADORABLE! And fuzzy and cute and perfectly little kid sized. Coming in Bambi, Sheep, and Cow variations, Bambi is by far the cutest, sheep at a close second… take a peek at the pics on the next page!TO PAGE 2 of "Kamina & C Bambi/Sheep Stools"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
May 14th, 2013 – Nestled among the forested hills of the Serra dos Órgãos is Petrópolis, also known as The Imperial City of Brazil. Petrópolis is a popular summer holiday spot amongst the locals of Rio de Janeiro, a perfect place for the clients of Jacobsen Arquitetura to build a new holiday home to have a place to [...]
Dezeen and MINI World Tour: in our next movie recorded at the MINI Paceman Garage in Milan last month, MINI head of design Anders Warming discusses the design of the new MINI Paceman and design journalist and curator Kieran Long gives us his thoughts on how the current generation of designers compares to the great masters. (more...)
Here’s the latest from London-based editor and resident zoologist, Justine Aw from the 100th RHS Chelsea Flower Show!One of the most incredible aspects of flowers shows like RHS Chelsea is amazing range and breadth of both wild type and cultivated plants. Leaves and flowers come in such a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors and textures and even closely related cultivars can look strikingly different. Yet, cultivated varieties are bred to consistency and this simultaneous diversity and uniformity are highlighted at shows like Chelsea where large stands are filled with nearly identical blooms of each variety. More photos from Chelsea on the next page.TO PAGE 2 of "Highlights from the 100th Chelsea Flower Show"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)
A giraffe-like floor lamp whose neck expands into a curved arc.
Dutch graphics studio Experimental Jetset has redesigned the logo for the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York as a slender W that changes shape to respond to its setting (+ movie). (more...)
April 21st 2013 – There is something about a body of water, small or large, that instinctively beckons for our bodies to jump in. Most of us start as splashers, but over time we grow to be relaxers, making a hotel pool an essential tool for any mind-mellowing getaway. We went ahead and hunted down [...]
A frameless glass addition gets added to a traditional brick home.
Designed by Simon Frouws | Country: South Africa From theory11. “The Artisan White Edition playing cards, like the previous Black Edition, were designed by South African artist Simon Frouws and feature elegant gold foil hot stamped onto ultra-lux white paper. They were produced using FSC-certified papers derived from sustainable forests, vegetable-based inks and starch-based laminates. [...]
Designed by Claudio Limon | Country: Mexico “For this project the client asked me to create an affordable package where you could see, and smell the product. It also needed to be easy to package by hand and original. In the small town in Mexico where I grew up, people would buy soap in bulk [...]
Get your couch ready for a rainbow explosion.
Forward-thinking designers are using 3D printing to blow architecture wide open, as Dezeen's editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs reports in this extract from Print Shift, our one-off publication dedicated to the developing technology. (more...)
Metal, garage, trance-formation…the opportunities for wordplay and punning are so plentiful at this former car park turned restaurant and nightclub that I’ll let you have some fun with a few of your own while I… Continue Reading »The post Garage Music appeared first on We Heart; Lifestyle & Design Magazine.
A trio of bags made out of felt that was formed from recycled plastic bottles.
Véritable petit coin de paradis construit en pleine nature sur un flanc de colline de Mill Valley en Californie, un très gros coup de coeur pour la charmante « Mill Valley Cabins », une agréable petite villa en bois imaginée par le studio Feldman Architecture qui offre en outre une toiture végétalisée…
Jouant aussi bien sur les échelles que sur les distances pour un rendu des plus réussit, une mention toute particulière pour « Minuscule », une excellente série de compositions à base de manipulations photographiques réalisées par la photographe et artiste espagnol Maite Guerrero basée à Barcelone.Plus de détails en images dans …
Travaillant essentiellement les matières brutes et surtout le bois, la jeune designer slovène Veronika Paluchova s’est fait rapidement remarquée par son humour et son design épuré parfaitement dans l’air du temps. Avec un porte-manteaux en panneaux de signalisation, une suspension luminaire en nichoirs ou encore un égouttoir à vaisselle en…