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The Pavillons Monte-Carlo by Affine…

Architecture, Design | January 23, 2015

Image courtesy of Affine Design The Pavillons Monte-Carlo by Affine Design The Pavillons Monte-Carlo, opened this autumn. These five pebble-shaped pavilions, designed by architect Richard Martinet, form a unique shopping centre offering customers head-to-toe fashion and accessories. A river-like path meanders through their rounded, futuristic forms, leading customers past a series of luxury shops towards […] Read more


The Cake pastry shop by…

Design | January 21, 2015

Images courtesy of Andrey Bezuglov and Slava Balbek, 2B.GROUP The Cake pastry shop by 2B.GROUP Ukrainian architecture firm 2B.GROUP have recently completed The Cake, a modern French pastry shop in Kiev, Ukraine. Architects disputed about name for the design longer than worked on it, which took record-breaking shortest term: four months from first sketches till […] Read more


The Packard Belt by JGCH…

Architecture, Design | January 7, 2015

Image courtesy of Paul Hitz The Packard Belt by JGCH Architects The Packard Automotive Plant in Detroit, a once producer of luxury cars, was completed in 1911 and closed its doors in 1958, subsequently falling into ruin and becoming a symbol of the city’s downfall and financial crisis. The call for an International Competition titled […] Read more


WDR Announces World Design Rankings…

Architecture, Design | January 2, 2015

WDR Announces World Design Rankings in Arts, Architecture and Design United States takes the first place among 79 represented countries in 2014 with 174 Design Awards won globally. Como, Italy (DesignPRWire) December 12, 2014 – Today, WDR – World Design Rankings announced the updated design rankings of countries based on the number of design awards […] Read more


Emilia Kohut – Superfine Jewellery

Design | November 25, 2014

Emilia Kohut – Superfine Jewellery Masters Graduate Faculty of Industrial Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Emilia Kohut began her career in the Laboratory of Small Industrial Design and Jewelry. Since then jewelry has become the way of expressing herself and her work. She took part in many exhibitions in Poland and abroad. […] Read more


Zhang Hai Ao designs Sunrise…

Architecture, Design | October 22, 2014

Image courtesy of Kempinski Hotels Zhang Hai Ao designs Sunrise Kempinski Hotel Zhang worked with his team of 60 designers from across the globe, including the UK, Italy, Spain, the US, Holland and the Philippines, who spent 60 days brilliantly developing this amazing building design. Read more


LOUIS VUITTON MATSUYA GINZA by…

Design | October 21, 2014

Image courtesy of Aoki Jun LOUIS VUITTON MATSUYA GINZA by Aoki Jun The new façade of Louis Vuitton Matsuya Ginza is inspired by the history of Ginza, the city that used to be known for its art deco design. Ginza was the entrance of Tokyo, adjacent to Shimbashi, from which the very first railway station […] Read more


A’ Design Award & Competition…

Design | September 15, 2014

Image courtesy of A’ Design Award & Competition A’ Design Award & Competition – Global Call for Entries Time draws near for nominations to the A’ Design Award & Competition. Below, see a selection of some of our favorites from the 2014 Edition, as well as a pre-selection of 2015 winners. Read more


Coop Himmelblau designs Arvo Pärt…

Architecture, Design | August 4, 2014

Image courtesy of Coop Himmelblau Coop Himmelblau designs Arvo Pärt Sound Cloud The Sound Cloud takes reference from Arvo Pärt’s music as well as the dense pine forest. Its shape is derived from the song “Spiegel im Spiegel“, consolidating the main sequence spectrogram of the song into the curves of a roof. Read more


The Noble Qur’an Oasis Competition

Design | July 30, 2014

Image courtesy of Ricardo Bofill The Noble Qur’an Oasis Competition The project for The Noble Qur’an Oasis – Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah is a sign of excellence representing a cultural and civic Islamic centre for the research, study and transmission of the Nobel Qur’an: Read more


Air Garden by Ball-nogues studio

Design | July 25, 2014

Image courtesy of Joshua White Air Garden by Ball-nogues studio The Air Garden embodies the qualities of light and space that are unique to Los Angeles. Like the city itself, it does not have a distinct beginning or end, inside or outside, back or front. It is both an object and an atmosphere. Read more


Giant Wooden Maze by BIG

Design | July 21, 2014

Image courtesy of Bjarke ingels group Giant Wooden Maze by BIG A life-size indoor maze designed by Bjarke ingels group (BIG) has opened to the public at the National building Museum in Washington DC. The installation offers visitors a glimpse into an exhibition on the international practice to be held at the institution in early […] Read more


Casa Futebol by Axel de…

Architecture, Design | July 18, 2014

Image courtesy of 1week1project Casa Futebol by Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux French architects Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux of 1Week1Project have proposed the project “Casa Futebol“, a reappropriation of the stadiums renovated or built for the World Cup. Read more


Rainforest by GUN Architects

Design | June 18, 2014

Image courtesy of Sue Barr Rainforest by GUN Architects Rainforest is a public pavilion by Chilean-German architecture practice GUN Architects, installed in London’s Bedford Square during the Summer of 2014. An imposing five metre high micro-climate of minimal tree-like structures with a field of pyramidal fabric “stalactites” which gently drip water – the pavilion is an […] Read more


Ai Weiwei – Forever

Design | June 17, 2014

Ai Weiwei, Forever, 2013. Image courtesy of Lisson Gallery Ai Weiwei – Forever  On the occasion of the 14th International Architecture Biennale in Venice, curated this year by Rem Koolhaas, the Lisson Gallery and Berengo Studio present an exhibition of sculpture and installation that goes beyond the museum or gallery space, addressing instead the complex […] Read more


Urban Skyfarm by Aprilli Design…

Design | June 16, 2014

Urban Skyfarm by Aprilli Design Studio The Urban Skyfarm is a vertical farm design proposal for a site located in downtown Seoul, right adjacent to the Cheonggyecheon stream which is a heavily populated dense urban area within the central business district. Read more


Holocaust Monument in Ottawa

Design | June 9, 2014

Image courtesy of Ron Arad Studio Holocaust Monument in Ottawa Ron Arad Studio and David Adjaye Associates team up for Holocaust Monument in Ottawa for the Canadian National Holocaust Monument competition, to envision an evocative proposal commemorating the events, victims, and survivors of a grave moment in human history. Read more


The Mujjo Low-key Sleeves collection

Design | May 16, 2014

iPad Envelope Sleevs The Mujjo Low-key Sleeves collection Mujjo is a Dutch company who makes leather/felt cases for Apple devices. It started out making knitted winter gloves that work on touchscreens. These gloves turned out to be a great success and have been featured in major publications around the globe. In the spring of 2012, […] Read more


The Kow brand by Jaroslav…

Design | May 14, 2014

Mou, tea set. Cat iron, enamel, corian The Kow brand by Jaroslav Kučera Jaroslav Kucera is a metal designer based in Prague, graduates in the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design under professor V. K. Novák. Kučera’s designs are unique and original, his  portfolio includes mainly wedding and other rings, earrings and more. Kučera creates jewelry from silver, white, yellow […] Read more


Layers by David Graas

Design | May 13, 2014

Image courtesy of Tim Stet Layers by David Graas Layers is a design label founded by Dutch designer David Graas, making 3d printed products that are smart, minimal and outspoken. David Graas studied product design at the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam. Since 2004 he works as an independent product designer. Investigating the relationship […] Read more


Designs of the year 2014

Design | May 5, 2014

Image courtesy of Design Museum Designs of the year 2014 The Design Museum in London has announced 76 nominations for Designs of the Year 2014, including a floating school in a Nigerian lagoon, a table that weighs just nine kilograms and a mobile phone made of detachable blocks. Designs of the Year gathers together a […] Read more


Hive-inn Traveling Container rooms Hotel

Architecture, Design | April 29, 2014

Image courtesy of OVA Studio Hive-inn Traveling Container rooms Hotel Hive-inn, a hotel structure that allows containers rooms to travel in and out, designed by Hong-Kong-based OVA studio, for applications such as emergency housing or medical care units and more. Read more


REX clads media headquarters

Design | April 23, 2014

Image courtesy of REX REX clads Media Headquarters New York-based architecture office REX has developed the conjoined headquarters of two Middle Eastern Media companies. The brief from the sister organizations calles for two elegant structures that pay homage to traditional emirati architecture, while satisfying their programmatic demands. Read more


Kengo Kuma’s cake shop opens…

Architecture, Design | April 18, 2014

Image courtesy of Kengo Kuma and Associates Kengo Kuma’s cake shop opens in Tokyo Kengo Kuma has been pushing the boundary for some time, making unexpected materials work hard on his facades. The FRAC building in Marseille, and the Green Cast building and Towada City Plaza – both in Japan – all demonstrate his inventive […] Read more


rainforest guardian skyscraper protects the…

Architecture, Design | April 15, 2014

Image courtesy of eVolo Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper protects the amazon from fire Proposed by chinese designers Jie Huang, Jin Wei, Qiaowan Tang, Yiwei Yu and Zhe Hao, the Rainforest Guardian Skyscraper towers over the Amazonian landscape, protecting the region from the constant threat of fire and drought. The lotus-shaped design, which received an honorable mention […] Read more


The Ark: floating hotel to…

Architecture, Design | April 14, 2014

Image courtesy of Remistudio The Ark: floating hotel to address climate change effects Designed by Russian architectural firm Remistudio, Ark project can be said the modern and futuristic Noah’s Ark. It’s been designed to answer the main concerns in our time: precautions against extreme environmental conditions and protection of natural environment from human activities. This […] Read more


Sand Babel: Solar-Powered 3D printed…

Architecture, Design | April 7, 2014

Image courtesy of eVolo Sand Babel: Solar-Powered 3D printed tower The eVolo Magazine 2014 Skyscraper Competition shows off a range of unique designs, including a desert tower made from sand. Conceived by Chinese designers Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya, Guo Shen, Sand Babel is a solar-powered 3D printed skyscraper built from desert sand. […] Read more


Roee Magdassi

Design | April 4, 2014

Y Stool, image courtesy of Roee Magdassi Roee Magdassi Roee Magdassi is a 27 year old industrial designer from Jerusalem, Israel. He believes design should be practical, striving for simplicity and straightforward. He tries to design products that are desirable, fun. Products that make you smile. It’s easy to make simple things feel complex, but it’s difficult to […] Read more


Vertty beach towel

Design | April 1, 2014

Image courtesy of Vertty Vertty beach towel Vertty is a new brand that has reinvented the beach towel concept. Its idea is to transport the city’s sophistication to the casual environment of the beach. With a unique design and a colorful variety, the brand intends to explore the full potential of a basic commodity. Read more


Tokio: revolutionary furniture and lighting

Design | March 19, 2014

Tokio, Ming Chair. Image courtesy of Tokio Tokio: revolutionary furniture and lighting Tokio is a new furniture & lighting brand. Simple, clean but always with a playful touch. By using different materials Tokio aims to build a diverse collection of design pieces, for both contract and residential market. First collection features a modular LED lamp, […] Read more