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Yu Hiraoka – Winner of…

Design | February 25, 2014

Image courtesy of Yu Hiraoka Yu Hiraoka – Winner of It’s LIQUID International Contest 3rd Edition Yu Hiraoka is a 25-year-old product designer based in Milan, Italy. He defines his leading principle in design as FUN-ctional Design. Read more


Balloon-transformed spaces by Penique Productions

Design | February 24, 2014

Penique Productions, El Claustro, 2011 Balloon-transformed spaces by Penique Productions Barcelona-based Penique Productions is an artist collective founded in 2007 that creates transformative installations in public spaces. To do this the group utilizes massive plastic balloons that are inflated inside buildings and other interior areas. Coupled with exterior lighting that illuminates the colored plastic, the […] Read more


The Living Wins P.S.1 with…

Design | February 20, 2014

Image courtesy of The Living The Living Wins P.S.1 with Compostable Brick Tower The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 has selected ”Hy-Fi,” a “circular tower of organic and reflective bricks” designed by The Living (David Benjamin), as the winner of the 15th annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York. An exemplar of […] Read more


Nervous System’s wearable 4D printed…

Design | February 20, 2014

Image courtesy of Nervous System Nervous System’s wearable 4D printed forms Creating complex, foldable forms, ‘Kinematics’ by Nervous System is a software tool for 4D printing that is composed of articulated modules. Read more


A’ Design Award & Competition

Design | February 20, 2014

A’ Design Award & Competition A’ Design Competition is one of the world’s most diffused and prestigious international juried design competition where entries are peer-reviewed and blind-voted by an international 50-person experienced jury panel of outstanding scholars, established professionals and influential press members from all continents. A’ Design Award & Competition is the worlds’ first […] Read more


Dongdaemun Design Park & Plaza…

Architecture, Design | February 5, 2014

image courtesy of Seoul Design Foundation Dongdaemun Design Park & Plaza by Zaha Hadid Seoul’s “Dongdaemun Design Park & Plaza” (DDP) is set to open its doors to the public seven years after Zaha Hadid floated initial plans for the project. Read more


Olga Sorokina – Winner of…

Architecture, Design | January 29, 2014

Image courtesy of Olga Sorokina Olga Sorokina – Winner of It’s LIQUID International Contest 3rd Edition Olga Sorokina is an architect, interior designer and artist. Graduated with honors at Saint-Petersburg State Art Academy, MSc in Arts (Interior design) in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Read more


Jeon Kyung Ok’s “Revolving chair”

Design | January 23, 2014

Image courtesy of Jeon Kyung Ok Jeon Kyung Ok’s “Revolving chair” Rotating straight lines to form a smooth curve, Korean designer Jeon Kyung Ok has created the ‘Revolving chair‘. Read more


World Design Rankings in Arts,…

Design | January 13, 2014

World Design Rankings in Arts, Architecture and Design With the conclusion of 2013, updated World Design Rankings were announced. The updated 2013 world design rankings of countries are based on the number of design awards won at international juried design competitions and awards. United States ranked as number 1 among the 69 represented countries, followed […] Read more


Henry Baumann transforms wooden drums…

Design | December 5, 2013

Henry Baumann transforms wooden drums into one cut spiral Giving new life to materials that others have discarded, designer Henry Baumann has transformed wooden cable drums, commonly found on building sites into the ‘one cut’ spiral. The sculptural installation is formed using only slice through the original material, ensuring that there are no unwanted leftovers. Read more


PNU by Perkins+Will

Architecture, Design | November 29, 2013

PNU by Perkins+Will. Image courtesy of Bill Lyons PNU by Perkins+Will Designed by global award-winning architecture and design firm Perkins+Will, in collaboration with Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) (Dar), the campus at Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), offers state-of-the-art educational facilities in all major academic disciplines to as many as 60,000 female undergraduate students. The […] Read more


DRAMA design brand

Design | November 25, 2013

DRAMA design brand DRAMA, founded by the designer Adérito Soares, is a brand that enhances its emotional side, passionate and sensual, its character mysterious, dramatic and scenic, its conceptual and singular spirit. A brand that identifies itself with a daring public that privileges the originality and uniqueness, seeking an identity, which interprets the design, which […] Read more


Laurie Beckerman

Design | November 19, 2013

Iconic Bench by Laurie Beckerman Laurie Beckerman Born in Brooklyn, Laurie Beckerman graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. She received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Pratt Institute, and, after graduation, she designed low-income housing in Brooklyn and Harlem for the Pratt Architectural Collaborative. Read more


The Living Staircase by Paul…

Architecture, Design | November 18, 2013

The Living Staircase by Paul Cocksedge The Living Staircase by Paul Cocksedge This spiral staircase conceived by London designer Paul Cocksedge will feature balustrades overflowing with plants and circular spaces where employees can take time out from their work. Paul Cocksedge designed The Living Staircase for Ampersand, a new office building in London’s Soho dedicated […] Read more


LOAVES&FISHES by Alessandro Zambelli

Design | November 6, 2013

LOAVES&FISHES by Alessandro Zambelli LOAVES&FISHES, an imaginative essay by Alessandro Zambelli Alessandro Zambelli lives and works in Mantua, Italy. He studied industrial design and materials engineering at the Cova School of Design in Milan, and his career took off at bathroom designer Agape in 2000. A few years later, in 2003, he founded Alessandro Zambelli […] Read more


Lara Atkinson’s Fashion Popsicles

Design, Fashion | October 31, 2013

Lara Atkinson’s Fashion Popsicles Lara Atkinson, a graphic designer in Dubai, teamed up with a high-fashion department store to create these trendy fashion popsicles inspired by a selection of Spring/Summer 2013 collections. Read more


Orishiki, the geometric bag by…

Design, Fashion | October 29, 2013

Orishiki by Naoki Kawamoto  Orishiki, the geometric bag by Naoki Kawamoto Orishiki is a single piece carrying device made of triangular shaped segments that can fold, unfold, and wrap up in just a few moves. The principle of Orishiki can be applied to just about any kind of carrying device, from big pieces of luggage, […] Read more


Nueve Estudio design & consulting…

Design | October 23, 2013

Nueve Estudio, “Kitchen Herb Pot” Nueve Estudio design and consulting studio Nueve is a design & consulting studio cofounded by Ana V. Francés and Cristina Toledo. Ana V. Francés holds a Communications degree and a Masters Course in Marketing and Advertising (IED Madrid). Cristina Toledo graduated in Product Design in 2004 (Escuela Eina Barcelona) after […] Read more


Superyacht by Zaha Hadid for…

Design | October 21, 2013

Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Superyacht by Zaha Hadid for Blohm + Voss Zaha Hadid has teamed up with Hamburg-based shipbuilders Blohm + Voss to design a superyacht. The concept is based on the sculptural form of a master prototype for a 128m yacht – presented at an exhibition of the architect’s work at […] Read more


The wall for Viktor &…

Design | October 11, 2013

Image courtesy of Bureau Betak The Wall for Viktor & Rolf by Studio Job Continuing with the theme of “rebellion“, which they worked with earlier this year for Viktor & Rolf‘s A/W 2013 runway show at Paris fashion week, more on the side of sophistication in relation to the term than teenage revolt, Studio Job has […] Read more


Lantern pavilion made from recycled…

Design | October 10, 2013

Image courtesy of Daydreamers Design © Raymond Tam Lantern pavilion made from recycled water bottles: Rising Moon A hemispheric art installation made from recycled plastic bottles and LEDs lights-up the Hong Kong cityscape. Hong Kong-based studio Daydreamers Design have conceived “Rising Moon”, an illuminating geodesic dome created for the mid-autumn festival “Lantern Wonderland 2013” in […] Read more


Stuart Weitzman shoe boutique by…

Design, Fashion | October 7, 2013

Image courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects Stuart Weitzman shoe boutique by Zaha Hadid The first of Zaha Hadid‘s chain of shoe boutiques for Stuart Weitzman opened in Milan last month.These images show shoes presented on sinuous display stands with metallic edges, while wall-mounted shelves curve out from vertical surfaces surrounded by more flowing forms. Read more


NEON ZINN rope jewelry by…

Design, Fashion | October 1, 2013

THE EVER PRESENT: NEON ZINN rope jewelry by Seth Damm NEON ZINN is influenced by the words of activist/historian Howard Zinn. He optimistically stated that even in the midst of ongoing atrocities and injustice, the present moment is where humans should put stock in the future. This present moment is where chance encounters become life […] Read more


Friction code

Design, Fashion | September 30, 2013

Friction code Friction code was founded in 2010. It is a brand inspired by the power of the urban music culture, and products with unique design in limited editions. The design philosophy is focused around the use of different materials in the details that reverberate various youth cultures. The clothes have a minimal modern feeling […] Read more


Rachel Swan | Contemporary jewellery

Design, Fashion | September 27, 2013

Structure Brooch by Rachel Swan Rachel Swan | Contemporary jewellery Rachel Swan is a goldsmith based in Dublin. She entered the crafts industry through the traditional route of an apprenticeship and in 2008 introduced her own range of contemporary jewellery. Read more


A’ Design Award & Competition’s…

Calls, Design | September 23, 2013

A’ Design Award & Competition presents an early preview of 2013-2014 design award winners A’ Design Awards is an annual international juried design competition that honors the best designers, architects, and artists worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. The primary aim of the award is to create publicity, PR push and advertisement opportunities […] Read more


Emanuela Bergonzoni | Present-day ecological…

Design, Fashion | September 20, 2013

Artemisia by Emanuela Bergonzoni Emanuela Bergonzoni | Present-day ecological Jewels “Metal has always captured my imagination: I am thrilled by the infinite possibilities of expression that it offers. Polished, pressed, laminated, soldered, cut, cast, bent, burnished, rusted, etched… metal has always been worked by the hand of man, serving as landmarks along his evolutionary path. Read more


MonkeyLectric

Design | September 18, 2013

MonkeyLectric MonkeyLectric designs and manufactures bicycle lights that attach to your spokes and make patterns or even images inside of your spinning bicycle wheel. By mounting an LED array to the spokes of a bicycle, MonkeyLectric dramatically increases a cyclists side visibility, while making their nighttime commute more fun. Read more


“in orbit” floating installation by…

Design | September 18, 2013

Image courtesy of Studio Tomás Saraceno “in orbit” floating installation by Tomás Saraceno Artist and architect Tomás Saraceno created a massive layered installation that’s suspended more than 25 meters (approx. 82 feet) in the air of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen museum in Düsseldorf, Germany. Read more


Stellavie Design Manufaktur

Design | September 17, 2013

The Southern Sky by Stellavie Design Manufaktur Stellavie Design Manufaktur Stellavie is an independent and creatively led, multidisciplinary design studio and manufacturer from Hamburg, Germany working in the creative field for clients both national and international, the studio is focusing on paper and paper products, print-production, graphic-design and typography. The creative duo behind the studio, […] Read more