Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Brazilian designers Humberto and Fernando Campana will receive the prestigious Designer of the Year Award at this year's Design Miami/."We are thrilled to be able to give the Designer of the Year Award to the Campana brothers, who have made such a significant contribution to contemporary mass manufactured as well as limited edition design," Ambra Medda, Design Miami/ Director comments. "Their joyful and exuberant work incorporates discarded and repurposed objects, numerous references to culture both sophisticated and street, and a loving yet frank social commentary on their native Brazil. They have opened the door for a new generation of designers by creating a language that questions received ideas about Modernism and design."
Friday, October 24, 2008
Ming Tang’s beautiful origami-inspired Folded Bamboo Houses are intended to be used as temporary shelters in the aftermath of an earthquake/Ming Tang came up with the idea for his Folding Houses after a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck central China last May, killing 69,000 people. Upon learning that the Chinese government planned to create up to 1.5 million temporary homes, he decided to design a shelter that was easily produced, cheap and environmentally friendly. His geometric folding houses are beautiful, dynamic, and can adapt to respond to the needs of different situations.
the geometric shelters are constructed from renewable materials and can be folded into a variety of structurally sound shapes. Their elegant design was recently honored as a notable mention in this year’s Re:Construct competition sponsored by San Francisco’s Urban Re:Vision
The concept utilizes a system of bamboo poles that are pre-assembled into rigid geometric shapes. The geometry of these forms provides each structure’s integrity, allowing a range of lightweight modular structures to be quickly assembled in factories and transported to their destination. Once constructed, the shelters are then covered by using post and pre-consumer recycled paper.
young korean designer won-suk cho showed off his ‘x-ray lights’ during this year’s designersblock in london. cho wanted to create a light which instead of letting people see other things could be seen itself. he used the
analogy of an x-ray to communicate this idea. his lights use what look like x-ray images of light bulbs mounted
on small boxes. the lights hang from the ceiling and when turned on complete the x-ray effect.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I am not a big fan of "computerized" dArchitecture and it is not my personal style for shoes , yet the new shoes designed by architect Zahah Hadid are interesting for the industrial design aspect(some will say fashion)
After the collaboration with Melissa ( rubber shoes) and Chanel Mobile Art exhibit (Handbag Pavilion) , now she collaborate Lacoste also on shoes( previewed the spring 2009 footwear at the Frieze Art Fair in London)
Hadid started by digitizing the Lacoste crocodile logo and then used this "as a basis to explore a series of surfaces with repeated patterns," according to the press release. Hadid says in the release, "The design expression behind the collaboration with Lacoste footwear allows the evolution of dynamic fluid grids. When wrapped around the shape of a foot, these expand and contract to negotiate and adapt to the body ergonomically. In doing so a landscape emerges, undulating and radiating as it merges seamlessly with the body."
Her e is a thing i never though i needed: a protection for Banana!
The banana bunke Protect delicate fruit from bruising by transporting it in the cleverly designed Banana Bunker. Dishwasher safe.only 10 $ for banana`s fan`s at the MOMA stor
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
This Vintage Twin Flask is cool and functional for picnic use
It costs £25 for H is for Home and comes with the original box. Visit the H is for Home website to buy.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
This cool mug is from 'the not at the table' collection design by thelermont hupton especially
for the table but people increasingly eat around the house
five colours available: blue, green, purple, red & yellow. size: 12.5 cm diameter x 11.5 cm high
retro style and modern technology this is the secret of the cool series of the legendary Predicta tv produced by Telstar .
Predicta is reproducing these exact sets once again, but with color tube components and all new materials, so you get a modernized version and costume made design in the living room.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The "Gran Khan" sofa, a name which references the leaders of the Mongolian empire, consists of a leather hide, with edges uncut, resting atop a luxuriously soft frame. The sofa references the rulers, or "Khagan", who ruled the great Mongol Empire beginning with Genghis Khan in 1206, and the couches and carpets that once furnished Mongolian Nomad tents.