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A partir d’aujourd’hui et jusqu’à dimanche, l’Institut français de Cologne et la villa Noailles présentent le travail de Julie Richoz, lauréate du Grand Prix Design Parade en 2012. La designer y dévoile notamment ses projets conçus à l’occasion de résidences à la Cité de la céramique de Sèvres, au CIRVA (Centre International de Recherche sur le Verre et les Arts plastiques) et à la bourse de création de la Galerie Kreo, obtenues dans le cadre du Grand Prix Design Parade. Lire la suite »
House for a Photographer by Hyde+Hyde Architects The dramatic site within an isolated, disused quarry on the edge of the Brecon National Park demanded an architectural intervention of elegant simplicity. With a modest budget and to counter the construction complexities associated with touching the quarry walls, we developed an object building suspended within the basin – collecting light and focusing on distant views like a camera Obscura. We chose to ‘touch the ground lightly’ to heighten the spatial drama and tension between an isolated pure form and the static noise of the exposed rock face.
Posted by Ray | 4 Apr 2014 | Comments (0) The phrase "balloon chair" could mean any number of things, really, so h220430's take fits the bill as well as any of the possibilities (according to their website, the company takes its name from its birthday). If I understand the description correctly, the chair is mounted to the wall, as is its canopy of airless FRP (i.e. non-deflating) balloons, but this scarcely detracts from its visual effect. According to the Tokyo-based design studio, "if you sit in this chair, you'll be able to think positive thoughts even if you are feeling down." And while the "Balloon Chair" might evoke a certain Disney/Pixar film for many of us, it was actually inspired by Albert Lamorisse's classic featurette Le Ballon Rouge from over half a century prior. The critically acclaimed 1956 fantasy is viewable in full on YouTube, and if you haven't seen it (as I had not), I highly recommend it:
If you think Star Wars was fiction, then think again, because the characters are alive, right under our nose. This is exactly what Zahir Batin portraits in this photo series, he used his Star Wars figures and placed them in nature or recreated backgrounds to seem as if they have a life of their own. Continue reading “Minature Star Wars Adventures” » It’s been just over a month since KTM took an outstanding 1-2 finish in the notorious Dakar rally and the Austrian manufacturer is excited to announce that the all-new KTM 450 Rally Replica machine will be available very soon for customers to purchase. Continue reading “KTM 450 Dakar Rally Replica Bike” »
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I'm a cadillac charged article. by Michael Slenske Two decades ago, New York-based light sculptor Leo Villareal attended Burning Man (the annual week-long art event in Black Rock City, Nevada, which culminates around a wooden sculpture of a man set on fire) and the experience changed his life. A few years later Villareal returned to the Nevada desert with a 16-strobe light beacon of his own design, which he fixed to the roof of his group’s RV so that they could find their way home.
design blog - DesignAddict posted on January 24 by DesignAddict. The Museum of Modern Art presents the exhibition 'Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal'. Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959)—perhaps the most influential American architect of the 20th century—was deeply ambivalent about cities. For decades, Wright was seen as the prophet of America’s post–World War II suburban sprawl, yet the dispersed cities that he envisaged were also carefully planned—quite distinct from the disorganized landscapes that often developed instead. Paradoxically, Wright was also a lifelong prophet of the race for height that has played out around the world.
February 8th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: reblog | No Comments » but also, never mind the door. The sound of the footsteps on that particular wood, with those particular acoustics, with that particular stress to the floor underneath it … I knew immediately it was Germany, Berlin most likely. more:Evolution Door (by Klemens Torggler) beautiful… : Fresser. February 8th, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: reblog | No Comments » For more than 20 years, the world’s deepest hole could be found on Russia’s Kola peninsula, boring 40,000 feet down into the Earth’s crust.
Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance March 31st, 2014 This inspirational talk has a special place for me since I live in Boston and also captured the alarming global news during the marathon…. watch this talk to get awed in tech and surprised by a guest appearance.
Getting to know; Elana Schlenker It’s no easy job finding someone who publishes great work under the description of ‘typographic smut’. But lucky for us, we managed to find someone who does – introducing, graphic design extraordinaire; Elana Schlenker. Aside from the smut, entitled ‘Gratuitous Type‘ Schlenker owns an outstanding book of work ranging from print to identity with pieces for digital also.