first image 'blob VB3' by dmvA photo by mick couwenbergh/rini van beek belgian architectural firm dmvA designed 'blob VB3', a mobile unit for the office of xfactoragencies as an extension to the 'house'. the space - egg house consists of a bathroom, kitchen, lighting, a bed and several niches for storage. the nose can be opened automatically and functions as a kind of porch. it easily transportable and can also be used as an office, guestroom or garden house. polyester was the primarily material used in construction of the 'blob VB3'. photo by vercruysse frederik the blob can be opened the front and side photo by mick couwenbergh/rini van beek
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An open letter to the next generation of designers, part 1. Everyone has moments in their career when they look back and think, "If I had only known then what I know now...." After 15-plus years as a designer and design researcher at places like IBM, Trilogy, M3 Design, and now frog design, I know I certainly have. Which is why, now that I'm a veteran, I'd like to give share some advice with young designers just starting out. If I could be your mentor, this is what I would tell you: 1. Get the book We all have a book that grabbed us by the throat and never let go, forever changing how we look at our profession.
Never Ending Pencil To cut a long story short, what we have here is a simple writing tool called the Continuous Pencil, which can be used till the very end. We usually end up discarding pencil stubs…I know my children waste too many saying that short pencils are uncomfortable to hold. So basically you keep increasing the length of your stubs with a handy interim-headless-long stick that fits snugly into its rear. Quite simple and straight, but is it a refinement of the 1 + 1 Pencil ? The Continuous Pencil won an iF Concept Design this year!
Designed by Mia Schmallenbach , the Deglon Meeting Knife Set won first prize in the 5th European Cutlery Design Awards. This set of sculptural, nested knives is practical, durable and a work of art. The set is made of high quality stainless steel and seemingly appears to be created from a single block of stainless steel. To remove each knife, simply press down near the tip of the blade and lift knife away by the handle. The set includes 4 knifes, a paring knife, a utility knife, a chef knife and a slicer.
A Vintage or retro style design is meant to transport it’s audience decades into the past. Designers try to do this by using various design elements such as textures and patterns from a certain time period. But it’s also important to use accurate typography from the time period you are trying to represent. In this post, we’ve rounded up 30 excellent vintage and retro fonts that you can use in your designs.