Impressive building for Vakko in Turkey, by NY based REX Architecture. The use of mirror like surfaces on both exterior and interiors generate a series of subtle effects with different results. Love the inclined box containing the auditorium.
Tokyo-based artist Koshi Kawachi recently demonstrated his “Manga Farming” technique — which uses old manga as a growing medium for vegetables. This crop of radish sprouts are an installation at the Matsuzakaya department store.
MASH created the packaging for Inkwell wine in an ink splatter forms. Its shape reflects open pages. Logo type was kept simple and used on a neck label to keep separation between the type and the strong yet simply presented ink imagery.
Adobe CS5 is here! Well, nearly ~ we got an early peek at it to play around with sprucing up the site for the week ~ so Linhchi has made some awesome new house ads, playful googly eyes, new tags and more!
Great wine glass and champagne flue sponges. The rounded end hugs the curves of wine glasses, while the pointed end reaches into the bottom of champagne flutes. A tiny slot in the sponge permits quick cleaning of glass rims too.
Mini-mundi, a virtual planet to learn to separate for recycling. Depending on how well is cared for with the 16 games available, the little world starts growing and becoming abundant in flora, fauna and natural resources.
Noisy Furniture by BCXSY is a modular furniture system. Each element attaches to the next via a Dual Lock re-closable fastener, enabling endless constructions ranging from a straight and sober aesthetic to something wild and unexpected.
Patricia Urqiola's Lavenham Executive chairs for De Padova are stunning in person ~ with a modernized chanel like quilting on the exterior and a matte eggshell like interior to sink in to ~ with a range of leg options!
Freitag takes truck tarp bags to a new level with the new REFERENCE Line coming in the fall... but first a Limited Edition Silver Edition of 34 pieces at 10 Corso Como (and apparently gold at Colette). See closeups of the beautiful details!
The innovative Porsche GT3 R Hybrid is doing well on the racing circuit. Two weeks ago it came 6th in its debut performance, now it's climbed to third at the second race of the Nurburgring Long Distance Championship in Germany.
Seagate has just announced its latest FreeAgent Go USB 2.0 drive, a pocket-sized external HDD with a 2.5-inch 500GB disc ready to be stuffed with your favorite blurred images and shakycam videos from the decade that was...
California College of the Arts ID student Ryan David Francis breaks out of the box with his radically-shaped Sony DSLR concept. a352's unusual form isn't purely aesthetic: but allows a variety of ways to grip the camera while shooting.
Dom Pérignon's Black Box by Marc Newson ~ 4th in their line of collaborations ~ here's an upclose look of its Milan launch! Also a really cool piece of robot street art you have to check out that i found en route!
Medea vodka is a single-distilled wheat-based vodka from Holland but what makes it distinctive is a bottle with a programmable LED display that can hold up to six different messages each with 255 characters.
Individually, Eames House Blocks feature letters, numerals, and symbols from House Industries’ Eames Century Modern font collection. When pieced together like a puzzle, they form Eames House (Case Study House #8).
The Ampersand ID Chart, a brand new Letterpress print from Douglas Wilson! Based on the Snellen eye chart, this three colour print has been designed to keep your typographic eye keen on the details of everyone's favorite conjunction.
Nigel Coates, Head of Architecture at the Royal College of Art in London, is set to make his mark in a spectacular fashion by presenting a new furniture collection with two new shows at Milan Salone de Mobile during 14th - 19th April 2010.
This modular vacation home by Architecton and Shelter Industries is environmentally friendly and awesome with a modern design. Wooden panel feature blends well with the natural surroundings. Award winning EcoFabulous home.
Three free smartphone apps to help Milan Design Week visitors find their way around: Interni FuoriSalone, FUORISALONE.IT, and DesignIT guide from i Saloni, the COSMIT show at the Fiera exhibition centre.
L.A. bookstore Family and Absolute puts on a month-long extravaganza of art, music and literature. Set in a pop-up space in NYC's TriBeCa neighborhood, Thirty Days NY features a host of daily festivities.
The Structural Skull Ring by Bits to Atoms pushes 3D printing to celebrate the digital aesthetic. The structure is reduced to the minimum connecting lines to describe the form in a triangulated gestalt manner. Available exclusively through Shapeways.
At Salone Satellite, Salone del Mobile you will find two versions of the Different Angles Screen, the Imaginary Friend Children’s Stool and other new objects from Act. Go behind the scenes and have a look into our design process.
Antique dealer Fred Nickson unveiled the world's oldest solar panel at yesterday’s Antiques for Everyone show at Birmingham’s NEC. The crystal-ball-shaped panel produces 1.5 volts of electricity, enough to power a digital watch.
This latest lego creation is dubbed 1:9 Supercar 2010. Created by the artist Marvin G, this SuperCar has a mid mounted V10 engine, five speed gearbox with reverse and fully independent suspension system.
Kalon Studios is releasing a new product called the Hut-Hut (Giddy-up for Camels) which is a playful reinterpretation of the rocking horse. It will debut in Milan during the Salone del Mobile at the Posti di Vista 'green block' exhibition.
Next week, FarmVille players will have the ability to grow peanuts, thanks to ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi and an Israeli candy brand. First time a crop is linked to a brand. Elite Taami Nutz is a peanut-filled Israeli chocolate bar.
A very special spell is being cast over London's famous Kensington Palace with the sensationally spooky 'Enchanted Palace' exhibition featuring installations from leading fashion designers, interactive theatre and haunting projections.
Greenpeace Poland used stencils to increase awareness. They featured polar bears sitting on the electric chairs connected to streetlamps. The claim was: Save the bear, turn off the light. By Grupa 66 Ogilvy.