In the WATER/GLASS House, Kengo Kuma tried to frame space with only two horizontal planes - the floor of water and the ceiling louvers- and to generate between the planes a transparent and fluid time-space.
American Club cigarettes designed in 1961 by Swiss typographer and designer Jost Hochuli. Lettering set in Neue Haas Grotesk and Hochuli’s design is reminiscent of Constructivist work, reproduced in early issues of Neue Grafik.
Volvo debuts "Blind Preview" where Ersef Armagan, a blind painter, depicts the car. Ersef, blind since birth, is renowned not only for the beauty of his art, but for his ability to paint objects, in perfect perspective.
Union Square in Washington, DC, is showing off a shiny new Bike Transit Center that offers secure bike parking for 150 cycles, plus a changing room, lockers, bike rentals, and repair shop for commuters.
A new draft table by the Japanese designer Kazuhiro Yamanaka: A simple form with a double tray to store many items. This table, named “Sleepy Lagoon” was announced at the festival 100% Design in London.
The Mavizen TTX02 is a new electric race bike with top speed of 130 mph. Just released at SEMA, this green motorcycle is available later this year for about $40,000. Features twin Agni electric motors and 3 lithium-ion battery packs.
The Beehive Design Collective is working on another epic story told through their giant works. 'The True Cost of Coal' is a tool to teach about mountain top removal and coal extraction in the north east.