Japanese architects SANAA have been awarded the most prestigious architecture award, the Pritzker Prize. SANAA is behind the Rolex Learning Center, the Serpentine Pavilion 2009 and the Zollverein School of Design.
Foresight - Newton's Shakedown: brilliantly funny new short mockumentary from Christopher Holloran about the world losing gravity. Only chocolate bars and fancy shoes seem to float up. WARNING- Contains good looking scientists, priests and melons.
Domenico Diego and Cristina Corradini designed the “Street Safe Initiative,” a brightly-coloured layer of asphalt a few inches beneath the surface of the road, which becomes visible when the road surface breaks up, making potholes easier to see.
The Close Galerie. The shape of the Meridian PIANO is not intended to clearly anticipate the variety of needs to complete. These needs are currently not defined and the solution of the form is a large proportion intuitive.
This winter was very cold, especially for those living on the street. So the Salvation Army got the idea of "coin-shells", with a simple message : "a small coin can make a big difference. Campaign by Try, Oslo, Norway.
Emeco's new version of the Navy Chair, made of recycled Coca-Cola bottles. Great ad campaign showing the chair encased in a one-ton block of ice created by ice sculptor Duncan Hamilton and photographed by Peer Lindgreen.
Mia Pearlman's Voluta is a limited edition laser cut sculpture made of translucent high impact polystyrene. Fun and easy to construct, it offers art lovers of all ages the opportunity to create and own a complex, luminous “paper” sculpture.
Scott Amron is at it again, this time creating a self insulating coffee cup, called Heatswell. Simply pour a hot beverage into this thin stackable cup and watch its midsection swell to form a cool insulating collar.
"Fine Collection of Curious Sound Objects" by Georg Reil. The arrangement includes 6 exceptional exhibits from the world of sounds and acoustics. At first sight looking trivial, each object incorporates a very unique ability.
This is a nice packaging approach from Ryanna Christianson a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. She created a six pack of Norsk Øl which is based on the Scandinavian Nisse.
Mathias Bengtsson's Paper Chair will be part of the Danish Crafts Mindcraft show in Milan next month. 12 works by Denmark's most talented craftspeople will be shown at Zona Tortona, Spazio Vuoto, 55a via Savona.
Eco-friendly home in Otake, Japan by Suppose Design Office uses passive solar design to heat the home. It is earth-friendly and comes with a bathroom that has breath-taking views, whether looking inside or out!
Fun Wired article - Tom Shannon, the multimedia artist generates these complex forms with a simple machine, a pendulum of his own design that swings over the canvas, releasing pigment from six radio-controlled paint guns.
Back to a classic 20th century design desk calendar. Timor has been in production by Danese since 1967. A clever design combining great style and ease of use, the Timor is a great example of form & function by Enzo Mari.