Why do many products only serve a single function? This question served as an incentive for Neffa to look for unexpected and surprising combinations. One of the newest concepts is Ivy Xposed; a combination of light and plant.
Simon Spilsbury takes on the Lions of Bath project. Look out for 100 lions in public spaces around Bath this summer. Spilsbury's Lion ‘Killerbite’ sponsored by Backup Direct can be seen on platform 1, Bath Spa Station.
The Little Horn Speakers turn the audio world upside down. They posses a life-like soundstage unlike anything ever heard. With the Little Horn Speakers, the soundstage gets bigger, the instruments spread apart, the stage unfolds.
Polo Jeans Co. Ralph Lauren commissioned over 50 of Europe’s most exciting young contemporary artists to customize stars made from the finest American denim. This piece from French artist L'Atlas is one of them.
Some interesting examples and trends of “Meet the Team” pages. In any industry where the people behind a company are as important as the company itself, they add a personal touch and can lend trust to visitors.
San Francisco based Botany Factory makes amazing succulent terrariums in hand-blown glass vessels. Their production is like a science experiment, albeit one conducted with color, texture and visual composition.
This beautiful Lightcatcher for the Whatcom Museum was designed by Olson Kundig Architects. This project was to add an iconic object for the museum to make the museum’s exterior as active as the interior.
Critical Practice just completed this installation made of 4200 milk crates at Chelsea College, London as part of Parade [#30782]. The project explores the layers of predetermined design and spontaneous space creation.
The Moses Mabhid Stadium in South Africa for the FIFA 2010 World Cup features a cable-car that rides up the soaring arch to a skydeck for prime viewing and was partially constructed from the old stadium.
"Horti & Horti" is part of Danese's "Waste Not" collection, a combination of previous and vintage designs to give them a new greener purpose. Horti & Horti is composed of a book shelf by Paolo Rizzatto and containers by Enzo Mari.
A re-look at Anish Kapoor first works done in 1979-80. 1000 Names was very much influenced by his journey through India in 1979 where little piles of pigment sold for cosmetic and ritual use at the entrances of temples.
A vuzzle chair by Christopher Daniel consists of 59 small cushions. You can shape the chair by detaching cushions from the complete cube. Each cushion has magnets under the surface which hold the whole structure together.
Billy Joel probably didn't have piano gloves in mind when he first crooned the song "Piano Man." A student at the Motion Design program at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle designed a pair of digitally enhanced gloves...
It's been a fabulous trend over the past few years or so to take photos of Star Wars Stormtrooper action figures in compromising positions. Lots have done it, only one, Stéfan Le Dû, did it 365 days in a row with a storyline attached.
Debuting at this year's DMY Berlin is the Cloud Stool by Studio Joon & Jung. The highlight of the seat is its cushion which is constructed of grey and white stuffed cords, knotted and twisted to resemble cloudscape.
The Havas communication group now offers an international design network with a great Flash website letting the user have a fresh view of cities around the globe. The world never sleeps, neither does 'Havas Design +'