Upstairs, the new Mansueto library in Chicago is a dome covered in 700 panels of glass, but the real deal is downstairs, in an underground storage holding 3.5 million volumes, accessed by robotic cranes! By architect Helmut Jahn.
Y&R New York's 'You'll Feel Safe Inside' campaign for Land Rover, portraying the vehicle less as a means to a rugged getaway and more as a safe place amidst the wilds of city life. See the series of ads!
The moon was mainly responsible for the colors, lighting the front of the wind mills. First windmill wasn't always rotating, and when it did, it was very slow, reason it looks so funky. 118 Photos were taken for this.
Ambient Alerts is a new system by Sam Grosset for drivers. Existing engine warning lights are easily ignored but Ambient Alerts measures the error’s severity and displays it as a heartbeat on the user’s phone.
Kindle Heat Lamps ~ they look like gorgeous larger than life lamps for your outdoor areas, providing not only heat, but also light and even cocktail tables to cluster around. See how simple they are to assemble too!
Warning: If you suffer from motion sickness or a fear of heights, staring at the above photo for too long might make you start to feel dizzy. Great shot by Canadian photographer Tom Ryaboi, aka Roof Topper.
Design Facility's Scent Books use air and our sense of smell to enhance the moments of inspiration. With a brush of the thumb through the pages, the wafts of fragrance would create a refreshing experience.
The Reflective Work by Lara Knutson ~ discovered at The Future Perfect during NY Design Week, a beautiful use of reflective glass fabric that is made from microscopic glass beads which magnify light 100 times combined with LEDs.
The City Museum is an incredible panoply of 'stuff' under one roof, an eclectic mixture of children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects salvaged in St.Louis.
Palm is a self assembly lampshade consisting of 22 individual leaves that hook onto any pendant light fitting and simply link together. Available in 6 colours and 100% recyclable, Palm is also flat packed for efficient transport.
As Little Design As Possible: The Work of Dieter Rams by Sophie Lovell, is an expansive 240 page book that brings the reader many never-before-seen photos, blueprints, illustrations, and materials from Rams’ personal archive.
S.H.I.E.L.D Assessment Test unboxing ~ a fun press kit from Acura/Thor, awesome design from Dead As We Know It ~ unboxed in the MDX! Scorpion reanimation, Rorschach tests, mysterious switches and more!
Design Bureau Magazine starts up a new weekly column featuring creatives from all over. Contributing writer Elizabeth Gilmore meets up with artists and designers to dump their bag inside out and put their most personal items on display! Say hi to Letterform!