The folks over at ArchDaily found this amazing new Structural System designed by Dror Benshetrit named QuaDror. This new system utilizes simple blocks in an ingenious way to rethink the way our infrastructure is not only built, but how those parts function in relation to each other. An exciting and fascinating new design from a highly regarded architect and designer.
Edits by Edit Posters ~ Counter-Objects
Counter-Objects is featuring several Artists and Studios who produced graphic-art interpretations of musical instruments for poster designs. These are unique interpretations of some of the modern era’s most vibrant music genres. Check out Counter-objects Edits by Edit collection to see more of these brilliant works.
DROUGHT: Five Sisters Bring Raw Juice to Detroit
Over at Kickstarter five adventurous women from the Motor City are trying to open an organic juice line. Show some love and donate to make their idea a reality. From the ladies: “At the heart of Detroit’s Eastern Market is a six-block public market that has been feeding Detroit since 1891. Every Saturday nearly 45,000 people are drawn to the hundreds of open-air stalls where fresh...
Living Architecture Lab - GSAPP at Columbia
The Living Architecture Lab at Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation features David Benjamin, Soo-In Yang with innovative projects and unique perspectives on the integration of media/technology and architecture as it relates to our own social/political systems. Check it out. Living from David Benjamin on Vimeo. This unique project was sponsored by the Van...
kyle bean - uk designer
Kyle Bean is a UK designer with a BA in Illustration from the University of Brighton as well as a history at U of Portsmouth. His skill at manipulating material to redefine the objects around us is stunning and incredible. A highly developed craft, coupled with a brilliant perspective on current issues makes Kyle Bean a designer well worth mentioning. The Future of Books Disposable Technology ...
Shiro Kuramata is well known as Japan’s most important industrial designer, short of Kenya Hara over at Muji, and has been recognized as one of the top designers in the world.
Print In Britain magazine - June 1957
Design Advertisement during the late 50’s in Britain. Incredibly interesting perspective on the early ad world.
A serious problem right now, from a design stand point, is that we have too much stuff. We have a zealous attitude toward obtaining material things, seriously devaluing everything of quality in our lives. Which is what this comes down to. Quality. It is the reason that so many of our decisions are made, quality. Yet, in so many aspects of our lives we accept objects, things of lesser quality....
alvi silk chair
Beautiful furniture design utilizing an incredibly strong natural material, the Alvi silk chair uses dyed silk thread woven through an oak frame. The lightness and simplicity of the design begins to reinterpret traditional notions of one of the most typical pieces of western furniture, ultimately succeeding.
KYOUEI design came up with this amazing chair. Built of bended aluminium wire using a simple jig and pliars, the entire piece uses no other mechanical parts in order to function. Simplicity in material and design.
In this amazing new film by artist and director Romain Jouandeau; IKA, a young orphan boy left to struggle with the world on his own, will face not only his fears,but also his demons, during an initiatory journey to retrace the past he has forgotten. Amazing cinematic skill on the part of the artist, this film was made using nothing more than Photoshop, 3DMax and After Effects. No plug-ins...
volkswagen formula XL1
Volkswagen recently amazed enthusiasts at the Qatar Motor Show, showcasing their conceptual Formula XL1, a sporty looking vehicle with just a 1 liter engine. Volkswagen announced the XL1 will go ahead and enter production, but limited to 100 units. Although it is currently unclear as to whether production models will sport a similar two-cylinder TDI engine, electric motor and lithium-ion battery...
transit-oriented development says "No" to transit
See that expansive patch of grass? That’s where the light rail was supposed to go. But the residents of King Farm, a 440-acre community in the outer suburbs of Washington, D.C. who knowingly moved into this transit-ready development have decided they don’t actually want the transit. In fact, a city council member and King Farm resident said the proposed light rail (which the...
smarthistory — art. history. conversation.
“WHAT IS SMARTHISTORY? Smarthistory.org is a Webby-award winning, free and open educational resource for the study of art history. Smarthistory was created by two art historians, Beth Harris and Steven Zucker, each with twenty years of teaching experience, who saw an opportunity to use conversation and the web to make art history accessible to their students. The Smarthistory website...