Tag: design

global grad show 2019 exhibits products that promote conscious living

gathering together over 150 graduates from 43 different countries, the global grad show 2019 exhibits the largest and most diverse showcase of universities and their creative students to date. every year, the event not only highlights the most thought-provoking designs – both conceptual and realized – from the newest graduates but also acts as hub […]

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2021 Kia Optima: Look Over Here, Please

A decade — isn’t that hard to believe? — after the debut of the radically styled third-generation Kia Optima, the automaker has another salvo waiting to launch against midsize boredom. Trailing its equally daring 2020 Hyundai Sonata sibling by a model year, the revamped 2021 Optima ditches the downgraded clothes that appeared in its closet […]

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kengo kuma ASICS collaboration references japanese bamboo weaving

kengo kuma has collaborated with sportswear brand asics to offer a new take on its metaride AMU silhouette. the sneaker, which echos the architects signature style, features an upper constructed of a white performance knit layered with interwoven synthetic strips. it’s crisscrossing pattern was inspired by a traditional japanese bamboo crafting technique known as ‘yatara […]

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AI designed this gin, but would you drink it?

Two years ago, I owned a bar with over 300 different gins — one of the largest collections of juniper-flavored spirits at any establishment in the United States. None of those gins was designed by a computer, a fact that my bartenders would likely have explained was for the best: A gin’s non-juniper botanicals are […]

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&walsh devises punchy patterns + vibrant visual identity for egyptian street food spot, zooba

egyptian street food restaurant zooba has recently opened a new york flagship in nolita, becoming the neighborhood’s new go-to spot for inspired and innovative eats. since first opening in cairo in 2012, zooba has been turning familiar egyptian street food on its head with its signature takes on cultural classics. to celebrate the next phase […]

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joachim froment designs 3D printed furniture out of recycled plastic waste

belgian designer and artist joachim froment uses plastic waste for his latest collection of sustainable furniture. ‘strat’ is made out of local recycled plastic that is 3D printed into the chairs and stool. the whole collection includes stools, lounge chairs, tables and other pieces of furniture. the 3D printer developed by ‘colosus’ is portable and […]

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joanna laajisto’s neutral tones calm hot desking at columbia road’s office in helsinki

although enriched with a delicate palette of neutral tones, joanna laajisto’s new office design for columbia road in helsinki, finland still distinguishes subtle references to the building’s former life as a bank. now occupied by a digital growth consultancy, the interior has been adapted to enhance the dynamic and flexible needs of their employees. all […]

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japanese company ARAKAWA invents the world’s most compact gripper mechanisms

designboom’s editorial team is comprised of architects and designers with a passion for well-resolved details. during DESIGNART tokyo 2019, we discovered a japanese company that produces robust and tiny tools for the creative world: gripper mechanisms. in 1975, dr. hideo arakawa, founder of ARAKAWA, invented the first gripper mechanism, which could be adjusted along the […]

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minimal, residential fire extinguisher wins GOOD DESIGN good focus award 2019

the residential fire extinguisher by japanese disaster prevention brand + maffs has been awarded the 2019 GOOD DESIGN good focus award [disaster prevention & recovery design], which celebrates outstanding works designed for the prevention of and recovery from natural disasters. the concept behind the project centers around the phrase ‘take bosai (disaster preparedness) into your […]

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Sharpen Those Barbs: Ford Mach E(?) Revealed in Spy Shots

We’re a pretty non-judgemental bunch here at TTAC, and that goes double for our readers. And yet it’s sometimes hard to keep those opinions bottled up deep inside, where unexpressed feelings can wreak havoc on health and marriages. This is why the most talked-out vehicle vehicle in autodom right now, one that sees its public […]

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exclusive interview: virgil abloh discusses his ‘MARKERAD’ collection for IKEA

virgil abloh has teamed up with furniture giant IKEA to release his much-anticipated collection ‘MARKERAD’. launched at the start of november 2019, and previewed by designboom here, the collection comprises a mix of everyday lifestyle objects designed to make a statement in a first home — including a table, chair, daybed, toolbox, clock, and rug. […]

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the avenue imagines a ‘dystopian paradise’ taken over by nature in a UK shopping mall

for a recent project, the syrup room has taken the idea of neglected interiors and the UK‘s dying high street to create a dystopian world inside a shopping mall in bournemouth. the commission gave the design team a unique opportunity to be part of a distinguishable recovery process for a leading shopping center, transforming it […]

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The Met’s Next Big Fashion Show Revealed

When Andrew Bolton, the curator in charge of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, had to come up with a blockbuster in celebration of the Met’s 150th anniversary in 2020 — a blockbuster to follow the blockbusters that were about Catholicism and camp; a blockbuster to do what blockbusters do, which is […]

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rapid diagnostic kit for tuberculosis wins 2019 japan GOOD DESIGN grand award

FUJIFILM corporation’s ‘rapid tuberculosis diagnostic kit’ has won the grand award of the GOOD DESIGN award 2019, organized by the japan institute of design promotion. chosen out of 1,420 winners, the grand award is granted to a product with the most outstanding design. the diagnostic kit — designed for those at a high risk of […]

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QOTD: Automotive Facelifts Done Right?

<img data-attachment-id="1694366" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2008-ford-taurus-x-limited-photo-36520-s-986×603-1557787014.jpg" data-orig-size="640,476" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2008-ford-taurus-x-limited-photo-36520-s-986×603-1557787014" data-image-description=" ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2008-ford-taurus-x-limited-photo-36520-s-986×603-1557787014-450×335.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2008-ford-taurus-x-limited-photo-36520-s-986×603-1557787014-610×454.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1694366 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2008-ford-taurus-x-limited-photo-36520-s-986×603-1557787014-610×454.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”454″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2008-ford-taurus-x-limited-photo-36520-s-986×603-1557787014-610×454.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2008-ford-taurus-x-limited-photo-36520-s-986×603-1557787014-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2008-ford-taurus-x-limited-photo-36520-s-986×603-1557787014-450×335.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2008-ford-taurus-x-limited-photo-36520-s-986×603-1557787014-120×89.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2008-ford-taurus-x-limited-photo-36520-s-986×603-1557787014.jpg 640w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> In last Wednesday’s Question of the Day post, we discussed vehicles ruined by the facelifts foisted upon them by their manufacturers. This week […]

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