Tag: design

steer and accelerate by leaning on this smart electric scooter by LAYER for NIO

the last-mile is a design transportation problem that has seen many solutions in the past year. onewheels, boosted boards, and e-bikes by the thousand have been developed in the hopes of swooning commuters toward romance and efficiency. the latest baby born on the road of last-miles is this electric scooter, PAL, with hub motors and lean-steering. […]

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zerocollective lights up bar bah in milan with a tailor-made installation

during this years milan design week, zerocollective presented their debut project entitled ‘the light that attracts us : nocturnal animals’. showcased within the intimate setting of bar bah in the city’s isola district, the site-specific installation was inspired by the area’s lively nightlife and has been created to reflect the bar’s unique atmosphere and ‘nocturnal’ […]

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As Rents Rise, Artists Are Reviving the Idea of the Medieval Guild

Starting in the Middle Ages, when craft guilds were first conceived in Western Europe, artisans — from haberdashers to glassmakers — have organized themselves in skill-based communities to control production and quality, support apprenticeship and obtain local influence. Here, we highlight five collectives across the continent that are reviving that centuries-old structure of shared resources […]

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HYPEBEAST explores ‘mania’ in its 25th issue, featuring takashi murakami-designed cover

mania – the blindsided obsession, the fixation driven almost to the point of madness that serve as apt descriptors for our culture of blind materialism today. this culturally critical idea is the theme defined by HYPEBEAST magazine for its commemorative 25th edition, which explores different facets of fixation, from sneaker customization to the concentration of […]

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LEGO launches braille bricks to teach blind and visually impaired children

LEGO is releasing a new product to help blind and visually impaired children learn braille. the LEGO foundation is piloting the program which features ‘LEGO braille bricks’, with each brick representing a different braille letter or number. images courtesy of LEGO LEGO braille bricks will be moulded with the same number of studs used for individual […]

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daniel rotmensch restores villa margarit to create a contemporary apartment in barcelona

daniel rotmensch has carefully restored ‘villa margarit’ in barcelona, to create a contemporary living space filled with natural light. the design brief called for a unique and distinctive residence to be formed within the existing building, which was originally built in 1903, while also in retaining the appropriate relevance of the typical barcelona neighborhood context. a […]

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kosuke araki and akira muraoka reevaluate wood for milan design week

sumitomo forestry co, ltd presented ‘reevaluating wood – research into the benefits wood brings’ during milan design week 2019 at superstudio piu. the company’s debut installation at the milan design week introduced their research into wood, in collaboration with designers kosuke araki and akira muraoka. installation view from the entrance / © michel giesbrecht with over […]

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toshiki omatsu bends aluminum sheets onto maple timber for latest chair design

tokyo-based architect and designer, toshiki omatsu, presents his latest furniture project entitled, ‘shades of michelangelo. the chair design fuses warm maple wood with a cold metal surface to create a simple form and an intriguing connection between natural and man-made materials. all images courtesy of toshiki omatsu the back plate of the chair is formed […]

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experience the unique smog of five different cities in these immersive ‘pollution pods’

each of the five geodesic domes connected here has its own cocktail of fumes, as does each of our cities. carbon dioxide, nitric dioxide, harmful chemicals, invisible killers blanket our skyscrapers and lungs, but here in this safe simulation by michael pinsky, there’s none of that. no romantic architecture. no people to watch or platforms to […]

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Samsung Galaxy Fold reportedly failed due to 7mm screen bezel gap

Samsung’s foldable phone-tablet hybrid Galaxy Fold suffered catastrophic failures due to a 7mm gap in the screen bezel — a hole that enables the screen to flex but also allows debris to enter the housing, according to a report from teardown specialist iFixit today. That unusual design choice dramatically limited the Fold’s longevity, the firm […]

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tal batit carves ‘viral’ pop-culture events into a series of ceramic vases

‘viral’ is the latest collection from tel-aviv based designer, tal batit, that intends to depict our ‘pop-trash’ culture on a series of ceramic vases. the concept behind the project imagines how our culture and society will be remembered and commemorated in thousands of years to come. inspired by prehistoric objects, cave drawings and ancient scripts […]

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diego grandi​ forms new beauty cosmogony between azzurra and davines

in a colorful universe pairing ceramic spheres with floating volumes of hair, azzurra collaborated with hair care brand davines for milan design week 2019. titled the ‘chroma’ project, diego grandi was the creator as he transformed azzurra’s showroom in brera to tie the two companies’ philosophies together through color and materiality. the installations on show […]

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studio91 applies exposed concrete and steel to form the malaquita rooftop in mexico city

forming the terrace of the city center hotel, the ‘malaquita rooftop’ has been designed by studio91 in the heart of mexico city‘s centro histórico. envisioned as an idyllic getaway from the hectic urban landscape below, the project offers spaces to relax and unwind. comprising of a restaurant, bar, pool and lounge area, the design employs […]

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NIKE and tom sachs reveal exploding poncho as part of upcoming NIKECRAFT collection

NIKE and tom sachs have revealed their latest collaboration with the NIKECRAFT transitions collection, whose highlight is a transformative poncho that packs into a slimline waist pack. developed together with jarrett reynolds, NIKE’s senior design director for apparel special projects, over the course of four years, the poncho took dozens of prototypes, countless tests and […]

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heron preston debuts NIKE air max 720/95 in milan with customizing workshop

during milan design week 2019, NIKE partnered with visionary designer heron preston as part of its ongoing celebration of air innovation for a special collaboration inspired by two iconic air max designs. held at antonioni navigli, the event hosted the exclusive worldwide pre-launch of nike air max 720/95 heron preston by you, giving access to […]

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