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A whimsical interior enlivens the sober building of Vienna's 25hours Hotel.
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Over the last few weeks, I've been lucky enough to talk with ten of the most important names in industrial design—not designers themselves, but the people who make design careers by manufacturing, exhibiting and selling original work.
Great suggestions to follow.
Letraset has shifted manufacture to China and France. The thought of those lettering transfer sheets is enough to take you back in time.
For those who have #Letrasetmemories, using Letraset and other manual graphic design tools were the days. Digital designers have no sense of the challenges we manual masters had to go through. We were manual type setters, type surgeons and folks who knew how to use their hands in ways that only manual artisans can.
There were three standout themes at this year's furniture fair in Milan.
Clean Geometries, Post-Memphis, Revivals
A preview of work discussed in this series, with designs by (from left) Angell, Wyller & Aarseth; Francois Chambard; BIKEID; and Claudia & Harry Washington The traditional barriers to recognition as a designer are lower than ever—but there are...
I love design, 2D & 3D, traditional & digital. This series is a feast to me.
Pantone revealed its top spring colors at the debut of New York Fashion Week Spring 2014, including Citi Bike-inspired Dazzling Blue.
I always eagerly await the Pantone color choices for the year. I don't necessarily agree with them But predicting and choosing them is a mulit-million dollar business.
In 1946 Harper responsible for creating the iconic Marshmallow sofa designed the logo that the company uses to this day.
Design legends clustered together to create prolific works of industiral art.
"It wasn’t a masterwork, but it was the master’s work. Every day, hundreds of people walked by the gleaming space, but few may have realized its significance. A hidden gem in plain sight, theHoffman Auto Showroom at 430 Park Avenue, opened in 1955. It was one of just three Frank Lloyd Wright projects in New York City. And now, it’s gone."
What a shame. But at least we can read about it and see images of it.
For the better part of two years, Graves checked into hospitals and rehabilitation centers as a business traveler checks into hotels.
A personal tragedy has confined architect and industrial designer, Michael Graves to a wheelchair and a constant hospital 'guest'. His confinement has made he aware of the need for better hospital designs. If anyone can meet this challenge, he can. Turning tragedy into triumph.
There are about 20 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed homes on the market across the country at the moment..
What would it be like to live in a Frank Lloyd Wright house?
Why are we spending millions of dollars reinventing the wheel when we already have several that work? Just because science can improve nutrition by genetically engineering food, doesn't mean we have to.
Just because we can doesn't mean we should.
Red Burns, founder of Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, passed away in her Manhattan home last Friday, at the age of 88.
Godmother of Silicon Alley and founding professor of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts ITP. Wow, how I wish I had known her and been in her program.
A former student of Red Burns remembers his first interaction with the woman who would eventually impact his future career.
An amazing woman for any time, a leader, an innovator, an inspiration in the birthing of Interactive Telecommications.
An unusual and appealing design.
About SAM (SIMON) Rodia - The watts Towers by Sam Rodia - official site - watts, Los Angeles, California United States of America.
I have been to the Watts Towers. They are amazing, an engineering and a visual wonder.
One of the truly great Italian-American immigrants who contributed a structural masterpiece, the Watts Towers. He never saw it as a big deal other than he wanted to complete what he started. What an inspiration. I actually got to visit them in 1967.When he retired and moved to another part of California, he just gave them and the land they were on to a neighbor. Today I think they are a historical site.
Architect Lawrence O'Toole's OTables are available in two colors and created from old surfboard foam. It seems strange that a region renowned for its surfing culture routinely sees old surfboards find their final resting place at the city dump.
Architect O'Toole's OTables!
Ten years ago she was the architect who couldn't get anything built. Now, from the Olympic Aquatics Centre to a new Serpentine gallery, Zaha Hadid's buildings are everywhere.
Zaha Hadid: queen of the curve and high-priestess of the archtecture scene. Architects are not known for being wall-flowers. All the greats had strong egos, drive and determination. How else could the move the earth.
Munch on these As someone whose sexually ambiguous first name has led to me being mistaken for a woman online, I feel compelled to set the record straight with this story now making the blog rounds: Takayo Kiyota, the creator of the artistic...
When someone says, 'don't play with your food'. Don't listen. You could come up with something as amazing as these sushi roll 'drawings' by illustrator, Takayo Kiyota.
Urbanarbolism along with Paisajismo Urbano recently completed Spain's largest vertical garden inside an office building in Elche, Spain.
This I would like to see, a three story indoor vertical garden, in an office building.
In celebrating Wooster Collective's 10th anniversary, we are sharing our top 10 lessons from street art.
It's a great life to be an artist, but sometimes a lonely one.
Why Bjarke Ingels and the next wave are essential to rethinking architecture
It is the role of the 'next generation' to think 'outside the box' created by the previous generation.
Tonight, after months of blood, sweat and tears a team of students from Wilmington, Delaware, broke the Guinness World Record and built the world's tallest Lego tower. For the students, this victory was personal.
We never outgrow our love for Lego.
As Meier celebrates the 50th anniversary of establishing his own practice, he reflects on his career and sticking with a Modernist vocabulary.
One of the living greats in the field of architecture.
Artists predicted a renaissance of public muraling across Los Angeles as the City Council voted 13-2 Wednesday to lift a decade-long ban on the large outdoor artworks.
Ban lifted on mural art in LA. How exciting for mural artists and the public, too.
I hate it when the first time I hear about an amazing person is when I read her obituary. I suppose it’s a reflection on the limits of my own horizons that I had never heard of Red Burns until I read the New York Times obit about the woman who had an outsized influence on technology, Silicon Valley and the way we all communicate with each other.Burns, who died last week at 88, was the founder of New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. She was known as the godmother of Silicon Alley, but it’s clear that her work helped shape Silicon Valley innovations in ways that make them more relevant to all of us.
I wish I had known this woman and been part of her program instead of studying environmental design a few blocks away.