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Concept building turns London tower into a giant pollution filter

Concept building turns London tower into a giant pollution filter | D_sign | Scoop.it

A London design student has come up with a re-imagining of one of the city's best known buildings that would turn it into a pollution busting machine.

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Rem Koolhaas: smart home technologies 'potentially sinister'

Rem Koolhaas: smart home technologies 'potentially sinister' | D_sign | Scoop.it

Rem Koolhaas has spoken out against the way technology is infiltrating buildings.

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Compelling images of illustrated scenes paired with matching paint swatches

Compelling images of illustrated scenes paired with matching paint swatches | D_sign | Scoop.it

Denver, Colorado-based artist Shawn Huckins has created a fascinating series of artworks that illustrates everyday scenes on colorful paint swatches.

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The evolution of urban planning in 10 diagrams

The evolution of urban planning in 10 diagrams | D_sign | Scoop.it

A new exhibit from the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association showcases the simple visualizations of complex ideas that have changed how we live.

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i-D magazine celebrates 35 years with 18 supermodel covers

i-D magazine celebrates 35 years with 18 supermodel covers | D_sign | Scoop.it

A birthday calls for a big celebration, and British magazine i-D hasn't scrimped on the festivities with a bonanza 18 supermodels shot for special covers for its 35th anniversary edition.

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Guy carves out a new wooden spoon design every day for an entire year

Guy carves out a new wooden spoon design every day for an entire year | D_sign | Scoop.it

In his ‘Daily Spoon’ project, Norwegian designer Stian Korntved Ruud embarks on the daunting task of handcrafting one unique spoon design every day for one whole year.

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Designer creates logos for famous scientists

Designer creates logos for famous scientists | D_sign | Scoop.it

Mexico-based architecture student Alan Betancourt has done a funny series of personal branding work for already well-known scientists.

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This is the world's most persuasive font

This is the world's most persuasive font | D_sign | Scoop.it

Errol Morris is a writer and filmmaker who once set a New York Times quiz with a secret purpose: to test the most trustworthy typeface.

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Robert Debbane's 3D-printed lamps

Robert Debbane's 3D-printed lamps | D_sign | Scoop.it

Exploring the relationship between traditional art and 3D printing, Robert Debbane has realized a series of lighting for Wanted Design Fair during New York Design Week 2015.

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Mix and match: Stephen Posen's latest book of juxtaposing photographs

Mix and match: Stephen Posen's latest book of juxtaposing photographs | D_sign | Scoop.it
Strands of blonde hair over the shoulder of a cherry red sweater, the zig-zag of an airplane pillow wedged between woman and window: this is all we see of the passenger seated in the row ahead. Yet the photographer of this image, New York artist Stephen Posen, thickens the plot by pairing it with something completely different in his most recent book release.
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A Copenhagen museum's cabinet of lost noses

A Copenhagen museum's cabinet of lost noses | D_sign | Scoop.it

Hidden within Copenhagen’s Glyptotek art museum is a curious cabinet filled with 100 plaster noses. Visitors who find it stare in wonder as a single body part has been arranged so meticulously that it would appear to be its own work of art. In reality, they’ve come face to face with the Nasothek, a piece of commentary on the history of art preservation.

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New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear | D_sign | Scoop.it

With summer fast approaching, London's Fashion and Textile Museum has opened its doors to a new exhibition that explores over 100 years of stylish swimwear, from bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis.

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Book by Its Cover: deft doodling

Book by Its Cover: deft doodling | D_sign | Scoop.it

John Foster: Book by Its Cover was created in 2006 by illustrator Julia Rothman as a way to showcase her book collection. The site evolved over the years and today it serves to be an active and unique repository for the art of book and book cover design, something Design Observer has long championed by sponsoring 50 Books/50 Covers each year.

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Bjarke Ingels on new styles of vernacular architecture

Bjarke Ingels on new styles of vernacular architecture | D_sign | Scoop.it

Bjarke Ingels says he wants to replace Modernism's 'boring boxes' with new kinds of localised architecture.

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Urban gardening on the third floor

Urban gardening on the third floor | D_sign | Scoop.it

n their walk-up in the West Village, Kerry Trueman and Matt Rosenberg show how building an apartment garden has become easier.

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Sir Terence Conran's definitive guide to color

Sir Terence Conran's definitive guide to color | D_sign | Scoop.it

Designer, retailer, and restaurateur Sir Terence Conran has influenced contemporary design for over 50 years and at age 83 shows no signs of slowing down.

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Exposure: photographer Andy Lo Po

Exposure: photographer Andy Lo Po | D_sign | Scoop.it

Art director Gemma Fletcher examines the work of photographer Andy Lo Po, in the sixth installment of a series looking into new talent in photography, from recent graduates to photographers breaking into the industry.

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A funky real-life dollhouse

A funky real-life dollhouse | D_sign | Scoop.it

'A House for Essex' is basically a human-sized dollhouse in the English countryside that's available to rent -- if you're first lucky enough to win a chance to do so through a lottery system.

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Calatrava's City of Arts and Sciences is 'amazing', says George Clooney

Calatrava's City of Arts and Sciences is 'amazing', says George Clooney | D_sign | Scoop.it

George Clooney has heaped praise on Santiago Calatrava's cultural complex in Valencia, which was used as a location in his latest film Tomorrowland.

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Stunning high-altitude night photography of London captured from a helicopter

Stunning high-altitude night photography of London captured from a helicopter | D_sign | Scoop.it

In the latest installment of his AIR series, photographer and filmmaker Vincent Laforet (previously) captured absolutely stunning high-altitude photos of the beauty and chaos of London.

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Masterfully constructed sculptures by Tara Donovan

Masterfully constructed sculptures by Tara Donovan | D_sign | Scoop.it

Tara Donovan uses everyday objects like plastic cups, pencils, or drinking straws to create her amazingly construted large-scale art pieces.

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Images of Lego minifigs caught in funny situations created with everyday items

Images of Lego minifigs caught in funny situations created with everyday items | D_sign | Scoop.it

French photographer Samsofy Pardugato has created an adorable photo series of Lego minifigs caught in humorous situations.

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The 10 architectural masterpieces in Florence

The 10 architectural masterpieces in Florence | D_sign | Scoop.it

Here are the ten most stunning architectural masterpieces in Florence that can’t be missed.

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How Adobe Illustrator revolutionized graphic design

How Adobe Illustrator revolutionized graphic design | D_sign | Scoop.it

Designers would be able to appreciate this video titled 'The Adobe Illustrator Story'.

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Diane Arbus, uncropped: a reading list

Diane Arbus, uncropped: a reading list | D_sign | Scoop.it

Diane Arbus was renowned for photographing people on the margins, such as the mentally challenged, dwarves, giants, sideshow performers, crossdressers, and transsexuals. Was she merely a privileged voyeur of the vulnerable or an unsung champion of sexual and societal minorities? Here are five stories that will help you cut through the controversy.

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