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Raymond Loewy's iconic designs

Raymond Loewy's iconic designs | D_sign | Scoop.it

Legendary enough to have been commemorated with a US Postal Service stamp in 2011, the streamlined pencil sharpener was one of Loewy's earlier designs. Loewy later had another encounter with the USPS in designing a memorial stamp for John F. Kennedy.

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Strange visions of the hyper-congested megacities of the future

Strange visions of the hyper-congested megacities of the future | D_sign | Scoop.it

Photographer Marcus Lyon’s images of crammed megacities and never ending highways might make you feel like going off the grid — at least for a little while.

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3D printed blooming Fibonacci zoetropes

3D printed blooming Fibonacci zoetropes | D_sign | Scoop.it

Stanford design prof John Edmark, as part of his artistic residency at Autodesk, created these 3D printed 'blooming' Fibonacci-sequence zoetropes, which seem to grow, writhe, and pulse as they're spun before a camera shooting every 1/4000 of a second.

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Unbelievably honest greeting cards

Unbelievably honest greeting cards | D_sign | Scoop.it

Illustrator Emily McDowell is back with a new set of cards. In her usual style, she's open and honest, giving us a new way to appreciate hand written greeting cards.

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Russian photographer recreates famous paintings with food

Russian photographer recreates famous paintings with food | D_sign | Scoop.it

Russia-based photographer and food stylist Tatiana Shkondina cleverly arranges foods to recreate paintings by Salvador Dalí, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and other masters in her delightful photo series. Photographer Alex Tivanov did post production for the series.

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Progress bar art

Progress bar art | D_sign | Scoop.it

Playful, simple series of visual jokes by Swedish illustrator and graphic designer Viktor Hertz.

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Typography Beard Guide

Typography Beard Guide | D_sign | Scoop.it

Typography beard guide this guide was a must-made artwork to me because of my love for beards and the love for typo.

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10 great English railway stations

10 great English railway stations | D_sign | Scoop.it

Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s trainshed at Paddington is one of the wonders of British architecture. The first real cathedral of the railway age, with columns supporting the innovative, ridge-and-furrow glazed roof, it was both decorative and ingeniously functional.

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Experimental building technique makes concrete look like skeletons

Experimental building technique makes concrete look like skeletons | D_sign | Scoop.it

Casting concrete is as old as the Roman Empire -- the Romans poured concrete to create their aqueducts -- and even now it remains among the strongest, cheapest ways to erect a structure.

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The Faux Museum, a conceptual art museum in Portland, Oregon

The Faux Museum, a conceptual art museum in Portland, Oregon | D_sign | Scoop.it

The Faux Museum in Portland, Oregon is what curator Tom Richards describes as 'a cross between The Natural History Museum in New York, a Flaming Lips show and that one really, really, really odd dream you had that one time'.

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Handmade holiday gift ideas for modern design lovers

Handmade holiday gift ideas for modern design lovers | D_sign | Scoop.it

Some really great homemade gifts, from jewelry to bags to soap, that don't look like you turned a DIY into a WTF.

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How shopping, tourism, and luxury are changing Paris

How shopping, tourism, and luxury are changing Paris | D_sign | Scoop.it

Adam Gopnik: The most striking exterior feature of the new architectural model is a billowing, wavelike wall of translucent glass meant to unify the Rue de Rivoli side both by referring to the original verrière roof and by creating a single visual unit that pulls the façades together.

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Five cities awarded UNESCO City of Design status

Five cities awarded UNESCO City of Design status | D_sign | Scoop.it

Dundee, Bilbao, Curitiba, Helsinki and Turin have been awarded UNESCO City of Design status for their input to the international design industry.

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Post Pop: Saatchi Gallery's latest show reflects on what happened after Warhol

Post Pop: Saatchi Gallery's latest show reflects on what happened after Warhol | D_sign | Scoop.it

Assembled by curators representing Russia, China and Taiwan, as well as the UK and US, 'Post Pop: East Meets West' features 250 works from three decades following the heyday of pop art.

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12 metal-clad contemporary homes

12 metal-clad contemporary homes | D_sign | Scoop.it

This modern architecture roundup features 12 homes that incorporate industrial elements, like metal cladding, into contemporary residential exteriors.

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The Guggenheim puts 109 free modern art books online

The Guggenheim puts 109 free modern art books online | D_sign | Scoop.it

Published between 1937 and 1999, the art books/catalogues offer an intellectual and visual introduction to the work of Alexander Calder, Edvard Munch, Francis Bacon, Gustav Klimt & Egon Schiele, Fernand Léger, and Kandinsky.

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A giant, fake Moon rises in an abandoned Lithuanian building

A giant, fake Moon rises in an abandoned Lithuanian building | D_sign | Scoop.it

Residents of Kaunas are seeing double due to a local artist's surreal astronomical illusion.

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Wallpaper by tattooists and graffiti artists

Wallpaper by tattooists and graffiti artists | D_sign | Scoop.it

Finland studio Feathr has launched its first wallpaper collection with designs by artists that specialise in a variety of disciplines such as surfwear design and body art.

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A light inspired by the Moon's surface

A light inspired by the Moon's surface | D_sign | Scoop.it

Taking inspiration from the moon's crater-filled surface, Constantin Bolimond designed a concept with cork cylinders that can be removed to increase light.

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The '60s spaceship homes that never quite took off

The '60s spaceship homes that never quite took off | D_sign | Scoop.it

In 1968, Finnish architect Matti Suuronen designed a prefabricated building later dubbed the Futuro House. Initially intended to be used as a holiday home for skiers, the Futuro had an elliptical silhouette, measured 26 feet wide by 13 feet high, and stood on metal legs for stability. A ring of 20 oval windows added to the extraterrestrial aesthetic.

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Lessons for building a design business

Lessons for building a design business | D_sign | Scoop.it

Key pointers from design businesses Design Week has profiled in recent weeks.

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Faux Paris and other sham cities

Faux Paris and other sham cities | D_sign | Scoop.it

For centuries, luring enemies to destroy decoy cities was a legitimate military defense strategy.

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5 design concepts for New York's branch library of the future

5 design concepts for New York's branch library of the future | D_sign | Scoop.it

From 24-hour, ATM-style vestibules to library cards that double as subway fares.

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The world's most extreme shoes in history to be showcased at V&A's new exhibition

The world's most extreme shoes in history to be showcased at V&A's new exhibition | D_sign | Scoop.it

Earlier this year the V&A announced its next fashion exhibition, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, which will showcase some of the most extreme shows in history. Now the London museum has revealed some of the 200 rare pairs which will be on display.

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The best 3D-printed jewelry

The best 3D-printed jewelry | D_sign | Scoop.it

We take a look back at some of the architectural, innovative, geometric and nature-inspired 3D printed jewelry that has graced the pages of Design Milk.

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