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Origamic Architecture

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Paper architect Ingrid Siliakus is known for her three-dimensional recreations of world famous buildings and abstract sculptures. Her work is highly planned out and often executed (cut and folded) from a single sheet of paper. She takes inspiration from masters such as Escher, Berlage and Gaudi.

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Memorial to all victims by Martin Papcún and Atelier SAD

Memorial to all victims by Martin Papcún and Atelier SAD | D_sign | Scoop.it

Designer Martin Papcún and Czech architects Atelier SAD want to immerse an upside-down shell of a house into the ground of St. Jakob’s Square in Munich.

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Thomas Woodruff: The Four Temperaments

Thomas Woodruff: The Four Temperaments | D_sign | Scoop.it

In Thomas Woodruff’s paintings, Hippocrates’s Four Humors afflict beasties, butterflies, and tigers on tender, spooky landscapes. He mixes archaic science with modern imagery, because, as he explains, art should distill 'the grand and bland, the noble and the pathetic, the brilliant and the dark.'

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I Want to Work On This Vespa Workstation

I Want to Work On This Vespa Workstation | D_sign | Scoop.it

I want to work on this Vespa workstation made with half a 1968 Vespa half of the day. Then chill out the other half of the day on the chair made with the other half of the Vespa. A brilliant mashup.

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Johnny Marr designed backpacks for HIV/AIDS Awareness

Johnny Marr designed backpacks for HIV/AIDS Awareness | D_sign | Scoop.it

Johnny Marr, and over 130 other artists, musicians and designers, are part of the EASTPAK Artist Studio who have customized blank backpacks which will be sold for the benefit of the Designers Against AIDS Education Center, which helps raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and promotes the prevention of the disease.

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The Analog Aesthetic or the Vinyl Manifesto

The Analog Aesthetic or the Vinyl Manifesto | D_sign | Scoop.it

Recently, I re-discovered vinyl. I am a late entry — this is clear as I stalk the web for information and records.

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40 Flourishing Fruit and Vegetable Logo Designs

40 Flourishing Fruit and Vegetable Logo Designs | D_sign | Scoop.it

The main goal is to illustrate a simple message that you are trying to get across. Complex illustration usually lead to hurtful perceptions. By thinking outside the box, you will be able to create a wonderful design.

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New office towers have changed the face of Toronto

New office towers have changed the face of Toronto | D_sign | Scoop.it

Toronto is on a roll. At least, its architecture is. Not only are new office towers finally appearing on the skyline, they are doing so with unusual aplomb.

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Artistic Image Creates 2D/3D Projection Mapping On The Façade Of The Hunter Museum

Artistic Image Creates 2D/3D Projection Mapping On The Façade Of The Hunter Museum | D_sign | Scoop.it

The Hunter Museum of American Art’s neo-classic facade provided Artistic Image (AI) with the perfect canvas for creating a larger than life spectacle for the closing weekend of Chattanooga’s 2011 RiverRocks Festival.

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Money Portraits by Senseteam

Money Portraits by Senseteam | D_sign | Scoop.it

At first look resembling fabric patchworks, the portraits are actually created by the careful cutting and assembling of currencies from around the world.

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A New Cycling Superhighway. In Sweden

A New Cycling Superhighway. In Sweden | D_sign | Scoop.it

London has them. And Amsterdam. And Copenhagen. Now Sweden plans a four-lane superhighway, just for bicycles.

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The End of Illustration Island

The End of Illustration Island | D_sign | Scoop.it

Thomas James began the Escape from Illustration Island Podcast series as a personal project 'geared towards learning more about the illustration industry from artists, art directors, and art reps while sharing that knowledge with others.'

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Office Supply Monolith Is Perfect Desk Minimalism

Office Supply Monolith Is Perfect Desk Minimalism | D_sign | Scoop.it

If you can ever have one thing where you used to have many things, you've accomplished good design. The Lexon Mini Totem does just that, curbing desktop sprawl with stackable items you can arrange how you want.

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Client not always right, but architect Mosher copes

Client not always right, but architect Mosher copes | D_sign | Scoop.it

Modernist, 91, reviews battles with Friends of San Diego Architecture.

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Steampunk R2-D2 Robot Made From Recycled Materials

Steampunk R2-D2 Robot Made From Recycled Materials | D_sign | Scoop.it

Created by UK-based artist AmoebaBoy, the R2-D2 look-alike is the spitting image of the beloved Star Wars character but with a steampunk twist.

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Calligraphic graffiti in Hong Kong

Calligraphic graffiti in Hong Kong | D_sign | Scoop.it

On display this month are works by an enigmatic late graffiti painter, who was only posthumously recognized as a world-class artist.

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Chad Oppenheim: Re_creational Architecture

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Chad Oppenheim, architect, takes us on a journey from Paradise Lost to Paradise Regained. Today, architects must go beyond building “green” to rebuild Earth’s ecosystems.

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Portuguese Architect Diogo Burnay to head Faculty of Architecture and Planning of Dalhousie University

Portuguese Architect Diogo Burnay to head Faculty of Architecture and Planning of Dalhousie University | D_sign | Scoop.it

Diogo Burnay applied last year the post of Director of the School of Architecture at Dalhousie University in Halifax, and in August was selected for a 'short-list' which also includes an American architect, an Italian and a Norwegian .

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Libraries as Works of Art

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Well before you toss that old, dingy public library card, take a gander at these beautiful works of art. It’s been said that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but we’d have to agree that you can definitely judge a library by its façade.

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Top 25 iPad apps for interior design students

Top 25 iPad apps for interior design students | D_sign | Scoop.it

More essential applications for the construction and design industry.

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to redevelop central Monte Carlo

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners to redevelop central Monte Carlo | D_sign | Scoop.it

Lord Rogers’ architectural partnership, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, has been chosen by the principality of Monaco to help redevelop the heart of Monte Carlo in a project due to be completed by 2016.

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