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Monthly Archives: October 2008

A Night in the Museum (but much better than the movie)

Categories: Art + Graphics, News + Events + Contests
A Night in the Museum (but much better than the movie)

Guess what! For a small fortune, you can sleep in a design exhibit at the Guggenheim. …Update: unfortunately, it is sold out. In any event, it is still definitely blog worthy! The exhibit is called theanyspacewhatever. According to the Guggenheim’s website: “Revolving Hotel Room is an art installation comprising three — Continue reading

A Peek at Austin’s Maker Faire

Categories: News + Events + Contests
A Peek at Austin’s Maker Faire

Austin’s 2nd annual salute to craft has come and gone, and crafters all over the country are already counting down until the next faire. Not just a celebration of the more traditionally thought of crafts, the Maker Faire throws together crafters of all kinds: knitters, seamstresses, jewelry-makers, artists—even robot builders. — Continue reading

dinner time.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
dinner time.

Mignon Khargie illustrates a plate per week. Link: A plate a week..

Best Of NeoCon Innovations Award: IdeaPaint

Categories: Art + Graphics, Kids + Baby, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Best Of NeoCon Innovations Award:  IdeaPaint

So simple you’d think someone would have thought of it before, and maybe they have after a fashion, but this seems to be a genuine technique that will at the very least revolutionize the classroom chalkboard if not childrens playrooms.  Office conference rooms will no doubt hop onto it if — Continue reading

Teto – Contemporary Furniture

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Teto – Contemporary Furniture

Teto is a contemporary furniture shop in São Paulo, with pieces from Brazilian and international designers. Like they say, their products are for everyone who love their home.

Designing for Everyday Life

Categories: News + Events + Contests
Designing for Everyday Life

Operating your TV remote should not be an intellectual challenge. This seems like a mundane and fairly obvious observation, but it articulates a basic rule of good design: the qualities we want to have in our interactions depend on the context. This is the message Bill Moggridge’s amazing new book — Continue reading

Orange22 Price Reductions

Categories: Sustainability
Orange22 Price Reductions

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AIA DC 2008 Design Awards

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
AIA DC 2008 Design Awards

The AIA | DC chapter held judging for the 2008 design awards on September 19, 2008. Award categories included Presidential Citation for Sustainable Design, Interior Architecture: Awards for Merit, Detail and Excellence, Architecture:  Awards for Merit and Excellence, Historic Resources: Awards for Merit and Excellence, and Catalyst Award. A total — Continue reading

The Archive: a unique space opens in Thessaloniki, Greece

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests
The Archive: a unique space opens in Thessaloniki, Greece

CARTECO, one of the leading importers of decorative and architectural materials and furniture in Greece, has made a bold move in the course of perfecting its collaboration with designers and architects. THE ARCHIVE, opened in Thessaloniki (Mitropoleos Street 127), is a library of materials, architectural solutions and decoration that will — Continue reading

Swims: Very fashion overshoes for rainy days

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Swims: Very fashion overshoes for rainy days

Swims is the name of this galoshes that will protect your shoes from the rain, without loosing the glamorous look.  So, if you hate water boots and love stilettos, this is your big opportunity to walk fabulous on early winter days.  Just put the overshoe like a glove on your — Continue reading

Hotel Fox

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
Hotel Fox

If you’re in Denmark and looking for something more than your average Super 8, make sure to check out hotel Fox. Each room is individually designed by artists and graphic designers with a theme, whether it be artistic, surreal, comical, dreamy or fairytale-like. From small to extra large, booking a — Continue reading

EDITT Tower

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, Sustainability
EDITT Tower

The EDITT Tower (Ecological Design In The Tropics) is set to be built in downtown Singapore. It’s design integrates a gray water system, central recycling, passive heating and cooling and solar panels. Half of the surface area of the building will be covered in local, organic vegetation. If that isn’t — Continue reading

Airstreams and Airlines

Categories: Art + Graphics
Airstreams and Airlines

I am late in finding out about this DWR-commissioned Airstream trailer. It seems everyone else reported on this in Spring 2007. Well, I just found it and I’m still impressed. It also reminded me to look up some cool images of that trippy airline from the 60s, Braniff International. I — Continue reading

Pretty Things

Categories: Art + Graphics
Pretty Things

Some very lovely things from Innermost UK.

Boodalee Surface Graphics

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends, Kids + Baby, Modern Decor + Objects
Boodalee Surface Graphics

Boodalee has new Surface Graphics in their popular imagery from the bedding sets. Fun City Surface Graphics commute right from their twin bedding counterpart, the City Bedding Set. Stellar Space Surface Graphics blast off of the Space Bedding Set. And the Trees Bedding Set branches out into 3 Surface Graphic — Continue reading

Bedside Buddy

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Bedside Buddy

This is an awesome little design solution for all those who live in smaller spaces with no space for a night stand and are tired of putting things on the ground. Just attach this to your bed frame and you have an instant night stand!           — Continue reading

On the Fly

Categories: News + Events + Contests
On the Fly

Take the sting out of protecting yourself from annoying creepy crawlers and all manner of bloodsuckers with Wistera‘s bold and beautiful new Adirondack Fly Swatters. These hand-crafted poppers with bright, oversized handles take rustic self-defense to a whole ‘nother level.

grooveware.

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
grooveware.

Great design from Takito Co. I’d love a few! Link: Normal Timepieces.

Multi-functional Home and Office Items

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Multi-functional Home and Office Items

Lincoln Kayiwa of the design company KAYIWA, has done it again. You may remember such designs as the ingenious toucan-inspired chopsticks or the prehistoric aesthetics of the dino clothes rack coming from this inventive design studio. While your dinnertable and closet have previously had all the fun, it’s your desktop’s — Continue reading

Baba Vacaro for Dominici

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Baba Vacaro for Dominici

Baba Vacaro is a designer from São Paulo, and among a lot of other accomplishments, she also works as the Art Director for Dominici, commited not only with the product creation but also the development of new suppliers (in Brazil and around the world) and selection of pieces to join — Continue reading