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Archive for August, 2008

The Trumpf Factory Pavilion

The entrance pavilion at the Trumpf factory in Ditzingen represents an alternative form of extreme dematerialization. Central element of this highly transparent facade is an acrylic fin. The cantilevered roof offer shelter from the elements

Trumpf Factory Pavilion, Ditzingen, Germany, by Werner Sobek

Dr. Yes by Philippe Starck & Eugeni Quitllet

Dr. Yes is a counterpoint to Dr No. The inner part of the chair has an opaque finish, almost resembling a soft fabric, while the surface of the back and the legs is glossy. The distinguishing features of the chair are its comfort, ease of cleaning and wide range of colours.

Dr. Yes, by Philippe Starck, Eugeni Quitllet, for Kartell

Vanilla, Light Upscale Dining in London

Head chef, Izi Ani simply describes his food as ‘different’. Indeed, not your usual British dining experience.

Vanilla, London, UK, Link: Vanilla

Gunyah—Beach Bunker in Australia

“The house sits with its toes touching the sea and with an exposed worn rock face at its back, both constant reminders of the power of wild storms blowing in from the north-east. And should the big seas come, this house is a safe haven, no question about it.”

Gunyah Beach House, Bundeena, New South Wales, Australia, by Clinton Murray
via: Modern Residential Design

A Glass Paperclip from A/R Studio in Milan

Clip was shown at the Salone Satellite in Milan this year, made entirely of blown glass, we think it will hold the room together.

Clip, (transliteration design collection) by Antigone Acconci & Riccardo Bastiani
at A/R Studio

Josephine Lamps by Jaime Hayon

Jaime Hayon’s Inspired lighting has been seen in La Terraza del Casino in Madrid, which he also designed.

Josephine Collection, by Jaime Hayon, for Metalarte
Read the Monograph: Jaime Hayon Works

Travel: Cavo Tagοo on Mykonos

Cavo Tagοo’s achieves a beautiful balance of comfort, luxury, and style. All guest rooms and suites are designed to embody a contemporary minimalist island aesthetic while remaining true to the traditional character and architecture of the Cycladic Islands.

Cavotagoo, Mykonos, Greece

Weaving Windshape at Marquis de Sade’s Castle

Windshape was an ephemeral structure commissioned by the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) as a venue and gathering space near their Provence campus in France. Built by nARCHITECTS and a team of SCAD students over a period of five weeks, Windshape became the small town’s main public meeting space, and hosted concerts, exhibitions, and ceremonies. By varying the degree of tension in the string, Windshape can respond to the wind in several ways, from rhythmic oscillations to fast ripples across its surfaces. During heavy winds, Windshape moved dramatically, and made a hissing sound akin to dozens of jump ropes.

Windshape, Lacoste, France, by Designer, for nArchitects
Via: Arch daily

Lounge with Philippe Starck—Privé Collection

Alongside the traditional sofa, enriched with copious cushions and a variety of arm options, there are large upholstered island surfaces, real atolls, than you can sink onto and take up any posture you like with the help of strategic support units of adjustable height and angle of inclination. All or this series seating surfaces are done in soft quilted leather or fabric.

Privé Collection, by Philippe Starck, for Cassina

Cocca Armchair by Carlo Colombo

Cocca, by Carlo Colombo, for Arflex

Editor's Picks

Bell Side Table
Hand-blown in the traditional manner using a wooden mould, the transparent tinted glass base asserts a sculptural presence in space, contrasting intriguingly with the solid brass frame on top while also forming with it a harmonious unit recalling the elegant curving silhouette of a bell. [more...]

Suggested Reading

The Story of Eames Furniture
Brimming with images and insightful text, this unique book is the benchmark reference on what is arguably the most influential and important furniture brand of our time. [more...]
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The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum
First-ever book to explore the process behind one of the greatest modern buildings in America. [more...]
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MoonFire: The Epic Journey of Apollo 11
A unique tribute to the defining scientific mission of our time, the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. [more...]
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Cars Freedom Style Sex Power Motion Colour Everything

Cars
Freedom Style Sex Power Motion Colour Everything. This lavish and beautifully designed book is the gift book for all car enthusiasts and design aficionados. [more...]
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Design Icons

Fjordfiesta Scandia Senior
by Hans Brattrud

A Norwegian furniture design classic from 1957, Scandia Senior is a comfortable high-back easy chair with a leather head cushion, on a satin swivel base. [more...]

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More Books

Case Study Houses
“It’s a huge coffee-table book, which analyses each of the houses in chronological order, with plans, sketches and glorious photographs.” [more...]
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The Eames Lounge Chair
The book examines the evolution of a design icon and places it in its cultural, historical and social context. [more...]
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The U.N. Building
Symbol of world humanitarianism, a beacon of unity after the Second World War. More than 50 years on, the 39-story building is regarded as one of the pinnacles of mid-century modernism. [more...]
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Loblolly House
Including a DVD of the film "A House in the Trees", a real-time documentary of the design, fabrication, and assembly of this amazing house. [more...]
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Desire
The Shape of Things to Come. An up-to-date comprehensive survey on furniture and object design today, showcasing the crème de la crème of designers. [more...]
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Marcel Wanders
Behind the Ceiling is the first monograph on one of the most influential, prolific and celebrated international designers today. [more...]
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How to Wrap Five Eggs
A mid-60s classic of Japanese design. Stunningly laid-out paean to traditional Japanese packaging is rife with sumptuous black and white photos of all manner of boxes, wrappers and containers that appear at once homely and sophisticated, ingeniously utilitarian yet fine and rare. [more...]
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