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  • 3D Wall Calendar

    Colour coded, typographic and functional, everything we need in a daily planer. We love the details, perfect for that busy design agency.

    Studioplaner, by Sven Winterstein, for Planolux

    Interiors: Jaime Hayon Restaurant

    In this restaurant interior for La Terraza del Casino in Madrid, Jaime Hayon has been given free reign to his very personal style — glossy, neo-baroque and real fancy.

    La Terraza del Casino, by Jaime Hayon

    Bent Aluminum Furniture from B-LINE

    B-LINE has come up with some furniture using a special manufacturing technique. The bending of 3mm thick aluminum sheets like paper, yields the origami line. The Icon bar stool (we like the name) is horizontally stackable and comes in a range of colors, for those who invest a lot of time in this activity.

    Icon Bar Stool, by Matthias Demacker, for B-LINE

    TokyoHouse

    The scale of a Japanese house is incredibly small by European or American standards. The solution is to maximize space while at the same time letting in more light and air. Three new concepts here push the boundaries for typical Tokyo lot configurations (each under 100 square meters)

    TokyoHouse, by ”Unagi” Manabu Chiba/Chiba Manabu Architects “Hata” Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Momoyo Kaijima/Ateleir Bow-Wow “Kado” Hitoshi Abe/Ateleir Hitoshi Abe. More (in Japanese): Tokyo House

    Fearless Yachts

    Fearless Yachts Launches a collection of custom luxury boats.

    28 & 44, by Porsche Design Studio, for Fearless Yachts

    Architecture: Villa on the Côte d’Azur


    An exceptional villa in the south of France by Atelier Barani. Rigorous refined monumentalism overlooking the Côte d’Azur. 

    Reminiscent of Le Corbusier and John Pawson, the massive walls and overhangs shade and help to cool the building during the summer. Perfectly proportioned horizontals, and understated simplicity on the hills overlooking Cannes.

    Villa in southern France, by Marc Barani (no company website)

    The Design Issue

    Scandinavian design has now entered the mainstream…

    Spoof, from The Onion

    Terminal 3 in Beijing

    Beijing International Airport’s Terminal 3, by Foster and Partners

    Neumann Spotted

    With regular cameos in music videos, Neumann microphones are the gold standard of recording technology.

    TLM 49, $1,500, by Neumann

    Tuck the Table Away

     

    Collapsing Table, by Caspar Schmitz, for Destalt

    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...]
    Buy it here: Amazon

    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...]
    Buy it here: Amazon

    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...]
    Buy it here: Amazon

    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...]
    Buy it here: Amazon

    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...]

    Resources

    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...]
    Buy it here: Amazon

    The Eames Lounge Chair
    The book examines the evolution of a design icon and places it in its cultural, historical and social context. [more...]
    Buy it here: Amazon

    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...]
    Buy it here: Amazon

    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...]
    Buy it here: Amazon

    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...]
    Buy it here: Amazon

    Marcel Wanders
    Behind the Ceiling is the first monograph on one of the most influential, prolific and celebrated international designers today. [more...]
    Buy it here: Amazon

    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...]
    Buy it here: Amazon

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