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coffee cups and mugs (30 articles)
design | 10.22.12
the design is composed of a cup, saucer and spoon to create a whimsical wall-mounted lamp, blurring the boundary between art and functional design.
design | 02.08.12
the drinking vessels display a silkscreened shadow of the cup's handle onto its side, creating a subtle heart shape.
design | 07.07.11
if you're tired of your co-workers using your favorite mug, this could be your answer!
rojkind arquitectos (17 articles)
architecture | 03.02.12
new photos of the liverpool shopping center designed by rojkind arquitectos.
architecture | 11.23.11
with construction now complete, the exterior of this japanese restaurant in mexico city appears to have emerged from the ground like climbing ivy.
architecture | 09.22.11
rojkind arquitectos have designed a new shopping center for liverpool on the outskirts of mexico city.
bridges (35 articles)
architecture | 10.10.12
a community-funded bamboo bridge welcomes visitors to the green school in bali, using traditional construction methods erected over eight months.
architecture | 09.12.12
this hybrid between an inhabitable building, infrastructure and urban streetscape traverses a river, offering pedestrians a place of historical reflection and daily function.
design | 09.02.12
the pedestrian wooden bridge spans thirty-seven-feet across reaches four stories in height, linking two residential homes together.
HHD FUN (4 articles)
architecture | 11.05.12
a parametric series of fluid structures weaves in and out of the ground next to the sea, completing the collection of public buildings in rizhao.
architecture | 11.04.12
a lighting installation consisting of a bulb being suspended from arching bamboo rods creates a comfortable atmosphere to take a break from the constant movement in our lives.
architecture | 10.31.12
a fluid parametric steel structure emerges from the sand like a mechanical wave providing beach-goers with services.
tokyo design week 2012 (9 articles)
design | 11.08.12
the manufactured blistery woodland became the surreal environment for products showcased at design tide tokyo 2012.
technology | 11.07.12
these robotic ladies aren't exactly serving up food and drink. instead, four of these technologically enhanced femme fatales are
employed more as giant combat machines, operated by real bikini babes...
takeshi miyakawa (8 articles)
design | 06.04.12
should an artist be held accountable for every possible interpretation of the work, despite its original intention?' designer takeshi miyakawa, after being arrested for placing light sculptures inside shopping bags ...
design | 05.21.12
for a lighting installation designed as a tribute to new york city, the artist and designer was arrested and charged with the class D felony of reckless endangerment, placing of false bombs, and criminal nuisance
design | 12.11.11
created entirely of wax, the chandelier extinguishes itself in the process of its use. miyakawa designed the piece based on the results of nova jiang's 'creatomatic' computer program.
shoes (57 articles)
art | 10.11.12
the british duo have re-interpreted the classic dinner shoe to be lined with hundreds of dentures.
design | 10.06.12
reversing the expected location of a stiletto and insole, these 'high-toed' pumps place the foot into the location of the typical heel and the heel instead supports the user from the front.
design | 10.04.12
part bootie and biker jacket the zipper detail allows this shoe to be personalized up to six different tones.
oscar niemeyer (9 articles)
architecture | 07.26.12
upon donning a specially crafted pair of red and blue 3D glasses, viewers will witness color photographs of iconic structures constructed over the prominent career of brazilian architect, oscar niemeyer.
architecture | 03.27.11
the first project in spain by the 103-year old architect, the multidisciplinary cultural facility celebrated its grand opening this weekend in avilés, spain.
architecture | 12.20.10
a year after its official inauguration, the european commission is wondering why the
auditorium at ravello (italy) designed by famous brazilian architect oscar niemeyer, is still not in use.
kibisi (11 articles)
design | 10.30.12
the folding X component which aids in extending and collapsing the
desk's height is based-off mechanical principals used in
carjacks and ironing boards, making it easy to accommodate various working positions.
design | 10.30.12
one of scandinavia’s most influential cross-disciplinary design groups, KiBiSi creates everything from furniture and household objects to bicycles, aircraft and signature products for clients worldwide.
design | 09.16.12
the suspended lamp fixture hides its low energy bulb using a four-component enclosure system
that formally resembles the 'good-old' incandescent light bulb.
akihisa hirata (16 articles)
architecture | 08.20.12
a continuous loop which has been contorted to fill the interior space of the architectural foundation in london forms an experiential installation of the japanese architects' recent projects.
design | 04.18.12
the conceptual architectural project uses existing and prototype technologies, transforming solar cells into leaves, batteries into fruits, and lights into 'blossoms' in a 'miniature ecosystem'. 'photosynthesis' is ...
design | 03.01.12
designed for installation at interni during milan design week 2012, the photovoltaic panels are meant to fill the gap between nature and man-made materials.
sound art (7 articles)
technology | 10.24.12
the interactive sound installation leads to the rediscovery of a perceptible contact with recorded instrumentals.
art | 05.19.12
the moving, audio-responsive work is comprised of two fan-like sculptures situated across a small room from one another-- the reverberations of their emitted tones move the other in a ceaseless loop.
art | 03.29.12
the acoustic and optical archway is a massive stringed musical instrument-- its music produced from the interaction of the wind with the sculpture's steel pipes and strings.
alphabet (39 articles)
art | 10.30.12
the experimental font is created with a magnifying glass and sunshine.
design | 09.04.12
graphic design moves beyond the realm of 2D with typography born from injecting bubble wrap blisters with colored fluid.
technology | 08.23.12
the app simulates parametric typography in real-time, manipulating type kinetically allowing a user to manually change the size, kerning, letter spacing, offset and tilt in an interactive format.
A2-TYPE (2 articles)
design | 05.02.12
designboom spoke to henrik kubel of A2-TYPE to discuss their graphic projects and specialization in typography.
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