The Cloud: An Interactive Lamp and Speaker System

Design // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
The Cloud is an interactive lamp and speaker system, designed to mimic a thundercloud in both appearance and entertainment. Using motion sensors the cloud detects a user's presence and creates a unique lightning and thunder show dictated by their movement.

1968: Radical Italian Furniture

Design // Wednesday, July 09, 2014
1968: ITALIAN RADICAL DESIGN is the newest project from Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s TOILETPAPER in collaboration with the famed art collector and DESTE Foundation in Athens founder Dakis Joannou.

“Archimusic” by Federico Babina

Design // Wednesday, July 02, 2014
We are always happy to see Frederico Babina’s artsy and colorful collections combing architectural elements and inviting themes. “Archimusic” is another contemporary approach to transform 27 popular songs by David Bowe, Miles Davis, Pink Floyd, The White Stripes, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart…to name a few, into graphic design. Representing the horizon with a music stanza, the composition morphs together displaying a fun illustrative building idea to represent many musicians.

Flourish by Dana Tanamachi-Williams

Design // Wednesday, June 25, 2014
You might find Dana Tanamachi-Williams listening to country music or collecting vintage packaging for inspiration while she works on any given number of projects within her newly-formed Brooklyn-based design firm. Tanamachi Studio started modestly, but now Dana is adding clients like Oprah, Time Magazine, Nike, Burton, Target, and even Google to her roster.

Oluwaseyi Sosanya's 3D Loom

Design // Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Oluwaseyi (Seyi/Shay) Sosanya, a designer and engineer whose design approach explores the territory between craft and industrial design practices, has created a loom that weaves in 3D.

Stanley Donwood for "Treasure Island" book cover

Design // Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Stanley Donwood has long been famous for his album cover and companion artwork for world famous band Radiohead, but he has been able to take his highly notable artwork for the band into a stellar fine art and design career. We hadn't seen this yet, probably because it wasn't available in the US (someone tell us if that was true), but back in 2009 or so, Donwood did artwork for the cover of a special edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island." Fantastic pairing. Design by David Pearson for White's Books.

HORT for DIE NEUE OFFENBACHER SCHULE

Design // Tuesday, June 17, 2014
We focused on Germany's HORT in our Design department in the print magazine a few months back, and their website is full of past projects and client work that is some of our favorite in contemporary design at the moment. Today we are looking at the installation and catalogue work they did for artist collective DIE NEUE OFFENBACHER SCHULE, and used files and images from their archives and computers to create an interesting visual experience.

Intergalactic Packaging

Design // Thursday, June 12, 2014
Taken from the blog LETTEROLOGY, here are some geriatric examples of toy robot packaging made in the 1950s. Illustrated by nameless artists, these packages show innovation in typography, while exhibiting the still evolving futuristic wayward thinking of space-age exploration in the form of the toy itself...

Vintage Japanese Movie Posters

Design // Wednesday, June 11, 2014
We love browsing through old movie posters, especially foreign ones. This is a few of our favorites from a recent 50watts post on vintage Japanese movie posters...

A Video About Times New Roman

Design // Thursday, June 05, 2014
This is a film about font. Times New Roman was designed for The Times in 1931 and is one of the most recognised fonts in the world. Whether you like it or not, it is not a font to be ignored. The short is part of The Unquiet Film Series which celebrates the historical and cultural impact of The Times and The Sunday Times.

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