A Temple Ice-Cube for your Whiskey?

Design // Thursday, April 09, 2015
We all remember the classic scene in Sofia Coppola's "Lost In Translation" where Bill Murray's character is on set for the Suntory Whiskey commercial. "For relaxing times, make it Suntory time." Well, in real life, Suntory is trying to make your relaxing time a little more arty. The Japanese company, according to designboom has begun to create 3D ice cubes for their newest ad campaign. 

Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design

Design // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
A major exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany sheds new light on contemporary African design. Showcasing the work of over 120 artists and designers, Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design illustrates how design accompanies and fuels economic and political changes on the continent. Africa is presented as a hub of experimentation generating new approaches and solutions of worldwide relevance – and as a driving force for a new discussion of the potential of design in the twenty-first century.

The Blade Runner Model Shop, Revisited

Design // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
I don't want to expose too much of my inner nerd to the hundreds of thousands of people who read this site every few weeks, but when I saw these images of The World's Best Ever yesterday showing the model shop and behind-the-scenes look of the sci-fi classic "Blade Runner," I started to get all nostalgic for the "magic of the movies." 

Recreating Historical Photos as Models by Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
As you will see today, we are going on model-trend. This is a pretty cool story of Swiss artists Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger taking time away from design jobs in 2012 to recreate the famous Andreas Gursky's Rhein II photograph using a "still life built completely in their studio." The end result turned into a series of models the duo created from some of the most famous photographs ever taken.

Designs by Verner Panton

Design // Monday, March 09, 2015
Considered one of Denmark's, not to mention the world's most influential 20th century furniture and interior designers, Verner Panton created innovative, funky and futuristic designs. We particularly love the "Visiona II" room he designed for an exhibition in Cologne in 1970...

Dan McPharlin's "Analog Miniatures"

Music // Monday, February 23, 2015
We've previously admired Australian artist Dan McPharlin's incredible science fiction album covers (Prefuse 73, Pretty Lights). This series of sculptures by the artist are his attempt to pay tribute to early synthesizers and analog recording equipment. Rather than replicating existing machines, the focus was on creating a revisionist history where analogue technology continued to flourish uninterrupted. Each piece was hand-made from framing matt-boards, paper, plastic sheeting, string and rubber bands.

"Tokyo With No Ads" by Nicolas Damiens

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 10, 2015
You've seen "Lost In Translation." And you probably have a friend right now in Tokyo going balls to the wall on their Instagram account taking photos of them. That's right, Tokyo is synonymous with lighted billboards, constant bombardments of advertisements, and just amazingly super-future streets. French designer, Nicolas Damiens, envisions Tokyo with no ads, sort of a Sao Paulo situation, and has created a series of Animated Gifs and photos with no ads, no logos, just blank Tokyo billboards. 

Enter your works to A' Design Awards 2015

Design // Monday, February 09, 2015
For the past few months, we have been showing you a bunch of the great entries and award-winners from the 2014 A'Design Awards, the world's largest design competition awarding best designs, design concepts and products & services. As we have said over and over, the A'Design Awards is a great chance to see both the future of progressive design, functional design, and, really, just plain really well though-out inventions. Well, today is your lucky day. We are pleased to announce the "Call to Entries" for the A' Design Awards 2015, and we hope that our readers will be excited about Lighting Products, Exhibition Design, and Packaging Design!

Interview: Frank Clegg of Frank Clegg Leatherworks

Design // Friday, January 16, 2015
Craftsman and skilled designers have becoming a rare breed in today’s consumer market. Master artisans like Frank Clegg at Frank Clegg Leatherworks set the standard for high quality and beautifully crafted products. Frank Clegg has been producing leather goods for over 40 years in Massachusetts and Juxtapoz contributor Greg Cordeiro had the privilege of asking him a few questions about his story.

A’Design Awards: The 2014 World Design Rankings

Design // Thursday, January 15, 2015
As you have seen on our site over the past month, we have been showing you some of our favorite finalists for the A'Design Awards, which is the world's largest design competition awarding best designs, design concepts and products & services. It's a great chance to see both the future of progressive design, functional design, and, really, just plain really well though-out inventions. We loved the more interior design elements to the awards, looking at museum layouts and architecture, and now A’Design Awards have published their annual World Design Rankings for 2014: the U.S. takes the top spot, followed by Turkey, Hong Kong, Italy, and Great Britain.
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