Design // Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Originally designed and patented in 1915 by Alexander Samuelson, a Swedish glass blower, the iconic Coca-Cola bottle first hit the market in 1916. Although Coca-Cola started in a drug store in 1886, by 1899 it had begun being bottled and had already been offered strictly as a soft drink for the decade before. The shape of the bottle was said to have been inspired by the shape of the cocoa bean. The unique grooves allowed Samuelson to patent the design and made it harder for anyone to produce and offer an imitation version of the soft drink.
Design // Saturday, May 09, 2015
Although Vico Magistretti set out to be an architect, his approach and design execution allowed him to explore more avenues than such. He would be come one of the most influential designers of his time. Magistretti made his mark by winning 2 coveted Compasso D’ Oro awards, was nominated as Royal Designer for having taught for 20 years at the Royal College of Arts, and 12 of his pieces are part of a permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Design // Friday, May 08, 2015
Partnering with the global creative community platform Talenthouse, LG has released a creative brief commissioning artists to create artwork or photography that captures the theme of their new LG G Flex2 phone, "Looking Good." Artists are asked to interpret one or all of the features of the new phone through their own artistic medium and bring it to life.
Design // Friday, April 17, 2015
Recently, Herman Miller hosted a design competition focused on the idea of a modern, mobile worker. The proposition challenged designers to create a concept that would facilitate individual work in a shared work environment. It questioned designers to think about all of the “stuff” that mobile workers need to access throughout their day and what type of product could be created to aid in their plight.
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."
Design // Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Designed by Sherwood Forlee, "Boo-boos" are sterile adhesive bandages that make your cuts & scrapes look so much worse than they really are. "The injuries depicted on these bandages are sickening and repulsive. But they're so much fun. So go ahead and slap them on and watch people gasp and gag at your laceration, burn, or infection."
Design // Wednesday, January 14, 2015
In the past few years of my professional design career I have often pondered over what it might be like to design without the modern tools I have been provided. Would I ideate, sketch, or build my concepts in the same manner? Would my way of thinking about a project be different because of the tools I utilize to create it? Would famed designers like the Eames or Le Corbusier have taken the same steps and been so dramatically influential if they were in a modern era?
Design // Monday, January 05, 2015
Welcome back to your regularly scheduled Juxtapoz.com, and happy new year. This is our last post looking at some of our favorite categories in the A'Design Awards, the Worlds' largest annual juried design competition that honors best designers, architects, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. Today, we look at interior space design, for offices, retails and exhibition design.
Design // Thursday, December 04, 2014
We have been having a great time looking through all the award winners and finalists that are part of the A'Design Awards. In summary "In a world where there are millions of products and designs launch each year, the award was born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well designed products." Today, we look at some really awesome ideas for public furniture, a great base for city planners to change the way we situate ourselves in a city.
Design // Thursday, November 20, 2014
A' Design Award & Competition is the Worlds' largest annual juried design competition that honors best designers, architects, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. The A' Design Accolades are organized and awarded internationally in a wide array of categories ranging from industrial design to architecture. Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A' Award to push them further for success.