Balance, Design, Products, Technology
July 8, 2011
Where we were this week…
1. PSFK for the post on the zero-energy E-Cube.
2. The Atlantic for their fascinating piece on Ladislav Sutnar – one of those designers you haven’t heard of but really should. Sutnar was a pioneer of information design and his work designing catalogs is seen as a precursor of web design.
3. Mashable’s story on Google+ because I am still trying to get my head around it. Looks like it will be better than Facebook but it feels underpopulated right now.
4. A/N Blog for reminding me that it is Philip Johnson’s birthday today…and for their story on his Peace Chapel which was finished after his death in 2005.
5. Metropolis Magazine for tipping us off to the cool-looking doco on design thinking.
6. Unconsumption blog for its simple iPhone holder. Drink up my friends.
7. Cool Hunting for their iPad2 case round-up.
8. French By Design for inspirational interiors.
9. Dezeen had a great story on Ariane Prin’s pencil factory – perfect pencils for your home office.
10. Core 77 will broadcast their design awards live next week from all over the globe. Not sure how it will work but it’s definitely worth checking out.
Balance, Design, Products
May 5, 2010
The Milan Furniture Fair always tosses up a a coterie of quirky designs. I’ve been pouring over the Milan coverage in preparation for my trip to New York with Herman Miller’s ICFF team. I wonder if these Slim Chips will make their way over from Europe. Designer Hafsteinn Juliusson created these flavored chips from edible paper. No idea what they taste like but they’d make an interesting mid-morning snack! Via Dezeen.
February 12, 2010
Here are five sites that caught our attention this week.
1. BLDGBLOG – I don’t know why it has taken me this long to get to this architecture and design blog. It began in July 2004 and is written by Los Angeles-based Geoff Manaugh. He reads voraciously and we all benefit. You’ll find thoughtful pieces on a huge range of topics from author Cormac McCarthy to a great little renovation done by Robert Choeff and Krystyan Keck of the Bureau of Architectural Affairs. This blog is smart and wonderfully broad. You always come away with a tasty little morsel. Where to start: His most recent quick links post. Where does Google stand on the Thai-Cambodian border at Preah Vihear Temple?
2. Living Etc. This UK magazine has a great website and it’s gallery section is fabulous. Think Domino meets Metropolitan Home with a dash of Dwell and you get the idea. Where to start? The home office gallery, of course.
3. Paul Smith While we are in the UK it make sense to stop in at Paul Smith. The designer is super talented but he’s also very tied in to an interesting creative community that he blogs about (rather incessantly). Where to start: Today with the mention of Zarigani’s Japanese graphic designers taking part in an interesting experiment. They have moved their workspace into the public arena at Smith’s Space store in Japan.
4. Dezeen This one shouldn’t come as a surprise to many of you. The online design magazine was launched in November 2006 and satisfies all us news junkies by “bringing you the best architecture, design and interiors projects from around the world before anyone else.” Love it. What more could you ask for? Where to start: Try all the news about Milan Furniture Fair …before it has actually happened.
5. Letterheady Sometimes you need inspiration for the little things that make your business tick. In the case of this extraordinary blog it’s all about letterhead. The clever writer, blogger and curator of correspondence Shaun Usher has collected an awesome amount of stationery from every corner of the globe. Where to start: Hitler’s letterhead? Thomas Edison’s rather lovely copperplate? Roy Lichtenstein fabulous 190 Bowery stationery?