Balance, Design, Products, Technology
August 19, 2011
Where we’ve been this week…
1. Japanese Design for its coverage of architecture, furniture and object design. The fish-inspired mobile by Riki Watanabe is beautiful (below). The landing page isn’t all that inspiring – but you’ll be rewarded with minimal text and luscious photography if you click through to the stories.
2. NYC Guide by Australian interiors stylist Glen Proebstel. This guy has an eye for all things cool and now puts together a covetable newsletter – the latest issue was devoted to NYC. His blog is also worth checking out. Lots of great interior inspiration there.
3. Yatzer for the amazing workspace and home of Ricardo Bofill (below).
4. Arch Daily is always a great place to visit for new work. The Standless Steel house/shed/art work by FAS(t) architects caught my eye. The walls look like they are made of water but they are actually hung with hundreds of chains.
5. Automatism for the tour of Stefan (below) and Nicole Andrén’s Portland, Oregon home.
6.Grain Edit for the post on Brooklyn-based enourmouschampion’s workspace (below).
7. Architizer for the Hill House. An amazing white cube set on a hill overlooking Rustic Canyon in Los Angeles (below).
8. Design Notes by Michael Surtees. Surtees is the principal of Gesture Theory and this blog covers his musings on technology, design and living in NYC. I love his post on the Picasso poster made up of scan code (pic below).
9. @issue for its coverage of the cool U-Socket (below), which is a duplex AC receptacle that includes a built-in USB port. It can power any device that is capable of being charged via a 5V power adapter.
10. Print for their ‘Designing Couples’ series. I like the post on Seoul-based designers Min and Sulki Choi pictured below.
February 26, 2010
Where we’ve been this week…
1. Yatzer This online design extravaganza is lauded as much for its clean gridded design as it is for its timely content. Interior designer Costas Voyatzis launched it in 2007 with the motto “design is to share.” And the name “Yatzer”? It was his nickname as a kid. Where to start: Yatzer Fights. He takes two similar- looking pieces and you comment on which one you like best.
2. Design Spotter This is a place where designers can easily upload their work for the rest of us to enjoy. Started three years ago it has morphed from a blog roll into a megamart for all things design. It manages to be picture-driven but still packed with good information. Where to start: Their books section is excellent. You’ll find concise and well-written reviews on design and architecture books.
3. Lonny magazine Michelle Adams and Patrick Cline are the creators and editors of the online interiors magazine Lonny (London and New York). The two met in New York in 2007 at a photo shoot for Domino magazine. They’ve managed to fill the gap that Domino left when it was killed off last February. Where to start: There’s only been three issues so start at the beginning. I recommend reading it in fullscreen mode.
4. Mark Magazine Another online magazine but this one is more hardcore than Lonny. You get serious architecture and design news. Where to start: The issues go back to 2005! I tend to click and wander through looking for links I like (Atelier Bow Wow from Issue 24, Feb/Mar 2010 was my latest find).
5. Habitus Living A spin off from the Australian print publication Habitus. This online community will give you a taste of what is happening in the world of architecture and design down under. Where to start: I always go straight to the travel section for a bit of armchair R&R.