Architect Joe Chikamori of 07BEACH has outdone himself when it comes to producing a pet-friendly home. In the span of only 49 days, the architect was able to redesign his friend’s Vietnam-based residence by installing several modern features. The most interesting installation: a separate staircase for his friend’s small dogs. When deciding what to change during the planning stage, Chikamori’s priority was to make the house comfortable for the entire family—furry friends and all. Continue reading »
After Facebook assumed the former Sun Microsystems complex in Palo Alto in 2011, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg set out to find an architect capable of handling a grand design for its main main headquarters building. Zuckerberg chose world famous architect Frank Gehry for the job. At more than 435,000 square feet, spread across 22 acres, the new building dips and rises from 45 to 73 feet. It is built above a surface-level parking lot with a massive rooftop green space that resembles a park more than a small corporate outdoor garden. Continue reading »
Decorated gnomes designed by celebrities including Elton John, are displayed at Chelsea Flower Show in London, England. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has lifted a ban on gnomes for this year only and they will be auctioned off as part of the ‘Chelsea Centenary Appeal’ to raise funds for the RHS Campaign of School Gardening. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Cast aside those big headphones – the future of professional earphones stands before you. Sleek with full sound and emphasizing innovation over redundancy, the NS600 Crush is in a class by itself. Possessed of a cutting-edge Dual Dynamic drivers set-up, the sound quality must be heard to be believed.
A must-have for any traveling DJ!
The NS600 Crush was designed with one objective in mind: to rise head and shoulders above the competition.
The Crush’s unique Dual Dynamic technology features two drivers per earphone, creating a tweeter + woofer set-up that delivers a superior full-range sound complete with impressive highs, compelling mids and an exceptionally full and rich bass. If you’re serious about your music, then this is the earphone for you. Continue reading »
Kenji Ekuan co-founded the design firm G.K. Design in Tokyo in 1952. The same guy who designed the bullet train and Yamaha motorcycles.
The Platu is a unique and functional object of design, specifically for use as an olive oil dish for tasting with bread. Consisting of two complementary parts, the organic and expressive design of the Platu is inspired by the fluidity of olive oil and the purity of the olive tree. The white colour is not only a reference to the purity of this tree, a symbol of ancestral heritage, it is also intended to highlight the different colours and densities of the olive oil. The square base, glazed black, frames and enhances the white form, emphasising the design. The Platu is a 100% portuguese project created by designer Miguel Pinto Félix. Continue reading »
Jessica Walsh is a multidisciplinary designer living and working in NYC. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines and books, and won design awards from the Type Directors Club, Art Directors Club, SPD, Print, Graphis, among others. She has been named Computer Arts magazines “Top Rising Star in Design”, an Art Directors Club “Young Gun”, and Print Magazines “New Visual Artist”. She has worked with studios such as Sagmeister Inc, Pentagram Design and Print Magazine, and freelances for a variety of clients such as the The New York Times, AIGA, Computer Arts & I.D. Magazine, and Technology Review. Continue reading »
Hao Jinxi, designer of the mock-up of a tank, sits in the model at a factory of Hangzhou Junshi Railway Equipment in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province August 12, 2011. The tank model, which would be placed in an amusement park in Inner Mongolia, was the first military vehicle made by Hao Jinxi, owner of the company which typically manufactures train models for scenery spots and film companies. Hangzhou Junshi Railway Equipment is also looking into making more tank models in future to expand their business, according to local media. (REUTERS/Lang Lang)
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