Senin, 26 November 2012

Design Year Book

Design Year Book

Christmas Gift Idea #1: Amelia Rope Chocolate Autumn/Winter Collection 2012

Posted: 26 Nov 2012 06:39 AM PST

Chocolatier Amelia Rope has just introduced her 2012 Autumn/Winter collection, comprising luxury chocolate cubes made from single-origin chocolate that has been ethically and sustainably sourced. The handmade, bite-sized pieces come in an assortment of Rope's signature award-winning flavors and also firm favorites in boxes with either 12 chocolate cubes in or 24 chocolate cubes.

Each chocolate cube is hand-wrapped and arrange in a mosaic of vibrant colors. The Collection includes Dark, Pale and Pale Sea Salt all contain inside a handmade ribboned boxes.

All the chocolate cubes are dairy free, gluten free and alcohol free. They are suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

+ Amelia Rope Chocolate

Kamis, 22 November 2012

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LetterMpress Apps for iPad & Mac

Posted: 22 Nov 2012 06:02 PM PST

While the art of traditional print making rather obsolete nowadays, LetterMpress combines the magic of printmaking and technology to allow you to make your own virtual prints on your iPad or Mac. LetterMpress gives users the experience of working with traditional letterpress wood type, art cuts, and printing press techniques. Every step of the letterpress printing process is replicated for the authentic feel and experience of traditional printing techniques. Users select and assemble vintage wood type and art images, mix colors and ink the type, select paper, and hand-crank the virtual letterpress to produce graphic designs for prints, posters, books, invitations, greeting cards, photo albums and more.

LetterMpress enables finished letterpress designs to be printed, shared via email, posted to Facebook, Photo Albums and other social media, or output to graphics applications for incorporating into larger design projects. LetterMpress offers the flexibility and image quality for professional graphic designers, and is easy enough and enjoyable for beginners to use, too.

LetterMpress for Mac and iPad are developed by mpressInteractive, LLC, a producer of mobile apps and PC platforms for the graphic design, art and publishing markets. 

+ iTunes

Vienna Playing Cards by Studio Formafantasma

Posted: 22 Nov 2012 07:03 AM PST

Millions of visitors come to Vienna every year and many of them want to take a piece of the city on the Danube home with them. In view of this, the Vienna Tourist Board held a design competition to create a new souvenir of Vienna that incorporates Vienna's contemporary side as a creative city, as seen through the eyes of other Europeans.

Studio Formafantasma with their Vienna playing cards has been elected as the Winner of jury prize. Here's what the jury view:

"A deck of cards is something that is both useful and desirable. Studio Formafantasma's deck reflects their values as designers, and the culture and history of Vienna in an unusually intelligent and sophisticated design exercise. Studio Formafantasma has reinvented something which has been used for centuries in Vienna's coffee houses. The symbolism on the cards presents a rich and nuanced portrait of the city and its history. Even if you do not understand the symbolism, the cards look so beautiful and intriguing that you will still want to own and use them. The intention of the jury was to choose a design winner by investigating the person (designer+customer), the idea, the product, the emotional process and the design aspect. Taken all these aspects into consideration the deck of cards designed by Studio Formafantasma achieved the highest points."

+ Vienna Tourist Board

Sabtu, 17 November 2012

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Janus Museum Extension by mlzd Architects

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 05:55 AM PST

The Janus Extension by mlzd Architect which won a competition in 2007, is giving the Rapperswil-Jona municipal museum a new lease of life. The existing buildings with a history of more than 700 years, consists of a guard tower, a residential and an adjacent farm building along the city wall. The new extension was carefully designed not to interrupt the charismatic town by its presence but to transcend the town into a new cultural hot spot. The new internal layout and space has satisfies all the building services and operational requirements of a modern, round the year museum operation and thus make it justified their existence. The majestic bronze facade made of TECU Bond, creating the main access point of the modern complex, which blend harmonically with the surrounding also contributes to the success of this extension project. 

+ mlzd Architects

Jumat, 16 November 2012

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Comion Jewelry by Goncalo Campos

Posted: 16 Nov 2012 05:14 AM PST

Comion Jewelry is a collection of modern jewelry design that reflect the amazing possiblities that 3D printing has to offer. A very simple and afforable acessories, despite its unusually striking shape.It is shaped to be light, using less material (for comfort and affordability), and at the same time keep the look of a product generated by a highly advanced techonological process.Its extreme elegance comes from the careful arrangement of "strokes" that give it the necessary strudiness keeping the shape to its minimal.

Designed by Goncalo Campos.

+ Goncalo Campos