Selasa, 26 Februari 2013

Design Year Book

Design Year Book

Ronaldo Fraga for Tok & Stok

Posted: 26 Feb 2013 02:23 PM PST

Brazillian fashion designer Ronaldo Fraga collaboration with furniture retailer Tok & Stok has seen two new collections of prints on a wide range of products, from cushions to lampshades and tableware.

The Croquis prints were inspired by the designer's own sketches for his fashion collections, while Flores para vocĂȘ pays homage to Brazilian singer and songwriter Noel Rosa. 

+ Tok & Stok

Senin, 25 Februari 2013

Design Year Book

Design Year Book

Tantangan Villa by Word of Mouth

Posted: 25 Feb 2013 07:10 AM PST

"Villa Tantangan" is a single family residence located in Nyanyi Beach, a private and secluded beach on the west coast of Bali. Overlooking the Indian Ocean to the west and a natural river system to the north, the layout of the villa attempts to capture these spectacular views wherever possible, and really connect the interior spaces with the natural environment. With such spectacular location, Bali-based design firm Word of Mouth was to create a house that truly connected with its surroundings.

The design followed the concept of creating a 'Landscaped Architecture', whereby the boundaries between the natural and built environments become blurred. This became an important mechanism in establishing not only connections between the natural and built environments, but also between these environments and the building's inhabitants. The design utilizes a layout whereby the buildings are formed around the central courtyard, creating intimate internal spaces between the buildings, and more open spaces towards the perimeter. The buildings are situated on different levels of the land and are treated like giant planter boxes, each with a roof landscaped by either natural vegetation or ponds. In doing so the architecture not only sits sensitively on the land, but actually becomes part of it. The planter boxes also provide cooling effects to the spaces below and assist with rainwater collection. Because of the remote location of the project, it was important that the Villa could operate self -sufficiently. To achieve this, a number of green systems and design approaches were adopted. The splitting of building forms created natural ventilation through the site, as well as through each individual building; effectively cooling the spaces and reducing the strain on the system of solar panels and batteries.

The material palette is largely comprised of natural and locally sourced materials, meaning that not only could local suppliers and artisans be supported by this initiative, but also that the carbon footprint of the building could be further reduced. In adopting this approach the material palette becomes a true reflection of the building's location, further blurring the line between the architecture and its landscape.

+ Word of Mouth

Kamis, 21 Februari 2013

Design Year Book

Design Year Book

52 Aces Limited Edition by Poker Deck

Posted: 20 Feb 2013 11:03 PM PST

52 Aces poker deck by Zeixs is a deck with 52 extremely different design cards from 52 international designers. The basic idea was to have a distinctive style design card by an international designer or illustrator in their distinct style.

Then the unique ensemble, in which a variety of illustrations in many styles come together to form an interesting compendium, was to be presented in high-quality packaging and sold in a limited edition of 999 copies.

52 Aces Limited edition poker deck is a reddot design award winner.

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Rabu, 20 Februari 2013

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Design Year Book

Swatch Kidrobot Watch

Posted: 20 Feb 2013 07:35 AM PST

Swatch has collaborate with Kidrobot to create a collection of eight Kidrobot watches for Swatch with each come with a complimentary Dunny.

Dunny is Kidrobot's iconic and highly collectible bunny-like vinyl toy, offering a customizable canvas for artists. Eight artist from various background: Gary Baseman, Jeremyville, Frank Kozik, Joe Ledbetter, MAD, Tara McPherson, SSUR, and Tilt have contributed their unique interpretation of Swatch's Kidrobot Gents and its accompanying 3-inch (7.6 cm) Dunny.

+ Swatch

Selasa, 19 Februari 2013

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The Empire Strikes Back | Behind the Scenes

Posted: 19 May 2012 02:23 AM PDT

Excellent images of behind the scenes of the movie The Empire Strikes Back 108 Yeeeeee The Empire Strikes Back | Behind the Scenes released these behind the scenes photographs to mark the Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back movie, . Each of the images were pulled from the The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back book released in 2011. These certainly some really nostalgic photos!

Kamis, 07 Februari 2013

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Design Year Book

Valentine's Gift Idea: Petit Bouque by Marc Chagall

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 07:22 AM PST

Flower inspired artist Marc Chagall's painting, the Petit Bouquet is a highly desirable gift that fits very well as a Valentine's gift idea for the loved one.

The slender outlines and splashes of colour in Petit Bouquet epitomise Chagall's distintive style of painting. Bursting from canvas with great energy, Chagall's flowers seem to shower the lovers in a spray of bright pink confetti.

Petit Bouquet (estimated £8,000 – 12,000) is one of the two flower paintings auctioned by Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art sale last Tuesday.

Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street and Knightsbridge; and a further three in the UK regions and Scotland. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Connecticut in the USA; and Germany, France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Australia. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and appraisal services in 60 specialist areas.

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Portable Milk Dispenser for Infants by LemonYellow

Posted: 07 Feb 2013 06:20 AM PST

One of the Best of Korea Design, the portable milk dispenser for infants is an effective device that ease the process of feeding babies by conveniently and accurately dispensing a certain amount of formula into a nursing bottle.

The milk dispenser consists of three parts- the bottle, middle case and lower case- and a cap each for the bottle and lower case. with a capsule form, each parts are made to assemble easil and through rotation and up-down movements, the powder is dispensed and the amount is adjusted.

The portable formula milk dispenser is designed by Korea-based LemonYellow.

 + LemonYellow