in Design Observer: Main Posts

Shanghai's Avenue Queue

On Places, MIT urban historian Lawrence Vale reports on the Shanghai Expo, from the national pavilions to the media restrictions to the record-breaking queues. 

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Neville Brody Wants You

Call for submissions to the Anti Design Festival, September 18-26, London, England.

in Dezeen

Observation Tower on the River Mur by terrain:loenhart&mayr

This observation tower by Munich office terrain:loenhart&mayr rises over the river Mur at the Austrian border with Slovenia.

in Dezeen

The End of History by BrewDog

Scottish brewery BrewDog have packaged their latest range of beers inside dead animals.

in Dezeen

Dezeen x Design Association container design competition

Design competition: there’s only one week left to enter our competition with Design Association in Japan to win free exhibition space at Tokyo Designers Week Container Exhibition during T

in Dezeen

Competition: five copies of the Green Dream to be won

We’ve got together with Dutch architects MVRDV to offer our readers the chance to win one of five copies of Green Dream – How Future Cities Can Outsmart Nature, written by The Why Factory

in Dezeen

36 The Calls by Fletcher Crane Architects

British studio Fletcher Crane Architects have won a competition to design a waterside office building on the river Aire in Leeds, UK.

in Dezeen

“Alain de Botton’s modernism for the masses” - Independent

Dezeenwire: Jay Merrick on the rollout of Alain de Botton’s Living Architecture project, creating contemporary holiday homes in the UK - Independent
See also:
Houses by Peter Zumthor, MVRDV a

in Fontblog

Pro7-Chef Thilo Proff: 5. Stromberg-Staffel kommt

»Büro ist wie Achterbahn fahren, ein ständiges Auf und Ab.

in Dezeen

Snøhetta selected to design extension for San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Dezeenwire: Norwegian firm Snøhetta have been selected to design an extension to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – more details in press release below

in Dezeen

Bronze Age by Philippe-Albert Lefebvre

Canadian designer Philippe-Albert Lefebvre has created a range of fire tools by casting hand-carved branches in bronze and iron.

in Dezeen

Tape Lamp by Sylvia Pichler for Skitsch

These lamp shades wrapped in adhesive tape are by Italian designer Sylvia Pichler for design brand Skitsch.

in Boagworld

Web Design News 26/07/10

This week: Why the fold doesn't matter, big wins with quick changes and what's the best size for a search box?

in Six Revisions

Drawing the Line: 6 Things You Shouldn’t Tolerate in Projects

I was pretty proud when I netted my first clients as a freelancer. Wow! Someone is actually willing to give me their money and have me design their site?

in Smashing Magazine

What Do We Really Mean By Art?

in Dezeen

Torreagüera Vivienda Atresada by Xpiral

Spanish architect Javier Peña of Xpiral has completed two houses in Murcia, Spain, with the lower volume built from stacked ceramic wine racks.

in You the Designer

A Round-Up of Free Dirty Grunge Wallpapers for Your Desktop

Great grunge designs create beauty out of the seemingly ugly. Scratches, rust, dust and trash become part of cool, trendy, and high-impact designs.

in Dr. Web

Verlosung: The Digital Brushes Sourcebook für Illustrator-Anwender

-->In dieser Runde wird es spezieller. Zu gewinnen ist: Emily Portnois farbenfrohes Werk im Querformat für Illustrator-Anwender. 300 Royalty-free Illustrator Brushes - And How to Make Your Own.

in magCulture

Field Trip

Field Trip is a new magazine from Café Royal that celebrates analogue photography.

in Ace Jet 170

Found Type Friday #84

Dear The Rest of Europe, While I dearly love you all and recognise that you all have your merits, I love Italy most.

in SeptemberIndustry

Friday Special: Give Up Art

Design & Art Direction Give Up Art PhotographyShaun Bloodworth

in SeptemberIndustry

Thomas Birke

Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo
Photography Thomas Birke
The story behind the 6th image down (taken in Seoul) is particularly interesting:
“My last shot from Inwangsan.

in Monoscope

Benno Wissing: French landscapes of Cezanne poster

in swissmiss

Lekue – Multifunction Lid

One of the many perks of doing a houseswap is that you get to try other people’s stuff. Take the kitchen for example.

in Monoscope

Maxim Nikanorov: Cover design for Esquire Russia

The making of Willem Dafoe feature by Maxim Nikanorov, art director of Esquire Russia. Typography by Yury Gordon. Screencast at x8 speed.

in Dezeen

Plastiki Expedition boat by Exploration Architecture for Adventure Ecology

A boat made of plastic bottles designed by Exploration Architecture is nearing the end of its journey across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Sydney to highlight pollution of the seas.

in Fontblog

Die FH Würzburg-Schweinfurt stellt aus

Auch zum Ende dieses Semester lädt die Fachhochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt wieder zur Ausstellung der Semester- und Abschlussarbeiten ein.

in Monoscope

Barney Bubbles: Process show

in Dezeen

Transformations by Tjep.

This sculpture in the Netherlands countryside by Dutch designers Tjep. comprises a series of steel elements that when viewed from a certain point form the outline of a traditional farm building.

in Smashing Magazine

A Complete Guide To Tumblr

in Dezeen

Dezeentalks at [D3] Design Talents: Philippe Malouin

DezeenTV: in the next movie in our series of Dezeentalks at [D3] Design Talents young Canadian designer Philippe Malouin talks about the inspiration he finds in art and architecture and also talks us

in Boagworld

Introducing the Boagworld Book Club

Relly introduces the Boagworld Book Club. A chance to broaden your horizons and make friends too.

in Fontblog

Schriftversteigerung plus -gestaltung auf Ebay gestartet

(For our english speaking friends: Font Design Auction on eBay)
Eine E-Mail aus Leipzig erreicht mich soeben: »Wir, Simone und Anna, sind Studentinnen an der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst

in Dezeen

The Lacemaker by Tord Boontje

Dutch designer Tord Bootje presents a collection of work made with lace-making techniques from materials including grass and raffia at the Marsden Woo Gallery in London.

in Dezeen

Flatform 322 by Toby Horrocks and Kristian Aus

Architect Toby Horrocks and designer Kristian Aus have created this fold-out cardboard shop interior for the State of Design festival in Melbourne.

in Dr. Web

Arbeitsplätze synchronisieren - Tools für Digitalnomaden

-->Wer regelmäßig an mehr als einem Computer arbeitet, kennt das Problem. Lesezeichen, Passwörter und individuelle Einstellungen sind meist nicht synchron.

in Slashdot

Industrial Marijuana Farming Approved In Oakland

Trintech writes "According to MSNBC: 'The city of Oakland, California on Tuesday legalized large-scale marijuana cultivation for medical use and will issue up to four permits for "industrial" cultivat

in AIGA Design Forum: Home

Babel Revisited

What language are you? Ralph Caplan considers how languages—within design disciplines and among cultural groups—can unite and divide.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Virtue Rewarded: Design and Social Innovation Prizes

Descriptions of nine awards programs that regularly give out $100,000 for design and social innovation projects.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Wild at Heart: Tadanori Yokoo

Essay adapted from the catalog for "The Complete Posters of Tadanori Yokoo," an exhibition running through September 12, 2010, at the National Museum of Art in Osaka, Japan.

in Design Observer: Main Posts

Berkeley Appoints New Chair of Architecture

Tom J. Buresh, recently at the University of Michigan, has been appointed professor and chair of the Department of Architecture in the College of Environmental Design at Berkeley.

in Wired

Bloatware Creeps Into Android Phones

Bloatware, long a problem for PC users, is now rearing its head on Android phones.

in Wired

New at Wired Science: More Brains!

Wired Science will now be hosting The Frontal Cortex, a neuroscience blog by Wired magazine contributor and best-selling author Jonah Lehrer.

in Wired

Gallery: How to Make Guitar Newborns Look Artfully Ancient

Nailing the look and feel of a vintage guitar takes time.

in Wired

Shopworn 'Relics' Put Vintage Soul in Guitarists' Hands

If you've been down to your local blues bar recently and seen some young gun playing a beat-up 1959 Stratocaster, your eyes may have been fooling you.

in Dezeen

RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist 2010

Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome (above) is one of six projects shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2010.

in magCulture

Flipboard vs Ready-Media

Two major pieces of publishing news have been doing the rounds online today, one demonstrating the future and one a last-gasp grab for the past.

in Ace Jet 170

Out of office reply

Apologies to anyone that's commented or emailed me over the last two weeks; we've been in a forest, on top of a Tuscan hill, living with the crickets. More insects, the size of small puppies, to come.

in Experience Matters

HOW TO: Succeed as an Intern. 10 Tips for Agency Internships.

Emily Bontje | Critical Mass Calgary
A whole new crop of interns has invaded CM, across the Calgary, Toronto, and Chicago offices recently.

in Monoscope

Thiago Costa: Lagoa Multiphysics 1.0: Teaser

3D animation has come a long way in recent years, and it's now gone quite a bit further.

-> Learn more

in Dezeen

Skatepark Stuttgart by MBA/S Associates

Former European skateboarding champion and architect Matthias Bauer of MBA/S Associates has designed a skatepark and youth club in Stuttgart, Germany.

in Dezeen

Snøhetta win competition to redesign Times Square

Dezeenwire: a team led by Norwegian architects Snøhetta have won a competition to redesign Times Square in New York. See press release below.

in Dezeen

Pop Up Vaccine by Elena Figus

At the Royal College of Art graduate show in London earlier this month designer Elena Figus presented a vaccine carrier that uses evaporative cooling.

in Fontblog

Webfont-Sandkasten FontFonter

Über FontFonter.com jede Website mit Webfonts ansehen

Seit Erscheinen der ersten 1250 Web-FontFonts im Februar 2010 (siehe auch: Heute ist Webfont-Tag) äußerten Webdesigner immer wie

in magCulture


Washington Post columnist bemoans recent changes in the priorities of the newsroom. Apple sales boom includes computers, as consumers are enticed by iPhone and iPad.