2012 London Olympic Stadium

Editors & text by admin
04/05/2011

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by Populous

Construction on London 2012’s Olympic stadium is now complete by the design practice, Populous. Started in May 2008, the 80.000-seat stadium has grown over the past three years from its foundations into one of the most remarkable buildings on London’s eastern skyline. The final piece of turf was laid on March 29th at an event attended by ODA – Olympic Delivery Authority – Chairman, John Armitt. (read more…)

1 Star 17 votes
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One Big Family

03/31/2011

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Esperienza Italia 150 by ARC’s

In order to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Italian Unity, Nutella has commissioned ARC’s design studio to conceive a limited edition – Esperienza Italia 150 – capable of expressing the soul of Italian excellence. (read more…)

1 Star 17 votes
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Screw Art

Editors & text by admin
03/29/2011

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by Andrew Myers

Andrew Myers’ Screw Art is the eye-popping result of a painstaking and multi-step process. From a plywood panel overlaid with phone book pages, he creates three-dimensional portraits by making use of thousands of screws, which are fastened in holes that were previously drilled to outline his works. (read more…)

1 Star 23 votes
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Generating Ideas

03/24/2011

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T-box Concept by Qian Jiang & Ale Leonetti Luparini

Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy, such as using turbines to make electricity, mills for mechanical power, pumps for pumping water or drainage, or sails to propel ships. Wind energy, as an alternative to fossil fuels, is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation, and already represents about 2% of worldwide electricity usage. (read more…)

1 Star 10 votes
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Catalyst Shelf

03/22/2011

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by Jiyoung Seo

“My shelves aim to invite the user to interact with its form. They utilize various ‘play signals’ that engage the user to touch, feels, and react to the object”, says Jiyoung Seo, a design student at HDK School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The Catalyst is a little shelf with a flap of silicon to keep books in place. Furthermore, Jiyoung’s creation can also be used as a bookmark by slotting a book over the flap. (read more…)

1 Star 13 votes
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Sweet Dreams

03/21/2011

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Story Tent Light by Hong Ying Guo

The designer Hong Ying Guo has blent good old “ingredients” to conceive an infallible soporific effect. The Story Tent Light is the product of the combination between a nice bedtime story and a pleasing nightlight. (read more…)

1 Star 10 votes
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Fire & Furniture

03/17/2011

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Ausgebrannt by Kaspar Hamacher

German for “burnt out”, Ausgebrannt is the name of the project run by the Belgian designer, Kaspar Hamacher, who makes stools from wooden logs by setting them on fire. The main idea consists in stripping bark from the logs then burning away certain sections to create legs.

Hamacher’ stools were displayed on circular landings at the Biologiska museum in Stockholm as part of “20 Designers at Biologiska”. (read more…)

1 Star 16 votes
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