Monthly Archives: February 2014

Viewpoint Floating Platform by AOR

Happy Friday, check out this innovative landscape installation in London, a floating platform in Camley Street’s Natural Park, commissioned by the Finish Institute in London and designed by Erkko Aarti, Arto Ollila and Mikki Ristola (AOR). The concept/inspiration behind it was taken from the rocky sanctuaries and small islands traditionally found in the Scandinavian Peninsula. […]

The Plumen 002

East London brand Hulger launched a second design of low energy design light bulbs that don’t look like a spring. The Plumen 002 Their first award winning light bulb Plumen 001 its still one of our favorites.

The Quartz Armchair

Greek design studio CTRLZAK collaborated with Davide Barzaghi to create the Quartz Armchair, guess where the concept came from by? yup..Quartz. Read the designers description: “Nature with its’ astonishing perfect geometry has always been the primary source of inspiration for most forms of creative projects. QUARTZ is a system that couples two-dimensional pentagonal and hexagonal […]

Portfolio Review for Students!

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain exposure to professionals in the Bay area, and improve your portfolio. More information to follow! RSVP to Julianne Malnick    

Jeff Koons Designs a Yacht

Jeff Koons most know for his balloon dog sculptures, was commissioned by art collector Dakis Joannou to design a yacht, a 115 feet long floating piece of art that will make any sailor stop and look. The designers biggest project to date was inspired by British naval camouflage from World War I, featuring bright and […]

Door Reinvented!

Austrian artist Klemens Torggler, reinvents the mechanism of a chair using a folding and pivoting system to collapse and roll inside, how cool is that? Torggler‘s Evolution Door folds into four triangular sections that collapse in on themselves and turn round before straightening back up into a rectangle.   Images Source:

Student Design Challenge

The Sherwin‐Williams® STIR® Student Design Challenge is back for 2014! Categories: Residential design and commercial design Requirements: Each entry must use a minimum of three Sherwin‐Williams colors of the student’s choice. Students may enter as individuals or as a design team. First prize: $2,500 and a feature in STIR magazine! Timing: Contest is open for entries March 1–April 15, 2014 How to enter: Go to for details.

Vertical Gardens in Spain

Vitoria-Gasteiz’s Palacio de Congresos Europa had a beautiful makeover with living walls that connect the building to the city’s surrounding landscapes. Spanish design firm Urbanarbolismo was in charge of the design, they used about 33,000 native plants that have been embedded into this vertical garden.  How is that for Landscape Design? A river-like metal rod construction runs across the […]

Monday Morning Photos (Retail Therapy)

For today’s Monday Morning Photo(s) we  have an amazing retail space in Milan, the “Who*s Who” boutique designed by Italian designer Fabio Novembre, it has a great use of materials, the glass silhouettes of males and female figures reaching out to each other across the tiled floor creates a great visual design as you walk […]

AAU Fashion Show Live!

Dont miss AAU’s School of Fashion at New York Fashion Week, tonight at 8PM EST/ 5PM PST  Click here to watch live