Having been an avid TeuxDeux user since it launched it makes me very happy to hear they are taking it to the next level. Sure this means they are going to start charging a subscription fee, but they aren’t just starting to charge for an already existing product. The whole TeuxDeux team worked over the last few months to rebuild the entire app from the ground up and make an entirely new iPhone app. It is one of the greatest apps available and is run by super talented and amazing group of individuals right here in Brooklyn.
Boquébière Microbrewery has some really beautiful new labels from Output Design. The packaging features some really nice classic vernacular that hints at the area where the beer is made and bottled.
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I think we can all agree, everyone loves superheroes. Therefore these postcards designed by Forma & Co are amazing. Bold colors, distinct minimal illustrations of superheroes and some really nice print work. Definitely going to have to get my hands on some of these.
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Berlin based illustrator Heather Gatley has portfolio brimming with vibrant works which show her skills of draftsmanship, shade and coloring as well as interesting hand drawn typography. She creates work through a combination of handmade techniques and digital processes, which include pencils, inks, collage and paint to create these layered illustrations.
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All Design’s London office is in a refurbished Victorian era dairy in Battersea at 33 Parkgate Road. They share this building with a whisky distillery, a boxing gym, a slow food kitchen, an Arabic art gallery, and a bar. Recently All Design created an awesome custom wayfinding system to help visitors navigate the meandering walkways and halls that lead from the car park in to all the different spaces within.
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This has to be one of the coolest coffee shops I have ever seen. Part coffee shop ,part farm, and festival hub this popup at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival was designed by Hassell. The Coffee Farm consists of 120 plants and is constructed of recycled palettes, shipping containers and is interspersed with great info graphics enlightening visitors about coffee growth and production.
On a previously unoccupied lot in the residential Croix-Rousse neighborhood of Lyon. Designed by Tectoniques the DI-VA House was completely prefabricated offsite and went up in under a week. The open staircase and the open atrium style first floor give the house a nice airy open plan feeling even though the footprint of the house is compact.
Christoph Niemann is by far one of my favorite illustrators. The simplicity and ingenuity that his work overflows with is always fascinating and inspiring. When I bumped into this Petting Zoo picture book app he created for the Design Indaba I was of course immediately engrossed. Each animal has a few different gestures which provoke interesting movement, sound and transfiguration in to the cute little critters. It is a $1.99 so for those of you who aren’t overly enthused you may want to just settle for watching the video.
The internet is a constant deluge of content, updates, and information. Once in a while these rare people and sites part the waters and distinguish themselves by doing outright good. Matt Dimmer is one such web prophet. Dimmer recently launched The Extra Mile a nonprofit, which allows people to donate their frequent flyer miles to people who need to visit terminally ill loved ones with cancer. Check it out and if you have a few or even a bunch of excess miles, share the love.
I think just about every New Yorker is aware that for the past several years the MTA has been tunneling beneath the length of second avenue. This collection of images is an amazing, and rare journalistic look at what they are doing below our feet. One of the most captivating parts of these images is the technology that made them possible. All of the shots were taken on a Nikon D4 at between ISO 3200 – 5000. This simply would have been impossible to achieve just a few short years ago. View the entire collection of images over on Flickr.
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More often than not I find the simplest ideas to be the best. They seem to cut through all the misconceptions of what a website or web application need to be. The Maker Map is a most prime example. It is an open source mapping project with the goal of creating a comprehensive database of the “makers” of the world. A maker can be anyone from a fabricator to an architect and everyone in between, next to or near.
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A little more than a month after returning from an amazing two week ski trip in Colorado I am missing the crisp dry mountain air and the fresh local suds. Part of my trip was spent in and around Aspen and I imbibed more than my fair share of beer from Aspen Brewing Company’s fine offerings. So last week when I stumbled upon some great designs for them by Jeremy Elder you can imagine how all my great memories from my trip came pouring back. The bottle designs pictured here are for two special edition releases from ABC, their Temerity barrel-aged series and some of their seasonal offerings.
With a custom latis structure protecting the front, Casa Sifera is modernism and minimalism in all their glory. Open and airy while balancing that with deliberate privacy in certain rooms, areas and even angles. The structure was designed by Spanish architecture firm Josepcamps Olgafelip and was photographed by Pedro Pegenaute.
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Credited with being one of the forces that shaped how we view 20th century design, Irving Harper is an industrial designer and artist. The Why Design series by Herman Miller recently posted a video interview with Harper talking about his paper sculptures and his innate need to create. His paper sculptures range from masks and other African art references, to models that demonstrate complex architectural engineering concepts. One of my favorite statements made by Harper in the video was on the subject of sketching and how he never does it. Instead he envisions the end result and constructs it in his head and then goes directly to the creating the finished piece in paper. “All you have to do is sit down, cut paper out, and score it, bend it, and glue it.” Harper says, which demonstrates his immense modesty and also illustrates how his mind is able to solve problems in paper.
Definitely check out the rest of the Why Design series, which features some of the greatest designers and creatives both contemporary and past.
Pencils are often the disposable cousin of the pen for many people. Conversely the Cluth Pencil by German company Fürst are durable clean graphite stick pencils. The bright colors remind me of the Swiss colored pencils of my child hood from CARAN d’ACHE. One of my favorite features is a sharpener integrated into the push-button.
Kyle Miller is a serious talent distinguishing himself in the LA design scene. His recent work for social startup Grouper Social Club is a clean and fun demonstration of his skills in brand identity and art direction. The collateral he designed for them is also a really nice extension of his awesome type and icon elements.
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These new lighting designs by David Weeks were recently on display at the Ralph Pucci showroom here in New York along with some of his other new work. I am particularly infatuated with these amazing futuristic chandeliers. There is an undeniable reference to aviation design and the way other winged creatures float through the skies.
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Architects Cornelius + Voge have a portfolio of work that is packed full of projects ranging from insightful urban planning to comfortable innovative residential solutions. Of course the house they designed for themselves is a very comfortable simple space with subtle details which really make space.
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The concept behind this ultra minimalist rocking chair was to embody the look and feel of relaxation. When I relax I personally feel a little more amorphous or at least less rigid. That aside the design by Purpose Inc. is really beautiful and the profile view almost resembles the floor plan of an oddly shaped building.
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