Spaceship Inspired Cat Beds Are A Thing Now

September 21, 2018 Erin 0

  MYZOO have created a line of modern cat beds named the ‘Spaceship Series’. The series, which includes three different cat beds, makes use of large domes that allow the cats to see the environment around them, and at the same times, makes them feel secure.   The three designs include one that can be […]

Hundreds Of Bow-Tie Shaped Aluminum Pieces Make Up This New Sculpture In Portland

September 21, 2018 Erin 0

  Los Angeles based artist Rob Ley, has created ‘Ambiguous’, a new modern sculpture that sits in front of the Education Center at Oregon Zoo in Portland. The conceptual approach for this public artwork is based on the Education Center’s interpretive theme that “small things matter,” particularly how many small parts contribute to a whole. […]

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Explore Amos Rex and its inaugural exhibition by TeamLab in 360-degree videos

September 19, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Take a tour of the recently opened Amos Rex art museum by JKMM Architects and the opening exhibition by Japanese art collective TeamLab in this pair of 360-degree videos filmed by Dezeen in Helsinki. Amos Rex, which opened last month, is a renovation of the Lasipalatsi, a functionalist building from the 1930s. JKMM Architects upgraded the structure and added a set of

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This Architect Built A Home Office Out Of A Shipping Container

September 13, 2018 Erin 0

  After working out of his home for many years, Canadian architect Randy Bens has designed a new office for himself and his employees. Randy explains, ‘The goal was to have the benefits of working from home, while having an independent space for staff, a place to conduct meetings with clients and contractors, and to […]

A.Human debuts body-morphing accessories at New York Fashion Week

September 7, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Body adornments that create alien-like appendages such as skin growths and webbed fingers feature in new fashion brand A.Human’s collection, which is currently on show in a nightmarish exhibit for New York Fashion Week. A.Human debuted the body-morphing designs earlier this week, as part of an immersive installation opened to coincide with the citywide event.

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Light Wave – A Modern Cabana, Swimming Pool, And Landscape By Harley Graham Architects

September 5, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by David Taylor   Harley Graham Architects have designed ‘Light Wave’, a backyard landscape, pool, and cabana project, that has views of Byron Bay in Australia.   Photography by David Taylor The architects wanted to create a sculptural cabana design, as it sits beside a prominent public walkway called ‘The Lighthouse Walk’. The architects […]

Warrior One yoga studio uses textured surfaces to reference the nearby sea

September 5, 2018 Katie de Klee 0

Design studio Golden has incorporated a textured sisal ceiling and a muted palette of colours to create a connection to the sea, for Warrior One’s second yoga studio in Melbourne. The ocean and the coastline informed the materials and colour palette in the interior of the yoga studio in the coastal suburb of Mordialloc. Golden aimed to create

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Studio Schicketanz Have Designed A Modern Dog House With A Green Roof

September 4, 2018 Erin 0

  California architecture firm Studio Schicketanz have designed the “Dog Dream House”, that features wood construction, a green roof, and storage for toys.   The front wall of the dog house can be opened for easy cleanup, and inside there’s a soft rubberized surface (similar to that found in children’s playgrounds), a solar-powered fan to […]

“Every interpretation is legitimate, even the most critical” says Christo of his artworks

August 16, 2018 Calum Lindsay 0

In our second exclusive video interview with Christo, the artist looks back at some of his most ambitious projects and claims that all critical responses to them are valid. Working with his late partner Jeanne-Claude, Christo has been producing large-scale installations since the 1960s, provoking a variety of interpretations and critical reactions. “Many people have

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Gaudute Zilyte Has Designed The REDDOT Armchair

August 9, 2018 Erin 0

  Lithuanian designer Gaudute Zilyte, has created REDDOT, a modern armchair, whose main intention is the appearance of a bright 2D projection within the piece.   The seat, made from an elastic material, tightens as the person sits down, allowing the chair to adapt to the weight of the person, and therefore creating a comfortable […]

Board & Vellum Have Designed A Backyard Reading Retreat In Seattle

August 8, 2018 Erin 0

Photography by Andrew Giammarco Photography   Architecture and design studio Board & Vellum, have created a backyard reading retreat that’s surrounded by outdoor seating, a firepit, a hot tub, and a new backyard shed.   Photography by Andrew Giammarco Photography The reading retreat is exactly that, a space for the homeowners and their guests to have a […]

MAD transforms Japanese mountain tunnel by adding mirrors, a spa and a lake

August 8, 2018 Amy Frearson 0

Architecture studio MAD has created five installations inside the Kiyotsu Gorge Tunnel, a mountain viewpoint in Japan’s Niigata Prefecture, including a lake framed by mirrors and a foot bath in a wooden dome. Beijing-based MAD was invited to transform the decades-old tunnel for the Echigo-Tsumari Triennale 2018, which creates both temporary and permanent artworks across 200

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Scottish design is not all “tartan and tourist tat” says curator of Made in Glasgow exhibition

August 8, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

An exhibition has opened in Glasgow showcasing the best of contemporary Scottish design. Curator Stacey Hunter talks Dezeen through her highlights, which include a raincoat printed with hand-drawn weather symbols and silk scarves depicting the lovers of Ettore Sottsass. Made in Glasgow by Local Heroes is an exhibition and shop displaying work by over 20 designers and

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The Nolla Cabin Becomes A Small Home On An Island In Finland

August 1, 2018 Erin 0

  Finnish renewable energy company Neste has created the Nolla cabin, a prototype of a zero emission housing you can erect anywhere – with no traces left behind. The Nolla (zero) cabin, designed by Finnish designer Robin Falck, is located just outside Helsinki city center, on Vallisaari island.   The cabin has been built from […]

Erez Mor Uses Knitted Balls To Create A Soft Seating System

July 31, 2018 Erin 0

  Israeli sculptor and industrial designer Erez Mor, has created the ‘Bubbles’ soft seating system, made from a collection of knitted balls joined by a connector. The soft seating system, which was inspired by ball pits, has three different ball sizes, and by moving the balls, you can change the way the system is used […]

See How Studio Floris Wubben Make Their Lamp ‘Crystal Twist’ Using Torn Corian

July 31, 2018 Erin 0

  Studio Floris Wubben, in collaboration with Baars & Bloemhoff, have designed and devevloped the ‘Crystal Twist’ collection, that’s made using HI-MACS acrylic stone. Acrylic stone is normally used for sleek surfaces, like kitchen counters, however Floris Wubben has used it to produce lamps with a twisted, raw, and more organic appearance. During the design […]

Kanye West albums illustrated as houses by Amaory B Portorreal

July 30, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Kanye West’s discography is portrayed as a set of architectural illustrations in this series by designer Amaory B Portorreal. Portorreal embarked on the project to visualise each of West’s albums as houses after the rapper announced his Yeezy Home venture in May 2018. The first project from the arm of Yeezy fashion label is expected

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Belgian Pavilion promotes a “more interesting” Europe to counter rising nationalism

July 26, 2018 India Block 0

Belgium’s Venice Biennale pavilion is being used as a forum for debate about the future of Europe, in a bid to prevent the continent becoming further divided. For the duration of the Venice Architecture Biennale, visitors are invited to take a seat within the bright blue amphitheatre that fills the building and consider the various issues

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This Triple Bunk Bed Was Designed With Storage And Stairs

July 23, 2018 Erin 0

  Based in Brooklyn, New York, Casa Kids is a design company that creates and manufactures children’s furniture and custom rooms, and such example of this is their latest project, a bunk bed for three children.   The narrow triple bunk bed has been created with three separate beds, each giving the children their own […]