Tag Archive: Design

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Windows of New York

Posted on February 22nd, 2013

I recently came across Windows on New York, a striking website by graphic designer Jose Guizar that explores an often overlooked aspect of New York City’s architecture — windows. To capture the beauty in these forms, Guizar creates a weekly illustration that is displayed on the site. These simple illustrations are so evocative of … (More →)

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Blue Weather App

Posted on February 13th, 2013

I’ve written about my obsession with weather apps here before but I felt compelled to share my latest favourite, Blue by Oak. With a design even more pared down than my previous go-to app, Minimeteo, Blue provides an hourly forecast for your current location in colour-coded bars based on temperature, humidity and sunrise/sunset. It’s a … (More →)

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Pentagram’s New York Parking Signs

Posted on February 6th, 2013

Pentagram is one of those rare design firms that have had a significant and discernable influence on the way we view visual culture. I’m a sucker for good signage and I love the firm’s revamping of the formally confusing and poorly designed New York City parking signs. We often take for granted urban signage but … (More →)

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Cut & Shut

Posted on January 25th, 2013

I’ve always been obsessed with the 1980s as it was such a schizophrenic period in cultural history. I pretty much read everything written on the art, design or music of the era so I was thrilled to discover that a book has been recently released that examines the history of Creative Salvage — an important … (More →)

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Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show

Posted on January 21st, 2013

Stefan Sagmeister, enfant-terrible of the design world, has been feted with a solo exhibition organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania that has travelled to Toronto and opened at The Design Exchange earlier this month. I really wish I was in Toronto right now to have the opportunity to view … (More →)

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V&A New Furniture Gallery

Posted on December 5th, 2012

Charles and Ray Eames, Storage Unit, 1949-50

The inimitable Victoria & Albert Museum in London has recently opened a new permanent furniture gallery devoted to displaying both historical and contemporary objects that collectively narrate a history of furniture design. The gallery includes more than 200 mainly British and European pieces on permanent display which represent … (More →)

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Adhocracy

Posted on November 30th, 2012

A new exhibition currently on view as part of the Istanbul Design Biennial explores the possibility that we are undergoing a third industrial revolution that will dramatically alter the way that goods are produced and consumed. Curated by Domus editor Joseph Grima, this expansive exhibition includes work by a host of international designers who are … (More →)

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Oscar Niemeyer for Converse

Posted on November 14th, 2012

While the fusion of fashion and architecture is hardly novel, I must admit that I was rather surprised to hear about the collaboration between Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and Converse. Niemeyer, the 104-year-old modern master, teamed up with the historic American shoe company to reinterpret five of Converse’s classic designs. The limited edition collection features … (More →)


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