Tag Archive: Design

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The Noun Project

Posted on November 12th, 2012

I have a bit of an icon obsession. I love — and collect — beautifully designed simple icons ideally in black and white to use in my own projects. There’s just something so elegant about being able to convey information clearly using such a sparse visual language. I recently came across this lovely infographic animation … (More →)

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Selwyn Pullan: Photographing Mid-Century West Coast Modernism

Posted on November 6th, 2012

It’s always rewarding when a publication stands on its own two feet, complementary to but independent from any exhibition related to it. Such is the case with Selwyn Pullan: Photographing Mid-Century West Coast Modernism which was recently published to coincide with the photographer’s current solo exhibition at the West Vancouver Museum. With great sensitivity to … (More →)

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Marimekko for Finnair

Posted on November 5th, 2012

During the height of the Jet Age in the 1950s and 1960s air travel was a luxurious experience with cocktail lounges and elegant meals with real silverware — a far cry from the cattle-hearding experience we encounter today. It was not unusual for airlines to engage the services of well-known interior designers such as Dorothy … (More →)

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Herman Miller: Why Design

Posted on November 1st, 2012

The furniture design powerhouse Herman Miller is one of those rare companies that seem almost as interested in preserving their legacy and recounting the history and importance of their industry as they do in financial success. The company directs a considerable amount of resources towards self promotion and constructing and selling a narrative based on … (More →)

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Eat Me: Appetite for Design

Posted on October 31st, 2012

I recently received a copy of EAT ME: Appetite for Design, a fairly new release from the always interesting Viction:ary, and I was once again delighted with the way this Hong Kong-based firm challenges the conventions of book design. Almost nauseatingly adorable with its waffle cone exterior and bite mark corner, EAT ME(More →)

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Rio Olympic Typeface

Posted on October 26th, 2012

Even though it seems like just yesterday we were enthralled by the London Olympics, plans are moving ahead quite quickly for the next host city of the Summer Games, Rio de Janeiro in 2016. While I definitely enjoy watching the sporting events, I’m also interested in the branding and design that becomes such a huge … (More →)

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Pop Art Design

Posted on October 19th, 2012

The Vitra Design Museum in Germany puts on some of the best broad-based survey exhibitions tracing the history of design in the world. With a remarkable collection that spans the modern masters all the way to contemporary innovators, the Vitra is a rare gem and definitely a must-visit whenever you find yourself in Germany. Their … (More →)

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Wallpaper* Reigning in Russia

Posted on October 18th, 2012

While Wallpaper* may not be the cultural force that it was in the 1990s when Tyler Brûlé was at the helm, the magazine remains well worth a glance now and again. From their flashy iPad app to their limited edition handmade cover series, Wallpaper* continues to innovate in both the print and digital realms. For … (More →)


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