In the magazine this month, Paul Makovsky writes about the Utah teapot–the world’s first complex 3-D model, which, in the years since its design in 1975, has often been used as an inside joke among digital animators. The teapot has made its way into Pixar’s Toy Story, an episode of The Simpsons (above), and a video by the Norwegian synth-pop…
‘Tis the season for new graphic identities, apparently. Already this month, three institutions–the Art Directors Club, Chrysler, and the New York Public Library– have unveiled updated logos. Here’s a quick look at the changes. . → . Art Directors Club Trollbäck + Company’s new design spells out the 89-year-old organization’s name inside a bold pink rectangle–a major departure from Paula…
The parking garage is the Rodney Dangerfield of building types, the troubled snag in the urban fabric, the Gordian Knot of design. But for all the ugly-red-haired-stepchild car parks of the world and the many generic, bunker-like auto warehouses, there are also stunning examples of man-and-machine triumph that incorporate both function and aesthetics. And they are about to be celebrated…
The designer of a politically-charged pair of rimless eyeglasses moves on to weightier issues.
You can watch the entirety of the magazine’s day-long ICFF conference from the comfort of your desk.
New Yorkers should catch Ernesto Neto’s massive dino-themed installation before it closes this Sunday.
The Argentinian artist’s space-architecture installation is being shown in its entirety for the first time.
In her latest exhibition, the Danish artist Helle Mardahl seems hopelessly drawn to extremes.
One last show-and-tell report from the 2009 International Contemporary Furniture Fair
One writer’s opinionated take on the 2009 International Contemporary Furniture Fair
The first big-ticket exhibition on the London fashion designer opened last week.
Michael Silver’s new audio software liberates bricklayers from their paper plans.
Karten Design finds a novel way to shine a light on the global economic slowdown.
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The Sears Modern Home celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and it raises some questions about the modern prefab movement.
Floris Hovers’s ArcheToys are now available is the United States.
Charles Lee is using nature to inspire his designs even as he marches into digital territory. The 2008 Next Generation runner up will be presenting his paper “ The Thermal Organism and Architecture” at the Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture’s (ADACIA) conference, Silicon + Skin: Biological Processes and Computation (October 16–19). Lee is focused on the notion that buildings…
A Dutch designer’s Andrei Tarkovsky-inspired lamp
It’s morning in America.
Lions and tigers and bears! Oh my! Oh wait..they’re fake.