Posts tagged "design"
Plastic banknotes the way of the future?

Plastic banknotes the way of the future?

The Bank of England Governor has announced that the next £5 and £10 notes will be printed on polymer. Retaining its familiar look, which includes the portrait of Her Majesty the Queen and a historical character, the first polymer note will be the £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill proposed to be issued in 2016....
SwedeSIGN*

SwedeSIGN*

= Swedes + deSIGN* : function, aesthetics, and affordability SwedeSIGN [Swedish design]* scene is more vibrant than ever despite the size of economy. Traveling the world over, but heart and soul remain in motherland. Diversity is a significant keyword that describes their creativity, and the drive to combine functionality with beauty and efficiency is pervaded...
Stockholm Design Week goes "Underverk"

Stockholm Design Week goes “Underverk”

During the soon upcoming Stockholm Design Week, a new and alternative fair will see the light of day – the Guerilla Design and Art Week.  The collaborative online art and design platform, UNDERVERK is hosting the event that takes place in the same period as the regular design festival, from 4 to 10 February. The...
Herbivore Men

Herbivore Men

 Herbivore Men (Herbivorous Males);  A new humankind who adapted in deflation with the era of low-growth Herbivore Men became a buzzword in Japan, 2008-2009. The term “Herbivore Men” (草食男; Soshoku-Kei Danshi in Japanese) was first coined by the author, Maki Fukasawa. Its new meaning is very different from what we might think. We are talking about herbivores. But the new definition...
Terence Conran exhibition

Terence Conran exhibition

The London Design museum is currently showing an exhibition about Terence Conran, called ’The way we live now’. The exhibition marks Conran’s 80th birthday and is on until the 4th March. All the work is displayed in one room with a wall that divides the room, which makes it easy to navigate through. It starts...
4 S

4 S

Not just smart   4 S;  It is not the speed, but all about the society . Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it is really how it works. Most people may respond that is about functions. But again, that could be far beyond the technical specifications. When you get something,...
Walter Raes at London Design Festival

Walter Raes at London Design Festival

Walter Raes will be exhibiting his new installation, ‘DUN ROAMIN’ at Oratory House, adjacent to the V&A museum in the heart of London Design Festival this September. Raes was born in Belgium, and though he has lived and worked in London for more than twenty years, he is steeped in the Belgian surrealist tradition. Walter Raes is...
Flower pots by Erika Pekkari for Svenskt Tenn

Flower pots by Erika Pekkari for Svenskt Tenn

Designer Erika Pekkari has created a series of beautiful flower pots for Svenskt Tenn. They are now available in the store. They come in three sizes, either glazed in white or green tones or in terra cotta. Matching brass plates are sold separately. Svenskt Tenn’s founder Estrid Ericson used to make plant and flower still...
ViP Vision in Design - a guidebook for innovators

ViP Vision in Design – a guidebook for innovators

This book is about the design approach ViP, Vision in Product design. ViP is the label of a method that first and foremost supports innovators of any kind to ‘design’ the vision – the raison – d’etre – underlying their design. This vision is firmly rooted in a deliberately constructed future world. Since the vision...
Piet Hein Eek interview on the theme Design Beyond Design

Piet Hein Eek interview on the theme Design Beyond Design

This is an interview with Piet Hein Eek where he talks about his design universe. The interview is made by Designboost and is one of three made spring 2011 on the topic Design Beyond Design, which is also the overall theme for Designboost 2011. In a few days we will put up some stills from Piet...