Category Design

Neubau: Forst Catalogue - Urban Tree Collection for the Modern Architect & Designer

Mapping Berlin’s Trees

Neubau’s forst (forest) catalogue is the conclusion of a congenial project by the Berlin-based design firm. They set out to document all trees in an area of Berlin and to create a digitial archive (Neubau Forst Archive). The actual archive contains 315 HD-bitmap tree masks, 327 HD-bitmap tree modules, 40 HD vector trees, 72 illustrations […]

Anton Alvarez: The Thread Wrapping Machine

Threading Machine: Anton Alvarez

Swedish-Chilean designer Anton Alvarez has invented an ingenious process to join objects. The thread wrapping machine can join large and small objects in different materials and make them into something new. Craft – design – art. A recent graduate of the Royal College of Art’s Design Products MA, Alvarez originally studied fine art and cabinetmaking […]

Richard Kenvin: Surf Craft - Design and the Culture of Board Riding

Surfboard yum-yum: Richard Kenvin

“Surf Craft” is an extravaganza of table-top photographs of remarkable board design. It is preluded by essays examining surfing’s Hawaiian heritage and the evolution of board design. Well, just keep oogling these boards. Aloha bellyboards, kneeboards. Olo, Alaia, single-fins, longboards, …. Richard Kenvin: Surf Craft – Design and the Culture of Board Riding Author:    Richard […]

Dan Gordan: Svenska stolar och deras formgivare 1899 - 2013

Swedish Chairs: Dan Gordan

This is a great reference work on Swedish furniture spanning from the beginning of the 20th century until today. This is a new updated edition of the 2002 book and – unfortunately – only in Swedish. > MORE Dan Gordan: Svenska stolar och deras formgivare 1899 – 2013 Author:    Dan Gordan ISBN:    9789113050942 Publisher:    Norstedts […]

Piero Fornasetti: One Hundred Years of Practical Madness - Cento anni di follia pratica

An Italian Maverick: Piero Fornasetti

“I do not believe in eras or times. I do not. I refuse to establish the value of things based on time.” Piero Fornasetti made over 13,000 objects and designs – some just crazy, other simply pioneering –  during his lifetime. > MORE Piero Fornasetti: One Hundred Years of Practical Madness – Cento anni di […]

Lane Relyea: Your Everyday Art World

Lane Relyea takes issue with the art world’s romanticizing of networks and participatory projects, linking them to the values of a globalized, neoliberal economy. > MORE Lane Relyea: Your Everyday Art World Author: Lane Relyea ISBN: 9780262019231 Publisher: MIT Press Publ. year: 2013 Language: English Pages: 212 Illustrations: 36 b/w Width x height: 136 x […]

Work And Inspiration – Tom Dixon: Dixonary

Cleverly designed by Matt Willey: “Dixonary” takes us through 30 years of work and inspirational sources by British designer Tom Dixon. ‘Illuminations, revelations and post-rationalizations from a chaotic mind”, is the publisher’s description. It’s a bible, a manifesto on creativity. > MORE Tom Dixon: Dixonary Editors:    Robert Violette, Camilla Belton Designed by:    Matt Willey Text […]

EP vol 1: The Italian Avant-Garde 1968-1976

Neo-Modernism, They Said

Moving between rationalist modernism and Bauhaus, the Italian avant-garde refused to say that there was only one narrow road. A labyrinthine pattern of thought took them forwards and backwards; turning around and coming back. “EP vol 1” is designed by fab studio Experimental Jetset. > MORE . EP vol 1: The Italian Avant-Garde 1968-1976  Features:   […]

Shiro Kuramata

Kuramata – The Fearless

A two-volume delight. Then new and daring materials, like acrylic and rib mesh, coupled with expressive forms and unique combinations signified Shiro Kuramata’s design. This new volume is an impressive attempt to catalogue his œuvre . > MORE Shiro Kuramata Text by:    Deyan Sudjic Compiled by:    Keiko Hashimoto ISBN:    9780714845005 Publisher:    Phaidon Press Publ. year:   […]

Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials by Paul Jackson

Practice Makes Perfect

Here comes the follower to the must-have “Folding Techniques for Designers”. In this new volume we develop our skills in cutting and even more challenging folding practices.  > MORE . Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials by Paul Jackson Author:    Paul Jackson Publisher:    Laurence King Publ. year:    2013 Language:    English Pages:    128 Illustrations:    175