Design

Creative Survival in a Wisdom Economy

Creative Survival in a wisdom Economy.- Recently, during a web surfing. One article got our attention regarding Wisdom Based Workplaces. It seems that lately, trust, transparency, and opening your heart to lead a workplace with kindness is truly what matters, especially when it comes to determining the survival of the creative in a wisdom based economy. A Wisdom Based Economy develops brands that can break boundaries and companies that support creative

Margherita: The Sustainable Italian Lamp

Sustainable design firm Izmade releases Margherita lamp with an eco-friendly production process and modern design Izmade, a sustainable design collective from Turin, Italy, released their Margherita lamp this December for international production.   The Margherita lamp is one of many products from Izmade’s line of sustainable furniture and home accessories. “The Margherita lamp embodies our entire self-made, sustainable philosophy here at Izmade”, said Izmade’s founders. “Every day Turin alone over 15,000 tomato

SABIC Dishes On 3D-Printed Car Materials

Local Motors and Cincinnati Inc. made history earlier this month when they 3D printed an entire Strati EV on the show floor at IMTS in Chicago. A lesser-known story focuses on the material used to accomplish this feat, and that’s what SABIC has revealed to Design News. The Strati car was 3D printed with SABIC’s LNP STAT KON AE003. This is a carbon fiber-reinforced compound based on the company’s CYCOLAC

100% Design 2014

100% Design will return this September to London, celebrating its 20th anniversary. International creator Philippe Starck will open the show on September 17, to coincide with the unveiling of Flexible Architecture, his new ceramic tile collection for Ceramica Sant’Agostino. 100% Design 2014 has also secured the presence of a range of leading names in the design and creative industry – from Heal’s and Vitra, to Jaime Hayon, El Ultimo Grito

TERA fitness mat by LUNAR

LUNAR has unveiled TERA, an elegant exercise mat made of eco-friendly shear wool that blends into any contemporary interior. TERA is designed to a the natural radius of human motion during exercise – including Yoga, Pilates or Thai Bo – smoothing transitions between poses and facilitating an easier and more effective flow during practice. An innovative LED lighting system guides exercises, while TERA’s sophisticated sensors recognize movement and record pressure

Winners of 2014 SEGD Global Design Awards

The Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) has revealed the winners of its 2014 Design Awards. The winners illustrate how digital technology is becoming a common tool in placemaking and brand identity, wayfinding and signage, exhibition design, and public installations. “No longer are we restricted to one-way, static communications in the built environment,” commented Alan Jacobson, 2014 Global Design Awards Chair and president and founder of Philadelphia-based experience design and

Foscarini and Jaguar at Clerkenwell Design Week

Foscarini and Jaguar joined forces to create a large installation in the atrium of the Farmiloe Building, around the new F-TYPE Coupé.   The large sculpture features one of Foscarini’s newest floor lamps, Tuareg by Ferruccio Laviani, representing velocity behind the car.   Source: Dexigner    

Roombots: modular robots that become adaptive furniture

Researchers from the Biorobotics Laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne (EFPL) in Switzerland have created a group of modular shape-changing robots called Roombots that are 3D reconfigurable, meaning they can change shapes and in this case, would be come adaptive furniture. The whole idea, the researchers admit, sounds a little crazy, was to create furniture that would literally change shape over time to fit the person’s needs who

This app turns a New York subway map into a 3D tour

A new app turns any New York City subway map into a highly addictive, augmented-reality tour of urban data, including median incomes and rental prices, that’s easier to navigate than the map itself. The app, called Tunnel Vision NYC, is the work of William Lindmeier, who developed it as part of a master’s thesis at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. After discovering a wealth of data on NYC Open Data, Lindmeier