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The epedestrian is a stroll through the possibility and promise of design in the world and on the web. We take a look into not only visual design like graphic design and product design, but design of culture, information and more. This blog is called
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Studio ISO50
2009-11-20 05:59:00
http://studio.iso50.com
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OPTIMAL DESIGN | The (Art) Vault wins AA award!
2009-11-08 04:33:00
renderings courtesy of Oppenheim Architecture+Design © 2009 Oppenheim Architecture+Design| project | Art Vault & Valuables Services (The Vault) || design by | Oppenheim Architecture | Project Architect: Chad Oppenheim | Project Designer: Gianpaolo Pietri || location | Miami, FL, USA || typology | Art Storage Facility || scope | 140,000 square feet || date of estimated completion | 2011 || website | www.oppenoffice.com |It was just announced today that the (Art) Vault has been awarded an American Architecture Award for 2009. This 11-story monolith packs 140,000 square feet of the most-highly secured and luxurious storage space you will find in the market of storage spaces.  Art services company Artemundi &Co. call it the Art Vault and Valuables Service (but industry insiders refer to it as The Vault).  The program includes a conservation laboratory, showrooms, a sculpture garden (located on the roof), a helipad (for emergency evacuation and those looking to make a g...
Graffurniture By Luis Alicandu
2009-10-18 02:05:00
I have to say, If placed wrong in ones interior these could make your house resemble something from Dr. Seuss. But given just the right placement and consideration, wow.
Philippe Stark
2009-10-04 03:07:00
Design for Life from design on Vimeo.If you love design, if you love creativity like I loooove design and loooove creativity the you may really dig this film. Not art for art sake, but design. Design for the people, not for the critics is the bottom line.
MWM X ALMOND X CORDUROY
2009-09-11 07:18:00
Portland, Maine Artists KATE CLEAVES and MATT W. MOORE have come together to create CONVERGENCE – an ultimate collaboration series (Now showing at CORDUROY GALLERY). The five month endeavor to create a completely blended, completely unique series of paintings has lead both Moore and Cleaves down a path neither of them has been down before - resulting in work unlike anything either of them has ever produced. When viewed separately, both artists seem to go about painting in a very different manner: Moore often works with non-objective shapes and geometry, with hard lines and strong brushstrokes, and the occasional area of representation – Cleaves generally works with a narrative and imagery inspired by nature, blended colors, and soft brushstrokes. Both artists share a passion for pattern, sacred geometry and eye-popping color – making the perfect common ground to blend their different techniques together.The end result was the perfect balance with an au...
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The Flux chair, design by Flux.
2009-07-13 17:22:00
Flux chair from flux chairs on Vimeo.Flux @ 100% Design Rotterdam from flux chairs on Vimeo.
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Dwele's MJ Tribute
2009-06-29 17:58:00
One of the best tributes I've seen so far. Organic and heart felt. The moment feels so private and ultimately fun. Well done.
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Robobird
2009-06-10 15:33:00
Twenty-first-century robotics has a way to go before it catches up with 20th-century science fiction. But a German technology company has come up with a robotic penguin that Isaac Asimov himself would have admired.Festo’s penguins — “autonomous underwater vehicles” — look, act, and move like real penguins. (They also have dolphinlike sonar capabilities and the ability to swim backward.) And if these birds fail to impress, check out Festo’s new line of bionic air penguins: flying robots that move like sea creatures and look like shiny dirigibles.
H&M Ad (great title huh?)
2009-05-14 19:08:00
I wish I did this.
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HOTEL DISTRITO CAPITAL, MXICO DF
2009-05-12 03:57:00
ARQUITECTURA: Dimetro ArquitectosDISEO INTERIOR: Joseph DirandARTE: Thomas Glassford (Lmpara)ANTIGEDADES: Claudia FernndezDISEO: Pablo Rovalo
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Moroso + Stephen Burks
2009-04-30 02:58:00
A fantastic collection of striking colours, patterns and weaves enriched a series of products made in Africa by local artisans and designed by some of the leading African artists such as Fathi Hassan, Soly Cisse and architect David Adjaye, but also by european designers such as Patricia Urquiola and Philippe Bestenheider. Bibi Seck and Ayse Birsel present a weaved rocking chair and the large armchair Madame Dakar, Stephen Burks created a series of low tables and chairs in colourful plastic weaving.Urquiola signs a bench made of weaved coloured plastic strings and Rift, an upholstered armchair. Bestenheider designed Binta, a bold upholstered seater dressed with a variety of fabrics with combining vivid colours and patterns. Loads of stunning pictures at the link in the title.
Danielle Laporte
2009-04-12 19:26:00
Authenticity of selflessness. Paths to your purpose.
DesignHotels.com
2009-03-17 15:35:00
Just go.http://www.designhotels.com
Marc Newson: Urban Spaceman
2009-03-03 18:02:00
Amazing.
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Aero-erotica
2009-02-20 07:40:00
This is some sexy-exy shit.The Icon A5 will revolutionize air travel. The designers hope to make flying as easy as driving a car. This personal aircraft is the necessary toy for those who need to supplement their recreational vehicle arsenal. The Icon A5 is amphibious, has fold-away wings making surface shuttling, storage, and terrain accessibility all the more practical. It seats two. It?ll run you an estimated $139,000. First deliveries are expected in 2010.
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Objectified: The Movie trailer
2009-01-09 07:36:00
A must see for me.
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Eartha Kitt - C'est Si Bon (Live Kaskad 1962)
2008-12-20 04:31:00
UPDATE: I poster this on December 19th for the sheer joy it brought me. Now just 6 days later I find out she passed away on Christmas day. I was a little shaken. But I won't be sad. Her legend lives on! Rest in Peace sister.
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Kehinde Wiley
2008-12-16 05:17:00
Kehinde Wiley ?s works reference specific paintings by Titian and Tiepolo, but he incorporates a range of art historical and vernacular styles in his paintings, from the French Rococo to the contemporary urban street. Wiley collapses history and style into a uniquely contemporary vision. He describes his approach as ?interrogating the notion of the master painter, at once critical and complicit.? He makes figurative paintings that ?quote historical sources and position young black men within that field of ?power.?? His ?slightly heroic? figures, slightly larger than life size, are depicted in poses of power and spiritual awakening. He deliberately mixes images of power and spirituality, using them as a filter in the portrayal of masculinity. Kehinde Wiley?s exhibition Infinite Mobility recently appeared at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Down, an exhibition of new paintings by Kehinde Wiley, opens at Deitch Projects on November 1, 2008. This exhibition consists of four new large-sca...
Emiliana Torrini
2008-12-07 18:27:00
On my other blog this would be "music I'd like to se in a commercial" here it's just random shit I like. I'm endlessly enamored with the creative process. I'm often more intrigued with the process than the product. There's something so honest about creating, the first kernel of an idea, moving an idea into a raw concept, the unrefined blemishes, the mistakes that work & the godlike nature of creating. It's like literally moving the spirit into the material. For me the most fun part of the dance is learning to do it.Emiliana Torrini - Big Jumps
Hello Karpa
2008-11-13 04:26:00
David Carvalho, has been born in 1980, he is a Portuguese Artist & Designer that has been developing work in many design disciplines, by himself and together with also other artists all around the world for the past years.
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Structures/Facades
2008-11-12 21:16:00
Tine Roeder and David Krings did a collaboration together called ?Structures /Facades?. The inspiration for this sideboard (it is just a prototype for now) was the architectural history of East- and West-Berlin, rich in visions and utopias.
Brionvega
2008-11-10 02:30:00
The venerable Italian brand Brionvega thinks the 60s and 70s are worth bringing back, or that at least some of the design sensibilities of the era warrant new life. The classic, groundbreaking Radiofonografio, divined in 1965 by two of the three Castiglioni brothers, Pier Giacomo and Achille, is making a new entrance as RR226. In 1965, the ?musical component robot? was a home electronic marvel that in one sleekly designed device included a radio, amplifiers and a record player (for both 45s and 33s). The modernized model has also a CD and DVD players but otherwise it is as close as possible to the original. The amplifiers are moveable which makes it possible to create different configurations both for visual and listening pleasure. Showcased at the Salone del Mobile in Milan in April, RR226 may be a while coming to a store near you. But like so many of the Castiglioni brothers? objects, still produced and/or displayed by Zanotta, Flos, Artemide and MoMA, the Radiofonografio is most ...
the newest member of theaptFAMILY is here
2008-10-30 02:52:00
the newest member of theaptFAMILY is heremeet at the apartment at 101 crosby street in new york city, the site of our former retail design store and subsequent agency, is the inaugural location in a collection of state-of-the-art creative meeting spaces launching around the world over the next five years (london and Dubai are currently in the planning stages). meet is a collaboration between us and new york based marketing agency, electric artists who is an equity partner in meet along with sara and marc schiller, founders of the wooster collective. quite a team, uh? we've been working on this for a while and the basic concept is that people, everyday, need inspiration. in our 10 year-old experience, nobody moreso than companies whose wheels are often so slow to turn that they lose sight of the goals, creative and otherwise, that set them on their mission to begin with. and that's why we're here, to provide a newly-designed space as a new riff on the idea of the blank canvas to w...
MWM X Maxalot Collection
2008-10-28 03:24:00
Over the summer I worked with MAXALOT from Amsterdam on a mega-wallpaper collection. The series is now available for order online and in their new catalog. These guys take custom interiors to the next level. It is an honor to be a part of their new line! For this series we went with monochromatic palettes that will blend well with contemporary homes and modern architecture. It is also possible to customize these designs for specific environments and color palettes. MWM X Maxalot Collection.
Nuria Herrero
2008-10-26 19:59:00
A set of lovely wine bottles from Spanish designer Nuria Herrero. Three labels for three different qualities of this wine.- Young wine (2008)- Aging wine (2006)- Vintage wine (1989)
Gabriel Urist for Barack Obama Pendants
2008-10-26 18:53:00
Renowned jeweler Gabriel Urist, known for his sneaker- and NBA-inspired jewelry pieces, has designed this pendant to show his support for Democratic candidate Barack Obama . The pendants reproduce Obama?s campaign logo in silver, and come on a bright red band. Definitely not in Urist?s typical style, these have a beautiful handmade look to them, and will probably be released in limited numbers. Even if you aren?t able to get one of these for yourself, remember to educate yourselves and vote in the upcoming election.
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ISO50
2008-10-26 17:54:00
Some excellent posters over at the ISO50 shop.
Terry I'm testing these, testing, one... two... three...
2008-10-26 07:20:00
Which header????Terry , this is the other look I'm considering any thoughts????Is this thing on...
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the comeback?
2008-09-17 21:18:00
Is anyone here... here... here...damn, just an echo...
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Accordian Chair
2007-02-17 10:48:04
this has been all over the web but i had to share it here- the folding couch at glumbert.com. just click play and you'll see why it was worth the repeat. if only all my furniture folded up and away this easily.
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