Design Roundup, Winter 2013

It’s time for another design roundup. Check out some cool stuff I’ve come across in the last few months.

L&L Holding Tower

There are some great videos that give some insight into how a famous architect would pitch a New York skyscraper. [http://www.guardian.co.uk] The videos are about 10 minutes apiece, so it’ll take some time to get through them , but I thought they were all really interesting. Personally, I like Rem Koolhaas best, but maybe because he opened with a joke.

And speaking of Zaha Hadid, she’s apparently working with Pharrell Williams on a prefab housing project. [www.architizer.com]

iGuzzini hand for scale

iGuzzini has some nice lighting fixtures, but my favorite thing about them is that they show a hand in their drawings for scale. [http://www.iguzzini.com] It’s a really simple move but it’s really effective. Many times I’ve found a fixture that I thought would be perfect, only to look at the dimensions and find out that it’s either way too big or way too small.

I want to make a memo block! [http://www.davehakkens.nl] I end up with a bunch of paper scrap notes to myself around my desk that just end up being wasteful and confusing.

Transition ForestTransition Forest Jewelry is handmade jewelry, featuring (mostly) designs fashioned from birch bark. Each piece is unique since it’s made from natural materials, so you never have to worry about showing up wearing the same necklace to a party, which is always a huge concern of mine. Full disclosure: the artist is a friend of mine, but don’t mention me or she’ll probably charge you double. Check it out on facebook or buy something from the Etsy store. [http://www.facebook.com/TransitionForestJewelry] [http://www.etsy.com/shop/TransitionForest]

ABC of ArchitectsAnd finally, Design Milk just featured the ABCs of Architects by Federico Gonzalez and Andrea Stinga. It’s a good reference for you if think my fake architects are a bit too underground. [www.design-milk.com]

That’s it that’s all. If there’s anything cool I missed, enlighten me in the comments.

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3 thoughts on “Design Roundup, Winter 2013

  1. I was googling my shop because I accidentally deleted and item and was trying to get a cached version and I noticed this post, and in my head January 2013 was now…lol, I guess not…

    • It is not! I’ve already screwed up the year a couple of times, too, so that’s fine. I think the Chinese are right, having the new year a month late, that’s about how long it takes for everyone to recalibrate anyway. That and more dragons. Always a plus.

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