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Zaha Hadid Unveils Design for Qatar 2022 World Cup Stadium

DesignComments ⋅ Nov 18, 2013
Legendary architect Zaha Hadid continues to roll out designs during an already prolific year, with the designer now unveiling her work for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Just one of a potential nine stadiums to be constructed in the country, this parti...

Architecture for Dogs

DesignComments ⋅ Nov 18, 2013
Inspired by the indoor life of many urban dogs, a team of Japanese designers have recently launched a new initiative to create transportation and play stations for our favorite canine companions. Aptly titled Architecture for Dogs, the project assert...

The LEGO® Movie Sets

DesignComments ⋅ Nov 15, 2013
A new range of LEGO® incarnations has arrived as a nod to the scenes and characters of The LEGO Movie. Slated for release in 2014, the computer-animated adventure flick is previewed through a handful of constructable movie sets that follow the protag...

Philippe Starck Designs Netatmo’s Smartphone-Controlled Thermostat

DesignComments ⋅ Nov 15, 2013
Phillipe Stark has partnered with Paris-based electronics firm Netatmo in creating a device to remotely monitor energy consumption in the home. A company that specializes in cutting-edge consumer technology and apps, this time around Netatmo’s...

How2work x Michael Lau Garden (Palm)er Series

DesignComments ⋅ Nov 13, 2013
Fans of Michael Lau will be pleased to learn about the new Garden(palm)er series. The toy designer is releasing a mini version of the 12″ Gardener series where the toys are made exactly to 1/12 the size of the originals. This collaboration with...

Jony Ive and Marc Newson Talk About How They Curated the Best in Design for Charity

DesignComments ⋅ Nov 12, 2013
To help fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, industrial designer Marc Newson and Apple’s Jony Ive have teamed up with Bono for an upcoming (RED) benefit auction. The team has spent a year and a half curating a collection of items that will be...

A Look Inside Vincent Kartheiser’s Hollywood Cabin

DesignComments ⋅ Nov 7, 2013
Architecture and interior design authority Dwell ventured into Vincent Kartheiser’s minimalist Hollywood abode. Opposing the large-scale, perhaps even wastefully spacious mansions of many of his peers, the Mad Men star invested in a 580-square-...

NOWNESS Presents “Ole Scheeren: A Beijing Essay”

DesignComments ⋅ Nov 6, 2013
German architect Ole Scheeren is the founder of Büro Ole Scheeren — an architecture firm responsible for designing several striking buildings including the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing. While Scheeren has done his fair share in altering the lan...

Inside Michael Jordan’s Highland Park Estate | Video

DesignComments ⋅ Nov 4, 2013
Concierge Auctions, the auction house overseeing the sale of Michael Jordan’s sprawling estate, has released this video tour of the mansion and its surrounding grounds for potential buyers. The Highland Park residence is set on 7.39 landscaped...

Medicom Toy 400% Blue Impulse Bearbrick

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 29, 2013
As the 11 Squadron of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force – the Japanese equivalent of the United States Navy’s “Blue Angels – preps for its annual aerobatic demonstration at Tokyo’s Iruma Air Show, Medicom Toy has teamed u...

15th Century Dominican Church Repurposed as a Dazzling Bookstore

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 25, 2013
Though not the first, Utrecht-based BK. Architecten’s 700-sqaure-meter bookstore is undoubtedly one of the most jaw-dropping examples we’ve seen of a repurposed church. Located in the Dutch city of Zwolle, the modern bookstore is housed i...

hard graft iPhone 5 Fold Wallet

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 25, 2013
Supplier of quality leather goods for the modern man, hard graft reworks its multifunctional wallet/phone case to exclusively fit Apple’s iPhone 5 series. Outside in, its exterior is constructed from a vegetable-tanned luxe brown leather that folds o...

Star Wars x A Bathing Ape x Medicom Toy STORMTROOPER & DARTH VADER

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 25, 2013
Medicom Toy has released its latest set of Vinyl Collectible Dolls, this time tapping both Star Wars and A Bathing Ape for the aesthetic. Featuring two of the most iconic Star Wars characters — Darth Vader and the all-white Stormtrooper —...

Grégoire de Lafforest Leather & Marble Lounge Chair

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 25, 2013
Offering an unconventional pairing of materials, French designer Gregoire de Lafforest has released a lounge chair composed entirely of leather and marble. Borrowing inspiration from motorcycle culture of the ’70s, the chair features a curved q...

Introducing the 2013 Aeromobil: The Third Edition of the World’s First Flying Car

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 23, 2013
The flying car has taunted the imaginations of daydreamers for the entirety of the modern age, with technology and engineering rendering the machine, ironically, a rather fleeting idea. Despite scoffs, rejections and skepticism, Štefan Klein first de...