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President’s x Atypical Skateboard

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 21, 2013
A passion for quality and a dedication to craftsmanship brought two leading Italian brands together to create a limited-edition complete skateboard for the new season. President’s, the Florence-based menswear label, and Atypical, the craft-focu...

Rick Owens Urban Minimalist Furniture Showing at Salon94

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 20, 2013
Designer Rick Owens recently presented a collection of his “glunge” (glamorous grunge) minimalist furniture pieces at Salon94 at Art Basel Switzerland. First designed by Owens as a personal project back in 2006, the chairs are made of exo...

A Look Inside Google’s Tokyo Headquarters

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 19, 2013
Fresh off a look inside of Google’s Dublin headquarters in Ireland comes a detailed look inside the web giant’s offices in the Japanese metropolis of Tokyo. Designed by Japanese firm Klein Dytham, the space appears in the district of Ropp...

Nike Air Max Packaging by Scholz & Friends

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 18, 2013
Although footwear design has seen its share of progressions over the past few decades, the same can’t be said for its packaging; barring changes to its colorway or the graphic it sports, the shoe box is largely the same as its always been: a sm...

Free Phone Charging Stations to be Installed in New York City

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 18, 2013
No longer will we see traversing urbanites with mobile devices huddled over an unsuspecting outlet like it’s the last source of energy on Earth. Or rather, that’s what the very near future holds. New York-based design agency Pensa has teamed with sol...

LEGO Creator Sydney Opera House

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 16, 2013
Following our post on the release of LEGO’s Sydney Opera House for its Architecture series, the miniature feat can now be seen in all its glory, made from almost 3,000 bricks and standing 11-inches tall. Apart from the architectural complexity,...

A Look Inside Google’s Dublin Headquarters

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 14, 2013
Thanks to Ireland’s low corporate tax rates as well as its expansive talent pool of young professionals and venture capitalists, Dublin has become a safe haven of sorts for international tech companies. Appropriately dubbed “Silicon Docks”...

A Look Inside Mike D’s Brooklyn Townhouse

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 14, 2013
Hip-hop royalty ought to have a proper palace. While some of his contemporaries in rap music might feel more suited in say, a downtown loft or a gated Malibu abode, Mike D – legendary Beastie Boys emcee – recently moved into a townhouse in Brooklyn&#...

11+ Switch Cover for Galaxy S4

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 11, 2013
11+ (read: elevenplus) wants to change the world. Much in line with (though unrelated to) Jony Ive’s comments earlier today, 11+ also believes that good design has a positive effect on the lives of those who encounter it, be it direct or indire...

Case Study House by Kenji Yanagawa

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 11, 2013
Nestled on a hillside in Kurakuen in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan is the Case Study house by architect Kenji Yanagawa. Due to the hillside location of the house, it boasts a unique design that is capped off by the ingenious vertical elevator garage that h...

Coca-Cola Introduces New Bottle Made from Ice

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 10, 2013
Coca-Cola has a long history of continuing to innovate within its landscape. Given the brand’s rich history and global reach, it makes sense that it continues to push the boundaries in an attempt to maintain relevance. The latest introduction f...

Prahan Hotel by Techné Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 10, 2013
Melbourne, Australia’s Prahan Hotel recently completed an adventurous expansion this past month thanks to the creative design team of Techné Architects. Utilizing 17 concrete pipes, the two created a three-story facade that is not only a fully...

“Prehistoric Aliens” Coffee Tables by Glimpt

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 10, 2013
Swedish design studio Glimpt spent the autumn in 2012 in Peru working with and learning from local artisans. Drawing the from the cultural heritage of the South American countries, the assortment of “Prehistoric Aliens” coffee tables are...

Introducing Points –The World’s Most Intelligent Street Sign

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 6, 2013
Brooklyn-based creative agency Breakfast spawned out of the desire to create value-driven products that harnesses information from the web to in turn change how people interact with the surrounding world. Its latest creation Points – an intelli...

Home Design Based Around a Porsche 911

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 6, 2013
Japanese architect Kenji Yanagawa of Osaka has created his home as a veritable gallery revolving around one key item: his Porsche 911. Flouting the traditional houses and structures in his neighborhood, the draftsman visualized and constructed this t...