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Coolrain Felix Baumgartner Astronaut Figure for Zenith

DesignComments ⋅ 8 days ago
Coolrain celebrated the opening of Zenith’s new boutique store in Singapore by honoring one of the brand’s ambassadors, Felix Baumgartner, with a figure modeled after the Austrian daredevil. The Korean artist’s latest creation featu...

Another Look at Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton

DesignComments ⋅ 9 days ago
Following six years of construction, the Frank Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton is set to open its doors up to the public for the very first time. The structure which is located in Paris’ famed Bois de Boulogne park, is composed of a clus...

BLANKPAGE Architects Develops Beach House in Lebanon

DesignComments ⋅ 9 days ago
BLANKPAGE architects located in Nahr el Mott, Lebanon have taken a literal approach to forward-thinking structural design. This ocean-centric nirvana located in Amchit is a combinative play of a basic steel frame structure and layered wooden decking....

New London Underground Trains to be Designed by PriestmanGoode

DesignComments ⋅ 14 days ago
British studio PriestmanGoode has been commissioned by Transport for London to design the new wave of next generation trains to be implemented into London’s subway system. The $4 billion innovative makeover includes upgrades such as recessed LE...

A Behind the Scenes Look at the Rolls-Royce Luxury Factory

DesignComments ⋅ 14 days ago
Rolls-Royce stands as a giant in the world of luxury cars, and the place in which its astronomically priced cars are lovingly made is no less impressive. The Verge recently made the trip to the Goodwood factory in the South of England — a place...

A First Look at the Spira: A Magnetic iPhone Charging Dock

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 8, 2014
Induction charging, which involves no plugging of wires but simply placing your device on top of a charger to initiate charging, is no doubt nifty, but admittedly still a technology yet to receive mainstream adoption. The fault lies in the slower rat...

Norman Foster & Frank Gehry Reveal the Battersea Power Station’s Interiors

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 7, 2014
Turning London’s decommissioned coal-fired power station into a multipurpose community, architects Norman Foster and Frank Gehry reveal their preliminary look at the residential spaces in the Battersea Power Station. Spread across a variety of...

the POOL aoyama “Pool” Logo Rug

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 7, 2014
Hiroshi Fujiwara’s the POOL aoyama imprint has released another special product not long after the unveiling of its 2014 fall/winter “Olive” collection, and this time we have a homeware piece, a rug. The black rug features several h...

Ostrich Pillow Mini Kickstarter Launch

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 7, 2014
Ostrich Pillow has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its latest product, the Mini Ostrich Pillow. Having already experienced success with its original model, the designers have decided to further personalize one’s experience with the product...

MUJI Designs Vertical House In Tokyo That Accommodates City Living

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 5, 2014
Making use of little space, Japanese retail company MUJI has designed a home for the city dweller in mind. Making proper use of natural light and sectioned floors, the three-storey home maximizes living space and assembles functions of the daily life...

MOTT32 by Joyce Wang Wins World Interior of the Year 2014

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 5, 2014
Coinciding with the World Architecture Festival in Singapore, its interior design equivalent INSIDE Festival has chosen Hong Kong-based Joyce Wang Interiors as the winners of the World Interior of the Year 2014 with its stunning design for high-end r...

History of the Computer Desk by the Harvard Innovation Lab

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 5, 2014
The advances of technology are often best visualized when comparing the many physical devices that have become obsolete, their functions uploaded into the cloud or compressed into a smartphone app. The Harvard Innovation Lab has endeavored to show ex...

Le MISTRAL Gift Shop by JP architects

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 5, 2014
Seemingly inspired by science-fiction movie Tron, JP architects has designed a stark, geometric space in Tokyo for the Le MISTRAL Gift Shop. In this space, European sundries are displayed within strict grids that span the walls, floor and central dis...

LEGO Is Releasing a 2,000-Piece Version of Boba Fett’s Slave I from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 4, 2014
For what is sure to please a number of fans, the Star Wars Slave I will be releasing in a LEGO format. If unfamiliar, the iconic vehicle was Boba Fett’s bounty hunter ship from The Empire Strikes Back and it returns in this 1,995-piece toy that...

How to Turn a Rug Into a Sofa with Alessandro Isola

DesignComments ⋅ Oct 3, 2014
An all-too-common ridge formed from the bunching of a rug is ordinarily looked at as an eyesore or hazard and immediately stretched back to its intended flat surface. Similar to his “Stumble Upon” Rug piece however, Italian designer Aless...