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Red Bull Music Academy New York INABA

DesignComments ⋅ May 14, 2013
INABA, the design firm founded by Jeffrey Inaba, was contracted by the Red Bull Music Academy to take four floors of a vacant New York building in its Chelsea neighborhood and turn it into the ideal learning space. The firm used curved walls to divid...

Bookmarc x KRINK Marker Collection | Video

DesignComments ⋅ May 13, 2013
KRINK’s eponymous imprint has seen ardent popularity in the creative world, with markers and other writing utensils serving as important staples among artists of different disciplines. Meanwhile, American fashion staple ...

Bookmarc x KRINK 2013 Marker Collection

DesignComments ⋅ May 12, 2013
As the brainchild of artist KRINK, his line of markers and other writing utensils have become an important tool within the creative world. High-quality and made in the United States, KRINK’s uncompromising vision has attracted the attention of...

A Classic Stop-Motion Video That Pays Homage to Electronics of Yesteryear

DesignComments ⋅ May 12, 2013
Polish videographer Bartek Hlawka takes us through an exploration of time and space, to a period when 8-bit was the maximum resolution available. Hlawka’s celebration of technology past is delivered for Pixel Heaven 2013, a unique retrospective...

Vitsoe Re-Engineers the 620 Chair Programme with Dieter Rams

DesignComments ⋅ May 9, 2013
As previously reported, revered equipment brand Vitsoe has been granted exclusive permissions to legendary designer Dieter Rams’ original furniture designs. The brand has returned with an impressive reconsideration of Rams’ 620 Chair Prog...

Fiat x Smeg “Smeg 500″ Mini Fridge

DesignComments ⋅ May 9, 2013
Two Italian icons, Smeg and Fiat, have teamed up on an unexpected – and very unique – mini fridge. Dubbed the Smeg 500, the fridge is fashioned out of the front end of a classic Fiat 500. Boasting a 100L capacity, the fridge is opened by...

A Visit to Shinola Detroit

DesignComments ⋅ May 8, 2013
Detroit-based watchmaker Shinola recently opened its factory doors to HODINKEE, allowing the publication access to experience firsthand the emerging brand’s mission to re-inspire American manufacturing. Located inside Detroit’s historic A...

OriginalFake KAWS Companion “Passing Through” Black & Grey

DesignComments ⋅ May 7, 2013
Following appearances at the likes of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Standard New York, Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station and more, KAWS’ “Passing Through” Companion finally made its debut in an obtainable, miniatur...

The World’s First 3D-Printed Gun Can Now Be Downloaded & Fired

DesignComments ⋅ May 7, 2013
There was a time when ‘plastic gun’ was synonymous with ‘toy,’ yet today that terminology has been permanently altered as Defense Distributed releases the world’s first 3D-printed gun. The Texas-based project/non-profit is dedicated to producing desi...

The Beauty of Crafting Your Own Pen

DesignComments ⋅ May 5, 2013
They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Accordingly, making the first comfortable marks with a good pen is an irreplaceable feeling to many – the initial steps toward creating something beautiful. Alexandre Chappel might k...

home 09 by i29 interior architects

DesignComments ⋅ May 2, 2013
With sustainable homes becoming the trend in a society increasingly concerned with environmental conservation, Dutch firm i29 interior architects has executed a beautiful project that exists in the balance of form and function. Comfortably situated i...

Braun BNE001 ET66 Calculator

DesignComments ⋅ May 2, 2013
Undoubtedly amongst some of the company’s most iconic designs is Braun’s ET66 Calculator. Originally released in 1987 and collaboratively designed by Dietrich Lubs and Dieter Rams, the piece is considered to be at the pinnacle of the R...

LEGO Polaroid OneStep SX-70 Camera by Chris McVeigh

DesignComments ⋅ May 2, 2013
LEGO-building mastermind Chris McVeigh – having previously recreated everything from personal computers and rotary telephones to cheeseburgers and birthday cakes – has set his sights on the beloved Polaroid OneStep SX-70 for his latest pr...

Updated Plans Released for Apple Campus in Cupertino

DesignComments ⋅ May 2, 2013
Following recent news of a ballooning budget thanks to the late Steve Jobs’ “sky-high requirements for fit and finish,” the city of Cupertino has released updated plans for the much talked-about Apple campus of the future. Designed...

ENTERBAY’s Michael Jordan 1/6 Scale “HK-Kicks.com 10th Anniversary” Exclusive Figurine

DesignComments ⋅ May 1, 2013
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, HK-Kicks.com has linked up with ENTERBAY for an exclusive edition of its 1/6 scale Michael Jordan figure. Following the release of “I’M BACK” and “#23 Away,” this exclusive drop se...