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Nexus House by Johnsen Schmaling Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 13, 2012
The Nexus House – a compact single-family home in the University Heights section of Madison, Wisconsin – is the latest beautiful creation from Johnsen Schmaling Architects. Composed of two principal building blocks – a two-story bri...

Jon Contino on a Quest to be the Master of Typography

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 13, 2012
In this film by Kevin Steen, typography maestro Jon Contino discusses his passion for hand-rendered typography and his willingness to immerse himself fully in the craft so that he may get to where he wants to be. A man who is receptive to gaining ins...

The Man Behind Air Jordan: Tinker Hatfield Talks Inspiration

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 13, 2012
Without the impressive direction from Tinker Hatfield, the creative landscape and influence of Nike would be very different today. GQ recently sat down with the creator of Nike’s most iconic sneakers — including Air Jordan iterations III throug...

Bon Drawer by Keiji Ashizawa

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 12, 2012
“Bon Drawer” is a set of stacked boxes made of oak veneer placed within a light metal frame on wheels. Designed by Keiji Ashizawa, this set of drawers achieves the ideal of form meets functionality, realized through its elegantly minimali...

‘Why Design’ is Herman Miller’s New Series Exploring the Importance of Design

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 11, 2012
Graphic and architectural design aficionados take note, world renowned design firm Herman Miller is introducing a new video series called Why Design. In the series’ first installment, we’re introduced to Yves Behar, founder of fuseproject...

Balcony Over Bronte by Luigi Rosselli Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 11, 2012
The aptly-named Balcony Over Bronte was built as an enormous deck to browse the Bronte, Australia beach it oversees. Constructed in a minimalist palette of black and white, the commissioned house was a collaborative project between project archi...

Medicom Toy 400% Ver BLACK Aroma Diffuser Bearbrick

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 10, 2012
Medicom Toy releases a second version of its 400% Bearbrick aroma diffuser. Standing 28cm tall, the new black version features the same smooth single hue exterior free from detailing. The head houses a clever compartment, complete with a fan, that bl...

Woollahra House 11 by Grove Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 8, 2012
Built for a couple in the heart of a heritage conservation precinct on the edge of Sydney, Australia’s urban sprawl, Grove Architects presents Woollahra House 11. Surrounded by a small park to the north and a neo-gothic sandstone church to the...

Shakin Stevens House by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 8, 2012
The Shakin Stevens House in Melbourne is a house of two faces; viewed from the front, one sees a traditional heritage house with the only hint of something different being the unsettling green door. But when viewed from the back the house appears as...

Finestre Villas by CC Arquitectos

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 7, 2012
Situated in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico are these eight villas designed by Mexican architectural firm CC Arquitectos. Ranging in size from 5,382 sq ft up to 10,764 sq ft, these monster villas are situated on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean...

20 Years of Chapman Skateboards

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 6, 2012
Now in its 20th year, New York’s Chapman Skateboards has been a staple of the East Coast skate world for years, producing decks for the likes of Supreme, Zoo York, Shut Skateboards and more. To celebrate two decades of production right here in...

Marc Newson Discusses His Designs

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 6, 2012
Prolific designer Marc Newson has conquered a multitude of mediums – extracting beauty and functionality out of everything from furniture to airplanes. In this latest in-depth retrospective from Staple Design, Newson sits down to discuss a vari...

Zai “Higo” Tools for Kacper Hamilton

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 6, 2012
Designer Kacper Hamilton has created a collection of small tools for Swiss ski company Zai. Deriving inspiration from traditional Japanese higonokami knives, these tools feature a minimalistic design with no locking parts, instead relying on magnets...

Mont Blanc Artisan Edition Pablo Picasso Pen

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 5, 2012
Mont Blanc has taken the wraps off the latest pen in its Artisan Edition series of fine writing instruments. Paying tribute to Picasso, the Pablo Picasso Artisan Edition pen takes the shape of a pencil while the cap sports a design inspired by the fa...

The Hundreds x NERF “Turbo Football”

DesignComments ⋅ Sep 5, 2012
For anyone growing up in the the last few decades these footballs will be a welcome reminder of days spent lazing around in the backyard without a care in the world. A collaborative effort between The Hundreds and NERF, the Turbo Football is back in...