Pyro Board: An Audio Visualizer Made of Flames

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 21, 2014
A group of young physicists and chemists in Denmark have developed an audio visualizer made of flames and dubbed it “Pyro Board.” Based on the Rubens’ tube — an antique piece of apparatus used to demonstrate the relationship b...

Former Nike Design Director Launches CYLO to Redefine Urban Bike Design

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 19, 2014
With performance and style in mind, former Nike Design Director Eric Duvauchelle launched CYLO to fill a void in the biking market. Offering a refreshing silhouette, CYLO designed a bike that’s simple and elegant yet functional. “Our miss...

Zaha Hadid Granite & Marble Furniture Collection for CITCO

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 16, 2014
Known predominately for neofuturistic architectural designs like the London Aquatics Center, Qatar’s 2022 World Cup stadium, her upcoming 40-story hotel tower for Macau’s City of Dreams project, renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid...

A Closer Look at the POOL aoyama

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 16, 2014
Hiroshi Fujiwara’s much-anticipated the POOL aoyama launched earlier this month, unveiling with it a selection of exclusive items and collaborations with brands like Nike, Beats and more. In these photos taken by Atsushi Fuseya and Kai Hiroyo,...

MIT Unveils Shapeshifting Furniture of the Future

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 11, 2014
MIT’s Tangible Media Group recently unveiled a shapeshifting table dubbed the “Transform.” The successor to the group’s previous successes with the inFORM — a tactile visual display — the Transform is its vision of what tomorr...

Nike Uses Flyknit Technology to Erect the Aero-Static Dome

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 9, 2014
Coinciding with Design Week in Milan, Nike once again teams with Arthur Huang – founder of sustainable design agency Miniwiz – to create the Aero-Static Dome as a centerpiece for the world premiere of the Kobe 9 Elite Low HTM collection. Floating abo...

Co.Design Presents “The Bike Design Project” featuring INDUSTRY

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 8, 2014
Self-proclaimed innovation accelerators with a focus on identifying new opportunities for companies like Nike, Aperion, Radio Flyer and many more, Portland-based creative agency INDUSTRY is one of five participants in Co.Design’s “The Bike Project.”...

Prahran Hotel by Techné Architects

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 7, 2014
Melbourne-based Techne Architects recently found an innovative use for a series of concrete pipes when it was commissioned to renovate the Prahran Hotel in Victoria, Australia. The first two levels of the precast tubes house individual seating areas...

The Balloon Chair by h220430

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 4, 2014
Japanese furniture design firm h220430 revisits Le Ballon Rouge with its latest piece. Inpsired by the 1953 French fantasy featurette, which stars a young boy who is taken on an adventure by a large sentient balloon, the Balloon Chair is a leather an...

Macau’s City of Dreams Hotel by Zaha Hadid

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 3, 2014
Universally revered architect Zaha Hadid will be making her own contribution to Macau’s bustling “City of Dreams” project with a new hotel tower to accompany the four that already exist on the property. Marked by a beautiful sculptu...

Richard Branson Opens Mahali Mzuri Safari Camp in Kenya

DesignComments ⋅ Apr 2, 2014
“But what exactly is a safari camp?” one might ask. To that, tech mogul and overall venture specialist Richard Branson has answered with an immersive new way to experience the Motorogi Conservancy in Kenya. Dubbed the Mahali Mzuri, the ca...

Beyond Object’s Align – A Minimal Pen With a Twist

DesignComments ⋅ Mar 31, 2014
Beyond Object, a brand founded by London-based designers ShiKai Tseng and Hanhsi Chen, presents the world’s first dislocated twist pen. Dubbed “Align,” the pen features a streamlined aluminum body with a dislocated middle portion th...

Pierre Gimbergues x Peugeot Design Lab ONYX Sofa

DesignComments ⋅ Mar 28, 2014
Crafted from carbon fiber and Volvic lava stone, the ONYX Sofa designed by Pierre Gimbergues for Peugeot Design Lab was recently unveiled at Milan Design Week. The sofa is one in a series of uniquely designed pieces, all crafted from materials such a...

The Making of Hong Kong’s Iconic Neon Signs

DesignComments ⋅ Mar 28, 2014
As a city that never sleeps, Hong Kong is famous for being lit 24/7 by a sea of brightly colored lights. In this video by Neonsigns.HK, the process and history behind the metropolis’s iconic neon signs is explored through the voices of the mast...

Paul Smith x Carl Hansen & Søn Shell Chair

DesignComments ⋅ Mar 28, 2014
British designer Paul Smith reinterprets the Carl Hansen & Søn Shell Chair to help the innovative furniture maker celebrate its 50th anniversary. First designed by Hans J. Wegner, Smith tweaks his original pattern using thinner multi-colored stri...