May 7, 2012

I, Salone

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February 18, 2011

Best Rendering Ever

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Brooklyn’s own Interboro Partners just won MoMA / PS1′s annual Young Architects Program competition with “Holding Pattern.”

Many more (traditional) renderings at Interboro Partners (via Designboom, which actually has better pictures).

See also: Rob Walker on ‘Scalies’

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February 12, 2011

Go BIG, Go Home

There are many more pictures, etc., on BIG.DK (pun intended?) and Designboom, plus a three-pager on the Danish wunderkind / starchitect NYMag.

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Higher math.

Of course, I must admit I was somewhat skeptical of BIG’s waste treatment plant-turned-ski slope.

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In the future, every building will be a ski slope.

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August 1, 2010

High Fidelity

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This is a week old, but amazing nonetheless: Atlanta-based prop designer Harrison Krix spent 17 months crafting the helmet that Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo dons to become one half of Daft Punk.

Truly brilliant.

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Homem-Christo also recorded as Le Knight Club in the late 90′s:
» Le Knight Club – Mirage (7:08) – 8.2MB mp3 @ 160kbps

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May 22, 2010

Rick Owens on Nowness

“I can’t think of anything more glamorous than working on making beautiful things.”

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Nowness has an interview with Rick Owens and an image gallery of his current furniture exhibition, “Pavane for Dead Princess,” at Salon 94.

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Again, check out his Rules of Style for Details to get an idea of what he’s about:

1. I’m not good at subtlety. If you’re not going to be discreet and quiet, then just go all the way and have the balls to shave off your eyebrows, bleach your hair, and put on some big bracelets.

2. Working out is modern couture. No outfit is going to make you look or feel as good as having a fit body. Buy less clothing and go to the gym instead.

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3. I’ve lived in Paris for six years, and I’m sorry to say that the Ugly American syndrome still exists. Sometimes you just want to say “Stop destroying the landscape with your outfit.” Still, from a design standpoint, I’m tempted to redo the fanny pack. I look at it as a challenge—it’s something to react against.

4. When a suit gets middle-of-the-road it kind of loses me—it has to be sharp and classic and almost forties.

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5. Hair and shoes say it all. Everything in between is forgivable as long as you keep it simple. Trying to talk with your clothes is passive-aggressive.

6. There’s something a little too chatterboxy about color. Right now I want black, for its sharpness and punctuation.

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April 22, 2010

The Second Tallest Building On Earth

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This super-tall, 632-meter tower will be sited in the heart of Shanghai’s Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone, adjacent to the Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center. As the most prominent icon on the city’s skyline, Shanghai Tower’s transparent spiral form will showcase cutting-edge sustainable strategies and public spaces that set a new standard for green community. Within its 128-stories, Shanghai Tower contains Class-A office space, entertainment venues, retail, a conference center, a luxury hotel and cultural amenity spaces. The tower will be registered for a high level of building certification from the China Green Building Committee and the U.S. Green Building Council.

–Gensler, Shanghai Tower

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For reference: the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is 828m. Wikipedia has more on the Tallest Buildings in the World, if you’re so inclined.

DB

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April 21, 2010

Nicholas K F/W 2010 Collection

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More at Hypebeast.

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April 19, 2010

Infographic Overload

This ironic meta/PoMo infographic has been making rounds in the memesphere lately:

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It’s true for the most part, though the 3,274 seems a bit over the top.

In any case, here are a few of the better infographics I’ve seen lately:

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Julian Hansen has created an extremely thorough visualization of typography for dummies.

Click the image for the full, unadulterated 1983×1402 version.

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Yesterday, before I discovered the video above, I came across a dollar bill with a red “Where’s George” stamp on it and I decided to enter it into the database (I’ve logged a couple in the past). It seems that I’ve since spent said dollar, as it is no longer in my wallet, but I managed to find it in my Firefox history. Apparently, it was in Greenpoint almost exactly a year ago; who knows what sort of wonderful adventures George #B2078 7046J has had in the mean time…

Follow the Money via Visual Complexity via PSFK

Almost (but-not-really-at-all) related: Redesigning the Dollar Bill; UPDATE: The new $100 bill.

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Gizmodo’s guide to the current fronts where the Big Three are vying for tech/information world domination.
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April 3, 2010

New Coke

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Industrial designer Andrew Kim has come up with a concept for an eco-friendly (or greenwashed, if you’re cynical) Coca-Cola bottle. (DB)

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See also: Harc Lee’s green(er) monochrome Coke can.

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Meanwhile, Karl Lagerfeld has come up with a concept for a fashion-friendly Coca-Cola bottle:

http://www.hypebeast.com/image/2010/04/karl-lagerfeld-coca-cola-light-bottle.jpg

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Finally, as an HTML/CSS designer, this “Pure CSS Coke Can” never ceases to amaze me:

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March 25, 2010

New Shoes

Common Projects at Gargyle

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It’s high time to treat get a new pair of kicks for spring / summer… if only I had the cash to throw down for those Common Projects’ überpremium Vans…

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Convertible Stan Smiths

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Looks like Nike's also trying to give Vans a run for the money

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Overkill x New Balance 577 - Berlin Wall

Related: The Choosy Beggar’s Footwear Fails, after GQ’s Men’s Worst Style Mistakes.

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