design insights: 54

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Great quote from the actor that played the role of “Hawkeye” on M*A*S*H. Hawkeye is also the name of my favorite book characters from the story Last of the Mohichan’s by James Fenimore Cooper and illustrated by N. C. Wyeth.

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A new “boutique” hotel for the Asian Pacific Group by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects. The article at archdaily.com makes the point that this structure contends with the set back codes in a creative fashion. Taking in the view from one of the projected terraces would also make you feel like you are not just stacked up in a big block above, below and beside others.

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An exhibit from a photographer that has a unique eye…Ethan Pines.

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Yanko Design found this gadget called The “Mango” for you iPhone 5 (mango for you apple). I want one for my iPad…but…

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Kid’s scooter…available at MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) store.

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Coated maple kitchen knifes….bringing a new level of warmth to what is traditionally a “cold tool”. Behance has the link to the source The FDRL in Canada.

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This reclaimed loft space highlighted at homedit and designed by sudio q-bic, illustrates a cleaver use of spent skids…but I also like the simple shelving that helps define the function of each zone.

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Although I can’t find it on their website…this concept for a pencil sharpener called “twist” is designed by Abhishek Anupam won the reddot award.

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Shay Alkaly’s “Raw Edges” piece…presented at the new DC International Design Festival by Established & Sons.

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Valentine’s Day Special. This article by Architectural Digest features some tasty designs for chocolate stores. This one is for Royce in New York.

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The Contemporists found a cool “snuggie”…designed by Kumeko.

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The combination of the natural lighting, the setting and the architectural design of this place featured in Contemporist by the architects Tact, considering the rigidness of the forms that are used…I’m just wanting for my invention to show up.

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This website has an entertaining means of teaching you men how to thin down your wallet.

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Public Bicycle (the other company that Rob Forbes from Design Within Reach started) posts an event at Mission Bowling Alley.

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Surprise…the new Bugatti “Gangloff” concept car by Pawel CzyZewski, as featured at Yanko Design is actually a retro…and a member of the massive VW brand family.

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The team at the Designer Pad found this tastefully executed floating shelf desk thing designed by Dario Antonioni. The expression of the material as part of the design is reminiscent of the early Eames formed plywood work.

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A good source for face jewelry…Lookmatic.

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Hafia House by Pitsou Kedem Architct. So simple an organizational system yet so at home in this dwelling.

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The Quarry Bookshelf by Shawn Henderson. Thick…thin.

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Foldo light by Tinkk-Studio…the lampshade is functioning as both the lamp shade and the light.

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What makes true love (or a good ad campaign)…according to Tiffiany.

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One path leads to another at homedit.com.

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This exercise in simplification only works with brands you know…that…is power.

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After a long stance defending turbo diesel as the future, designboom is highlighting VWs new e-Bugster. Wasn’t there a period when we all had electric bug zappers dangling in our back yard?

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Looking for a nice place to partake in a special Valentine dinner?…how about The Fog City Dinner.

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Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels…Los Angeles, California. With just a little imagination, the lighting looks like celestial being drifting through the space, hovering just above you.

By Jon King

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