With his beautifully ornamented tables and chairs, Michael Tsinzovsky tries to capture the soul of Israeli design -- not an insignificant challenge.
French designer Paul Ferragut has built a robot that throws a bunch of dots on canvas and calls it art. (That’s also known as the entire career of Georges Seurat.)
Where most architects would rely on town-hall meeting and focus groups to learn what the community wanted, Bing Thom had to rely on Facebook and Twitter to meet an exacting deadline.
The Canadian company devises easy-to-assemble partitions that provide morale-boosting privacy to disaster victims.
Just as scriptwriters and directors construct narratives that hook audiences, designers should develop products that tap into people's primal emotions.
A student-designed hotel? No, thanks. That’s how you end up with lava lamps for night lights and a shower where your bed’s supposed to be. But a hotel designed by students and the Campana Brothers: That’s the stuff.
Rick Malwitz designs limited-edition asymmetrical boards for Saturdays, a New York City surf shop.
I love those tear-off desk calendars that offer up an interesting factoid or piece of historical trivia for each day of the year. But they're not exactly pretty to look at, and throwing away 365 pieces of paper makes me feel guilty if I stop and think about it. Solution: "On This Day," a "perpetual" wall calendar that's dazzlingly colorful and hides each daily piece of trivia under a piece of heat-sensitive material. Just rub your finger over the calendar date, and the black color disappears to reveal your fact-of-the-day.
My earlier post on Dyslexie, a typeface optimized for dyslexic readers, got me curious about other dyslexia-related design solutions.
Wurman’s plan is to stage a series of improvisational one-to-one conversations, held in front of a small invitation-only audience and then disseminated via a high-quality app.