Design News – Thursday the 14th December 2017

Design News from around the World. A daily eclectic mix of some of the best design news from around the world.

Holiday House Tour 2017 | Young House Love

I don’t know why I’m always compelled to start these holiday house tour posts by type-shouting “SMILING’S MY FAVORITE” but there I’ve already gone and done it. ‘Tis the season. Moving on. Here’s how we decked our proverbial halls for Christmas this year.

Leica’s Retro-outside Modern-inside camera

Named after Oskar Barnack, the man who developed Leica’s first and also the world’s first handheld camera, the Leica CL Oskar’s Legacy pays tribute to the one man who changed our world by making cameras portable devices. Designed to stand at the crux of Leica’s rich heritage and technological prowess, the Leica CL is the best of all worlds.

Urban Birdhouses: Danish Designer Builds 3,500+ Homes for Avian Occupants

Some sit individually in trees while are clustered in sets, branching out like leaves on a building facade or hung like ivy off the sides of structures, but all of these diverse birdhouses share something in common: a single creative mind that has been working on them for years.


Traces: The Vintage Stereotypes According To Weronika Gesicka | Trendland

Traces is the name of the photographic series with which the Polish artist Weronika Gesicka tells her point of view on memory, on the veracity of emotions and on the 50s and 60s in America. It underlines the dichotomy between reality and fiction, modifying the sense of those memories, shifting the labile limit that exists …

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Branding is Emotional: Why Designers Should Combine Both Art & Science

Your brand experience is shaped by the way in which you are looking at a product or service. We tend to make a lot of associations on a subconscious level. When we first see a product we take it in visually, we then begin processing the information through the thalamus and the amygdala.

Gregory Hodges’ ‘Signs’

Gregory Hodge ‘s art has been described as ‘visual trickery’, welcoming a plethora of interpretations as it feeds the imagination. The artist’s latest exhibition,’Signs’ is an illusionary, gestural body of work that’s hard to pull your eyes away from.

Google Announces The World’s Most Frequently Searched Topics In 2017 –

If you watched ‘IT’, ‘Wonder Woman’, and ‘Justice League’, you probably have some of the most popular film preferences in 2017.

Kitschmas dog – Retro Renovation

On the 3rd day of Kitschmas, I finished the new sweater I had going for Astro. His old one was worn out, and about a week ago I pulled it apart to make into a pattern for this one. Everything was all over my side of the dining room table.

DIY Scotch® Brand Expressions Washi Tape Gift Wrap Decor

This post is in partnership with Scotch™ Brand and Post-it® Brand. Scotch™ Brand and Post-it ® Brand products work the first time, every time. Every year one of our favourite traditions we like to do is think up a fresh new way to wrap gifts.

The Frog Princess Needles

Designer: David Hovhannisyan Project Type: Concept Location: Russia, Moscow Packaging Contents: Needles Packaging Substrate / Materials: Paper, Cardboard Printing Process: Offset printing Russian folk tales “The Frog Princess” … it is not easy to relieve Koshchei: his death at the end of the needle, then the egg in the duck, then in the trunk, the chest stands on a high oak tree, and that tree Koshchei preserves as his eye.

My Sims 4 Pink Victorian House – Making it Lovely

It’s a mix of twee and cute with creepy and sinister elements. Much like my own house, hey-o! A few of you had asked to see my Sims house when I shared our 2017 video games recommendations, and I’m happy to oblige.

Livestream-Interactive Confetti Cannon | Make:

Ok, I’ll admit, this one is a little silly – but ever since I’ve been doing live broadcasts on the regular, I’ve wanted to increase the number of ways that live stream audiences can interact with the broadcast.

Dear Satan: This funny animation imagines what happens when an innocent girl accidentally sends her Christmas wish list to Satan instead of Santa

Global marketing agency Anomaly are known to create wonderfully humorous animations around Christmas time, and this year is no exception – but it comes with a slightly sinister twist. We haven’t seen many Christmas-dedicated projects from creative agencies this year, but Anomaly hasn’t disappointed us.

Drone shots of NYC

Among Humza Deas’ hundreds of shots of NYC on his Instagram are a collection of drone shots of the city taken in the fall. I know that last one has been filtered to within an inch of its life and I normally don’t

Jordy van den Nieuwendijk is back with his most colourful show to date

Jordy van den Nieuwendijk is like an old pal who comes to visit us from time to time. Over the course of his career we have written about his joy-filled paintings countless times, always charmed by his distinct wit and smile-inducing colour palette.

Bauhaus Style Home with Interior Glass Walls

A preserved 1930s Bauhaus building in the heart of Tel-Aviv holds an apartment that has been renovated to reflect its former glory. This is the private home of architects Amir Navon and Chen Navon, who worked in collaboration with interior designers Lital Ophir and Ilana Bronfen on the 97sq m space.

25 Beautiful Packaging & Label Designs – From up North

Today’s roundup consists of a mix of great packaging, label and bottle designs. And as usual I would recommend checking out our packaging board on Pinterest, with over 900 curated packaging and label…

Men’s Holiday Gift Guide – Emily Henderson

I know Brian really well. In case you don’t know who he is, he’s my husband of 11 years (together for 17). He is the best dad in the world to our two kids (IMHO). He’s an amazing actor, a director and producer, plus he’s incredibly nice to me, and handsome AF.

Alabama architecture students convert historic bank into library

A brick bank building in Alabama dating to the early 1900s has been transformed into a community library by Rural Studio, a student design-build programme dedicated to social projects.

TOP 10 art exhibitions of 2017

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8 Power Pieces To Start The New Year With

With a new year a mere 21 days away, it’s time to get your 2018 game strategy formulated. Resolutions are great, but sometimes difficult to remain faithful to, so consider giving yourself (or a loved one) some help! These 8 pieces drive home some important messages and keep taking charge of your new year top-of-mind.

Provocative NSFW Fashion Photography By Nikola Tamindzic

Nikola Tamindzic is a talented fashion, editorial and portrait photographer from Serbia, who currently based in New York. He first established himself as a New York art and fashion photographer while working for Gawker in 2004. He continued with assignments for Vogue, NYLON, Harper’s Bazaar and

Mental Vacation | Design Seeds

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Design is fine. – Sophie Taueber-Arp, Puppets and scenery for the…

Sophie Taueber-Arp, Puppets and scenery for the play “König Hirsch”, 1918. Starring King Deramo, Clarissa, Angela, Freudanalyticus, Guard. Painted wood. Schweizerisches Marionettentheater. Via Museum…

formafantasma uses electronic waste to build office furniture concepts

martijn koomen and tadas maksimovas designed and built a fully-functional fixed-gear bike in tribute to an enigmatic, mathematical constant. martijn koomen and tadas maksimovas designed and built a fully-functional fixed-gear bike in tribute to an enigmatic, mathematical constant. are you knowledgeable about architecture? passionate about writing?

This Soul-Soothing Instagram Account Will Give You An Eyegasm

Artist Adam Hillman, who appropriately calls himself an object arranger, uses his work to show how to see past the ordinariness of everyday objects. With the help of creativity and a whole lot of patience, Hillman transforms stacks of pins, q-tips, and, toothpicks into colorful patterns and arrangements that are awfully pleasing to the eye.





teamSimon is a Sydney based digital designer. He is the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located in the vibrant inner west suburb of Newtown.  Simon studied graphic design at Shillington College and specialises in web design for small and medium size businesses.  Simon and his team (Toby the studio dog) are passionate about visual communication in the digital environment


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