Design News –Tuesday 9th of January 2018

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

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Is a Design Feast For the Eyes

Since Amazon’s Golden Globe-winning comedy hit “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” dropped on November 29 of last year, all anyone can talk about is the enviable costumes and the quick-whited writing.

8 Tile Trends We Think Are Going to be Big in 2018

It’s no secret that I love tile, and 2017 was a very good time for tile. On backsplashes and walls and floors and even ceilings, a huge variety of styles blossomed – more color and shape and pattern than ever before.

Chiviquí Houses / Bernardo Bustamante

23 Text description provided by the architects. Chiviquí is a neighborhood of Tumbaco, located in the foothills of the Ilaló volcano, traditionally of agribusiness, it seems to be colonized by new settlers from displacements of the population of Quito to the valleys, where multiple new constructions of single and multifamily houses have been implanted.

Top Picks of 2017

Written by Katie on January 8, 2018. Permalink Just in case you were wondering, here’s the top five posts for 2017. We’re not sure what this new year brings, but we are closing our eyelids tight, wishing and hoping for the absolute best.

Editor Pick: Sohyun Ahn

Lovely paintings of interior and exterior spaces by artist Sohyun Ahn from Bucheun, South Korea. This project was submitted by Ahn and selected

“Armor” by Artist Erik Jones

More colourful geometric dreamscapes from Brooklyn-based artist Erik Jones. Click here for previous posts. See more images from “Armor” below …

Brand New: New Logo for Raised by Humans by Zeal

New Logo for Raised by Humans by Zeal

Floating cabin, Powell Lake, Sunshine Coast,…

Floating cabin, Powell Lake, Sunshine Coast, British Columbia Photo taken while doing the Powell Lakes Canoe Circuit. The whole lake is scattered with these neat little floating homes. Submitted by Hunter

10 Tiny House Tours

By Kate Riley * January 8, 2018 Just about everyone starts the new year looking around their homes thinking “Ugh, how did I acquire all this stuff” accompanied by the immediate need to purge it all. We go around and around with this cycle every year, consuming as the months go by then looking back with frustration and decluttering yet again.

John Miller at Praz-Delavallade (Contemporary Art Daily)

Contemporary Art Daily. A Daily Journal of International Exhibitions. | Artist: John Miller Venue: Praz-Delavallade, Paris Exhibition Title: Walkin the City Date: December 2, 2017 – January 13, 2018 Click here to view

Macross 82-99: Sailorwave II

Blending J-pop, funk, hip-hop, dance and more Macross 82-99 has the power to brighten up just about any gloomy day. Released late last year, Sailorwave II is an 11-track record by the Osaka-based producer, and it is sparkly, lush future-funk with cameos…

Escape Kits: Real-Life British Spy Gadgets from World War II – Core77

During World War II, British veteran Christopher Clayton Hutton was given an unusual task by his government: Design secret objects that captured British POWs could use to escape. Hutton, who had studied both magicians and escape artists, devised a series of clever items. Perhaps the best-known are his “escape scarves,”

Design is fine. History is mine. – Rick Griffin, Exhibition poster “Joint Show” at…

Rick Griffin, Exhibition poster “Joint Show” at Moore Gallery, 1967. San Francisco, USA. Via Wolfgang’s

PLUS Modular Seating System by Francesco Rota for Lapalma – Design Milk

Designed by Francesco Rota for Lapalma, PLUS is modular seating consisting of curvy, soft components that could work in the home or any public space.

A Door Hues | Design Seeds

a door hues } | image via: @greenineverycolor

the dubai frame opens in the united arab emirates

dubai has opened its latest landmark attraction, a giant picture frame that presents contrasting views of the city’s historic and modern buildings.

Explore: A Visual Essay by Andres Rossi

Exploration seems to be a human compulsion, so I wanted to tell a little story in the form of a visual essay, with a few images that can each convey an emotion related to Explore, showing a progression, going from Footsteps on a trail, climbing, looking at the skies, travellling through the void of

What Are The Best Uses for Reverse Image Search for Businesses?

Maybe you’ve heard about reverse image search but do not understand what it is. It’s not something that a lot of business owners know of. But when they do, they’ll be able to use them to meet their goals. Put simply, here’s how it works.

Statement Dressing Takes on New Meaning. – Elements of Style Blog

Last night’s Golden Globes was powerful on so many levels. While Hollywood itself can be very self-congratulatory and seem superficial- I really felt like the speeches and inclusion of so many great social justice pioneers and leaders as “dates” to the super famous on the red carpet really was something special.

Pedra Bikes logo * LogoMoose – Logo Inspiration

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Stunning Hillside Modern Ranch

Designed by Strand Design, the Theodore Wirth Ranch is an architectural jewel in a wooden case. Close to Minneapolis, MN, this stunning home was built to combine a modern comfort to an environmental-friendly and sustainable house. Envisioned as a modern ranch, the home rests comfortably on its hillside location.

Stunning Hillside Modern Ranch

Designed by Strand Design, the Theodore Wirth Ranch is an architectural jewel in a wooden case. Close to Minneapolis, MN, this stunning home was built to combine a modern comfort to an environmental-friendly and sustainable house. Envisioned as a modern ranch, the home rests comfortably on its hillside location.

Butcher Billy – Curitiba, Brazil

What is the attraction of creating sequential art? “I believe the attraction is playing with how people’s brains work in capturing still images and transforming them into motion.”

Installation Human Nature par Monsieur Plant – Journal du Design

Monsieur Plant nous partage son dernier projet, l’installation nommée ” Human Nature ” qui représente l’évolution surréaliste de l’être humain en un arbre, absorbé par la nature qui a repris ses droits. Ainsi la nature et l’homme fusionnent pour ne devenir qu’un.

CG artist Andrei Lacatusu reduces tech giant brands to derelict neon signs

It’s unsettling, if not slightly satisfying, to see Silicon Valley major players in the form of a neglected Las Vegas-esque sign.

Fishing nets are turned into Jenga blocks to help save the ocean

Jenga, the popular stack-crashing game, has a new look that not only lets you bond with friends and family, but also lets you clean up the ocean. California-based skateboard company Bureo, in collaboration with Jenga founder Robert Grebler, has created an eco-friendly version of the classic game called Jenga Ocean.

Oh Joy

As we head into a fresh new year, I’m ready to look ahead and start decorating with things that begin to hint at spring! Last year we made these DIY Daisy Patch Jeans and this super cool Daisy Jacket. I’m…

Six places to find painted glass schoolhouse shades – vintage and new – Retro Renovation

For a kitchen with a 1940s sweetheart vintage vibe, using a painted schoolhouse-style shade on a ceiling fixture either in the center of the room or above the sink could be a very special way to add even more charm. So many decades after they were popularized, many folks may not even know they exist.

2018 World Design Rankings + 10 Award-Winning Projects

The results are in for the “World Design Rankings,” a platform organized by the A’ Design Awards showing the medals won by each nation from 2010 to 2017. United States collected the most medals, followed by China, Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, Great Britain, Turkey, Australia, Portugal, and Taiwan.

This Colorful Beverage is What You Get When You Mix Kombucha With Hard Liquor

What in the world is Kombrewcha? Glad you asked. It’s a fizzy, fermented tea drink that’s CHILL AF and its packaging is, too. Born and brewed in New York, Kombrewcha’s playful and quirky packaging was re-designed by The Workshop, a full-service creative shop with offices in Miami, NYC and LA.

The Jealous Curator /// curated contemporary art /// john holcomb

This is the work of American painter John Holcomb. This series of crazy colorful flowers and pattern-covered vases were inspired by the old Dutch Masters. John’s portfolio is full of all sorts of other lovely work – scenic, art history, cultural portraits – but the pure joy in these pieces seemed like a perfect way to start the week.


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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