Design News Daily- Monday 22nd January 2018


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

8 (New) Energy Efficient Materials Architects Should Know

Whether architects are trying to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge or pursuing their own mission to save energy, they have an opportunity to design buildings that can limit carbon emissions and be resilient against changing climate conditions. To help architects meet their goals, a new wave of chemistry and material science is bringing innovative materials and building systems to the marketplace.

Why Ancient Greek Sculptures Have Small Penises

Lustful, depraved satyrs, in particular, were rendered with very large, erect genitals, sometimes almost as tall as their torsos. According to mythology, these creatures were part-man, part-animal, and totally lacked restraint-a quality reviled by Greek high society. “Big penises were vulgar and outside the cultural norm, something sported by the barbarians of the world,” writes Chrystal.

Artist Spotlight: Alba Rivadulla Duró

Artist Alba Rivadulla Duró sent over a selection of recent work along with some favourites.

Hand-crafted Swiss log sauna at Falcon Trails…

Hand-crafted Swiss log sauna at Falcon Trails Resort / @falcontrails. Whiteshell Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada Built using locally harvested jack pine by participants in a log cabin building course hosted at the resort. Submitted by Emily…

ecoBirdy upcycles old and unused plastic toys into furniture

following an in-depth exploration on how to sustainably recycle plastic toys, ecoBirdy creates pieces that are 100% made of recycled plastic waste.

The Incredible Art Of Maciej Kuciara, Who’s Worked On The Last Of Us, Ghost In The Shell & Crysis

Maciej Kuciara is one of the most talented concept artist on the planet. And you’re about to see just why.

120 giant projections honor gustav klimt and contemporary viennese artists

in a post-apocalyptic world how would social media giants fare? graphic artist andrei lacatusu imagines them withering away like desolate storefronts. in a post-apocalyptic world how would social media giants fare? graphic artist andrei lacatusu imagines them withering away like desolate storefronts.

16th century church in Milan repurposed as orange tennis court | DesignFaves

Italy is known to the world as a cradle of religious architecture. So it’s no surprise that another one of its churches is under the spotlight. Milan’s La Chiesa di San Paolo Converso, a now deconsecrated church, has been repurposed into an interactive tennis court cum art space.

Glazed pool and huge hinged shutters offer views of Copacabana Beach from Rio de Janeiro hotel

Miami studio Oppenheim Architecture has designed this hotel in Rio de Janeiro so that guests can overlook the city’s famous Copacabana Beach while bathing in a rooftop swimming pool. Oppenheim Architecture’s aim for the Emiliano Hotel was to create a “calm oasis of luxury within the vibrant energy” of the surrounding Copacabana neighbourhood and the lively promenade it fronts, which is home to copious restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

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Art installation of raining condoms graze Kaohsiung street | DesignFaves

Luzinterruptus, an anonymous artistic group known for their controversial art installations, has done it again in one of Taiwan’s cities. Their recent project involves 2,500 illuminated condoms filled with glowing water suspended in the air to mimic drops of rain. The installation can be found on a Kaohsiung street and is fully interactive.


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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