The London Underground is the world’s oldest subway, most people know it colloquially as the Tube. An engineering marvel and just as almost as famous is the map. The Tube map is instantly recognisable all over the world. It is a simple and elegant diagram of the 400-kilometre subway network. It is considered by many as one of the great images of the 20th century.Read More →


  Walter Gropius was an architect born in Germany in the early twentieth century who contributed to the founding of the Bauhaus School. He lived in the United States after 1937 and taught at Harvard University, where he continued to defend the principles of Bauhaus, especially the use of functionalRead More →

Edward Lycett Bowl

The Faience Manufacturing Company was an American manufacturing company that operated between 1880 – 1892 in the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn, New York. There is little evidence of the remains of the Company as it failed in 1892. It manufactured earthenware vases, jardiniéres, and baskets at first. British émigré, EdwardRead More →

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, 1920

From gold buttons to comfortable tailored trousers and comfortable cardigan sweaters, there is no more significant influence on clothes than Coco Chanel. Born in Saumur, France in 1883 this outspoken independent woman remains the most influential fashion designer of the 20th century. She alone is responsible for the then revolutionaryRead More →

Eero Saarinen Womb Chair 1946

Its name expresses its purpose: “It was designed on the theory that a great number of people have never felt secure and comfortable since they have left the womb.”Read More →

The way Dieter Rams tell it good design boils down to something as simple durability. Okay, not durability alone. A Well-designed piece is so self-explanatory that figuring out how to use it as simple as looking at it. And a design develops from the inside out because it involves notRead More →

Lena Meyer-Bergner, design drawing, 1936. Via Galerie Ulrich Fiedler, Berlin Bergner (1906-1981) was one of the outstanding textile designers at the Bauhaus. After some years in the Soviet Union she married Hannes Meyer in 1937, who had been the second director of the design school, and went with him to MexicoRead More →

If you work in design, study design, or even if industrial design is on your radar in any capacity, you are likely familiar with the work of Dieter Rams. Known for his time designing iconic products for Braun and later Vitsœ, Rams’ 10 Principles of Design have garnered him aRead More →

Herbert Bayer created the Bauhaus ‘ typographic identity. As we continue our Bauhaus 100 series  celebrating the school’s centenary, we explore how the Austrian designer’s lettering became synonymous with the school. True to form, perhaps the most mythic typeface to come out of the Bauhaus, Universal, was one that strove to beRead More →

ototo branding

Yuri Suzuki, a Japanese, London-based designer and sound artist has been around for over a decade. His eponymous design studio is behind numerous sonic installations, workshops and experiments. Suzuki has now officially been announced as a new partner at global design firm, Pentagram. Source: Playful sonic sculptures that reverberate acrossRead More →

John Contino - Give 'Em Hell

His work is populated by skeletons, snakes, and devils making boasts that you’d expect of a tattooed sailor. But underneath his punk-rock swagger is a softie with a thing for the Yankees, Steven King, and Tears for Fears. Jon Contino’s illustrations and hand-lettering have appeared on everything from microbrews toRead More →

Charles Rohlfs Desk Chair

This desk chair, which Rohlfs designed in collaboration with his wife, Anna Katharine Green, is perhaps his most modernist creation, featuring a bold attenuated form and unconventional decoration. Its dramatic design creates a lithe silhouette, which is brilliantly foiled by complex pierced and carved surfaces. Source: The Artistic Furniture ofRead More →

Niklas Porter -street scene

Mood Colorful: An Interview with Niklas Porter Share Tweet As years pass by, street photography is becoming a tough arena for competitive photographers. Everyone wants to be the next Henri Cartier-Bresson, the popularity of genre makes the overall aesthetic of street photographs to be repetitive. Source: Mood Colorful: An InterviewRead More →

Christien Meindertsma design example

Born in Utrecht in 1980 and graduated at the Eindhoven Design Academy in 2003, Meindertsma has already won three Dutch Design Awards (2008) and a Future Award (2016) for the high value of her research on sources and materials. Rather than on finished products, her work focuses on the study of resources, raw materials and production processes in order to understand the origin of objects that surround us.Read More →

Anna Spiro needs little introduction, having well and truly cemented her place in the Australian interior design canon. Anna is particularly well known for her passion for colour, and her ability to mix-and-match unexpected patterns and styles together, in a cohesive and exciting way. (After all, this is the womanRead More →

As a professional graphic designer for sixty years, I’ve produced more than five hundred posters that in a variety of ways inform, persuade, or decorate their subjects—that all comes under the heading of good professional practice. Source: Milton Glaser: Milton Glaser: Nine PostersRead More →

A silkscreen print by American-Austrian graphic designer, photographer, sculptor and interior designer Herbert Bayer (1900-1985), kept at Sa’dabad Cultural Complex in Tehran, is being restored. Bayer’s “Striped Twists,” a chromatic print art, one of the series of 70 works created in 1968 under the same title, which has been keptRead More →

No summertime blues here. With so many new tools, the dog days of summer will be filled with playing with new elements and expanding your design portfolio. If we’ve missed something that you think should have been on the list, let us know in the comments. Source: What’s New forRead More →

Good design has some magic to it, believes Jakob Wagner . Drawing from degrees in both mechanical engineering and design, Wagner founded his namesake design studio in 1993—and this magic has landed him numerous awards and commissions from manufacturers including Moroso , Bang & Olufsen , Louis Poulsen , andRead More →