While it isn't the best of times, yesterday Starwood still managed to open its doors for its newest addition, W Hotel Hollywood. Costing $350 million ($600 million for the whole development), this W hotel is located at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, which is walking distance to the Pantages, Hollywood Palladium and Avalon theaters. It contains… Continue
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Are you one of those people who drools over the thought of a 60-inch plasma tv? Well, then move on. This post is definitely not for you. However, if you're one of those people who long for simpler days, you know, when we had four channels to choose from rather than four billion (yes, I am exaggerating), than you'll be smitten by this new retro TV by LG. The LG…
Forward-thinking airline Air New Zealand has really taken a step into the future with a new cabin design that totally enhances the comfort of passengers on long-haul flights. And not just in First Class either! They made extensive changes in the Economy and Economy Plus cabins too. The picture above is actually from their new Economy seating where couples or families can purchase all 3 seats in a row for only 2 1/2 times the single price. The three… Continue
If you ever dreamed about having furniture that looks like it belongs in a looney tunes cartoon, you'll love this post. Judson Beaumont of Straight Line Designs has designed some of the coolest furniture you have ever seen.
Imagine a birthday card whose candles light when you pick it up then go out when you blow on them. That is completely possible using a new technique for printing electrical circuits developed by Kate Stone, founder of Novalia, a printing firm based in Cambridge, UK. This new technique turns the normal process for creating a printed circuit on its head. In her method a designer first creates an ordinary image on the page. Then an electronics engineer uses special… Continue
Barend Hemmes creates the most badass designer bikes you've ever seen! Taking inspiration from logos, he's so far created two works of art, the Charging Bull and the Jaguar. As Barend states "These concepts are my artistic representation of the logos and in no way do I wish to deface or ridicule them. I am just showing that it's possible to use each logo in a unique way…
As Kevin reported in the post, Adidas Brings The Star Wars Saga To Your Feet!, you'll be seeing some cool kicks coming to a street corner near you. To celebrate this launch, Adidas just released this one minute video that features David Beckham, Snoop Dogg, DJ Neil Armstrong, Daft Punk and others. Though I'm digging the remixed Imperial March song, this video doesn't really come close to… Continue
For those of you who love the nostalgic vibe of Polaroid pics, I present to you this sneak peek. Polaroid's raging back (not just with Lady Gaga but) with their re-release of the old instant film cameras and their Color 600 instant film later this year. First up is a completely redesigned, modern version of the Polaroid OneStep camera, the PIC 1000.
Marvel Comics, 1982 If you're looking for some design inspiration, check out the new and mostly older letterheads over at Letterheady. My favorites are the ones from the animation studios but you'll find interesting letterheads by everyone from…
At the Detroit Auto Show today Toyota unveiled their newest hybrid, the FT-CH. It is designed to be a hipper, less expensive version of the Prius. it is still technically a "concept" car but Toyota is hinting strongly that this one will make it to production soon.
The design of the FT-CH is intended to "capture the vivid, high-energy appeal… Continue
If there's one company who's led a major food trend this year it's Chef Roy Choy for Kogi. His famous Korean taco truck business boomed and he's now sporting four trucks and one outlet at the The Alibi Room in Culver City. With nearly 52,000 Twitter followers, his company's also an example of how to use social media in a smart and effective way.
Sure those white Apple earphones are minimalistic but, ladies, what if you want to show off some style? What are our choices? Enter Vestalife. Created by four intelligent and driven ladies, these headphones look more like fashion accessories than headphones. Soft-touch earbuds with flexible fixtures, and colored, fabric-covered wires all lend themselves to creating…
If you are red-green colour blind how would one explain color to each other? If graphic design can offer a solution, how would one translate color into graphics?
Color Add has done some amazing research and development on this. They started with giving thre basic forms to the three primary colours blue (cyan), red (magenta) and yellow. All other graphic color codes are based on those. Just like how all colors find their origin in the… Continue
Swedish designers "Human Since 1982" created this digital clock made of 24 analogue clocks. It's like they merged two opposite worlds together. Make sure to check out the video below to see the clock in action!…
This is the man who invented the album cover as we know it today. Alex Steinweiss was 23 years old in 1938 when he decided that it would be so nice to have art depicted on the cover of an album sleeve. Before, it used to be nothing more than a sort of large wrapper made out of brown paper. His idea became a huge… Continue
How does one look at a shipping container and see a public space? Just ask German artists Wolfgang Winter and Berthold Hörbelt who took hundreds of bottle crates and perched them on a shipping container, creating a cool clubhouse.
But this type of creative work isn't new to them. The artists create art landmarks for public spaces all over the world. They work to reclaim lost public spaces and open people's eyes to the fact that art… Continue
How do you make your home look clean, comfortable, contemporary and stylish? Just ask Frank Roop. If you've ever lustfully looked through interior design magazines like Elle Décor, House Beautiful, or Metropolitan Home you've probably seen his work. His calm, colored rooms are carefully put together. Frank began his firm in 1998 after a career in fine men’s specialty…
This totally cool custom bookcase was designed for a condo in DC's DuPont Circle area by dbd studio. They designed the whole thing digitally then cut it from sheets of birch plywood using a CNC machine. The result is both a storage area and an art object itself.
The bookcase had to avoid interfering with various impediments that were already in the space such as the recessed lights, sprinkler… Continue
Now here's a clever idea! Serbian designer Damjan Stanković has created this cool drinking glass called Cipher, which recognizes drinks. Pixels on the glass get filled in as a drink gets poured. Hidden in those looks random colored pixels is a word: milk, juice, coca-cola or coffee!
How does it work? "The pattern of shapes and empty… Continue