All Blog Posts Tagged 'design' (2,031)

Mexico is Building the World's Largest Underwater Museum

Can art help preserve nature? Let's hope so. Mexico has just announced plans to build the largest underwater museum in the world, with around 400 figures made of concrete submerged in the Caribbean sea, near Cancun. The goal? Not only to keep their tourists happy but to help protect their coral reef. In essence, the Mexican government is looking to create a new… Continue

Added by alice on October 7, 2009 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Hotel Tomo: A Japanese Pop-Culture Inspired Hotel (5 pics)

About two years ago, boutique hotel chain Joie de Vivre reopened the Best Western Miyako Inn in San Francisco as the anime-infused Hotel Tomo. Looking through their website this morning, the rooms really do look like the closest thing you'll get to experiencing Japan's pop-culture in an American hotel. With plasma screens showing anime and monster movies in the lobby, a…


Added by alice on October 7, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Burger King is Getting a Modern Make-Over

Bye bye generic fast food chain, hello modern mecca! As part of a plan to be revealed today in Amsterdam, the company will announce a massive effort to overhaul its 12,000 locations worldwide. Those bland tiles and tabletops are going to be traded in as Burger King looks to be more sit-down than drive-through. The concept, called 20/20, calls for a sleek interior…


Added by alice on October 7, 2009 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

The Gigantor Robot Will Protect Kobe, Japan

Perhaps the Japanese know something we don't! A 60-foot statue of famous cartoon robot Gigantor was recently built in the city of Kobe. Towering over Kobe's Wakamatsu Park, the statue weighs 50 tons, costs about $1.5 million to build and took about six weeks to erect. Just like the humongous…


Added by alice on October 6, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

20 Magnificent Mid-Century Modern Interiors

I love mid-century modern design! Mid-Century modern is a design form that describes mid-20th century developments from roughly 1933 to 1965. In the past few years we've seen a huge revival of this movement, but now we're seeing it updated for these modern times. We love the classic throwback, the…


Added by alice on October 5, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

8 Gorgeous Modern Home Designs

Today I thought I'd look back at some of the most gorgeous modern houses we've ever featured here on the Met. What each of the designers or architects did so well was plan for an intelligent use of space. Not only do these homes look equally comfortable as they do gorgeous, they provide the homeowner with an amazing experience. They've created an inside/outside… Continue

Added by alice on October 3, 2009 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Life Map to Quarter Age Crisis - Colleen Corcoran

Here's a cool little life map that I happen to come upon today. It's funny how we share some of life's biggest experiences. This somehow makes me feel connected to people (and that's a good thing).

Colleen… Continue

Added by alice on October 2, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

10 Modern Packaging Concepts That are Clever and Cool

Is there such a thing as packaging that's too modern? If so, please don't tell these ten people who've designed these amazing concepts! While most of the ten incorporate some sort of clever design idea, each and every one of them takes packaging down to its most simplest form. What's left? Not just a product that gives people an experience but packaging that…


Added by alice on October 1, 2009 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Inspiration: Entrepreneurs Can Change the World

I love videos that make you feel inspired! Thanks, SwissMiss, for the… Continue

Added by alice on October 1, 2009 at 10:58am — 1 Comment

Inside Michael Jackson's Private Kingdom - Arch Digest Nov 09 (10 pics)

November's issue of Architectural Digest takes us inside Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch. His 2,700-acre Santa Ynez Valley, CA, estate was opened to photographer Harry Benson over the years. Benson was one of only a few members of the media ever…


Added by alice on October 1, 2009 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

More info on Microsoft's upcoming tablet - the Courier

Alice first introduced us to this device in a blog post here. Now a lot more information has come out about this interesting tablet computer. This video shows a great deal more about the interface and uses that the device will support. It looks like a dream machine for anyone involved in creative work. When I was a student I would've killed for something like this.… Continue

Added by Mark Huckabee on September 30, 2009 at 7:27am — 1 Comment

DIY chalkboard table makes it fun to play with your food

Chalkboard Table

A basic wood table gets new life as a fun and interactive centerpiece for meals. The project is simple enough - sand and prime a table, apply paint, allow to cure - that even I would be willing to take it on. Chalkboard paint is available from a number of different vendors and most hardware stores carry it now or can special order it (RustOleum and…


Added by Cori Mozilo on September 29, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

London Design Festival 2009

design is a way of life

"The Festival reflects the growing worldwide recognition of the power of design to change things for the better, to help deliver economic prosperity and to improve quality of life." -- Sir John Sorrell – Chairman, London Design Festival

Last week, across the Atlantic (for those residing in North America), the… Continue

Added by Phil on September 29, 2009 at 9:52am — 3 Comments

Story Hotel -- check yourself in!

At the Story Hotel in Stockholm guests book their rooms online, pay in advance, and receive a code via email or text message that gives them access to their rooms. What could be simpler?

The hotel was designed by the Swedish firm Koncept (website here). It only opened this March and is already being considered for the European Hotel Design Awards.…


Added by Mark Huckabee on September 28, 2009 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Designer Luis Miguel Torres

Featured Designer Luis Miguel Torres

Luis Miguel Torres is a designer from Monterrey, Mexico who does illustration, graphic design, motion graphics, and photography work. He has his own design studio called Telaviv Design. You can see more of his work here. Chung Designs…

Featured Designer Luis Miguel Torres

Featured Designer Luis Miguel Torres

Featured Designer Luis Miguel Torres

Featured Designer Luis Miguel Torres

Featured Designer Luis Miguel Torres

Featured Designer Luis Miguel Torres


Added by Kevin Chung on September 27, 2009 at 9:26pm — 5 Comments

Clever Design: Whale Flower Vase (4 pics)

How I'd love to have this sitting on my desk! This whale flower vase was created by Alessandro Bêda from Lisboa, Portugal. The two-piece flower vase has a blowhole for flowers and comes in either black or white. Simple, elegant and clever!…


Added by alice on September 27, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Google Misspells Their Name To Celebrate Their 11th Birthday

What a fun little idea. If you're one of the gajallion people who use Google today you'll notice that they misspelled their name! In order to commemorate their 11th birthday, they used two 11 to create "Goog11e." Happy Birthday, big… Continue

Added by alice on September 27, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Honda's U3-X is the Human Transportation Device From the Future!

If the unicycle and Segway had a baby, it would look like Honda's new U3-X. With a simple lean, the device moves forward, backward, side-to-side and diagonally. How? The large wheel is actually made up of several small wheels in a series, which can rotate independently. As of right now, the U3-X gets a single hour of battery and weighs under 22 pounds. Top speed on this… Continue

Added by alice on September 24, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Introducing Microsoft's Secret Tablet, Courier

Wow, this baby looks cool! While everyone is holding their breath for the Apple tablet, Microsoft unveils their concept called Courier. Gizmodo got the first sneak peek, which they're calling more "booklet" than "tablet."

"The dual 7-inch (or so)… Continue

Added by alice on September 24, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Cool Concept: Seabreacher Dolphin Speed Boat (8 pics + video)

This has to be one of the most outrageous aquatic vehicles I've ever seen! Inspired by dolphins, the Seabreacher is a submersible watercraft that is able jump, dive, and roll through the water at speeds up to 40mph, or 20mph underwater.

Designed and manufactured by Innespace Productions, the boat took over 10 years to develop and is easy enough to drive and…


Added by Eugene on September 23, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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