All Blog Posts Tagged 'design' (2,043)

Lexus LFA 2011 - The Supercar That's Super Exclusive (5 pics)

Watch out... Lexus is coming out with the LFA! A new flagship atop the F portfolio, the LFA is a $375,000 supercar that's going to rival the current reigning Japanese supercar, the Nissan GT-R. Powered by a lightweight (aluminum alloy, magnesium alloy and titanium alloy) 4.8-liter V10 engine, this rear-drive, two-seat supercar pushes over 550 horsepower and a 0-60…


Added by alice on October 24, 2009 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

A Retro-Modern Dressing Table - Angela Adams (2 pics)

Interesting lines, that Kelly green, I'm intrigued by this dressing table by Angela Adams. Dwell once called it a combination of "very serious Swedish modern and a praying mantis." I call it eye-catching and interesting. What do you think?…


Added by alice on October 24, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Stunningly Transparent Lexus LFA Supercar (6 photos)

This amazing transparent sculpture of the new $375,000 Lexus LFA supercar is absolutely mind-blowing! The full-size sculpture, which was constructed by Japanese architect Scu Fujimoto, was first displayed at Milan Design Week earlier this year.

What's most impressive is that details like the seats, instrument panel, engine, suspension, and transaxle can…


Added by Eugene on October 23, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Stella McCartney Designs For Gap Kids and Baby

Great, now even 5 year olds are going to dress better than me. Back in April, when I first saw this picture at The Sartorialist, I was shocked. How could this little boy, with his pinstripe shirt, sporty blazer and cool kicks, make a 33 year old woman jealous?… Continue

Added by alice on October 23, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Paper Shoes by David Brownings

This guy has a thing for paper. Check out more of his work here.…


Added by Yasmine Zalek on October 21, 2009 at 12:08pm — 3 Comments

Furry Puppet Studio

Furry Puppet Studio in Brooklyn is run by Zack Buchman and Maria Gurevich. These two mastermind puppets of all kinds, write a blog, and offer puppet-building workshops. They even post pictures of how they build their puppets. No strings attached.

Added by Puppet master on October 21, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Cool Concept: Single Line Workstation (4 pics)

How cool is this workstation? Currently a concept, the Single Line Furniture was created by Yuppie Hippie from Tokyo, Japan. Clean lines, a neon…


Added by alice on October 20, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Modern Motivational Posters - Right Brain Terrain

I got a lovely message from Frederic Terral, the Founder and Designer of Right Brain Terrain, in my inbox this morning asking me if I wouldn't mind writing about his modern motivational posters. I always feel honored when an artist, graphic designer or company finds our site and thinks it might be a great place to showcase their work (or product).

I… Continue

Added by alice on October 19, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

A Beautiful Bookshelf

I've been looking for a sweet little bookshelf for quite some time now. I came upon this beauty at SwissMiss and immediately fell in love! Created by Korean designer, Shawn Soh, this bookshelf would make me smile every time I looked at it. Did you see the… Continue

Added by alice on October 17, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

25 Funny Mixed Messages

Have there ever been times when you've said one thing, but had a completely different thought in your head? That's the idea behind these clever typography compositions created by Peter Sebastian. It's funny to see how one word can totally change the entire meaning of a message.

If you're interested in purchasing these designs on t-shirts, you can check out…


Added by Eugene on October 14, 2009 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Disney Stores are Getting a High-Tech Make-Over

Interesting news coming out of the NY Times about Disney's stores. Soon you'll be seeing an expensive and ambitious floor-to-ceiling reboot of its 340 stores in the United States and Europe — as well as opening new ones, including a potential flagship in Times Square. What's going to be different?

"Theaters will allow children to watch film clips of their… Continue

Added by alice on October 13, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Brilliant! Modern Hitchcock by Matt Needle

Oh, how brilliant are these posters? Matt Needle created these as a "“personal project I set myself, to design a modern series of posters for Hitchcock’s most famous films.” Don't you just love the modern reinterpretation?

See more of Matt's work at… Continue

Added by alice on October 11, 2009 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

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

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