Archive for May, 2011

Amsterdam Sinfonietta Posters

May 31st, 2011

Rejane Dal Bello is a Netherlands based designer, originally from Rio de Janeiro, that works at Studio Dumbar. These posters were designed for Amsterdam Sinfonietta, an independent musical ensemble, consisting of mostly young musicians. The series of posters were designed over two years.

Via Designspiration

Gorki House in Moscow Russia

May 31st, 2011

Situated to the west of Moscow, Russia is this intriguing contemporary house. The architects positioned the house atop a hill with the intentions of utilizing the views. Since the view looking north wasn’t as good as the rest, they decided to block it off. This gave them the idea of the folding structure, which really gives the house its uniqueness.

If you look closely in the first image you can see the garage goes right into one of the structure folds. This gives me the idea that when I do finally conceptualize my house I’d like to have a garage that you can’t see. The garage door would be flush and of the same color—think Batman’s cave.

Found on Arch Daily
Photography: Yuri Palmin, Anton Nadtochiy


Ray Kappe RK1 Module Home

May 30th, 2011

Ray Kappe is a master architect. His design is very engaging for myself and I would hope for you as well. Ray Kappe worked with Living Homes to create this modular house. On average each module—there are eleven—weights 10,000 pounds and only took eight hours to assemble. The cost of buying one of these homes starts at $590,000. Not bad for such a nice looking place to live.


Choy Residence

May 27th, 2011

It’s really not fair that San Francisco has all of these cool houses. To be able to tour these someday would be a pleasure. Seeing houses in person always puts an even better perspective for the beauty of them. Terry & Terry Architecture refurbished this house into a more modern marvel.

I really like the fact that the roof was designed to collect water run-off and store it in holding tanks for later use. On the north end of the roof there are also photovoltaic solar panels put to use.

Found on Arch Daily
Photography: Ethan Kaplan, Alex Terry


Nueva Forma Listening Pleasures #16

May 26th, 2011

A new version of the Nueva Forma Listening Pleasures is here for our ears. This episode is different than the last. It brings a more glitchy set mixed with the usual soothing sounds. If you’re new to the Nueva Forma series you can catch some other episodes here.

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Process Visual Book

May 25th, 2011

Process Visual looks like one of the most promising and hardest-to-get-ahold-of corporate identity books. I have yet to obtain a copy but would absolutely enjoy having one. By the pictures I’ve come across, the book looks to cover a large part of the creative process and logo iterations prior to the final result. Six major projects were covered in the book all of which have interesting processes. The book was written by Wolfgang Schmittel and published by ABC Verlag—I believe in the ’70s-’80s.

If you’re interested in the full contents of the book there is a listing here as well as a handful of more images.


Austin Texas Tower House

May 24th, 2011

When I think of Texas nowhere in that thought is green grass, water or large trees. Talk about a skewed perception of the state. Fortunately that has been renewed by this house in Austin built by Andersson Wise Architects. Ultimately it seems more like a lookout tower which only makes it cooler.

The reason for building in the style of a tower was to limit the environmental footprint and take advantage of the view over the water.


Advice from Wim Crouwel

May 24th, 2011

Image by Experimental Jetset

YouTube Preview ImageWim Crouwel is right when he says, “On the other hand, finding your way now is much more difficult than my time”. Finding your way and making a name for yourself nowadays is difficult. It seems every way you turn there is someone doing the same thing that you’re doing. That should not be discouraging however. Sticking to what you love should be easy and spending time doing it should be even easier.

Although Crouwel is referring to young designers, the advice here is still quite relevant all designers.

Via Phaidon / Swiss Legacy

House in Iporanga Sao Paulo

May 23rd, 2011

It seems rare that you get to see the home where an architect actually lives. Fortunately Arthur Casas listed his own home on in his portfolio. The fact that the house lies within the Rain Forest of Sao Paulo, Brazil is just dreamy. The interiors are open to the outside giving the whole home its energy. I imagine the outside sounds are quite amazing as well; the thought alone of sitting outside on the deck is blowing my mind.

Via Modresdes


Expo 67 Posters

May 23rd, 2011

The abstractness of the illustration on these posters really makes me wish I had prints for my wall. Guy Lalumière designed these in 1966 for the World Fair Exposition in 1967—Expo 67.

Via Designspiration / Canadian Design Resource

Ben Newman Illustration

May 19th, 2011

Ben Newman is a British illustrator with such an interesting use of shape, line, color and composition. Although I have no idea what some of his pieces are even remotely trying to say, I still feel a welcoming connection. My eye is seeming worked back and forth throughout each piece playfully.

If you enjoy Ben’s work, check out his online shop and portfolio. I started wandering, link-by-link through his site and saw some other interesting pieces.

Via Grain Edit


Air France – No excuses Music Video

May 19th, 2011

YouTube Preview ImageFor the longest time this video by Air France titled No Excuses, has been in my post queue. The track itself is really uplifting and shot after shot of the open water on a cloudy day just feels soothing. If you don’t have the album I’d recommend it.

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