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  • Roman and Williams installs cabinet of curiosities inside Soho furniture shop
    by Bridget Cogley on October 22, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Interior design studio Roman and Williams has installed cabinets inside its New York showroom that are filled with tchotchkes coloured to match a new paint palette by Farrow & Ball. The installation at boutique furniture store RW Guild comprises three wooden cabinets with Dutch glass fronts that are filled with decorations that are been painted The post Roman and Williams installs cabinet of curiosities inside Soho furniture shop appeared first on Dezeen. […]

  • Boston City Hall renovation preserves "straightforward honesty" of brutalist building
    by Bridget Cogley on October 22, 2019 at 8:00 PM

    LED lights illuminate the gridded concrete structure of Boston's brutalist city hall, which has been renovated by local firm Utile. The Boston architecture and planning studio Utile updated the civic building to coincide with its 50th anniversary this year. Completed in 1959 by Kallmann, McKinnell, and Knowles, Boston City Hall is a rare example of The post Boston City Hall renovation preserves "straightforward honesty" of brutalist building appeared first on Dezeen. […]

  • Barbie lists Malibu Dreamhouse on Airbnb
    by Kristine Klein on October 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    Barbie has listed her glamorous Malibu beach house on Airbnb for a lucky holidaymaker to enjoy this month. The Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse is available for a two-night-stay next week to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the fashion doll, which was created by manufacturer Mattel in 1959. Written as if penned by Barbie, the tongue-in-cheek Airbnb listing The post Barbie lists Malibu Dreamhouse on Airbnb appeared first on Dezeen. […]

  • "I presumed that 'Pope' was some new hip, high-tech designer"
    by Frankie Entwistle on October 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    In this week's comments update, readers are suspicious of the intentions of wearable praying technology and in agreement that sustainable design terminology needs more scrutiny. Like a prayer: the Vatican is embracing wearable technology with the launch of its Click to Pray eRosary, which aims to help users quantify their prayers and monitor progress. "They The post "I presumed that 'Pope' was some new hip, high-tech designer" appeared first on Dezeen. […]

  • Emblem for Paris Olympics combines gold medal and Marianne's lips
    by Tom Ravenscroft on October 22, 2019 at 4:28 PM

    Paris has unveiled a gold-medal-shaped emblem for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympic Games that incorporates the Olympic flame and the lips of Marianne. The logo has been created as a combination of three symbols connected to the Olympics and France. It takes its shape and colour from a gold medal – awarded to the winners The post Emblem for Paris Olympics combines gold medal and Marianne's lips appeared first on Dezeen. […]

  • German industrial designer and "poet of light" Ingo Maurer dies aged 87
    by Jennifer Hahn on October 22, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    Ingo Maurer – the German designer whose playful, unexpected creations earned him the nickname "poet of light" – passed away yesterday at age 87. Over the course of five decades, Maurer re-conceptualised lighting design with his tongue firmly in his cheek, while being among the first to adopt the latest technical innovations from LEDs to OLEDs. The post German industrial designer and "poet of light" Ingo Maurer dies aged 87 appeared first on Dezeen. […]

  • Wheeler Kearns designs low-lying Ravine House for nature lovers in Illinois
    by Jenna McKnight on October 22, 2019 at 2:00 PM

    American studio Wheeler Kearns Architects has completed a single-storey residence on a wooded site outside of Chicago, featuring black facades and large windows that engage the landscape. The Ravine House is located in the suburban town of Highland Park, situated about 25 miles (40 kilometres) north of downtown Chicago. The dwelling sits quietly within a The post Wheeler Kearns designs low-lying Ravine House for nature lovers in Illinois appeared first on Dezeen. […]

  • Universal Design Studio and Giles Miller Studio design reusable pavilion for BBC
    by Lizzie Crook on October 22, 2019 at 11:45 AM

    Universal Design Studio and Giles Miller Studio have designed a two-storey pavilion for BBC Studios that can be dismantled and reused, and then recycled at the end of its life. The pavilion was commissioned by BBC Studios, one of the world's biggest producers of TV content, for the MIPCOM trade show in Cannes to entertain The post Universal Design Studio and Giles Miller Studio design reusable pavilion for BBC appeared first on Dezeen. […]

  • Studio Drift reduces plastic bags into blocks for Materialism installation
    by Augusta Pownall on October 22, 2019 at 11:37 AM

    Amsterdam-based Studio Drift has created an installation of 3,000 blue blocks, which each represent the plastic used to make an individual supermarket bag, at the Van Abbemuseum for Dutch Design Week. Materialism: The bag project is an installation on display in the Eye, a semicircular, outdoor gallery-space paved with gravel, and visible from the lower-ground floor of the Eindhoven The post Studio Drift reduces plastic bags into blocks for Materialism installation appeared first on Dezeen. […]

  • Rise of artificial intelligence means architects are "doomed" says Sebastian Errazuriz
    by Marcus Fairs on October 22, 2019 at 11:17 AM

    Ninety per cent of architects will lose their jobs as artificial intelligence takes over the design process, according to designer Sebastian Errazuriz. The New York-based designer made the controversial claim in a series of movies posted on his Instagram account. "I think it's important that architects are warned as soon as possible that 90 per The post Rise of artificial intelligence means architects are "doomed" says Sebastian Errazuriz appeared first on Dezeen. […]

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