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Monday, 16th July 2012 at 7:51pm
This is one for those of you that like camping but hate the bugs.
Dubbed Tentsile, this modern tree house looks very much like an airborne tent but the designers insist that it is a treehouse.
Designed to be set up in just half an hour, the tree house is made out of waterproof polyester which makes it ideal for use in almost all climates.
Hung from its self-supportive base or anchored from trees, it's offered in 2-person, 5-person and 8-person versions and provides the same comfort of cohabitation as a tent with the same level of functionality as a tree house or a hammock.
It weighs between 11-18 lbs with the two-person Tentsile model retailing for $3,000 and the 8-person model costing just over $12,000.
Find out more here.
Sunday, 8th July 2012 at 7:51pm
In an exhibition called 'Fit', at Central St Martin's College of Art and Design, Vaughan Oliver and Jonathan Barnbrook invited leading British designers to submit their own Olympic posters.
See more of these great posters here on Design Boom or pop along to the exhibition.
Window Galleries, Kings Cross, 29 June – 30 August 2012
Sunday, 24th June 2012 at 4:58pm
This year spring fundraising event for Architecture for Humanity is the "I Love Architecture" Charity Auction.
Featuring original sketches, renderings, prints, paintings and even a pigskin, from over 50 designers and architects, including Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Steven Holl, Kengo Kuma, Snohetta, Jeanne Gang, and more, the hammer is about to come down.
So, if you would like to see some of the great pieces of art and get your bid in for charity then click here. The auction finishes on 29th June. It is a US based auction but they say they will ship worldwide.
For more information on Architecture for Humanity click here.
Tuesday, 27th March 2012 at 8:49am
For all designers and budding typographers out there this new typographic dating game, Type Connection, helps you pair and compare typefaces to your hearts content.
Saturday, 26th November 2011 at 9:50am
Situated in Monmouth Street, Seven Dialsthe store will offer a wide range of gifts, jewellery, watches, books, home wares and much more by some of Europe’s most exciting designers and brands.
Click here for more details
Monday, 24th October 2011 at 11:12am
Launched earlier this year, Heineken Open Design Explorations Edition 1: The Club auditioned hundreds of promising designers, eventually selecting the best 19 from four countries - Japan, Brazil, USA and Italy. The chosen designers have now been put into groups, each of which will a present a design for a new nightclub concept.
The nineteen selected designers, who come from motion deign, graphic design, product design and interior design backgrounds, all demonstrated a love of nightlife and an exceptional level of creativity. Yukihiro Shoda, a motion designer from Tokyo, shared his enthusiasm at being selected saying, 'The project has given me an exciting opportunity to work with designers from across the world and from other disciplines. The collaboration element will allow each of us to really explore our potential, and the input from consumers is something that will help inspire me to push my ideas to new levels.' Graphic designer Sandra Garcia Pagola from of New York City said, 'To present the conclusions of our journey during Milan's famous design week is an unbelievable opportunity for any designer. I feel really lucky that Heineken has created this opportunity and selected me alongside the other designers to showcase our work on such a revered global stage.'
To follow the designers and read the full article visit The Interior Design Blog.
Monday, 24th October 2011 at 11:11am
The Future Memory was created by Royal Academy of Arts and British Council. To read more about The Future Memory Programme please go to Blueprint online.
Friday, 13th May 2011 at 9:35am
The British Council says, 'The launch kicked off with a packed press conference attended by Kazakhstan’s leading TV Channels and newspaper titles followed by the official opening by the British Ambassador and the Director of Central State Museum. 600 people attended the opening to see the work of seven of the UK’s leading fashion designers: Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, Hussein Chalayan, Marios Schwab, Peter Jensen, Sophia Kokosalaki and Osman Yousefzada.'
Read more here