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Archive for May, 2011

KOU-AN Glass Teahouse by Tokujin Yoshioka - Featured Image

KOU-AN Glass Teahouse by Tokujin Yoshioka for the Venice Biennale

As part of the Glassstress 2011 exhibition, part of the Venice Biennale, designer Tokujin Yoshioka will be presenting the architecture plan in the form of a 1/10 scale model for a transparent Japanese house called KOU-AN. This project was first presented in 2002 and has developed into a transparent teahouse, which is an image that…

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SFMOMA Announces Expansion Plans

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announced preliminary plans for expansion that will double the museum’s exhibition and education space, with an expected completion date of 2016. The over 225,000 square-foot expansion is developed by architectural firm Snøhetta in collaboration with SFMOMA and EHDD of San Francisco, taking the expansion from the backside…

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The Empty Chair by Maarten Baas for Amnesty International

Amnesty International invited Dutch designer Maarten Baas to design a piece to support their campaign against the increased suppression of writers, journalists, artists and activists. Mr Baas created 5-meter tall “The Empty Chair” in honor of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, who was not able to accept the prize in person. This piece…

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Plumen 001 Low Energy Lightbulb

Who says energy-saving lightbulbs can’t be stylish? This Plumen 001 lightbulb was designed by bending the glass tubes of a lightbulb into a shape that could be a piece of artwork on its own. This product is said to use 80% less energy and last eight times longer than an incandescent bulb. This product was…

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Vivid Sydney Festival Begins this Friday

Vivid Sydney, Sydney’s third annual festival of light, music and ideas begins this Friday evening with the lighting of the sails at the Sydney Opera House. The event’s curator, Australian music promoter Stephen “Pav” Pavlovic, has selected French digital projection artists Superbien to bring the sails alive each evening. We were there the first year…

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Kenneth Grange Exhibition at the Design Museum, London

The Design Museum in London will present an exhibition of designs by British product designer Kenneth Grange. He is known for the Kodak cameras, Kenwood food mixers and Parker pens – as well as the re-design of the London Taxi Cab. The exhibit will cover his career which spans over 50 years, including the following…

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Qubique: New Furniture Show to Launch in Berlin

From 26-29 October, a new furniture show called Qubique will begin its inaugural show at Berlin’s decommissioned Tempelhof Airport. The concept of the show is to present the best selection of inspiring furniture design between high-profile brands as well as creations from young creative talents in the areas of design, architecture and art. The latter…