Archive for August, 2006

August 20, 2006 2 comments

Slat Seat by Dwell

Jeans Per Capita – the new denim shopping expereince without leaving home

August 20, 2006 Leave a comment

Launched in November last year Jeans Per Capita by design duo designer Michelle Worsfold and Mark Baewalds is a new way of shopping for jeans empowering you the shopper to mix and match the stitches, detailing, cut and treatments. They allow you the opportunity to put together your ideal look in denim.

Based in Sydney they assure follow up within 24 hrs with delivery taking place between 2 – 3 weeks depending on treatments and detailing. Makes sense so be a little patient for perfection – this is not off the rack shopping and you can have the pleasure of knowing it is you own unique creation from fabric choice, detailing to cut!

Image Via Sassybella

Young Blood Market A Success!

August 19, 2006 1 comment

acrylic necklaces (they call it perspex here)

Christiana necklace

The Young Blood Market was again a raging success at the Powerhouse during Sydney Design 06 and was one of it’s major features attracting thousands of shoppers looking for design with a local flavour. Yet there is no better endorsement than that of the visitor. They did this with their feet, their wallets and they even blogged about it!

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Design Hub

August 19, 2006 Leave a comment

Design Hub - your online design resource

Design Hub, the Powerhouse Museum design portal / e-zine has been launched. I’ve watched it over the past week hoping to see daily content changes however in it’s ‘zine’ format Design Hub appears to be slowly increasing in content produced by Museum staffers and a few external design writers to become a helpful design resource.

A gateway to the worlds best design collections and online magazine
with news, interviews, opinions and ideas across the breadth of design.

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Smh Young Designer of the Year Award

August 3, 2006 Leave a comment

As part of Sydney Design 2006 and in the tradition of the previous 9 Sydney Design festivals, the Sydney Morning Herald will announce the winners of the Young Designer of the Year Award at the launch event tomorrow evening at the Powerhouse Museum.

This years brief

aims to encourage young graduate designers to produce a design that promotes or enhances a sense of community, interchange of ideas or friendly conversation – commune.

I’ll be looking forward to seeing the successful entries and competition winners on display at the Powerhouse Museum.

red dot award: communication design 2006

August 3, 2006 Leave a comment

the maps “Verdichtungen” by Eva Klose

Eine Zeitreise durch das alte China”, typography by Pu Chen from Hamburg

Quiet, subtle works win over expert jury

The results of the red dot award: communication design 2006 have been finalised. This
year, the jury consisting of nine international design experts had to judge the design quality of 3,708 entries from 31 nations. Twohundred and ten works received an award, twenty-four of them a ‘red dot: best of the best’ for outstanding and path-breaking design achievements. In the field of the honorary prizes the suspense remains because the awardwinners of the honorary award ‘red dot: grand prix’, which is awarded to the best work of each category, as well as the ‘red dot: junior prize’ worth 10,000 euros (instead of 2,000 euros in the previous years) for the best student work will be announced no earlier
than 8 December 2006 at the festive award ceremony in the Essen Philharmonic Concert Hall. From 9 December 2006 to 7 January 2007, all award-winning works will be presented to the interested public in a special exhibition at the Essen red dot design museum.

With altogether more than 5,000 entries in its disciplines ‘red dot award: product design’, ‘red dot award: communication design’, and ‘red dot award: design concept’, the red dot
design award is one of the leading and largest design competitions worldwide. Since 1955, outstanding design quality has been publicly honoured and presented in an exhibition by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen on an annual basis.

The “red dot communication design yearbook 2006/2007” will be published in time for the award presentations in December.

via Red Dot Design Museum

Now for something fun

August 1, 2006 Leave a comment

You may be wondering what these cute little edible things are doing on the site – well they’re actually Gummilights – soft, rubbery lights that are powered by tiny LED’s that fit into their behinds.

via designspotter

Categories: Design, Ideas, Object