"House-Lamp is a hand crafted, architecturally inspired luminary... beautiful by day and magical at night."
Advertising Agency Y&R Malaysia has brought home many awards this year, topping off their success with a win at Kancil who named them "Agency of the Year." The Kuala Lumpur-based company is proud to represent Penguin Books, for whom they created the award-winning "Books for Every Interest" campaign. The designs are simple, elegant and guaranteed to catch the attention of new generations of readers. The campaign categorizes Penguin's various publications into accordingly designed penguins, inviting people to look twice at these beautiful logos.
"Throughout the history of New York City, urban growth has been matched by grand civic gestures," says Roger Duffy, Design Partner of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), the New York City–based architecture firm. That's the same spirit that has inspired the firm's dramatic proposal for the redesign of Grand Central. SOM is one of three firms currently vying to restore the luster of Midtown East, and their proposal is our favorite. SOM's idea involves a sleek and futuristic–looking structure suspended in the air, not unlike the London Eye.
A great conversation starter when you serve your guests--every host should own one of these boards!
The smart design allows you to carry finger-foods and glasses of wine simultaneously, while you hold the board like a painter's palette.
Flatmate, designed by Michael Hilgers for the German design company Magazin, is a sleek desk that's only 5 inches deep. This award-winning desk is perfect for a tiny NYC apartment!
Formerly the lead print designer at Donna Karan, Elora Hardy left fashion to form Ibuku, a leading force in conscientious architectural design. Located in Bali, Ibuku focuses on building homes made from organic materials, especially bamboo. Ibuku's Green Village emphasizes a commitment to sustainable design and a deep awareness of the surrounding Balinese landscape. Built from locally–grown bamboo, Ibuku is also responsible for the Green School, which promotes education about sustainability and environmental kindness.
"De Markies (The Awning) was an entry in the Temporary Living competition 1985 and was conceived as a mobile home. On the road, it measures 2.00 m by 4.50 m, and once it has arrived at its destination its floorspace can be increased threefold in a matter of seconds. De Markies was awarded the Public Prize at the Rotterdam Design Prize 1996."