Anyone fancy a bowl of noodles in a giant igloo at the foothills of Mount Fuji? It’s certainly on my list of things to do before I die, and now thanks to Takeshi Hosaka, we’re all one-step closer to fulfilling the dream! Hosaka’s brand new noodle restaurant is part cave, part igloo, part snowy hillside, the building is an irregularly shaped shell constructed in reinforced concrete, with large arched openings on all sides.
Guarantee your status as coolest kid on the block with this simplistically cool new bicycle, designed by Sven Fischer for German design company Team Tentakulus.
There’s been a lot of talk about possible applications for 3D printing, but Johnny Kelly’s new TV titles are the first time we’ve seen it used in animation
Chair or bench in 100% biodegradable corrugated cardboard. Functional, economic and serialised production based on one single die. Made of 5 mm thick sheets. Standard model measures 50x63x72 cm, weighs 15 kg and has an estimated resistance of one thousand kg in compression tests.
It’s all about speed speed these days but why not slow things down a notch or two? How does a 37 hour flight to New York sound? Not particularly appealing right? – but that was before the Aircruise concept.
Photography Amber Rowlands
Tidal Ossuary by Julia Lohmann and Gero Grundmann Jacqueline Rabun Gallery 5 February – 4 March 2010 32 Grosvenor Crescent Mews. London SW1X 7EX
Ashley Linnenbank has designed a refreshing new package design for milk.
Milk packaging, for the most part, has been dictated by the size of refrigerators. England for instance, as a culture has adapted to a medium sized kitchen in most urban and rural homes, leaving little room for anything bigger than a small refrigerator, which is the reason why most milk varieties can fit nicely on the door between the HP Sauce or a few cans of Lilt. In the U.S., however, refrigerators and luxury have become somewhat infused where double doors are now commonplace, and the milk comes by the gallons.
The achingly cool and impressively talented French design duo of Gautier Pelegrin and Vincent Taïani have just announced their 2010 Noon Studio collection. The pair are known for producing inspired pieces of work that include architecture, product design, graphics and photography. Despoke loves the sharp lines of the beautiful ‘Iceberg Sofa’ pictured above.
For anyone who needs a bit of background noise when they drift off at night, be it the echoing musings of conversational whales or the dulcet tones or Celine Dion perhaps, this is one piece of design news you’re going to want to listen to.
British shopping emporium – Liberty – is giving designers the opportunity to pitch their designs to a panel of the store’s buyers and industry experts. The best designs will get the chance to have their products sold there. Register online prior to the event on 6th February.