Tuesday, January 27
Saturday, January 24
We feel no sympathy at all for any kid in Berlin who complains about school if their school is Erika-Mann Grundschule II was designed by the kids themselves with a group of architecture students from Baupiloten studio.
via Cool hunter
German company Metaio, seems to be leading some of the innovative commercial uses of this technology, and their latest project is a very fun one for LEGO!
From the press release: “Munich, December 2008 - From November, the Danish toy manufacturer will test launch its “DIGITAL BOX” in selected toyshops and LEGO® stores worldwide. This interactive terminal will utilize innovative technology supplied by metaio in the form of a software program specially-developed for the LEGO Group by the Munich-based experts in
augmented reality solutions. Together with a camera and display screen, the software lets LEGO packaging reveal its contents fully-assembled within live 3D animated scenes.” How much more fun does that make going to the toy store? Of course even cooler would be watching it build up in your hands piece by piece in full rotatable 3D when you hold it up ~ but i know, baby steps… See more preview pics of these new Digital Boxes on the next page!
Thursday, January 22
Wednesday, January 21
All Gone by La MJC
256 pages, 200 products and 96 brands
James Jarvis, So-Me, Carrie Mundane (Cassette Playa), Eddie Cruz (Undefeated), Jeff Staple, le crew Wood Wood, Leah McSweeney (Married To The Mob), Pedro Winter, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West.
Available at colette today and
Juice à Hong Kong, Acu à Shangai, Yes et Bonjour Records à Tokyo, Patta à Amsterdam, Wood Wood à Copenhague, Solebox à Berlin, SNS à Stockholm, Reed Space à New York, Undefeated à Los Angeles, Huf à San Francisco, Bodega à Boston, Commonwealth à Washington
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Sunday, January 18
The bar opened last month.
Amsterdam, 16 December 2008 – First Heineken Lounge opens at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport 17 December 2008.
Heineken and Delaware North Companies has commissioned UXUS to design the Heineken Lounge. A bold new bar concept designed for International Airports bringing the Heineken brand to life, for travelers the world over. It is an inclusive experience, giving travelers a “third place” to escape the chaos and stress of international airports and offers the benefit of Heineken’s exclusive Extra Cold chilled beer system, a fully stocked cocktail bar, within the relaxing environment you would expect from a premium airline club.
“The Heineken Lounge is an inclusive experience that showcases the brand’s premium-ness and authenticity in a unique environment,” says Shane Hoyne, Senior Brand Director, Heineken. “We’re excited about connecting with millions of travelers who can now experience the welcoming, global nature of the brand as they prepare to depart on their own adventure. Heineken strives to bring its consumers innovative and engaging experiences, and this Lounge delivers on that commitment.”
The environment is cosmopolitan, designed with the international traveler in mind. It incorporates Dutch design icons with custom designed seating areas created to help relax and refresh travelers in their transit. Special Cabana seating offers a sense of privacy in a public space with the comfort of a luxurious leather sofa. Heineken green anodized aluminum tables, Wengé wood room dividers, and atmospheric lighting all contribute to the sophisticated Heineken Lounge experience.
“UXUS is thrilled to have been able to create this international and premium brand experience for Heineken and Delaware North Companies. This project was a great opportunity to fill the void in International airports for an innovative and cultivated lounge experience that is open to the public,” says UXUS Creative Director George Gottl.
Founded in Amsterdam in 2003, UXUS is an award winning international multi-disciplinary creative agency specializing in retail design, branding, hospitality and interiors. UXUS delivers innovative and exciting design solutions to its global client base, including Adidas, Levi’s, McDonalds and Nokia. Recent projects for UXUS include the McDonalds McVillage and the prestigious Merus Winery.
Saturday, January 17
A Bathing Ape opened it’s new shop within shop at Dover Street Market in London. Today, Nigo was on hand to sign copies of the Bape book celebrating their 15 years in business. This is a special moment, the shop recreates the original store front of the shop in Harajuku owned by Nigo and Jun Takahashi(Undercover) named NOWHERE. Congrats to Nigo and our friends at Bape.
Friday, January 16
A model of the new paper house.
A new invention could soon change the face of shantytowns across the globe. Called "Universal World House," the structures are light, cheap -- and made of paper.
"From the very beginning, our goal was to create practical, environmentally sustainable, and, most importantly, cheap living quarters for the slums of the Earth," Gerd Niemöller, who developed the cellulose material the houses are made of, said in a recent statement. "Now, that is possible."Niemöller is a co-founder of the Swiss company The Wall AG, which holds the patent for material used in the construction of the mini-homes.
The price for the 36 square meter (387.5 square foot) structures won't be more than $5,000 each.