Europe 40 Under 40: Call for Entries
The 2020 Europe 40 Under 40, an annual awards program that celebrates the next new talented generation of European architects and designers, is now open for entries.
AIA CA Announces Winners of 2020 Architecture at Zero Competition
The AIA California has announced the winners of its ninth annual Architecture at Zero competition for zero net energy (ZNE) building designs. The competition strives to generate new, innovative ideas for zero net energy (ZNE) construction to help achieve California's goal for all new residential construction to be ZNE by 2020 and all new commercial construction to be ZNE by 2030.
KLEO Art Residences Wins at 47th Annual IIDA Interior Design Competition
KLEO Art Residences, designed by JGMA and built on 2019, has been recently selected as winner of the 47th annual IIDA Interior Design Competition and the 2020 CNDA Richard A. Driehaus Design Excellence.
222 Taylor by David Baker Architects
Designed by David Baker Architects, 222 Taylor is an affordable family building opened in 2019. The building has taken a circuitous route through the development and design process.
FutureBrand Creates Pioneering Global Mental Healthcare Brand Launching in China
FutureBrand has created a new global mental healthcare brand 'Mindfront' for Luye Medical Group.
SEGD Academic Summit 2020
Each year the Society for Experiential Design (SEGD) holds an academic summit in conjunction with the annual conference. The 2020 Academic Summit will be held online, via Zoom, on the afternoons of June 11 and 12 as a forum for current thinking in design education research, projects, and curriculum innovation.
La Belle Vue by OKHA
OKHA has designed the interiors for La Belle Vue, a complete architectural renovation and extension project by Bomax Architects.
Herzog & de Meuron and Quadrangle Unveil New Tower Design for Toronto's Mink Mile
Herzog & de Meuron and Quadrangle have been appointed by Kroonenberg Groep and ProWinko to design a mixed-use tower at the northwest corner of Bay and Bloor in Toronto.
Studio TK Partners with Vondom, Debuts Four Indoor/Outdoor Seating and Table Collections
Studio TK recently entered into a new venture with Vondom. Under the new alliance, Studio TK will offer Vondom's Africa, Delta, and Kes seating lines, and Mari-Sol tables in the North American market.
Fake Graphics for Real Movies: Graphic Design in Animated Film
In animated movies, hundreds, sometimes thousands, of pieces of illustrative and typographic design are generated to create a believable and rich world. The graphic designers' main role is to support and advance the storytelling while adding beauty, humor, texture, and a sense of time and place.
61 Paramus by NORR
NORR recently renovated 61 Paramus for Onyx Equities, a real estate investment & property services firm.
IIDA Announces JKMM Architects as 47th Annual Interior Design Awards Best of Competition Winner
IIDA has announced JKMM Architects as the Best of Competition winner for the 2020 Interior Design Competition for their project Amos Rex.
The Pocket Complete Color Harmony
To be released this October, the pocket-size version of Complete Color Harmony is designed as a guide for anyone interested in the field of color: designers, artists, craftspeople, flower arrangers, event planners, and DIYers.
Midcentury and Modern Meet In Smooth Bumpout by SHED
SHED recently completed Genesee Shapeshifter, located in the Lakewood Neighborhood in Seattle, WA. A sympathetic addition to the existing midcentury home, this remodel reorients the home towards the rear yard (which wasn't previously accessible), while working cleverly with light and height to complement the existing gable and create interesting, unique volumes in each part of the home.
Lantern Designs Branding for Zero Gravity
Lantern has designed branding for a tech-for-good organization, that's helping students from low-income backgrounds get great advice and support from university undergrads through a digital mentoring platform.
W San Francisco by Skylab
W San Francisco is an electric urban oasis located in the bustling heart of San Francisco's SoMa District. Boasting 401 guest rooms including 12 suites, the hotel offers a hip and stylish downtown retreat.
Icon for Neuchâtel's Central Plaza in Nuevo Polanco: International Call For Artists
MIRA and MASSIVart invite national and international artists to develop a proposal for a permanent public artwork to be located in the public plaza of MIRA's latest real estate development in Mexico City: Neuchâtel's Cuadrante Polanco.
RTF Architecture, Construction & Design Awards 2020
Rethinking The Future has launched the 2020 Architecture, Construction & Design Awards. The competition invites trendsetters, the pioneers and leaders - firms dealing with the global contemporary challenges head-on - with continuous innovation and excellence, and bring the best of such projects into the light to inspire the next generation.
Autodesk Releases 3ds Max 2021.1
Autodesk has released 3ds Max 2021.1, introducing new texture baking advancements, increased capabilities for physically based rendering (PBR) workflows, and viewport and modeling tool enhancements.
Jumpthegap 2020 International Design Contest
Roca has launched a special edition of its international design competition 'jumpthegap,' focused on proposing new products or services related to the functions of the bathroom space, such as sanitation, hygiene, and wellbeing, but that could now be required in so many spaces, public or private, in a covid scenario.
Cartier House by Microclimat
Microclimat recently completed Cartier House in Montréal, Canada. Compact and nestled on a city lot with restrained proportions, including a narrow lateral passage and a small green inner courtyard, the original house presented some challenges for its expansion.
Bruce Presents Architecture 20/20: New Visions for Public Spaces in the Age of COVID-19
Bruce Presents, the Bruce Museum's program series featuring thought leaders in the fields of art and science, returns on Thursday, June 4, 7:00 - 8:30 pm (EDT), with a Zoom virtual panel discussion: Architecture 20/20: New Visions for Public Spaces in the Age of COVID-19.
Next Creative Leaders 2020: Now Open to Non-Binary Creatives
The call for entries is now open for the 2020 Next Creative Leaders (NCL), a portfolio competition that identifies, celebrates and gives a global platform to talented womxn creatives who are making their mark on the world with both their work and a unique point of view on creative leadership that's changing the industry for the better.
Sleep & Eat 2020
Sleep & Eat is Europe's leading design and innovation event for the hospitality sector. The International Exhibition features established and emerging brands launching their latest collections and showcasing their most design-led products.
Terraplanter 'Inside-Out' Hydroponic Planter by Eran Zarhi
Designed by Eran Zarhi, Terraplanter is an inside-out hydroponic planter made for indoor plant growing.
Tom Dixon & Prolicht Unveil CODE
Tom Dixon has announced a collaboration with Prolicht to launch a new lighting range 'CODE.' The range utilizes bare LEDs on circuit boards that can be used to create thin strips, delicate chains and continuous columns of light.
Gogoro Unveils Eeyo 1 Ultralight eBike
Gogoro has unveiled Eeyo 1 ebike, designed to address the daily challenges of city life and takes a different approach to traditional ebikes by prioritizing agility over utility.
Stak by Sandler
The Sandler Stak chair is a classic of British design. Combining functionality and simplicity in a form that celebrates the materials and technologies used in its manufacture, the Stak chair is considered an exemplar of the modern design era.
PB Creative Designs Visual Identity and Packaging for Kraft Heinz's New Karvan Cévitam Range
PB Creative has partnered with Kraft Heinz to develop a new premium tier for drinks cordial brand Karvan Cévitam.
The Clerkenwell Brothers Designs New Brand ID & Packaging for Little Miracles
The Clerkenwell Brothers has designed a new brand identity and packaging for Little Miracles, a global iced tea brand.
Sustainability Deep Dive 2020
IDSA's Sustainability Deep Dive 2020 is a three-day virtual event that will feature a comprehensive mix of expert presentations and skill-building sessions meant to produce a wellspring of innovative ideas and possibilities that are desperately needed to bring about change.
SCI-Arc Making+Meaning 2020
SCI-Arc has announced that its summer program Making+Meaning will be held online this year. Now open to applicants all around the world, students from across the US, Asia, Europe, and beyond will convene to delve deeply into the most cutting-edge techniques and processes advancing design and architecture today.
San Francisco Design Week 2020
The 14th Annual San Francisco Design Week (SFDW), which attracts annually 60,000 visitors from around the world, is returning this year as the first regional virtual design festival.
D&AD New Blood Digital Festival 2020
D&AD has revealed its plans for the 2020 New Blood Digital Festival, running from July 6-10 in place of its annual Festival at London's Truman Brewery. The digital festival will provide a virtual platform that continues to support and stimulate emerging creative talent during what will be a challenging year for graduates.
Spitzkant by Julien Fincker
Julien Fincker has released Spitzkant, a serif typeface family that is characterized by strong contrasts. Pointed, sharp serifs and edges contrast with round and fine forms, making it very individual and expressive. This makes it particularly suitable for branding, editorial, packaging and advertising.
CallisonRTKL Brings Together Two Nokia Offices to Create One Collaborative Workplace
Nokia recently tasked CallisonRTKL with uniting two of Nokia's existing campuses in Las Colinas and Plano, Texas, and consolidating them into a single location in Cypress Waters.
Teknion Reimagines hiSpace Quick Connect Tables
Teknion has released the re-engineered version of its hiSpace Quick Connect Tables. The elevated design includes a softer profile, simple yet meaningful conveniences, brand new technologies, and an assembly time of less than five minutes.
Young Guns 18: Call for Entries
The One Club for Creativity has opened the call for entries for Young Guns 18, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger. Young Guns is the industry's only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today's vanguard of young creatives.
The 41st Annual Telly Awards Honors Winners
The Telly Awards, the world's largest honor for video and television content across all screens, has revealed the winners of this year's competition.
Pininfarina Designs Rakuten Mobile's New Concept Store in Shibuya
Pininfarina designed a new concept store for Rakuten Mobile, opened last week in the popular shopping and entertainment area of Shibuya, Tokyo.
IDC Develops Defibrillator Training Device
IDC has developed an AED (Automatic External Defibrillator) training device to support the training of first-aid workers.
Studio TK's Havn Tables Provide a Versatile Solution for Today's Remote Work Culture
Studio TK has unveiled new additions to its Havn Collection. This new offering of occasional tables complements the Havn Seating Collection, designed by Busk+Hertzog for Studio TK.
PepsiCo Launches New Design Podcast 'In Your Shoes'
PepsiCo has launched a new, biweekly podcast to explore the transformative power of design: In Your Shoes, hosted by PepsiCo's Chief Design Officer, Mauro Porcini.
FutureBrand Refreshes Coutts' Brand Positioning and Visual Identity
FutureBrand has designed a new brand positioning and visual identity for private bank Coutts.
RGD Virtual In-House Design Conference 2020
During the week of June 22, The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) will host a virtual conference created specifically for in-house designers.
WIPO Launches PROOF: New Business Service That Provides Evidence of an Intellectual Asset's Existence
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has launched PROOF, a new online business service that provides tamper-proof evidence of the existence at a point in time of any digital file, including data sets, in any format.
Bentley Home Debuts Newent Collection
Carlo Colombo has designed a new collection for Bentley Home. The Newent Collection draws inspiration from both long-established and modernist design, and interpret the personality and discerning aesthetic of Bentley Motors.
Fiskars Design Team Led by Petteri Masalin Named Red Dot Design Team of the Year 2020
Red Dot has named Fiskars Design Team, led by Petteri Masalin, as this year's 'Red Dot: Design Team of the Year.'
City of Baltimore Launches 'Design for Distancing' Competition
The City of Baltimore is calling for entries for its 'Design for Distancing' competition. How might we reconfigure public space to safely patronize local businesses and our main streets? This is unchartered territory, and the world needs the brightest minds and most innovative ideas.
Adobe 99U Conference 2020 Goes Online
This year, Adobe's annual 99U Conference is moving online, and it's going to be streamed free. The Conference is a call to unpack our creative identities, exploring how to establish our purpose, nurture our talent, and define success on our own terms.
Ligne Roset Debuts Pukka by Yabu Pushelberg
Ligne Roset has unveiled Pukka, the brand's debut collaboration with North American design duo Yabu Pushelberg.
MON House & Brick Extension by (ma!ca)
(ma!ca) recently renovated MON House & Brick Extension in Montpellier, France.
Iconic Houses Network Launches Watch List of Endangered Modern Houses
The Iconic Houses Network has launched 'Icons at Risk,' an online inventory of the world's most endangered architecturally significant modern houses. A selection of some 30 endangered homes is extensively documented on the website. In addition to the history of the houses, the website contains lots of historical visual material, videos, latest news and literature references.
GDUSA American Inhouse Design Awards 2020
Submissions are now open for the 57th GDUSA American Inhouse Design Awards. The Awards program presents a unique opportunity for in-house creatives and their departments to be recognized for the exceptional value they bring to the table on behalf of their organizations, brands, causes.
VoloPort Wins Gold in 2020 German Innovation Award
VoloPort, the world's first Vertiport prototype for electrically powered air taxis, has been awarded Gold in the 2020 German Innovation Award.
Barcode Architects Transforms Earth Simulation Laboratory
Barcode Architects recently completed Earth Simulation Laboratory (ESL), in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The ESL is Barcode Architects' large-scale transformation of the Robert J. Van de Graaff laboratory, the former particle accelerator laboratory at Utrecht Science Park (USP).
European Parliament Launches Design Competition for Renewal of Paul-Henri SPAAK Building in Brussels
The European Parliament has launched a restricted international single-stage design competition for the renewal of the Paul-Henri SPAAK Building, its Chamber building in Brussels. Architects from all around the world are invited to submit their expressions of interest to participate in the competition.
Bates Smart Releases Results of Remote Working Survey
84% of employees miss the social connection and face-to-face interaction they get from their colleagues in the office and the number one priority when returning to the workplace is 'collaboration,' according to Bates Smart's Remote Working Survey, a long-term project designed to track changing sentiment in regards to the impact on home working and our future workplaces.
Osaka: A Landscape of Furniture, Inspired by Japanese Stone Gardens
Teruhiro Yanagihara has designed a timeless, simple collection 'Osaka' for Offecct.
DNL Penthouse by GEZA
GEZA recently completed the refurbishment of DNL Penthouse. Located on the top floor of a historic building built in the 1930s by architect Ettore Gilberti, the apartment is in a privileged position in relation to the urban landscape and surrounding buildings, enjoying panoramic views of the castle of Udine and the roofs of the city.
Ted Moudis Associates Designs New HQ for Tech Startup G2
Ted Moudis Associates has designed the new workplace for Chicago-based G2, a fast-growing, peer-to-peer review engine.
DROM Transforms Monotone Soviet Azatlyk Square into Lively Contemporary Public Space
DROM, in collaboration with Strelka KB, transformed the main Azatlyk Square in the city of Naberezhnye Chelny into a dynamic and vibrant multi-use public space.
Spark Design Awards 2020
Submissions are open for the 2020 Spark Design Awards. The competition encourages fresh thinking and innovation across all design disciplines and levels of expertise.
James Dyson Award 2020
The 2020 James Dyson Award, an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers, is now open for submissions. The competition is open to current and recent design engineering students, and is run by the James Dyson Foundation.
SBID International Design Awards 2020
The 2020 SBID International Design Awards are open for submissions. Considered one of the most prestigious accolades in interior design, the SBID Awards bring together the world's finest interior design projects across a range of categories.
Heimtextil 'New & Next University' Competition 2021
Heimtextil, the international trade fair for home textiles, is calling for submissions for its 2021 New & Next University Competition. The contest is open to international universities specialized in textile design.
Space10 Launches Free and Open-Source 'Bee Home' Project
SPACE10 recently collaborated with Bakken & Bæck and Tanita Klein to launch Bee Home, an open invitation for everyone to give bees the space they need.
Jaguar Launches Design Masterclass Series
Jaguar has launched a four-part masterclass series that gives insight into the creative design process of Jaguar.
100 Archive Launches 'Map Irish Design'
100 Archive has launched Map Irish Design, which features 2,300 communication design projects collected since 2010. Funded by the Creative Ireland Programme, Map Irish Design sought to look more closely at these projects and their associated data to build a comprehensive picture of contemporary communications design in Ireland.
Vripack Unveils 66m Fossil-Free Hybrid Superyacht Concept 'Futura'
Vripack has unveiled Futura, a fossil-free hybrid superyacht concept featuring a cocoon-like glass superstructure resembling the silhouette of a whale.
Foscarini Launches Visual Project That Timely Explores the Meaning of Home
Foscarini has launched 'Vite,' a new cultural/art project that timely illustrates the complex emotions attached to the place we call home.
Posterheroes Unveils Selected Posters for 9th Edition
Posterheroes has revealed the selected posters for its ninth edition, 'Humans at Work.' This year's competition asked entrants to design a poster about future work scenarios and the role of dignified employment in the lives of individuals and in the sustainable development of society.
Adobe Color Update Adds Tools to Bring Accessibility Directly into Color Creation
In celebration of World Accessibility Day, Adobe has released new updates for Adobe Color to help designers create visually accessible color themes for use in their artwork and designs. Adobe Color is a web app and creative community where you and other artists can create and share color themes and inspiration.
Microsoft's Sustainability Speaker Series to Present Mitchell Joachim
This Wednesday, Mitchell Joachim, Founder of Terreform ONE will talk about the future of sustainability and his mission to use the power of design to combat planetary extinction, as part of Microsoft's Sustainability Speaker Series.
Conner & Perry Architects Designs Los Angeles Residence Celebrating Art and Nature
Conner & Perry Architects was commissioned by a deeply-rooted Los Angeles couple to design a home that seamlessly fits their family and lifestyle, while also showcasing a world-class art collection and effortlessly blending into a beloved section of Santa Monica Canyon.
Ragged Edge Creates Headline-Grabbing Rebrand for VC Fund Northzone
Ragged Edge recent rebranded venture capital fund Northzone. The move sees the renowned VC cement and expand its place on the European stage, while positioning it for growth internationally.
Pavilion A by Maurice Martel architecte
Inspired by Philip Johnson's Glass House and the Ben Rose House from the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pavilion A is a tribute to modern architecture.
Wolff Olins Rebrands Understood
In the United States, 1 in 5 people live with learning and/or thinking differences (such as dyslexia and ADHD) while 1 in 4 people have some type of disability.
Rare Volume Designs Interactive Portrait Installations for SK-II Future X Stores
For the technologically-driven SK-II Future X Smart Stores, Rare Volume designed and produced a series of interactive portrait installations for six locations throughout Asia and the United States.
Be Original Americas Launches Inaugural Worldwide Virtual Student Fellowship
Be Original Americas has announced the launch of its first worldwide virtual student fellowship program. This summer, 25+ companies will present through a series of webinars to a global audience of students. The program will offer insights from leading brands, makers, and creators to learn about working in an industry that shapes the way we live, work, and play.
HUSH Launches HUSH+1 Podcast
HUSH has launched HUSH+1, a podcast 'for makers, by makers.' The podcast offers an insider's look, delivering open and honest dialogue between creatives across a variety of industries.
Tomorrow's Human Experience: Experiences That Matter
Next week, Eight Inc. will host a virtual summit titled 'Experiences That Matter' to explore the mindset that is needed now to deliver the customer experiences of the future.
Tom Dixon Debuts PRESS Collection
Tom Dixon has unveiled PRESS, a collection of heavyweight grooved vases, bowls and candleholders made of fat, chunky coils of pure and clear transparent glass.
August Wi-Fi Smart Lock Now Available
August Home has released the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock, the smallest and slimmest lock of its kind.
#LCDQStrong Virtual Design Summit
#LCDQStrong is the La Cienega Design Quarter's first digital design festival to be held on Thursday, May 21. The event will feature interviews with creatives, a roundtable of design magazine editors, news and views, and highlights from the La Cienega Design Quarter's past LEGENDS events.
ADC 99th Annual Awards Week Kicks Off With 36 Cube Winners in Fashion Design and Illustration
Winners in Fashion Design and Illustration were revealed on this first day of the week-long online ADC 99th Annual Awards.
Perkins and Will Revamps Rivington Holdings' Office
Perkins and Will recently completed corporate interiors project for Rivington Holdings. Seeking to accommodate a talented team within a secure, 5,540-square-foot office in downtown Houston, Rivington Holdings enlisted the expertise of Perkins and Will's local studio to conceptualize a well-appointed modern workspace that elevates the independent investment banking firm's mission and creates room for growth.
IIDA Announces 2020 Member, Student, and Educator of the Year
IIDA has announced the 2020 recipients of the annual Of the Year Awards. The Awards recognize IIDA members who have demonstrated outstanding commitment, passion, professionalism, and dedication to IIDA and to the design community.
Studio Ma Designs New Office for Phoenix Law Group
Studio Ma has completed the design for a super-energy-efficient law firm office for The Phoenix Law Group.
David Baker Architects Receives 2020 AIA California Firm Award
David Baker Architects (DBA) has received the 2020 AIA California Firm Award. Each year, the American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIA CA), gives this award to a firm that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for a period of at least 10 years.
Innovative AI Project 'Touched' Aims to Create Historical Reminder of Our Unity in Isolation
During the COVID-19 crisis, Hjaltelin Stahl, part of Accenture Interactive in Denmark, has been working with a number of partners (Red Cross, Coop and the National Danish Art Museum SMK) to help the most vulnerable, and at the same time inspire artists to create art that reminds us of our unity in isolation.
quench Reinvigorates Sun-Maid Packaging With Radiant Redesign
quench has redesigned packaging for the venerable Sun-Maid raisins brand and Sun-Maid's other whole-fruit products.
Knoll Design Days 2020: Opportunities for Change
Knoll has announced programming details for its upcoming Knoll Design Days 2020 - Opportunities for Change. For the first time, this year's event will be offered as free virtual programming for industry insiders and design enthusiasts alike from June 9-10, 2020 from noon - 6 PM EST each day.
Marin Architects Reveals Design for 108 Delancey Renovation
Marin Architects supervised the renovation of the 14,000 square foot 108 Delancey Street, an in-progress, mixed-use building in Manhattan's Lower East Side neighborhood adjacent to Essex Crossing.
NELSON Worldwide Translates Habitat for Humanity's Brand Culture in New Atlanta Headquarters
Situated in Atlanta, Georgia, Habitat for Humanity's new administrative headquarters is a vibrant and holistic reflection of the brand and the non-profit's impact on the world.
Butterfly Cannon Designs New Brand Identity for Montezuma's Chocolates
Butterfly Cannon has created a big chunk of quirky, sustainable & delicious fun with their brand redesign for Montezuma's Chocolates.
Lynx Africa Celebrates 25 Years with Limited Edition Range by PB Creative
PB Creative has designed a limited edition range to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of cult Lynx variant Africa.
Wittman Estes Designs Sunken Courtyard in a Sun Soaked Backyard
Wittman Estes recently transformed a steep hillside landscape into a lush social garden. Situated on a lot with over 40 feet of grade change, Laurelhurst Hillside Garden weaves together a series of vibrant new gardens and outdoor living spaces for an active young couple's home.
Wilson Associates Debuts Canopy by Hilton Hangzhou Jinsha Lake
Wilson Associates' New York studio recently completed Canopy by Hilton, located on the shores of Jinsha Lake and overlooking the largest man-made park in Hangzhou, China.
TPG Architecture Designs New NYC Workplace for Broadridge Financial Solutions
TPG Architecture recently designed a new workplace for global fintech leader, Broadridge Financial Solutions.