Probing the frontiers of the body is the main theme of exploration for Lucy Mcrae. She had created the Astronaut Aerobics Institute, “a futuristic day spa”. Audiences are placed in a low pressured vacuum chamber isolating the mind, body and instantly oxygenating blood cells. [ Lucymcrae.net Link ]
We wanted to share with you the sweet a beautiful card we received from the winner of #BEOPENDesignNature contest, Michele Bondesio. Thank you, Michele, for sharing your creative spirit with us!
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Light installations and video-mapping might be considered the signature trends of our time. "Interactive Carpets" is an interactive installation by Miguel Chevalier, at the Castel del Monte, the thirteenth-century architectural masterpiece in Andria, Italy. It revisits the tradition of mosaics as the ancestor of pixels. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Those shelters shape themselves and grow just like plants. Haresh Lalvani programs lasers to create expandable metal sheets which can be used as shelters in the wake of natural disaster. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Netflix’s new documentary series “Abstract: The Art of Design” invites us to “step inside the minds of the most innovative designers in a variety of disciplines and learn how design impacts every aspect of life”. And it certainly does what it promisses! Design professionals as well as all creative souls will definitely enjoy it as a source of inspiration.
Cold season is not over yet, and it, too, can be an inspiration for the design.
The “Bouillon” stool designed by Shunya Hattori and Hiroki Nasu functions as a hot water bottle. Combining japanese minimalist design with a modern application of ceramics, the seat can be filled with hot water for the cozy feeling (the ceramic maintains the pleasant temperature of the surface). [ Ow.ly Link... View details ⇨
“As a designer, I’m telling stories and I use materials, colors and shapes as the elements of language. If I was a writer I would use words. I don’t have a favorite word as I don’t have favorite material. And I think, it’s up to anybody to use his proper language…” – Christophe Pillet. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Prefab homes do not necessarily need to be boring and cheap looking. On the contrary, ecological thinking and simplicity define the new meaning of luxury. Just check out these fantastic examples of premanufactured homes in our blog: [ Ow.ly Link ]
"We are all different, we are all unique, and it's very strange that we have to be adjusting ourselves continually to standard products" - Dr. Anupama Kundoo at BE OPEN "Made In… India" event.
Check out the rest of the story in our blog: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Tuur van Balen‘s design firm COHEN VAN BALEN created a diet for the city pigeons to turn the birds’ feces into soap – to clean the cities.
Check out the details about this project and van Balen's talk on BE OPEN Forum at Design Miami 2012: [ Ow.ly Link ]
BE OPEN Ranking of Educational Programs dealing with Architecture and Design is now fully accessible on our web-site. The research was conducted in 2016 by BE OPEN in North America and Africa.
Our ranking is based on universities' educational and research activities statistics as well as opinions of employers, professors and
Check out the details at: [ Ow.ly Link ]