We are travelling 67 years back in time with a new website for logo design lovers: Logobook

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We believe inspiration can come from anything and anywhere.

Today’s article is about logo designs going back to the 50s that you can have a look through a new website called Logobook. Site’s editor, Seymour Auf Der Maur, believes having a database of logo designs can help new business push their creativity and avoid repetition. One interesting concept is that all the designs are in black and white to encourage you to analyse its concept. Fancy having a look? More here

Starter-kit to translating Influencer Marketing to Conversions

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A helpful 101 and starter-guide by Shane Barker to understanding what influencer marketing is, what value you can draw from it, pros and cons as well as actionable insights to translate this now multi-million dollar business to conversions for your business. What a wonderful journey we have been on in the past decade – we see this all as a domino-effect. Without the birth of social media, all these new business models would not exist. In our view, the power of influencer marketing is absolutely massive. At the end of the day, we as humans are always looking for connections and finding ways on how we can find relevance in our peers to create new relationships, aspirations and knowledge. Read the guide here.

Kaffeine Café by DesignLSM – London

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DesignLSM have recently completed the interiors for a second outlet for Kaffeine, based in Eastcastle Street W1.

Kaffeine is an independent Australian / New Zealand owned café delivering high standards in service, food, coffee and décor.

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milan design week 2o15 – top visual experiences

Stand-out exhibits from the Milan Design Week this year span from experiential to immersive, from high-tech to lo-fi, executed and curated in a slightly contemporary and mesmerizing way.

Distortion, reflection ad refraction as leitmotif – yes, we experienced a oh massive use of reflective surfaces, mirrors, prisms and kaleidoscopic effects originating unusual perceptions, didn’t we?

Referencing last year’s elevated minimalism of visual merchandising , luminous materials, ethereal assemblages and subtle kinetic elements create that sense of fragility and lightness.

On the other side, lo-fi everyday objects, curated in a chaotic yet considered manner create a kitch overload of colour and texture.

The trend is re-shaped.

Here are some of the best hits.

CHINTAI : TOKYO GIRL’S ROOM

Four rooms. The first as a grey space with a central assemblage of black, white and grey stuffed animals alongside a pixelated grey scale backdrop. The next one is a pitch black, aiming to reset visitors’ senses before they enter the (chaotic?) colour room. Last room was white, white, white, with bright neon lights lining the walls and ceiling.

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MISSONI : MIRRORING

Centred on a kaleidoscopic mirroring effect, Missoni’s installation was all about reflection. Reflecting the moltitude of colors and patterns throughout the whole installation, this seems a prelude to the Missoni, l’Arte, il Colore Exhibition at MA*GA Museum.

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Marcia Nolte, Stijn Van Der Vleuten and Bob Waanderburg are the three creative thinkers behind We Make Carpets, transforming everyday objects (pasta, plastic cutlery, clothes pegs, sponges) into elaborate assemblages. Around 50 temporary carpets were created over the space of five years, a selection was presented during the design week.

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HUNDAY, SCULPTURE IN MOTIO 2.0, HELIO CURVE

Here is the number two part of Hunday’s Sculpture in Motion Series (first episode was in 2o13, with Fluidic Installation). This undulating sculpture is the result of a collaborative work, Reuben Marcolin + Hunday Motor Design Center, it celebrates harmony in the organic movement. Recreating the motion of an ocean wave…

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 MARNI : MERCADO DE PALOQUEMAO

Referencing the market in Bogotà, Colombia, Marni transformed its showroom into a colourfull fruit market – exotic goods such like pineapple, guanabana, zapote and curuba. Not too distant from last year’s installation, Animal House, colorful metal and PVC sculptures take inspo from the fruit alongside, spanning from oversize containers to smaller decorative items for centrepieces.

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B I G – Bjarke ingels group

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BIG is a Copenhagen and New York based group of architects, designers, builders and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development.

BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves and changes. Not least due to the influence from multicultural exchange, global economical flows and communication technologies that all together require new ways of architectural and urban organization.

We believe that in order to deal with today’s challenges, architecture can profitably move into a field that has been largely unexplored. A pragmatic utopian architecture that steers clear of the petrifying pragmatism of boring boxes and the naïve utopian ideas of digital formalism.

chris pig – London

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I’ve been printmaking almost ever since I can remember; I made my first etching plate when I was about fourteen or fifteen and little else has interested me ever since. Since childhood as well, I have been interested in representing the world around me; specifically narrative situations that sum up the human condition.My work vacillates between these narrative images and those that are devoid of narrative and concerned with aesthetics.

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by Chris Pig

http://www.chrispig.com/

Haus B | Germany

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In a heritage listed environment at the foot of the vineyards on the Rotenberg, this new home for a young family has been created. The historic building law with cultural heritage constraints and the difficult dimensions of the building grounds were initially quite an obstacle and did restrict the wishes of the building owners. Within these narrow constraints a pure home is created, a home with frugal details and apt quotes of past building traditions.

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The shell of the home is all white. It is intended to trace the historical setting demanded by preservation of historical monuments and to illuminate it in it´s new glace. A single format for the windows with clean shutter elements opens up the facade and acts as frame for the desired vistas of the vineyards. Narrow frame profiles and flush windows give the home`s shell a skinlike apearance. The shutters` design contains historic ornaments, creating a connection to the building`s predecessor.

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Tokyo Apartment – Tokyo

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Collective housing built in the residential section of the center of Tokyo. It consists of four dwelling units including owner’s dwelling unit. Each dwelling unit is made with two or three independent rooms of prototypical “house” shapes. And the two rooms exist, separated like combination of the room of the first floor, and the room of the third floor and they are connected by outside stairs. ca1

That is, it can be said that each dwelling unit is realized by experience of two rooms and the city when passing along outside stairs. When you go up outside stairs, you will have experience that it is a wonder climbing a big mountain such as a city. It seems that you have your own house in the foot and summit of a mountain, respectively. And by the act which rises and gets down the mountain, mountain = the whole city will be experienced as its own house.

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Final Wooden House – Japan

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I wanted to create an ultimate wooden architecture. I thought through this bungalow, which can be considered as a small and primitive house, it was possible to do a primitive and simultaneously new architecture. 350mm square profile cedar is piled endlessly. At the end of the process appears a prototypical place before architecture became architecture.

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Wood is amazingly versatile. Due to its versatility, wood is used in a conventional wooden architecture by intentional differentiation in various places. Not only in structures, such as columns and beams, but it can also be used in everything else from foundation, exterior wall, interior wall, ceiling, flooring, insulation, furniture, stairs to window frames. I posit that if wood is indeed multifaceted, then conversely it should be possible to create architecture that fulfills all functions by one process, and by one way of using woods. It is an inversion of versatility. From that originates, new architecture that maintains an undifferentiated condition of the harmonized whole before function and role underwent mitosis.

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350mm square profile cedar has an amazing impact. It transcends what we usually call “wood” and becomes “an existence” of an entirely different material. While the dimensions adequately display its materiality as wood, 350mm squared is simultaneously the dimensionality directly corresponding to human body. Thus, three-dimensional space is created out of 350mm increments. This stepped space was a long fascination of mine for couple of years as its defining characteristics are the generation of a sort of spatial relativity and a new sense of various distances unachievable by coplanar floors.

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There are no categorization of floors, walls, and ceilings here. A locality that was thought as a floor transforms into chairs, ceilings, and walls from different perspectives. Floor levels are relative and people reinterpret the spatiality according to where they are. People are three-dimensionally distributed in space and will experience new sensations of depths. Spaces are not divided but is rather produced as a chance occurrence within fusing elements. Inhabitants discover various functions within those undulations. It is a place akin to nebulous landscape. This resonates with the undifferentiated condition of above-mentioned architectonic elements. Both as a constructional methodology and experiential space, this architecture is synthesized by the fusion of various undifferentiated elements. Here, conventional rules of architecture is nullified. There is neither a plan nor a stabilizing point. This is possible purely because the wood is that versatile. Perhaps it is only possible with wood to be simultaneously the insulation and the structure, the finish and also the furniture. By being composed of the wooden blocks instead of slabs, the method of creating the undifferentiated condition was made clear.

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Subbuteo

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In the latest instalment of our regular series Beautiful Games, we get all nostalgic with these specially-crafted Subbuteo figures made by enthusiast Terry Lee. Using body parts salvaged from crushed players and with kit details painstakingly hand-painted, each model takes up to two days to create. The resulting figures, which depict classic moments from footballing history such as Roger Milla’s corner-flag celebration and Diego Maradona’s ‘hand of God’, are located within original Subbuteo stadiums and, of course, set on the undulating Astroturf that was the bane of every young Subbuteo fan’s life.

By Jonny Weeks

more on: http://www.subbuteo-art.blogspot.it/

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