The ultra modern color that will reign the world of graphic design, package design, fashion and home decor in 2018 is actually a blue based purple shade. Ultra Violet is an empowering combination created with just the right proportions of blue and red and it makes you feel the future happens right here, right now.
The well-worn charms of these summer destinations—Kennebunkport, Maine; Nantucket, Massachusetts; and Newport, Rhode Island—have been visited (and revisited) for centuries. But these historic Northeast enclaves are, at once, similar and dissimilar: Each boasts a beloved character that’s exclusive to their shores. The aesthetic of Kennebunkport (with its white-painted wicker furniture) is different from the aesthetic of Newport (with its dark wood and stripes). Herewith, a closer look at the timeless design stories unique to each locale.
When architects Eva and Nils Koppel asked Danish luminary Poul Henningsen to design the lighting for a buzzy restaurant in Copenhagen’s Langelinie waterfront park in 1958, Henningsen revisited a radical design that he had abandoned more than 30 years prior: a ceiling light that resembled an upside-down artichoke
It’s unlikely that companies like Apple or Facebook will ever foray into designing home interiors, but a little wishful thinking never hurt anybody. In this post we look at conceptual bedrooms, designed with the language and characteristics of 6 of today’s technology giants.
Right above is the conceptual Apple bedroom. Looking like someone cleared out an Apple Store and put a bed in there, there’s something very pure and pristine about the interiors. Undeniably Apple, right? Designed to look sensible and straightforward, the room comes with a white interior, a full sized window (or should we call it a bezel-less window?!), and even trees within glass enclosures. Elaborate, opulent, yet clean.
The industry has seen an upsurge in biophilic design within the last decade, spurred along by improved material science, new certificates and standards, and an overall enthusiasm by the general public. Designers now have a plethora of options to choose from when integrating natural elements into their projects. Creating a product that stands out not only for its aesthetics but also its biophilic qualifications is today’s new standard of excellence.
One of the industry’s biggest events, is just a few months away. Held annually in Paris, the September show brings together 3,000 brands from more than 65 countries. Design industry professionals can expect to see cutting-edge products from around the globe, inspiring lectures, and old and new friends in a four-day design extravaganza. Interior Design has the details on what to expect at this year’s show.
New York is a clubby town. We have our neighborhoods, of course. Then there’s the schools, our restaurants and dining tables, our bars. There’s the places we sweat and the routes we take (bridges and tunnels included, thanks!). Even the places we work: the finance fellas and the ever-shrinking publishing crowd; the admen who once were Madmen (now it’s more BkBoys); the service folks and the civil servant circuses that are the FDNY, NYPD, and, one assumes, DSNY.
Picture your dream house—what first comes to mind? The scale? The layered interiors? Which architect to call on to perfect your vision? According to David Sokol, a New York–based journalist who writes on architecture and design, a sense of place can be as dynamic as a structure itself. In his new book, to be released this week, Sokol highlights 18 handsome homes in New York's Hudson River Valley, where he once called home. Though residents' motives may differ—a respite for weekenders escaping the pulse of New York City, an enclave for artists and creatives, a cradle of sustainable farms and lush vineyards—they all travel to the Hudson Valley for nature, for breathing room, for place.
As Glenn Pushelberg likes to say, “luxury is a bogus term.” The interior designer—principal of Yabu Pushelberg with partner George Yabu—explains that the word no longer carries meaning amid the slew of glitzy properties expanding on the New York City skyline. What should buyers care about? An attention to quality.
“With most practitioners, an animating design philosophy—critical, social, aesthetic, what have you—usually compels a designer to want to realize his or her vision, to launch their Big Idea into the real world,” design writer Ian Volner pens in the foreword of Arquitectonica, a new monograph by Alastair Gordon. “Arquitectonica tends to abjure those kinds of master narratives: Ask the architects what overarching strategy unifies their current portfolio, and the response is likely to vary from partner to partner, from day to day, or simply to elicit a bemused shrug.”