Portal lead designer Kim Swift has joined Assassin's Creed executive producer Jade Raymond's new EA studio, Motive, as a design director. Swift and Raymond will be collaborating with another EA studio, Visceral Games (Dead Space, Battlefield: Hardline), on the still unrevealed Star Wars game being directed by Uncharted creator Amy Hennig. Show More Summary
EA has announced that Kim Swift will join Motive as Design Director.
Italian creative house MID Studio has created the “Fauna Lamp“, a fun and functional light source with a flexible rope design that can easily be formed into different shapes in a safe and convenient manner. The lamp is available in different sizes/colors and can be purchased through CrowdyHouse or the designboom store. It is made […]
The other day, the owner of a new design studio asked me for some advice, on Officehours. During our session, I shared some thoughts on what has worked—and hasn’t—over the past 17 years, at smashLAB. I later realized that others might also find this information useful. So, I’ve summarized the guts of our talk, in […]
It looks too good to be true This expertly-designed apartment—with its motif of circles, collection of smooth, organic lines, and a divinely balanced color palette—looks so perfect that you might be led to believe that it could not possibly be real. Show More Summary
I had the pleasure of visiting Laylas Dance Academy, a studio designed for dancers of ALL abilities. Layla is a Russian-trained gymnast, who was scouted when she was just 3 years old! After an injury, she turned her passion to danceShow More Summary
People often assume that New Yorkers live in shoe-box–sized apartments. But Manhattan's first (and only) official micro-apartment building at Caramel Place takes small to a new level. The units have less space than an average studio — but they're much better designed. Show More Summary
The long, narrow form of this residence fits perfectly with the existing barn and old dairies of this farm in the UK. The Reydon Grove Farm, designed by Danish studio Norm.Architects, creates a subtle transition from meadowlands to farmland...Show More Summary
The Surface Studio may be too successful for its own good. It's not designed — or priced — for everybody, but it's still great. Microsoft's Surface Studio is perhaps its most ambitious – yet odd – addition to the Surface line yet. In...Show More Summary
Imagine designing one building that could accomplish this two-part mission: First, make one of the oldest digital brands cool once again. Second, secure the future of branded content. Has such a building been created? Time will tell,...Show More Summary
Some ex-Facebook designers will be adding extra pizazz to Salesforce’s word processing company Quip, which today acquired Unity&Variety. Founded in 2015 by Joey Flynn and Drew Hamlin after several years designing products at Facebook, Unity & Variety released a cute mobile game called Pinchworm last year. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but we’re awaiting… Read More
Nicely designed. Look at the slideshow. The minimization of the kitchen area is brilliant.
Tranquility is at the heart of the handsome Sunbeams Music Center, where music is used as therapy to soothe the souls of the disadvantaged. Designed by Newcastle-based studio Mawson Kerr for the Sunbeams Music Trust charity, the music therapy center visually harmonizes with its bucolic lake landscape in Cumbria, England. Show More Summary
Yves Béhar’s Fuseproject studio recently unveiled a line of responsive apparel, christened the Aura Powered Clothing collection, at London’s Design Museum’s New Old Exhibition. This exhibition is a unique platform wherein designers can...Show More Summary
For Ukrainian studio Soesthetic Group, the meaning of “minimalism” takes on a whole new level, as visitors of their newly designed office hub will quickly find. Influenced by the concept of paper architecture, the all-white space offers thematic congruence and excellency, as all wires and equipment in the office are neatly tucked away in cabinets and […]
Access All Areas members are being treated to a brilliant set of design resources from Wing’s Art and Design Studio this week. This collection of 8 Art Nouveau backgrounds and frames are fully customisable templates that take their inspiration from the classical architecture and shop fronts of Paris. Show More Summary
The Indianapolis Museum of Art announced today that it has partnered with the landscape architecture and urban design studio, David Rubin LAND COLLECTIVE, to develop a Master Land Use plan for the IMA?s 152-acre campus. The plan will serve as a roadmap for the next 30 years, addressing access, infrastructure, connectivity, space and land use needs. Show More Summary
This week, the US Department of the Interior designated 24 new National Historic Landmarks, including several vital art and culture sites. The post Chicano Park Murals, Neutra’s Studio, and Schomburg Center Named National Historic Landmarks appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Apple is rumored to be working on a new iPad Pro that adopts an edge-to-edge display, and while it's said to be somewhere around 10 inches, there are a lot of mixed rumors about the specific size of the tablet. Studio Neat designer Dan Provost yesterday wrote a post on Medium (via Daring Fireball) making the case for a 10.5-inch iPad. Show More Summary
Blank Studio Design + Architecture has devised a plan to keep urban spaces livable in a future of rising planetary temperatures