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Would you elect to have purple walls? Would you elect to have purple walls?

I know some people here are either homeowners or soon to be and might be thinking about home decorating. Well, I think about buying something in two to three years now that I actually live in a remotely affordable housing market. If that were the case, would you wallpaper? And more specifically, would you purple…

Good design is beautiful, great design is transparent Good design is beautiful, great design is transparent

Yugene Lee makes this really great observation about the difference between good and great design, with truly great design being so seemlessly part of the function that it becomes unnoticeable. It’s the difference between an Iphone and a nail clipper. Do you agree? And do you have other examples?

Obsolescence: The Typewriter

Typing, I fear, is becoming a lost art. We live in a world where keyboards are ever-present and the QWERTY layout is ubiquitous on phones and tablets; nobody learns how to type. My kids - now in their teens - have grown up on technology. They’ve never not used a computer keyboard. Yet I watch them and shake my head…

Paul Rand: Pioneer in Advertising and Design Paul Rand: Pioneer in Advertising and Design

For Modernism Week, I made it halfway through a post in which I intended to feature two graphic designers. The first was Saul Bass; the second was Paul Rand.

Beautiful Buildings: Surrealist Montages Beautiful Buildings: Surrealist Montages

Mattias Jung dreams of beautiful and impossible house designs through digital collage, creating charming and surreal places.

Iconic Food Packaging Iconic Food Packaging

Food is not just popularized by innovations in taste but design of food and packaging. The Salt at NPR recounts a century in food innovations. Can you think of other compelling food designs?

For Owl's Dinner Table For Owl's Dinner Table

From Jongeriuslab and ThisisColossal.

What do you hate in the design of an office space? What do you hate in the design of an office space?

Scavvy promised a rant and has not delivered or notified me as such.

Art Nouveau Art Nouveau

What is art nouveau? Its name literally means "The New Style" and was called Jugenstil, Secession, Stile Liberty or a whole host of names, depending on the region, influencing fine art, decorative arts and architecture. While it primarily flourished in Europe, it also was popular to a lesser extent in Argentina and…

What features would you design your dream house around? What features would you design your dream house around?

Mine are an office space, a kitchen, and a library with a leather reading chair (Tullsta from IKEA). The kitchen is sort of a daily necessity. I require L-shaped kitchen with a dishwasher and plenty of granite counters and gas burners. I can find less than ideal office spaces and a library, but I need a kitchen that…

What's the most beautiful building you've ever seen? What's the most beautiful building you've ever seen?

I'd say that there are few for me. Old churches—especially in Prague, can be impressive (pic below from here). They also have a very famous Trompe L'Oiel, meaning an optical illusion in the old city. I also remember once wandering around the Hungarian and Slovakian border, being sort of lost while backpacking. We were…

Brutalist Architecture: Beautiful And Shitty Brutalist Architecture: Beautiful And Shitty

Brutalist Architecture was a movement that was prominent from the 1950's to the 70's and much like everything else considered 'retro' has recently made a comeback.

Disturbing Dinnerware Disturbing Dinnerware

So what are you guys eating tonight? Does it involve weird tongue placement? Would you buy these plates? I had this ricebowl with beans and pita and salsa and guacamole so I'm gonna have a light dinner. Mainly it involves Wheetabix, strawberries and yogurt.

Speaking of design...

teapot has poorly designed her schedule. So poorly.

Thematically Relevant

Also just very cool.

Designer Chairs Designer Chairs

I've always loved the type of art that is meant to be functional and in the home. I love the fantastical designs, often being absurdist or futuristic, of the chairs here. What furniture have you seen that you love and want to share?

Minimalist movie posters Minimalist movie posters

As a lover of movies and design, some of these make me a little giddy. Feel free to share favorites of your own.

The Bauhaus The Bauhaus

What is the Bauhaus? It is an idea and school started in Germany Walter Gropius and located in Weimar with a famous faculty, such as Klee, Moholy-Nagy and Kandinksy among many other luminaries. The school lasted only 14 years but was so influential that it still influences design today. With the rise of Nazi Germany,…

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