• Archive for: May, 2016

    Chocolate makers Mast Brothers, well known for the graphic wrappers that cover its flavored chocolates, had Brooklyn company Calico Wallpaper design the packaging for its Sea Salt Collection. Each bar of chocolate contains its own kind of salt. Taking the signature ingredient of each individual bar, Calico employed a...

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    Rug designer Nani Marquina is like a modern artist frustrated with the confines of the traditional square canvas. From stepped-border rugs to rug headboards, she has been pushing the boundaries of this most historic of home furnishings since starting her family run rug design business, Nanimarquina, in Barcelona, in...

    Over the course of the next decade, Middle Eastern governments are expected to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on transport infrastructure. From Doha to Dubai, new metro, light rail transit (LRT) and airport projects are either planned or already underway in a slew of urban centers across the region. It was...

    At the end of 2015, Instituto Inhotim opened its 19th permanent gallery, which is dedicated to the work of photographer Claudia Andujar, born in Switzerland and based in Brazil since the 1950s. Sponsored by Spanish bank Santander, the 1,600-square-meter pavilion is divided into four independent blocks, and will be the...

    Nearly 10 years ago, long before Alejandro Aravena, now 48, received the Pritzker Prize on April 4, the Chilean architect came to light with a social housing project. In a world of outstanding and excessive projects, it’s less common to win such an award for a project rooted in social consciousness. And this could be...

    “A forever educator, I call myself.” Christian Benimana is an architect whose design and work focuses on teaching society how to become self-sustainable and independent. Born and now living in Rwanda, Benimana did his studies in China. However, bringing community-mindedness to architecture was not always his plan. Bends...

    LEED- and BIM-savvy consultant firm for services in acoustics, audiovisual, telecommunications and security, the San Francisco-based Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc. offers “sound” advice. Its in-house presentation studio simulates acoustical environments, allowing clients a better understanding. One of the largest...

    “With our new 3-D printing process, we can take full advantage of the many desirable properties of this silicon oxycarbide ceramic, including high hardness, strength and temperature capability as well as resistance to abrasion and corrosion,” HRL program manager Dr. Tobias Schaedler explains in the video below. HRL,...

    Never get lost in your work environment again, and forget depending on a GPS or Wi-Fi. “The human-machine interface company” Daqri launched the Smart Helmet to enhance sensing capabilities outside the user’s traditional senses. The helmet fuses the company’s Intellitrack technology and native augmented reality...

    Telling Tales, a collection of illuminated stories, comes down to an amazing communication campaign idea launched by LZF for 2016. Together with Masquespacio Studio, they’ve created stories and brought them to life through perfectly colored images, each presenting one of their handmade wooden lights. “Mariví Calvo...

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