Parts and Labor infuses Chicago restaurant with coastal California ambiance

Pacific Standard Time by Parts and Labor

American studio Parts and Labor Design has used lush foliage, creamy white walls and varied tones of wood to create a West Coast feel inside the new Pacific Standard Time eatery and bar in Chicago.

One of the most anticipated restaurants to open in the Windy City this year, Pacific Standard Time is situated in the base of a glass building in the city’s trendy River North district, known for its art galleries and nightlife. Created by Parts and Labor Design, a New York studio, the eatery is intended to have a “coastal California atmosphere” that complements the menu, which features items such as whole-grain pizza and roasted vegetables. Continue reading

David Morley discusses how Toto bathroom products can reduce water use at Clerkenwell Design Week

Dezeen promotion: architect David Morley will discuss how installing Toto bathroom products at his office encouraged his team to cycle more, and also decreased water consumption, as part of a series of Clerkenwell Design Week talks.

Japanese bathroom brand Toto is hosting two talks at its London showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week, which takes place from 22 to 24 May 2018.

In the first talk, titled Talking Toilets, Morley will talk about the various Toto products he has installed at his Clerkenwell-based studio, which includes showers and toilets.

“Six years ago we refitted the David Morley Architects bathrooms with lots of Toto products,” he said. Continue reading

Drones are “potentially as disruptive as the internet” according to Dezeen’s new documentary Elevation

Dezeen today releases a short documentary setting out how drones could revolutionise the way people travel, transform how buildings are designed and built, and radically alter the form cities take.

Called Elevation, the 18-minute movie explores the impact autonomous flying vehicles will have on our lives, and discusses both the positive and negative implications of a future when drones are as “ubiquitous as pigeons”.

“What we’re seeing now that drones are in the hands of every person on the street, they’re potentially as disruptive as the internet,” says speculative architect Liam Young, one of the many leading drone experts interviewed exclusively for the movie. Continue reading

Apple faces lawsuit amid mounting anger over “infuriating” problems with MacBook keyboards

MacBook and MacBook Pro users in California have filed a class-action lawsuit against Apple over alleged flaws in the design of its keyboards, which they claim are easily damaged and liable to fail.

The lawsuit was lodged at the Northern District of California court earlier this month, with plaintiffs Zixuan Rao and Kyle Barbaro alleging that the keyboard on MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops are defective and “prone to fail”.

“Thousands of consumers have experienced this defect,” the plaintiffs claim, referring to the “butterfly” keyboard, which Apple claims is four times more stable that regular “scissor” keyboards. The terms “butterfly” and “scissor” refer to the way the keyboards are sprung, with the butterfly action allowing for a thinner profile. Continue reading

Beautiful Brand Identity for RESQ Restaurant

Beautiful Brand Identity for RESQ Restaurant

Beautiful Brand Identity for RESQ Restaurant

May 21, 2018

Agata Tobys shared a beautiful brand identity post on her Behance profile. It’s for the RESQ Restaurant, a pop-up type of restaurant like a mobile style (in the spring – summer season filled with mobile food trucks). It’s also restaurant which saves food from wasting through a responsible way of acquiring ingredients (fruits and vegetables with visual defects obtained straight from the manufacturers other products with ending expiration date obtained from store and bakery magazines) as well as education ( all brand communication based on the idea, do not waste food). Continue reading

Top five architecture and design jobs this week include roles at Foster + Partners and RIBA

Our pick of the best architecture and design opportunities on Dezeen Jobs this week include positions with Foster + Partners and RIBA in London, and LOHA in Los Angeles. 

3D artist at Foster + Partners 

British architecture firm Foster + Partners is looking for a 3D artist to join its team in Battersea, London. The Norman Foster-led studio recently presented its vision for a cargo network that would use hyperloop technology to transport freight at up to 700 miles per hour. ⠀

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Regional director at RIBA

RIBA is seeking a regional director to join its team in London to work with a range of stakeholders and oversee the creation and delivery of activities. The shortlist for this year’s RIBA International Prize included a forest home and the new metro network in Budapest. Continue reading