2018 Has Been Scary: We’ve Got The Posters To Prove It

Inspired by The Exorcist (1973) Cars in space, a giant orange monstrosity floating above a city, Kanye on Twitter… a turbulent series of events throughout 2018 means that there’s no shortage of inspiration this Halloween. In the spirit of the season, global creative platform 99designs challenged its international community of designers to reimagine some of this year’s stand-out moments in…

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Álvaro Siza clads International Design Museum of China in red sandstone

Blocks of red sandstone cover the volumes of a new design museum designed by Álvaro Siza and Carlos Castanheira on the Chinese Academy of Art campus in Hangzhou, eastern China.

International Design Museum of China by Alvaro Siza and Carlos Castanheira

The 16,000-square-metre museum was commissioned to house the fine art college’s already sizeable collection of pieces, which had been bolstered by the acquisition of original pieces from the Bauhaus School.

Portuguese architects Siza, a Pritzker Prize laureate, and Castanheira, designed the building to fit the only large area of land remaining on the Chinese Academy of Art‘s (CAA) campus on the outskirts of Hangzhou, a triangular plot on the southeastern edge at the intersection of two roads. Continue reading

Panasonic’s human blinkers help people concentrate in open-plan offices

Panasonic‘s Future Life Factory is developing wearable blinkers, designed to limit your sense of sound and sight, and help you focus on what’s directly in front of you.

The prototype device, called Wear Space, is designed to keep people distraction-free when working in busy spaces or open-plan offices by blocking them off from their immediate surroundings.

It was created by Panasonic’s design studio Future Life Factory, in collaboration with Japanese fashion designer Kunihiko Morinaga. Continue reading