London Design Festival 2012

September 14, 2012 § Leave a comment

Beginning today, Friday September 14th, London will play host to ten days of annual design-based events across the capital, showcasing leading movements in the cultural, the commercial, and the creative. With a remit of courting design democracy, London Design Festival is open to all and largely free of charge, and with the launch of its Global Design Forum this year to mark its 10th anniversary, the focus is very much on emphasising the importance and impact of design within socially and economically-sensitive contemporaneity.

Encompassing talks, trade stands, installations, press events and parties, this celebration of design creativity will see some of London’s best-loved venues and public spaces devoted to pushing this global sphere and London as a hub within it. Among the hundreds of events on offer from the 14th – 23rd, a few of the usual and important design suspects will be Decode (celebrating its fifth year this year,) Tent London and Design Junction, all of which I will be attending, imbibing the best of contemporary design.

http://www.londondesignfestival.com/

The Simonsound – “Transmission No.1” (Audio)

May 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

Sci-fi/ Library mix from the UK’s electro/sonic conjuring duo, The Simonsound:

The first Simonsound Transmission …… from inner space to outer space. Features music from pioneering electronic composer Fred Judd, Canadian pop-psych group The Sugar Shoppe and British jazz artist Bob
Downes amongst further library mood music, spaced out rock and electronics.

http://www.thesimonsound.com/

http://soundcloud.com/thesimonsound

https://twitter.com/#!/@thesimonsound

 

 

 

EARTH-RISE T-Shirt Design By Brian Kyle

August 23, 2011 § 1 Comment

Currently out of stock but generally available to you at a price of $25.00 spent over at Public Domain Clothing, this Brian Kyle-designed t-shirt, EARTH-RISE, is a fabric-featured fusion of two of my favourite things – astronauts and skulls.

Source

Dark Crystals: Skull Chandelier By Kelly Lamb

June 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

If ever a subjective dichotomy existed in the world of light fixtures and materials, it must surely lie in the formation of chandeliers and the use of Swarovski crystals. Indeed, both are rather prone to straddling the aesthetic polarity of the strikingly attractive and the astonishingly hideous. It is well, then, that the cranial creation of multimedia artist and designer, Kelly Lamb, does, to my eyes, plant itself firmly in the former.

Yes, L.A.-based former New Yorker, Lamb, has taken an unknown number of the ubiquitous crystals and constructed the anatomically reverential piece, Skull Chandelier. Darkly mesmeric, Skull Chandelier is quite the pleasing fusion of this tricky twosome.

http://www.kellylamb.net/

Source

National Library Of France By Dominique Perrault

June 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

Photography by Franck Bohbot.

Source

Josh Eckert – “Straw Dogs” (Concept Poster)

May 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

Fuglsang Kunstmuseum By Tony Fretton Architects

May 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

Fuglsang Kunstmuseum, Denmark, by award-winning London-based architectural team, Tony Fretton Architects.

Photography by Hélène Binet

Source

Where Am I?

You are currently browsing the Design category at Eclect Elect.