Carol Gearing has now retired and IDC has closed its doors.
Recently our thoughts here at IDC have been on swimming pools, designing spa areas, and realising how one sites the pool is really a make or break decision, between the ordinary and the extraordingary. Here is one that is “wild” and most definitely extraordinary. The Marina Bay Sands, Sky Park, Singapore, reputed to be the worlds most expensive hotel to be built at a cost of $5 billion . Architects http://www.msafdie.com/
Max Levy – Architect and creative genius, he creates with the elements, sun, wind and rain are are important to him, if not more than than the physical materials he uses. He knows how important space is , the interaction with form, sun and shadow, he literally paints surfaces with shadows. A genius. Please take time to watch the opening video on his site whee you can see him talking about how he works. http://www.maxlevyarchitect.com/
totally into red at the moment, putting together some new interior schemes for a new project and finding red so inspiring
These images are truly inspiring to me, the sumptous embroidery on the sleeves, an image I can draw upon when designing bespoke fabrics
Love the pleated affect of the fabric here, so architectural, structural, feels like I could do some wonderfully large paper sculptures using these forms in paper
The designation was announced by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) at the Icsid World Design Congress 2009 in Singapore on November 25, 2009.
“This is a magnificent achievement for Helsinki.
It is an important recognition for us and our collaborator cities Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen and Lahti, as well as for all the participating organizations and individuals.
We have received a unique opportunity and will be taking every advantage of it,” said Helsinki Mayor Jussi Pajunen, accepting the World Design Capital 2012 designation at the Icsid World Design Congress 2009.
The title of Helsinki’s bid for the designation was Open Helsinki – Embedding Design in Life.
The concept expressed by the title will form the basis of Helsinki’s ambitious program for the design year 2012.