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Here in Ljubljana (Slovenia) autumn means cold, rain (and sometimes snow), beautiful colors and inspiration. A lot of events about design, theater, cinema are happening and the new light invites to see things as if it were the first time. Perhaps one of the most popular events is the Month of Design, the capital becomes a traveling museum, with exhibitions, pop-up stores, conferences, performances, parties…
Here more information about the event in the words of the organizers:
Month of Design is an annual festival of know-how and creativity in design. It offers platform for a discourse focused on exploring the role of design in creative industries, business, culture and social practices. The main aim of Month of Design is to increase the competitiveness of businesses and society, establish knowledge transfers between developed and less developed economies, and emphasise the strategic, economic and cultural advantages of design.
This unique month-long design event is held in and around the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. This year it is dedicated to a specific topic of global relevance – Thinking the Future.
Fortunately or unfortunately, the brands are part of our life and, even more, are set in our brain in an almost alarming way. We are able to identify more logos than featured works of art and to sing more jingles than songs that have sold thousands of albums around the world. Advertising is almost universal, timeless and, in some cases, when that advertising gets old, it becomes “art” (see Coca-Cola or Pepsi vintage posters).
Don’t you believe it? Well let’s do a test, how many brands can you identify in the following pictures?
By the way is an initiative of Dorothy, a design studio in New York.
Sonera express the speed concept of its 4G technology through a mobile game in a traditional and static media. Great!
Even today, we believe that in a few years we’ll be able to fly, teleport or have a weekend house in the Moon, but how naive are these thoughts? In the 1900 some french artist presented a serie of painting and illustrations exposing how the France will look like in the early XXI century. In the Public Domain Review words:
France in the Year 2000 (XXI century) – a series of futuristic pictures by Jean-Marc Côté and other artists issued in France in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910. Originally in the form of paper cards enclosed in cigarette/cigar boxes and, later, as postcards, the images depicted the world as it was imagined to be like in the year 2000. There are at least 87 cards known that were authored by various French artists, the first series being produced for the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris.
We found all the creations really interesting, not only for the vintage look, but also the creativity and ingenuity of the early XX century society.
What do you think? do you like them?
Font: Public Domain Review
All images: Wikimedia Commons
The London born artist based in Brooklyn, New York Shantell Martin has definitely written her name all over it. When Ms. Strauss and her partner, Holly Hobart invited Shantell to move into the top floor of the 1890s brownstone they own in Bedford-Stuyvesant, it was understood that she would draw on the walls. “It seemed natural we’d let her have this large canvas on the top floor to do her thing,” Ms. Strauss said.The plan was to only decorate a smaller section in her bedroom, but she couldn’t put the pen down.The result makes it clear and obvious.
In Darma we are sustainable architecture enthusiasts. It’s a smart move and a way to coexist with the planet and our consciousness. To built and live making the most of natural resources without exploiting them, minimun consumption, maximum use and all that, without leaving aside the innovation and aesthetics.
We leave you with some of the projects we love the most.
Finca Bellavista: Highflying Treehouses in Costa Rica
Erica and Matt Hogan made their dream come true. This treetop neighborhood is still growing and there has been a lot of progress since its inception less than 5 years ago. Located in the south Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica, the comfy yet rustic private retreat welcomes people to get off the beaten path and explore the wonders of rainforest living.
More about Finca Bellavista
Stretched Egg, passive house in the UK
It’s not easy to find spare space for new eco-neighborhoods, so Evgeni Leonov Architects designed a series of narrow egg-shaped homes that extend from the historic Trent Villa in Nottingham. Considered to be one of the most energy-efficient forms found in nature, the egg shape served as the main inspiration for the urban regeneration project, which is designed to meet passive house requirements.
Blue Forest’s Beautiful Eco-PERCH Treehouse
Featuring natural materials and an organic form, the eco-PERCH will fit amicably within almost any environment, creating a harmonious balance between contemporary living and nature. But best of all? This perch can be assembled on site in just five days!
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HOUS.E+ a self-sustaining home for the near future.
HOUS.E+ is a concept that relies on geothermal energy for efficient heating and cooling in Vancouver. Rammed earth walls made from soil excavated on site provide an eco-friendly enclosure while an aquaponics farm around the home produces fish and food. Topped with photovoltaic panels and lined with micro-hydro turbines in the walls, the HOUS.E+ is designed to produce more energy than it needs, sending the rest back to the grid.
More about HOUS.E+