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DORODESIGN wins the RED DOT AWARD DESIGN CONCEPT 2013

DIRECTLY FROM SINGAPORE, WE’ VE RECEIVED THIS GREAT NEWS. ONE OF THE OUR PRODUCT HAS BEEN AWARDED WITH ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DESIGN AWARD IN THE WORLD, THE “RED DOT”. SOON WE WILL REVEAL WHICH PRODUCT WON.

Over 4394 entries from 56 countries. Only the 5.7 % of the entries won a RED DOT. PROUD OF US.

RED DOT COMING SOON

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DORODESIGN likes: mobile shelter pops out of a pair of sneakers

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All images courtesy of Sibling

‘Walking shelter’ is a mobile habitat that pops out of a pair of sneakers. Conceived by design collective Sibling, the sneakers accommodate a fully-functioning tent, stored compactly in integrated, netted pockets within the sides of the shoe. The shelter expands out from the back of the footwear and fits around the human body, forming a billowing capsule that encloses the user in tented material. The adapted habitat relies on the human frame as a supporting structure, an alternative to nomadic or urban living.

 

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DORODESIGN likes: Urban camping, creative art tents open in Amsterdam

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‘Markies’ by Eduard Bohtlingk

 

A collection of unique art objects are available for accommodation, combining camping and art. Located at the Vliegenbos campsite in Amsterdam, designers Annette Van Driel and Francis Nijenhuis have created Urbancampsite, an outdoor interactive display of temporary art objects available for rent. From august 16 to september 30, 2013, visitors can stay in one of the creative shelters, which have been created by contemporary industrial designers.

Each of the fifteen mobile units placed on the campground are equipped with a comfortable bed, which sometimes doubles as a small living space. In addition, urban campsite offers guests a zone for campfires, hammocks to relax, a wood-fired sauna, and a picnic spot in front of each installation. The site also provides the visitors with general amenities — a restaurant, a well-stocked shop, laundry and a shower. The creative expression stop stop at the art objects: temporary photo exhibitions will be shown on the grounds, one of the fields will be arranged as a sculpture garden, and the terrain’s decoration will be changed regularly.

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With its compact, tented roof and folded floors that triple in dimension, the ‘Markies’ cottage designed by Eduard Bohtlingk is as mobile as a caravan. It features a bedroom with a canvas privacy divider, a sitting room, and a small kitchen fitted with a stove, sink, table, and multiple storage spaces. It is available for a maximum of four people, and rents for EUR 80 per night.

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‘Polaris M’ is a tubular space, made out of an old polyester silo, that serves as a temporary shelter. The spaceship-like structure, designed by Boris Duijnevel, has a small table, which opens up into a bed, and two padded benches inside. It is available for a maximum of two people, and rents for EUR 80 per night.

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This large purple sperm is blown up to extreme proportion. visitors enter through the head of the sperm where they will find a bed and a small desk fitted inside. It is available to rent for a maximum of two people, for EUR 100 per night. ‘Darwin’ is designed by Atelier Van Lieshout and was part of his exhibit ‘Infernopolis’ at submarine wharf in Rotterdam.

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This mobile camp is a suspended geometric structure, with an entryway built into the front. The swinging shelter by Boomhuttenfest sleeps 2 people and rents for EUR 60 per night.

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DORODESIGN likes: ADIDAS X OPENING CEREMONY AW13 LOOKBOOK

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Every season adidas x Opening Ceremony deliver a variety of styles that blend both their distinct aesthetics.This season they chose to focus on two contrasting disciplines: rock climbing and basketball. Right now there really isn’t anything more chic than sports inspired day wear and what better way to deliver it than in a beautiful image-heavy pastel lookbook.

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DORODESIGN likes: Irrational Matter

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Shopaholics have so much in common with surrealist artists. Both of them are obsessed with a very random selection of beautiful things. Irrational choice brings beauty to life. Here are some items we have found for your shopping pleasure, enjoy!

|Charlotte Olympia Clutch |

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| Marni Handbag |

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| Urban Outfitters Hat |

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| Nixon Watch |

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DORODESIGN likes: Celebrating the architectural history of Los Angleles

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Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of JRC, Inc./Alamy

 

“Pacific Standard Time”—the Getty’s 2011 extravaganza celebrating the artistic legacy of Los Angeles—returns this spring with a new initiative dedicated to the region’s architectural history. Running from April through September, “Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.” comprises 11 exhibitions at institutions citywide as well as a series of other satellite happenings. Highlights include “In Focus: Ed Ruscha,” a show at the Getty that features photographs the artist took of the city in the 1960s and ’70s (April 9– September 29), and “A New Sculpturalism,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, which surveys radical formmaking by such Southern California–based talents as Thom Mayne, Michael Maltzan, and Frank Gehry (June 2–September 2).

Via  Architectural Digest – pacificstandardtimepresents.org

DORODESIGN likes: Zagato Aston Martin DB9 Spyder and DBS Coupé Centennial

Zagato has revealed two special projects that pay tribute to Aston Martin’s 100th Anniversary: the DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial and the DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial, commissioned by private collectors.

The DB9 Spyder Centennial was conceived for the well known American car collector Peter Read, while the DBS Coupé Zagato Centennial was delivered to a young and prestigious Japanese entrepreneur.

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In 2001 Dr. Ulrich Bez approved a design for the DB7 Zagato, which was inspired and financed by the Zagato team, comprising of Andrea and Marella Zagato and Peter Read, a long time enthusiast and collector of Aston Martins.

Due to the success of the DB7 Zagato (all 99 units were sold at the Paris Motor Show prior to production) and with the approval and collaboration of Aston Martin, the same team designed, developed and produced a one-off DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial.

This creation pays tribute to the heritage of Aston Martin’s Centenary. As Peter Read explains, “The DB9 Spyder Zagato Centennial perfectly merges Aston Martin and Zagato’s DNA by combining the elegance of design, typical of Zagato, with the soul, power and prestige of Aston Martin, all developed over the last 100 years. This car personifies the timelessness of the Aston Martin/Zagato marque.”

Zagato previews Aston Martin DB9 Spyder and DBS Coupé Centennial – Car Body Design.

DORODESIGN likes: Herzog & De Meuron unveil design for M+ museum Hong Kong

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We have just seen that Herzog & De Meuron in collaboration with local firm TFP Farrells have been chosen as the winning design team for ‘M+ museum’, a major new institution to be built in the burgeoning  West Kowloon cultural district. The 60,000 square meter building will be sited on Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour waterfront and execute cultural programming on par with New York’s MoMA and London’s tate modern. The overall shape of M+ is informed by a dip in the site and will feature a sunken exhibition area that will feature large-scale installation, sculpture or performance. The museum will be home to the donated Sigg collection, one of the largest and most exhaustive collections of contemporary Chinese art. Aside from the 1500 works provided by the collection, the cultural center will also highlight seminal works of art, design, architecture and the moving image from Asia and around the world.

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DORODESIGN likes: Hoffman House

by Stamberg Aferiat Associates

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Unlock Richard Meier’s geometric system and expand upon it. Adding on to this Richard Meier designed house was a challenge. In studying the plan for this structure, we saw that it was quite different from Meier’s other houses. Unlike his other projects, which are collages, we saw this design as a clear, complete, somewhat locked, geometric system. The plan for this house consisted of two exquisitely carved rectangles rotated upon one another. The client felt that each room was too small and wanted to increase the dwelling space. At first, we could not see how to add to the house without destroying it.

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But then looking at subsequent Meier designs we saw that, like this one, many of them sprouted landscape elements as extensions of walls. When we extended the walls of the rectangles into the landscape, we discovered the key that opened the system, allowing us to easily add to them without compromising the original.

PROJECT
Opening a Closed System

DESCRIPTION
A 3,000SF Addition to an
Existing Modern House
Designed by Richard Meier

MATERIALS
Concrete Stucco, Lead
Copper, White Oak

SCOPE
Complete Architectural
Services, Landscape
Consultation, Interior Design,
Construction Administration

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DORODESIGN likes: NIKE Free Flyknit Running Shoes

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NIKE: free flyknit running shoes
all images courtesy NIKE

 

This week in Oregon has taken place the 2013 NIKE innovation summit, as the brand unveiled the new NIKE free flyknit running shoes. The NIKE free flyknit will be available globally from august 1st, we have just preordered it now!

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Sean McDowell, creative director of NIKE running, tell more about the new shoe:

 

Please could you explain the concept behind free flyknit?
NIKE free flyknit is an expression of natural performance principles, combining a supportive, sock-like upper and a flexible midsole and outsole that move with the body. The compression fit brings the foot closer to the sole for better lockdown and propulsion.

This shoe is about enhancing what nature gave us – humans were ‘designed’ to run on soft terrain but now most running is done on hard surfaces, this shoe feels so light and so well cushioned it’s as close to running in a sock as you can get – so to your mind your feet feel ‘free’ – but it also provides all the support you need.

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How does this shoe follow on from your recent innovations in running shoes?
SM: It’s another  example of a continuing trend in running – where the equipment be it shoes or apparel are moving with the body. We used to put more things on shoes to give you support and stability and now we are freeing things up. New materials like flyknit and flywire allow us to strip away anything that’s unnecessary and keep the shoe simple in terms of the number of parts.’

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How long does the design process take?
SM: There is a research period where we meet with athletes and review what they think of our existing footwear – we listen to what they tell us and study how they perform using our equipment. From this feedback and observations we get to work. Then there is about an eighteen-month period before the shoe goes to market. With this product we had time to take a look at the success of the previous free range and the support offered by flyknit and really develop something that raises the bar. We went through fifteen final iterations of this shoe before we settled on this design.

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Flyknit details – men’s

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NIKE flyknit upper
A new, more compressive NIKE flyknit construction in the shoe upper secures the runner’s foot to the shoe platform. The unique zoned performance mapping pattern of the NIKE flyknit upper is derived from insights on how pressure is exerted on the top of the foot. NIKE sport research lab scientists employed pressure-mapping technology to locate stress areas, and designers used the data to inform the new upper. Zones on the top of the foot have engineered stretch built to enable natural flex, while a tighter weave at the perimeter stabilizes the forefoot and heel. Additionally, elasticized construction fits securely around the ankle for a comfortable, secure fit. By knitting a one-piece upper, NIKE flyknit construction reduces NIKE’s typical upper waste by an average of 88 percent.

 

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NIKE free platform
The advanced NIKE flyknit upper sits atop a NIKE free+ 5.0 midsole, which lies in the middle of the NIKE free spectrum, providing mid-range cushioning. (On a scale or 1-10, 1 is akin to running barefoot and 10 is comparable to a traditional running shoe.) The articulated NIKE free sole is flexible and moves naturally with the foot. Diagonal hot-knifed sipes (strategically-engineered flex grooves) through the arch help ensure natural movement in the mid-foot as a runner transitions stride.

 

The NIKE free flyknit comes on the heels of decades of biomechanics research and design exploration with the intent of providing the best run possible. The breakthrough combination of a compressive NIKE flyknit upper with a highly flexible NIKE free midsole and outsole adds up to a running shoe that delivers a more natural ride, amplifying athletes’ ability to move quickly and comfortably over distance.

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