Me Likey Nike's Women's Collection Preview Dreamland

Curator: Sue Murphy
date: September 11, 2014
Categories: Environmental Design, Product Design
Tags: Fashion, interior design
Imagine if all retail stores were as unique as this? This technicolor beaut is for the new Nike Women's Collection Fall season preview, unfortunately not a permanent space (though we can console ourselves with these lovely photos).
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Aaron Koblin Doing It Yet Again with "Unnumbered Sparks"

Curator: Sue Murphy
date: September 8, 2014
Categories: Art, Environmental Design, Experience Design
Tags: art, digital, installation, interactive, sculpture
If life was like The Matrix I'd ask for the Aaron Koblin card to be loaded into my brain. I'm always excited to see what project he's been working on. I have a hard time explaining to my family what I do, I can't even imagine how he does it. 
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BIG's Copenhagen Waste-to-Energy Plant Doubles as a Ski Slope

Curator: Wade Jeffree
date: August 11, 2014
Categories: Architecture, Environmental Design, Sustainable Design
Tags: architecture, Copenhagen, Environmental Design, sustainability

BIG is a Copenhagen- and New York-based group of architects, designers, builders and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development. 


When you first look at this project you think, “Oh, okay, nice.” But once you look closer you say “What. The. Fuck?!”


I love how the idea of a building as mountain is addressed here. Wait—what? Not only is it a an architectural landmark, but it's also a ski slope and a beacon for a more energy-focused future in Copenhagen; it's the cleanest waste-to-energy plant in the world and is located in the heart of downtown Copenhagen. It allows sustainability to be a far more accessible topic of conversation.

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Artist Aakash Nihalani "Skewers" His Subjects with Bold, Graphic Forms

Curator: Jennette Snape
date: August 8, 2014
Categories: Environmental Design, Experience Design, Illustration
Tags: art
New York artist Aakash Nihalani (AA) has been "skewering" his subjects in Brooklyn as part of a new series of work called "Landline." 

Working with bold isometric forms created from bright neon tape, AA transforms outdoor spaces (and often people) into playful installations. 
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Gridlock by Philippe Malouin for Roll & Hill

Curator: Alex Mustonen
date: July 21, 2014
Categories: Environmental Design, Product Design
Tags: Lighting, product design
When we worked with Roll & Hill to design their exhibition for ICFF in May, I got to see one of the early prototypes from the Gridlock lighting collection at their shop, and I was really impressed. These pieces are incredibly intricate, yet with just a single bulb at the center they're incredibly simple, too. There's also a nice relationship between the industrial aspect of the structural grid and the ancient form of the stepped pyramid. It's another example of a piece that really transforms when you see it in person depending on how the light reflects and diffuses through it.
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