Design Year Book

Design Year Book

Paper Cut City Maps by Karen O'Leary

Posted: 26 Sep 2012 07:54 PM PDT

Artist/ architect Karen O'Leary has created a series of modern maps that transforms the classic navigational map into a form of artworks, rendering a clean, contemplative design by way of intricate hand cuts or repetitive black ink lines.

The first mapcut (a hand cut modern map) was created as part of her 5th year architecture thesis. A more beautiful, non-typical, site map. A map layered with more information than any other. Since then, she quietly worked on these beauties for her own enjoyment. In October of 2009, she listed the nyc mapcut on Etsy, in hopes of earning a few dollars. The images of the delicate streets of new york got circulated throughout the online design community and a business was unintentionally created. Currently she has over 30 cities in the mapcut collection and over 50 in the city prints collection. Her modern maps are more than a navigational tool, they also tell a story.

See also this city's transit system map print by by Cayla Ferari and John Breznicky.

+ StudioKMO

Furnishing the bedroom with quality Furniture

Posted: 26 Sep 2012 08:16 AM PDT

The bed room being one of the most important rooms in the entire house would always need to be furnished with some of the best furniture that one can ever think of. Bed room furnishing has essentially taken a new exciting path in the modern world of home furnishing. Several prominent brands are known to offer top class bedroom furniture that not only bring comfort but ensure the modish nature of this vital room is maintained. To be able to properly furnish your room there are essential tips that you would always need to keep in mind.

Always make an appointment of carefully checking the type of material that has been used to make the type of bedroom furniture that you intend to buy. Quality plays a vital role as it would ensure your furniture last for long time while maintaining its stylish original appearance. You can be able to test this by say shaking the bed, checking its legs and feeling the mattress. Always ensure that the bed posts are flat on the floor so that they perfectly balance without any swinging.

Good bedroom furniture is most of the time known to be made of hardwood, wood laminates or veneer. Bed room furniture made of any of this type of materials are most of the time known to be quite cost effective as compared to ones made of solid wood which always require one to spend extra dollars.

When checking out any bedroom furniture always choose one that is highly affordable while able to guarantee utmost comfort and durability. If you do cherish simplicity and elegance then it would be perfect to select bedroom furniture with simple designs supported with some of the finest light colors. When sampling any bedroom furniture always check on the finish, good furniture will at all times need to be sanded and stained before any finish is applied. This is usually important as it ensures silky and smooth feel of any coarse surface as the end product.

When looking for wooden beds it is always good to sample a wide variety of finishes such as oak, MDF, maple or hardwood. You can be able to sample these varieties here. Checking of the cabinets, night stands and drawers would also need to be given a closer look when buying this type of bedroom furniture. You can be able to check this by simply opening and closing the drawers to see if they open and close smoothly, the interior of the drawers would also need to be examined.

For utmost beauty; bedroom furniture will at all times need to be illuminated with some of the finest lighting system. Bed room furniture made of teakwood is some of the best especially for those people who have a higher sense and choice of fashion in furniture.

Dapple Light by Reiko Kaneko

Posted: 26 Sep 2012 07:25 AM PDT

Disco at my home. This Dapple Light Prototype by Reiko Kaneko is inspired by a hanging disco ball reflecting and redirecting the early morning sunshine inside, Dapple lamp tries to recreate this impact. When lit, mottled light bursts out of the seemingly regular wood veneer shade. But hidden from view, small glass mirrors line the inside of an Ovangkol veneer shade. Most effective in a darkened space, Dapple lamp swathe the surrounding area with an explosion of light.

+ Reiko Kaneko

Architect Curtain by Joon&Jung Designteller

Posted: 26 Sep 2012 07:20 AM PDT

A commissioned work from 12n STDNBW, the Architect Curtain are inspired by the architect- Joon&Jung's background and the nature. In each layer of panel has different drawing by hand sew on the kassdoek with subtle colors. Because of the half transparency of the fabric and lighted line, it doesn't give you information directly. But as you walk by the image passes like an illusion. It is like a memory from your dream. The scene, you would have passed by without aware of. But it has been always there in our everyday.

+ Joon&Jung

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