Snhetta-designed center may provide a rare look inside the worlds largest seed vault

Snøhetta has unveiled preliminary designs for The Arc, a proposed visitor center for Arctic preservation storage on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, a remote island north of the Arctic Circle. Commissioned by Arctic Memory AS, the visitor center will provide a digital glimpse inside the Svalbard Global Seed Vault — the world’s largest secure seed storage — as well as a look at the contents of the Arctic World Archive, a vault for preserving the world’s digital heritage. Powered by solar en...
Tags: Design, Arctic, Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Snøhetta, Arctic Circle Commissioned

Sunbrella Cheetah Print Sofa Ballard Designs

Sunbrella Cheetah Print Sofa Ballard Designs I’m obsessed with this classic animal print sofa! What Color Is this Sofa from Ballard Designs? This is a rendering of the Eton Upholstered Sofa in Sunbrella Cheetah Taupe, a top grade performance fabric. Pillows are from Ballard Designs too, Ada Embroidered Linen Pillows.Buying online is a challenge because there’s no way to know what a color looks like in real life. PROBLE...
Tags: Design, Color, Ballard, Sofa, What Color Is It, Eton Upholstered Sofa, Ada Embroidered Linen Pillows Buying, Sunbrella, Sherwin WilliamsFoothills, Sherwin WilliamsAshley Gray, Benjamin MooreClicking, Color Training If

San Francisco breaks ground on new "Tunnel Tops" national park

Today, San Francisco has broken ground on “Tunnel Tops,” a new 14-acre national parkland that will span two sections across the top of the Presidio Parkway highway tunnels. Designed by New York-based James Corner Field Operations, the landscape architecture firm behind the High Line, the new park will include a campfire circle, scenic overlooks, a play area and more. The project is slated to open in fall 2021. Building on the international movement of turning post-industrial structures and unde...
Tags: New York, Design, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, Presidio, Crissy Field, Visitor Center, Presidio Parkway, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, James Corner Field Operations, Presidio Trust, San Francisco Tunnel Tops, Presidio Visitor Center, Golden Gate Meadow, Crissy Field Center Youth Campus, Field Station

This sustainable luxury smartwatch monitors climate change

Just in time for your conscious holiday shopping, Veldt, Inc. is unveiling its newest luxury smartwatch, the LUXTURE AARDE, designed with sustainability and wellness in mind. Possibly its most interesting feature, the Climate Action Reminder is a tool that shows how global warming has quickly increased temperatures compared to just 10 years ago along with other climate-related notifications. Aimed at giving the user the ideal level of alerts at the appropriate times, this luxury watch is not de...
Tags: Design, Technology, Smartwatch, Climate Change, Holiday, Wearable Technology, Sustainable, Green Technology, Accessories And Fashion, Facebook Instagram, Post-format-gallery, Veldt Inc, LUXTURE AARDE

Modernity: Acceleration, Velocity and Control

Like a little butterfly, a thought fluttered to me this morning. On my ride to the studio as I was listening to Dan Carlin's Hardcore History, "Supernova in the East" podcast #62 (Carlin's description: "The Asia-Pacific War of 1937-1945...
Tags: Art, Carlin, Dan Carlin

Lemay injects new life into Montreals Expo 67 site

Canadian multidisciplinary design firm Lemay recently revitalized a core area on the site of Expo 67, the 1967 International and Universal Exposition that was held in Montreal and is considered the most successful World’s Fair of the 20th century. The $60 million project, which concluded earlier this summer, was carried out as part of the City of Montreal’s 375th anniversary in 2017. Spanning an area of approximately 35 acres, the redevelopment project known as the new Espace 67 enhances the vis...
Tags: Design, Canada, Urban Design, Island, Montreal, Redevelopment, Public Spaces, Pavilion, Helen, Landscape Design, Andrew King, Amphitheater, Buckminster Fuller, Lemay, Geodesic Dome, Biosphere

Easy ways to make your home and garden more sustainable this fall

As the final leaves drop from the trees and the temperatures continue to plummet, you’ve likely already prepped the woodpile and dug out your winter wear. But before you head inside to hunker down with movies and hot cocoa, also prep your home and yard to act sustainably throughout the months ahead. Preserve foods Before the first dusting of snow or below-freezing temperatures settle in, be sure to gather every ounce of goodness from your garden. Hang herbs to dry, can fruit from the trees a...
Tags: Autumn, Fall, Design, Environment, Features, Sustainable Food, Composting, Green Holidays, Energy Savings, Sustainable Living, Sustainable Garden, Sustainable Gardening, Plastic Free

Le tartinomètre, la collaboration Miit Studio et Guillaume Bouvet

©Aude Lemaître Le designer est mangé à toutes les sauces depuis quelques années… Mot, qualificatif, discipline, approche largement galvaudé, le designer apporte un oeil différent, une analyse, une méthode, une aide, afin de « créer » et répondre à des objectifs précisés.. Ceux qui sauront ouvrir leurs perspectives, des domaines et nouvelles opportunités pourront s’offrir à vous… Pour preuve, la nouvelle collaboration entre le designer et ébéniste français Guillaume Bouvet et Miit Studio, créate...
Tags: Books, Design, France, Furniture, Wood, Prototype, Concept, Plateau, Bois, Etagere, Modulaire, Module, Guillaume Bouvet, Miit Studio

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