Certainly you could opt for a postcard of your favorite city’s key landmarks, but that doesn’t tell you all that much about the city’s culture does it? For a graphical element that speaks to the individuality of each city, all while depicting the landmarks that define it, mail those postcards and instead study a transit map. Some iconic, others unheralded, a transit map offers visitors a fingertip guide to the chaos of a city and arranges it in a way that holds true to the roots of the city.
Whether using a geographical framework (i.e. New York) or a schematic design (known as a diagram and used by most American cities), cities often swirl those ideas together, bending train lines and inserting key landmarks to help tell the story of both transit stations and cultural interest.
DIY workshops aplenty and modern, hand-crafted goods such as lighting, hardware, and garden accessories are planned for Remodelista's third year at Dwell on Design. We speak with Editor-at-Large and Market Director, Sarah Lonsdale, for the inside scoop on the Market.
Design week in San Francisco is coming to a close, but there's still time to see one of our favorite pop-ups, the SF Local Design Market at Zinc Details on Fillmore street. There, a special exhibition highlights work from the city's talented crop of designers. We visited the opening on Tuesday and spied a rather handsome set of glassware by Kaii Tu, which was all created with one compact mold. Other standouts include furniture by Jeremiah Collection and prints by 3 Fish Studios. The Market will be open until Sunday, June 17th, so head on over before then.
Scroll down for a look at some of our favorite design and architecture finds from the past week.
Join us at Dwell on Design on Sunday, June 24th, where we'll be talking with Hunter Leggitt about design-build and what that means for professionals, architecture students, and clients. Formerly an architect for Cuningham Group, Leggitt opened his own studio in 2009 and earned his design-build stripes by working with Sebastian Mariscal Studio. Leggitt's first project as a builder was the Wabi House (Setember 2011), one of our most popular features. He has designed turn-key custom homes, managed their construction, and fabricated everything from framing to finishes, and will cover all those things and more at Dwell on Design. Scroll down for a look at some of his recent work.
After reading Aaron Britt’s interview with Kyle Schuneman on masculine design for our June Interior Design issue (on newsstands now), we were excited to see what the rest of his book, The First Apartment Book: Cool Design for Small Spaces (Clarkson Potter, 2012), was all about. Although it won’t hit shelves until August, Schuneman sent over a copy so we could get a sneak peek.
Designer Barbara Hill applies her polished take on minimalism to a traditional 1920s abode in Atlanta for a transplanted Houston family.
Jenny Wu, a partner at Oyler Wu Collaborative, documents the process from design through fabrication of their latest installation, Screenplay, to be featured at the upcoming Dwell on Design 2012. Part 11: Seeing the Light at the End of the Tunnel.
No one in the office has taken a day off since Memorial Day. According to our calculations (based on the average speed of completing a single bay), we optimistically think we can complete the entire installation by the end of this week but, most likely, by early next week. Since the last post, we have nearly doubled our workforce with additional student volunteers, friends, and even family. When we finished the first module and propped it vertically as it will be shown, it was so exhilarating and exciting to see it all come together. We can’t wait to show it at Dwell on Design!
I first met architect Whitney Sander of Sander Architects in Los Angeles at Dwell on Design last year. He showed me his work, we talked some prefab (one of his firm's specialties) and when it came time to put together our 2011 prefab issue, he was a perfect fit. You can imagine then how happy I am to have Sander back at Dwell on Design this year. He and I will talk about his hybrid prefab system on the Design Innovation Stage on Friday, June 22nd, and on Saturday the 23rd. For something of a preview, check out this video of Sander on the radio show Center Stage on KLXU. He talks about the merits of light-gauge steel, his work in the Los Angeles area, and coming to embrace the precepts of green design while living in Sierra Leone.