Allez Design! NYC's Iron Designer
With the Hearst Tower and the New York Times Building gleaming in the distance, the inaugural Iron Designer Challenge was held on the rooftop at the Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction (SDC) last week. The challenge? To build a full-scale emergency shelter in three hours and in front of a live audience.
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- There's an interesting new museum in Israel, just south of Tel Aviv, with a corkscrewing exterior of rust-red Cor-Ten steel: Design Museum Holon, designed by Ron Arad.
Parsons The New School for Design is partnering with the Danish Design Centre and Consulate General of Denmark to present Danish Design Review New York: "Living the Legacy—Designing the Future." This event is free and open to the public.
This daylong symposium will feature presentations by eight young designers from Denmark—the winners and nominees of the Danish Design Award 2012—who will be led through a design review by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art. The designers will present their work in a moderated discussion with Rama Chorpash, Director of Product Design at Parsons and Nille Juul Sorenson, Director of the Danish Design Centre in Copenhagen.
The symposium will also include a presentation of the current restoration of the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the United Nations, designed by Danish architect and designer Finn Juhl.
Dreams Happen is a biennial fundraising event benefiting Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP) and hosted by Stanford Shopping Center. The event teams local architects and builders in the construction of unique and elaborately designed life-size children’s playhouses. The playhouses are then auctioned at the Dreams Happen Gala -- all under the stars at Stanford Shopping Center. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised through the auction of the playhouses benefits Rebuilding Together Peninsula. Since its inception in 1993, Dreams Happen has raised more than 2 million dollars for Rebuilding Together Peninsula.
Dwell has teamed up this year with architect Jonathan Davis of pieceHomes ® and builder Will Capper of Icon Fine Homes to build our very own Dwell playhouse! Come and see Dwell's Playhouse Little "e" on display at the Stanford Shopping Center now through June 12, 2009. It is a three dimensional spatial experience for children (and fun loving adults) and gives the opportunity to discover space and form with places to climb through, over, within, and under.
May 2 – June 12 Playhouses on Display at Stanford Shopping Center
June 6 - Dreams Happen Auction and Gala, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA
Tickets: $90 “Early Bird” Special until May 15, 2009 and $110 After May 15, 2009
Tickets may be purchased by contacting:
Rebuilding Together Peninsula at 650.366.6597, or on the web at www.rebuildingtogetherpeninsula.org.
THANK YOU: To All of Little "e" Sponsors!
- Terrariums that defy gravity and cultivate offshoots of the unpredictable are what Lítill's latest project at Direktorenhaus in Berlin, Jette and Fabrik, is all about.
- This week marks the return of the Stockholm Furniture Fair, the largest annual design event in the Nordic part of the world.
Bruce Nussbaum, Visiting Professor of Innovation and Design at The New School and BusinessWeek contributing editor, will host a conversation with international design innovator Ezio Manzini as part of Design at the Edge—Redesigning Our Lives in an Era of Radical Change, a lecture series held in conjunction with a course he is teaching this spring in the School of Design Strategies at Parsons The New School for Design. Manzini is internationally recognized for leadership in an emerging international design movement that collaboratively addresses issues of sustainability and community.
Reclaim NYC invites you to its second exhibit and charity sale, Reclaim x2: design that's more than the sum of its parts, during New York Design Week 2013.
As the city works to recover from Hurricane Sandy, Reclaim NYC would like to reach out to the design community with an opportunity to help those who have suffered terrible losses during the storm. They are calling upon designers to use debris and refuse materials from the storm to create pieces of furniture and art that will be auctioned for charity.
Proceeds from the sale will go to local Hurricane Sandy relief through the Brooklyn Recovery Fund.
- I'm always a fan of good DIY design, but Lukas Scherrer, the mastermind behind the San Francisco industrial design firm Shibuleru, has taken it to a new level.