Friday Finds 06.15.12

By Diana Budds / Published by Dwell
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Scroll down for a look at some of our favorite design and architecture finds from the past week.
What was once a childcare house for Bangkok University is now an creative office space swathed in electric colors.

What was once a childcare house for Bangkok University is now an creative office space swathed in electric colors.

Bushakan's eyewear stand is carved from solid ash.

Bushakan's eyewear stand is carved from solid ash.

Kelsey: Architectural Review on Tumblr

The British Architectural Review started way back in 1896, initially positioned as a publication for the artist/craftsman/Victorian polymath. Now it's known for its "Thinky Modernism," with prescient reviews and thematic groupings of buildings and ideas. As it turns out, the magazine has collected some incredible architecture and design drawings in its archives over the years, and now they're on Tumblr for our greedy eyes to gobble up.

Aaron: The Return of Alan Partridge



Steve Coogan's unstintingly funny character, Norfolk DJ Alan Partridge, is back, and this short clip from a pair of specials that will air in Britain this month is useful reminder of how divine old Alan really is. I can't wait to see Welcome to the Places in My Life, and if any Americans need a bit more Coog in the interim, don't miss his very funny film The Trip from last year.

Tammy: Bright Future

With a vibrant approach on rethinking educational space, Supermachine Studio has taken Bangkok University—Thailand's oldest public college—by storm, spreading creativity and innovation throughout. The recent completion of the BU Branding Unit takes a splash of color on the walls to the next level. Having a slight obsession with bold colors in interior spaces, I simply can't wait to see what Supermachine Studio has on deck next.

Diana: Glasses Stand by Bushakan

San Francisco architect and designer Tobi Adamolekun recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund his most recent project: an ashwood stand to organize eyewear. Visit the Bushukan website and Kickstarter page to learn more.

Drawings by Helmut Jahn (left) and Aldo Rossi (right) from The Architectural Review.

Drawings by Helmut Jahn (left) and Aldo Rossi (right) from The Architectural Review.

Diana Budds

@dianabudds

A New York-based writer, Diana studied art history and environmental policy at UC Davis. Before rising to Senior Editor at Dwell—where she helped craft product coverage, features, and more—Diana worked in the Architecture and Design departments at MoMA and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She counts finishing a 5K as one of her greatest accomplishments, gets excited about any travel involving trains, and her favorite magazine section is Rewind. Learn more about Diana at: http://dianabudds.com

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