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Monday, July 13th, 2009

Weekend Design Tweets


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky

Who do you follow on Twitter for design? Here are a few inspiring design move tweets some of my favorite tweeps posted over the weekend:

from PaulPincus:  “Paula Scher & Lenny Naar’s Band-Aid silkscreen poster for Pentagram. It’s framed in a lucite box and was installed in my office this morning. It’s great-looking!”:

From Freshome: A beautiful apartment full of bold color and gorgeous details in Hampstead London:

Vertigodesign (i.e. Design Evolution) let us know about this great view of The Parthenon at The Athens Gate Hotel:

An inspiring article via Land8.

SallyTV lets us see some bridge construction:

I’m not sure how I’m ever going to get any work done with so many great people to follow on twitter, but it sure is fun and inspiring. Again, let us know who you enjoy following for design inpsiration!


Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Architecture on Twitter


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky

I admit it, I am a relative newbie to Twitter, even though Design Public has been tweeting for quite some time. Who are your favorite design tweeps that I might like to follow? Today I found this cool Mexican house, via styleture via freshome, designed by 7X Taller de Arquitectura.

At first glance, I thought this might be cargotecture, i.e. a house made of shipping containers, because of the shape of the second floor on the right side. I wonder if the forms created by making buildings out of shipping containers is starting to influence the style and form of buildings that contain no containers? Or is it a coincidence? Do you think the style gleaned more inspiration from international style and designers like Rem Koolhaas (I’m thinking Villa Dall’ava) or Corbu (I’m thinking a little Villa Savoye)?  Is it a combo? Am I the world’s worst architecture analyst? In any case, I’d love to see an inspiration board for this very interesting modern house. What do you think?

photos via freshome


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