Today we all returned to work and took off our out-of-office replies. We’re feeling refreshed after the Christmas break, and ready for a busy year. The Olympics are of course coming to London this year, so perhaps team KKD will have a mini Olympics to work off all that cake we’ve eaten recently!
Posted on 3rd January 2012 by Chris.
The Danish Postal Service have recently announced that they’re releasing a brand new pair of stamps. One of which will be designed by a fashion brand called Soulland. There is an interesting article here about the process of designing postage stamps, along with more great images. They’re not showing the actual stamp until it’s released later this year.
Posted on 4th January 2012 by Rachel.
Tags: postal, stamps, design
“The label chair” by Félix Guyon. Whether you think it’s clever or clichéd, it looks like it’s been built well. I like the birch ply.
Posted on 4th January 2012.
At Queensland art gallery Australia, visitors are given coloured stickers and are invited to “obliterate” a previously pristine space with colour. The Japanese artist is due to be exhibiting at the Tate Modern in February this year.
Posted on 6th January 2012 by Lindie.
Tags: art, colour, stickers
Secret Cinema is an increasingly popular non-mainstream channel of entertainment. A cross between a theatre and a cinema, films are shown in dramatic locations with props, and people in character. Rachel from the London office went to a Secret Cinema showing in an old warehouse close to Smithfield’s. The film shown was “The third man” which is set in Vienna after WW2. The venue even had it’s own currency.
Posted on 9th January 2012 by Rachel.
Tags: cinema, entertainment
Yesterday was Verena’s birthday, so the Dubai office got together and gave her a surprise birthday party. The balloon on the mouse is a nice idea, and those cakes look fantastic. On the subject of cake, I think the Dubai studio should have a bake-off of their own, and the winners from London and Dubai have a cake show-down!
Many happy returns to Verena from all of us at Kinnersley Kent Design.
Posted on 9th January 2012 by kkd.
Tags: birthday, dubai, staff
Nicole Dextras is a Canadian graphic designer. She also makes huge typographic ice installations. Her largest letters to date stand at a whopping 8 feet tall. Nicole says she aims to –
“Subvert the authority of the english language and the commerce of signage – selecting words which represent a sense of vulnerability and transition. Words cast in ice interrupt our literal narratives, allowing a more integrated reading of the land we inhabit, as opposed to the past and current commodification of land as limitless resource. this fundamental split in perception lies at the crux of our environmental crisis.”
Posted on 10th January 2012 by Chris.
Tags: ice, typography, canada
The “Home” exhibition at Earls Court opens this weekend. According to the organiser, visitors can expect to see thousands of new product launches, as well as emerging trends in the furniture & interior accessories sector.
I’ll be there armed with my camera, so I’ll report the findings on Monday.
Posted on 11th January 2012 by Chris.
Tags: exhibition, show
Plummer-Fernandez has created a tea set using 3D printing, and scanning technology. He made the set by scanning non-matching cups and saucers, he then distorted these scans on the computer with a pre defined algorithm.
Glitch Reality II – Commissioned for a private collection
Posted on 11th January 2012 by Chris.
Tags: printing, process, 3d
The Klein Bottle is a mathematical term for a shape without a defined top, bottom, left, or right. This is an attractive build which sits firmly on the postmodernist side of the fence. I imagine that some rooms are oddly shaped, with some wasted space. The building is highly idealistic and personal, so as long as the people who commissioned the building enjoy it, then it is a successful design. The residence won Best House at the World Architecture Festival Awards last year.
More photos here, via Dezeen.
Posted on 12th January 2012 by Chris.
Tags: architecture, klein