Dream Tree House

An indoor tree house designed for a little princess…

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Student Success Stories

Congratulation to IAD BFA Student Anthony Nguyen for winning second place in the Retail Design Institute’s 2014 33rd Annual International Store Design Competition with his retail design project that was also featured at our 2014 Spring Show.

Anthony’s newspaper article found on the July 2014 Volume 2 edition

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Anthony next to his Retail project at our 2014 Spring Show

Anthony with IAD’s Executive director Laura Blumenfeld and Nicole Campion Designer and Interiors Manager at Avroko NYC

 

 

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Monday Morning Photo(s) Desert Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photo(S) we have a look at a project by NYC Architectural firm Oller & Pejic, in collaboration with Creative Director Marc Atlan, who have designed the “Black Desert House”, a desert retreat with impressive views of Joshua Tree National Park in California.

The house is built around a central courtyard, which is set to a backdrop of black walls, midnight quartz, high-gloss anthracite ( also called hard coal , the most highly metamorphosed form of coal) and darkened steel. The interiors are very simple but create a great contrast of colors, textures and shapes.

Here are a few photographs of this amazing project!

The Black Desert House

The Black Desert House

The Black Desert House

The Black Desert House

The Black Desert House

The Black Desert House

The Black Desert House

The Black Desert House

The Black Desert House

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“More” Friendly Residential Tower

High-rise towers often lack common spaces that give people a reason to bump into each other or hang out informally… This building is different.

The 24-story building is grouped into mini-communities of similar apartment types

Common spaces include a communal dining room, a bike-repair facility, a roof terrace, and on the top floors of the building, a triple-height indoor garden.

Residents also share an inner courtyard

Housing designed to help people make friends makes high-rise living even more attractive.

A new design for a 24-story residential tower focuses on the social interaction of its residents.

The architects, C.F. Møller and Brut, wanted the design to encourage people to meet their neighbors.

All images: C.F. Møller & Brut

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Flower Power!

We love to see flowers in our homes but there is a trend going on of flowers being used in very absurd places…and we love it! #FlowerPower.

Here are a few innovative ways of using flowers.

Flowers in Beards:

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Flowers as walls.. We saw this a several fashion shows in Paris and…hate to say it but, also at Kim K’s wedding:

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Flowers in vintage suitcases:

Flowers in Shoes:
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Flowers in Fountains:
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Flowers taking over Buildings:
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Signage made out of Flowers:
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Flowers in Vintage Chairs:
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Could the Office of the future be a park?

We pretty much have seen it all in Office Design, but according to New York-based architecture firm Juhyunkim Architecture PC, the workplace of the future is a park. “To transform the workplace into more public and social space, we believe the park provides the perfect clues,” the designers write in a submission to “Space Forward,” an ideas competition sponsored by 1407 Broadway, a Manhattan workspace.

Could the Office of the future be a park?

 

 

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Monday Morning Photo(s) Hollywood Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photo(S) we have a look inside Rihannas $7 million home designed by the award-winning architect David Gray, and comprises of three levels, made up of three disjointed structures brought together by the central art gallery. The middle floor has a high tech kitchen designed by Porsche Design Group. The master bedroom is located on the top floor that has been designed to replicate a yacht.

Here are the Monday Morning Photo(s) via hausangeles.com

A look inside Rihanna's new $7 million home

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Luna Textiles Tour, Summer Excursion

Save the Date, as a part of IIDA NC San Francisco City Center Summer Excursions Program, they would like to cordially invite you to experience the inner workings of Luna Textiles.

Join them for drinks, appetizers and a tour of Luna’s design offices and warehouse, followed by a talk given by Luna’s director of design.

Luna Textiles tour

 

RSVP to: sanfrancisco@iidanc.org

San Francisco City Center

Date: Jul 30, 2014

Time: 5:30am
Ends: 7:30PM

RSVP By Date:
July 28th

@ Luna Textiles SF, 2415 Third Street, Suite 280

 

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The Cloud

Check out Cloud, the latest design by multidisciplinary designer Richard Clarkson, an interactive light shaped like a cumulus cloud that simulates a thunderstorm both in light and sound based on external input from either a remote control or motion sensors. From Clarkson’s website:

The Cloud is an interactive lamp and speaker system, designed to mimic a thundercloud in both appearance and entertainment. Using motion sensors the cloud detects a user’s presence and creates a unique lightning and thunder show dictated by their movement. The system features a powerful speaker system from which the user can stream music via any Bluetooth compatible device. Using color-changing lights the cloud is able to adapt to the desired lighting color and brightness. The cloud also has alternative modes such as a nightlight and music reactive mode.

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Check out the video below to see how it works:

Cloud from Richard Clarkson on Vimeo.

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Beachfront Pop-up libraries

We have talked about Pop-up furniture stores, cosmetics and clothing being a huge trend in retail design but today we have something that we keep seeing more and more around the world, beachfront Pop-up libraries, according to the Atlas Obscura the intellectual trend is spreading all over the world.

Here are some photos of some Pop-up libraries around the world, hopefully we see some of these in California soon!

Go ahead grab a book!

Tel Aviv, Israel
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Étretat, France

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Vinaròs, Spain
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Istres, France

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