IAD Town Hall Meeting Online (Today)

The School of Interior Architecture & Design’s online Town Hall Meeting – this afternoon from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m., PST.  We are prepared to answer any questions or concerns you may have with your classes, transportation, housing, etc.

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Or click here for the Registration link:   https://live4.academyart.edu/iadtownsp15/event/registration.html

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Murakami Restaurant by Seventh Studio, London – UK

Check out this new restaurant space in London by  Seventh Studio / Yuriy Yumashev / Yuriy Cherebedov / Dmitriy Zhukov. The use of natural materials was what caught our eyes, the wood paneling, moss and grass walls, glass pendants and white brick walls bring so much texture to the design and great contrast to the site.

Here are some photos by  Craig Howarth

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Marc Jacobs Runway/Set Design

Last Friday fashion designer Marc Jacobs presented his Fall/Winter 2015 collection in New York, as per usual the set and runway design was very creative and dramatic as an ode to Diana Vreeland. The show took place at the Park Avenue Armory with a backdrop designed by Stefan Beckman, who was inspired by Jeremiah Goodman paintings of Vreeland’s famous red room.

Here is a look at some of Marc Jacobs most memorable runways shows including this years red and dark design.

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Monday Morning Photo(s) Oscars Edition

For today’s Monday Morning Photo’s we have a look at the beautiful work by Tony and Emmy award winning set designer Derek McLane. For the third year in a row he has been tasked with creating a dazzling backdrop for Hollywood’s biggest night, the Oscars. The Academy has used a floating stars or Oscars motif for a number of years, but this year’s set took it up a notch with the use of red and gold into the color scheme that popped without distracting from the talent in the foreground, the use of lighting was also a key element, with the use of more than 500 Edison lightbulbs throughout the stage.

You can see more of his work here

Best: Show Set Design

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Retail Design Institute (RDI) – Northern California Chapter

Robert Burns Nixon, our chapter Vice President will moderate a discussion about the current state of personalization, personalization vs customization vs curation, trends, how will retail business models and retail design change or evolve, and much more.

Panel speakers include:
Bart Peintner, CTO and Founder, Loop AI Labs
Gagan Mehra, Blogger and Technologist eCommerce and Big Data
Li Gong, Design Thinker, VP of Product, SAP Labs
Tamara Samoylova, Head of Research, Deloitte Center for the Edge

Tickets & Event info: http://bit.ly/1L7Qfq9

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Zeynep Fadillioglu

Meet Zeynep Fadillioglu, a Turkish creative that has claimed a very important title as the first female designer to design a mosque in Turkey. Fadillioglu’s masterful union of east and west, traditional and contemporary, and translation of heritage through color, texture and textile has resulted in mix of architectural, interior and product design projects.

Here is a look at the mosque that everyone is talking about.

interview with zeynep fadillioglu, first woman to design a mosque in turkey

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interview with turkish architect zeynep fadillioglu

interview with turkish architect zeynep fadillioglu

interview with turkish architect zeynep fadillioglu

the exterior of ‘sakirin mosque’ features an ornately patterned wall which reveals inner light

interview with turkish architect zeynep fadillioglu

interview with turkish architect zeynep fadillioglu

images via Designboom.com

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A Fashionable Room Inspired By…

A fashionable room inspired by 50 shades of grey.

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Happy Valentines Day Circa 1960

For today’s Monday Morning Photos we have a Valentines day gift to all of you reader, a look inside the Mansfield Mansion…circa 1960, Jayne Mansfield was an American actress in film, theater & TV in the 1950′s also consider a sex symbol and also known for her love of the color PINK!

Her Sunset Boulevard home had floor to ceiling shag carpets, heart-shaped swimming pool, fireplaces and bathtubs, gold-plated fixtures a plenty, and of course the color PINK.

 

 

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Lyft HQ San Francisco

We have all seen the pink mustache on cars driving around town right? So that would be the app Lyft- a privately held, San Francisco–based American transportation network company. The main idea behind Lyft is to ‘design happiness into the whole experience’ of ride sharing.  It is more than a taxi ride, it’s a fist bump away from riding with a friend.  The founding partners wanted a headquarters that reflected the children in them, a nostalgic Willy Wonka experience, so they went to Rapt Studio for help.

A major challenge for the design of the space was a very tight budget in a 10 week construction schedule.  The design team maximized the existing construction and finishes where possible, finding inexpensive alternative building materials. “We were inspired by Lyft’s pink mustache and we wanted to stimulate entering the headquarters through a mustache.  Working with the local fabricators, we were able to simulate this experience by covering pool noodles with pink fabric and hanging them from an existing metal structure. We also created a secret library where you enter through a large painting of Willy Wonka.” Now that is a fun office space…Here are some pictures of the interior design.lyft_san_francisco_office_design_2.jpg

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Photos via officelovin

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Liquid Laundry Gastropub

This is Shanghai’s first Gastropub Liquid Laundry, a newly opened venue in the former French concession Shanghai. The space was designed by Hannah Churchill and covers a huge floor space but cleverly allows for a seamless flow from the lounge bar to informal and formal dining areas that are intertwined between the pizza oven, the DJ’s decks and onsite brewery.

Here are a few photos via Seth Powers, we love the mix use of materials and lighting (although we might be a bit over the use of neon lights in interiors)

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