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Natural Inspiration

Exhibition pavilion Cocoon_FS, created by Erfurt-based architects Göran and Julia Pohl, was inspired by diatoms.

(via Frame)

Design Honors List 2011

Alice Rawsthorn’s NYTimes “Design Honors List” runs the gamut in noting some of the design highlights of 2011. Steve Jobs’ passing and his impact easily takes the top story, followed by the Occupy Movement’s use of branding and technology to power a new kind of protest. Several apps, exhibitions and books are also noted, as well as filmmaker David Fincher’s vision in “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.”

More Geometry for IKEA

Check out the full portfolio of photographer Carl Kleiner for his complete orderly vision of the world.

(via Plenty of Color)

Fun with Dots

While you may not be able to make it to Queensland to visit artist Yayoi Kusama’s brilliant installation The Obliteration Room (at the Gallery of Modern Art – through March 12th) – where the museum’s tiny visitors were given thousands of stickers to transform the space in to a riot of color – you can enjoy (with or without a the child in your life) the accompanying virtual World of Dots game located on the gallery’s site.

(via Colossal)

Sculptural Poems by Ragnhildur Jóhanns

(via poptech (via kateoplis)

Capitals, Lower Case, Numbers, Punctuation….

Thomas De Bruin’s Google Earth Alphabet made from patterns in Google map locations in the Netherlands demonstrates the power of really seeing.

300 Unique Porcelain Vases

Jongerius has produced the Hella Jongerius: Misfit Collector’s Edition: 300 unique porcelain vases, each made with great artisanal skill and technological sophistication in collaboration with the venerable Dutch ceramics house Royal Tichelaar Makkum. Each vase is an object of exceptional concept and beauty.

Stunningly beautiful — serial but all one-of-a-kind.

(via Phaidon Press Collector’s Editions)

Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

The Cooper-Hewitt’s gorgeous exhibit of art, clothing and textile design by Robert Delaunay’s better half is on view for just another week, until June 19th. A must-see! The New York Times calls it a “sumptuous and enlightening show … that may change forever the way you look at dry goods.”

Typographic Textile

KnollTextile’s new Ink Collection, designed by Pentagram’s Abbott Miller.
More images here! (via Pentagram)

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