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Event Reports

DMY Berlin Review

Kicked off in June, the seventh edition of DMY International Design Festival Berlin presented more than 550 international designers within over 100 different events. Capturing contemporary product design the festival invited professionals as well as the wide public to a varied program of exhibitions, lectures, panel talks, workshops, performances and parties.

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People Portraits

The idea of a tree

A tree is a product of its specific time and place. It reacts and develops according to its surrounding and constantly records various environmental impacts in its growth process. Each single tree tells its own story of development.

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People Portraits

Banksy versus Bristol Museum

Last Saturday the Banksy Versus Bristol Museum 2009" opened in the artists hometown of Bristol and here is the official teaser and pictures of the show. The video tour of the artists biggest exhibition to date, includes over 100 works, more than 70 of which are brand new, while many of the others, such as the painted toilets (or portaloos) have been reworked.

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Event Reports

U.F.O. Art and Design

Where does design end and art begin?

Charles Eames, the most influential designer of the mid-twentieth century, said that design is an expression of purpose. It may (if it is good enough) later be judged as art. Contemporary young designers see the matter more pragmatically. According to the Spanish designer Jaime Hayon, there is no longer a clear border between product design and art. The most recent answer to this question is inherent in the new phrase design-art.

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City + Country Portraits

Collection Brandhorst

With the Museum Brandhorst, the Kunstareal museum complex has gained a significant new addition. In conjunction with the collection of the Pinakothek der Moderne, the multifaceted profile of modern and contemporary art has been expanded in an impressive manner.

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Book Reviews

Love Design by daab

Love and design have more in common than one might think at first glance: they can both break old habits and shape new ways in our day-to-day lives, they can both be exhilarating, a true revelation, but also potentially disrupting, both individually and collectively, and they can both have the power to make us see the world in a new light.

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City + Country Portraits

Pixelhotel Linz, Austria

Pixelhotel invites its guests to spend their stay in Linz residing in not-your-everyday accommodations - in a Pixelhotel providing a very unconventional sort of lodging. The individual rooms and suites are dispersed throughout the entire city.

Here, a rooms situated in an old storefront; there, its in a former workshop set on a backstreet courtyard. All over town, there are interesting but unused premises that are being converted into hotel rooms in conjunction with this urban development and architectural project. Theyre in nice residential areas, downtown, industrial zones and working-class neighborhoods - after all, every part of town has its stories to tell and the Pixelhotel lets guests experience them right up close.

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