There are few design studios worldwide that can deliver projects of such consistently high quality as the Japanese studio Nendo. Expertly melding architecture and interior, product, and graphic design with sculpture and installation, Nendo’s work is both impressively clear and intriguingly sophisticated. The functionality and unobtrusiveness of their projects is in line with established Japanese design traditions, yet their lightheartedness and humor is also inspired by the country’s pop culture.
This book elucidates the philosophy of Dieter Rams that is best summed up in the ten rules of design that he created more than thirty years ago. Sometimes referred to as “the ten commandments,” they are just as relevant today: Good design is innovative. Good design makes a product useful. Good design is aesthetic. Good design helps a product to be understood. Good design is unobtrusive. Good design is honest. Good design is durable. Good design is consistent to the last detail. Good design is environmentally friendly. Good design is as little design as possible.
Already renowned for his work on data visualization, editor Nicholas Felton examines the past and present realms of photographic visualization and points to innovative possibilities for the future. He is best known for his work on Facebook’s Timeline and his Felton Personal Annual Reports.
The Ride 2nd Gear presents a stunning selection of recent custom motorcycles, as well as the small, local workshops around the globe in which they are built. Hotbeds of creativity and craftsmanship, these workshops are mostly run by single individuals and attract a small yet devoted community of fans and fellow builders.
Bewusster Genuss und das Verlangen nach besserer Qualität geben Anlass, das traditionelle Metzgerhandwerk neu zu beleben. Die Aktivisten dieser Bewegung interessieren sich dabei nicht nur für Steaks. Erfahrene Züchter bewahren alte Fleischrassen, während kreative junge Köche und Metzger, wie schon Generationen vor uns, alles verwerten, was das Tier liefert – „von der Schnauze zum Schwanz“. So entstehen aus erstklassigen Zutaten meisterhaft hergestellte Würste, Pasteten und andere fast vergessene regionale Spezialitäten.
Where is paradise: at the end of the earth or at home on the sofa? For many, the word paradise conjures up images of a sunny beach with palm trees. For others, it might mean pristine nature, a lively city with much to see and do, lazing in a hammock, or relaxing anywhere with a cool sea breeze. All of these versions of paradise can be found in the tropics.