Author Archives: Barbara Murdoch

Temporary Gestalten Shop Opens in Berlin


Storefront of the pop-up Gestalten shop in Berlin's Mitte district.

December 9, 2008. Gestalten, the Berlin-based content creator best known for its more than 250 book titles, opened Gestalten Temporary in the city’s tony Mitte district. At Mulackstrasse 31/32 (near Bless!), the company, which has been quietly...

Bernhardt Calls for Entries to ICFF Studio 2009


Chair by 2008 ICFF Studio participant, Cate & Nelson Design

November 25, 2008. American furniture manufacturer Bernhardt Design has once again put out a call for entries to its ICFF Studio, which will take place from May 16 – 19, 2009 at the New York Jacob Javitz...

Zaha Hadid at Two Manhattan Galleries


Masterplan by Hadid during her two-venue Manhattan show

November 11, 2008. On the heels (and handbags) of Chanel’s Zaha Hadid-designed Mobile Art event in Central Park, curator, art dealer and developer, Kenny Schachter/ROVE, has brought together a series of large-scale installations, including sculptures, reliefs, design objects and...

Concrete Conference at Columbia University


Commercial Tower O-14, Dubai, 2009, RUR Architecture


September 30, 2008. Concrete-lovers are in for a treat: The Second Columbia Conference on Building Materials and Technology will take place from October 1-3 at the university’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation. This year’s topic is Solid Sates:...

Innovation in Humanitarian Design Recognized


Rendering of MMA's 10x10 Jonker House in Cape Town

September 5, 2008. A new international design award administered by the University of Kentucky College of Design for innovation on humanitarian projects, the Curry Stone Design Prize recently announced its five finalists. They'll be recognized at this month's...

RISD Show at Democratic National Convention


Meeting table designed by RISD senior Kallie Weinkle

August 25, 2008. For its efforts to use design to confront the challenges of climate change, RISD has been chosen by the City of Denver and the Host Committee of the Democratic National Convention  to curate and produce an...

Zaragoza World Expo 2008: Austrian Pavilion


The Walk of Fame leading into the Pura Austria pavilion

August 17, 2008. For the Zaragoza World Expo 2008, in the Zaragoza Bridge completed this May by Zaha Hadid in Spain, ARGE Strauss-Solid-Ritter designed the Austrian Pavilion, which will host Pura Austria and be open to visitors...

Felissimo Shows Off the Best of Japanese Design


Chair by Tamotsu Yagi at Felissimo's Japanese design show

August 10, 2008. Looking for something cool, cute, clever and creative to close out your summer? Starting August 16 and running through November 1, Felissimo Design House will feature the best of contemporary Japanese design in a banner...

RememberTibet.org as Olympics Begins


Film stills from RememberTibet.org as China Olympics begin

August 8, 2008. Barnbrook Design has launched a website to coincide with the Beijing Olympics that reiterates demands for Tibetan independence by calling on artists and designers to make their own statements about the ongoing occupation of the country...