LuxLife Series • Modern Architecture Books

Posted on Mar 22, 2015 in Books, Live | 2 Comments
LuxLife Series • Modern Architecture Books

  West Coast Modern: Architecture, Interiors & Design This book is a smart, beautifully engaging book that comments on some select modern designed residences. There are around 27 examples of residential designs accompanied with photographs to bring out the interior design of the same. It shows the remarkable contribution to modern architecture by the west […]

How leading organizations foster creative culture in the workplace

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 in Create | 2 Comments
How leading organizations foster creative culture in the workplace

Organizations like Apple are the envy of the world, because of their consistent innovation and creativity. What role does creative culture in the workplace play? What makes some organizations more creative than others? Why do some companies constantly attract the best talent? How do they keep alive the hunger for innovation, product after product? Image: […]

7 design principles of highly effective designers

Posted on Mar 31, 2014 in Create | No Comments
7 design principles of highly effective designers

They’re the kings of their profession. They have created design innovations and best-selling products. How are these design legends able to consistently deliver effective design, time after time? Here, in their own words, are 7 principles of highly effective designers: 1.     Design for people Successful designers put people and their needs, likes and aspirations at […]

Design legend: Arne Jacobsen, the iconic furniture designer

Posted on Mar 17, 2014 in Discover | No Comments
Design legend: Arne Jacobsen, the iconic furniture designer

The Ant, the Egg, and the Swan may sound like the title of a Danish fairy tale – and in a sense they are. They are the creations of one of the most iconic furniture designers of the 20th century, the great Dane Arne Jacobsen. Born in 1902 in Copenhagen, he would become an influential […]

The mid 20th century furniture design genius that was Hans Wegner

Posted on Mar 3, 2014 in Discover | No Comments
The mid 20th century furniture design genius that was Hans Wegner

Creativity surely must be an innate quality. How else can the son of a shoemaker grow up to become a commanding figure in mid 20th century furniture design? But hey, there’s more! Born in 1914 in Southern Denmark, Hans J. Wegner also spearheaded Danish Modern into the global arena through his style of work known […]

Renzo Piano architecture style – All about high-tech designs

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 in Discover | No Comments
Renzo Piano architecture style – All about high-tech designs

Born into a family of builders in Genoa, Italy in 1937, Renzo Piano is hardly the kind of architect that you could define in one word. In fact, the Renzo Piano architecture style that the world knows of is not what you can narrow down to a trademark style. From skyscrapers to energy-efficient diminutive houses, […]

theWTFactory Hariri & Hariri: Bridging gaps in design » theWTFactory

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 in Discover | One Comment
theWTFactory Hariri & Hariri: Bridging gaps in design » theWTFactory

Architecture may not appear to be much of a glamorous profession for those from the other side of the fence. But not for Gisue and Mojgan Hariri, the designer duo, better known to the world as Hariri & Hariri. In a male dominated world, the Hariri sisters set their feet, both backed by their Cornell […]

Ludwig Mies: The pioneer of minimalist architecture

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 in Discover | No Comments
Ludwig Mies: The pioneer of minimalist architecture

A philosopher at heart and an architect by design, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, popularly known as Mies, cut an imposing figure in the world of architecture. Born in Aachen, Germany in 1886, Ludwig worked under the German architect, furniture designer and interior designer Bruno Paul at the young age of 19. This would later […]

Pierre Koenig’s Case Study Houses

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 in Discover | 2 Comments
Pierre Koenig’s Case Study Houses

Pierre Koenig, an award-winning Californian architect, had a style that is instantly recognisable, and totally distinct from his contemporaries. Most of the midcentury Modernist architects were into curvy, exaggerated Googie and organic designs. Koenig’s designs are more understated and Zen. He favoured boxy shapes, with flat, jutting roofs.   [Photo credit: University of Southern California, […]

Philippe Starck: Rock Star of Contemporary Design

Posted on Nov 11, 2013 in Discover | No Comments
Philippe Starck: Rock Star of Contemporary Design

Philippe Starck is the rock star of contemporary design. He’s as famous for his lemon squeezer as for designing a billionaire’s yacht. Before I tell you more about him, let’s play a game I like to call That’s Really Beautiful But What On Earth Is It Actually For? Scroll through the images below, and try […]

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