50 designers reimagine the humble toilet paper holder

view online or through November 4 by appointment, features an array of interpretations that elevate the humble toilet roll holder to high art. Artists used everything from minimalist translucent acrylic to steel chains to painted wood and ceramic. Nifemi Marcus-Bello’s Ọpá Oba holder is made of copper wire and hand-beaded. Marco Campardo Studio’s Boro holder […]

Your dog is ready for a change of scenery too. Here are 16 DIY designs to upgrade their home

interactive doghouse, which has a curved base so it pivots when the dog steps inside. “Today, a large proportion of dogs live indoors, their lives interwoven with their family’s lifestyles,” writes the architecture firm MVRDV, which designed the doghouse. “There is no such a thing as architecture for dogs; dogs live in people’s architecture, and […]

Remembering design legend Enzo Mari, the forefather of DIY furniture

Mari also took inspiration from the Arts and Crafts movement, itself a reaction to the industrial revolution and industrialized labor. This philosophy spanned his career, but we see it play out in the elegant simplicity of key works such as the Elisa armchair, the Box chair, and the 1974 self-assembly Sedia chair, made out of […]

Can design help win an election? Experts duke it out

I should qualify my previous statement about Hillary placing a more serious focus on design in her campaign. I’ve fallen into a habit I promoted as problematic. It would have been more thoughtful to say Hillary Clinton appeared to put a stronger focus on “an eclectic approach” to her campaign’s visual design, which doesn’t exclude […]

Ewan McGregor transforms into iconic designer Halston in a white suit and black turtleneck top as he gets to work on set of new Netflix series

Going on to detail his affair with Halston when he was 17-years-old, Hay revealed: ‘He looked at me like I was a really yummy ice cream cone. It took a year before I succumbed and slept with him.’

Guy Who Designed Maserati MC12 Gives His Take On New MC20

Let’s just say he had a lot in mind for his most requested video. Built atop the Enzo’s chassis, the Maserati MC12 was a limited-run sports car that left a mark on the Italian brand’s portfolio of vehicles. There were only a few units of the MC12 produced, but beyond the rarity and performance, the […]

7 Generations Of Hyundai Elantra Show 20 Years Of Design Improvement

Sixth Generation (2015-2020) Dropping the Fluidic Sculpture design language, the sixth-generation Elantra (AD) was more conservative-looking than its imminent predecessor. Hyundai also started using a massive grille for this version in line with the rest of the Hyundai crossovers that began taking prominence in the U.S. market.

New Jeep Wagoneer Gets Wood Paneling Somewhere Along Its Design Study

But that never came to fruition, thanks (or no thanks) to Ralph Gilles, FCA’s Head of Design. And he knew he’ll hear something about it as the concept got revealed last month. This was revealed in an interview with Gilles by Gear Patrol, wherein he admitted that the design team submitted a mock-up with wood […]

Early Jeep Grand Wagoneer Design Sketches Show What Might’ve Been

One Jeep exterior designer posted early sketches of the hulking SUV that doesn’t look wildly dissimilar to the automaker’s concept. The sketches show a large, long SUV, though there are differences. One features a segmented greenhouse, just like the actual concept, with body-color B-, C-, and D-pillars, while the other uses black trim in an attempt […]

Check Out Early Hummer EV Sketches From GM Designers

It’s easy to forget the long, complex process needed to create a new vehicle. Imagine all the decisions that need made, changed, approved, and discarded before even beginning to build prototypes or concepts. The sketches are just one peek behind the curtain of a massive industry many love, though we will always be curious about […]