Dave Pinter: Top Design Stories Of The Week

Vinyl record eyewear, a sleek apartment beehive concept, and a motorcycle from a Hollywood designer.

PSFK highlights the important design stories of the week. Get caught up and discover what’s new in product, retail, automotive and architectural design.

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Lotus Motorcycles C-01 Now ‘Ready For The Road’
Created by Daniel Simon, former designer at Volkswagen and Bugatti with more recent projects being Hollywood film vehicles including the Tron light cycles.

 

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Vinylize Produces Eyewear From Unwanted Vinyl Records
The first batch were created from communist records, salvaged from the Budapest flea markets.

 

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Rise Sofa By Note Design Studio For Fogia
A creative way of combining two furniture pieces into a single modular sofa.

 

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Textile Design Inspired By Slices of Beef
Common supermarket meat cuts get transformed into elaborate original textile patterns.

 

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Living Spaces By Makkink & Bey
Textile intensive living concepts that reflect a more nomadic lifestyle.

 

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Philips’ Sexy Urban Beehive Concept Lets Apartment-Dwellers Harvest Honey
The design facilitates beekeeping without yard access requiring only a window to allow bees to come and go.

 

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Spring Learning Center, Hong Kong
Beautifully designed and considered learning and play space for children features a stylized treehouse.

 

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Is The Design World In Danger Of A Creative vs Commercial Split?
Design can get easily hyped online but does virtual success garner the same recognition as real-world sales success?

 

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