Dave Pinter: Top Design Stories Of The Week

Frank Gehry’s latest building finally opens, design trends from Stockholm, and an essential video on how creativity really works.

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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Panama Biomuseo By Frank Gehry Ready For Grand Opening
The tropical landscape inspired nature museum took a decade to finally complete.

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#FolkMoMA Reuse
There’s a website dedicated to featuring creative reuse ideas for the Folk Art Museum MOMA intends to demolish.

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Architects Slow To Embrace Augmented Reality As A Design Tool
Better integration with widely used design software is a possible approach to elevate the technology beyond a novelty.

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Reflective Dish Of Water To Be Installed At International Garden Festival In Quebec
The humble birdbath becomes an art installation.

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The Efficient Passenger Project vs. The MTA: Is Good Signage A Bad Idea?
A clever subway sign hack to make a subway trip more efficient isn’t well received by the MTA.

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Favorites from Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014
Innovative wall storage ideas and the color yellow are top trends from this years’ Scandinavian design show.
 

 Celyn’s Super Film Celebrates Vitra’s Barber Osgerby-Designed Table
A beautifully animated short story of how Vitra’s Map Table can be creatively used.
 

How Creativity Works
This is a must watch video with James Carnes, Global Creative Director, Senior Vice President of Design at Adidas. He busts a lot of the myths about creativity and acknowledges that brainstorming and focus group sessions are rubbish for developing fresh ideas. He also discusses the best kind of working environment to foster for designers to get the best work out of them.

 

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