19.11.15 by Staff

Original NES Gaming System Reborn as the $499 Analogue Nt


Old-school video games fans, prepare yourselves! Analogue Nt is a modern Nintendo Entertainment System constructed from a solid block of aluminum. It will play any original NES and Famicon cartridges and connect to any original controllers because it’s built on the same cpu and made of the original Nintendo hardware.

Before you get too excited it should be noted the Nt might run you more than the cost of a PS4, with a price tag of $499 plus $79 if you want the HDMI upgrade to see every crystal clear pixel of Mario upscaled to 1080p. This is definitely targeted at a very special kind of nerd. More images below!

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12.11.15 by Staff

Colourful Abstract Posters by Richard Keeling


London-based designer Richard Keeling plays with different shapes and shadows in these wonderfully vibrant and abstract posters. See more images below!

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11.11.15 by Staff

Design of the Day: MUJI is Making Huts!


Minimalist lifestyle brand, MUJI, unveiled MUJI Huts at Tokyo Design Week! The micro living spaces cater to simple and (presumably) mostly solitary pleasures. 3 different designers came up with 3 distinct types of huts: Naoto Fukasawa (Wooden Hut), Jasper Morrison (Cork Hut), and Konstantin Grcic (Aluminum Hut). Set to hit the market in 2017 at 3-5 million yen or $30,000 – $50,000 CND, check out more images below! Or, if you live in Vancouver, just head straight to the comments and rant about housing prices!

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09.11.15 by Staff

Delightfully Absurd Ultra Thin Line Table by Nendo


Japanese studio, Nendo, takes minimalism to the next level with this insanely thin table design called the “Border Table. Part of a solo exhibition at “Eye of Gyre” gallery in Omotesando, Japan for Tokyo Designers Week 2015, this piece is pretty much the perfect blend of functionality and optical illusion! See more images below!

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27.10.15 by Staff

“Chocolatexture” by Nendo


Emerging from the belief that texture influences taste, design studio Nendo has come up with 9 different types of chocolate all made from the same “raw materials” and according to the same size (26 x 26 x 26 mm) but varying in things like roughness, smoothness, hollowness etc. Each is also named after a specific Japanese expression related to texture. Check out more images from this insanely meticulous project below!

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12.10.15 by Jeff

Graphic Designer Spotlight: Jaemin Lee


Loving these poster and book designs by Korean designer Jaemin Lee. More images below.

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07.10.15 by Staff

The First 3D-Printed Running Shoe Prototype


Even if this is just a prototype, the implications are insane! Futurecraft 3D (by Adidas) unveiled their first 3D-printed midsole, basically taking personalized products to an entirely different level. Check out the shoe prototype and video clip below! How long until I can just print out my own Yeezys?

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29.09.15 by Jeff

New Design for the Vancouver Art Gallery by Herzog & de Meuron


The design for the new Vancouver Art Gallery has been unveiled! Designed by acclaimed Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, the proposed gallery will be 230 feet tall and have a total floor area of 310,000 square feet (85,000 of which will be dedicated exhibition space). There will be a library and 350-seat theatre, and it will all be primarily made of wood! While the design is impressive, the project is expected to cost $350 million. That’s not only $50 million more than expected but far from the $73 million raised so far.

I personally love the building design; the scale, the striking silhouette, and the carefully considered windows in the upper levels rather than yet another all glass addition to the boring Vancouver skyline. I just don’t know how our city is going to afford it (I hope we can). If it is indeed built, it will be Herzog & de Meuron’s first building in Canada. More renderings of the proposed design below!

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