Plenty to enjoy at Please Enjoy, the online portfolio of Ji Lee, Creative Director at Google Creative Lab.
I particularly like this reduction of the Google logo to circles in his Google icon design for Macworld 2009.
I really must visit the Bauhaus building at Dessau, home of one of the first and most influential schools of design and driving force behind modernist architecture and design in the 1920s and 30s.
Now restored and open to the public as a museum, it is apparently even possible to stay for bed and breakfast in the rooms that used to be occupied by Bauhaus students.
For a pretty reasonable €40 a night you can stay in a double room and eat breakfast in the student canteen, seated on stools designed by Marcel Breuer, giving you a taste of what it might have been like to be a student at the Bauhaus.
Interesting print and identity work coming out of Portugal based design studio, R2 Design.
Via Fashion Copious.
Limited to 500 pieces, the Bell & Ross BR 01 Airborne automatic watch, featuring all black face with photo-luminescent skull and hands, takes its inspiration from the US Airborne’s motto, “Death from Above”.
Created by Gala Wright from Viable London, the Mekong coffee table features a removable luminescent globe caught within a glass box, and uses the properties of one way mirrors to produce multiple reflections when the light is switched on.
The cube version demonstrates the one-way-mirror effect even more dramatically, as the light is contained completely inside the cube.
Via Design Year book.