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Aug 13, 2012

Artistic Notebook Covers From Grove (Design Milk)
Introducing the new Grove Notebook, a refillable leather cover that is handmade in Portland. Grove has 5fifty artist-designed covers to choose from, but the best part, you can pick your own personal design, doodle or saying and get it engraved. There’s nothing better than a personalized, one of a kind notebook. What would you engrave on yours?

A Pavilion Made Entirely Out of Stacked Chairs (Architizer)
New York based firm, e/b office sought out to reinvent the conventional reading of chair. Chairs as they define, are meant for static repose with which to view architecture. Thus, they used chairs as building blocks for a piece of architecture, and created the pavilion called ‘Seat’. The chairs are stacked into a since wave which then forms a sort of vortex, and are merely held in position by bolts and clamps.

Can You Steal Design? (Life of An Architect)
The dilemma of authentic vs reproduction. Bob Borson looks at mid-century modern furniture, specifically th“Eames molded plastic chair with eiffel base” and compares it to a cheaper, knock-off version. He goes into the details of supporting design, and the availability of income and how that influences peoples opinions on the subject of such a dilemma. Ultimately, he searches for the answer as to how do you rationalize that it is okay to buy knockoffs of furniture but be upset when architectural designs are knocked off?

Architecture and Urban Planning in the Olympics? (Urban Planning Blog)
Fun and interesting fact of how architecture and urban planning use to be events in the Olympics. What would these events look and how would one participate? Pratik offers up his own idea of “perhaps a 400m with your T-square and set-squares”.

One Comment

  1. The Pavilion made of stacked chairs is pretty cool. Never seen anything like it!