Design Reviews

Design Reviews featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Hand Still

Hand Still is participatory art to improve well-being. Anyone around the world can participate by sharing their own hand-expressed artwork on social networking sites. By viewing and enjoying the artwork and creating your own artwork, you can improve your wellbeing. Hand Still includes the four factors for improving wellbeing (1: Self-Actualization and Growth, 2: Connection and Gratitude, 3: Positive and Optimistic, 4: Independence and Self-identity) are incorporated.

Continue reading

 

Flying in Dreams

People always dream. Dreams make a human move forward. Where they will lead depends on imagination and the efforts he or she encloses. In childhood, these dreams are usually purer and brighter. That is why the photographer uses children's characters in white outfits. To create a surreal effect in the "Flying in Dreams" series, Maxim Zinchuk utilizes the levitation photography technique. The main idea of the series is perfectly complemented by the words of William Shakespeare: "all things that are, are with more spirit chased than enjoyed".

Continue reading

 

Drive2Extremes Multivision

Photographer Florian W. Mueller was invited to bring together the two extremes of the northern polar region in Levi, Finland, and the Arabian desert in Liwa, UAE, with the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo. He positioned the new, electric Porsche first on ice at -25 degrees Celsius north of the Arctic Circle and then in the same position to the camera and at a similar sun angle in the Arabian desert at +42 degrees Celsius and brought the two images together. Partial multiple exposures were added in the manner of his Multivision artworks.

Continue reading

 

Multivision Porsche Shanghai

For Porsche China Florian W. Mueller shot in Shanghai and created some artwork for the Photofairs Shanghai, including iconic sportscars. Shanghai has many different faces. The old, traditional China, the influences of France in the "Former French Concession" and very modern glass and steel architecture. The photographer wanted to capture these different faces of the city in multiple exposures, always with a car in the picture. Because no matter how distorted the environment appears through the multiple exposure, you can always recognize the iconic design of the Porsche.

Continue reading

 

IKARUS

These are photographed specimens of birds, most of whose species are extinct. The photographer Florian W. Mueller was inspired by the legend of Icarus: His father Daedalus built wings of feathers and wax for himself and his son to escape from the captivity of Minos on Crete. The son Icarus became overconfident, the wax melted and he fell into the sea. Despite his father's warnings. The parallels: Despite warnings and admonitions, the world spirals into ever higher and warmer and warmer climes, and the crash is not far away.

Continue reading

 

SAMSA

These artworks are part of the collection Neglect, photographed specimens of animals, most of which are extinct or critically endangered. The photographer wants to show a little bit of the sometimes bizarre beauty of the insects, so that the viewer might see them with different eyes. Because insect extinction is very real and not a made-up story. The series was produced with help and assistance of the Senckenberg German Entomological Institute.

Continue reading

 

Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

Continue reading