As a tribute to the selfless actions of Lady Godiva against her cruel husband’s taxes, Make Architects was asked to design a tribute monument. The project was part of 12 regional projects leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games. The monument includes chain mail hanging from the ceiling, stained glass windows, stainless steel clad walls and two glazed gable end walls.
Chilean designer, Isabel Lecaros, has taken inspiration from the ancient game of “el trompo” or the spinning top to create 3 different lamps carved from wood. The lamps can be used as pendant, bedside or desk lamps and can be adapted to different applications and locations.
Have you heard the official Olympic song? It’s by British alternative rock band Muse and it’s nothing like their previous work. I love Muse, but I think I will have to let the song grow on me and with how many times it will probably be played during the Olympics, I think it just might.
In 1965, Hallingdal was first produced by a Danish textile manufacturer, kvadrat, now the fabric is available in 58 different colourways. For the 2012 Milan Fashion Week, the company has compiled a special exhibition at the Jil Sander showroom to celebrate this beautiful fabric.
One of the displays is the “Welcome” tent by Mermelada Studio, which is their interior playroom for children.
Other representations of this iconic fabric can be see on DesignBoom
Coca Cola and the London 2012 Olympics have gotten together to design a coke bottle that celebrates the spirit of the Olympics. These limited edition aluminium coke cans are available only from licensed vendors in Australia from June 8th till August.
You can see the commemorative Coca-Cola bottles on the Branding Magazine website
London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics a display of strength, agility, skill and speed. For the games held from the 21st July to 9th September this year, London got a brand new stadium. The Olympic stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as athletics and Paralympic games. The Olympic stadium has a capacity of holding 80,000 people and used 10,000 tonnes of steel, compared to the 42,000 used by Beijing for their ‘Bird’s Nest’. [Read more...]