Apartment Therapy has teamed up with Bloomingdales in launching the Big Window Challenge, where basically three of the blog’s readers will win the opportunity to design a window display for the Lexington display at Bloomingdale’s NYC flagship store. Pretty nifty, eh? The photo above is one of my favorites, designed by Jane Mount.
Fentress Architects has released their plans for redesigning LAX. The firm won the bid for the redesign last month and the plans look awesome. Their sleek ocean-inspired look is just what LAX needs. I mean really though, ANYTHING is better than what we currently have. Fentress has also designed South Korea’s Incheon International Airport and here in the US they designed Denver International Airport.
McDonald’s recently asked the creative group UXUS Design to redo the children’s play area in all their European restaurants. The theme for the project revolved around “what i eat, what i do”. The resulting “McVillage” has 3 freestanding cottages, a farm, kitchen, and market. I absolutely love this great alternative to ball pits and slides. And they are so beautiful and whimsical, not at all what I would expect from MCDonald’s. Found this via design sponge, read more about the project at UXUS web site.
Times are tough, I know I know, what am I telling you for? It isn’t as if you live under a rock and aren’t aware of such things, right? Right. Okay, moving right along. Domino magazine has a nice slideshow of some recent $1 design finds which are nothing if not inspiring. Have a look see and discover that you don’t need to pay a lot to dress your space.
Yes, it is very fancy…I’m seeing a big lace trend lately. First there was this Lace Packing Tape spotted over at Oboiler ($10/ roll). This stuff can pretty up any package don’t you think?
Then I saw this Lace Hotel Concept by Dima Loginoff. Very impressive.
And then tonight, as if to say “Yes I am Lace and I am now undeniably a full fledged design trend” I saw Lace at my local Target. This time it came in the form of, you guessed it, The Fanciest Water Bottle I’ve Ever Seen. The Christmas 08 Christian Lacroix Evian water bottle goes for $13.95 a bottle; fancy indeed.