Icons usually become as such over many years, probably decades, but occasionally there’s design that is so blisteringly captivating that it can achieve that status pretty much overnight, Les Bains Des Docks – Jean Nouvel’s Roman thermal baths inspired aquatic centre in Le Havre, France – is very much an example of such a thing, a true modern icon. Opening in 2008, the centre – a part of a programme by the city to revitalize its docks and warehouse district – elegantly throws around boxes, clean edges and random shapes to offer a wonderful, kind of 8-bit architectural fantasy with the brilliant stark white only being broken by the bright coloured boxes of the children’s play area. Fantastically original, breathtakingly conceived and oh so iconic, Jean Nouvel’s Les Bains Des Docks is a staggeringly beautiful building that quite simply demands your attention…
Photography: Clément Guillaume & venoms
Dahlia - I love this as a shape/texture, but I am even loving it more for a table decoration. Dahlia vinyl placemats in black, gunmetal, and gold by Chilewich.
Quotes posters by Buenos Aires based design studio POGO
Exploding Flowers. Nature and composition equals a stunning art piece. Qi Wei took them apart like an antique clock and photographed the pieces.
Need some inspiration for Menu designs? Find it here.
Identity, naming and store concept for Eat! Ekoaffären—Sweden’s largest organic grocery store. Design Studio: Bedow.
I want! Absolutely Stunning
Typeverything.com - Bella Typeface.
British designer Rick Banks of Face37 has just released his latest typeface, Bella, designed, he tells us, in the classical French Didot style, but based on letterforms by Herb Lubalin, John Pistilli and Jan Tschichold. Featuring extremely thin hairlines, Bella is best suited for use at large display sizes.
(via Creative Review, typeverything & living4design)
Typography Love: Friska titling typeface from Stereotype
Who knew a drain and bowl cleaner can looks so stunning. I just love the work by studio MPLS
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