Flux is what happens when good design meets flexibility. Taking its cue from the lines of origami, Flux Chair goes from flat to chair in only ten seconds.
Weighing in at only 10.6 pounds, Flux Chairs are light enough to carry around and strong enough to support up to 352 pounds. When folded, the Flux built-in handle makes it easy to transport the chair from the patio to the park and everywhere in between.
In a folded position, Flux Chairs can be stacked 21 chairs high in just one foot of space.
To all of us at Company C, Colorful Living is about creating our own adventure! We think about what inspires us. We seek new experiences every day. As for color…we live it, decorate with it, we dress in it! But Colorful Living means so much more to us than the newest products of the season.
It’s time for the 2011 Colorful Living Campaign. This is when we listen extra hard to what Colorful Living means to you and you get a chance to win prizes!
in the past we have heard that Colorful Living is centered around your homes. Tha
There are several types of Home Additions we do here in Lancaster County, PA. Believe it or not, every room addition we’ve ever done was unique…seriously! Additions are custom designed to your exact dreams and needs, and the needs and dreams of every family are different! However, there is one unifying theme of all of the families we work with; when you create the home of your families dreams, your family dreams of spending time at home.
More Family Room:Sometimes a homeowner wants to add rooms, both bedrooms and bathrooms, for their growing family. Two or second story additions allow you to add exactly the rooms you want at exactly the right size and color you want them. Sin
On the inside the QB1 is 3x3x3 meters, about 97 square feet. It was designed to generate at least as much electricity as it uses, making it energy-positive. In fact the designers estimate this house, with its 1.48 kW roof mounted photovoltaic system, would pay the owner £1000 per year in FiT income. FiT is the UK Government’s Feed-In Tariff program, which pays an incentive for producing energy from renewable sources.
I requires a grid connection to feed energy back to the grid and a water source. It needs no sewer connection. Waste is either composted or processed on site in a small reed-bed and soak-away.
This is the first prototype of the QB1 and it’s on display at St Andrew’s Square, Edinburgh, as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival. The Cube Project is the creation of Dr Mike Page.
Here at Design Lines, all of us are involved in the creative process every day. From sketching by hand to setting-up material boards, we are always working hard to envision how our projects will come together. A big part of our job is being able to understand how something will look before it actually materializes. But this ability isn’t unique to interior design. I thought it would be interesting to see how people in other professions follow their own unique strategies to design anything from clothing to skyscrapers.
Here’s a board created by the great fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, in which he has selected fabrics for each dress in a collection. It doesn’t look all that different from some of the fabric and material board we set up at Design Lines.
This drawing is a concept for a patterned fabric by Alvin Lustig (1940s).
Here’s a drawing by Evan Hesse showing the a famous sculpture she would make called Repetition Nineteen. In the sketch, the sculpture could be made of almost anything, and in any scale. After a few iterations, the final product was completed out of translucent fiberglass.
Here’s a fashion sketch by Dallas Shaw, showing the basic elements of an ensemble. Again, it’s just a concept, and the possibilities are almost endless.
And here’s a beautiful collage by Mies Van Der Rohe to envision an interior space in a tall building, along with the view of the landscape beyond. I love how it is so simple that it can be interpreted in a number of different materials. This indistinct approach is actually very helpful – allowing the designer to see what is there, but also what could be. Can you envision the completed project?
image 1: The Lux Chronicles, image 2: Birds of Oh, image 3: Moma, image 4: Dallas Shaw, image 5: Posterious
Just when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s always something better. Here’s a unique house that will probably never be duplicated – but possibly emulated.
This 18-foot tall dome home was built by artist Bev Magennis. It’s located in remote Apache Creek, New Mexico and serves as a tiny guest space on a larger 10-arce homestead. The entire exterior is covered with mosaic ceramic tile – Bev’s medium of choice for many years. The form is similar to another sculpture series she calls her Garden Ladies.
I was fortunate enough to get to know Bev back in the early 1990′s while I was an art student at the University of New Mexico. Bev was one of my ceramics professors. I even got luck
There are lights of different shapes, sizes, and designs, but none seem as mysterious and unusual as Manfred Kielnhofer’s ‘Time Guards’ series…
Kielnhofer’s unsual set of lights that are life-sized sculptures of people covered in hooded robes. The sculptures have that eerie ghostly feel, reminding you of druids or something out of a cult making them mysterious and intriguing. The sculptures are equipped with 32W energy-saving bulbs that will light up your homes and probably scare a few thieves off.
Behold shrouded figures standing watch over us all, each of them covered in light in all places both light and dark. Each of them is