Best of NeoCon 2019

                                Once again, Design Milk headed off to Chicago to the Merchandise Mart to see the latest and greatest in commercial design at <a href="https://www.neocon.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">NeoCon 2019</a>. Along with a continuation of privacy furniture, much of the new designs seemed to blur the lines between workplace and home, offering companies options that provide a more comfortable and cozy feel. Color and modularity also were standouts as the workspace continues to evolve with companies focusing just as much on aesthetics as they do on functionality. Take a look at some of our favorites from this year&#8217;s show.
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                                <a href="http://www.designtex.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Designtex</a> presented The Bauhaus Project of wallcoverings and textiles featuring the original work of Anni Albers and Gunta Stölzl. Marking the Bauhaus centennial, the collection honors the textile pioneers, who at the start were only allowed to study ceramics and textiles when it began in 1919.

Black White Red, Anni Albers, 1926

Black White Yellow, Anni Albers,

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Another Human Debuts the Pool Collection and the ET Collection

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                                <a href="https://www.anotherhuman.la/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Another Human</a>, the label of multidisciplinary designer Leah Ring, has released two fresh collections – the Pool Collection and the ET Collection. Ring finds inspiration everywhere from the Memphis Group to outer space, often blurring the line between design and art.

The Pool Collection is the embodiment of summer culture that’s often associated with Los Angeles. Its two pieces – the Pool Table and the Jacuzzi Table – are fun and playful, a fantastic experiment of form and functionality. Their acrylic tops mimic irregularly shaped pools, while pool noodles have been applied to their legs to make the pieces even more approachable.

The ET Collection shows off that same sense of fun and whimsy, this time being driven by the narrative of a group of aliens discovering one another while lost in space. Each piece takes on otherworldly qualities with their forms and finishes.

Borden is an oversized blue

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J_Spy uses concrete blocks to form Catskills House in the New York countryside

Catskill House in New York State by JSPY Architecture


The husband-and-wife team behind American firm J_Spy have created a retreat for their family in Upstate New York that features a compact interior and basic materials like concrete masonry and standing-seam metal. Read more


Carving Paint: The Art of David Allan Peters

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                                This month, eleven paintings by <a href="https://www.davidallanpeters.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">David Allan Peters</a> are on view in New York at <a href="http://www.milesmcenery.com/exhibitions/david-allan-peters4"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Miles McEnery Gallery</a>. The category of &#8220;painting&#8221; however, seems too restrictive for this unique process. Though each is technically made of paint, the mesmerizing visual effect is achieved by carving thousands of gouges into the thick surface that reveals an explosion of color layers.

David Allan Peters, Untitled #2, 2019

David Allan Peters has perfected a tedious process of addition and subtraction. He begins each work by applying up to 100 layers of acrylic paint – changing colors with every coat. After building up the surfaces over ½ inch (often more than that), he draws a geometric design on the surface and begins carving the paint within that pattern using a linocut knife. A bonus treat is viewing each of the paintings from the side to see the full stack of paint layers.

Junya Ishigami unveils rocky Serpentine Pavilion made out of slate

Serpentine Pavilion 2019 by Junya Ishigami


Japanese architect Junya Ishigami has completed this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, a craggy structure he describes as a “hill made out of rocks”. Read more


Junya Ishigami unveils rocky Serpentine Pavilion made out of slate

Serpentine Pavilion 2019 by Junya Ishigami


Japanese architect Junya Ishigami has completed this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, a craggy structure he describes as a “hill made out of rocks”. Read more


KLM and TU Delft aim to make aviation more sustainable with V-shaped aircraft


Dutch airline KLM has teamed up with TU Delft to create the Flying-V aircraft concept, which is designed to consume 20 per cent less fuel than Airbus‘ A350. Read more


How to Patch a Spotty Lawn in No Time

Finding yourself with a spotty lawn can feel like one of the most irritating parts of homeownership. The rest of your lawn may be lush and green, but sometimes you can end up with ugly, brown, dead patches.

A number of different problems can cause a spotty lawn. If you have a pet that uses just one part of the yard most frequently as a bathroom spot, that’s a sure way to kill the grass. Heavy foot traffic can damage your lawn, too. Other causes include heat and drought and damage from grubs and animal digging. Luckily, it’s a fairly easy process to patch a spotty lawn.

If you need to patch a spotty lawn, it only takes part of an afternoon to source the materials you need and plant the patches. Though you’ll have to arrange for days to weeks of consistent watering. It’s also not too expensive, but

Patch a Spotty Lawn Brown Spots

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BIG reveals visuals of pagoda-like hotel for Copenhagen’s Tivoli amusement park

H C Anderson Hotel by BIG for Tivoli


BIG has revealed visuals of the “whimsical” plant-covered H C Andersen Hotel it has designed for the Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen. Read more


BIG reveals visuals of pagoda-like hotel for Copenhagen’s Tivoli amusement park

H C Anderson Hotel by BIG for Tivoli


BIG has revealed visuals of the “whimsical” plant-covered H C Andersen Hotel it has designed for the Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen. Read more


35 Marylebone High Street / Dixon Jones

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35 Marylebone High Street / Dixon Jones

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“Locals in Venice are feeling increasingly left out of the conversation”

David Chipperfield Procuratie Vecchie in Venice


As David Chipperfield begins the next stage of the restoration of the Procuratie Vecchie on Piazza San Marco in Venice, James Imam asks if architects can save cities straining to deal with increasing tourist numbers. Read more


Second Home to Open Vibrant Los Angeles Campus

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Second Home, a London-based creative business, is set to open its first location the U.S. Designed by Madrid-based Selgascano, the project will see the transformation of the historic site of the Anne Banning Community house in East Hollywood through a 90,000-square-foot urban campus.

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Wes Anderson films inform design of Moscow restaurant


New York-based design studio Asthetíque has completed a restaurant in Moscow called The Y that draws on the stylised sets of films directed by Wes Anderson. Read more


Luum Temple / CO-LAB Design Office

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Saffar Studio Seeks to Redefine the Iranian Mosque Typology

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Saffar Studio has released details of their proposed Golshahr Mosque and Plaza in Alborz, Iran. Inspired by a dialogue between context and function, the scheme is driven by a desire to increase sociability and the interactions between people in a sustainable platform.

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ArchDaily’s Sustainability Glossary : G-H-I

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It is expected that within the next few of decades, Earth will have absolutely nothing left to offer whoever/whatever is capable of surviving on it. Although the human race is solely responsible for the damages done to the planet, a thin silver lining can still be seen if radical changes were to be done to the way we live on Earth and how we sustain it.

Since architects and designers carry a responsibility of building a substantial future, we have put together an A-Z list of every sustainability term that you might come across. Every week, a new set of letters will be published, helping you stay well-rounded on everything related to sustainable architecture and design. Here are the terms that start with letters G, H, and I.

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Adam Nathaniel Furman’s latest furniture collection is a “bourgeois’ nightmare”

Adam Nathaniel Furman designs "clumsy" furniture for Camp Design Gallery and Abet Laminati


London designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has collaborated with Abet Laminati to create a three-piece collection of unusually shaped and boldly coloured furniture for Camp Design Gallery. Read more


Adam Nathaniel Furman’s latest furniture collection is a “bourgeois’ nightmare”

Adam Nathaniel Furman designs "clumsy" furniture for Camp Design Gallery and Abet Laminati


London designer Adam Nathaniel Furman has collaborated with Abet Laminati to create a three-piece collection of unusually shaped and boldly coloured furniture for Camp Design Gallery. Read more