Patrick Loonstra

135 Flips | 1 Magazine | 151 Likes | 41 Following | 14 Followers | @patrickloonstra | Designing brands. And beside that, loving the outdoor world.

Balance - Basic Principles of Design

Balance in design is the distribution of elements of the design. Balance is a visual interpretation of gravity in the design. Large, dense elements …

These 7 Books Are Necessary Reading for All Creatives

One of the most challenging aspects of creative work is, well, sitting down to actually do it. There are so many different ways to cull out one’s …

Striking Orange Staircase Visible from Outside of Modern Home

When you first glance at the <i>Casa Blanca</i> home in Lima, Peru, one thing immediately stands out. It has a striking orange staircase! Architect Martin Dulanto Sangalli designed this gorgeous, modern home with the bold structural feature visible from the outside.<p>The house has three levels – a basement, …

Dieter Rams: If I Could Do It Again, “I Would Not Want To Be A Designer”

The lauded Braun designer reveals how architecture has influenced his work, what Apple gets right, and the kind of design he truly hates.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: How did you get started as a designer? What was your training?</b> <b><br>Dieter Rams:</b> I began my studies in architecture at the Wiesbaden School of Art in …

Product Design

RIO

The Best Lighting Design Of 2014

Here, 11 light designs that shone bright in 2014, from sleep-tracking lamps to smart lightbulbs to Gummi Bear candles.<p>Let there be lights: squeezable, color-changing lights, lights that track your sleep, lights that come disguised as Gummi Bears or giant pencils. These are just a few of the …

Light Bulbs

Make Upcycled Salt and Pepper Shakers

A dinner table, like a painter’s canvas, begins as a blank slate before every meal — with endless possibilities for setting a particular scene. For birthday dinners, holiday feasts, and even the occasional go-all-out-for-no-good-reason weeknight spread, I’m a big fan of orchestrating unexpected …

Behance

Flic: Cute as a Button

It seems that nothing can stop the Swedish startup juggernaut at the moment, as another piece of tech by Shortcut Labs gets its crowdfunding launch. Unlike many hardware offerings though, Flic is a simple premise at a winning price point. Essentially it's a cute little button that can be set to …

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Typeverything.com - World Map Illustration by João Neves

Typeverything.com - World Map Illustration by João Neves

Playful Furniture Design Looks Like a Giant Comfortable Birdsnest

Israel-based Merav (Salush) Eitan and Gaston Zahr of OGE Creative Group were inspired by the structure of a bird's nest to develop this large, playful reclining space. Called <i>Giant Birdsnest for Creating New Ideas</i>, the circular wooden structure is filled with soft, egg-shaped pillows and is intended …

"I suppose there is a 'letterform evangelist' aspect to my Instagram account," says illustrator and calligrapher Seb Lester (@seblester), "but calligraphy has an immediacy, and most people seem to appreciate it on some level." "Learning calligraphy is a wonderful journey through history for me," Seb explains. “My work blends my knowledge of the ancient art of calligraphy with my knowledge of modern design and technology." Sharing through Instagram, Seb says, mirrors this blending of the old and new. "I think it's an excellent example of how well this ancient art form can translate to the Internet." To see more photos and videos of Seb's daily calligraphy creations, follow @seblester. Video by @seblester

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BIG Designs Tableware Inspired By City Skylines

When an innovative architecture firm, a product design studio, and a porcelain legend collaborate, the result is this simple and beautifully realized tableware. TAC Big Cities is a collection of serving dishes by tableware company Rosenthal. Collaborating with the architecture firm BIG (Bjarke …

Architecture

Beautiful Fordite Stones Created from Layers of Automotive Paint are a By-Product of Old Car Factories | Colossal

<p>Old car factories had a harmful impact on the environment, releasing toxic chemicals into the air, land and water. But it wasn’t all ugly. Oddly …

Dominique Ansel

Greeted every morning by 150+ pastry enthusiasts waiting eagerly for a taste of the renowned Cronut, Dominique Ansel Bakery of Soho has made quite a name for itself. We spoke with the bakery's head chef and owner, Dominique Ansel to see where his craze-inducing ideas come from. He explained some of …

Animated GIFs by Moran Goldstein

Animated GIFs are awesome since the 90s. I remember when I started using the web I used to see them around and it seems that they haven't lost their …

GIF Animations

Munch Monsters

gashhh! gashh ready for destruction The monsters will be used as mascots for the app called Munch. Don't forget to check the real-pixel, hope you …

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Last Minute Gift Wrap

If you run out of wrapping paper this year, don't panic. Make your own in 10 minutes with items you already have on hand!<p>404<p>1771

Introducing the Most Serious Looking Rubber Band Gun You've Ever Seen

Long gone are the days of shooting stretchy rubber bands from the crook of your hand, obviously. Ukrainian designer Alexander Shpetniy has created a …

Rubber Bands

Miami Art Week 2013: Folded, Rippled and Melted

Whether angled or oozing, wave-like or crumpled, shapes in art and design have always stepped beyond the boundaries of traditional form. During our recent exploration of art in Miami, a few works caught our attention, and also begged to be touched. While we actually couldn't poke at any of the …

Articles about 10 open plan living rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Space, light, and twists on color use define this collection of some of our favorite modern living rooms from issues past.<p>Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always challenging.<p>French designer Benoit Challand designs a cubicle-based font that dares you to rearrange the office.<p>In Tasmania, an …

This Magical App Turns Your Phone Into A 3-D Scanner

Forget Instagram. It’s time for, um, Instagram 3-D!<p>It took about a decade, but most of us have given up on carrying around a traditional camera. Instead, we just use our phone to take pictures. But who would think we might be saying the same thing about 3-D scanning in just the next few years?<p>This …

3D

ACCENON Visual Identity Design by Oven

ACCENON Identity.<p>The Bucaramanga, Colombia based branding and graphic design studio Oven developed the visual identity for ACCENON, a German software …

Forget Resumes, Jens Lennartsson Sends Action Figures of Himself to Potential Employers

The things that people do to snag a job are nuts. Standing out among the unemployed and enthusiastic is becoming pretty tough... especially when you …

Employment