Category Archives: Architecture & Design

Hotel Branding | When you’re already known for your carefree furniture… go the distance… plant a flag [1]

Dedon is a furniture brand from Germany, popular for their all-weather artificial wicker furniture. Their popularity is huge in resort areas – especially in beach destinations across in South East Asia. And if the old adage “imitation is the greatest … Continue reading

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Quotes + Thoughts | Tom Sachs on innovation

If you worship money, you’ll always feel poor. I worship innovation and I always feel like I’m not doing enough new stuff. That’s my impulsiveness. “ ~ Tom Sachs, Contemporary Artist Inspiration: Wall Street Journal, American Debt Project, Fashion versus Art, Tom … Continue reading

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Design + Aesthetics | A modern take on the wash basin

An interesting take on the wash basin. I don’t know how functional it is, whether it splashes water all over. When traveling and sampling boutique hotels all over the world, many of which make design as an essential part of … Continue reading

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Quotes + Thoughts | On Design Definition

Thinking about meanings instead of features, searching for radical changes instead of improvements, proposing visions instead of satisfying existing needs… can be nurtured only by top executives. ~ Design-Driven Innovation, Roberto Verganti Inspiration: Rainwillow

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Quotes + Thoughts | On Design Definition

Design, stripped to its essence, can be defined as the human capacity to shape an make our environment in ways without precedent in nature, to serve our needs and give meaning to our lives. ~ Toothpicks and Logos: Design in … Continue reading

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Quotes + Thoughts | On design-based problem solving

In an era of fast-moving markets and leap-frogging innovators, companies can no longer merely “unlock” wealth. Today they have to actively “create” wealth, or end up in the fossil layers of business history. As a result, brand-builders have a once-in-a-lifetime … Continue reading

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Book Review | Design-Driven Innovation, Roberto Verganti

Design-Driven Innovation: The Power of the Elite Circles Roberto Verganti, Professor of Management of Innovation, Politecnico di Milano Verganti … tells how design innovators add “unsolicited meaning” that consumers don’t even know they’re craving – and they create products people can’t … Continue reading

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