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GPI Tweekly Archive: The Design Industry Unites Beyond 140 Characters

GPI Design - Friday, March 23, 2012

Who would have imagined that a single character in a tweet could have so much potential? The design community is taking advantage of the connective power of Twitter by linking their thoughts together with the use of hashtags.  Hashtags are topic-specific labels attached to tweets by simply typing the pound sign (#) within the body of the tweet. Everyone using that hashtag label is linked together in the Twitter feed.  Hashtags helped to keep us informed of specific news, gathering, and awards in the industry this week.

The Elevator Pitch event, a forum of young architects face a jury to defend their designs in style of the TV show "Shark Tank".  The event has received significant attention thanks to the use of the hashtag #Epitch and tweets by @architectmag and @design8dsketchr.  Several prominent designers make up the jury, we look forward to reading about the outcomes!


The winners of Lighting Design Awards 2012 quickly spread their gratitude on Twitter with the use of hashtag #LDA2012.  Congratulations to @SpeirsandMajor for "Lighting Design Practice of the Decade" and Michael Grubb from @Sutton Vane for "Lighting Designer of the Year".


The LetsBlogOff event (#LetsBlogOff) popped up in our Twitter stream so much that it eventually had us pouring through the archives. We stumbled upon this series where four authors address the question "what is design?".

New York City's Design Week seemed bursting with energy as attendees to the Architectural Digest Home Show 2012 fired off their reactions using the hashtag #ADHome2012. This orange bar stool photo was shared via Instagram by @ceo_thenewtrad.


TWeekly Archive is GPI Design's blog column that updates every Friday to feature innovative and inspiring architecture, interior, and lighting designs that are shared through Twitter within the week. We always appreciate tweeps who constantly refresh our minds by sharing great articles, pictures, and videos. If you have something that you feel like sharing and want it featured on our blog, leave a link in the comment or simply @gpidesign on Twitter. We are always hungry for cool designs!

Image credits: Architonic, The New Traditionalists, Holidaying

GPI Tweekly Archive: The Wearing of the Green

GPI Design - Friday, March 16, 2012

With March 17th fast approaching, we've got the color green on the brain.  So it's no coincidence that the emerald color caught our eye in the social media stream this week. Instead of featuring tweets as we usually do in the "Tweekly Archive", to really do justice to the color green this week we turned to Pinterest for visual inspiration.

"Go Green!" pinned by La Cuca

Go Green Potted Plant Necklace

"giancarlo mazzanti: bosque de la esperanza" pinned by Kelsey Buzzell

Green Covering Park Architecture

"green umbrellas" pinned by one sydney road

Green Umbrellas Rainy Sky

"There is something so, so eye-catching cool about this tangerine and lime green hued Victorian house." pinned by Jessica Cangiano

Green Painted Victorian House Exterior Architecture

"green roof? green wall? green floor? does it matter?" pinned by Dani Guralnick

Green Roof Lattice Wood Design

TWeekly Archive is GPI Design's new blog column that updates every Friday to feature innovative and inspiring architecture, interior, and lighting designs that are shared through Twitter within the week. We always appreciate tweeps who constantly refresh our minds by sharing great articles, pictures, and videos. If you have something that you feel like sharing and want it featured on our blog, leave a link in the comment or simply @gpidesign on Twitter. We are always hungry for cool designs!

GPI TWeekly Archive: Fun Pendant Lights

GPI Design - Friday, March 09, 2012

We are all geared up and working hard on preparing some new lighting prototypes, so this week we were especially inspired by these interesting pendants on Twitter. 

HANG JACK PENDANT LIGHT BY PHILIPP SCHÖPFER AND DANIEL KLAPSING  "A handmade polished brass pendant light that offers 16 outlets from above for different kinds of bulbs." tweet via @mocoloco

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" ‘Hangover_no.1′: a customizable aluminium pendant light by stockwerk3 " tweet via @architonic

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Furniture by Benjamin Hubert for De La Espada  "loving these marble pendant lights by benjamin hubert" tweet via @gpidesign

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"Etch Web Lamp by Tom Dixon: British designer Tom Dixon has created the Etch Web pendant lamp." tweet via @decornewsfeed

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LC SHUTTERS PENDANT LIGHT BY LOUISE CAMPBELL "Contemporary Design, Pendant Light by Louise Campbell | GBlog" tweet via @DesignModern

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TWeekly Archive is GPI Design's new blog column that updates every Friday to feature innovative and inspiring architecture, interior, and lighting designs that are shared through Twitter within the week. We always appreciate tweeps who constantly refresh our minds by sharing great articles, pictures, and videos. If you have something that you feel like sharing and want it featured on our blog, leave a link in the comment or simply @gpidesign on Twitter. We are always hungry for cool designs!

GPI TWeekly Archive: Skylight Brings in the Extra Amount of Natural Light

GPI Design - Friday, March 02, 2012

The skylight designs in these four architectural spaces really caught our attention this week. Natural daylight is even and smooth, and it enhances the interior space. The best part is, it’s free!

Have you ever incorporated skylight systems in your projects? How did they enhance the architecture? We'd like to see the pictures! Leave a link below or @gpidesign on Twitter!  


"#interiordesign Städel Museum Updated with a Gorgeous Polka Dotted Green Roof in Frankfurt" tweet via @IDJournal

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"Villa Plus by Waldemarson Berglund Arkitekter #Architecture #Architettura" tweet via @Digi_Sign

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Dutch Mountain by Denieuwegeneratie "Villa that's buried amid a Dutch nature reserve. stunning surroundings for an ecologically sound home :0))" tweet via @DesignrockUK

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"Check out this great house located in Coachella Valley, CA: Four Eyes House by Edward Ogosta #Architecture" tweet via @BoughtonButler

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TWeekly Archive is GPI Design's new blog column that updates every Friday to feature innovative and inspiring architecture, interior, and lighting designs that are shared through Twitter within the week. We always appreciate tweeps who constantly refresh our minds by sharing great articles, pictures, and videos. If you have something that you feel like sharing and want it featured on our blog, leave a link in the comment or simply @gpidesign on Twitter. We are always hungry for cool designs!

GPI TWeekly Archive: The Charm of Light

GPI Design - Friday, February 24, 2012

We can never resist any creative and pretty designs associated with lighting, can we?

"Kitchen Design Think Tank: Kitchen Garden"tweet via @TheKitchenMogul

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"Lighting for my studio project. #lightingdesign #playus" tweet via @meyers_erin

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"Astonishing: Step into Infinity at Tate Modern London. #Design #Lighting #Art" tweet via @oxkon

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"Video: Amazing combination of cued architectural lighting at a stadium and amazing editing." tweet via @Jamesbedell


TWeekly Archive is GPI Design's new blog column that updates every Friday to feature innovative and inspiring architecture, interior, and lighting designs that are shared through Twitter within the week. We always appreciate tweeps who constantly refresh our minds by sharing great articles, pictures, and videos. If you have something that you feel like sharing and want it featured on our blog, leave a link in the comment or simply @gpidesign on Twitter. We are always hungry for cool designs!

GPI TWeekly Archive: Glass Walls

GPI Design - Friday, February 10, 2012

This week, the GPI Design team is working with fluted glass panels for a custom backsplash project (you can see the picture HERE). So we paid special attention to glass panel designs shared on Twitter. We are particularly pleased to see the following clear glass walls applied in these extraordinary buildings.  As always, enjoy and let us know your thoughts!

Panorama House Design: Glass Walls & Modern Interiors   "This breathtaking glass home, which was once a brick cottage, definitely has multiple WOW factors!" tweet via @DreamwallsGlass

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Vanke Triple V Gallery tweet via @ARCILOOK

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"Cube Court House by Shinichi Ogawa and Associates on@designmilk #design #architecture" tweet via @HRKzen

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Valentine's Day is coming up next week. This heart installation in the middle of Time Square tells it all. It's illuminated by transparent LED acrylic tubes.

"❤ Giant Beating Heart In New York City Celebrates Love ❤" tweet via @StoneSculptorJN

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On Valentine's Day, we are going to publish a video of a custom backlit onyx table that the GPI team just completed! It breaks our hearts that it's leaving the office soon.  Get excited and come back to Beneath the Surface next Tuesday!


TWeekly Archive is GPI Design's new blog column that updates every Friday to feature innovative and inspiring architecture, interior, and lighting designs that are shared through Twitter within the week. We always appreciate tweeps who constantly refresh our minds by sharing great articles, pictures, and videos. If you have something that you feel like sharing and want it featured on our blog, leave a link in the comment or simply @gpidesign on Twitter. We are always hungry for cool designs!

GPI TWeekly Archive: Minimalist Houses, Less is More

GPI Design - Friday, February 03, 2012

Come on, you must have dreamed about your Dream House. Neuschwanstein Castle? A Zen hut? This week, we are sharing four great examples of minimalist house we saw on Twitter. Let us know if you have any of the following reactions:

1. This is mine!

2. What am I? A monk?

3. Party time!

 

House by Heran Caan Architecten #architecture #minimalism *so love this house! a beauty!” tweet via @bluevertical

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Minimalism in Morocco: Fobe House by Guilhem Eustache “This house is amazing.#architecture #minimalism” tweet via @iamacyborg

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Unique Minimalist C:Z House in Açores by SAMI-arquitectos  “Yes I would like to live in As Acores in a house like this. #architecture” tweet via @phractus

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“I like stark white #minimalist homes like this one: House of Seven Gardens #minimalism” tweet via @joshuamillburn

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TWeekly Archive is GPI Design's new blog column that updates every Friday to feature innovative and inspiring architecture, interior, and lighting designs that are shared through Twitter within the week. We always appreciate tweeps who constantly refresh our minds by sharing great articles, pictures, and videos. If you have something that you feel like sharing and want it featured on our blog, leave a link in the comment or simply @gpidesign on Twitter. We are always hungry for cool designs!

GPI TWeekly Archive: Good Design Generates Positive Energy

GPI Design - Friday, January 27, 2012

We love Twitter because we can always see the creativity and feel the enthusiasm in the design world, and that energy flow makes us want to keep moving forward. This week, we saw a couple of great museum designs and interesting lamps introduced by our "tweeps". Hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

Natural History Museum of Utah tweet via @CarterDesignInc

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Natural History Museum of Utah Interior

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Pawson Pads London's New Design Museum

"Bring on 2014 and the new Design Museum" tweet via @DesignEventNE

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Cox Architecture & Design's Helix Bridge Gives New Meaning to "Design DNA"

“Singapore's new bridge,Helix, resembles a double helix structure & is wonderfully illuminated by LED lights.” Tweet via @DreamwallsGlass

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Gudpaka Lamp by gt2P

“[feed] Gudpaka Lamp by gt2P: No Wookiees were harmed in the making of this lamp.” tweet via @Daniel_Hamilton

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Maria S.C. Lamp by Pani Jurek

“Do we have any science fans in the house? This chandelier is made from chemistry test tubes. “ tweet via @PegasusLighting

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TWeekly Archive is GPI Design's new blog column that updates every Friday to feature innovative and inspiring architecture, interior, and lighting designs that are shared through Twitter within the week. We always appreciate tweeps who constantly refresh our minds by sharing great articles, pictures, and videos. If you have something that you feel like sharing and want it featured on our blog, leave a link in the comment or simply @gpidesign on Twitter. We are always hungry for cool designs! 

 

GPI TWeekly Archive: Wood Structures Gone Wild

GPI Design - Friday, January 20, 2012

Structural wood designs were buzzing on Twitter this week! In these featured designs, the material is shaped, woven, formed, and layered into both spaces and objects.

Metropol Parasol: Largest Wood Structure in the World tweet via @threefiftyneuro

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Lucien Pellat-Finet Shinsaibashi / Kengo Kuma & Associates “It was a collaboration between fashion and plant-likened architecture.” tweet via @KUNGarchitect

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ICD:ITKE Research Pavilion / Oliver David Krieg, Boyan Mihaylov tweet via @DoreReam

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The Rise of The Designer Bakery  "The rise of the Designer bakery? A great business concept for town centres don't you think?” tweet via @PlaceShaper

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“some AMAZING detailing here, ONLY in Japan ‘GC Prostho Museum Research Center / Kengo Kuma & Associates’ ” tweet via @GintasReisgys

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TWeekly Archive is GPI Design's new blog column that updates every Friday to feature innovative and inspiring architecture, interior, and lighting designs that are shared through Twitter within the week. We always appreciate tweeps who constantly refresh our minds by sharing great articles, pictures, and videos. If you have something that you feel like sharing and want it featured on our blog, leave a link in the comment or simply @gpidesign on Twitter. We are always hungry for cool designs!

GPI TWeekly Archive: 5 Unconventional Recycled Designs

GPI Design - Friday, January 13, 2012

This week's featured stories treat recycling with an air of creativity and tons of fun color.

1  Starbucks takes recycling/adaptive reuse to a whole new level tweet via @perkinswill_CHI

Starbucks Recycled Shipping Containers

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2  1,000 recycled doors find a new life as a building's façade tweet via @dwell

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3  David Joseph Goteiner Created Recycled Traffic Sign Furniture Pieces tweet via @helenavstudio

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4  Beautiful recycled skateboard deck sculptures by artist Haroshi tweet via @brainpicker

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5  Salvaged Chinese Riverboat Furniture by Shipwood tweet via @TradUR

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TWeekly Archive is GPI Design's new blog column that updates every Friday to feature innovative and inspiring architecture, interior, and lighting designs that are shared through Twitter within the week. We always appreciate tweeps who constantly refresh our minds by sharing great articles, pictures, and videos. If you have something that you feel like sharing and want it featured on our blog, leave a link in the comment or simply @gpidesign on Twitter. We are always hungry for cool designs!