The Minionistas

Stylight has decided to give the mischievous Minions a little makeover treatment for the summer.

The fashion community has transformed our favourite yellow creatures into cute Minionistas – seemingly to celebrate the characters’ innate sense of style.

Minion versions of well-known designers, such as Jean-Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood, appear alongside fashion icons like Alexa Chung and Cara Develingne.

Take a look at the Minionistas here and tell us who else should be turned into a Minion.

‘After Hours’ at Bankside

After DarkAfter DarkAfter DarkThe Jerwood Space on Bankside has been hosting an exhibition which has a focus on work by graphic designers working without a brief or client, called After Dark.

Curated by Nick Eagleton, of The Partners, there is delibertly no common thread or theme throughout the exhibition, being instead a celebration of the variety of work that has been produced – driftwood sculptures, clocks, chess boards, flags, films, prints, wardrobes and remote control drawing machines – the only real connection being that it is all closer to design rather than art.

The interesting aspect you can take from the showcase is that without a brief from a client the designers seem to have come up with their own.

The Exhibition runs until 23rd June 2013.

A tent in the sky

TentsileThis is one for those of you that like camping but hate the bugs.

Dubbed Tentsile, this modern tree house looks very much like an airborne tent but the designers insist that it is a treehouse.

It has been designed to be set up in just half an hour and is made out of waterproof polyester which makes it ideal for use in almost all climates.

It can be hung from its self-supportive base or anchored from trees, is offered in 2-person, 5-person and 8-person versions and provides the same comfort of cohabitation as a tent with the same level of functionality as a tree house or a hammock.

It weighs between 11-18 lbs with the two-person Tentsile model retails for $3,000 and the 8-person model costs just over $12,000.

Find out more here.

Olympic poster designs by leading artists

Olympics PostersOlympic Posters 2In an exhibition called ‘Fit’, at Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design, Vaughan Oliver and Jonathan Barnbrook invited leading British designers to submit their own Olympic posters.

See more of these great posters here on Design Boom or pop along to the exhibition.

Window Galleries, Kings Cross, 29 June – 30 August 2012

I Love Architecture Charity Auction

I Love Architecture
This year spring fundraising event for Architecture for Humanity is the “I Love Architecture” Charity Auction.

Featuring original sketches, renderings, prints, paintings and even a pigskin, from over 50 designers and architects, including Renzo Piano, Frank Gehry, Richard Meier, Steven Holl, Kengo Kuma, Snohetta, Jeanne Gang, and more, the hammer is about to come down.

So, if you would like to see some of the great pieces of art and get your bid in for charity then click here. The auction finishes on 29th June. It is a US based auction but they say they will ship worldwide.

For more information on Architecture for Humanity click here.

Don’t get type cast with Type Connection

For all designers and budding typographers out there this new typographic dating game, Type Connection, helps you pair and compare typefaces to your hearts content.

Have fun! 


Dezeen’s Temporium pop-up shop is back for Christmas

The Temporium, Dezeen’s unique pop-up design store, returns to central London this Christmas with over 20 designers and brands selling their products direct to the public from 1-24 December.

Situated in Monmouth Street, Seven Dialsthe store will offer a wide range of gifts, jewellery, watches, books, home wares and much more by some of Europe’s most exciting designers and brands.

Click here for more details

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