Friday, October 29, 2010

InFrame TV: Alex Ritchie

Our Creative Director, Alex Ritchie, was recently interviewed by InFrame TV for our 'Reinvention of Punt Rd' Master-Class at State of Design in Melbourne, July 2010. Alex speaks about the idea, the success, and the legacy we hope to build on at next year's event:

Punt Rd Project - State of Design from Compulsive on Vimeo.

The Fincube: Experiential Accommodation

How could a temporary and simple accommodation, coping with the demands of a mobile society and its nomadic lifestyle, look like?

 This was the question Werner Aisslinger, the famous designer, tried to answer in 2002 by inventing the Loftcube, a solid and mobile living unit guaranteeing high quality of accommodation. Following the designer's vision, the Fincube-Team developed a genuine and sustainable living unit in harmony with the rural landscape.


Brooklyn-based office snarkitecture has designed a pop-up store in collaboration with American fashion designer Richard Chai in New York City. Contained by a simple black box, the interior features a topographical wall treatment constructed out of white foam that transforms the temporary space into an urban glacial cavern.

Underwater Experience

British artist, Jason de Caires Taylor, created these 400 sculptures from casts of real people and placed them on the ocean floor outside of Mexico's Isla Mujeres National Marine Park. La EvoluciĆ³n Silenciosa (The Silent Evolution) aims to encourage coral growth in the waters close to Cancun. The result is a thoroughly engaging - and sustainable - underwater experience.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

An Effective Illusion

This espresso bar to be located near Grand Central Station in New York was designed by New York studio Nemaworkshop to resemble a library turned on its side. Called D’espresso, the interior has been rotated 90 degrees so that one wall features herringbone-pattern wooden flooring while the opposite wall will have pendent lights protruding horizontally. The result is both original and convincing.

Interactive Wayfinding

An Informationboard designed and produced by Ritator in cooperation with ABB and Thinlight for Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design.Electric light cables where lowered into engraved lines and letters. The text was made by sewing the light cable through the board. Press a button and a shining cable shows the way in a truly innovative wayfinding experience.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Best Practice in Pop-Up Design

Summer is almost here and the events season will soon be in full swing. With this in mind, we have been collecting inspiration from global best practice in pop-up design. Visit our website for images of the Pop-Up Pub we designed for VB last summer!