Design

Totally Cute and Convenient Portable Rooms

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Our current culture demands a mobile lifestyle, one that’s portable and convenient — and doesn’t just include your cellphone. Moveable rooms and transportable living spaces are in high demand. After spotting a fantastic room in a box (featured, below), we browsed for other modular rooms from designers and architects who have created cute and convenient person-sized dwellings and spaces to take on the go.
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Stylish Vintage and Contemporary American Transit Maps

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Mark Ovenden has been a real “geek” about transportation maps since he was a kid, when he’d draw maps of the New York and London transportation systems, as well as “fantasy maps” of transportation systems he dreamed up. As he grew older, started a media career, and began to travel, he continued to collect maps from the cities he visited, and friends snagged maps for him from the cities they visited, while borrowing from his collection for their trips.
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Tom Ford Is Turning Drake — and 49 Other Men — into Lipstick

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Tom Ford is releasing the second annual Lips & Boys collection — with 50 shades of lipstick “inspired by notable men” in the designer’s life. Drake happens to be one of those men, and thus logic would and does follow that Drake will become a lipstick — and could become your lipstick for $32 come October 30. (Reportedly, another notable man-turned-lipstick is Jake Gyllenhaal). 
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10 Ingenious Elevated Architecture Designs

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Living space is at a premium in densely populated cities throughout the world, which requires architects to get creative with their designs. And some savvy homebuyers appreciate a unique division of space that makes the most of their land, while offering a stylish alternative to traditional creations. That’s where elevated architecture comes into play — structures that stretch to the sky and minimize their footprint. Here are some cleverly designed examples of the elevated style that offer unique concepts and wonderful views.
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This Kate Spade Ad Stars Anna Kendrick… and Gloria Steinem

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Feminist icon (and ’70s fashion icon in her own right) Gloria Steinem has become even more of a pop culture mainstay, now that she’s appeared in a series of Kate Spade promotional videos touting the benefits of dining alone, for ladies. The video is part three of the brands “#Missadventure” series, which star Anna Kendrick.
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Design-Savvy School Supplies for Grown-Up Tastes

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Say goodbye to summer, because school starts session this month. Whether you’re attending university, continuing education classes, or you maintain an office, September is usually a great time to upgrade your supplies. Since you’ll be parked at your desk most of the fall, why not invest your back-to-school/office budget in beautifully designed supplies you’ll be proud to show off? Here are some design-savvy desk accessories for every budget.
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