Design Icons (Blueprint for Living)

Edison filament lightbulb

Tatra cars

Dieter Rams

Kikkoman soy sauce bottle

Geoffrey Bawa

Steiner’s Goetheanum

The thong/ flip-flop

Philippe Starck


The Land Rover

HSBC building, Hong Kong

Vacuum flask

Nakagin Capsule Hotel, Tokyo

Boeing 747

Joseph Hudson, whistle blower

Zippo lighter

Vending machine

Vanna Venturi House

Tiffin container

Juke box

Statue of Liberty

Riva motor launch

Le Corbusier at Pessac

Good Grips

Marina City

Planter chair


Summer Palace, Beijing

Jacques Tati & Mon Oncle


Gund Hall, Harvard

The salt cellar

Ritz and the grand hotel

The chandelier

The classical column


The bullet train


Futurist buildings

The airship

Tubular metal

Arco lamp

Maison de Verre


Gel capsule

The electric juicer

Therme Vals


Ballets Russes


The crown

The spork

Ponte Vecchio



The harem pant

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Singer sewing machine

Corrugated iron

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