Blog Pick :: Design-Vagabond


By Angeline Focht, BArch Candidate

Design-Vagabond is your source for a variety of industrial, architectural, interior, and graphic designs. The image above is a real-life recreation of the animated film 'UP.' A team of scientists, engineers, and balloon pilots used 300 helium filled weather balloons to launch a 16'x16'x18' house into the air. The endeavor set a new world record for the largest balloon cluster flight ever attempted. 


In a series called Friday Inspiration, the blog posts a fun or feel good bit of design to close out the week right. If typography is your thing, check out and, two seriously addicting games that test your sight and knowledge of good kerning (the spacing between letters). 


One of their more recent features centers around the Kilden Performing Arts Center in Kristiansand, Norway, and designed by the firm ALA. "The wall allures the audience and expresses the diversity of artistic performances housed by the building as well as the power induced by their combination." With short write ups to describe their features, it's easy to quickly skim through their posts and get a general idea without having to wade through paragraphs and paragraphs of text.