Lucas Zimmermann’s Extraordinary, Ordinary Traffic Lights

When it comes to infrastructure, traffic lights aren’t exactly the most exciting, but they are (of course) essential to our modern lives. German photographer Lucas Zimmermann has made the everyday traffic light something entirely extraordinary in his lovely, surreal series. Shooting on misty nights, Zimmermann crafted otherworldly images. See more on designboom.

Cybex Priam

We road test the Eames-inspired car seat and stroller system

Renowned for its sleek lines and handling, the latest German design that has our hearts aflutter, surprisingly, is not a car. It’s the Cybex Priam, an elegant, highly functional stroller and car seat system. The Red Dot design award-winning products stand out for their good looks and have an under-the-radar appeal, but above all their sheer utility puts them ahead of the competition. Inspired by …

The Sigman Gift and German Expressionism

German Expressionist Masterpieces and highlights from Jugendstil to the Bauhaus at NYC's Neue Galerie

Last night saw two compelling openings at NYC’s Neue Galerie, a museum dedicated to German and Austrian art and design from the early 20 century. Highlights from collector Harry C. Sigman’s recent gift to Neue—which total more than 100 works representing the very best of the Jugendstil period of German design—are now on display, along with the museum’s major display of German Expressionism masterpieces. In …