Design Catwalk
Tridimensional textures from Taiwan designers
Wooden furnitures from Taiwan designers with magnificent textures, they know how to decorate in tridimensional patterns with amazing results. ...

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Atelier Oï . Modular solutions for your home
It's never too late to write about something really interesting, even if it will take years to search it in my archive. Following a projects realized by Atelier oï for B&B that I found really interesting in the using of modular system of leather to create the cover for minimal furnitures; with the hope they will find the way to use a vegetal material in the future. Smart project....

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STRING LIGHTS FOR A SUNSHINE TRIP
Every time I take the train, I sit by the window and watch the series of perfectly parallel strings connecting the pylons, as we move at high speed. I love the way they divide the landscape and how spheres are occasionally beaded through the wires at random intervals. I also love how, in Mediterranean cultures, strings of lights are stretched between posts to mark an outdoor space for an evening party in a village square. And finally, I love how human ingenuity works around problems created by everyday things in the house (like switches and power points) that others have chosen to position where we don’t want them....

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Kintsugi . Even objects have scars When damaged things become more beautiful
When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful. ...

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Light me up . Lights and more at Milan design week
At the last Design Week gorgeous lamps and contemporary chandeliers made their first appearance to an audience increasingly hungry for novelty and more and more disappointed to find their needs completely fulfilled. Here a selection of what I found more interesting. ...

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Droog Design . From the museum to the kitchen
DeJongeKalff made a white silicone cast of the elegant geometric "embroidery example with rectangular shield" carved in wood between 1507-1521 by Albrecht Dürer. The inverse engraving is a table cloth much like classical white damast table linnen but durable, waterproof and easy to clean....

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Newborn Matter by Alexandra Denton
The world of material science is filled with endless opportunities packaged in layers of restrictions. Patent issues make this a secret place. Few industrial designers know what’s going on behind the walls of material laboratories and what qualities the materials belonging to our common future will have....

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Bees Beside Us . Design for nature
Bees are very popular in recent years, a general worry is spreading worldwide due to the increasing concern of the risk of their extinction. A very artistic relocation has been created for these animals that hate OGM polluted fields by the textile artist and Central Saint Martin's graduate Amy Pliszka, who proposed a series of brand-new living spaces crafted from pleated fabrics, ceramics, and wood....

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Rijksstudio and Droog . The canvas becomes a floreal wallpaper
Rijksstudio m2 is a setting for a studio in which 18th-century tapestry is transformed into wallpaper, a painting with birds and clouds is part of a reflective gradient wall in the bedroom and 17th-century landscape paintings are animated. The sober furniture reflect those depicted in homely settings in famous paintings. A bath tub, a daybed, a writing desk, a mirror, a night stand, and a candleholder are all carefully executed in wood and leather in a new appearance. ...

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Wonmin Park . Lightness in home furnitures
Basic geometric shapes seem to define Wonmin Park's Haze Series. The entire object gives the impression that it unveils itself in front of us through the opaqueness of its parts. But our perception deceives us when we think it begins and ends there. Each Haze object carries within it a dissymmetry of form hidden from sight....

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TIDE Jetske Visser . When Nature meets the sea tides
Tide, a project of the designer Jetske Visser, arose out of the fascination of weaving technique, nature and the sea tides.Yarns are painted with natural pigments, the colours slowly immerse so only parts of the yarns get tinted. While weaving these yarns a perfect gradient in colour arises....

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Johnson Tsang . Geniality frozen in porcelain drops
Hard to define the boundaries of geniality in the work of Johnson Tsang, I definitely love everything he's able to conceive. The world transformed in porcelain frozen actions, where mesmerising ideas and a super high profile technique fight together in a match in which both are the winners. JUST PURE ...

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Rong . Handmade in Hangzhou
Rong is a symbolic character in the Chinese language, it has many meanings, it can be expressed as an optimized combination of various concepts, crafts and materials. Chinese and Western designers together to create products using bamboo, a challenge for designers and the whole exhibition to make research and seeing the results of creativity by using […]...

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