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LYCS architecture created CATable and other felines’ friendly designs that harmlessly tease purring pets’ curiosity with irresistible playgrounds of tunnels.
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Do we really need to care about the usual polemics about Milan Design Week? Let’s get a life and bury the design hatchet… Sincerely, ArchiPanic.
Dubai-based designer Aljoud Looutah created the Oru Series, a design collection in teak, copper and felt inspired by origami tradition.
MAISON&OBJET Observatory presents the 2015/2016 design trend MAKE with an exhibition and a publication – We picked some stories of 2014 that anticipated this year inspirational theme.
A suspendended sculptural light intallation by 1024architecture pulses and breathes with music thanks to interactive LED lines transforming an industrial space in an open-air dancefloor.
Young designer Tania da Cruz designed Wig vase, a ceramic creation inspired by Amedeo Modigliani portraits that allows in-bud flower designers to go crazy experimenting floral hairstyles.
Alejandro Plasencia designed REMORA, an anti ghost-net system that could reduce the deadly volume of ocean floating plastic waste to encourage a more sustinable fishing industry.
Inspired by Vang Gogh’s “Starry Night”, Dutch designer Daan Roosegarde & Heijmans company created a glowing solar-powered cycle path that passes through the fields and watermills of the painter’s homeland.
“The Chapel” community center by a21studio in Ho Chi Min features a tree-shaped steel column, white painted recycled materials and colorful fabrics. The project won the Building of the Year Award at World Architecture Festival 2014.
At Dutch Design Week 2014, Michiel van der Kley presented Project EGG: 4.670 stones compose an organic structure made by the the largest 3D printing community all over the world.
From its humble beginnings back in 1997, Dutch based but internationally driven magazine FRAME celebrates 100 issues.
Pixelated design by Snøhetta and The Metric System was selected for new notes by the Norway Central Bank and pays homage to Norwegian coastal landscapes.
Taylor Cullity Lethlean won the Landscape of the year Award at the World Architecture Festival with a garden that puzzles 100 forests of the world’s most endangered tree species.
Sandro Lopez designed a coffee table that looks different from any perspective you look at and refers to the fragile balance between contrasting views in a conversation.
Mutina new collection by Inga Sempe combines graphics and saturated pastel colours taking inspiration from fabrics and fields, cartography and embroideries as well as from inmates countdown symbols on the walls.
Studio If designed a serendipitous lighting made with luminous balls that lit progressively in random order by pulling a string.
With Nouveau Rebel lightings, glassware and accessories collection, Lee Broom adds a playful and contemporary twist to Carrara marble unique elegance.
Algaemy by Blond&Bieber is the biodynamic and colour-changing collection that investigates the potential of micro algae in textile printing for fashion and design.
iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus aren’t simply bigger: a dramatically thin design features innovative technologies like Powerful A8 Chip, Advanced Cameras and M8 Motion data processor as well as Apple Pay.
Inspired by the wildlife inhabiting Finnish forests, Sanna Annukka designed for Marimekko a collection with jazzy and quirky graphics for tableware, fabrics and home accessories.
Sand made by alien & monkey is the a sustainable hand-made packaging that harmlessly crumbles away into the environment enriching the emotional joy of discover when we open a gift.
Rabari hand-woven carpet collection by Doshi Levien for Nani Marquina features a refined combination of rhythms according to Indian craftmanship techniques.
Wallpaper brand Grow House Grow by Katie Deedy links graphically different cultures in search of a common ground and plays with the concept of sister cityhood and twin towns.
INNESTI/GRAFTING, the exhibition at Italian Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale interprets Rem Koolhas provocation about dealing with a globalized architecture by enhancing a national attitude to incorporate new architecture with the previous heritage. Curator Cino Zucchi set a botanical-oriented exhibition focused on Milan as a modernity lab, 2015 Expo and a review on the evolution of Italian landscape.
The exhibition in the Nordic Pavilion in Venice shows how modern Scandinavian architecture became an essential component of foreign aid to East Africa in the period 1960–80, and how the ideals of the Nordic welfare system found expression in a number of construction projects.
A spikey tower made by 692 wooden stools raises as a symbol of the erasure of regional identiy at Kosovo Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale.
The Israeli pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 is focused on the concept of Uburb, a neologism that mesh urban and suburban as the result of 100 years modernist planning in Israel. Four sand printers sketch, erase and re-sketch scenarios of a condense society living in isolated residential-buildings sprawled and isolated throughout the country.
Designed by artist Wolfgang Buttress, UK Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 is inspired by the unique role of the honeybee in name of food security and biodiversity.