• Archive for: December, 2016

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    Drawing is the first step to brainstorming as much as it’s the final form of an idea. On the one hand, drawing can be regarded as an act of personal meditation, and on the other, it’s a format of visual communication. Like the expression “back to the drawing board” suggests, drawing is a process of research, aiding...

    Nothing epitomizes the sweet smell of success for a product designer like seeing their wares for sale at the MoMA Design Store in New York City. In fact, every product at the store has been vetted by the museum’s design department curators. In some cases, you can even find items at the store sold under the label “MoMA...

    The ability to draw by hand—both to create precise technical drawings and more expressive sketches—has underpinned the architectural profession for centuries. Yet the advent of the digital age and the pervasiveness of design software has seen the role and relevance of hand drawing in architecture increasingly...

    Dutch designer Lizan Freijsen photographs the fungi patches and water leak stains others usually find ugly and turns them into pattern sources for her tapestry and textile creations. After seven years of collaboration with Hester Onijs & Karen Zeedijk of the Textile Museum in Tilburg (2009-2016), Freijsen saw her...

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    Furniture, lighting and tableware that seem to pop out of a graphic design book makes up the cool collection that Oslo-based designer Kristine Five Melvaer creates. Connecting the discipline of product and graphic design, Melvaer focuses on the potential of ordinary objects in communicating, creating emotional bonds...

    Dutch architecture firm DUS Architects is no exception to the sweeping innovations in the 3-D printing world. Its 3-D-printed canal house was visited by U.S. President Barack Obama in 2014, as well as by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and Rijksmuseum director Wim Pijbes. The...

    From 6 to 10 November 2016, 1,600 exhibitors from more than 130 countries gathered at the Equiphotel exhibition at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris. In the age of digital, many products exhibited include the latest technological trends. No less than 350 new products were on display. e-Bulle Leet...

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    The INSIDE World Festival of Interiors in Berlin, which took place alongside the World Architecture Festival, announced Hangzhou AN Interior Design‘s design for the retail brand Heike as the world’s best interior of 2016. The project was selected from among nine category winners, which in turn were picked out of a...

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    The end of the year is upon us and before the next year begins, enjoy the fun holiday moment when we can get away with sniffing a tree. For all those celebrating Christmas, for all those who enjoy the smell of pine, for all those who simply love art and decorations: British artist Alex Chinneck trapped a...

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