Design, Design and Deco, News

Glazed meditation room overlooks traditional courtyard

Ming Gu Design has grafted a glazed meditation area onto this historic home in Nanjing, China, which projects out to overhang a central courtyard. The Nanjing-based architecture studio added the gabled meditation room, which features glass walls, to the centre of the heritage-listed house. The meditative space protrudes outwards and overhangs the base of the existing structure of the house, appearing as […]

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Art+Culture, Design, Photograhy

Ana Rita Ramos Bring Us Closer to Nature

Beautiful illustrations come to life in the animated images of multi-talented Portuguese designer Ana Rita Ramos. Originally trained as an interior designer, Ana Rita completed some very attractive projects in design and illustration over the years, and has even taught interior-design classes at the ESAD College of Art and Design in her hometown of Porto. […]

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Design, Design and Deco, Fashion

THE BEST OF MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2017

The time to reflect on the fantastic wonders, brilliant innovations and breathtaking dreams-come-to-life that made up the lifeblood of Milan Design Week 2017 (MDW17) has come! And, as has always been the case, the Salone Internazionale del Mobile was so chock-full of a record-breaking number of experiences that we’re still awestruck at the sheer scope of […]

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Art+Culture, Design

Concrete Photobook by Gábor Kasza

One is not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but this new photography book by Hungarian photographer Gábor Kasza quite literally exposes its content with an unusual case made of real concrete. Kasza’s new book is titled “Concrete Passages About Closeness and Coldness… and a Couple of Songs”, and contains a photography series […]

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Art+Culture, Design, Fashion

A Journey with Artist Tom Sachs

The artist has collaborated with Nike to create Space Camp – an immersive installation on New York’s Governor’s Island that will leave its visitors transformed There aren’t many multi-national sportswear corporations who would team up with an artist like Tom Sachs, the space-obsessed American sculptor best known for his DIY approach to immersive installations, to […]

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Architecture, Design, Fashion

KXIV Designs Adidas Ultraboost Sneakers Inspired by Herzog & de Meuron’s Beijing Olympics ‘Bird Nest’

Architecturally trained designer Nathan Kiatkulpiboone – aka KXIV – has designed the Nest Adidas Ultraboost with a nod to Herzog & de Meuron’s Bird’s Nest and PTW Architect’s Watercube, two of the main venues for the 2008 Olympics. The upper shoe recalls the Bird’s Nest, while the sole resembles the Watercube. Or as described by KXIV, “The seemingly […]

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Architecture, Design

Spectacular loft with textures combination

This design shows that we can combine opposing textures and have a perfect aesthetic balance! The project is the design of a condo located on the ground floor of a 1887 triplex in the Plateau Mont-Royal. The mandate was to divide each living area in order to maximize while maintaining the architectural integrity of the […]

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Architecture, Design

cadena+asociados’ rustic carboncabron grillhouse

with over 18 years of experience in boutique and commercial design, cadena+asociados’ latest project, carboncabron, is a grillhouse that appears warm and introspective while exuding a sense of character. 6,300 logs, five communal tables, one open kitchen and a large wooden structure that creates the space, give shape to a rustic environment as an homage to the […]

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Art+Culture, Design, Fashion

The Art of the In-Between: Rei Kawakubo’s Work at the Met

The Met’s Costume Institute Benefit is arguably best known as the Met Gala. It’s probably true that not both names carry the same meaning. The Met Gala sounds more like something that easily travels across publications and broadcasts, transcending audiences and becoming part of the popular culture and its celebrity ambassadors. The Met’s Costume Institute […]

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Architecture, Design

The Bartlett School of Architecture’s new campus is inspiring a legion of budding designers

Far left, jacket, £595, by Gieves & Hawkes. Trousers, £750, by Orazio Luciano. Centre, jacket, £2,700; top, £450; trousers, £480, all by Dior Homme. Shoes, £420, by Lanvin. Far right, jacket, £595; jacket (worn underneath), £345, both by Richard James. Hair: Alexander Soltermann. Make-up: Maria Comparetto. Fashion assistants: Roberta Pinna, Marina Pamies. Photography assistant: Harry […]

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Design

BMWi Memphis Style

Lapo Elkann and his Garage Italia Customs worked with BMW and the Italian designer Michele de Lucchi to create BMWi MemphisStyle – two unique cars based on the electric i3 and i8. These made-to-order bespoke art cars celebrate Milan’s provocative postmodern movement and its main advocate here, the Memphis Group.The cars on display inside UniCredit […]

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Art+Culture, Design

Behind the walls of Andy Warhol’s secretive Factory

Warhol on fire escape of the Factory, 231 East 47th Street Photography by Stephen Shore Stephen Shore, who quietly documented the glittering figures of Andy Warhol’s Factory between 1965 and 1967, has to go down in history as the least fazed 17-year-old boy to have ever come into contact with extremely cool people. As the influential photographer […]

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Architecture, Design

Foster + Partners wins Jabal Omar Development Project competition in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Foster + Partners’ competition winning scheme for a new luxury hotel and serviced apartments in the heart of Makkah has been revealed. Inspired by traditional Arab architecture, it’s design reinterprets the traditional dense building clusters, creating a new contemporary vernacular that respects its sacred location. Following the mountainous terrain, its cascading vertical elements form a […]

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Architecture, Design, Design and Deco

Robot 3 Studio designed Ramen hut

Robot 3 Studio designed a metal hut in Beijing with the size of only 52 square meters, kitchen excluded. The original ramen shop is adapted to a BBQ bar. It features a narrow space, with limited budget, in a poor location. Each ring road of Beijing is a rough division of social classes. The invisible […]

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Architecture, Design, Design and Deco

Micro Hutong Designed by ZAO

Designed by ZAO in Beijing, Micro Hutong inherits the intimate scale of the traditional hutong, revitalizing its social condensing capabilities, while enhancing it with spatial improvements. The goal of this project, a 30 sqm hostel, is to search for possibilities of creating ultra-small scale social housing within the limitations of super-tight traditional hutong spaces of […]

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Design, Fashion

Alix Browne

“The fashion show is the ultimate realisation of a designer’s vision,” writes Alix Browne in Rizzoli’s spectacular new book. Pictured: Issey Miyake S/S99.

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Art of the table, Art+Culture, Design, Design and Deco, Hotel Spa

La Mirande, délicate Maison éprise d’Histoire jouxtant le Palais des Papes

Ecrit Par Julie-Chloé Mougeolle « La Mirande respire la beauté et l’élégance des arts décoratifs français du 18e siècle. Epris d’excellence, nous tentons d’insuffler à ce lieu la joie de vivre et l‘ouverture d’esprit propres au siècle des Lumières. L’architecture de La Mirande est le reflet de ces traits de caractère : fenêtres et portes […]

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Art+Culture, Design

Rare hand-colored photos of Japanese samurai in the late 1800s

The military-nobility caste known as samurai — roughly meaning “those who serve” — emerged in medieval Japan as provincial warriors, and rose to control the country in the 12th century. As the enforcement arm of the ruling shogunate, the samurai were elevated to a position of privilege. Samurai followed a code of honor called bushido, […]

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