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Fluxus Coloring Book
From the mind of SF-based artist Brion Nuda Rosch, this second edition of the Fluxus coloring book (based on the art movement of the same name) features 12 new designs for readers to scribble, sketch and color in—or leave as is. The minimal but thoughtful...
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Highlights from Clerkenwell Design Week 2018
In the crowded space of global design weeks, London’s Clerkenwell Design Week has a distinct advantage: not only is the area home to a huge number of architects and design businesses, making it a truly local celebration, it’s also blessed with interesting...
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Tom Dixon Studio's New Greene Street Store + Pop-Up Flash Factory
As New York Design Week begins to reveal innumerable treasures, Tom Dixon Studio joins the front of the pack with two notable gifts to the city. First, Tom Dixon is expanding his presence stateside with a two-story Greene St shop in SoHo. It's...
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Cool Hunting Video: Studio Formafantasma on Creative Collaboration
Based in The Netherlands, Studio Formafantasma is the Italian design duo Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin. The creative team met and began conceiving projects before deciding to apply for a design degree at the Design Academy Eindhoven. After graduating...
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"An Atlas of Rare + Familiar Colour" (Special Edition)
Possessing more than 2500 of the world's rarest and most spectacular pigments, The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Harvard Art Museums has an undeniably stunning collection of color. With 200 color illustrations, this special...
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"Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier" at London Design Museum
Master couturier, the beloved Azzedine Alaïa passed away in November 2017, but was already working on his retrospective at the London Design Museum. Now, the stunning exhibition “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier” is open to the public and showcases some...
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Studio Visit: Neal Feay Designer, Alex Rasmussen
Not many individuals consider or work with one sole material, but this is precisely what high-end fabricator Alex Rasmussen—of Neal Feay Studio—does with anodized aluminum. Growing up in his grandfather’s aluminum factory (located in a coastline alcove...
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1. Chocolate-Covered Jellyfish, a Recipe to Reduce Their Soaring Population A common problem across the Mediterranean, Japan and Sweden, soaring jellyfish populations are wreaking havoc on local businesses and infrastructure—from clogging up pipes...
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Milan Design Week 2018: Yael Reboh's "Primavera"
From some 1300+ entries, just 12 finalists were chosen in the prestigious Lexus Design Award this year. While each and every one has its own merits—be it environmentally sound, tech-forward, or simply beautiful—one of our favorites for the 2018 iteration...
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Milan Design Week 2018: Lexus Pavilion
While exploring the countless exhibits on show during Milan Design Week, the Lexus pavilion offered an immersive experience that was well worth the visit. The otherworldly space, designed by Japanese architect Sota Ichikawa of dNA (double Negatives...
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The Lexus Design Award 2018
Since 2013, the Lexus Design Award has honored critical thinking by challenging emerging creatives to solve problems through design. This year's theme is "CO-" from the Latin prefix meaning togetherness or harmony. Harnessing the concept of limitless...
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1. Luxury Space Hotel "Aurora Station" A new luxury hotel called Aurora Station is set to begin accommodating guests in 2022. The brainchild of start-up Orion Span, this is a hotel unlike any other—as it will be in space. Founder and CEO Frank...
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Lee Broom's New Lighting Collection: Observatory
Unveiled at the 2018 Milan Design Week, Lee Broom's new lighting collection, called "Observatory," is as dreamy and luxurious as we've come to expect from the British design brand, while showcasing the designer’s maturation and skills. With signature...
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Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989
With some 350 images of as many products, this new hardcover explores design in the USSR from 1950 to 1989 in an interesting peek behind the Iron Curtain. From kids' toys to posters and electronics, these everyday items each have a tinge of kitsch...
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1. Farewell, Anti-Apartheid Campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Activist and icon of the anti-apartheid movement, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has passed away at 81 years old. Married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years (and separated for 30 years because...
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1. Isle of Dogs' Animation Teams Explains Their Stop Motion Process For anyone transfixed by the visuals of the latest animated Wes Anderson film, "Isle of Dogs," animation director Mark Waring and lead animator Jason Stalman begin to explain...
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Interview: Taka Kasuga of Arc'teryx Veilance
Working with Arc'teryx brand Veilance for three years, Taka Kasuga is the Design Director in charge of both maintaining and evolving their apparel. While countless brands are working in the realm of tech-meets-style now, Veilance has been in the game...
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1. Bill Cunningham's Secret Memoir Legendary fashion photographer Bill Cunningham left behind a somewhat secret memoir which is set to publish later this year. Titled "Fashion Climbing," the book has been drafted several times, as a few revised...
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David Dewane's Eudaimonia Machine at STORY
For its 40th installation, New York’s ever-changing concept store STORY is exploring work environments—and the future of work itself. The Work/Space edition is more than a shopping experience, it's also a co-working location and the first-ever space...
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The House of Harry Winston's San Francisco Salon
200 Post Street, a corner building in San Francisco's Union Square neighborhood, has long been a destination for the sale of fine jewelry. An architectural landmark, it housed retailers Shreve & Co until 2015. After 109 years at the site, the SF-based...
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