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A space invader inflatable sculpture at Tongji Design Week

Hongtao Zhou, interdisciplinary scholar and artist, uses inflatable installations to penetrate historical buildings during Tongji Design Week in an effort to encourage people to break boundaries in art and design.  The installation explores the spatial qualities of Shanghai’s old bus repair station, now D&I’s Innovation Field, and Tongji Museum’s historical building by empowering inflatable…

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A marvelous artisanal soap serie

Aurelie de Sousa, well known as Ellie, is an illustrator that uses her free time to create these marvelous artisanal soaps. Each of by Ellie products is formulated based on nature’s pharmacy combining vegetable oils, essential oils, fragrances and botanical extracts. It represents no only a skin loving natural soap with…

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Mars Chair | A lightweight furniture for another planet

Thomas Missé, a recent ECAL graduate, has designed a lightweight, stackable chair made from carbon fibre that he believes will lower interplanetary importation costs.  Created the project as a response to a brief to create furniture for Mars, this chair embodies the concept that the human colonization is a realistic possibility.  Through his project, the designer aimed to prepare…

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This Book is a Planetarium

Kelli Anderson, a self-described artist/designer and tinkerer has just released her long-awaited book, This Book is a Planetarium. Anderson, who is based in Brooklyn, works in a variety of digital and analog media -here our previous article on This Book is a Camera– but is best known for her use of paper…

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Anatomical fish pencilcase by Keiko Otsuhata

Japanese designer Keiko Otsuhata has brought a new dimension to the popularity of fish as food by turning it into a functional-out-of-water zip bag. In Japan, fried fish is often seen on bar menus, and is prepared by splitting the fish through its stomach and frying it flat. The sight of fried fish is…

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A new visual identity for Dropbox

Dropbox has rebranded to promote itself as a creative platform rather than simply a file-sharing service. The California-based file-hosting website worked with New York agency Collins to design its new visual identity, described as the biggest change to the company’s image in its 10-year history. The design is based around a simplified version of the old logo, designed…

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Sprz NY Eames | the brand new collection by Uniqlo

Charles and Ray Eames were 20th century design masters who influenced the global design aesthetic. The couple were best known as designers of furniture, but they also left their collective mark in many other areas, including through architecture and the Japanese clothing brand UNIQLO just launched their SPRZ NY EAMES collection in the United…

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Rising Chair | Robert Van Embricqs

The designer Amsterdam-based designer Robert Van Embricqs developed “Rising chair” following a specific question: is the object you’re creating capable of dictating its own design? Is it even possible for an object to ‘tell’ for which form its best suited? If so, what will the end result be? In the designer’s own words:…

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A series of chairs invade Japanese lake by Hidemi Nishida

Placed on lake Poroto in Hokkaido – northern Japan- Hidemi Nishida studio has recently developed an environmental installation called “Fragile Chairs”. The piece is an extension of the studio’s fragile series, known for engaging aesthetics of space and perceptions of environment, focusing on a primordial experience and making sense the studio’s choice of…

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Lucio Fontana’s Ambienti at HangarBicocca

This new exhibition, featured at the Pirelli HangarBicocca’s vast Navate space, allows the public to discover the installations one at a time. As visitors move through and linger within them, they gain a full sense of their groundbreaking significance: the amazing iconic and aesthetic power that makes these works so innovative even…