06.02.17 by Staff

New Collections by Tom Chung & Knauf and Brown

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Our friends Toronto-based designer Tom Chung and Vancouver-based duo Calen Knauf and Conrad Brown (aka Knauf & Brown) are both showcasing new collections at this year’s Stockholm Light and Furniture Fair! Check out more of their designs below or on display at the Greenhouse Booth VH02:14 February 7-11.

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02.02.17 by Staff

IKEA’s “Better Shelter” Named Design of the Year

The winner of the 2016 Beazley Design of the Year award is the Better Shelter. Designed by John Karlsson, Dennis Kanter, Christian Gustafsson, John van Leer, Tim de Haas and Nicolo Barlera, in conjunction with the IKEA Foundation and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the flat-pack shelter aims to help people displaced by armed conflict or natural disaster.

Outfitted with ventilation, solar panels, LED lights and mobile chargers, the entire structure takes just a few hours to assemble! Watch a start-to-finish demo in the short time-lapse video above. You can also check out more images below or on display at London’s Design Museum until Feb. 17th.

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11.01.17 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Emer Tumilty

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New work by Glasgow-based designer and illustrator Emer Tumilty (previously featured here). More images below.

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07.12.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Paolo Del Toro

 

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Another delightfully strange project by Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based artist Paolo Del Toro (click here for previous post). Part-costume part-sculpture, see more images of “The Visitor from Sirius B” below!

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28.11.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: $2,500 High-Speed Camera That Shoots 1,500 fps

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Inspired by Mythbusters’ slow-motion videos but thwarted by high-speed cameras that were too expensive, Vancouver-based electronics engineer David Kronstein decided to create his own! Chronos 1.4 shoots 720p at 1,500fps starting around USD $2,499 (cameras with similar features currently sell for around $25k). Click here for more details on the camera and watch the short Kickstarter video below!

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22.11.16 by Staff

“Normcore” by Designer Christian Heikoop

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Dutch designer Christian Heikoop playfully explores the “Normcore” fashion trend in which people consciously choose not to distinguish themselves. Intersecting fashion and design, Heikoop’s project imagines the future of “Normcore” based on a few of its basic tenants: 1. “Raggedness” (secluding one’s body from view), 2. “Anonymity” (keeping to one’s self and dressing inconspicuously) and 3. “All-in-one” (limiting the options by which one distinguishes him/herself). See more images below!

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11.11.16 by Jeff

Nostalgic Illustrations by Artist Duo Machineast

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Singapore-based duo Fizah Rahim and Rezaliando (aka Machineast) create iridescent 3D illustrations that attempt to capture that feeling you had watching cartoons as a kid. Not sure if that’s the feeling I get but love these all the same. See more images below.

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23.10.16 by Staff

Magazine Cover Parodies by Bloomberg Businessweek

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Bloomberg Businessweek continues to kill it with their art direction. They recently created parody versions of other well-known magazines for their annual The Year Ahead issue, mimicking the style of iconic publications like Time and Wired to convey the range of topics that are going to matter in the coming year. See closeup images of the parodies below.

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