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Thu 7.12.

Aesop Duke of York Square by Snøhetta

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Aesop Duke of York Square by Snøhetta

Photographer: Paola Pansini

With an intriguing fusion of futuristic and classic design, Snøhetta has completed its first permanently built project in England. The 108-square-meter retail space, dubbed Aesop Duke of York Square, is the latest addition to Aesop’s series of uniquely designed boutiques around the world. (more…)

Wed 6.12.

Let the night be the night

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Let the night be the night

 

Who doesn’t love the glow of a candle light? If we talk about lighting outdoor environments, excessive light at night can make a space feel uncomfortable. Using a subtle light allows night to remain night. (more…)

Sanbaopeng Art Museum by DL Atelier

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Sanbaopeng Art Museum by DL Atelier

Photographer: Haiting Sun

Sanbao Art Museum is located in Sanbao village, a scenic place not far from the Central City of Jingdezhen, the porcelain capital of China. In the past decade, porcelain artists were attracted here to build their own studios. Thus a nascent, dynamic, porcelain-centric hub is thriving and magnetizing even more talents to migrate here what comes along is their great passions and dreams in inheriting the tradition of porcelain art. Most of the industries here are porcelain related, causing a highly competitive environment where it will take great ingenuity and endless efforts to be the best. (more…)

Tue 5.12.

Roll out the red carpet: DOMOTEX 2018

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Roll out the red carpet: DOMOTEX 2018

Jürgen Mayer H. put his trust in his own perception of the surrounding environment when he transformed the bustling Times Square in New York into a kind of quiet oasis with oversized street furniture for XXX Times Square With Love

 

DOMOTEX will take place in Hanover from 12 to 15 January 2018. With a top-notch lecture programme, the world’s leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings nears the trend towards individualisation under the motto “Unique Youniverse”.(text by Barbara Jahn-Rösel)

 

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Unique Argento™: The essential grey

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Unique Argento™: The essential grey

 

The elegance of the grey in one quartz design. Inspired by the appeal of the weather-worn rock, by dry tree bark, by the ashes from which life is reborn. The essence of the natural elevated to the maximum in elegance, in a sober silver tone, dense and contained, with a subtle vein that brings timid flashes of light. Unique Argento™ is one of the five designs of the elegant quartz collection UNIQUE Collection™ by COMPAC The Surfaces Company. (more…)

Mon 4.12.

DCW éditions Paris presents its collections

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DCW éditions Paris presents its collections

Lampe Gras N°411 designed by Bernard-Albin Gras, In The Tube designed by Dominique Perrault & Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost

There are objects born from desire and objects born from love.

There are objects that disappear, scattered by the winds of time.

To be of one’s time is to share the destiny of the dead leaves.

Only truth and beauty are eternal. (more…)

Villa SG21 by Fillié Verhoeven Architects

Photographer: François Verhoeven

Villa SG21 is easy and chic as the colour suggests. But to get there wasn’t as easy as the design might suggest. The site, typically Dutch had a very strict building envelope and maximum allowed volume of 1000 cubic meters. The site required a design that would fit the local building code with sloped roofs. The owners however wanted a minimalistic and clean design that would stand out in between the other more conventional structures along the street. (more…)

Fri 1.12.

Lighting goes cordless

Posted by Walter Phillips on 01.12.2017 - Tagged as:

Lighting goes cordless

 

Sometimes you want to bring the light closer, but a short wire is holding you back. Thanks to rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, a new generation of portable lamps allows spaces to be lit independently, with utter freedom and no need for wires. (more…)