Skirting Favelas (Brasil)

Rebellious, flavoursome and ever-rising; these urbanised slums drape over the undulating hips of Rio, in a crazy, bright woven skirt to boast a most eccentric flavour of fashion. First imagined by soldiers returning to Rio homeless, the favela was created

Skirting Favelas (Brasil)

Rebellious, flavoursome and ever-rising; these urbanised slums drape over the undulating hips of Rio, in a crazy, bright woven skirt to boast a most eccentric flavour of fashion. First imagined by soldiers returning to Rio homeless, the favela was created

Ghosts and a Cactus

Designer: Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers (VAL) Featured Furniture Pieces: ‘The Ghost of a Chair’ and ‘Prickly Pair Chair’ Photos retrieved via: VAL website.   This London-based industrial designer fuses together energy, colour and material into whimsical formations of furniture and art. Originating and

Ghosts and a Cactus

Designer: Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers (VAL) Featured Furniture Pieces: ‘The Ghost of a Chair’ and ‘Prickly Pair Chair’ Photos retrieved via: VAL website.   This London-based industrial designer fuses together energy, colour and material into whimsical formations of furniture and art. Originating and

Eclectic Equality? – Superkilen Project, Copenhagen

A place where everyone can live together, or not? Good urban design, or just an enthusiastic, flat space filled with objects that will be unexperienced? Architects Topotek 1, BIG and Superflex have put their heads together and conceived an enormous urban

Eclectic Equality? – Superkilen Project, Copenhagen

A place where everyone can live together, or not? Good urban design, or just an enthusiastic, flat space filled with objects that will be unexperienced? Architects Topotek 1, BIG and Superflex have put their heads together and conceived an enormous urban

Skyscraper to SkyScratcher

These new cat-scratches, which have “120 floors” of recycled cardboard on a bamboo plywood base seem to offer a quirky eco-friendly solution to feline-torn furniture. The ‘floors’ are also replaceable as the layers get damaged. I hope the designers of the Empire State Building

Skyscraper to SkyScratcher

These new cat-scratches, which have “120 floors” of recycled cardboard on a bamboo plywood base seem to offer a quirky eco-friendly solution to feline-torn furniture. The ‘floors’ are also replaceable as the layers get damaged. I hope the designers of the Empire State Building

Sitting on Bambi

This cute Disney-inspired chair by Japanese designer Takeshi Sawada seems to have been quite a hit at this year’s Designboom‘s Tokyo Mart. It has an antler-type rounded back rest, with ‘hooved’ feet, tipped in a darker stain of wood. The miniture

Sitting on Bambi

This cute Disney-inspired chair by Japanese designer Takeshi Sawada seems to have been quite a hit at this year’s Designboom‘s Tokyo Mart. It has an antler-type rounded back rest, with ‘hooved’ feet, tipped in a darker stain of wood. The miniture

Houses…Up in the Air

Seen on Dezeen, this “Poetic vision of the old Paris” is taken aflight by the French photographer Laurent Chéhère. The collection of photos take snap-shots of buildings from varying Parisian streetscapes, and by digital manipulation, are given their own sculptural, whimsical and

Houses…Up in the Air

Seen on Dezeen, this “Poetic vision of the old Paris” is taken aflight by the French photographer Laurent Chéhère. The collection of photos take snap-shots of buildings from varying Parisian streetscapes, and by digital manipulation, are given their own sculptural, whimsical and

Brad Pitt Reveals Furniture Design Talent

A new furniture collection, designed by Brad Pitt, and made by designer Frank Pollaro, has made its debut this November in New York. The conception of the collection began in 2008, when Pollaro made a personal visit to deliver a

Brad Pitt Reveals Furniture Design Talent

A new furniture collection, designed by Brad Pitt, and made by designer Frank Pollaro, has made its debut this November in New York. The conception of the collection began in 2008, when Pollaro made a personal visit to deliver a