Editor wants: Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones by Philippe Starck for Parrot

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Above: Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones designed by Philippe Starck and Henri Seydoux of Parrot.

Philippe Starck and Henri Seydoux, CEO of Parrot, recently unveiled the augmented version of their famous Zik headphones featuring lighter headphones, with more autonomy, more sensors and algorithms. Due to launch in November for $399 and top of my wish list this week is the covetable beige set, mixing uncompromising audio quality with effortless style.

Parrot / Philippe Starck

 

Styling & Design: A/W 2014 Campaign by &Tradition

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Campaign by &Tradition: Faultless styling and design

Danish design company &Tradition’s new A/W 2014 collection features textiles by ATWTP and some classic lighting by studio vit.

The  ‘Another Rug’ range designed by ATWTP a Copenhagen-based graphic design studio is manufactured using the ancient Kilim technique, a type of tapestry-woven rug. The technique may be ancient yet the design has an edgy, modern look, with its striking colour palette, graphic pattern and playful one-sided fringe. Continue Reading…

Editor’s Pick: ‘Yukutori’ wallpaper by Farrow & Ball

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Farrow & Ball embrace the current trend for shibori and the popularity of Japanese style with their new wallpaper collection. ‘Yukutori,’ my pick of the range, is inspired by a mid-twentieth century pen and ink drawing.  Continue Reading…

Nendo release the ‘Brackets-lite’ office furniture for Kokuyo

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Nendo has released the modular ‘Brackets-lite’ office furniture collection for Kokuyo. The adaptable brackets unit sofa provides a variety of office communication spaces via numerous combinations of its bracket-shaped units. Continue Reading…

‘Black Brick’ wallpaper by Piet Hein Eek for NLXL

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Piet Hein Eek started working with NLXL in 2010 launching ‘Scrapwood’ one of the most popular wallpaper collections in recent years. This month NLXL introduce a new photographic surface by Piet the “Black Brick” fitting perfectly into the prevalent monochrome trend.

Rick Vintage, NLXL Founder: “We talked about a “Black Brick” wallpaper, but it would have been weird to add this idea to the Scrapwood collections.” He added: “But great ideas should not be shelved.“

See it first at Dutch Design Week October 18 – 26 2014

Piet Hein Eek / NLXL

 

PATTERNITY call for photographic entries

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PATTERNITY are looking for photographic entries for their first book ‘EXPLORING THE POSITIVE POWER OF PATTERN.’ Published in 2015 this will be a carefully curated photographic book bringing together the worlds of fashion, art, design, nature, science, mathematics and beyond through thought provoking written and visual content.

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The fundamental aim of the book is to champion the inspirational power of pattern and to provide a platform for practitioners with an innovative approach to pattern implementation.

All imagery will be curated by PATTERNITY and accompanied with a full name credit. Selected imagery will receive a copy of the book.

PATTERNITY are looking for photographs from the worlds of:

Pattern in Nature + Minerals Pattern in Science + Mathematics Pattern in the Everyday + Incidental Pattern in Behaviour, People + Places Pattern in Fashion + Accessories Pattern in Art, Design, Object + Architecture Pattern in Surface + Texture (Natural + Manmade) Pattern in Data + Technology 

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You must own the full copyright to every image that you send.

EMAIL YOUR IMAGE SUGGESTIONS IN HI-RES (300dpi) FORMAT TO: STUDIO@PATTERNITY.ORG

SUBJECT LINE: #PATTERNITYBOOK

 

ENTRIES CLOSE MONDAY 20TH OCTOBER

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Styling Inspiration

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Styling Inspiration: Filtered light

 

‘Winter Light’ by Scott Hardy

 

To commission visit: www.originalmaterial.ch

 

The Level Lamp by Form Us With Love for Hem

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Award winning Swedish design company Form Us With Love has created the ‘Level Lamp’ inspired by Russian dolls for Hem the new online collaboration between design giant Fab and Finnish company One Nordic. Continue Reading…

Stormy Castle by Loyn & Co in Wales is Britain’s best new home – 2014 RIBA Manser Medal winner

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The Royal Institute of British Architects revealed the winner of the 2014 RIBA Manser Medal, the UK’s most prestigious housing design award. Stormy Castle by Loyn & Co, a modern three-bed private residence in the heart of the Gower Peninsula, has been named Britain’s best new home. Continue Reading…

Exhibition: The Other Art Fair opens today

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The Other Art Fair opens today showcasing 130 emerging and unrepresented artists - all of which have been carefully selected by the panel of art experts - Anita Zabludowicz, Omar Kholeif, Polly Morgan and Sophie O’Brien – to ensure you buy from the best artistic talent with confidence.

Supported by leading figures in the art world such as Tracey Emin, Yinka Shonibare MBE and Rebecca Wilson (Saatchi Gallery), The Other Art Fair is recognized as the place to discover new artists and catch the next generation of painters, sculptors and photographers just before they take the art world by storm.

View the full list of artists here.

 

The Other Art Fair

16-19 October

Old Truman Brewery, Brick lane, London, E1 6QL.

 

High Definition Weave by Cristian Zuzunaga for Brintons

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Above: Sample of the new ‘High Definition Weave Collection’ by Cristian Zuzunaga for Brintons

Brintons engineer’s invention the patented ‘High Definition Weave’ has the capacity to weave up to 32 colours, and simulate photorealistic effects. The leading brand just released this sneak preview of a geometric design using the equipment designed by Cristian Zuzunaga.  

 

Cristian Zuzunaga / Brintons

 

Coming Soon: The Workbench System by Mette

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As seen in the Maker Carousel at 100% Design 2014, this ‘Workbench System’ by Mette incorporates a pegboard worktop with copper mesh storage perfect for collaborative workspaces. The laminated birch ply design is finished with the addition of custom aluminum pegs.

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Mette / 100% Design

 

Styling Inspiration

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Styling Inspiration: Floating products / landscape setting

‘Sleep Elevations’ by Maia Flore

 

La Rinascente and SaloneSatellite present ‘THE DESIGNERS OF THE FUTURE’

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Above: The Phytophiler by Dossofiorito

This week the Design Supermarket of  La Rinascente launched 7 new talents displaying original designs endorsed by SaloneSatellite for the second consecutive year.

Again, both La Rinascente and SaloneSatellite have shown their commitment to promoting fresh design to ensure noteworthy talent doesn’t go unnoticed. When two leading design institutions collaborate to showcase what they regard as inspirational work instinctively you expect to see an interesting collection. And, the 2014 selection does not disappoint.

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Dossofiorito is a design collaboration started in Verona in the autumn of 2012 by Livia Rossi  and Gianluca Giabardo. It is located in an old car workshop, where Livia and Gianluca carry out their design experiments with a very hands-on approach. 

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‘The Phytophiler’ is a series of hand-thrown terracotta pots on which functional appendices such as magnifying glasses and mirrors are installed, offering a completely different perspective on the houseplant. Continue Reading…

100% Design 2014 (Official show video)

Over 28,000 visitors attended to see 450 brands showcase over 2000 products at 100% Design 2014. View the official video to see the design you may have missed.

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