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Playful Community Complex

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Welcome to the Cultuurcampus Vleuterweide; a huge complex comprising of a school, sports facilities, fifty residences, a church, cultural centre, theatre, and a library. This mini city complex was developed by architect Vera Yanovshtchinsky Architecten with interior design and furnishings by Assen-based AEQUO BV Architects.

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Carnival Inspired Home Ware by Jahara Studio

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Jahara Studio is a Brazilian based design studio founded by Bruno Jahara, a Brazilian designer who has worked with the likes of Jaime Hayon, Fabrica and Flavio Albanese in the past. The colourful plates, lamps and mugs are his latest creation, and are made from 100% recycled aluminium. Their name, Batucada, refers to a percussion beat used in carnival parties in that country, in which people often play instruments made of tin.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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Here’s our Valentine’s Day offering – The Heart Cone Chair by Vitra. This sleek design offers a romantic twist on the original Cone Chair with its large projecting wings creating a heart shaped silhouette. For all design enthusiasts out there, giving this little beauty to your Valentine would is certainly one way to say ‘I Love you’.

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Paul Smith Lounges at Stockholm 2010

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The UK’s very own Paul Smith was guest of honour at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2010 having been asked create a large lounge dedicated to his own designs. The Paul Smith lounge was composed of four rooms, each themed around personal sources of inspiration and impressions. Images above and below (sourced via DesignBoom) show some of these inspired lounges.

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Electrolux Launch Kitchen Concept at Designboost Today

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Senior Vice President of Design at Electrolux, Henrik Otto, will present an exciting new kitchen concept today. He will present a seminar a today’s Designboost conference. You can follow his talk live from CET today on the Electroflux website from 14:40.

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Shadow Chair By Duffy London

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The latest partner to join art shop aggregator, CultureLabel.com is Hidden Art, an organisation supporting designer-makers, and offering access to purchase some fantastic pieces of original design. I love these clever Shadow Chairs by Duffy London.
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Giant Igloo at the Foothills of Mount Fuji

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Anyone fancy a bowl of noodles in a giant igloo at the foothills of Mount Fuji? It’s certainly on my list of things to do before I die, and now thanks to Takeshi Hosaka, we’re all one-step closer to fulfilling the dream! Hosaka’s brand new noodle restaurant is part cave, part igloo, part snowy hillside, the building is an irregularly shaped shell constructed in reinforced concrete, with large arched openings on all sides.
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One ‘Shocker’ of a Cool Rider

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Guarantee your status as coolest kid on the block with this simplistically cool new bicycle, designed by Sven Fischer for German design company Team Tentakulus.

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Bodging Milano takes design Back to Basics

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Designersblock are embarking upon a very exciting adventure in anticipation of the world’s most important furniture fair; Fuori Salone 2010. From 30th March March to April 5th, ten designers will be exchanging their city studios for a woodland workshop in deepest Herefordshire.

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3D printing for animation?

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There’s been a lot of talk about possible applications for 3D printing, but Johnny Kelly’s new TV titles are the first time we’ve seen it used in animation
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Bold Chair by Sanserif Creatius

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Chair or bench in 100% biodegradable corrugated cardboard. Functional, economic and serialised production based on one single die. Made of 5 mm thick sheets. Standard model measures 50x63x72 cm, weighs 15 kg and has an estimated resistance of one thousand kg in compression tests.

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Sky Ship Cruiser

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It’s all about speed speed these days but why not slow things down a notch or two? How does a 37 hour flight to New York sound? Not particularly appealing right? – but that was before the Aircruise concept.

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Screen Cloud: Intelligent Art From Jason Bruges Studio

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Last night sawthe kick off of Kinetica Art Fair, arguably one of the most enjoyable events on the art world calendar. Yesterday’s unveiling revealled the transformation of Marylebone’s P3 Gallery into a bustling fairground of moving, noisey and beautiful kinetic art works.

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Laboratory Lighting

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This spooky glowing chemistry set is the latest in the labware lighting range from Benjamin Hubert in collaboration with British manufacturer Authentics. Hubert has created three test tube inspired designs which may be displayed as floor lights or hanging pendent bulbs.

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JULIA LOHMANN & GERO GRUNDMANN AT Jacqueline Rabun Gallery from 5th Feb

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Tidal Ossuary by Julia Lohmann and Gero Grundmann Jacqueline Rabun Gallery 5 February – 4 March 2010 32 Grosvenor Crescent Mews. London SW1X 7EX
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