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Lego Kitchen

It seems that quite a few things will benefit from a Scandinavian touch. Munchausen, a duo formed by
Parisian designers Simon Pillard and Philippe Rosetti, took a bold approach with their own kitchen by venturing to IKEA for the basic kitchen island and then spending the next week covering it with more than 20,000 pieces by another Scandinavian brand, Lego

The result is a one-of-a-kind creation that serves as an artistic centerpiece for the space, in addition to functioning as a kitchen counter. Pillard, who works with fashion house JC de Castelbajac, and Rosetti who works with Hugo Boss France Identity, formed Munchhausen in 2004. Via:(The CoolHunter)

Maarten De Ceulaer answers Despoke’s Questions

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What made you want to become a designer in the first place?
As a teenager I was stuck in a boring school that feeded me latin and mathematics and all other boring kinds of classes, and from the moment I had the possibility to for the first time choose what I wanted to do with my life, I swore to god it had to be something enjoyable and exciting. I didn’t want to just stuff my head with boring theory’s, I wanted to do something with my hands, create things. After a school visit, where I saw all these students doing there own thing in a very free way, it was clear that this was what I wanted to do.

Where did you study design?

St.Lukas Hogeschool Brussels (interior design) and Design Academy Eindhoven (industrial design)

What was the first thing you designed
That was even before my studies; a big wooden book rack, unstable and ugly as hell, but that was the first thing.
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Part of MUJI’s concept is to go to the boundaries of design while maintaining their simple philosophy, which has made them a staple not only within Japan but also elsewhere. This latest project with the iconic block maker, LEGO is one example of how MUJI can appeal to new consumers as well as excite existing ones. The project has culminated in a collection of stationary items which combines LEGO’s traditional block’s in paper format providing something completely new to LEGO’s existing products. Via:(Slamxype)

Deck The Walls at Wills Art Warehouse Interesting gifts for Christmas

As Christmas creeps around the corner, come and be inspired by the sparkling selection of artwork in the Deck the Walls exhibition at Wills Art Wharehouse.
Giving you the opportunity to find a truly original gift to inspire and impress. The show opens on Saturday 21 November with Wine and Mince Pies served from 12noon until 5pm .The exhibition continues until 24th December, seven days a week 10.30 am until 6pm or later hours by appointment.
Moose Allain , Lara Bowen, Freya Cumming , Rosalind Davis,Rachael Edgar , Charlotte Hardy , Carole Hensher , Kate Lowe,Gilly McAdam, Jane Ormes, Simon Tozer, Rachel Wood.

Sheep from Mossonline


Moss holiday sheep have returned once again, to bring a little wooly cheer to these dark and dreary days.Their flock this year consists of three attractive models, Madonna (Image Above) plus Elvis and Little Tiffany.
Made with real sheep’s wool, so they smell like sheep!
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My3 favourite design objects from David Hatton


1 Screamadelica.
Everything about Screamadelica is class – the production (andy wetherall, the orb), the iconic cover, the songwriting, even the way the type is set on the sleeve.

It’s a dance album made by an indie band that feels like a journey with more soul than the Tamla Mowtown back catalogue.

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The ‘Capsule Collection’ for Deadgood by Ziglam & Brook

The ‘Capsule Collection’ has been exclusively designed for Deadgood by the company‘s directors Ziglam & Brook.

This fully upholstered collection of seating utilises off cuts of fabrics, handpicked to create a graduated run of colour,tones and textures. The forms themselves are derived from a simple three-dimensional capsule shape which creates a comfortable and engaging seating range,with tongue in cheek references to the solar system and 60’s space age adventure.
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Today in Berkeley Square, Lorenzo Quinn unveiled his enduring Give and Take III sculpture.

Image:Lorenzo Quinn unveils Give & Take III in Berkeley Square
Today in Berkeley Square, Lorenzo Quinn unveiled his enduring Give and Take III sculpture, coinciding with the opening of his new solo exhibition, Equilibrium, at Mayfair’s Halcyon Gallery. Lorenzo Quinn’s Equilibrium will be the major exhibition at Halcyon’s flagship five storey gallery space, 24 Bruton Street, from 18 November 2009 until 31 January 2010. Renowned worldwide for being one of the most influential and avant-garde sculptors of his time, Quinn’s Equilibrium involves a new body of sculpture works alongside some of his most powerful pieces from previous unseen collections.
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Design Museum commissions unique limited edition prints

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Design Museum, four leading designers have been invited to design an original piece of artwork, each reproduced as high quality limited edition prints. Tord Boontje, Margaret Calvert, Konstantin Grcic and David Chipperfield have supplied artwork which will be sold exclusively in the Design Museum shop. Each commission will be available as an edition of 100, strictly limited and numbered, these prints are exclusive to the Design Museum.
Each print is priced £100 and will be available to buy from

Ergonomics – Real Design at The Design Museum from 18th November

18 November 2009 – 7 March 2010
Often described as the science of everyday life, ergonomics uses the knowledge of human performance in conjunction with design and engineering to create systems, products and services which are safe, efficient and enjoyable to use. Our size and shape, how we move, what we see, hear and feel and how we think, all this information has been collated and applied by ergonomists to aid the design of both everyday and extraordinary objects.
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Luxury sailing yacht designed by Foster + Partners launched

Foster + Partners has designed a new sailing yacht Panthalassa, which launches today at Perini Navi’s boatyard in Viareggio, Italy. Using natural materials to blend the interior spaces with the superstructure and skylights to introduce natural light below deck, the 56-metre-long vessel is conceived as a luxurious and flexible yacht for charter.
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15 Years of Philip Watts Design – A Retrospective Bonington Gallery, Nottingham November 19th

Exhibition Nov.16th – Dec. 6th
A range of inspired work by Philip Watts Design is to go on display at Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University to celebrate 15 years of the creative interior design practice.
The exhibition sees the talented designer return to the university where he studied as a furniture and product design student.
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PEL from Paul Beckett

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PEL is Paul beckett’s new innovative Spherical Electro mechanical timepiece. It incorporates his unique award winning style with cutting edge electronic control.
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Jez Tozer shoots Storm’s New Faces wearing Kate Moss for Topshop and Antony Price for Topman From November 18th

Jez Tozer shoots Storm’s New Faces wearing Kate Moss for Topshop and Antony Price for Topman
18-20th November 10:00 – 21:00 in the Live Studio as part of ‘SHOWstudio: Fashion Revolution’ Exhibition at Somerset House .
Legendary modelling agency Storm present their freshest talent in a photo shoot by photographer and filmmaker Jez Tozer. Storm’s New Faces will be shot wearing Kate Moss’ eleventh collection for Topshop and Antony Price’s third for Topman. Antony will be on set at Somerset House to style his collection.
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Wooden radio, by Singgih Susilo Kartono
Wooden radio, by Singgih Susilo Kartono
In the Claudio Silvestrin & Giuliana Salmaso designed basement of la Rinascente, Milan’s one and only Grande Magazzino or department store, Wallpaper* has set up shop. Invited by Rinascente’s boss Vittorio Radice to ‘curate’ their own corner, the resulting retail space is now open for business.

As Wallpaper* Editor-in-Chief Tony Chambers says himself, ‘Scouring the globe to discover the best new designers, brands and products is what Wallpaper* does best, so a retail venture like this is the natural next step. Wallspace* brings the intelligence and trained eye of the magazine direct to the consumer’.

As such, from this month Wallspace* opens with an edit of domestic design, which will include Japanese electronics from Naoto Fukasawa’s Plus Minus Zero brand; Alexa Lixfeld’s porcelain ‘Ricebowls’ from Germany; Hasan Demir Obuz’s ‘Sade’ glasses by Ilio from Turkey; D.lab’s ‘Pencil Block’ from Singapore’s Design Incubation Centre; Konstantin Grcic’s ‘Accento’ cutlery for Serafino Zani; and Singgih Susilo Kartono’s handmade ‘Wooden Radio’ for Magno in Java.
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