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Pharrell Williams Passion For Design

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This month Pharrell Williams shows off his passion for design in the December issue of Modern Painters which is dedicated to Art’s Generation Next. While many artists and celebrities seem to be doing design collaborations these days – from sneakers to accessories – few are taking it to Pharrell’s level.
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Damien Hirst Skateboards for Supreme

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The skateboard decks designed by Damien Hirst for Supreme
Downtown New York culture institution Supreme releases a series of five individually designed skateboard decks designed by Damien Hirst featuring his spot paintings Via:[FADwebsite]

“CO2 Cubes: United Nations Project to Visualize a Ton of Change”

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On December 1st, the UN will launch the “CO2 Cube”, with a presentation from visionary digital media art designer, Travis Threlkel.
How big is 1 metric ton of carbon dioxide (CO2)? Join us for the premiere of the “CO2 Cube” to visualize it. Measured and stored at standard atmospheric pressure, CO2 occupies a cube the size of a three-story building 8.2m x 8.2m x 8.2m (27ft x 27ft x 27ft). This is the amount of CO2 the average person in an industrialized country emits each month, and in the United States, every two weeks.
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Zazzeri presnt VIRGIN, an innovative shower system in HI-MACS®

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VIRGIN, an innovative shower system in HI-MACS® at Cersaie 2009
During Cersaie, (the International Exhibition of Ceramics for Architecture and Bathrooms) held in Bologna, a new product was born. Zazzeri, a cutting edge company in the Italian bathroom furnishing and design fields who have just launched the VIRGIN shower system,made in HI-MACS® Alpine White S28.
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Paul Beckett Answers Despokes questions

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What made you want to become a designer in the first place?
I feel I was born a designer, the challenge is to produce what comes to mind so that the process of creation fuels the next design, its a cathartic, self perpetuating cycle.

Where did you study design?
I studied fine art at Chelsea College of Art&Design and Horology at The Jewellery school, UCE. It is the fusion of the 3 disiplines, Fine art, Design and Horology that is responsible for the hybrid vigour seen in my work
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‘A New Stone Age’ A Trunk Show with Jayce Wong from November 26th

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Kabiri will showcase the new collection by jewellery designer Jayce Wong at their flagship Covent Garden store. The exhibition will take place 26th November – 3rd December.

This opulent fine jewellery collection uses gemstones that have a natural fluorescence, therefore glow under UV light. To showcase Jayce’s pioneering collection Kabiri will display it in a purpose built blackout room within their fine jewellery cellar.
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Bold Chair by Sanserif Creatius

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This bench constructed out of 100% biodegradable corrugated cardboard makes a bold statement. It reduced environmental impact and collateral energy consumption during production in addition to being rather inexpensive.
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NEW WORKS BY JAPANESE ARTIST TATSUO MIYAJIMA AT LISSON GALLERY FROM 25TH NOVEMBER

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Lisson Gallery presents an exhibition of new works by Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima. Since 1987, Tatsuo Miyajima has been constructing installations using LED digital counting devices. His works combine a performative aspect with architectonic structures, sometimes taking the shape of geometric patterns or organic shapes as well as encompassing vertical and horizontal surfaces. The LED devices count progressively from 1 to 9 or backwards – Miyajima never employs 0 – establishing a rhythm as definitive as repetition itself and the inexorable passing of time. Sometimes the colored numerals run at different speed, synching to the rhythm of natural events or the pulsing of life in individual subjectivities.
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Kai and Sunny’s Despoke

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Kai and Sunny were commissioned to design a customised Despoke identity for November and December. Their work extends beyond their core illustrative backgrounds to their collaborations with high-end fashon labels, 3D objects, artists and their own clothing label, Call of the Wild. With a range of commercial successes in North America and Europe, and an up and coming show at the StolenSpace gallery, the end of the year has been very busy for the duo. Next year sees Kai and Sunny launch a collaborative clothing label with James Lavelle and Surrenderous.
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Design Real Konstantin Grcic curates Serpentine’s first-ever contemporary design exhibition Through to 7th February 2010

Across the globe, there is a growing awareness of design and its impact on the world we inhabit. Like contemporary art, design both shapes and reflects our constantly changing society. Good design understands human behaviour, offers pragmatic solutions to problems and enhances our everyday experience.

Architecture Talk:Agency and Activism: The Yale Building Project on Tuesday 24th November from 6pm

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This week we are delighted to present an evening’s discussion dedicated to the history and future of The Yale Building Project – the seminal and highly influential university design-build programme.
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Keil stool by Daniel Heer

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photo © Achim Hatzius // Image Courtesy of Daniel Heer

Keil is a cubic form stool that can be used in different ways changing its position or height. Trying not to hurt the material, Daniel doesn’t use any pins allowing this way the wood to interfere with the textile, a combination that turns the whole project into beautiful seating furniture. High quality materials are used, native wood (oak, walnut, pear) for the frame and fabric straps, premium grade leather or transparent nylon webbing for the seating part. Both elements are mixed in such a way that allows the structure to show off as an essential part of the concept. The simplicity of Heer’s project also ensures the minimum use of resources.
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Sylwia Kowalczyk-Gajda and Dorota Terlecka

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Sylwia Kowalczyk-Gajda and Dorota Terlecka run Creative Bureau. They like to design living space, public areas and scenographies. Recently they have they created a designer product series which can be seen at Biuro-K .

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Image by: Magda Oraczewska

The two Designers graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz. Currently they live and work in Tricity .
Designing is not only their way of life, but what is more a huge passion.
www.biuro-k.com.

Design Real Konstantin Grcic curates Serpentine’s first-ever contemporary design exhibition

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26th November 2009 – 7th February 2010
Across the globe, there is a growing awareness of design and its impact on the world we inhabit. Like contemporary art, design both shapes and reflects our constantly changing society. Good design understands human behaviour, offers pragmatic solutions to problems and enhances our everyday experience.
Design Real, curated by the renowned industrial designer Konstantin Grcic, will be the Serpentine Gallery’s first exhibition devoted to contemporary design. Grcic’s selection for the exhibition focuses on ‘real’ items: mass-produced items that have a practical function in everyday life. The exhibition will present a wide range of products with different styles and functions, from furniture and household products to technical and industrial innovations.
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Credit Card Cutlery

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Credit Card Cutlery comes in a little credit card sized package, from whence you draw the two plastic sheets and bend them to stiffen them up and form handles. Via:(Wired)
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