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Coffee Republic hires Conran & Partners to smarten image

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Coffee Republic has appointed Conran & Partners to refresh the coffee bar chain’s image on the high street as it looks to widen appeal among women.
The move is part of the company’s turnaround strategy, spearheaded by chief executive Tariq Affara, which includes plans for a further twenty outlets across the UK in the next twelve months.
Coffee Republic said the decision to invest in the redesign of its image was prompted when research showed that women were less likely to be attracted by the dark colours of its current interiors.
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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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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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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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“Corian® Super-Surfaces” by Amanda Levete Architects, triumphs at the World Architecture Festival 2009

Corian® Super-Surfaces, the “dynamic lounge installation” by Amanda Levete Architects, sponsored by DuPont and displayed with great success in both Milan and London, has won a prestigious award at the World Architecture Festival 2009, which just took place in Barcelona .
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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.
See More Here: (Wallpaper*wallspace)

‘Cinderella’s Revenge’ by Emerald Faerie

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Terry De Havilland is the ultimate Rock & Roll shoe designer. His haute couture shoes are lusted after; they are desired. They adorn the feet of beautiful women. They demand to be presented to the world on a pedestal, as they are, timeless works of art. Fiona Gall also loves De Havilland s shoes and in their honor created this fantastical chandelier ‘Cinderella’s Revenge’.
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The Amphibious Architecture Project

In a collaborative effort between the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the Environmental Health Clinic at New York University, two Amphibious Architecture installations have been exploring new ways of how inhabitants above and under water can interact with each other.
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JMF Casey Chapel Installation and Show Thursday 12th November

The Church project consists of a chapel installation created by JMF Casey and commissioned by 20 Hoxton Square Projects. Throughout the duration of the exhibition there will be a series of performances, involving sermons and music in collaboration with writer and academic Emile Bojesen.

The Church uses the aesthetics of religion and ritual to deal with contemporary philosophical issues and ideas of faith. Conceived as a home for a modern mystical sect operating outside the limitations of mainstream “rational” atheism, The Church explores the potential of cross-discipline art practices, conveying a more engaging and poetical approach to existential problems.
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Modern champagne trolley commissioned by Laurent-Perrier by Charlie Whinney Associates

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Charlie Whinney Associates is delighted to announce the unveiling of the artist’s latest work of interior design: a modern champagne trolley commissioned by Laurent-Perrier for the The Grill at The Dorchester, on Park Lane in London. Laurent-Perrier were searching for a cutting-edge design that combined visual impact with beauty and sophistication. Charlie Whinney – whose former company, sixixis, won the 2006 Laurent-Perrier Design Talent Award – was chosen with a series of elegant and daring design concepts.
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Ubico Studio: stump series


Stump series started in the industrial garbage cans in the area near our factory. Small pieces of hardwood are thrown from carpentries in the area in large quantities.
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Fireplaces from Modus Design

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Since the early days of mankind, human beings have been amazed by fire and mesmerised by the dancing flame, the warmth, fascination and comfort that it brings.
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Cord-Chair by Nendo

Japanese designers Nendo have created a chair made of hollowed-out pieces of wood covering a metal frame. Called Cord-Chair, the design incorporates hand-carved wooden components with metal rods slotted inside.

Nendo designed the chair for and exhibition of their work at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York called Ghost Stories. New Designs from Nendo. More info: Here
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Home Decor by Creollus Designers Brazil for Bueno Collection

recyclable, sustainable and handmade artifacts
Our journey began in 2003 while creating some decor pieces so as to enhance Pousada (resort) Maria da Fe. Shortly after, guests were fascinated by its minimalist forms and we sold some of our decorative pieces.

Today they partner with Areva, a French energy multinational, deeply concerned with socio-environmental issues. Areva donates its wood, originated from pallet and containers from around the globe (a valuable andincredible natural resource that once was discarded, is now utilized to create pieces of art and design).
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rocksresort – stylish and sustainable by Domenig Architekten of Switzerland

Ten thousand years ago, the biggest Alpine landslide of all time occurred, leaving scattered boulders in its wake and creating the Swiss winter sports resorts of Flims Laax Falera. The Flims landslide, and the natural landscape it left behind, has inspired architects Domenig Architekten of Switzerland and client Weisse Arena Gruppe in the creation of rocksresort, currently under development in LAAX.
rocksresort comprises eleven strikingly simple, sugar-cube shaped buildings with rugged stone facades – apparently randomly scattered around a central space.
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