Spotted at Interiors 2010

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The brilliant A-frame ‘shed’ by Chris Eckersley and Sitting Firm
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Website: Sitting Firm

WorldBike

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Worldbike designs and distributes brand-new bicycles that are inexpensive and built specifically to withstand harsh rural conditions.

California-based Worldbike’s bicycles are designed to handle large loads, rough terrain and inclement weather. They’re configured to be not only affordable, but also maintained and repaired locally.
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Established & Sons Furniture and Home Decor

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Although designer home ware and furniture may not be our area of expertise, it’s never too hard to spot and appreciate great designs when we see them, one of the labels which have been on our radar for some time now is the UK design company Established & Sons. Producing designer home decor and furnitures together with some of the most well respected architects and industrial designer in the industry the likes of Zaha Hadid, Sylvain Wyllenz amongst other. A label that you may want to look at next time you look for furniture. Available online at YOOX.

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Emotional Furniture: The Punch‘n’Cuddle

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The Punch‘n’Cuddle is a curious combination of a soft toy and a punching bag. Brit Leissler’s invention is designed to be an “emotional piece of furniture” which combines play, fitness and emotional balance. Created to be used by both kids and adults, the Punch‘n’Cuddle comes in three sizes, and is made out of bamboo and 100% cotton. It’s scheduled to be available sometime early this year. Via:[PSFK]
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Paris Deco Off Review by Adrian Sanders

The inaugural Paris Deco Off expo is showcasing some of the best interior design on the continent. The quality across the board at Paris Deco Off has been top notch, with French and English classics including Edmond Petit, Nobilis, Osborne & Little and Sanderson.

Colouring Book Auction for Haiti

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Andy J. Miller and Yellow Bird Project are auctioning off a special copy of their The Indie Colouring Book to raise money for Haiti. This copy is hand-coloured by Andy himself.

Place a bid here. Auction ends in a week. Via:[FADwebsite]

Acne Furniture Collection

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Popular denim and fashion brand Acne have just announced a new furniture collection, which sees them take the chairs of Carl Malmsten, twist the designs and cover them in denim.
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App.itize.us: A Curated Selection Of Design-Minded Apps

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App.itize.us is an intentionally small selection of apps, handpicked to showcase talented-but-underrepresented developers building interesting apps. The site features about two or three apps a day that appeal to a design-minded audience’s’ love for simplicity of use and elegance of design. Via:[PSFK]
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Burlesque Chairs from Dupenny

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Antique chairs have been given a new lease of life! Dupenny have collaborated with upholsterer Emily Farncombe to cover them in Burlesque Fabric.
Available as a pair or individually. These chairs are a unique one-off. Fabric: 100% cream cotton satin, with digitally printed black Burlesque.
www.dupenny.com

Cardboard Furniture from Lazerian Studio

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The Honeycomb range of furniture emerged as part of a collaborative project between furniture designer Liam Hopkins and artist Richard Sweeney at Lazerian studio, Manchester. The designers constrained themselves to the use of corrugated cardboard sourced locally from John Hargreaves’ factory in Stalybridge, which produces paper from recycled pulp using machinery originally installed in 1910. The Honeycomb Sofa and Armchair are released at Interiors 2010 with Designers Block at the NEC Birmingham, 24-27th January 2010.
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Designers called on to help Haiti

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Designers are being called upon by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design to liaise with relief organisations and assess how design can help with rehabilitation projects in earthquake-stricken Haiti.
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New Design for Sidewalk Sheds in New York

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Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Department of Buildings Commissioner Robert D. LiMandri and President of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Anthony Schirripa, AIA, unveiled a new design for sidewalk sheds – the wood and steel structures built to protect pedestrians walking alongside buildings under construction.
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POLAROID LIVES AGAIN!

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After a collective depression of hipsters around the world as a result of Polaroid officially shuttering last year, we are proud to communicate that the company will be revived.
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Old cast-iron radiators transformed for electric heat

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Canadian company EcoRad transforms old cast-iron radiators into eco-minded electric heat systems.

Cast iron radiators are often seen as remnants of outdated hot-water or steam-based heating systems, and so are frequently scrapped by homeowners updating their homes.
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JUST HELP HAITI

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Clean water charity Just a Drop is raising funds to supply clean safe water to Haiti following the recent disaster. As emergency relief agencies attempt to get the essential supplies through that are needed in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake, Just a Drop is calling for donations to provide ongoing support for villages and communities.
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