Monthly Archives: October 2011

  • Making Your Marquee...

    Making Your Marquee...

    Tomorrow Australia stops work, downs tools, dons a fancy hat and cheers on as 24 horses and their riders bolt around a racetrack in Flemington for the annual Melbourne Cup. Whilst all eyes are on the horses for approxomately three and a half minutes, most attendees are clambering to gain access to the exclusive "Birdcage" tent city th...
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  • Sweetness and Light...

    Sweetness and Light...

    Artist David Kenworthy is producing pop art with a rush - a sugar rush. It is my intention to create a new kind of pop art experience inspired by discount stores and clearinghouses and our consumption of their cheap and mass-produced commodities. So it is that his playful collection of sculptures - made from cut-price jelly beans an...
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  • The Story: Losanges by Bouroullec

    The Story: Losanges by Bouroullec

    Continuing our "Story" series we present another short film that take you into the creative process behind some of the most beautiful designs - Today share some wonderful insights from Nani Marquina and Erwan Bouroullec. One half of Bouroullec Studio, Erwan explains the concept that drove the Losanges Collection whilst Nani explains h...
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  • Stick 'Em Up...

    Stick 'Em Up...

    So you have the furniture, you've treated the floors but staring back at you are some blatantly bare and desperately wanting walls... Fine Art? Yes, quite fine for those that can afford it. Paint a single feature wall? Too 'done'. A loud wall paper? It'll date too fast. So what if you combined all three of the above in a way that ke...
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  • Karim Rashid: A Touch Sketchy...

    Karim Rashid: A Touch Sketchy...

    As with any design, be it spatial, two-dimensional, interractive or conceptual; the initial spark, that germ of an idea is often the most insightful and telling part of the whole development process. To see the birth of an icon in the most simplistic fashion can be quite a wonderful thing.  So it is then that we often strive to uncov...
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  • Foster + Partners See Virgin First In Space Race...

    Foster + Partners See Virgin First In Space Race...

    Only hours ago the Foster + Partners designed Spaceport for Virgin Galactic's commercial space travel division was dedicated at a gala event in the New Mexico Desert. Named the "Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space", Branson opened his $209-million  glass and metal futuristic-looking terminal which occupies just one part of the NASA shar...
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  • QUBIQUE: Sky High Design...

    QUBIQUE: Sky High Design...

    On October 26th, Berlin's decommissioned and wonderfully atmospheric Tempelhof Airport, will for the first time, become Europe's new Mecca for furniture professionals and design enthusiasts.  Qubique is promising to be a Next Generation Tradeshow. Concerts, exhibitions and presentations act as an interface between the areas of desi...
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  • High Praise...

    High Praise...

    The Met  in Bangkok, Thailand has again drawn critical acclaim. Having already won International Highrise Award 2010, as well as the "World Housing Development of the Year" title at the 2009 World Architecture Festival, The Met has just scored the RIBA Lubetkin Prize for the Most Outstanding Work of International Architecture. The ...
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