Design

DESIGN

The Lovegrove DNA

Contemporary minimalism owes its prominence to Ross Lovegrove, the visionary force behind the so-called DNA formula: Design, Nature, Art. It’s difficult to write about someone so intricately engrained in our material and intellectual culture. The rules of organic design call for omission of anything extraneous to pure functionality. What is there to know about a person, beyond the résumé?! Preparing to spend a morning with Lovegrove talking about life and

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ART & CULTURE / DESIGN / FASHION

Interview with Carla Sozzani

Carla Sozzani changed the art and fashion scene as an Italian gallerist by creating 10 Corso Como in Milan 25 years ago, the first concept store in history. After working as a fashion editor for Vogue Italy and launching the Italian Elle magazine, she quit her job to focus on the arts. She had the vision of a “living magazine”– bringing together a bookshop, a gallery, a café, an exquisite

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DESIGN

Portrait of CRAY COLLECTIVE: FUNCTIONAL FAMILY

When you are growing up, the concept of “fun” might turn into a nostalgic childhood memory, an insignificant hobby or an empty illusion. The six talented designers behind the Stockholm based Cray Collective, make a strong case against this claim. For them, “fun” is their reason for existence. Amandah Andersson, Andreas Frienholt, Amanda Karsberg, Dennis Graben, Lisa Berkert Wallard and Lotta Lampa found their creative other halves in each other

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DESIGN

Future on demand

  Branding, desire, and design come together each year at Salone del Mobile in Milan. Started in 1961, the ‘furniture’ trade fair turned into something of a spectacle in the mid-2000’s, as scores of companies, designers, and manufacturers competed for the attention of those who descend upon the city for this annual event. Ranging in taste from the ostentatious to the refined, the presentation offers up the new to those eternally searching for that quality in pieces of furniture, or other products for

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DESIGN

Football on your mind

Not only hard-core football fans celebrate the game. People usually less affected turn into passionate soccer enthusiasts when the national teams are playing. And of course, there is the whole world of memorabilia waiting to be collected and passed on to the next generation. Football and art can go well together, the concept is not really new however very attractive to both fans and producers. Especially if the shopping mall

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EVENT

Platea magazine No.2 launch event x DJ Hell

Amazing news to kick off the weekend.. On Saturday, 22 June, we’re celebrating the launch of PLATEA Magazine’s 2nd edition. Where? At Openhouse of Hrvst in Munich.   In celebration of the launch of our 2nd edition, the launch event will feature music by: DJ Hell (International Deejay Gigolo Rec.) Maxâge | Fabian Kranz | Cosmo The Camel (IWW, Munich) and Live-Visuals by: Chris Faber X Platea DOORS: 10PM (10 EUR)   Stop

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DESIGN

Design Museum London: New Home for Design Lovers

Design lovers have always been on the lookout for displays of iconic pieces within art museums as at the Stedelijk in Amsterdam or design museums such as the Designmuseo in Helsinki or the Triennale in Milan. In London, design has been associated with the Design Museum in Shad Thames near London Bridge, and with its co-founder Sir Terence Conran, since 1989. On November 24th, London’s Design Museum will enter a new phase

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DESIGN

Papera Press – Pioneers of Letterpress Printing in Belarus

Less than a year ago, the quirkiest street in Minsk, Belarus, that boasts a row of trendy cafes and turn-of-the-twentieth-century factory buildings donning street art, received new tenants. They bring craftsmanship back into graphic design, pioneering the local terra incognita of printmaking, and their name is Papera Press. The founders of this letterpress studio – Egor and Taras – are humble yet beaming with energy. They spent months and months

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DESIGN

MONEY MONEY MONEY

What is the actual value of money? What is the (added) value of graphic design on coins and banknotes? How do these designs literally shape the image of money in contemporary society? And what is therefore the position of designers in this society? These questions form the base of Valuable Design: an on-going research project initiated by graphic design office Multitude and independent design researcher Lisa Goudsmit in 2014. This

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FASHION

Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit will gratify your appetite for footwear design

If you are a Nike stalwart, chances are you already know the Nike Air Force 1 Ultra Flyknit is out. If you didn’t get a chance to score something from Nike’s other recent collections, here’s another chance to ornament your feet. Well, just as Nike doled out the news, everyone wanted a pair because those sneakers are absolutely appealing and amazing. The transformation of Nike’s flagship, the Air Force 1, comes

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DESIGN / ARCHITECTURE

AutoCad: The system ignored in school and beloved in Industry.

AutoCad is the most frequently used software in the engineering and design industry. However, it is in fact, quite a defunct medium which has been replaced in both form and function by the more contemporary SolidWorks. When you think of AutoCad’s purpose, it is to be a two dimensional drafting tool, whilst SolidWorks is a three dimensional modelling tool. The former being good at creating working designs based off of

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