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Royal Exchange Grind London – Espresso Bar

3. November 2016
Royal Exchange Grind | Sophisticated Espresso Bar in London

Biasol Design Studio Biasol Design Studio was established in 2012 by Jean-Pierre Biasol and is based in Melbourne. The studio is a full-service creative design consultancy, specialising in crafting  interiors, buildings and products for their clients. They focus on the delivery of sound design and quality assurance, supported by strong technical knowledge throughout a projects lifespan. Biasol Design Studio believes in design’s power of expression to evoke emotion through meaningful design and architecture with timeless qualities. Royal Exchange Grind Espresso Bar…

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Kinto

28. October 2016
Kinto Japanese Ceramics | Teamug

Kinto is a Japanese brand that is all about slowing down and enjoying the little things in life. They pair this with a beautiful simple design aesthetic which I really like. Especially their ceramic and tea products have caught my interest: Kinto Unitea Unitea is composed of items with a unified diameter. Jugs, cups, strainers, and lids can be mixed and matched just how you like it. Customize by pairing the strainer with the jug to enjoy tea with several…

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Baserange – Sustainable Underwear

21. October 2016
Baserange | Sustainable Underwear

Based in France and Denmark, Baserange creates sustainable underwear and basics from high quality, organic fabrics. Their natural shapes and easy, classic styles are designed as wardrobe staples that can be worn season after season. The collection favors a philosophy of creating clean, easy and accessible garments that exist somewhere between modern culture and the natural world. The focus is on working with high quality, organic fabrics in innovative ways that benefits both producer and consumer while minimizing environmental impact. You can shop their…

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Muralla Roja – Ricardo Bofill

13. October 2016
La Muralla Roja | Colors in Architecture

La Muralla Roja (Spanish for The Red Wall) is a very interesting housing project located within the La Manzanera development in Spain’s Calpe. It embodies a clear reference to the popular architecture of the Arab Mediterranean, in particular to the adobe towers of North Africa. The Red Wall is like a fortress which marks a vertical silhouette following the contour lines of the rocky cliff. With this building, Ricardo Bofill Architects wanted to break the post-Renaissance division between public and…

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Daily Fiction Stationery by Normann Copenhagen

7. October 2016
Daily Fiction Stationery by Normann Copenhagen | Colorful Rulers

The Daily Fiction stationery universe by Normann Copenhagen consists of exquisite smaller design goods ready to tempt and fascinate all design lovers. Scandinavian design simplicity combined with eye-catching and exclusive looking details in gold, modern terrazzo prints, metallic and graphic color-blocking stripes create an edgy universe. Mie Albæk Nielsen and Caroline Hansen, the founders of Femmes Régionales are the designers behind the Daily Fiction stationery. Their office is located in an old building close to historical spots, many cocktail bars…

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Art

Ayumi Takahashi

22. September 2016
Ayumi Takahashi | Graphical Portrait Illustration

Illustrator Ayumi Takahashi is deeply in love with ancient Chinese and Japanese figurative paintings as well as contemporary art and fashion design. She says that her work is less about perspective, light and shadow or other traditional techniques in art, it’s purely about a sense of mood, emotion and the subtle relationship between the moment and the viewer. Ayumi Takahashi was born in China to a family with an interesting artistic background: My father was an industrial designer and painter,…

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Caron Callahan

15. September 2016
Minimalistic Summer Dress by Caron Callahan

Caron Callahan is a collection created for women who love beautiful clothes but don’t need to make a fuss about them. The company ethos is rooted in well-made, feminine clothes, while keeping in mind that they should be playful, purposeful and wearable. The label’s owner and designer, Caron Callahan, constantly inspired by her friends and neighbors, sets out to make clothes for a creative, spirited woman who loves fashion, but doesn’t necessarily follow it. After graduating from the Gallatin School of NYU, Caron pursued…

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Planetary Bowls

8. September 2016
Planetary Bowls | free blown glass

I wanted to own the Planetary Bowls from the first moment I saw them! Perhaps it is not only because of the tactile design but because I have a thing for all things planetary. (Did you know that my wish as a child was to study astronomy? But that’s another story…) The Planetary Bowls are created by Helsinki-based designer Erin Turkoglu and are crafted from free blown glass. All photos are by artist Mari Mäkiö.…

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Claire Rosen – Birds of a Feather

1. September 2016
Claire Rosen | Red Bellied Parrot in front of a Vintage Wallpaper

Birds of a Feather is a wonderful bird portrait series by photographer Claire Rosen. The idea for this photo series came to Claire when she was searching for a toucan in New Jersey for a commercial photo shoot. She found one at Bird Paradise, one of the world’s largest exotic bird superstores. But once she entered the store she not only found a little toucan but the inspiration for her series Birds of a Feather. “They had so many birds and…

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Bouca Social Housing – Álvaro Siza Vieira

25. August 2016
Porto Social Housing by Álvaro Siza Vieira #architecture

When my boyfriend and I visited Porto earlier this year we made sure to have a look at the Bouca Social Housing Complex by Álvaro Siza Vieira. Siza was born in 1933 and belongs to the most famous Portuguese architects. Shortly after the Portugese Revolution of 1974, an organization called Servicio de Apoio Ambulatorio Local (SAAL) was formed to seek state aid to alleviate poor housing conditions in Portugal. Poetically blending regional and modern references, the project demonstrates that a…

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