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Heringa/van Kalsbeek

Heringa/Van Kalsbeek (1966/1962) are known for their expressive, colourful sculptures, that have a strong physical presence. For their work at the TextielLab, the artists were inspired by their ethnographic collection and natural phenomena. Their monumental, playful sculpture 'Armor' consists of a metal construction, decorated with laser-cutted, resin coated wings of canvas, bright red pompons and multi-coloured tins.

This Collection Is Turning Design's Biggest Trends Into Stuff You Can Actually Afford - Sight Unseen

We pride ourselves here on generally being able to spot or define trends as they're taking shape, but it's sometimes just as interesting to track what happens to those trends when they begin to be picked up by the masses.

Party Inside: Studio Modijefsky Reinvents Amsterdam Tram Depot as All-Day Space | Yatzer

In addition to its picturesque canals and museums, Amsterdam is also famous for its trams, whose slender design and the characteristic sound of its bell are such a significant part of the city's atmosphere. Dating back to the mid-19th century, Amsterdam's tram network is one of the largest in Europe, and connects almost every district and suburb to the city centre.

An abandoned tram depot in West Amsterdam, where trams used to be repaired and maintained, has found a new life as Kanarie Club, a multipurpose space that welcomes patrons from early morning to late into the night. The colourful space is designed by Studio Modijefsky, the designers behind other notable local hospitality projects, such as Bar Basquiat and Bar Botanique in the Amsterdam East district.

Maarten Willemstein

bina baitel's lash clock gently strokes passing time

bina baitel's lash clock gently strokes passing time shifting between a meditative sculpture and a device, the lash clock by multidisciplinary artist bina baitel offers an intriguing experience in the perception of time. numbers, clock hands and ticking sounds all together disappear, allowing us to contemplate time rather than endure it.

One of the most impressive installations of this years Milan design week was at Chiostro Minore di San Simpliciano in the heart of the city. The exhibition Minecraft15 presented some of the best contemporary artists and designers in an amazing setting created by Danish/Italian design studio GamFratesi who was also in charge of the curating. The floors of the cloister were covered with a reflective surface creating an ‘in between’ space which was this years’ theme.

We chose the theme “In Between” because it reflects the fact that Danish craftspeople and designers work in a field of tension in between mind and craft. This exhibition covers the full range of that span, including fully developed ideas, conceptual qualities and sublime artistic and technical accomplishments, coupled with a unique understanding of the materials

photo by Robert Andriessen

“I want to create are objects with a fictional or fantasy element, that allow you to escape everyday life.” - Nacho Carbonell

Nacho Carbonell graduated in 2003 at the Spanish university Cardenal Herrera C.E.U. and the 27 of January 2007 at the Design Academy Eindhoven, with the projects “Dream of sand” and “Pump it up”, and was honoured with Cum Laude. Once graduated he created collections such as Evolution in 2009, which won him nominations to the design of the year by the London Design Museum, and which marked his ongoing collaboration with Galleria Rossana Orlandi. 

In 2010, a year after being named Designer of the Future by DesignMiami fair organisers,  This identity,  which defines his actual style of organic forms and rough and colourful finishing textures, is bringing him into an international scene of private collections and museums, such as the Groningen Museum in The Netherlands, and the 2121 Museum in Japan, all attracted by the uniqueness of materials and techniques applied in his works. Nacho currently works with his team in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, were he has established his studio.

nendo combines diverse textures and distinct flavors for ultimate chocolate dessert experience

nendo combines diverse textures and distinct flavors for ultimate chocolate dessert experience nendo combines diverse textures and distinct flavors for ultimate chocolate dessert experience photos by akihiro yoshida released in 2015, ' chocolatexture' was based on the theme of chocolates with the same raw materials but with diverse textures and different tastes created from those distinctive textures.

Confrontations with Wieki Somers and chocolatier Rafael Mutter - Designguide.tv

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Reusing plastic bags in the Anudando project | Designguide.tv

Discarded plastic bags are spun into fine yarns and then woven into textiles, a technique Michelle Baggerman developed during her graduation period at the Design Academy Eindhoven. By collaborating with Mexican social design organisation Anudando, textile items are made from plastic bag yarn together with craftspeople from regional parts of Mexico who specialise in weaving, crochet and basket making.

Discarded plastic bags are spun into fine yarns and then woven into textiles, a technique Michelle Baggerman developed during her graduation period at the Design Academy Eindhoven. By collaborating with Mexican social design organisation Anudando, textile items are made from plastic bag yarn together with craftspeople from regional parts of Mexico who specialise in weaving, crochet and basket making.

Guided by a therapist, participants hand their bodies over to a part–human, part–machine process inducing a state of relaxation. A collaboration between Qualcomm's Inventor Lab, we integrated technologies for capturing biometric data to understand the physiological benefits of a treatment.

Originally designed to prepare the body for space, this unexpected response has raised parallels between behavioural effects of triggering oxytocin and possible applications the Future Day Spa could have on treating social isolation, autistic spectrums and depression.

This documentary shows the inspiration sources of five designers and studio. They were inspired by the museum collection and archives of the Textilemuseum in Tilburg which commissioned them to produce new pieces based on the history of art nouveau weavings, objects from the art deco period, sample books, colouring recipes and blankets. These techniques were re-interpreted by using modern techniques such as laser cutting, knitting, digital printing and knit programming. 

new pocket operators by Teenage Engineering

new pocket operators by Teenage Engineering

Being a very happy owner of an OP1 ensures that this little company from Sweden always has my attention. Their pocket operator modules were a great introduction for novices and musicians alike into the world of composing on the go. And as always their sense of style instantly draws design aficionados to the almost geeky/high grade designed products. What attracted me is the seemingly simple operation in creating little tunes and a lot of options to play around once you have a melody or beat. At an entry price of 67 Euros each these little musical instruments are a no brainer.

"all pocket operator models perfectly complement each other. From drum machine, bass and lead synthesisers to noise percussion, the six unique units allow you to start a pocket band. Use them separately or connect them together. pocket operators are designed on a single multiple-layer circuit board using high quality components. they all share a compact and durable form factor."

michael young exhibition at grand hornu is al(l) aluminium

michael young exhibition at grand hornu is al(l) aluminium michael young exhibition at grand hornu is al(l) aluminium (above)'MY20′ moke by michael young, 2013image © michael young ltd. al(l) - projects in aluminum by michael young grand hornu, belgium january 31 - may 29, 2016 british born michael young has become well-known for his design approach that expresses a pared down aesthetic, without compromising the particular materials which he employs.

filip hodas' otherworldly landscapes suggest surreal interventions by alien forces

filip hodas' other worldly landscapes