Flat “Representations” by Cynthia Greig

It’s interesting to see how the flat trend will change our perceptions as we move from a photo-realism era to basic forms. This is artfully captured in Cynthia Greig’s “Representations” project where she “explores the concept of photographic truth and its correspondence to perceived reality.” Everyday objects are whitewashed and then outlined with charcoal to create visual hybrids that appear to blur drawing and photography, black-and-white and color – no digital manipulation is involved and the result…. wonderfully intriguing

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The Red Wall of Crocheted Doilies by Ashley V. Blalock

Are crocheted doilies back? This impressive installation by Southern California based,  Ashley V. Blalock is part of her on-going Keeping Up Appearances project. Using her crochet skills, she creates intricate sprawling sculptures of crocheted doilies which she describes as a fusion of craft with fine art.

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BLOW Paper Shelves by YOY

We’re seeing the illusion of movement trending in furniture design, decor, fashion and photography. The latest spotting are these cleverly designed BLOW shelves that have been created with a romantic wind-swept concept from a Japanese 19th century woodblock print titled Travelers Caught In a Gust Of Breeze in Ejiri. Each shelf is molded from an A4-sized thin sheet of steel to resemble a piece of flying paper and together form a mesmerizing sight of papers blowing in the breeze.

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Magnetic Flat-pack Furniture by Benjamin Vermeulen

Say hello to a new era in flat-pack furniture. It’s a time to bid farewell to screws, fasteners & Allen keys and get accustomed to new phrases like MAG – Magnetic Assisted Geometry. Benjamin Vermeulen has designed a range of furniture that simply snaps together with super-strong magnets. The furniture range is made of sheet steel and solid wood, with magnets in the wooden parts allowing each piece to be assembled in minutes without tools. The furniture can be assembled and disassembled with ease many times over without losing its initial structural integrity, meaning it’s fine to take it apart when moving house and storing etc. Really excited about this development in furniture design – well done Benjamin!

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When Squiggles Come to Life

Fabulously imaginative! Rough-looking draft sketches have been turned into real pieces of furniture by art student Daigo Fukawa for his 2013 senior thesis exhibition at Tokyo University of the Arts. On viewing the collection, aptly titled “Rough Sketch Products”, they appear as 2-D renderings but have been brought to life, quite literally with the most captivating result

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Simply Illuminating: Lumio

We love it when product design ticks all the boxes – original, functional, compact, aesthetically pleasing, versatile and portable. Lumio is a portable lamp that unfolds from a book and gives you the freedom to experience beautiful lighting wherever you are, then stows away compactly when not in use. It can be displayed as a table lamp, wall sconce, ceiling pendant, ambient lighting, or any unique use you can imagine.

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You Could Do with a Coodo: Mobile Living

We give it two thumbs up and a high five – See why…

Manufactured by LTG lofts to go, the coodo opens a whole new way into nature. They call it Mobile Living.

First off, the coodo is smaller than a house hence cheaper because it consists of less material, needs less land and can be situated in places that would not normally allow for the construction of a property.

Secondly, it is almost entirely made of glass thus offers a limitless spatial experience. What will fascinate you about the coodo is not the space that is contained by its walls but the space it allows you to experience: the space you see.
And this space is effectively limitless.

But above all, a coodo is mobile, which makes it easier and more economical to install than any normal house. No building stress, no location worries: A coodo can be moved at any time to another location to be installed.

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Latest: Human Organs Made from Glass

Crashing down on the human organs trend – Designer Sigga Heimis in collaboration with GlassLab have created a range of gigantic glass hearts, lungs and brains for an exhibition in Stockholm, to bring awareness to organ donation. Seen here, the larger than life pieces show off what designers can do with glass… clearly worth more exploration from a design perspective

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Champagne Transforms into Origami Ice Bucket

We love it when product design is this clever and looks so immensely good, no strike that, GREAT! The peeps at Veuve Clicquot have created a limited edition paper packaging,  called ‘Fashionably Clicquot’ for it’s champagne brand which can be folded into an elegant ice bucket. The packaging is lined with a water-resistant coating so you can enjoy your champs’ anywhere, anytime – how majestic is that

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