• wooden-bag-by-hobo-woodworks-Hobo Founders Sam Clemens (left) and Lenny Hopkins

    West coast duo turn old wood into briefcases

    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    Image Above: Hobo Founders Sam Clemens (left) and Lenny Hopkins A briefcase made out of wood? Personal carry-alls are just one of many products made out of distressed and discarded lumber by Vancouver start-up Hobo Woodworks. Not that company founders, Sam Clemens and his half-brother Lenny Hopkins, are hobos. On the contrary. As general contractors they […]

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    Walkabike – A radical new bicycle for the urban commuter

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    A key hurdle to widespread use of bicycles by urban commuters has been that a standard bicycle is not conducive to the formal attire required of a majority of urban professionals. Walkabike aims to change just that ! Designed by architect & biking enthusiast Jude Dsouza and his team at JDAP, Walkabike is a lightweight, foldable […]

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  • solar-powered-bottle-cap-lights-installation-01

    Solar powered bottle cap lighting installation by Basic Design

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

     “The more we bring design for development to the forefront, the brighter our collective future will be.” says Theunis Snyman, Founder & Industrial Designer, Basic Design The Vancouver-based social enterprise aims to redefine the value of waste by giving a second life to landfill-bound materials and creating unique, cruelty-free products. A percentage of sales is donated to the […]

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  • illuminated-bike-path-inspired-by-van-gogh-painting-studio-roosegaarde-01

    Solar powered bike path inspired by Van Gogh painting

    Friday, November 14, 2014

    Well known for creating interactive designs that explore the dynamic relation between people, technology and space, artist Daan Roosegaarde and his team of designers & engineers at Studio Roosegaarde have recently unveiled their latest creation called the Van Gogh-Roosegaard Bicycle Path.  Based of Vincent Van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night, the kilometer long section is part of a bike route that passes […]

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  • Indian War Canoe (Alert Bay)-emily-carr

    London’s Emily Carr exhibition wows the Brits

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    Image Above: Indian War Canoe (Alert Bay) “This is a beguiling show and deserves to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the season,” says Karen Wright, art critic of Britain’s Independent newspaper. ”If ever there was a heroine of true grit in the history of art it was Emily Carr,” says Laura Cumming of The Observer. […]

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  • ceramic-poppies-tower-of-london-remembrance-day-01

    Installation honours the sacrifice of the commonwealth armed forces

    Monday, November 10, 2014

    As the month of November unfolds itself, the red poppy flower pinned up to people’s coats becomes a distinctive element in the Commonwealth of Nations. November 11th marks the end of the World War I and each year this day is observed as Rememberance Day honouring the members of the commonwealth armed forces who have died in […]

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  • lighting-with-3d-printed-lace-element-01

    3D printed lamps create amazing Patternscapes on walls

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014

    Paris-based artists Linlin & Pierre-Yves Jacques have created their first ever lighting collection called Lacelamps. The collection consists of two marvelous versions: a suspended lamp called the Sky Lamp and a table lamp called the Land Lamp. The design has been inspired by a traditional lace and produced using a 3D-printing technology. “We take care to digitally sculpt every little detail of our patterns. This process allows […]

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  • monkey-eco-art-in-the-amazon-forest-03

    Eco Art draws attention to Peruvian deforestation

    Monday, November 3, 2014

    Image Above: Monkey Eco art in the Amazon Rainforest  Eco Art Installations excels in art that inspires. Founder and creative visionary, Char Evans, uses recyclables and found objects to turn trash into treasure and in the process draws attention to environmental degradation. Here in Peru, Evans and fellow artist Ashley Guckert have constructed a collage on […]

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  • gym-design-Dalseong-Citizen’s-Gymnasium-International- Competition-01

    Crafting a new relationship with the land, the city and its people

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Entrance view of the Gymnasium (Image Above) Mumbai-based architectural practice JDAP has designed a new gymnasium in Korea as part of the Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium International Competition. The proposal sees this important public building in a beautiful terrain re-establish the primacy of public architecture within the city and attempts to forge a new relationship with its environment […]

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  • Tuplet-floor-lamp

    Tuplet – Floor Lamp by Taeg Nishimoto

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014

    Architect & designer Taeg Nishimoto has created a lamp design that can configured in multiple ways.  Tuplet is a floor lamp that uses a mesh fabric called Buckram. Buckram is impregnated with resin and is usually used to make the inner structure of hats or other objects that require the stiffness. The mesh has an elastic quality and […]

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wooden-bag-by-hobo-woodworks-Hobo Founders Sam Clemens (left) and Lenny Hopkins
Nov
20

Image Above: Hobo Founders Sam Clemens (left) and Lenny Hopkins A briefcase made out of wood? Personal carry-alls are just one of many products made out of distressed and discarded lumber by Vancouver start-up Hobo Woodworks. Not that company founders, Sam Clemens and his half-brother Lenny Hopkins, are hobos. On the contrary. As general contractors they […]

2014_JDAP_WALKABIKE_002
Nov
19

A key hurdle to widespread use of bicycles by urban commuters has been that a standard bicycle is not conducive to the formal attire required of a majority of urban professionals. Walkabike aims to change just that ! Designed by architect & biking enthusiast Jude Dsouza and his team at JDAP, Walkabike is a lightweight, foldable […]

solar-powered-bottle-cap-lights-installation-01
Nov
18

 “The more we bring design for development to the forefront, the brighter our collective future will be.” says Theunis Snyman, Founder & Industrial Designer, Basic Design The Vancouver-based social enterprise aims to redefine the value of waste by giving a second life to landfill-bound materials and creating unique, cruelty-free products. A percentage of sales is donated to the […]

illuminated-bike-path-inspired-by-van-gogh-painting-studio-roosegaarde-01
Nov
14

Well known for creating interactive designs that explore the dynamic relation between people, technology and space, artist Daan Roosegaarde and his team of designers & engineers at Studio Roosegaarde have recently unveiled their latest creation called the Van Gogh-Roosegaard Bicycle Path.  Based of Vincent Van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night, the kilometer long section is part of a bike route that passes […]

Indian War Canoe (Alert Bay)-emily-carr
Nov
11

Image Above: Indian War Canoe (Alert Bay) “This is a beguiling show and deserves to be one of the biggest blockbusters of the season,” says Karen Wright, art critic of Britain’s Independent newspaper. ”If ever there was a heroine of true grit in the history of art it was Emily Carr,” says Laura Cumming of The Observer. […]

ceramic-poppies-tower-of-london-remembrance-day-01
Nov
10

As the month of November unfolds itself, the red poppy flower pinned up to people’s coats becomes a distinctive element in the Commonwealth of Nations. November 11th marks the end of the World War I and each year this day is observed as Rememberance Day honouring the members of the commonwealth armed forces who have died in […]

lighting-with-3d-printed-lace-element-01
Nov
5

Paris-based artists Linlin & Pierre-Yves Jacques have created their first ever lighting collection called Lacelamps. The collection consists of two marvelous versions: a suspended lamp called the Sky Lamp and a table lamp called the Land Lamp. The design has been inspired by a traditional lace and produced using a 3D-printing technology. “We take care to digitally sculpt every little detail of our patterns. This process allows […]

monkey-eco-art-in-the-amazon-forest-03
Nov
3

Image Above: Monkey Eco art in the Amazon Rainforest  Eco Art Installations excels in art that inspires. Founder and creative visionary, Char Evans, uses recyclables and found objects to turn trash into treasure and in the process draws attention to environmental degradation. Here in Peru, Evans and fellow artist Ashley Guckert have constructed a collage on […]

gym-design-Dalseong-Citizen’s-Gymnasium-International- Competition-01
Oct
30

Entrance view of the Gymnasium (Image Above) Mumbai-based architectural practice JDAP has designed a new gymnasium in Korea as part of the Dalseong Citizen’s Gymnasium International Competition. The proposal sees this important public building in a beautiful terrain re-establish the primacy of public architecture within the city and attempts to forge a new relationship with its environment […]

Tuplet-floor-lamp
Oct
28

Architect & designer Taeg Nishimoto has created a lamp design that can configured in multiple ways.  Tuplet is a floor lamp that uses a mesh fabric called Buckram. Buckram is impregnated with resin and is usually used to make the inner structure of hats or other objects that require the stiffness. The mesh has an elastic quality and […]

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