• lugano-skatepark-by-zukclub-10

    Skate park becomes a canvas for Moscow based artists

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    A 1000 square meter pool converted into a skate park in Lugano city in southern Switzerland has been painted with electrifying colours and complex patters by artists Artem Stefanov and Sergey Ovseikin of Moscow based art group Zuk Club. While the initial impression is somewhat of a graffiti illustration, the skating surface features a variety of […]

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  • lightovo-01

    Lamp with an inner beauty

    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Milo is an unique glass lamp designed by Polish design studio Lightovo. Founded in 2013 in Łódź by two idealists – Industrial designer Agnieszka Janukanis and Lawyer Zuzanna Krauze, both passionate lovers of life and good design. The name of the studio and their philosophy refers to joy and warmth which is associated with being close to light. “No matter […]

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  • budget-hotel-bangkokYim-Huai-Khwang-Hostel-01

    Backpackers paradise in the Huai Khwang district of Bangkok

    Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Bangkok design studio Supermachine has converted a 600 sq. meter condominium sales office in Bangkok’s Huai Khwang district into an uber cool hostel for backpackers. The Yim Huai Khwang hostel is the first ever hospitality venture for Peung & Tem, a young working class couple who had an unique vision of offering a vibrant, comfortable and affordable space […]

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    Bicycle saddle becomes a lock

    Monday, September 22, 2014

    Urban cyclists and designers Oren Livne and Michael Shenkerman have created an unique bicycle saddle that can easily transform into a solid one meter bicycle lock. Seatylock is a patent protected revolutionary product aimed at changing the lives of urban cyclists by providing them with a new level of convenience for secure bicycle locking. The installation is as simple as […]

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  • kinoya-montreal-5

    Japanese bistro swings to the raffish beat of extreme design and nomunication

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    Designer Jean de Lessard has redesigned the previously floral themed Japanese bistro Kinoya, situated on the hustling bustling street of Saint Denis in Montreal. For its latest Kinoya, Lessard has tapped into the sources to emulate in his design the primary spirit, function and aesthetics of the izakaya[2], as the latter was originally an informal place where people drank beer […]

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  • Trace Yeomans - DREAM OF RAVENS-web

    Artist Trace Yeomans explores her duality through a Raven’s view

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Title: Dream of Ravens (48″ x 36″  Oil on canvas) On the cusp of the year of reconciliation many Canadians are discussing First Nations issues, past and present. One interesting element of this discussion that can be overlooked is diversity within and between First Nations. Canada is a country of cultural diversity and we extol […]

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  • Refurbishment in Rue de Lille, Paris - Spamroom

    Spamroom refurbishes a minimalist apartment in Paris

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Berlin based architecture & design studio Spamroom in collaboration with LEAinvent have designed a minimalist apartment for a Parisian fashion designer and African art collector. Situated on the 7th district (Rue de Lille) of Paris, the 19th century 100 sq meter apartment was designed to create  two distinct areas: Public area featuring the living room, cooking space […]

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  • Skwachays-Lodge-Vancouver-06

    Artist-Designer combos give Skwachàys Lodge a makeover

    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Dream World Forest  beds (Above) Skwachàys Lodge, pronounced squatch eyes, a downtown residence and gallery administered by the Vancouver Native Housing Society is updating 18 of its suites with First Nations themes. Thematic hotel rooms aren’t new – look at New York, London and Berlin – but, in Vancouver at least, teaming up an aboriginal […]

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  • trakke-jero-tent

    Wooden tent inspired by a traditional yurt

    Thursday, September 11, 2014

    Always dreamt of a nomadic lifestyle, but simply cannot compromise on your comfort zone? Scottish outdoors company Trakke and designer Uula Jero teamed up to create an unique tent called Jero.  The design is inspired by a traditional yurt – a portable structure developed by the nomadic people of Central Asia. The portable structure is made from marine […]

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  • Rain Bench 2 Image John Thomson

    Rain Bench provides rest and reflection

    Friday, September 5, 2014

    Industrial designer Heather Mitchell loves the rain. “It amplifies sounds. Everything smells really crisp and it brings out a lot of Nature that you don’t get on a hot, sunny day,” she says. Heather Mitchell seated on the Rain Bench No surprise then that the former Emily Carr University student chose to construct a kinetic structure that showcases […]

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lugano-skatepark-by-zukclub-10
Sep
29

A 1000 square meter pool converted into a skate park in Lugano city in southern Switzerland has been painted with electrifying colours and complex patters by artists Artem Stefanov and Sergey Ovseikin of Moscow based art group Zuk Club. While the initial impression is somewhat of a graffiti illustration, the skating surface features a variety of […]

lightovo-01
Sep
27

Milo is an unique glass lamp designed by Polish design studio Lightovo. Founded in 2013 in Łódź by two idealists – Industrial designer Agnieszka Janukanis and Lawyer Zuzanna Krauze, both passionate lovers of life and good design. The name of the studio and their philosophy refers to joy and warmth which is associated with being close to light. “No matter […]

budget-hotel-bangkokYim-Huai-Khwang-Hostel-01
Sep
25

Bangkok design studio Supermachine has converted a 600 sq. meter condominium sales office in Bangkok’s Huai Khwang district into an uber cool hostel for backpackers. The Yim Huai Khwang hostel is the first ever hospitality venture for Peung & Tem, a young working class couple who had an unique vision of offering a vibrant, comfortable and affordable space […]

6d7ac7c9d3d83f88cca04f5d5bc9c717_large
Sep
22

Urban cyclists and designers Oren Livne and Michael Shenkerman have created an unique bicycle saddle that can easily transform into a solid one meter bicycle lock. Seatylock is a patent protected revolutionary product aimed at changing the lives of urban cyclists by providing them with a new level of convenience for secure bicycle locking. The installation is as simple as […]

kinoya-montreal-5
Sep
17

Designer Jean de Lessard has redesigned the previously floral themed Japanese bistro Kinoya, situated on the hustling bustling street of Saint Denis in Montreal. For its latest Kinoya, Lessard has tapped into the sources to emulate in his design the primary spirit, function and aesthetics of the izakaya[2], as the latter was originally an informal place where people drank beer […]

Trace Yeomans - DREAM OF RAVENS-web
Sep
16

Title: Dream of Ravens (48″ x 36″  Oil on canvas) On the cusp of the year of reconciliation many Canadians are discussing First Nations issues, past and present. One interesting element of this discussion that can be overlooked is diversity within and between First Nations. Canada is a country of cultural diversity and we extol […]

Refurbishment in Rue de Lille, Paris - Spamroom
Sep
15

Berlin based architecture & design studio Spamroom in collaboration with LEAinvent have designed a minimalist apartment for a Parisian fashion designer and African art collector. Situated on the 7th district (Rue de Lille) of Paris, the 19th century 100 sq meter apartment was designed to create  two distinct areas: Public area featuring the living room, cooking space […]

Skwachays-Lodge-Vancouver-06
Sep
12

Dream World Forest  beds (Above) Skwachàys Lodge, pronounced squatch eyes, a downtown residence and gallery administered by the Vancouver Native Housing Society is updating 18 of its suites with First Nations themes. Thematic hotel rooms aren’t new – look at New York, London and Berlin – but, in Vancouver at least, teaming up an aboriginal […]

trakke-jero-tent
Sep
11

Always dreamt of a nomadic lifestyle, but simply cannot compromise on your comfort zone? Scottish outdoors company Trakke and designer Uula Jero teamed up to create an unique tent called Jero.  The design is inspired by a traditional yurt – a portable structure developed by the nomadic people of Central Asia. The portable structure is made from marine […]

Rain Bench 2 Image John Thomson
Sep
5

Industrial designer Heather Mitchell loves the rain. “It amplifies sounds. Everything smells really crisp and it brings out a lot of Nature that you don’t get on a hot, sunny day,” she says. Heather Mitchell seated on the Rain Bench No surprise then that the former Emily Carr University student chose to construct a kinetic structure that showcases […]

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