• All_love_is_equal_by_Braden_Summers_01

    All Love is Equal

    Monday, February 16, 2015

    New York-based photographer Braden Summers created headlines last year with his All Love Is Equal project, a series of photographs featuring gay couples in a staged and stylized setting. The works were created during his world travel for 6 weeks and the photographs were shot in different location including Paris, Mumbai, Beirut, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, New York City and […]

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  • snow-bike-01

    Bike design concept for the snowy paths

    Thursday, February 5, 2015

    Turkey-based Venn Industrial Design Consultancy has created a bike concept that combines the thrills of biking and snowboarding at the same time. As the name suggests, the Sno Bike concept is designed to function flawlessly during snowy conditions. The ‘Z’ shaped frame structure is made using tensile elements which makes it durable for the rough rides. The structure […]

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  • balkonzept-balcony-planter

    balKonzept brings indoor living outside

    Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    German manufacturer Rephorm in collaboration with Berlin-based designer Michael Hilgers has created an interesting product designed to enhance the livability factor in the balcony area. balKonzept is an innovative table/ shelf with an integrated planter specially designed for urban dwellings with small balconies. Its clever design makes it possible to install it on any balcony by simply hooking it up […]

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  • the-tire-shop-project-verdun-montreal-03

    A tire shop transformed into a playful living space

    Monday, February 2, 2015

    Montreal-based interdisciplinary design studio MARK+VIVI completed their first project located in the transitioning city of Verdun, Quebec. The Tire Shop, a renovated 800 sq.feet space, a former tire shop, functioned as the designers’ live/work studio and housed La Façade Art + Architecture, a storefront gallery dedicated to the exhibition of local contemporary art and experimental architecture. Originally built […]

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  • herisalli-viennese-guest-room-gegenbauer-vinegar-brewery-02

    Guest room interiors revolve around the bed design

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    Using the bare minimum of intervention, Austrian architecture studio Heri & Salli has created five small Viennese guest rooms at the Gegenbauer Vinegar Brewery in Vienna. The highlighting feature of each room is a large bed constructed using an interlocking lattice of stacked timber beams. The Viennese Guest Bed is a multi-functional piece comprising of piled up squared timbers that […]

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  • the-plane-cloud-pendant-lamp-by-storyboard-furniture-01

    Storyboard Furniture brings furniture from “Tree to Table”

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    “Beginning with the material form and beauty of the wood that is unveiled by milling a tree, the stories that tree has witnessed in it’s life are drawn out in our furniture with intelligent design and exacting craftsmanship..” Two NSCAD University in Halifax alums, sculptor Mike Sharpe and third-generation woodworker Dennis Hale teamed up together […]

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  • gun-country-usa-map-michael-muprhy-1

    Installation sparks a conversation on gun issues in the United States

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    Brooklyn-based conceptual artist Michael Murphy‘s methodological approach to creating multi-dimensional, sculptural pieces aims to connect the viewer’s experience with layers of delicate meaning. The artist recently created a controversial installation, titled Gun Country for the 2014 open art competition ArtPrize. The 18 feet high installation consists of 130 plastic guns suspended in the air by clear fibers to create a graphical […]

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  • GlowPear-self-watering-planter-7

    Glowpear: A self watering planter for urban spaces

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    With rapid industrialization and urbanization, fewer and fewer of us live in areas covered with green spaces. According to a study published in the renowned British medical journal The Lancet, it concludes that green spaces not only reduce stress levels and prevent heart diseases, but also bridge the gap between the health condition of the poor and that […]

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  • raw-almond-popup-restaurant-winnipeg-The interior of the first pop-up

    RAW:Almond serves up meals on ice

    Monday, January 19, 2015

    Artwork or restaurant?  RAW:Almond is both, a pop-up restaurant that makes an event out of dining out. Picture 2,000 people in boots and coats feasting on ash cured scallops, creamy cannelloni beans with roots and herbed hen, or Alberta lamb and pumpkin curry, among other delicacies, while sitting on fur lined benches under a fabric […]

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  • sticker-collage-by-Ye-Hongxing-03

    Sticker collages juxtapose traditional Chinese imagery with contemporary objects

    Saturday, January 17, 2015

    Beijing-based artist Ye Hongxing claims that Fusion is her reaction to the “swift change of China’s social system”. As a reflection to this rapid change and how the Chinese culture has been influenced by the West over the recent years, Hongxing has created a series of artworks, titled  “East of Eden”, that juxtapose traditional Chinese imagery such as Buddhist symbols […]

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All_love_is_equal_by_Braden_Summers_01
Feb
16

New York-based photographer Braden Summers created headlines last year with his All Love Is Equal project, a series of photographs featuring gay couples in a staged and stylized setting. The works were created during his world travel for 6 weeks and the photographs were shot in different location including Paris, Mumbai, Beirut, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, New York City and […]

snow-bike-01
Feb
5

Turkey-based Venn Industrial Design Consultancy has created a bike concept that combines the thrills of biking and snowboarding at the same time. As the name suggests, the Sno Bike concept is designed to function flawlessly during snowy conditions. The ‘Z’ shaped frame structure is made using tensile elements which makes it durable for the rough rides. The structure […]

balkonzept-balcony-planter
Feb
3

German manufacturer Rephorm in collaboration with Berlin-based designer Michael Hilgers has created an interesting product designed to enhance the livability factor in the balcony area. balKonzept is an innovative table/ shelf with an integrated planter specially designed for urban dwellings with small balconies. Its clever design makes it possible to install it on any balcony by simply hooking it up […]

the-tire-shop-project-verdun-montreal-03
Feb
2

Montreal-based interdisciplinary design studio MARK+VIVI completed their first project located in the transitioning city of Verdun, Quebec. The Tire Shop, a renovated 800 sq.feet space, a former tire shop, functioned as the designers’ live/work studio and housed La Façade Art + Architecture, a storefront gallery dedicated to the exhibition of local contemporary art and experimental architecture. Originally built […]

herisalli-viennese-guest-room-gegenbauer-vinegar-brewery-02
Jan
28

Using the bare minimum of intervention, Austrian architecture studio Heri & Salli has created five small Viennese guest rooms at the Gegenbauer Vinegar Brewery in Vienna. The highlighting feature of each room is a large bed constructed using an interlocking lattice of stacked timber beams. The Viennese Guest Bed is a multi-functional piece comprising of piled up squared timbers that […]

the-plane-cloud-pendant-lamp-by-storyboard-furniture-01
Jan
26

“Beginning with the material form and beauty of the wood that is unveiled by milling a tree, the stories that tree has witnessed in it’s life are drawn out in our furniture with intelligent design and exacting craftsmanship..” Two NSCAD University in Halifax alums, sculptor Mike Sharpe and third-generation woodworker Dennis Hale teamed up together […]

gun-country-usa-map-michael-muprhy-1
Jan
23

Brooklyn-based conceptual artist Michael Murphy‘s methodological approach to creating multi-dimensional, sculptural pieces aims to connect the viewer’s experience with layers of delicate meaning. The artist recently created a controversial installation, titled Gun Country for the 2014 open art competition ArtPrize. The 18 feet high installation consists of 130 plastic guns suspended in the air by clear fibers to create a graphical […]

GlowPear-self-watering-planter-7
Jan
21

With rapid industrialization and urbanization, fewer and fewer of us live in areas covered with green spaces. According to a study published in the renowned British medical journal The Lancet, it concludes that green spaces not only reduce stress levels and prevent heart diseases, but also bridge the gap between the health condition of the poor and that […]

raw-almond-popup-restaurant-winnipeg-The interior of the first pop-up
Jan
19

Artwork or restaurant?  RAW:Almond is both, a pop-up restaurant that makes an event out of dining out. Picture 2,000 people in boots and coats feasting on ash cured scallops, creamy cannelloni beans with roots and herbed hen, or Alberta lamb and pumpkin curry, among other delicacies, while sitting on fur lined benches under a fabric […]

sticker-collage-by-Ye-Hongxing-03
Jan
17

Beijing-based artist Ye Hongxing claims that Fusion is her reaction to the “swift change of China’s social system”. As a reflection to this rapid change and how the Chinese culture has been influenced by the West over the recent years, Hongxing has created a series of artworks, titled  “East of Eden”, that juxtapose traditional Chinese imagery such as Buddhist symbols […]

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