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Jesper Eriksson - Transformative Materials

We sat down with the London based artist to discuss coal, fossil fuels and the nature of materials.


Photographer Kasia Wozniak and set designer Lisa Jahovic present 'Negative Mirror' ...

PRIDE 2018

Here’s our pick of the best Pride campaigns of 2018 ...
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Photo Diary

Whilst attending Biennale Architettura 2018 Rob Fiehn documented some well known faces with his trusty Olympus OM20 ...

'Freespace' Preview

Architectural correspondent Rob Fiehn picks his highlights to check out this summer at Biennale Architettura 2018 ...

Gavin Coyle - man of the woods

Bobby Jewell sits down with furniture maker Gavin Coyle ...

Christiane Spangsberg - Works In Progress

Imogen Eveson spends an evening in Sydney with Danish artist Christiane Spangsberg, as she sketches out the year ahead following three sell-out shows in 13 months ...

Rowan Williams on Education

Designer Rowan Williams reflects on his experience of his design education ...


It's our last creative news round-up of 2017 .... Enjoy!
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Adventures in Dalbergia

We paid a visit to the studio of Federico Méndez-Castro, a fine dust maker located on Granville Island, Vancouver ...

mario macilau

The extraordinary, everyday ...


'Tis the season to be jolly (almost!). Before the holiday season sweeps you off your feet take five minutes to have a look our latest round-up of creative news. Enjoy!
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The Goldloxe Effect

Creating in the shadows ...

The Enduring Allure Of Indigo

Jenny Balfour Paul shares what makes the power and draw of natural indigo so enduring and what we can learn from its rich and magical history ...


An audio visual explosion this week, plus an array of very very interesting objects from Athens ... Enjoy!
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We chat to the NYC based designer about his practice, wax chandeliers & chairs having conversations ...

Empty spaces to extraordinary experiences

Museum and interior design practice Casson Mann talk about how they create world-class innovative and engaging experiences.


Ease into the start of the weekend with another round-up of creative news ...


That name sounds familiar! Rob Fiehn sits down with architectural studio SODA to find out about their Soho beginnings and how they're searching out interesting new projects.


Take 5 and read our round-up of creative news ...
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the perfect equilibrium

Rethinking creative strategies to balance profit with consumer wellbeing ...


We kick-off the start of October with another round-up of creative news ...
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Last week we ventured into the heart of London Design Festival to surround ourselves with the best the city’s creative scene has to offer. Here are some of our top picks…..
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Steven Learner

The founder of the Collective Design Fair shares his insight into the design industry ...


Another selection of creative news ...
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Mark Denton Esq.

We sat down with Mark Denton Esq. Ad Man Extraordinaire ...


Dive into another round-up of creative thoughts and news ...
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The Old Fashioned Way

“You never have to backup a sketch book, and a pencil will never run out of batteries …”


A Tuesday treat! A round-up of creative news from across Europe ...
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Faces In Focus

Making change through photography, the latest Faces In Focus exhibition opens on August 31st ...


From Game Of Thrones to Prince, and everything in between ...
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Vivienne Brophy

Vivienne Brophy defines future practitioners as Head of Architecture at University College Dublin ...

Denim & Steel

'Denim & Steel Interactive' create intuitive, strategy-led software and technology. We sat down with founders Todd Sieling and Tylor Sherman in their studio in our SODA x VANCOUVER series ...


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Our monthly series showcasing ongoing work from photographers and artists around the globe ... this month we're delighted to introduce Aidan O'neill and his Swaziland story ...


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Kauri multimedia: the storytellers

The Award Winning filmmakers tell us their story ...


The best subway ever and other musings on the latest creative news ...
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Making the Most of our Resources

How much does a few drops of ink mean to you? Probably not a lot; but, if you are Starbucks, you might think differently. They sell about four billion cups of coffee every year and each one of those cups has that large green logo on it. Printing these ink-heavy logos on cups surely costs a lot of money, some of which employees could be putting in their own pockets, as they would if Sylvain Boyer’s plans were to catch on. He calls it “ecobranding”, and it involves remodelling the famous logos of corporations so that they use 40% less ink. By using less ink, not only does the company save money it also does a great deal for Mother Earth. 

Check out some of his designs, including his ecobranding for Starbucks here: https://www.fastcodesign.com/90144121/ecobranding-famous-corporate-logos-redesigned-to-use-less-ink

New Perspectives

Simply breath-taking... These are the words that come to mind when looking at Niaz Uddin’s aerial photographs of nature’s landscapes. His most recent prints show the range of his interests by capturing the populated Laguna beach and the uninhabited Eastern Sierra Mountains. To take these photos, Uddin uses a drone to fly high and capture the beauty of nature. Looking at his photographs make us want to get out of the city and appreciate all that the birds see.

Terra Cotta Air Con

Although at first glance it seems quite simple, this low-energy air conditioner is one of our favourite innovations from the last few months. New Delhi-based design agency Ant Studio had the idea to bunch hundreds of terra cotta cones together and pour water down the sides. As the clay absorbs the water and slowly evaporates, the room’s temperature drops by up to 10 degrees Fahrenheit. The result? An ingeniously simple, low-cost and environmentally friendly air-conditioning alternative. Clay tubes, a basin and some water……Who knew?!

The Power of Play

Little known fact….The town of Billund, Denmark was the birthplace of the iconic LEGO brick. Now, Billund has seen the creation of another iconic piece: the LEGO House. This institution was built to be an “immersive experience centre” for the LEGO brand, but it has proven to be much more. Through the skill of architect Bjarke Ingels and four years of construction, the LEGO house is a work of art that encapsulates the brand and what the company’s product does to develop young minds. Ingles designed the building to include several “experience zones”, including two LEGO art exhibition areas and four color-coded play areas, each hosting activities to train a specific skill. 

From Classic Book to Movie Poster

This year, Bloomsbury celebrate their 30th anniversary. The award-winning independent publisher has been associated with a number of iconic novels over the years, and to commemorate this milestone, they’ve released a series of modern classics, the covers of which feature brand spanking new illustrations. The 10-book series features titles such as ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell’ by Susanna Clarke, ‘Eat Pray Love’ by Elizabeth Gilbert, and ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini. Each cover depicts a notable scene from its respective book, with Bloomsbury deputy art director Greg Heinimann explaining that the aim was to bring out “the inherent cinematic quality” of each title. Time to get reading!

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