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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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Ever wondered what’s going on inside of wood? Brett Foxwell has. Fascinated by the material, him and musician bedtimes created a short film called WoodSwimmer in which they follow a piece of raw wood through a milling machine. The blend of wonderful textures and layers has been captured on an animation camera. “Fascinated with the shapes and textures found in both newly-cut and long-dead pieces of wood, I envisioned a world composed entirely of these forms,” Foxwell told our friends over at Colossal. Definitely worth watching.

This summer is all about white trainers – they’re literally everywhere. But these retro Apple trainers are way cooler than anything the summer collection 2017 has to offer. Designed in the 1990s for Apple store employees, only two pairs of these iconic ‘Computer Sneakers’ are believed to be left worldwide. All the more reason to keep an eye on Heritage Auction where one pair is due to be sold the next week. The bids start at £11,590. Thanks to our friends at The Memo who love the ‘Airmax’-style soles, the chunky tongues and the classic striped Apple desktop logo!

© Casa Vicens, Barcelona 2017. Photo by: Pol Viladoms

If you’re planning a trip to Barcelona, the Casa Vicens is one for the must-see list. After two years of renovation, Antonio Gaudís first built house will shortly be open to the public. The 19th century building originally belonged to a tile manufacturer and was used as a summer home. With great attention to detail Spanish architects led by José Antonio Martínez Lapeña and Elías Torres renovated the entire building and restored the beautiful ceramic elements. From now on, it will also display many of Gaudís original designs and host exhibitions.

Climate change affects nature in ways most of us aren’t even conscious of. Bee colonies are a great example of this in that they are in real danger of collapse as they struggle to adapt to a new and more volatile environment. Enter Bait Hive… Created by British designer Joshua Akhtar, the flat pack uses a targeted scent to attract swarms of bees searching for a new home, and ensures that they nest in the most suitable locations.

Subway map by Sasha Trubetskoy

Ever imagined what an empire’s tube map would look like? ...no? ...neither have we. Thankfully though, Sasha Trubetskoy from the University of Chicago has taken on the burden so we don’t have to. Using data from various different locations, he’s plotted the entirety of the Roman Empire circa 125 AD on a nifty subway-style map. Rome built over 250,000 miles of road and this is evident on the map which stretches all the way from Petra to ‘Londinium’… Sound familiar?

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