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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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Tianjin Binhai Library by Ossip Van Duivenbode

“The Eye of Binhai”

Ever wondered what it would feel like to be inside a coral reef? Apparently MVRDV Architectural Company and the city of Tianjin have. Now, they get to experience this sensation and so can you if you visit the Tianjin Binhai Library. This library is unlike anything we have ever seen; the concavity and rippling surfaces are beautifully paired with the open-air concept. From the outside, the building has an eye-shaped window through which you can look in to see the round auditorium; this has lead viewers to call the library “the Eye of Binhai”. I see what they did there…

Cyril Moluccan Cockatoo by Leila Jeffrey

The Beauty of Birds

If you are an animal-lover like we are, then you will like this one. Leila Jeffreys’ most recent project has been to capture portrait images of birds in order to highlight their unique beauty. To do this, she brought several kinds of birds into her studio and photographed them on a white background. The portraits themselves are very simple, but the different colours and textures of the birds make each photograph interesting and exciting. The close-up photographs also allow viewers to see the birds’ faces, each communicating different expressions (if you ask us the cockatoo is definitely showcasing a cheeky grin). See more images on her website of this collection, titled Ornithurae Volume 1

Apollo 11 Table by Harow

One Small Step for Design, One Giant Leap for Interior Design

Colin Farrell said: “I've never seen a moon in the sky that, if it didn't take my breath away, at least misplaced it for a moment”; this beauty is what Harow is trying to hone in on. Using digital files from NASA’s archives, Harow, a French design student, wants to populate your home with his Apollo 11 table. This fiberglass slab replicates the real topography of the moon, which is covered by a layer of resin to even out the surface and allow people to still see the landscape. No detail was left unforgotten, even the legs and feet of the table are constructed of brass and aluminum alloy to pay homage to the Apollo missions. See more on this table here: http://www.harow.fr/apollo.html.

image © owen buggy, via @owen_buggy_photography

Sculpture for the Fish

Don’t go scuba diving in the waters of the British Virgin Islands unless you’re prepared to face the Kraken…a steel Kraken that is. One of Richard Branson’s most memorable ventures of 2017 was building and sinking an 80-foot, steel octopus on top of the boat, the Kodiak Queen. The Kodiak Queen is one of the only remaining naval boats from the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack and lies off the coast of Virgin Gorda; now, it is born again as an underwater art installation and marine life habitat. This steel octopus is not the only sculpture that lives beneath the waves, though, it is part of the BVI Art Reef’s underwater exhibit. Experience art in a totally different way by swimming through and past art like this one in the warm waters of BVI!

Photo: Mirjam Lois de Bruijn

Saving the World, One Less Drop of Water at a Time

All over the world millions of products are shipped from Point A to Point B. Each of these products has a set size and weight that contributes to how much gasoline is used in transportation, how many materials are used in packaging, and ultimately how much pollution is produced. What if we could reduce the size and weight of a single unit? This is what Mirjam de Bruijn has proposed with her project: Twenty. This project proposes to remove all the water from products and sell them as solids instead, so that when you bring the product home you can add your own water; this would greatly reduce the weight of a single unit and the materials used to package a unit. Great idea Mirjam! 

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