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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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Targaryen aerosol can by Eran Mendel

When You Play the Game of GIFs….

Game of Thrones is an inherently shocking TV series. In fact, that’s part of its charm and probably a big reason why it’s so widely viewed. Sometimes however, the sight of a character being eaten alive by his own dogs can be ‘a bit too much’…. The Israeli illustrator Eran Mendel clearly thinks so too, creating a weekly GIF per episode, to put a fun spin on these moments. We especially like the Targaryen aerosol, see it in action here ... http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/news/motion-graphics/game-of-thrones-gifs-how-eran-mendel-is-creating-hilarious-weekly-gifs-based-on-each-episodes-most-shocking-moment/

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Everyone seems to be talking about Craig Green’s latest campaign. The current British Menswear Designer of the Year, increasingly known for his groundbreaking campaigns as his captivating designs, released these images on Instagram to promote his AW17 collection. Each of the images correlate to the five looks and colour schemes of the collection and were art directed by Ben Kelway Studio and captured by photographer, Dan Tobin Smith. After recreating the same outfit four times, actors were then fitted into the garments and positioned in a swimming pool so that they would look like a lifeboat or raft. 

Read more here ... http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/article/37117/1/craig-green-human-raft-campaign-dan-tobin-smith-david-curtis-ring-aw17

Sunset Chapel by Bunker Arquitectura

"If You Go Down To The Woods Today"

A gorgeous structure with a very sombre purpose. Mexico City-based architectural agency, Bunker Arquitectura, designed the Sunset Chapel back in 2011 as a place of mourning. In contrast to the wedding chapel they designed two years previous to this, the building is made almost entirely of concrete with a lasting feeling of ‘apparent chaos’, reflecting certain characteristics associated with death. Located on the hills of Acapulco with loads of granite rocks scattered around it, Bunker designed the Sunset chapel to appear as ‘just another boulder’ at the summit of the mountain. 

Read more here ... http://www.bunkerarquitectura.com/sunset/ytf3mushcss7d0po1sf3d1mqsemodf

Open in Protest

Last month’s “Unite the Right” rally brought Charlottesville, Virginia to a standstill, confronting store owners with a real dilemma (although we doubt the thousands of alt-right protesters were too concerned with how their actions affected local businesses). Many shopkeepers were worried that if they kept their stores open, they could be seen as aiming to make sales from the event, and that if they closed, they could be accused of side-stepping the issue. In response, Joe Seddon, a local graphic designer put together this sign to give store owners “the opportunity to have a voice they otherwise not have had”. Widely used across the town, it’s simple but bold in its message and we love it! 

Read more here ... https://www.fastcompany.com/40454069/how-charlottesvilles-small-businesses-supported-their-community-against-the-alt-right

Purple Rain Dripping From the Walls

A new shade of purple has popped up. It was developed by The Pantone Colour Institute and the Prince Estate to honour pop icon Prince and his inspiring contribution towards music and culture. Known for his association with the colour purple, Prince even had a custom-made Yamaha piano built in this shade. The colour was named “Love Symbol #2” after a design by Mitch Monson, which combines the male and female sex symbols in one and served as Prince’s logo for a number of years. 

Read more here ... https://www.dexigner.com/news/30387

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