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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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Layered candy floss vase by Martijntje Cornelia

Designing with candy floss

Taking her love of sugar to the next level, designer Martijntje Cornelia crafts everything from furniture to jewellery out of her signature material: candy floss. Though some may view her choice as odd, the chameleon-like qualities of the material make it fun and interesting to work with. The candy floss can be made into a soft substance or developed into a tough one, but with time the material evolves. While the longevity of the artwork is questionable, one thing is for sure: count us in on the sweet necklaces!

Read an interview with Martijntje over at Material Driven https://www.materialdriven.com...

A Place for the Planet

Two things we love are architecture and the environment, which is why we’re so excited about this new 13-floor instalment in São Paulo, Brazil. The project is an initiative by Amata, a forest management company, and Triptyque, an architecture studio. It is predicted to be completed in 2018 and the structure will be made with cross-laminated Brazilian timber to absorb atmospheric CO2. Each cubic meter of wood will absorb one metric ton of atmospheric CO2. That’s the kind of results we like to see and we can’t wait for this building to take back the skies by supporting a healthier planet and happier people.

Read more about this project over at Design Boom https://www.designboom.com/arc...

Lion Stroll by Theodor Seuss Geisel

The Secret Life of Dr. Seuss

Everyone has read a Dr. Seuss book in their lifetime, but have you seen his other artwork? We hadn’t either, but we’re sure glad we have now. After Theodor Seuss Geisel’s death in 1990, his “Midnight Paintings” came into public view. This collection includes paintings, drawings, and sculptures that Seuss crafted at night for his own artistic enjoyment. Each piece gives you a peek into Geisel’s private life, while still giving viewers the familiarity of style seen in his illustrations. 

See more here: http://www.printmag.com/illustration/22-dr-seuss-illustrations/

Kowloon by Marcus Wendt

Streets that are Never Dark

After getting off his plane to Hong Kong, Marcus Wendt found himself strolling through the not-so-dark streets of the Kowloon area. Though it was the middle of the night, one street after the next was bathed in neon lights of all shades. This weird combination of starch darkness and neon brightness created an atmosphere similar to a 1990’s cyberpunk game.  Thankfully, this blend generated some really cool photographs that Wendt has collected into a portfolio called “Ultraviolet Break of Day”.

Step into his world here: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/08/ultraviolet-break-of-day/

A beetle cyborg by Dr Hirotaka Sato at NTU

Cyborg Beetles

When looking at the future of security, it looks small. Doctor Hirotaka Sato, an aerospace engineer at Nanyang Technological University, and his team are responsible for that. Their current project is turning live beetles into cyborgs by electronically controlling their motor functions. What is the point of this? In doing so, people can dictate where these indiscrete animals move and strategically place them to gain information. Each cyborg is equipped with a sensor that can detect heat and therefore track people. Though this sounds creepy, Dr. Sato ensures that the research is strictly for peaceful purposes. This makes sense when thinking how successful a small bug would be in tracking a criminal. One has to wonder though, how far could this go?

Explore more of this emerging covert world here: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/pgkv77/meet-the-cyborg-beetles-real-insects-that-are-controlled-like-robots?utm_campaign=global&utm_medium=ctabutton&utm_source=vicefbus

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