Mona Isotupa’s Pine Lip Balm concept has won the FDS Award design competition, organised by online store Finnish Design Shop.
The winning design is an ethically and ecologically produced pine lip balm, where the product and packaging form a natural unity: the container is crafted of Finnish pinewood and one of the key ingredients of the balm is organic pine essential oil.
Flyte is a levitating light which hovers by magnetic levitation and is powered through the air. Brilliant !
VEGEDECO Salad Café, a shop dedicated to vegetable cakes that look stunningly like their sweet counterparts, opened on Tuesday in the city of Nagoya, about 200 miles west of Tokyo.
Mitsuki Moriyasu, a long-time food stylist and yoga instructor, came up with the idea at the French restaurant that she’s been running in town for 30 years.
VEGEDECO offers a selection of healthy looking, cake-inspired ‘salads’.
Simply, they are nutritional salads disguised as cakes. This takes eating vegetables to another level !
This stunning modern residence in Beverly Hills has a minimalist elegance and contrasts with the rolling hills landscape by Walker Workshop.
Giovannoni and a group of designers have launched a design brand QEEBOO that aims at producing affordable, injection moulded plastic furniture & objects. Stefano Giovannoni and well-known creatives Andrea Branzi, Gabriele Chiave, Richard Hutten, Nika Zupanc contribute with their designs. source : designboom.com
The Hurricane was inspired from the antique kerosene lamps, where a tall cylinder of glass spreads the light and protects the flame from the surroundings.
This beautiful item is part of a collection by Ro, a Danish design company deeply rooted in the love of craftsmanship, quality and tranquility.
Eliminating all unnecessary or obstructive elements, the guest rooms of this lovely hotel have been designed with elegant simplicity as bright, extroverted spaces where the balcony views are the main focal point by the interior design company Studio Stones & Walls.
Screens with a perforated geometric pattern help to control the flow of light, air and views throughout this house in a suburb of Tel Aviv by Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem. source : dezeen
The HanoiMuseum is embedded in a park with ample water features, where visitors already encounter exhibits from the history of Hanoi and reconstructed traditional Vietnamese villages on entering the museum landscape. Designed by GMP ARCHITEKTEN
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All geared up and ready to go – here is some his & hers gift inspiration at ConceptGrieder.
These sushi kit kats are set to hit specialty stores in Ginza, Tokyo in early February. The limited edition edibles will be available in three unique flavors, each drawn from a traditional japanese dish: tuna, sea urchin and egg. ‘Tuna’ is a mix of raspberry chocolate bars placed on a bed of sculpted rice puffs; ‘Sea Urchin’ blends melon with mascarpone cheese, held together by a seaweed wrapping; while ‘Egg’ is pumpkin pudding and rice, encased in a ribbon-like seaweed shell. Bon Appétit ! source : designboom
Built on the edge of Tanzania’s wildlife-rich Ngorongoro Crater, at almost 3000m above sea level, the Highlands is the newest addition to the Asilia Africa portfolio of camps and lodges in Kenya and Tanzania. Guests will certainly enjoy their tented domes thanks to wood-burning fireplaces, en suite bathroom and luxurious furnishings—and the immersive views over the ancestral Serengeti landscape.Guests will certainly enjoy their tented domes thanks to wood-burning fireplaces, en suite bathroom and luxurious furnishings—and the immersive views over the ancestral Serengeti landscape. source : Travel+Style.com
Located at Melrose Place, this space is the showroom store for the fashion line created by the Olsen twins. Floor-to-ceiling glass partitions slide back to open the interiors to these courtyards, one of which contains a shallow pool and another a small tree.
In 2011, Canada-based pool builders Aqua-Tech Pools designed a 62-foot long swimming pool in the shape of a Les Paul Custom guitar. The project was created in the backyard of their guitar-collecting client, Garry McBurney, who wanted the pool to look like an exact replica of one of his favorite instruments
Ceramic and chrome plating sculptures of donuts by artist Jae Yong Kim.
In the heart of Turin, a new restaurant has opened its doors in an abandoned printing house. A 70es style inspired space where steel meets concrete, architect Fabio Fantolino has succeeded in mixing these different materials and combining intimate areas with larger busier surfaces. source : yellowtrace.com
Through a series of renovations and new insertions, Chinese architect Zhang Ke has transformed some of Beijing’s ageing hutongs into hubs of activity.
Zhang Ke and his studio ZAO/standardarchitecture embarked on the Micro Hutong Renewal project to highlight the potential in these hutong neighbourhoods – which are largely unique to the Chinese capital, but are gradually being demolished.
The aim is to show how the traditional courtyard properties can be adapted to create resources for local communities, ranging from children’s play areas to co-working spaces.
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Azucar Hotel in Monte Gordo, Veracruz is an assemblage of 20 whitewashed bungalows with small, private terraces overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Inspired by the local sugarcane industry, each bungalow is named after one of the mills in the area. This is a slow-life experience a visitor can find in Azucar, with an access to hotel’s open-air ‘biblioteca’ or outdoor spa. Designed by Carlos Couturier and Moisés Micha of Grupo Habita, they kept the surrounding landscape in mind when working on the site. source : trendland.com
Brilliant exhibition about the revolutionary spirit of the Sixties.
This major exhibition will explore the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s, expressed through some of the greatest music and performances of the 20th century alongside fashion, film, design and political activism. The exhibition considers how the finished and unfinished revolutions of the time changed the way we live today and think about the future.
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SAYPE draws 10,000 square meter man in the mountains of Leysin, Switzerland.
Artist Saype has recently completed this monumental ephemeral land artwork in the mountainous landscape of Leysin. The 10,000 square meter piece depicts a reclined man lying on the side of a huge hill, his arms crossed behind his head, eyes closed as the sun hits his face, and a pipe casually resting in his mouth. source : Designboom
Jardin Rouge is an astounding artists’ residency nestled nearby a typical Moroccan village in the outskirts of Marrakech.
Launched in 2007 by the private Montresso Art Foundation, Jardin Rouge is a haven where contemporary (and Street Art) artists of various backgrounds are invited to build an artistic project in a flexible timeframe.
The foundation imagined a sanctuary where artists are given all the necessary means to source their inspiration, reflect and experiment in a unique environment. Much more than an artist’s workshop, Jardin Rouge is an intimate space where worldwide amateurs, collectors, and art critics can exchange over their passion for art. source : trend land
EXHIBITIONISM -The Rolling Stones is this summer’s must-see show, having opened to critical acclaim at London’s Saatchi Gallery.
Unlocking their vast archive, this exhibition is a Rolling Stones treasure trove, curated over 9 thematic gallery spaces with 500 items from original stage costumes, rare instruments and lyric books, backstage and touring paraphernalia, album art, photography, stage designs, personal diaries, and never before released audio and behind-the-scenes footage.
Beautiful interiors of an impressive 3 storey townhouse in Brussels. The townhouse was designed in 1907 by the architects François Kielbaey & Jacques L’Anvre and the interiors entirely renovated and styled by Olivier Dwek.
The Design Museum has opened its first ever standalone retail space, moments away from the museum’s new west London site.
Located on Kensington High Street, the Design Museum Shop presents a curated edit of design classics, collections based on current exhibitions and an ever-changing array of design-focused objects from around the world. source : Dezeen
For its newest opening, German hospitality group Steinberger Hotels, has set its sights on Amsterdam, where it has launched Jaz, a 274-room, 11 suite hotel, adjacent to both Ziggo Dome and Amsterdam Arena, the city’s two largest stadiums.
Read more at http://www.wallpaper.com/travel/netherlands/amsterdam/hotels/jaz-amsterdam#YG3VibdJqpgTyzgi.99