THE BEACH – Colette is 20 years old

SNARKITECTURE-THE-BEACH-04-NOAH-KALINA-747x498.jpgLast month, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Parisian concept store,  Colette  imagined an ocean of translucent balls made of recyclable plastic. This event called THE BEACH was located in the nave of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris . This interactive art installation promised a fun and relaxing moment with friends or family. Designed by SNARKITECTURE  an artists’ studio based in NY and founded by Daniel Arsham and architect Alex Mustonen. For this anniversary,  Colette unveils 20 unique products from the magic lip balm to the designer sunglasses to jewelery, sneakers and an  bike – all limited editions. http://www.colette.fr

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The Lip Balm – Finnish style

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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.

 

 

 

Eat your vegetables :VEGEDECO

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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 !

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Rabbit chair by Stefano Giovannoni

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

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Sweet Sushi

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

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THE HIGHLANDS NGORONGORO CRATER, TANZANIA

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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

 

 

Dash, Turin – the latest lounge bar experience

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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

 

 

 

 

Hutong extensions

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.

source : Dezeen

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The very sweet Azucar Hotel

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

 

Do you say you want a Revolution ? at the V&A London

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.

 

 

Saype draws 10,000 square meter man in the mountains of Leysin, Switzerland

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

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Jardin Rouge – Marrakech

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

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THE ROLLING STONES AT London’s Saatchi Gallery

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.

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DESIGN MUSEUM – LONDON

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

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