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Architect Daniel Libeskind has used three million crystals to cover the Swarovski Star, which will top the Christmas tree at New York's Rockefeller Center this year.,

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kahriye camii san salvatore in chora, il museo dell'innocenza di orhan pamuk, turk-alman kitabevi, i dolci, bar di strada a beyoglu, i pescatori del ponte di galata


Grotto by Takk Architects, Madrid, Spain

the project tries to redefine the classic configuration of a store that is strictly intended to the sale of products and do a more complex proposal. “Grotto” is a space where, as well as seeing and buying the classical watches of the Swiss brand, the focus of its attention is to generate a place for meeting where propose other public activities such as lectures, workshops or debates. For that purpose a single, organic, soft, festive, and with geological references space is proposed. ph José Hevia

Coming to its construction, the project is organized in six domes that are concatenated around a central pillar and making space, function and structure coincident. The top part of these domes allows the access of light through a hidden lighting system behind a floral pattern that, if wished, it can cause the highlighting of the space through its projected shadows. The vertical dome walls are organically deformed so to absorb a part of the proposed functionality, using openings or holes as seats or improvised tribunes. Finally, the biggest dome is used as the main shopping space. A curtain specially built for the occasion through a catenary system made out of chains and foam pieces wraps the exhibition space for watches and achieves a unique experience of watching and selling in the complex.

A massive curving slab of concrete covers the new school of architecture building at the University of Miami, by local firm Arquitectonica. The Thomas P Murphy Design Studio Building is the latest addition to the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida – southeast of Downtown Miami. The Thomas P Murphy building is toped with a bowed roof that swoops across the project in a wave-like manner, and extends far out to form a covered patio alongside floor-to-ceiling windows.

New City School, Frederikshavn / Arkitema Architects. Image Cortesía de Arkitema Architects

According to architect and academic Frank Locker, in architectural education, we keep repeating the same formula from the 20th-century: teachers transmitting a rigid and basic knowledge that gives students, no matter their motivation, interests, or abilities, little to no direction. In this way, says Locker, we are replicating, literally, prisons, with no room for an integral, flexible, and versatile education. "What do you think of when you're in a space with closed doors and a hallway where you can't enter without permission or a bell that tells you when you can enter and leave?" asks Locker.


Musicality School/Manuel Collado Arpia, Madrid, Spain, ph Manuel Collado

The project for the musicality school is born from a great conversation about the processes of musical learning and creativity. As a result of this symbiosis, key concepts arose to which the architecture of the new space had to respond: awakening musical curiosity / discovery, the circle, collective practice and community, awareness of space and body plus sustainability.

The circle has been a constant in the idea of musical learning and works as a unifying geometry at different levels. As a symbol of community in the musical practice, transmitting the type of interactions in groups of this school. Then as an archetypal geometric symbol of unity, where by means of its repetition at different scales, from lighting to openings, it organizes a spatial form of musical composition. The environmental harmony is completed by the triangle that appears in the treatment of the sockets and the square / rectangle of the classroom form. These three geometries are considered foundational in all traditions of environmental knowledges.

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Sea blues, sunny yellows and bold monochromatic stripes appear throughout this boutique hotel, designed by artist Camille Walala to complement to the landscape of Mauritius.

The building's exterior, which was originally burnt orange, in now a lighter peachy shade, emulating the pastel facades of typical Mauritian homes. Meanwhile the outdoor daybeds, chairs, and cushions have are upholstered in shades of cobalt blue and turquoise to mimic the hue of thCopertinae Indian Ocean.

Mama Shelter Belgrado

Parla il linguaggio dell’ibridazione di stili e culture Mama Shelter Belgrade, ultima e più recente perla del brand nato dall’esperienza della famiglia Trigano e dalla creatività di Philippe Starck. Incastonato in una terra di mezzo in perenne divenire come la Città Bianca, la nuova location è fusion e multiforme, pensata per una clientela casual, ma attenta allo stile

Mama Shelter Belgrade, l’ottavo del brand, come i predecessori, porta la firma  dell’interior designer brasiliano Amor Jalil, allievo di Philippe Starck, il cui progetto è tutto un omaggio alla storia millenaria della capitale serba. Sul telaio del concept ideato dalla famiglia Trigano – boutique hotel di design, ricercati ma informali, abbordabili e rivolti a ospiti di ogni generazione e cultura – Jalil ha intessuto un racconto materico e cromatico che ripercorre le mille suggestioni e gli influssi della capitale serba nelle reminiscenze orientali dei tappeti kilim e nei vivaci colori dei corpi illuminanti che ne impreziosiscono le aree comuni e la grafica rigorosa delle stampe vintage

A colourful palette and custom furnishings outfit this cafe and bakery in Ukraine, completed by designers Lera Brumina and Artem Trigubchak. Breadway bakery is located in the historic port city of Odessa and features concrete floors, high ceilings and large windows, alongside a combination of soft pink and blue tones.

The layout comprises a counter and check-out area on one side, and a cafe on the other. A free-standing pink cube forms a corridor between the two, and houses extra seats and tables,


Studio Mieke Meijer designed a festive light installation for Coal Drops Yard, the new shopping quarter at King’s Cross (London, UK) designed by Heatherwick Studio. The Space Frames respond to the architecture of their location; tracing the arches and mimicking the graphic outlines of Coal Drops Yard’s industrial structure.

andreas angelidakis‘ DEMOS – a reconstruction is an installation of 74 foam modules created for visitors of toronto’s museum of contemporary art (MOCA) to move and rearrange in any configuration possible. free to the public and for people of all ages, the soft and lightweight modules can be used to create a seat, a stage, or even a monument, while each configuration is demolished after use to make way for the next one.


Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds, until 07 April, 2019, National Gallery of Victoria (180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Australia). Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds is the first exhibition in the world to feature the work of renowned Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher in dialogue with new site-specific designs created by nendo. 

Continua la collaborazione tra Living Divani e il designer spagnolo David Lopez Quincoces.

La nuova Easychair e il Settee, divanetto a 2 posti compatto, sono ideali per gli spazi di attesa. Ispirazione vintage, gioco di pieni e di vuoti, leggerezza visiva contraddistinguono questi due pezzi con struttura verniciata grigio canna di fucile che regge fascia poggiaschiena e seduta imbottite e rivestite in pelle o in tessuto, per osare con i colori.,

Misha Kahn creates Bellyflop barware and pool accessories for Miami Beach Edition

New York artist and designer Misha Kahn's playful signature style has manifested as a collection of items for use around the pool at the Miami Beach Edition hotel.

Love Letter is the newest time-limited release by Pejac.

Pejac will be offering the original Love Letter piece after the edition release, with all the proceeds from that sale going to Clowns Without Borders, an international organization dedicated to bringing smiles to places where they are most needed. By purchasing an original work the collectors will have a chance to directly help children with trauma to experience the social, emotional, physical and cognitive benefits of laughter and humor.

plant lady, illustrazioni by laoralaora,

Pelty – Il suono dal fuoco: l’unico speaker bluetooth al mondo azionato dal calore del fuoco. Pelty è un oggetto intrinsecamente legato alla natura. Realizzato in ceramica, legno e vetro, Pelty utilizza il fuoco per espletare la sua missione: accesa la fiamma, riproduce la musica dei tuoi device. Nessun cavo elettrico lo lega. Nessuna batteria lo alimenta.

Pelty è composto esternamente da una base in legno su cui poggia la struttura in ceramica. Sulla base è presente un piccolo serbatoio ricaricabile di un qualsiasi combustibile comune – alcool domestico ad esempio, oppure bioetanolo, consigliato da Pelty perché inodore e per la bassa emissione di CO2. Basta accendere dunque lo stoppino collegato al serbatoio perché la cella di Peltier nascosta dentro la struttura, attraverso il suo differenziale di temperature, permetta che la magia abbia inizio: la riproduzione della musica che il device collegato gli invia attraverso la tecnologia bluetooth.


christopher broadbent, libro fotogafico, corso como 10,

Kochi Nights by Hans-Christian Schink,

Thorsten Brinkmann, "El Curtaisse"


nathalie du pasquier, michele de lucchi, richard woods: imaginary landscapes, oneroom gallery

Imaginary Landscapes is an exhibition that brings together a selection of works by three world class artists whose work crosses over the boundaries of art, design and architecture. It’s about domestic landscapes made of small objects that are in common use, as well as paintings and graphic works that investigate the same ideas but in different mediums.

katharina grosse, atoms outside eggs, museu serralves, porto

left, Hide & Seek by Maarten Baas at Design Museum Holon, ph Shay Ben Efraim.,

right, Buoni come il Pane, mostra collettiva a cura di Alessandro Guerriero e Alessandra Zucchi (Tam Tam) in Triennale,

sergei tchoban, capricci russi at the biennale del disegno, rimini,

left, rajahsthan, india, steve mc curry

right, rainbow, giampaolo barbieri

masters photographers, Whitelight Art Gallery – Copernico Milano Centrale


il nuovo spettacolo di Bruni e De Capitani, Lo strano caso del cane ucciso a mezzanotte, in scena all'Elfo Puccini di Milano fino al 13 gennaio.


Aerial Photographs Convey Humanity’s Devastating Effects on Nature



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Merano,  Terme Merano e il suo territorio

Merano è una cittadina situata nel cuore dell’Alto Adige. Qui convivono 40.000 abitanti di madrelingua tedesca e italiana, questa pacifica convivenza garantisce un mix unico di cucina, cultura, lingue e costumi. Terme Merano e territorio: è questo un legame indissolubile che da sempre contraddistingue l’offerta del complesso termale meranese. Dalla natura altoatesina provengono le materie prime che caratterizzano i trattamenti benessere, le saune, la linea cosmetica, il ristorante.


Sono moltissime le opere recentemente concluse o in fase di realizzazione nella capitale norvegese che portano la firma di grandi studi di architettura internazionali. Il Barcode è costituito da dodici grattacieli di diversa dimensione, intervallati da spazi vuoti, che lo rendono frontalmente un immenso codice a barre. Il progetto – coordinato dagli MVRDV, in collaborazione con i Dark Architects e A-LAB –, include uffici, appartamenti, spazi culturali e ristoranti situati vicino al fiordo che hanno ridefinito lo skyline della città. ph MVRDV – Jiri Havran,


Architects O2 Design Atelier, Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ph Alvin Tan

Text description provided by the architects. A home made for 2 is located within a prominent residential neighbourhood in the northern part of Kuala Lumpur. The client has certain requirements in term of design and space and priority was placed on revamping the Interior spaces while maintaining most of the exterior facade features. We have work closely with the client who was also a designer for the house.

For the rear façade treatment, we constructed new double-storeys brick masonry wall using vertically-laid stretcher bond to form an open courtyard with landscape that is open to the sky. The exposed brick wall consists of a clay and sand bricks mixture with small vertical slots for ventilation purposes.

Lake Flato and Matsys build pavilions with "petals" for San Antonio's Confluence Park

Confluence Park is located on a bluff overlooking the point where the San Pedro Creek merges with the San Antonio River. American firms Lake Flato and Matsys, along with landscape architect Rialto Studio, have designed the riverfront park, with sculptural pavilions that provide shade on sunny days and help collect rainwater during storms.,

“Lighthouse è un mini ufficio progettato e costruito come un mobile”, spiegano gli architetti Kagan Taylor e Justin Rice, che hanno ideato il loro spazio di lavoro. Il progetto è stato affrontato come un'opportunità di sperimentazione, ispirandosi a tecniche utilizzate in altri settori, appunto come i mobili, la costruzione d’imbarcazioni o tecniche dell'industria cinematografica. In alternativa alla costruzione di fondazioni, il mini edificio è stato montato su ruote industriali, in modo da poter essere spostato in un cortile


The Other Place is a creative guesthouse by the Li River in Pingle County, Guilin, and Studio 10 has just finished the renovation of its Dream-and-Maze-themed guestrooms. ph Chao Zhang

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The VietNam Hostel, Architects 85 Design, Vietnam, ph To Huu Dung

The VietNam Hostel is built opposite to Han Market, the most famous place in Da Nang for all residents and tourists worldwide. Han Market is regarded as the heart of the city. Every day, thousands of visitors come to visit and go shopping here, especially buy the local specialties. In addition, it takes less than a minute to walk from the VietNam Hostel to the romantic Han River. From here, tourists can easily travel around the city.

Architectural studio Designreserve has created a liquor store-cum-bar in Sanlitum, Beijing with three rooms that display rare bottles in increasingly intimate settings. Beijing-based Designreserve collaborated with graphic designer Zhizhi Liu to explore the traditions of communication in liquor culture and merchandise, by creating a facade covered with custom illustrated fonts.

Happy Face Pizzeria, King's Cross Estate.

Ménard Dworkind architecture & design have completed ‘Le Blossom’, a new bar and restaurant in Montreal, Canada. The designers drew inspiration in part from the work of Hollywood industrial designer Syd Mead, with the idea to create a singular environment, free from the usual and overused Japanese-themed clichés. Central to the design of the restaurant is a cherry blossom tree.

The cherry blossom tree stands 16 feet (5m) in width and 11 feet (3.5m) high, making it the restaurant’s own “totem pole”. The tree was custom-made in China before arriving in Montreal for assembling, and four lamps rest at the base and provide the tree with smooth, upward lighting, that highlights the pinkish silk foliage.


The exhibition ‘… in the dark’ is a collaboration between the Van Abbemuseum and the Temporary Art Centre in Eindhoven. It is part of the GLOW International Light Festival.

Wave & Particle applies technics used in geology to reveal the composition of stones and minerals. By means of layering optical filters between glass, the light is partially obscured and partially refracted. The result is a composition of colors that not only constantly changes, but also offers a unique picture that changes with each moment. There is no end to this variety.


Rivisita l’heritage orientale in chiave grafica e concettuale il duo Junpei & Iori Tamaki per Living Divani

La sedia Rivulet ha struttura in tubolare metallico o legno, impreziosita da un intreccio decorativo che ne diventa elemento caratterizzante. Modificando la scelta dei materiali di struttura e rivestimento, il suo concept può essere replicato anche all’aperto, personalizzando gli spazi outdoor con eclettismo.

left, Peter Pan Chair by Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance for ZaoZuo

The large soft seat and the petal back of the Peter Pan chair embodies the joyful and playful side of design, invoking the name. Peter Pan is a free spirited young boy who can fly and never grows up.

right, Seattle-based architecture firm Olson Kundig  has completed the redesign of the Space Needle

Tavolo Edge, fatto di scarti lapidei e lignei, di Marco Mirko Nani per Stonethica, ph Matteo Dunchi

i nuovi bicchieri di Salviati

le candele della collezione 1001 lights di Lladrò

I coperchi sono dipinti con diverse tonalità di rosso e le finiture sono dorate. I vasi delle candele sono in porcellana trasparente, che consente il passaggio della luce. Tutte le candele della collezione portano la stessa fragranza "Arriva La notte " con ingredienti come il cassis, il fiore di loto e l'incenso e rappresentano la magia della notte e della luna piena.


gianni caon, venezia, isola di san giorgio vista da san marco

Peter Steinhauer, “Cherry Street Cocoon, Hong Kong” (2009) (courtesy the artist)

Photographer Peter Steinhauer spent two decades photographing the traditional bamboo scaffolding that endures in Hong Kong.

Fabrice Dunou

Prises de vues à la cité des sciences de Valence (Espagne). Architecte Santiago Calatrava

 Eric Petschek, Messico


Allan D'Arcangelo, Smoke dream 1963 olio su tela.

In un luogo incantevole, la Fondazione Magnani Rocca svolge ormai da lungo tempo una azione di alta qualità nel campo della promozione dei beni culturali, e riesce a farlo anche grazie ad una programmazione di mostre sempre all’altezza delle aspettative e di rimarchevole scientificità. E’ la volta della Pop Art americana, e il percorso si incentra su un personaggio-simbolo di quel notissimo movimento, indiscutibilmente non soltanto artistico, che fu Roy Lichtenstein. Ma è un piacere poter vedere opere famose e assai interessanti di vari altri esponenti della Pop; specie ci attraggono i lavori di Allan D’Arcangelo (1930-1998), da qualche anno assente dal panorama espositivo italiano.

Dalla fondamentale mostra personale del 1963 in avanti, per una carriera lunga un cinquantennio, l’artista ha confermato la sua sensibilità verso la società contemporanea statunitense, sapendo come creare un raffinato vocabolario segnico che diventa la sua cifra: le autostrade, che si uniscono alla immagini di donne sensuali e ribelli, sono una costante, declinata in soluzioni compositive di grande invenzione. D’Arcangelo è un maestro nelle campiture cromatiche, capaci di catturare lo sguardo più distratto ed annullare la prospettiva, e, a testimonianza dell’artista, anche un debito significativo verso Giorgio de Chirico. I suoi dipinti sono presenti in numerosi musei e collezioni di respiro internazionale. A.Rapelli

Akademie der Kunst, Picture Cellar, Pariser Platz, Berlino

Un piccolo gioiello che pochi conoscono si cela nei sotterranei dell’Accademia di Belle Arti di Berlino. Si tratta di una stanza, di una cantina per essere precisi, tutta affrescata da ex studenti poco prima della costruzione del Muro di Berlino. Siamo tra il 1957 e il 1958 quando un gruppo di ragazzi dipinge scene dionisiache tanto da far diventare lo spazio uno di quei simboli anticonformisti della Germania dell’est. dopo trent’anni di chiusura, questo spazio viene riaperto. ph Andreas FranzXaver

Spanish designer Chus Burés is partnering with El Museo del Barrio to commemorate NYC Jewelry Week 2018 and introduce his newly launched New York-based jewelry brand CHUS X CHUS.

El Museo del Barrio, founded by a coalition of Puerto Rican parents, educators, artists, and activists, is the nation’s leading Latino and Latin American cultural institution,


Il Museo del Paesaggio di Verbania ospita fino al 6 gennaio 2019 una mostra multimediale che raccoglie tutti i progetti presentati in concorso alla 10ma edizione della BIENNALE INTERNAZIONALE DEL PAESAGGIO DI BARCELLONA.

Il percorso si dipana tra le sale del Museo attraverso sei tappe di scoperta dei progetti tramite diverse slideshow: complessivamente i visitatori possono ammirare 223 opere selezionate in quattro diversi ambiti espositivi – articolazione, transazione, rigenerazione e intersezione -, oltre alla raccolta dei progetti inviati dagli studenti di 68 università internazionali; sono poi esposti i progetti dei 10 finalisti di quest’ultima edizione

L’exposition Au fil des araignées au Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Nantes  emmène à la découverte des araignées, depuis les aspects surprenants de leur biologie jusqu’aux mythes qui leur sont liés. Elle explore leur mode de vie et dresse un panorama des différentes espèces de notre région. Objets de collection, spécimens vivants ou modélisés, films, images et dispositifs utiles à une meilleure compréhension de cet animal extraordinaire

Au fil des araignées – Jusqu’au 7 janvier 2019
Muséum d’histoire naturelle – 12 rue Voltaire à Nantes

left, By or Of Marcel Duchamp or Rrose Sélavy, una mostra dedicata a Marcel Duchamp  fino al 22 dicembre 2018 nel nuovo spazio romano della galleria Casoli De Luca.

right, Giacomo BALLA (1871-1958) Linea di velocità (recto), Vortice (verso), 1916-1917. Paravento a due ante, fronte e retro Idropittura e grafite su cartone tamburato.

Milano. La mostra Coop_70. Valori in Scatola, con un percorso esperienziale  ripercorre la storia dell’Italia, dal bianco e nero del secondo dopoguerra ai pixel dell’era digitale, attraverso i prodotti a marchio Coop. La mostra è curata da Giulio Iacchetti e Francesca Picchi, con progetto allestitivo di Matteo Ragni e Marco Sorrentino e contributo grafico di Leonardo Sonnoli.

Pesci, disegnati e progettati per una mostra collettiva, galleria Antonia Jannone


Serralves em Vila Real, Manoel de Oliveira, o imaginàrio do douro

A Fundação de Serralves e a Câmara Municipal de Vila Real apresentam no Teatro Municipal de Vila Real um ciclo dedicado às representações do Douro no cinema de Manoel de Oliveira.


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1) Tschoban Foundation, Berlino, ph Roland Halbe

nell'area dell'ex birrificio di Pfefferberg ha sede il Museo di disegno architettonico della Tchoban Foundation. L'architetto Sergei Tchoban ha dato vita alla fondazione nel 2009, conferendole la sua collezione. Importante disegnatore lui stesso, Tchoban ha raccolto eccezionali tavole di architetti che vanno dal XVI al XXI secolo, con particolare attenzione ai costruttivisti russi. L'edificio è stato progettato dallo studio di architettura Tchoban di Mosca

2) American architecture firm Johnston Marklee has completed a cultural building in Texas, with a white linear form punctured by courtyards. Menil Drawing Institute is the fifth art building to join the Menil Collection's 30-acre (12-hectare) campus in Houston's museum district. The institute showcases modern and contemporary drawings from the private collection of John and Dominique de Menil.

3) il nuovo Museo di Arte contemporanea e polo multiculturale PalaisPopulaire a Berlino. Deutsche Bank crea nel cuore di Berlino uno spazio stimolante per il dialogo e l'incontro con arte, cultura e sport.

4) Vilnius, la capitale della Lituania, amplia la propria offerta museale con l’apertura del MO Museum. il museo è situato all’interno di un edificio progettato dall’architetto Daniel Libeskind e ospita una collezione di oltre 5.000 opere d’arte contemporanea, tra dipinti, disegni, stampe, fotografie e sculture, realizzate da artisti lituani dagli anni ’60 a oggi.


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There is "no good Brexit" say Foster, Rogers and Chipperfield in open letter to UK prime minister

Over 1,000 leading architects have signed a letter to the UK prime minister stating that Brexit would be "devastating" to the architecture profession. "We believe that there is no good Brexit," says the letter, which was organised by Piers Taylor, founder of Invisible Studio and BBC presenter. Addressed to Theresa May, the Brexit letter has been signed by some of the most influential architects in the UK.

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Delf, Museum Prinsenhof

Visitando la mostra “Guglielmo d’Orange è qui”, al Museo Prinsenhof fino al 3 marzo 2019, si fa un passo indietro nel tempo seguendo le orme di questo personaggio fondamentale per i Paesi Bassi. Si vedono le stanze nelle quali ha vissuto, lavorato e preso decisioni importanti.,


Frank Gehry's Jagged Aluminum Luma Arles Takes Shape in France

the Frank Gehry-designed Luma Arles complex as construction continues in the French town of Arles. The arts center, situated on a former SNCF rail yard, will offer exhibition, research, education, and archive space within a 46-meter-tall, aluminum tile-clad tower. ph Hervé Hote

Constructed from a concrete core and steel frame, the scheme emerges from a circular glass atrium echoing the town’s Roman amphitheater. The distinctive jagged form above the atrium echoes the region’s rugged mountain ranges, with glass boxes extruding from reflective aluminum panels.

MVRDV's Radio Tower & Hotel for New York constitutes colourful Lego-like blocks

Dutch firm MVRDV has broken ground on its first project in the US: a mixed-use "vertical village" made up of yellow, blue, red and green brickwork volumes.

Construction work has started on the 21,800-square-metre tower at 2420 Amsterdam Avenue, in the Washington Heights neighbourhood towards the northern tip of Manhattan.(Eleanor Gibson)

Aoyama Technical College by Sei Watanabe, Tokyo

The Aoyama Technical College in Tokyo looks like a robot captured mid-transformation. Designed by Sei Watanabe, the building aims to anticipate what future cities will look like. It is meant to “represent a new order through the tolerance of chaos.


the work of new york-based interior designer sasha bikoff lies at the intersection of 18th century french rococo and 1980s italian memphis milano. this year marks sasha’s first participation in the annual ‘kips bay show house’ of exceptional interior design.

since 1973 interior designers have been annually invited to transform a manhattan home into an exhibition of design, art, and technology. while the kips bay decorator show house project was initially launched to raise funds for enrichment programs for new york city children, it had grown over four decades into a trend-setting event attended by thousands of designers and enthusiasts. this year sasha had been presented with the opportunity to redesign the stairway of the famed showhouse.

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located on the lule river in northern lapland, the arctic bath hotel will float during the summer and be suspended in the ice in winter days. you might have the chance to see the aurora borealis. the central spa. ph johan kauppi

this hotel a piancavallo, pordenone)features dormer windows that mimic northern italy's mountainous landscape. designed by italian architect stefano pujatti, 'hotel 1301 inn' takes its name from its altitude at exactly 1,301 meters (4,268 feet) above sea level.,

seoul-based studio labotory has designed a large draft beer brewery in incheon, south korea as the face of ‘caligari brewing,’ a brand of handmade beer.

the introduction of the restaurant and brewery into the street of ikseon-dong was a great challenge and adventure for caligari brewing, whose brand image and direction is in contrast to that of the traditional korean style street. the name and image of the bewing company was created in homage to the movie ‘the cabinet of dr. caligari,’ leading toward dark and masculine interiors with a feeling of cinematic closeness and intimacy.,

Pizza 4P's, Hanoi, Vietnam,Takashi Niwa Architects, ph Do Huu Tam

A restaurant for gathering in a garden surrounding pizza oven. It is a Vietnamese culture to connect deeply with family and friends through gathering and sharing. Pizza 4P’s adopts the motto of “Delivering Wow, Sharing Happiness”. As such, the challenge of this project is to combine both local culture and restaurant motto to create an appropriate dining atmosphere. Located at the center of Hanoi


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1, Specchio/mensola Pablo da parete composta da superfici riflettenti, supporto in lamiera di acciaio piegata, saldata e verniciata in colore titanio di Marco  Brunori per Adele-c

2, Poltroncina e specchio, Adele-c

3, scrittoio ideato dall'artista Mario Airò per Adel-c è un complemento d'arredo caratterizzato dalla raffinata combinazione di materiali differenti: gambe in massello di acero dalla linea affusolata e dinamica sorreggono un piano a ribalta e, oltre, una serie di ripiani a vassoi realizzati entrambi in bambù chiaro; la superficie del piano, impreziosito da una fascia perimentrale in bambù scuro, svela infine un "colpo di scena" ricco di poesia, un globo che proietta un ologramma.

Fringe side table series designed by Ulrike Jurklies

The 15 mm Versato® Crystal edge sheet – especially when in bright light – generates a unique look and feel as the elegant colour of the material only really shows at the laser cut edges. The thickness of the sheets also results in a solid, durable and lasting piece of furniture. The occasional tolerances of the cast sheet are compensated through a simple mechanical spring mechanism. Through basic joining principles the need for tools, glue or other fastening techniques is eliminated and flat packed shipping is possible.,

La nuova seduta di Jun Yasumoto per Colos si compone interamente di metallo, con struttura in tondino d’acciaio e scocca in rete.

Yasumoto è riuscito nell'obiettivo di coniugare linee classiche ed estetica contemporanea. Ispirata alle sedute per esterni in canna naturale tipiche delle terrazze parigine, Villa ne reinterpreta il metodo d’assemblaggio dei componenti formanti la struttura, con lo scopo di comporre singole parti per arrivare ad una efficace rigidità strutturale,

Giorgio Vigna, Acque Astrali, Studio La Città, Verona

il tema dominate è l’acqua, elemento ricorrente in tutte le opere esposte: dalle Acque Astrali, sassi in vetro di Murano – sorta di pietre d’acqua con inclusioni d’aria sospesa che evocano l’altrove, alle Cosmografie, lavori su carta realizzati con la tecnica dell’acquatipo, dove l’inchiostro viene disperso in acqua creando galassie imprevedibili, fino alle recentissime Acque, ciotole di varie dimensioni in cui Vigna esplora le possibilità del vetro nella relazione mistica fra acqua e fuoco.,

New Scandinavian Glass, Vessel Gallery, London


tappeto della serie trame d'oro di Illulian

El Anatsui’s shimmering bottle-cap tapestries to Nevet Yitzhak’s renditions of Afghan war rugs.

left, Architectural Wonders wallcovering by Misha

right, wallpaper by Zuber


Irving Penn

Encompassing multiple works drawn from the collection of The Irving Penn Foundation, the exhibition will showcase Penn’s mixed-media paintings from the late 1980s through the early 2000s, highlighting the artist’s experimentation with materials, form, and colour.

Drawing inspiration from leading 20th century figures such as Henri Matisse, Giorgio Morandi, and Fernand Léger, Penn’s textured, primarily abstract, paintings deviate from the striking style of his photographs yet share in similar techniques and bold character. Penn’s paintings comprise successive layers, resembling collages. In an evolution of his platinum-palladium printing technique for photography, many of Penn’s paintings commenced with the artist creating a drawing in graphite or ink of subjects ranging from mushrooms to mythical creatures, which he would then photograph, enlarge, and print to emphasize his lines’ graphic style.


left, en plein air, Vincenzo De Cotiis, a solo gallery show at Carpenters Workshop Gallery London

right,  Shozo Michikawa: Natura, Gesto, Scultura, Officine Saffi, Milano

Akademie der Kunst, Picture Cellar, Pariser Platz, Berlino

Un piccolo gioiello che pochi conoscono si cela nei sotterranei dell’Accademia di Belle Arti di Berlino. Si tratta di una stanza, di una cantina per essere precisi, tutta affrescata da ex studenti poco prima della costruzione del Muro di Berlino. Siamo tra il 1957 e il 1958 quando un gruppo di ragazzi dipinge scene dionisiache tanto da far diventare lo spazio uno di quei simboli anticonformisti della Germania dell’est. dopo trent’anni di chiusura, questo spazio viene riaperto. ph Andreas FranzXaver

As part of the recent lluèrnia festival of light and fire in Catalonia, David Oliva of SP25 Arquitectura and Anna Juncà of Atelier 4 created this spectacular flow of lava using common fortune teller origami figures.

Over 10,000 folded pieces of paper were needed to create the work that was illuminated from underneath and further brought to life with smoke machines. Titled simply “Origami Lava,” the piece was affixed to an abandoned building in Olot, a town surrounded by dormant volcanoes.

Patrick Heron, Cadmium with Violet, Scarlet, Emerald, Lemon and Venetian: 1969, The Tate St Ives

The exhibition will stretch from Heron’s early work in the 1940s to his death at the very end of the 20th century, showing the full evolution of his vibrant abstract paintings.


a Casa Botticelli, Marco Klee Fallani, Butterfly Project, in occasione dell'VIII edizione di Contemporaneamente –  Arte design artigianato e cultura contemporanea, Firenze 1-24 dicembre 2018/, Associazione via Maggio


Camper collezione 2019‎

Nio and Hussein Chalayan launch clothing collection inspired by world's fastest electric car

Chinese electric car company Nio has launched its debut clothes collection in collaboration with experimental fashion designer Hussein Chalayan. The limited edition capsule collection, called Neo Extreme, contains 18 pieces including hoodies, polo shirts, t-shirts and dresses. Each is inspired by the company's Nio EP9 car, which is the world's fastest electric car.


net guard drone rescues people from highrise fire emergencies

traveling at high altitude to reach the scene of the emergency in the fastest possible time, the drone approaches the scene and unfolds into four parts with a safety net at the center (dan cunningham).

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