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Mirror Works by Jeppe Hein

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Specialising in reflective surfaces, Copenhagen born artist Jeppe Hein work outs of Berlin to create experiental and interactive artworks. His large-scale mobiles, mazes and technical works provide a mind-bending display with formal simplicity.

Via Trendland 



Design: The Week In Review 21/07/14

Anna Coe - Monday, July 21, 2014

A. Forest Cabin by Bernd Riegger offers sanctuary in the wild [via The Coolist]

B. Anny Wang uses contrasting materials in Akin Collection of funiture [via Dezeen]

C. A glamorous new furniture collaboration from two L.A. design luminaries [Tmagazine]

D. A jellyfish tank installed in an abandoned building in Liverpool by Walter Hugo & Zoniel [via ThisisColossal]

E. House of the Infinite by Alberto Campo Baeza [via DesignBoom]

F. Marx Design: Uppers & Downers [via Trendland]




Animated Architecture by Axel de Stampa

Anna Coe - Monday, July 21, 2014


French artist Axel de Stampa has created a series of GIFs that showcase famous buildings in motion and different perspectives. 

Via YellowTrace



Defini, Fini, Infini by Daniel Buren

Anna Coe - Thursday, July 17, 2014


After opening as an art space last year, Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse rooftop is this year playing host to an installation by French artist Daniel Buren. 

Titled Defini, Fini, Infini, the seven previously unseen artworks use a combination of mirrors and coloured panels to work and correspond to the concrete forms that are a permanent part of the building's roof. 

The installation will be open until the 30th of September. 



Form Follows Foam by Theresa Granlund

Anna Coe - Tuesday, July 15, 2014


As part of her MA thesis at Design Academy Eindhoven Therese Granlund has created a collection of chairs titled Form Follows Foam. Granlund takes the typical low grade material foam, and gives it a creative edge by dripping it over the frame of a standard seat. "I play with desire and provocation with a collection of furniture that blurs our perceptions of taste and values, acceptance and trash" notes Granlund.

Via Trendland.



Duddell's restaurant by Studioilse

Madeline Saxton-Beer - Friday, July 11, 2014



In another display of their eclectic design prowess, London forerunners in interior design, Studioilse showcase their talents at the exclusive Duddell's restaurant in Hong Kong. Located within the Shanghai Tang Mansion, the combined dining area and gallery features local art superbly curated by Ai Wei Wei complemented by ethnic rugs, travertine staircases and mid-century modern chairs. 

Via Trendland   



Design: The Week In Review 08/07/14

Anna Coe - Monday, July 07, 2014


A. Duffy London layers the abyss table to look like ocean depths [via DesignBoom]

B. Reverse perspective painting creates amazing optical illusion as you move around it [via Colossal]

C. The science of Comic Sans [via FastCoDesign]

D. Desktop fireworks by Tomomi Sayuda [via Mocoloco]

E. Jeff Koons' Technicolor takeover of the Whitney Museum [via Wallpaper]

F. Cafe Francais Paris interior [via TrendLand]



Design: The Week In Review 23/06/14

Anna Coe - Monday, June 23, 2014

A. Yelp's downtown San Francisco headquarters [via FastCoDesign]

B. Bounce Below: A giant network of trampolines suspended in an abandoned Welsh slate mine [via Colossal]

C. Green Roofed Labyrinth house by Estudio Entresitio [via TheCoolist]

D. An interview with the artist Will Cotton [via DesignBoom]

E. Roderick Vos showroom [via DailyIcon]




Design: The Week In Review 10/06/14

Anna Coe - Monday, June 09, 2014


A. Architectural columns constructed from suspended charcoal by Ghi Bahk [via Colossal]

B. Vasily Klyukin conceives super yachts for bold luxury travel [via DesignBoom]

C. Photo essay of life in Palm Springs [via FastCoDesign]

D. David Shrigley puts his twisted spin on the interior of the London restaurant Sketch [via Tmagazine]

E. Diane Von Furstenburg puts her spin on Google Glass [via TheCoolist]

F. Parisian interior artist Mathias Kiss [via Trendland]



Luminaire installation by Rem Koolhaas

Anna Coe - Monday, June 09, 2014

Architect Rem Koolhas has created are large-scale lighting installation that's designed to appear as a grand stage set. Titled Luminaire, the piece measures 20 metres in width and six metres in height and is constructed using thousands of coloured glass bulbs and 15 kilos of Swarovski crystals. 

Luminaire will be on display at the Venice Biennale from June 7 to November 23.