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Unique modern Portuguese furniture

Unique modern Portuguese furniture | D_sign | Scoop.it

New Portuguese brand Picchio produces unique, signed pieces & their storage furniture uses interesting combinations of materials and clever geometries.

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The advancement of LED technology is like 'discovering America' for lighting designers

The advancement of LED technology is like 'discovering America' for lighting designers | D_sign | Scoop.it

Designers Daniel Rybakken and Francisco Gomez Paz discussed their latest chandeliers as well as the challenges and opportunities of LED lighting in a talk Dezeen hosted for Luceplan in New York.

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Cities from the sky: Stephan Zirwes' aerial drone and photo footage

Cities from the sky: Stephan Zirwes' aerial drone and photo footage | D_sign | Scoop.it

Suspended from a helicopter hundred meters above the ground, german artist Stephan Zirwes surveys political and social situations through his aerial photographic work.

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Mimi Jung's modern-day tea house envelops entrants within woven revolving walls

Mimi Jung's modern-day tea house envelops entrants within woven revolving walls | D_sign | Scoop.it

Mimi Jung has realized a modern interpretation of a tea house that meets the needs of contemporary life, while acknowledging its cultural associations.

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Dezeen's Top 10 picks for the London Festival of Architecture

Dezeen's Top 10 picks for the London Festival of Architecture | D_sign | Scoop.it

London Festival of Architecture 2016: a month-long programme of events and installations begins in the UK capital next week. Dezeen architecture editor Amy Frearson has picked out the highlights.

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Artist's illustrations about life spark comical responses from internet

Artist's illustrations about life spark comical responses from internet | D_sign | Scoop.it
Six years ago, illustrator Alex Noriega was inspired by tough times at work to start a blog as a means to make sense of it all. He 'wanted to put on paper all that [he] had learned in life as simple as possible and try to see if what was happening around [him] made any sense'.
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NYC's Central Park photographed in infrared by Paolo Pettigiani

NYC's Central Park photographed in infrared by Paolo Pettigiani | D_sign | Scoop.it

Photographer and graphic designer Paolo Pettigiani recently took a stroll through New York's Central Park armed with an infrared lens and took a number of fantastic shots that show the iconic park in a whole new light.

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Designer transforms dull mobile app icons into cute Toy Story-themed symbols

Designer transforms dull mobile app icons into cute Toy Story-themed symbols | D_sign | Scoop.it

Brazilian-based artist Leo Natsume has transformed regular Android app icons into cute Toy Story-inspired designs in a project for client Disney.

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Bold message on Hong Kong's tallest building

Bold message on Hong Kong's tallest building | D_sign | Scoop.it

For the past two nights, amid a dazzling, world famous skyline, the International Commerce Center -- Hong Kong's tallest skyscraper -- has glimmered with a secret message.

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Design Army creates political packaging for American chocolate

Design Army creates political packaging for American chocolate | D_sign | Scoop.it

Ahead of this year's US presidential election, creative agency Design Army is encouraging Americans to chose chocolate bars based on six illustrated packaging designs that represent different political opinions.

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A curved concrete library in British Columbia

A curved concrete library in British Columbia | D_sign | Scoop.it

Bing Thom Architects has completed a library near Vancouver featuring angled concrete walls, curved windows and a pointy corner that resembles a ship's bow.

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Artist spoofs evolution of Pokémon in comical illustrations

Artist spoofs evolution of Pokémon in comical illustrations | D_sign | Scoop.it

London, England-based 28-year-old artist Dan Martin creates amusing comics that appear weekly on his website Deathbulge. Yesterday, Martin shared his own entertaining version of how Pokémon came about using fake characters and made-up names that took off with users across Twitter and Facebook.

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What the Chinese junk can teach us about design thinking

What the Chinese junk can teach us about design thinking | D_sign | Scoop.it

Design thinking will not be able to deliver its true potential unless it incorporates a way to bring in strategic vision.

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An 'aerotropolis' grows near Zhengzhou

An 'aerotropolis' grows near Zhengzhou | D_sign | Scoop.it

The Chinese city’s airport-driven development strategy capitalizes on the 'economy of speed'.

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Why are there violent rabbits in the margins of medieval manuscripts?

Why are there violent rabbits in the margins of medieval manuscripts? | D_sign | Scoop.it

The image of cute little bunny rabbits doing horrible violence to people is strangely adorable – watching the twitchy nosed little guys beat the hell out of people who’d normally have then for dinner with rosemary, thyme and sage – but it does beg a simple question: what the hell is going on?

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Tiananmen Square photographer Stuart Franklin on seven of his favourite pictures

Tiananmen Square photographer Stuart Franklin on seven of his favourite pictures | D_sign | Scoop.it
'Photography is a creative impulse, close to an addiction for me. Most days I take pictures, and when I don’t for a while my life feels incomplete'.
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Artist creates impressive colossal portraits using the humble kitchen salt

Artist creates impressive colossal portraits using the humble kitchen salt | D_sign | Scoop.it

Norway-based Croatian tattoo artist Dino Tomic creates beautiful drawings on large canvasses with salt, only to erase his works that take hours, sometimes days to bring to life.

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The commercial vs. conceptual debate wages on at Fashion Week in Australia

The commercial vs. conceptual debate wages on at Fashion Week in Australia | D_sign | Scoop.it

The general dishabille spirit and commercial nature of the majority of the shows only made the outliers stand out more.

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Clever C-shaped handle, inverted umbrella lets you use your phone in the rain

Clever C-shaped handle, inverted umbrella lets you use your phone in the rain | D_sign | Scoop.it

Worried about dropping your phone while holding an umbrella? Say goodbye to that fear with this clever umbrella design.

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Moroccan jewel: Studio KO reveals design for new Yves Saint Laurent museum

Moroccan jewel: Studio KO reveals design for new Yves Saint Laurent museum | D_sign | Scoop.it
Studio KO has just revealed the first designs for the Yves Saint Laurent museum in Morocco, a new complex entirely dedicated to the legendary French designer and his work. Situated in Marrakesh, the establishment will house part of the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent Paris collection.
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Bright star: Lobmeyr celebrates the 50th birthday of its Met Opera chandeliers

Bright star: Lobmeyr celebrates the 50th birthday of its Met Opera chandeliers | D_sign | Scoop.it
Created by Hans Harald Rath of Austria’s family-owned glassware company Lobmeyr, which was founded in 1823, the chandeliers have been on object of wondrous fascination since the New York Metropolitan Opera opened on 13 September 1966.
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Artist recreates his childhood drawings with sophisticated digital illustrations

Artist recreates his childhood drawings with sophisticated digital illustrations | D_sign | Scoop.it

'Kiddie Arts' is a series of sophisticated digital illustrations by Netherlands-based artist Telmo Pieper that recreate a selection of his childhood drawings.

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Architecture as art at the XXI Triennale International Exhibition in Milan

Architecture as art at the XXI Triennale International Exhibition in Milan | D_sign | Scoop.it

Following a twenty year hiatus, the great Triennale di Milano international exhibition is back, with a vast program of exhibitions, events, competitions, festivals and meetings throughout the city.

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LEGO Music by Esteban Cardona uses plastic toy bricks to construct a DIY keyboard

LEGO Music by Esteban Cardona uses plastic toy bricks to construct a DIY keyboard | D_sign | Scoop.it
LEGO Music is a DIY keyboard that uses plastic toy construction bricks to create musical notes. the instrument invented by Esteban Cardona, along with benson rong and andrew kim, was awarded the Silver Pencil at the One Show’s advertising competition and was shortlisted for Future Lions 2016 (part of the Lion Cannes Festival).
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The woman who invented interior design and set Paris society on fire

The woman who invented interior design and set Paris society on fire | D_sign | Scoop.it

The turn of the century wrought many changes, and few took greater advantage than Elsie de Wolfe, the lesbian actress whose work in design and penchant for parties catapulted her to the top of world society.

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Lehel Kovacs illustrates iconic sporting grounds in world of stadiums

Lehel Kovacs illustrates iconic sporting grounds in world of stadiums | D_sign | Scoop.it

Kovacs has an ongoing kickstarter campaign to print the series, composed of sixty illustrations, in a postcard format.

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