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Joana Vasconcelos brings her subversive sculptures to Manchester art gallery

Joana Vasconcelos brings her subversive sculptures to Manchester art gallery | D_sign | Scoop.it

After successfully representing portugal at the 55th Venice Biennale, Joana Vasconcelos brings her sculptures to Manchester in her first major UK exhibition.

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A humorous look at why designers shouldn't be told how to do their job

A humorous look at why designers shouldn't be told how to do their job | D_sign | Scoop.it

Designers, or professionals working in the creative industry, would often face the unavoidable scenario of various individuals contributing their two cents’ worth in the design process.

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11 of the best designs for coffee lovers

11 of the best designs for coffee lovers | D_sign | Scoop.it

We've collected together some of the best coffee-related designs from the pages of Dezeen in honour of International Coffee Day.

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Arne Jacobsen's Drop chair comes back to life

Arne Jacobsen's Drop chair comes back to life | D_sign | Scoop.it

After 56 years Fritz Hansen is finally putting the Arne Jacobsen-designed Drop chair into production and we get a little insight into the chair's history.

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LDF exhibition turns well-known designers into clients

LDF exhibition turns well-known designers into clients | D_sign | Scoop.it

'What have you always wanted in your home, but have never been able to find?' This question, as asked by Terence Conran to a group of his friends, who just happen to include some of the most renowned designers and architects in the UK, was the beginning of a really quite wonderful project.

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A new bus for London by Heatherwick Studios

A new bus for London by Heatherwick Studios | D_sign | Scoop.it

Photos of the prototype of Thomas Heatherwick's redesign of the iconic routemaster bus for London, unveiled last week.

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Ordinary Architecture stages Hollywood sign hoax in Los Angeles

Ordinary Architecture stages Hollywood sign hoax in Los Angeles | D_sign | Scoop.it

Letters from the Hollywood sign appear to have toppled from their position in the Santa Monica Mountains, as part of a hoax by Ordinary Architecture.

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Yimmy Yayo's evocative New York photo diary

Yimmy Yayo's evocative New York photo diary | D_sign | Scoop.it

James W. Mataitis Bailey is the definition of a creative professional. You might know him from his wildly popular diary, Yimmy Yayo, a diverse collection of images, music, and film that creates a very appealing visual vocabulary.

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The beauty of Jenson's Roman typeface

The beauty of Jenson's Roman typeface | D_sign | Scoop.it

Although 15th-century printers were not artists or aesthetes — they were metal workers, punching type and maintaining these huge, new pieces of machinery — they were designing a means of expression intended to last (as the Roman letter-form had, by that point) a thousand years. And so it was that Nicolas Jenson, lately of Mainz, settled in Venice and began to punch type for a 1470 edition of Eusebius set in a Roman typeface.

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China considers an immense skyscraper shaped like a cloud

China considers an immense skyscraper shaped like a cloud | D_sign | Scoop.it

The strange-looking structure would be the second-tallest building on Earth.

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A city of bookcases

A city of bookcases | D_sign | Scoop.it

MDF manufacturer Masisa invited Los Contratistas to design a pavilion of building-like bookcases that when arranged together look like a city landscape.

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Using Doom to design a room

Using Doom to design a room | D_sign | Scoop.it

The program for a classic demon-slaying game is helping construction companies design hospitals and office buildings.

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A2 & New North Press' 3D-printed letterpress font

A2 & New North Press' 3D-printed letterpress font | D_sign | Scoop.it

Type studio A2-Type and London print shop New North Press have created a 3D-printed letterpress font. With a film about the project premiering at London Design Festival next weekend, we spoke to graphic designer Richard Ardagh and A2's Henrik Kubel about the process.

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What's inside Jason Wu's office

What's inside Jason Wu's office | D_sign | Scoop.it

For the fashion designer Jason Wu, his office holds both inspiration and sentiment. And then there’s that cat.

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21 awesomely well-designed products

21 awesomely well-designed products | D_sign | Scoop.it

We're always scouring the world of products for whatever's most innovative, clever, and beautiful.

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Vibrant papercraft insects made out of old magazines and other paper scraps

Vibrant papercraft insects made out of old magazines and other paper scraps | D_sign | Scoop.it

Belgian creative studio Soon turned old magazines and other paper scraps into delightfully vibrant papercraft insects as part of a brochure on recycled paper products for the Igepa paper company.

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The weird afterlife of the world's subterranean 'ghost stations'

The weird afterlife of the world's subterranean 'ghost stations' | D_sign | Scoop.it

With plans afoot to transform London’s disused tube stations into tourist attractions, Drew Reed digs into how underground stations get abandoned in the first place … and what could become of them in the future.

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Famous architects pick their favourite Brutalist buildings

Famous architects pick their favourite Brutalist buildings | D_sign | Scoop.it

Architects including Kengo Kuma and David Adjaye have revealed their favourite buildings from the post-war movement.

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Talking high-heel history with the curator of 'Killer Heels'

Talking high-heel history with the curator of 'Killer Heels' | D_sign | Scoop.it

The Brooklyn Museum’s 'Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe' plumbs the depths of its cultural history, from the Venetian Renaissance to the usual suspects of present-day closets (Louboutin, Blahnik, et al.).

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Zaha Hadid homeware collection launches at Harrods

Zaha Hadid homeware collection launches at Harrods | D_sign | Scoop.it

Architect Zaha Hadid has launched her first homeware collection, including vessels, candelabras and a chess set, at London department store Harrods.

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The Wizard of Oz, reimagined in minimalist graphics by Italian illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli

The Wizard of Oz, reimagined in minimalist graphics by Italian illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli | D_sign | Scoop.it

Precision, bold geometric shapes, and repetitive patterns that somehow amplify rather than dull the psychedelic sensibility of Baum’s whimsical world.

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One hundred years since the 'Golden Age' of posters began

One hundred years since the 'Golden Age' of posters began | D_sign | Scoop.it

Stop the presses: world-renowned typographer Alan Kitching commemorates the pioneers of poster design.

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Brutalist buildings: Unité d'Habitation by Le Corbusier

Brutalist buildings: Unité d'Habitation by Le Corbusier | D_sign | Scoop.it

With its proportions, chunky pilotis and interior streets, Le Corbusier's Unité d'Habitation is arguably the most influential Brutalist building of all time.

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Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery

Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery | D_sign | Scoop.it

Monet was an oils man, Michelangelo was set on stone, Moore was a gentleman who preferred bronze. For an acclaimed American artist on his way to Britain, only plastic will do. His medium: a million Lego bricks.

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The Click clique

The Click clique | D_sign | Scoop.it

How Dallas's Amber Venz transformed a stylish group of young bloggers into a powerful force in the world of fashion — and made them rich along the way.

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Finding feminism in fashion

Finding feminism in fashion | D_sign | Scoop.it

Having a sense of style is not selling out the sisterhood.

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