This Public Seating Beside A Lake In Latvia Provides A Place To Rest A Fishing Rod

March 23, 2019 Erin 0

Photography by Ansis Starks / H2E   Latvian-based Design Studio H2E has recently completed their public furniture installation named Anglers Seats, located on the shores of Lake Aluksne. The design of the special angling and rest spots were inspired by the shape of an aquatic plant, the Bog Arum (Calla palustris) that can be found on the Baltic […]

This New Watering Can Is Designed To Fit The Interior Of Any Contemporary Home

March 21, 2019 Erin 0

  Norwegian designer Stine Aas has created Grab, a new minimalist watering can that’s formed by two interconnected cylinders that meet at the base of the spout. Created for design brand Northern, Grab is stylish, quick to fill, and has a handheld shape that’s easy to grab hold of, eliminating the need for a handle. Plus the simple […]

Polish modernist Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak is celebrated in Manhattan retrospective

March 20, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
Patchwork exhibit by Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak

A scale model of a concrete housing complex features alongside architectural photography in this New York exhibition, detailing the works of Polish modernist architect Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak.  Patchwork: The Architecture of Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak is currently on show at the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Center for Architecture in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. AIA’s New York outpost organised

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Tom Dixon to open The Manzoni, a permanent restaurant and showroom in Milan

March 19, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0
The Manzoni Tom Dixon restaurant and showroom Milan

Designer Tom Dixon is opening a restaurant and showroom called The Manzoni in Milan, allowing his brand to “forget being temporary and build something permanent” in the city. The 100-cover restaurant, designed by Dixon’s Design Research Studio, will open next month in time for Milan design week, which runs from 9 to 14 April. The Manzoni, Dixon’s

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Take a tour of Shanghai via our new Pinterest board

March 10, 2019 Fiona Hartley 0

To coincide with Design Shanghai, we’ve curated a Pinterest board celebrating the best architecture and design that the city has to offer, including a shopping centre with a tessellating diamond facade by UNStudio and iridescent furniture created from …

A Strong Magnet Lets Users Change The Position Of This Vase

March 8, 2019 Erin 0

  Industrial designer Shinya Oguchi has created ‘Picture’, a minimalist white flower vase that has a strong magnet allowing the user to change the angle of the vase. The slightly curved shape of the vase provides a pocket for the flowers to sit in, with the back disc becoming a backdrop for the flower, turning […]

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Design awards Move the Needle with a better gender balance on juries

March 8, 2019 Augusta Pownall 0

International architecture and design awards programmes have improved the gender balance of their judging panels this year, although men still outnumber women, according to a survey conducted by Dezeen following our Move the Needle initiative. Of the eight awards programmes we surveyed for our Move the Needle campaign in 2018 – set up to promote

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10 champions for women in architecture and design

March 8, 2019 Amy Frearson 0
Voices of Women

On International Women’s Day, here’s a look at some of the individuals, collectives and organisations that are working hard to raise the profile of female architects and designers around the world. Voices of Women Voices of Women (VOW) made a big impression at last year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, organising a flash mob that called for an end

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Matthew Simmonds explores historic architecture in stone sculptures

March 5, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
Architectural sculptures by Matthew Simmonds

Doric columns, arches and vaulted ceilings are among the architectural details that Matthew Simmonds has carved from stone in these intricate sculptures.  The result of a lifelong interest in stone architecture, British sculptor Simmonds’ portfolio explores the characteristics of ancient and medieval buildings. Some of his models depict real structures, like Florence Cathedral, while others are abstract details. Each

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This Highly Textural Wall Sculpture Was Made From Capiz Shells

March 4, 2019 Erin 0

  London-based multi-media artist Rowan Mersh, has created ‘Placuna Pro Dilectione Mea II’, a circular wall sculpture that has the delicate appearance of tightly arranged feathers, but it’s actually made from something entirely different.   To create the wall-mounted sculpture, Rowan has used Capiz Shells, also known as the Windowpane oyster, which have been used […]