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Motion + Design + Magic: delivering the concept to the stomach

Motion + Design + Magic: delivering the concept to the stomach

The food and drinks served at a party are as important as the party itself. For opening parties, say to launch an exhibition, even more so. It’s integral. But few event producers think in this integrated way. The food and drinks on offer should be a reflection of the essence of the exhibition. What guests...
Photos from Tokyo Design Week Part 3

Photos from Tokyo Design Week Part 3

This is the last picture report from the Tokyo Design Week 2009 by Kristina Dryza. Check the earlier ones here and here.
Photos from Tokyo Design Week Part 2

Photos from Tokyo Design Week Part 2

This is a new post by David Report contributor Kristina Dryza.
Photos from Tokyo Design Week Part 1

Photos from Tokyo Design Week Part 1

This is a new post by David Report contributor Kristina Dryza.
QR codes introduce new Danish design talent to Japan

QR codes introduce new Danish design talent to Japan

For an hour last week, just as dusk crept over the streets of Daikanyama, the Royal Danish Embassy hosted a small launch reception for its new building façade. Curated and art directed by Per-Ole Lind the facade features Danish furniture designers of both the classic and new generation. Wanting to create a direct link between...

Bike Share System 3.0

As the bicycle becomes the preferred form of transport in modern cities, Copenhagen is holding an open design competition for a new bike share system. The city wants the system to be a faithful friend in an hour of need for Copenhageners, and to be an attractive product for the city’s guests. Copenhagen’s bicycle system...
COME CLOSER - life inside the car

COME CLOSER – life inside the car

The latest exhibition by artist Jårg Geismar, COME CLOSER – life inside the car, concentrates on the inside, not outside, of cars. Le Corbusier, Edward Kienholz and Andy Warhol all worked with the body of cars in exhibition spaces but as Geismar explains, “The focus of cars is usually on the exterior as it’s easier...
Drainspotting - another wholly distinct aspect of contemporary Japanese visual culture

Drainspotting – another wholly distinct aspect of contemporary Japanese visual culture

As Remo Camerota was photographing his book ‘Graffiti Japan’ he came across various drain designs in different prefectures. Camerota started documenting these manholes and eventually collected enough to get a book together. “I noticed there was an otaku culture based around these manhole covers, as well as a huge internet following. People actually have website museums...
Hub Culture: For those who see the world on a global basis

Hub Culture: For those who see the world on a global basis

Hub Culture is home base for the world’s knowledge leaders merging the virtual and physical worlds. Stan Stalnaker in ‘Hub Culture – The Next Wave of Urban Consumers’ first wrote about the network of global urban modernists who orient themselves around hub living in 2002. The associated website became the resource and meeting point for...
More Milan Design Week snapshots

More Milan Design Week snapshots

Snapshots from the Milan Design Week / Milan Furniture Fair. This is a new post by David Report contributor Kristina Dryza.