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What is Cooking? ...MAD and loco'l!

What is Cooking? …MAD and loco’l!

For four years straight the Noma team, headed by Rene Redzepi, has hosted the MAD Symposium.  This year the theme was “What is Cooking. The event was co-curated by Alex Atala, a chef from Brazil who runs D.O.M currently known as the 4th best restaurant in the world and David Chang from Momofuku. I recently...
Marbelous Wood by Snedker Studio

Marbelous Wood by Snedker Studio

It is a culmination of years of experimentation and development that has led Pernille Snedker Hansen to produce her current works. Inspired by Suminagashi, an ancient Japanese craft, she has re-purposed the traditional craft of marbling. Working directly to explore the fluid nature of these techniques she manages to enhance materials and create unique forms. The...
Product ID - Everything has a story

Product ID – Everything has a story

Product ID is a product labeling initiative started by the Finnish design collective, Musta Design. The concept… to add value to the things we buy, own and use through storytelling and creating emotional connections. With a simple sticker we can label our objects to create a “family tree” or genealogy for ourselves and the future...
From Superfront to IKEA with love...

From Superfront to IKEA with love…

This Swedish firm, Superfront  has established their company on a solid foundation – Ikea storage modules. They have taken upon themselves, to design and develop cool new fronts, tops, handles and legs for your Ikea storage modules. Whether it is for your kitchen or bedroom, they offer a fresh new perspective and the opportunity to...
Desk Camping - Collaboration not charity

Desk Camping – Collaboration not charity

I recently came across this website in my search for an office space and was astounded by the concept and great thoughts behind! Desk Camping – Free Desk Here, started as Open Studio Club, is an initiative to bring people together – agencies with excess space meets freelancers in need of a working desk. At...
The 10-Year Hoodie

The 10-Year Hoodie

Today I  listened to “The Entrepreneurs” – a weekly radio show on Monocle.com on that focuses on people who run their own business or aim to. The topic was business who sell products that are meant to be re-used, mended and kept for life. One of the interviews was w. Jake Bronstein from the American...
Stockholm Design Week goes "Underverk"

Stockholm Design Week goes “Underverk”

During the soon upcoming Stockholm Design Week, a new and alternative fair will see the light of day – the Guerilla Design and Art Week.  The collaborative online art and design platform, UNDERVERK is hosting the event that takes place in the same period as the regular design festival, from 4 to 10 February. The...
COURSERA - changing the face of education globally

COURSERA – changing the face of education globally

Just this morning I read an article from yesterdays paper about Coursera – a new free online and interactive education system initiated by two American professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller from Stanford University in San Francisco. We offer high quality courses from the top universities, for free to everyone. We currently host courses from...
We feel fine - An exploration of human emotion, in six movements

We feel fine – An exploration of human emotion, in six movements

I have written about one of Jonathan Harris’ projects before – back then it was Cowbird. Now it is something older, but nonetheless equally fascinating. “We feel fine” is a program, a piece of code written to detect human emotions all over the world as they are declared online on blogs. Since August 2005, We...
Little Sun° - the Sustainable, Affordable & Solar-powered LED lantern

Little Sun° – the Sustainable, Affordable & Solar-powered LED lantern

Little Sun° Lantern is a solar powered LED light designed to provide an affordable healthy light source and help to improve the quality of life of people living in third world countries. The lantern is a joint project between by world-renowned artist, Olafur Eliasson and entrepreneur/innovative thinker, Frederik Ottesen. The lamp is based on a new...