sustainability
Sun tan patterns by Nendo

Sun tan patterns by Nendo

One of the defining qualities of natural leather is that the change it undergoes with years of use does not equate a reduction in quality but rather an addition of character, and this wearing-in actually results in a more attractive piece of material. It occurred to Japanese designer group Nendo that they could exploit this...
Nothing to Wear

Nothing to Wear

The exhibition Nothing to Wear by Pia Mouwitz challenges the idea that I do not have anything to wear. With a picture of all my clothes, I want to see for myself and try to understand the value of each garment and what meaning they actually have. The presentation of all the 315 garments from...
Imperfect Design by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

Imperfect Design by Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe

In 2011 the Dutch designers Van Eijk & van der Lubbe travelled to Guatemala to design the first collection for Imperfect Design. The local techniques and materials of the craftsmen from Guatemala were used as a starting point for their designs, which ended up in a pure and eye-catching collection of vases made of recycled glass. The collaboration...
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...
Rapid handmade production

Rapid handmade production

3 to 5 Seconds is a project by Swedish industrial designer Jenny Nordberg. Like many other of her projects part of a larger and ongoing work about how we produce and consume today, how we’ve done historically and how we could do it in the future. In the project 3 to 5 Seconds she examines...
New York på Dalsländska by John-Michael Ekeblad

New York på Dalsländska by John-Michael Ekeblad

New York based Swedish designer and and communication and brand strategist John-Michael Ekeblad has been invited to host a solo show this past summer at Dalslands Konstmuseum called New York på Dalsländska. Here follows John-Michaels own story about the background to the show. I live and work in NYC, and have my roots in Dalsland,...
Graphic print and villa concept by TAF

Graphic print and villa concept by TAF

Paper Collective brings together graphic designers, agencies, artists and illustrators to create inspirational and iconic graphic prints while promoting great causes and charities. For every poster they sell, the donatation is at least 15%. In the collaboration between design and architectural office TAF and Paper Collective the donation will benefit the organisation ASF International (Architecture Sans...
David Carlson to present at Singapore Design Week

David Carlson to present at Singapore Design Week

David Carlson, editor-in-chief of David Report, will be involved in the upcoming Singapore Design Week, taking place March 10–16. Together with Tim Power and Claudio Colucci David will present at the Furniture Design Forum arranged by SingaPlural. The forum aims to encourage a cultural exchange of ideas, inspiration and instill a spirit of entrepreneurship among designers in Asia...
Real-time food sharing habits

Real-time food sharing habits

At any given moment there are over 6 million mentions of bacon on Instagram. Compare that to mentions of healthier foods and the imbalance is depressingly dismal. So Tiny Rebellion created the Food Porn Index, the first head to head tracker of society’s real-time food porn sharing habits. Behind a phrenetic dashboard that tallies hashtagged mentions...
Stockholm Design Week 2014: LAST - purchase an object directly from its maker

Stockholm Design Week 2014: LAST – purchase an object directly from its maker

LAST, a collaboration between Åsa Jungnelius, Gustaf Nordenskiöld and Fredrik Paulsen, is a pop-up experience, a shop that can appear anywhere, be it an interior design shop, a gallery, online, or outdoors. Next week during Stockholm Design Week you can experience LAST at Upplandsgatan 9. The concept behind LAST is simple: purchase an object directly from its...