Posts tagged "culture"
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...
Herbivore Men

Herbivore Men

 Herbivore Men (Herbivorous Males);  A new humankind who adapted in deflation with the era of low-growth Herbivore Men became a buzzword in Japan, 2008-2009. The term “Herbivore Men” (草食男; Soshoku-Kei Danshi in Japanese) was first coined by the author, Maki Fukasawa. Its new meaning is very different from what we might think. We are talking about herbivores. But the new definition...
craftslab - a laboratory of crafted product trends from around the world

craftslab – a laboratory of crafted product trends from around the world

craftslab is a laboratory of crafted product trends from around the world, most of them from Japan and France. The approach is to promote and develop partnerships between artisans, designers and retailers. craftslab has a range of simple and modern products, from tableware to fashion items. The company was founded by Aya Iwata, a japanese...
The dream of self-sufficiency and simple living

The dream of self-sufficiency and simple living

This spring my family and I stayed for ten days at a small Bed and Breakfast, Baan Rao, on the island of Koh Lanta in southern Thailand. And the way the lovely family that owns and runs the Bed and Breakfast live their life, made me remember a dream that occasionally pops up in my...
365 Charming Everyday Things

365 Charming Everyday Things

365 Charming Everyday Things is a project for introducing everyday items that have accompanied the lives of Japanese people. These items represent Japanese wisdom, skills and aesthetic sense, offer practical usefulness in everyday life, and provide a sense of comfort, fun and small happiness to us. A total of 365 charming items have been selected to...
A film about hope, fear and digital culture

A film about hope, fear and digital culture

PressPausPlay, the film about hope, fear and digital culture, is now available for everyone as an interactive version, as a free download. The best part about the interactive player is that all the interviews not included in the final theater edit are included here, which results in ten times the content. The player is also a “living”...
Design, Creativity & Culture: An Orientation to Design

Design, Creativity & Culture: An Orientation to Design

Design, Creativity & Culture is a new book release from Black Dog by Maurice Barnwell which provides an inclusive, cross-cultural study of design that will provoke readers to question both design and culture. The book goes deep into the multidisciplinary nature of design by referencing design history, design process, cultural studies, media studies, visual culture, political culture...
Awateef - handweaved by women from Kfar Manda in Galilee

Awateef – handweaved by women from Kfar Manda in Galilee

Awateef is a collaborative project between Knockoutdesign and Palestinian craftswomen of Kfar Manda village in Galilee. The designed series of objects gives a new interpretation of the meeting between the high precision industrial technology and the impeccable beauty and charm of the handicraft. Kfar Manda is a village with one of the highest percentage of...
New issue of Intermission magazine

New issue of Intermission magazine

Stockholm based quartely Intermission magazine which writes about issues in the area of fashion, music, art and culture is out with a new issue June 21. Among the stories are interviews and photography of Peter Philips, Chirstophe Lemaire, Bob Recine and Ezra Petronio. It’s not about celebrity or news factor, but photography and enduring stories....
A reminder of the Design + Culture in-depth trend report

A reminder of the Design + Culture in-depth trend report

  If you have note yet been reading our latest in-depth trend report called Design + Culture: A Return to Fundamentalism? here’s a short sum-up of the content: 1. GLOBAL VERSUS LOCAL If we lose our sense of Culture, we will have lost our state of collective consciousness and expression. Even if nation-hood is no...