Iwan Pol – How to soften concrete

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Concrete has seen in the past two years a huge influx of applications influenced by many DIY projects that were popping up with a focus on small furniture and accessories. But it still always had a rather industrial feel, heavy and permanent. Concrete is probably is one of the most widely used man-made materials still today, but its look&feel often falls short of …

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Circular shaped vases by Anna Varendorff

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If you are looking for a special Christmas gift for this year, these round shaped vases might be a excellent find. Melbourne based  Anna Varendorff is both a jeweller and a sculptor and founder of ACV Studio. As a jeweller she was acquiring metalworking skills which she now uses when forming, soldering and sanding her brass pieces. She says, when I am making …

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Is Jesmonite the future must-know material in interior design?

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There is so much going on the material world, it is not hard keeping up, it is just not possible if you are note entirely dedicated to the study of innovative materials. Is Jesmonite the future must-know material? Olivia Aspinall, offers fresh and fun surface finishes for the interior design industry through her design studio. She accidentally switched to hard surfaces …

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Symmetry, illusion and void by Maria Svarbova

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Themes of life often set up in Socialist-era public spaces – such as dining, swimming, a visit to the doctor – mundane aspects are triggering Maria Svarbova's conceptual photography the most. Born 1988 in Slovakia, she studies restoration and archaeology but found a medium for her artistic expression in photography.       © Maria Svarbova Her strong identity is characterised by the tranquil atmosphere that …

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Designer of the year 2017: Tristan Auer

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Maison & Objet Paris has chosen to spotlight during the September edition Tristan Auer as Designer of the Year 2017. His name is associated with elegance developing his own eclectic signature moving in between classical and contemporary references which his combines with well-balanced results. He features a stunning portfolio ranging from Chanel, Nina Ricci, Hotel du Louvre, Hotel de Crillon Palace to …

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New Art Direction by Cristina Celestino for Fornace Brioni

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You might think, it is probably the best kept secret where designers get their inspiration from - but looking at the work and some of the art direction by Cristina Celestino, some of her secrets seem to unveil. We can see artful connections to modern fairy tales, combined with spectacularly translated designs, reminiscing fashionable jewelry. Quoted to be a ‚Superstar‘ during the …

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