Fresh functional design for a primary school

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Christopher Elliott, when presented with the task of refurbishing St.Michaels Grammar School, admits’, was a steep learning curve. How to take a heritage-listed building, stepped in the school history, and create a fresh new functional design; that supports the dynamic minds of primary school students? They worked through it by asking the students what they wanted. Unanimously, they share a love of …

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A New Scene-Stealer Store By Forte Forte

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I believe we have never covered so many retail spaces of one brand as we do with the Italian clothing label Forte Forte. What struck a chord this time with its new scene-stealer store, was with no doubt the staircase shape and material! Sibling founders Giada and Paolo Forte have opened a new store in Chelsea teaming up with Art Director …

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Giveaway City Quitters Book by Karen Rosenkranz

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The dynamics of the cities and how week, after week, people keep populating them searching for a better life is a popular topic. But what about the opposite? City Quitters: where people go after the city? How is their life once they abandoned the concrete jungle? Karen Rosenkranz is an ethnographer and trend researcher who investigated to understand what it means …

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A sneak peek into an artist’s universe

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Artists are eclectic, and the way they live, especially their house and studio, raise curiosity. During Stockholm Design Week, Norm Architects, together with Menu and Dux, two furniture brands, created an installation that allowed the public to have a sneak peek into an artist's universe. //A staged house The staged house aimed to immerse the visitor in the living space of a …

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When Interior Design Meets Fashion: The Bauhaus Influence

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Once again, we celebrate the magical fusion of industries with the series When Interior Design Meets Fashion: Bauhaus. Bauhaus's  100 anniversary since founded in 1919 was celebrated in several industries along 2019 and still influences us in 2020. German architect, Walter Gropius, started this school in Weimar (Germany), as a 360° art education center. It was possible to study graphic design, furniture, …

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Our Top 5 Findings From Last Week

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To get the full picture of societal change, it is essential to be cross-reading. These are the 5 top findings from last week: 1//PHOTOGRAPHY There is beauty in decadence. Will Ellis has spent the last seven years photographing dismantling and falling apart building in New York City. The result is an ode to the passage of time. But also an invitation to …

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