The evocative underwater landscapes of Vanessa Barragao

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Vanessa Barragao is a Portuguese textile artist that recycles wasted yarns from the industry and transform them into underwater landscapes by focusing on artisanal techniques. Her wall hangings and rugs are sea gardens inspired by the colors, shapes and textures of the coral reefs. Vanessa Barragao was born in Albufeira, in the south of Portugal. During her Master degree at the Lisbon University …

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The modern craftsmanship of studio Agnes collection

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This is why we want to share the modern craftsmanship of studio Agnes furniture collection: 1//In a nutshell: Guatemala city-based studio Agnes was founded at the end of 2016 by designers Estefanía de Ros and Gustavo Quintana as a multidisciplinary studio focused on designing and creating furniture, objects, and spaces that live in the gray area between art and design. Their recent collection “Living-Stone” …

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The sophisticated and sensual furniture by Dooq

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This is why we want you to introduce to the sophisticated furniture series by Portuguese brand Dooq: 1//In a nutshell: Dooq has as main focus to celebrate the luxury of living. “Playing games” is their recent collection and includes a small yet very sophisitctated coffee table and a side one. Both elements are made out of a balanced game of marbles and brass to create …

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An ode to tactility: the RYU Restaurant in Montreal

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Montréal-based studio Ménard Dworkin Architecture & design has completed RYU Restaurant, a Japanese eatery that is all about tactile experience. Located in the upscale Westmount neighborhood, the sushi bar design combines the attention to craftsmanship and materiality that is at the core of the studio. RYU Restaurant blends the most contemporary style with Japanese sensibility, creating a space defined by carefully crafted pieces made of natural …

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Day 4+5: Highlights Milan Design Week 2018

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These are the projects that stand out the most for me which talk about flexibility (1+2) and tactility, two ongoing themes that will stay for us a while: 1// BUILT BY ALL BY STUDIOMAMA X MINI LIVING   Studiomama has been transforming for MINI LIVING an industrial space into a dynamic dwelling for a community to enjoy.Each unique living is equipped with a totem …

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Imprint of Skin by Floor van Doremalen

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I discovered Floor van Doremalen's work earlier in April at the Off-Salone in Milan. Since then we have been doing a bit of research learning about many interesting concepts around the Skin Textiles theme. Actually, in case you haven't seen it yet, there is an entire Trend Post for 2017 covering this topic. Wellbeing is one one most used words on a …

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