Monthly Archives: November 2011

Photography for good

On Sunday, Dec 4th at spazio Il Fischio in Milan, in via Procaccini 4 many artists’ photographs will be sold for charity for the benefit of a COOPI project: a disabled children home in Grafton, Sierra Leone. There will be shots … Continue reading

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OBSESSIONS: Alberto Meda’s

While talking a while back with Gabriele Diamanti, (remember? designlarge-d.blogautore.repubblica.it/2011/11/11/il-chiodo-fisso-di-gabriele-diamanti/), I started to wonder where another useful project ended up: Alberto Meda and Francisco Gomez Paz’s Solar Bottle that purifies water using UVA rays to get rid of pathogens. A … Continue reading

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It’s all about (manual) work: Giulio Iacchetti tells us

Designer Giulio Iacchetti has just presented us with a beautiful exercise on how contemporary design can marry craftmanship (and live happy ever after). Giulio has directed 4 colleagues  (Federico Angi, Carlo Contin, Dunja Weber and Studio 4P1B) in a workshop … Continue reading

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Classic, with brio

Call me decadent. But I really love this collection of small ceramic items by Damian O’Sullivan, Arian Brekveld & Chris Koens, decorated with the dainty paintings by  Caroline Hartman, Simon van Oosten & Paul Bartels. It’s called (surprise, surprise!) Blue … Continue reading

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Design at the (online) department store

The challenge is always the same. To bring good design to the large public by marrying quality and a less snobbish distribution approach, for the benefit of the consumer. Who is now, more than ever, paying great attention to the … Continue reading

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Tomorrow, DCasa is on the news-stands!

This is design too: a SOS plane by Bendik Torvin (www.torvin.no). Designing freely is a luxury: the experimental accessories of Atelier XJC (www.xjc.ch, photos http://www.milokeller.com). A magazine that is also wrapping paper (www.thewrappaper.com). And also… Why the past should be … Continue reading

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Projects and pans

Food as matter, colour, ink. As well as formal and aesthetic inspiration. For years Andrea Trimarchi e Simone Farresin (aka FormaFantasma, http://www.formafantasma.com) have been working amongst veggies and flours to make up design objects (and very much appreciated ones at … Continue reading

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