Monthly Archives: May 2012

Knitting is for grannies? Think again.

Ever thought that knitting is an old school hobby? You’d better open your mind. For years already, designers have been proposing a comeback of crochets, laces and knitted fabrics, boosting a pleasant home-made look. For all those who would like … Continue reading

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Activists engage designers in a Q&A about work conditions

What is the life of a designer really like? How does he or she get paid? How many graduates actually find a job? Who, amongst them, can afford to have children? And to survive without the support of parents, friends … Continue reading

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Tea Time Tattoo

What does a very well to do lady, with a dainty face and a body as tattooed as that of a sailor? If you happen to find her on a dish or a teapot you can rest assured that she … Continue reading

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Playing The Sartorialist at the Chelsea Flower Show

Celebrity designers Sarah Price (Telegraph garden & Olympic Village) and Arne Maynard (his garden for Laurent Perrier won the Gold medal at the show) At the Chelsea Flower Show one kind of expects loads of flowers. And there were many, for sure, … Continue reading

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A bit of order on the web

The other day I stumbled – by chance, a sit occurs on the internet – on a very intriguiging blog called «Things Organized Neatly». It is, as its name says, an astonishing collection of images of objects, people, landscapes, architectures, … Continue reading

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Colour can change your life (I learnt it in Denmark)

Hagit Pincovici’s designs are interesting. She uses colours as supporting elements to underline the form – and thus also the particular function of an object, she mixes materials, she focuses very much on the detailing of the joints between the … Continue reading

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From XL to XS in one click. Andrea Branzi’s kitchen for Veneta Cucine

People’s greatest frustration in relation to kitchens is related to dimensions. All producers keep on insisting on introducing extra-ordinary product lines (often with a futuristic look), offered to the public in an XXL version. Surely,  the XXS one also exists: … Continue reading

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Why a hotel is better off without the word «design» in its name

A former stately city home turned into a hotel was opened yesterday in Stockholm. It’s called Ett Hem. We liked to talk about it because Ett Hem embodies that particular type of nordic luxury – no show off just a … Continue reading

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Enough with self-celebrations about the greatness of Made in Italy. It’s time to rethink ourselves, with inclusion. A chat with Daniele Lago, an entrepreneur who believes in embedding creative thinking everywhere

Foto: Scuola Politecnica di Design, Milano How to renew the relationship between companies and the territory? How can production sites be turned into hubs of creativity and innovation? How should cities change – and optimize services and education, create platforms … Continue reading

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