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Yves Béhar Mixes Things Up with Sodastream

Sodastream created a wonderful idea to create your own soda at home. Now the idea has been taken to the next level during Milan Design Week with the Sodastream MIX designed by Yves Béhar. This is a prototype machine that can now carbonate any liquid – including liquids with fruit or pulp – which opens…




Starbucks Tokyo Pop-up Shop by Nendo - Featured Image

Starbucks Tokyo Pop-up Shop by Nendo

On trendy Omotesando street in Tokyo, Nendo created a pop-up shop dedicated to Starbucks’ espresso drinks with a space designed like a library complete with bookshelves and of course – books. Nine different books, each in a different color representing a different drink ranging from lattes to cappuccinos to cafe mochas, are placed on the…




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Chair Farm by Studio Aisslinger

The Chair Farm by Studio Aisslinger is a utopic vision for the future. As we become more aware of our own carbon footprint, topics such as sustainability have surfaced more often, influencing our choices when selecting products to buy. Just as you can harvest strawberries in the winter, you may perhaps in the future purchase…




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London Design Festival 2012 Landmark Projects

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the London Design Festival. Each year, the Festival invites several designers to create installations around the city, such as last year’s installations at the V&A. Let’s take a look at this year’s projects: BE OPEN Sound Portal, Trafalgar Square Imagine an alien, rubberized structure in the middle of…




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Milan 2012 Preview: Heineken Pop-up Club

One of the coolest pop-up installations for this year’s Salone del Mobile is probably Heineken’s pop-up nightclub. This pop-up club is the result of a year-long initiative called Heineken® Open Design Explorations Edition 1: The Club, which offered 19 up-and-coming designers chosen from Milan, New York, Sao Paulo and Tokyo – by world class experts…




Nonslip Alcantara Birdhouse by Nendo - Featured Image

Non-slip Alcantara Birdhouse by Nendo

Nendo is part of 11 international designers participating in an exhibition called “Can You Imagine? Alcantara, potential of a material” at the MAXXI in Rome. This exhibition specifically explores the uses of Alcantara, a suede-like artificial leather, in design. The team at Nendo designed a non-slip birdhouse out of alcantara, as they noticed the non-slip…




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Vitality: Korea Young Design at the Triennale Design Museum, Milan

The Triennale Design Museum in Milan (La Triennale di Milano) will present the second in a series of exhibitions dedicated to Asian design, with a selection of works by contemporary Korean designers. This follows the first series of “China New Design”. This exhibit, called “Vitality: Korea Young Design”, ranges from furniture design to fashion to…