• 1960s' Design MiniKitchen Get an Reissue from Boffi
    The Minikitchen is a re-issue of Joe Colombo's celebrated 1963 design, realised now in Corian® by Boffi . Joe Colombo's innovations has made him one of Italy's most influential designers...
  • Aquarium inside kitchen Island by Robert Kolenik
    Absolutely an eye catcher, this unique super-sized aquarium under the kitchen top will make the kitchen island the centre piece of the food talk...
  • Culturally- inspired McDonald in China
    NC Design & Architecture has been leading the new wave of makeover for McDonald's in Asia. The makeover is characterized by design elements inspired by local culture but with a modern interpretation...
  • Nuna- The Most Beautiful Popsicle You Will Ever Eat
    Nuna is a revolutionary popsicle with a faceted, almost architectural form mounted on a sustainable bamboo stick designed and manufactured by an international group of experts in design & food industry...
  • Nuna- The Most Beautiful Popsicle You Will Ever Eat
    Nuna is a revolutionary popsicle with a faceted, almost architectural form mounted on a sustainable bamboo stick designed and manufactured by an international group of experts in design & food industry...

Famous Artists Inspired Sketchbook Cover Design

Series of graphics inspired by world-famous portraits and self-portraits for a sketchbook cover design. All graphics are done by Ksenia Stavrøva.

The sketchbook can be found at "Podpisniye Izdaniya" bookstore in Saint Petersburg.
Famous Artists Inspired Sketchbook Cover Design
Famous Artists Inspired Sketchbook Cover Design
Famous Artists Inspired Sketchbook Cover Design
Famous Artists Inspired Sketchbook Cover Design


Famous Artists Inspired Sketchbook Cover Design
Famous Artists Inspired Sketchbook Cover Design
Famous Artists Inspired Sketchbook Cover Design
Famous Artists Inspired Sketchbook Cover Design
Famous Artists Inspired Sketchbook Cover Design


Biji Coffee Company Packaging Design by Apus Agency

An identity, packaging and website for a company distributing the superior grades of the fragrant coffee from unexplored coffee plantations of unique parts of Indonesia. Traveling hundred kilometres, Biji Coffee search for remarkable and inspirational product, that has never been on Russian and European market, for coffee-lovers who are passioned about high-quality and unique experience.

For now Biji Coffee has put on sale three high grades of arabica coffee, that can be found on their interactive website as well as on the shop shelves. Every package of coffee depicts a picturesque portrait of a farmer who has grown it with his own hands.

Biji Coffee Company packaging design is done by Apus Agency.

Biji Coffee Company Packaging Design by Apus Agency
Biji Coffee Company Packaging Design by Apus Agency
Biji Coffee Company Packaging Design by Apus Agency
Biji Coffee Company Packaging Design by Apus Agency


Biji Coffee Company Packaging Design by Apus Agency
Biji Coffee Company Packaging Design by Apus Agency
Biji Coffee Company Packaging Design by Apus Agency
Biji Coffee Company Packaging Design by Apus Agency



Meteor Wall lamp by Outofstock

Those of us who fancy another worldly light experience should look towards the Meteor. Inspired by extra-terrestrial minerals, this bold and artful lighting installation will transform your wall, as a singular piece or as a combination in different sizes.

Meteor Wall lamp is designed by Outofstock for Bolia.


The multi-cultural design collective was born out of a fortuitous meeting in Stockholm, hence the name Outofstock. Wendy Chua, Gabriel Tan, Gustavo Maggio and Sebastian Alberdi met at Electrolux Design Lab 2005. They decided to collaborate in 2006 and have since been working together across three cities and continents, sharing values of simplicity and poetry, sustainability and craftsmanship.

Based in Singapore, Barcelona and Buenos Aires, Outofstock designs products, furniture, lighting and spaces for international clients such as Ligne Roset, Bolia, Environment, Industry+, Biobu by Ekobo and the Sori Yanagi Foundation.

Outofstock has received several accolades for their work, including the Maison & Objet Rising Asian Talents Award 2015, Concurso de Diseño Interior Buenos Aires 2013, the President´s Design Award 2010, and the Elle Decoration Spain´s Young Talent of the Year 2009.
Meteor Wall lamp by Outofstock
Meteor Wall lamp by Outofstock
Meteor Wall lamp by Outofstock



Heartbeat: 100,000 Illuminated Balloons Suspended in Covent Garden by Charles Pétillion

French artist Charles Pétillon presents his first public art installation – and his first ever live work outside of France – in Covent Garden as 100,000 giant white balloons fill the grand interior of the 19th Century Market Building.

Weaving its way through the South Hall of the Grade II listed Market Building, Heartbeat stretches 54 metres in length and 12 metres in width, and incorporates gentle pulsating white light to symbolise the beating of a heart and reflect the history, energy and dynamism of the district.

Charles Pétillon said: “The balloon invasions I create are metaphors. Their goal is to change the way in which we see the things we live alongside each day without really noticing them. With Heartbeat I wanted to represent the Market Building as the beating heart of this area – connecting its past with the present day to allow visitors to re-examine its role at the heart of London’s life.

“Each balloon has its own dimensions and yet is part of a giant but fragile composition that creates a floating cloud above the energy of the market below. This fragility is represented by contrasting materials and also the whiteness of the balloons that move and pulse appearing as alive and vibrant as the area itself.”



AIAIAI Flagship Store

AIAIAI first retail-space called Studio A. In more flamboyant terms it could be deemed a flagship store, although it will probably be the smallest flagship store the world has ever seen...

Danish design studio Borg Brückner designed the whole of the 4 sq. meters flexible interior space to be packed floor to ceiling with records, gadgets and other products sold in the shop. the overall idea was to make a flexible interior that could change or evolve according to the needs of the brand and the modular product – and work within the small space.

The store will be an extension of the AIAIAI main office and face the bustling Studiestraede in Copenhagen’s busy inner city. So if you’re in Copenhagen and in the market for a new pair of headphones, or just want to see what the creative collective and their affiliates are up to, Studio A should be well worth a visit.
AIAIAI Flagship Store
AIAIAI Flagship Store
AIAIAI Flagship Store
AIAIAI Flagship Store
AIAIAI Flagship Store



GO-  Made to Measure 3D-printed Wheelchair

LayerLAB is the studio’s new research division, founded in 2016 to investigate new applications for emerging technologies and materials with the potential to meaningfully improve quality of life.

LayerLAB’s inaugural project is GO, a made-to-measure 3D-printed consumer wheelchair that has been designed to fit the individual needs of a wide range of disabilities and lifestyles. The custom form of the seat and foot-bay is driven by 3D digital data derived from mapping each user’s biometric information. The resulting wheelchair accurately fits the individual’s body shape, weight and disability to reduce injury and increase comfort, flexibility, and support. The accompanying GO app allows users to participate in the design process by specifying optional elements, patterns and colourways, and to place orders.

GO is the result of an intensive, two-year research period during which the studio interviewed dozens of wheelchair users and medical professionals to establish how to remove the stigma associated with wheelchairs as medical devices and create a more human-centered vehicle.

“We’re really excited to be working with Layer and Benjamin Hubert to bring the GO wheelchair to life. It’s an excellent example of the use of 3D printing to offer mass customisation and personalisation of products. An integral part of the Materialise ethos is to develop meaningful applications of 3D printing that have a positive impact on individuals’ lives, and the GO wheelchair is one of those projects with great potential.”

Philip Hudson, managing director, Materialise

GO-  Made to Measure 3D-printed Wheelchair
GO-  Made to Measure 3D-printed Wheelchair
GO-  Made to Measure 3D-printed Wheelchair
GO-  Made to Measure 3D-printed Wheelchair


GO-  Made to Measure 3D-printed Wheelchair
GO-  Made to Measure 3D-printed Wheelchair
GO-  Made to Measure 3D-printed Wheelchair
GO-  Made to Measure 3D-printed Wheelchair



Japanese Rice Bag DIY Guidelines

Recently we have published the cute Japanese Rice Packaging (See: Sangamura). Here we found the way to do the packaging yourself. The DIY guide is from SOYL: Story Of Your Life.


Japanese Rice Bag DIY Guidelines
Japanese Rice Bag DIY Guidelines
Japanese Rice Bag DIY Guidelines
Japanese Rice Bag DIY Guidelines

  • First up, we have to make the bottom of the bag with a piece of cardboard. Mine is an A5, half of the A4 cardboard. 
  • Cover the piece of cardboard with the faux leather, both sides and glue it together.
  • Now the measurements for the bag. Wide is 74 cm plus 5 cm en height is 68 cm. You can always cut the fabric off the top once your done.
  • Glue or stitch the sides together using the extra 5 cm.
  • Fold the bottom like the picture.
  • Insert the piece of cardboard.
  • Now glue as you see on the pic.
  • Fold like an envelope.
  • You need to make straps with the left over material.
  • Make two cuts, 5 cm apart.
  • See pictures how to fold with two different methods: a. Just role the strings downwards and tie the strings together. b. Fold the two corners inwards and then role it downwards.




A' Design Awards & Competition 2016 - 2017- Winners


The A’ Design Awards & Competition is the worlds' largest design competition awarding best designs, design concepts and products & services. The A' Design accolades are organized and awarded internationally in a wide array of categories ranging from industrial design to architecture. The winning works get published in all major languages to connect with the media, publisher and buyers. The A' Design Award is not just an award, it is the indicator of quality and perfection in design. Participating in the A' Design Award & Competition demonstrates the will to innovate, redesign, rethink and the courage to compare yourself to others in competition.

On April 15, A' Design Awards & Competition announced the results for the 2016 - 2017 design competition with 1958 Winners from 98 countries in 97 different design disciplines. The A’ Design Awards & Competition is the world's largest and most influential design competition awarding best designs, design concepts and products & services. The A' Design Accolades are organized and awarded internationally in a wide array of categories ranging from industrial design to architecture. The winning works get published in all major languages to connect with the media, publisher and buyers.

A’ Design Award winners not only enjoy fame & recognition but also many benefits such as free participation in exhibition, publicity and visibility, world design rankings inclusion and vast networking with potential media, procurers and producers. All entries will be judged by panels of judges of experienced design professionals, press members and academics. See more design prize here.

Early Registrations to A' Design Award are now open, enter your works for fame, prestige and international publicity now.

Click here: What is A' Design Award? to learn more about the award.

Now, let's look at some of this year winning designs. You can see all of the winning entries here: https://competition.adesignaward.com/winners.php


A' Design Award
Lynko Nomadic modular freestanding system
Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2016

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Binhi Multifunctional Bench
Golden A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2016

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Cloudy Tea Tea Packaging
Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Packaging Design Category in 2016

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Embossed Nutella Jar for spreadable cream
Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Packaging Design Category in 2016

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Manshausen Island Resort Hospitality, Sport, Hotel, Wellness/Spa
Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2016

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Black Eagle Residential House
Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2016

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Loyly Public Sauna and Restaurant
Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2016

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Heaven is a Place on Earth Swarovski Veil
Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category in 2016

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Leefy See Dragon Pendant Light
Golden A' Design Award Winner for Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Category in 2016

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
White Futura Cinema
Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category in 2016

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Inside Out Cafe'
Golden A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category in 2016

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Black Bear Smoked Food
Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Food, Beverage and Culinary Arts Design Category in 2016

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
City Lounge, St. Gallen Urban living room
Platinum A' Design Award Winner for Street Furniture Design Category in 2016

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Ricca Sakura in a bar
Golden A' Design Award Winner for Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category in 2016