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Coca-Cola Life

Following an initial rollout last summer in the America, Argentina and the UK,Coca-Cola Life is now set to be launched in New Zealand and Australia in April this year. A can of Coca-Cola Life boasts 35 per cent less sugar thanks to the introduction of the natural sweetener Stevia - meaning it only contains 290 calories compared to the classic can's 450 calories.

'Coke Life is absolutely about not only keeping pace with consumer needs and demands but hopefully trying to out-pace them,' Coca-Cola Group Marketing Manager Dianne Everett said. The gleaming green can almost looks like an impersonator next to the traditional colours of the red, white, black and silver branding across the three others kinds of Coke. Coca-Cola Group Marketing Manager Dianne Everett said the colour was chosen to stand out above its carbonated competitors.

Coca-Cola Life
Coca-Cola Life

'It's really about making sure we stand out on shelf with something that’s vibrant so that we are clearly positioning ourself as yet another vibrant addition to the Coke family - and it also compliments the rest of the family,' she said.

The launch of Coca-Cola Life is the latest in a series of initiatives from Coke to promote well-being and address obesity by providing consumers with beverages for every lifestyle and occasion and encouraging people to move more. Stevia leaf extract is naturally sourced from the stevia plant. Sweeteners made from stevia are calorie-free and up to 200 times sweeter than table sugar.

Coca-Cola Life will be available in a variety of fully recyclable packaging featuring striking green branding. The September launch will be supported by a comprehensive marketing campaign, including digital, outdoor and print advertising.

Coca-Cola Life
Coca-Cola Life
Coca-Cola Life

Etsy Find: Shovava Wings Scarf

Australian designer Roza created women’s scarf based on hand drawn paintings and prints of animals, plants and patterns in the incredible beauty of Nature. 

In 2011, Shovava - meaning “cheeky” and “playful” was launched. Inspired by the nature surrounding, designer Roza observes it and find inspiration in the smallest details, maybe it’s a butterfly’s wing or the patterned cell structure of a leaf. Maybe it’s a feather or a raven perched on a tree limb. Each wings scarf features highly detailed representation of a mysterious gorgeous creature with spread wings, a representation of nature, freedom and beauty.

Etsy Find: Shovava Wings Scarf
Etsy Find: Shovava Wings Scarf
Etsy Find: Shovava Wings Scarf

"I always wanted to create pieces that will uplift people, even change the way they hold themselves. If you have wings, how can you be unhappy or act ungracefully?" said Roza. 

Shovava aspires to connect with an adventurous free woman, as the designer aims to bring joy to everyday life. The scarves are hand-printed and being sold from $48 to $170 in Roza’s shop at Etsy.

Etsy Find: Shovava Wings Scarf
Etsy Find: Shovava Wings Scarf
Etsy Find: Shovava Wings Scarf
Etsy Find: Shovava Wings Scarf
Etsy Find: Shovava Wings Scarf
Etsy Find: Shovava Wings Scarf
Paris vs New York by Vahram Muratyan

When Vahram Muratyan began his online travel journal, Paris versus New York, he had no idea how quickly it would become one of the most buzzed-about sites on the Internet-it garnered more than a million and a half page views in just a few months, and the attention of savvy online critics.

In his blog turned book Paris vs. New York: A Tally of Two Cities, Vahram Muratyan interprets the differences between his hometown of Paris and his residence in New York City. The graphic designer gives tribute to both cities in visually stimulating ways, using vibrant prints and bold illustrations. The book featuring visually striking graphics paired with witty, thought-provoking taglines that celebrate the special details of each city. Paris versus New York is a heartfelt gift to denizens of both cities and to those who dream of big-city romance.

You can buy the book- Paris vs. New York: A Tally of Two Cities here.

Paris vs New York by Vahram Muratyan
Paris vs New York by Vahram Muratyan
Paris vs New York by Vahram Muratyan
Paris vs New York by Vahram Muratyan
Paris vs New York by Vahram Muratyan
Paris vs New York by Vahram Muratyan
Paris vs New York by Vahram Muratyan
Paris vs New York by Vahram Muratyan
Paris vs New York by Vahram Muratyan
Cloche Table Lamp by Wrong For Hay
Cloche Table Lamp by Wrong For Hay
Cloche Table Lamp by Wrong For Hay

Lars Beller Fjetland has designed a collection of table lamps named Cloche for design shop Wrong For Hay (WRONG FOR HAY is a new design venture. A collaboration between Danish design brand HAY and London-based designer Sebastian Wrong).

Cloche is a table top lamp providing a directional light. Its black powder coated arm and off-set cast iron base creates a visual imbalance, resembling the suspension of a traditional dining cloche. The shade is available in matt white, matt black and polished copper.

Made of Cast iron & aluminium.

Cloche Table Lamp by Wrong For Hay
Cloche Table Lamp by Wrong For Hay

Lars Beller Fjetland grew up on the west coast of Norway, where he has nurtured a lifelong fascination for the marriage of function with the finest of nature's materials in furniture, interiors and lighting.

Lars is constantly looking to broadening his horizon as a dedicated explorer of form and function through various new projects.

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

Do you have a great design that deserves worldwide media attention in all languages? Then, you should join the A’ Design Awards, the worlds’ largest and most diffused international design awards. On April 15, A’ Design Awards announced the results of the 2014 - 2015 design competition with 836 Winners from 83 countries in 89 different design disciplines. Given the number of participating countries and competition categories, the A' Design Award is the Worlds' largest design accolade that brings designers, architects, artists, brands and companies from across the globe under the same roof.

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Interior Space and Exhibition Design Competition: Raw Restaurant, Taipei Restaurant by WEIJENBERG Pte Ltd. The restaurant design tells a parallel tale about RAW and how food can be experienced. Raw served as a sanctuary from the hectic Taipei scene, evoked by the use of natural materials and soft finishing. The uniqueness of the continuous natural wooden structure, runs throughout the restaurant without obvious columns or hanging structural elements forms the centrepiece of RAW.

2014-2015 A' Design Award winners will get their award winning work physically exhibited in Ireland, the World Design Hub 2015, Italy and Holland. The La Notte Premio A', The A' Design Award and Competitions' Gala-Night and Award Ceremony will be held in Lake Como, Italy. This glamorous black-tie event will bring leading figures in design industry, press members, award winning designers and companies together. In parallel to the Milan Design Week, the A' Design Awards also have a 750 m2 exhibition at "MOOD – Museum of Outstanding Design" Ex Chiesa di San Francesco, Como, Italy. The exhibition is open to public on April 18, and the invitation-only Gala-Night held on April 18.

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Packaging Design Competition: Barb Perfume Packaging by Barb Team. The challenge: create a package which would stand out against others on the market full of glossy perfume flasks and to find the shape reflecting the man's personality, savage power and courage.

This year was a more competitive year with an increased quality and quantity of works where entries were carefully evaluated by an internationally influential 70-person jury panel of established academics, prominent press members, creative design professionals and entrepreneurs. The A' Design Award and Competition 2014-2015 Edition was further endorsed by ICSID -International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, IFI - The International Federation of Interior Architects and Designers and ICOGRADA - International Council of Communication Design which imposed several additional criteria during evaluation and voting. Furthermore a new normalized score mechanism was implemented which considered the juror votes not by their arithmetic average but rather by their standard deviations, all together it was much harder to strike a victory this year, but it is well worth the effort.

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Competition: La colline venus Coffee table by Anton Stolar. Anton wanted to create an androgyne object that would by facilitates communication between man and woman. The La colline venus coffee table design combines the masculine and the female principle with the softness of an elliptical form and rawness of original building materials, products of nature and artificial materials.

The A’ Design Awards’ online gallery of winners features all top designs from the 2014 - 2015 International A’ Design Competition as well as previously awarded works from past years. Check the interviews with the award winning designers here.

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Architecture, Building and Structure Design Competition: Grotto Sauna Freestanding Residential Sauna by PARTISANS. “We were also inspired by the notion of a Grotto, a secret internal world, internally carved by natural forces. Thus, we were inspired to create a piece of architecture that evolved out of its surroundings.”

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Architecture, Building and Structure Design Competition: ICE Krakow Congress Centre by Ingarden & Ewý + Arata Isozaki & Assoc. This project was also the winning entry in competition for the design of a Krakow City congress centre. The building expresses the architects' vision of the contemporary design in the context of historical Centre. With accurately designed functional and technological planes, the architects included free and open spaces, which is define by curved lines and surfaces, with unconventional flows and divisions, fluently forming the interior and the external form.

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Architecture, Building and Structure Design Competition: Tai Chi Sales Center by Kris Lin. The term,"TAI CHI", originates from "ZHOUYI", which is the most important philosophical thinking in Chinese traditional culture. The sales center has two blocks in facade design:one is dark color, the other is light color; stand for two elements that are "Yin" and "Yang"of Tai Chi respectively. These two blocks are in opposition to each other yet in mutual and Harmonious Existence, where they are integrated to become a complete one.

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Architecture, Building and Structure Design Competition: P house Residential House by Marcio Kogan & studiomk27. Located on the other side of the Pinheiros River, one of the main rivers that define and cut into the city of Sao Paulo, in an essentially residential neighborhood, Morumbi, P house is a puzzle game. Rotating three volumes around one nucleus generated not only a particular spatial dynamic, but also different visual relations between empty and full, between the private and semiprivate areas and the view of the city.

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Architecture, Building and Structure Design Competition: A2-house[shell house] Residence by Masahiko Sato. Opposite to the exclusive feeling of road side, A2-house has an open and bright space when you enter. A2-house which has another name "shell house", was built in Fukuoka city in an area by residences and shops. North of site is contact with a busy industrial road. To satisfy the needs of owner "A house that family can live in safely", Masahiko San make sure the design main concept is protecting family from various neighboring environment of the site.

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Architecture, Building and Structure Design Competition: Safavieh History Museum Museum by Babak Ahangar Azizi. ‘Islamic and Persian artists developed geometric patterns to a degree of complexity and sophistication previously unknown. These patterns exemplify the Islamic and Persian interest in repetition, symmetry and continuous generation of patterns. The superb assurance of the Islamic designers is demonstrated by their masterful integration of geometry with such optical effects as the balancing of positive and negative areas, interlacing with fluid overlapping and under passing strap work, and a skillful use of color and tone values.’

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Architecture, Building and Structure Design Competition: Mirrors Cafe by Hisanori Ban. Mirrors is a roadside cafe designed for a plot besides a row of cherry trees. The building has two wings which looks as if it has split into half symmetrically and arranged around a single Camilla tree, which stands on a patch of white gravel with tile edging. Internally, vertical roof struts of motif of the tree blanch make visitors feel like a rest under the tree. A bank of cherry blossom is mirrored by the reflective gables. This feature creates a cherry forest in this residential town.

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Competition: The Doubleface Chest of drawers by Ana Jimenez Palomar. The vibrant, unexpected and surreal nature of the Mexican character inspired this piece of furniture reflecting the iconic Mexican masks. The elements of the mask, their concepts and what they represent were analysed in order to transfer them into masked furniture, where the pieces become an exaggerated version of themselves. This collection challenges and then bridges perceptions of traditional extravagant Mexican cultures, with the contemporary reality of a modern country.

A’ Design Competition results are announced every year on April 15. Best products, projects and services worldwide that demonstrate superior design, technology and creativity are rewarded with the A' Design Award; the symbol of excellence in design and innovation. If you too have a great design, you can submit your work after registration here, after submitting your work, you will get a complimentary preliminary score.

There are five different levels of distinction: Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Iron A’ Design Awards are distributed annually in all design disciplines. Designers, companies and institutions from all countries are annually called to take part in the accolades by nominating their best works, projects and products for award consideration. The A’ Design Awards are given for Good Spatial Design (Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Design and Landscape Design), Good Industrial Design (Product Design, Appliance Design, Vehicle Design, and Machinery Design), Good Communication Design (Graphics Design, Interaction Design and Marketing Design), Good Fashion Design (Garment Design, Fashion Accessory Design and Footwear Design), Good System Design (Service Design, Design Strategy, Quality & Innovation) as well as for Achievements in Arts & Literature.

Laureates are invited to attend the glamorous gala-night and award ceremony in Italy where they would be called to stage to collect their trophies, award certificates and yearbooks. Winner are also provided exclusive space to take part in the “best designs of the year” exhibition to showcase their works in Italy. Laureates are also entitled to receive the “A’ Design Prize”.
While the 2014 - 2015 Edition is over, entries to the 2016 – 2016 competition is now open; interested designers, artists, architects and companies could register and submit their works at https://competition.adesignaward.com where further information regarding the design competition such as evaluation criteria, key dates, list of jury members, entry forms and presentation guidelines could be obtained.

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Toy, Games and Hobby Products Design Competition: Mastodonts Toy by Pablo Saracho. The designer managed to mix together minimal designs plus mechanics to create new and different family of wooden magnetic toys. Mastodonts is a no plastic, paint, varnish, nor glue toys. From one body you can build four animals by changing heads, mouths and ears. It is all beech wood and magnets, finished with wax made of olive oil and beeswax. It is all presented in a box made of poplar and cardboard beds for the pieces.

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Interior Space and Exhibition Design Competition: Tsingtao 1903 bar Bar by Wangtao. Tsingtao beer as a brand with more 100 years history, needs a series of events to reenergize and the followed up design of community pub plan is an important component. Wangtao tried to create a more youthful, greener, cooler and friendlier warehouse bar that communicates the brand's new positioning with customers.

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Interior Space and Exhibition Design Competition: Grand Mercure Dongguan Humen Business Hotel by Arthur Wing Fat Chan. The most challenging part of this project was to transform an established business hotel and give it a new modern boutique style image. The concept for this design is called Lively Metropolis and was inspired by mutualism and energy, incorporating subtle curved lines with dancing orchids. New illuminated curved staircases and modern chandelier modular combine to create a vivid centre piece of the double ceiling in the entrance lobby with seating arrangements designated in a circular pool like fashion in sleek lines and furniture which reflects the same shape of the dark mirrored ceiling. Natural light is controlled by shutters and glazed curtain walls and artificial LED lighting only appear at certain specific locations. A modern look is achieved by combining polished linear grain natural stones with glazed pieces of work. The whole atmosphere is given a warm feel using contrasting neutral shades with sharp yellow accents. The effect of the main theme is also enhanced by incorporating yellow dancing orchids.

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Interior Space and Exhibition Design Competition: Lin Mao Sen Tea store by Ahead Concept Design Team. Lin Mao Sen Tea store is a space, not just a store selling tea goods, but also trying to communicate the traditional tea culture to people. The traditional tea ceremony is used from concept and vision to design, structure and atmosphere, creating a beautiful and delicate presentation. ‘A return to natural convergence is subtly weaved into the ceiling line for a sense of relaxation and release. The materials are reflected with an ecological perspective, integrating old concepts with new to generate a sense of freedom and coexistence with the urban environment. ‘

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Graphics and Visual Communication Design Competition: Dressing The Screen Exhibition Identity by Roma Lazarev & Co. The main idea of the identity was to convey the dynamics and magic of film with static imagery. Using a well-known optical effect (known as "motograph" or "scanimation"), discovered in the early XIX century by a prominent english scientist Peter Mark Roger and heavily inspired with experimental photoworks by a great fashion photograph Erwin Blumenfeld, Roma Lazarev & Co created a special font and developed a system reflecting the nature of the exhibition.

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Graphics and Visual Communication Design Competition: Calendar 2015 “Botanical Life” Calendar by Katsumi Tamura. Botanical Life is a calendar highlighting beautiful plant life in a single sheet. Open the sheet and set on the base to enjoy a variety of plant pop-ups.

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Competition: Ane by Troy Backhouse. Ane stool is a solid timber stool with a powder coated steel frame.The seat is formed through the unique use of multiple pieces of one shape of wood positioned and cut in a dynamic way. The simple placement of three geometric circles allows Ane to be cut in a way to give the appearance of a complex furniture piece.

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Competition: Lotus Side table by Vincenzo Vinci. Created for relaxed, friendly moments, the Lotus Side Table is easy to plane in any type of environment. Used on its own or in couple, the form of the table is inspired by the iconic shape of the lotus plant. The carpel of the lotus flower extends up and creates a handle making the table easy to move and invites the user to “Pick me up”. A unique structure allows control of the height and the scratch resistant table surface uses eco-friendly technology to make Lotus more durable and more sensitive to its inspirational roots in nature.

A’ Design Awards 2014 - 2015

One of the TOP 25 in 2014- 2015, A' Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Competition: Bonsai Electric radiator heater by Soroush Vahidian Kamyar. ‘Bonsai is an electric oil filled radiator which is specifically designed for decorative purposes at home and brings Sense of Japanese garden to home. It changes the usual shapes of wall or floor mounted radiators and offers a sculpted radiator which can be used beside the wall or next to furniture as an elegant stuff in places like hall, bedroom, bathroom, etc. Wet towels or clothes can be put on Bonsai's hot plates to get dried also. It can be controlled via a remote control.‘