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Fashion Illustrations by Conrad Roset

Conrad Roset spent the first part of his 29 years in Terrassa, his native city, among boxes of crayons, felt-tip pens and notebooks; the other part in Barcelona, surrounded by paints, moleskine notebooks, muses, colored pencils, and in the company of his gray cat. Drawing has been his passion and a constant feature in his life, since he played with his brother at drawing everything they liked until, years later, he draw inspiration from women to create the Muses, his most personal collection. “I search the beauty the body exudes, I like drawing the female figure.”

He received his education at the Joso School and at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Barcelona. Thanks to the spreading of his illustrations through the Internet, he started working for Zara. There, he says, he learnt about his trade, about regularity, and how to study styles of reference illustrators. A year later, he launched himself as a freelance artist, and since then he works for different brands, advertising agencies, and publishing companies.

He has exhibited his work in galleries and museums, such as the MOMA in Virginia, Spoke Art in San Francisco, London Miles in London, Tipos Infames in Madrid, and Artevistas and Miscelanea in Barcelona. Besides, he is a professor of illustration at the School of Design BAU.

Fashion Illustrations by Conrad Roset
Fashion Illustrations by Conrad Roset
Fashion Illustrations by Conrad Roset
Fashion Illustrations by Conrad Roset
Fashion Illustrations by Conrad Roset


Fashion Illustrations by Conrad Roset
Fashion Illustrations by Conrad Roset
Fashion Illustrations by Conrad Roset
Fashion Illustrations by Conrad Roset


Fashion Illustrations by Conrad Roset
Fashion Illustrations by Conrad Roset
Fashion Illustrations by Conrad Roset
Fashion Illustrations by Conrad Roset



Paper Flower by Haruka Misawa

From the artist- Haruka MISAWA:

Sharpening my pencil, the pencil shavings presenting an interestingly beautiful form. Curled up in a ring-shaped crown, they looked like the petals of a flower. I thought I could reproduce that stunning impression in a more crystallized way using layers of paper, so that a flower blossoms when a pencil-shaped cylindrical scroll of paper is sharpened. I printed BIOTOPE GA-FS paper with a color gradation, applied paste to the surface, wrapped it around a core into a pencil-like form, and shaved it. These “pencil” shavings are only about 15mm-40mm in diameter, but a close look reveals individual shavings made of thinly sliced, multi-layered paper. You can sense the materiality of the individual sheets of paper, both from the cross section showing the paper’s original color and from the printed side. Each Paper Flower will bloom quietly and softly on your desk. Depending on how you sharpen it, the shavings may be thick and heavy, or so thin as to be almost transparent, so you can’t make the same flower twice. Once you’ve created one, you’re bound to try again.

Paper Flower by Haruka Misawa
Paper Flower by Haruka Misawa
Paper Flower by Haruka Misawa
Paper Flower by Haruka Misawa


Paper Flower by Haruka Misawa
Paper Flower by Haruka Misawa
Paper Flower by Haruka Misawa


Street Art by Clet Abraham

Unlike other street artist painting in the wall, Clet Abraham stick specially designed stickers on street signs so as to make them amusing and provocative, but not distract from their original purpose. Usually only take with him a pack of removable vinyl stickers, the French painter and sculptor prowls city streets at night looking for road signs to modify. He has been changing signs not only in Florence, but cities such across Europe, as well as New York City in the US and Osaka in Japan.

Clet's work is a critique and it is provocative but also constructive and offers an alternative to the imposition, a more harmonious relationship. Some local governments love his works and collaborated with him but some put him in troubles. His girlfriend has been arrested and detained for six months in Osaka for street vandalism.

“I don’t damage the signs – because I use stickers – but I wake up attention and I create a dialogue,” he says.
Street Art by Clet Abraham
Street Art by Clet Abraham
Street Art by Clet Abraham
Street Art by Clet Abraham


Street Art by Clet Abraham
Street Art by Clet Abraham
Street Art by Clet Abraham
Street Art by Clet Abraham



Clarissa Armchair by Patricia Urquiola for Morosso

A seat and its double: on one side it encloses and protects, on the other it opens up and welcomes. A clear ambivalence which elaborately separates form and content, image and concept, the name hood hints at this double function. The hood is both an ancient and contemporary urban symbol; it protects and frames the face but it can also hide it, signalling a refusal to communicate or interact. The impact is intense, and everything is a game of contrast: the three dimensional seat seems to imply the two-dimensionality of a drawing, the overlapping colours don’t divide but complement, tension isn’t alleviated but stabilized. Clarissa is a dynamic easy chair,ready for action but open to relaxation, the temporary suspension of activity. A combination of competition and collaboration, provocation and aesthetics.

Designed by Patricia Urquiola for Morosso.
Clarissa Armchair by Patricia Urquiola for Morosso
Clarissa Armchair by Patricia Urquiola for Morosso
Clarissa Armchair by Patricia Urquiola for Morosso
Clarissa Armchair by Patricia Urquiola for Morosso


Clarissa Armchair by Patricia Urquiola for Morosso
Clarissa Armchair by Patricia Urquiola for Morosso
Clarissa Armchair by Patricia Urquiola for Morosso
Clarissa Armchair by Patricia Urquiola for Morosso


Fouetté Paperweight Spintop by Melvin Ong

Lovely simple geometric forms paperweight by Melvin Ong of Desinere.

Fouetté is a beautiful faceted spintop that rests at the desk as a paperweight but twirls akin to the elegance & grace of a ballerina performing a fouetté.

Designed by Desinere, Fouetté (fwah-tay) is meticulously hand crafted by the finest Japanese metal casting craftmen of Nousaku (www.nousaku.co.jp). As each piece is handmade, individual pieces differ slightly and being cast in bronze and brass, colour variation results over time giving each Fouetté piece a unique character and look.

Fouetté Paperweight Spintop by Melvin Ong
Fouetté Paperweight Spintop by Melvin Ong
Fouetté Paperweight Spintop by Melvin Ong
Fouetté Paperweight Spintop by Melvin Ong
Fouetté Paperweight Spintop by Melvin Ong



A' Design Award- Winners


Registration to A' Design Award & Competition 2016-2017 period is now open, so hurry to nominate or register your design here.

A' Design Award and Competition is the worlds' largest design competition awarding best designs, design concepts and products & services. The A' Design Award is not just an award, it is the indicator of quality and perfection in design, the award is recognized worldwide and takes the attention of design oriented companies, professionals and interest groups. Winning the A' Award is a certificate of excellence for designers, a proof of quality for companies. Having the A' Award attracts the eyes of design oriented audiences worldwide, winners will be able to find better and higher profile jobs and sales leads.

A' Design Award and Competition is organized under various categories based on Locarno classification of economic sectors and industries. With over 100+ categories to submit your design, click here to see the full list of award categories, please click here. The most popular A' Design Award & Competition categories are: Good Industrial Design Award, Good Architecture Design Award, Good Product Design Award, Good Communication Design Award, Good Service Design Award and Good Fashion Design Award.

The winners of the A’ Design Award & Competition will received many benefits such as:
  • Extensive PR Campaign & publicity 
  • Free gala-night invitation for two people to the award ceremony 
  • Free participation in the winners' exhibition 
  • Inclusion in annual yearbook publication
  • World design rankings inclusion
  • Free sales listing at SaloneDelDesigner
  • Free utilization of DesignMediator services
  • Lifelong licensing of the award winners logo
  • Translation of award winning works to 20+ languages
  • Marketing and Consultancy and many more benefits.

Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of academics, design professionals and press members" etc. For the award methodology, click here.

To learn more about A' Design Awards & Competition, visit the link here.

Deadline for regular submissions is September 30. Results will be announced to public on April 15. We will publish selected winners and results on April 15, 2017.

We are proud to share with you some of the A' Design Awards & Competition past award winning designs.

A' Design Award- Winners
Spiral Stool Stool by Daisuke Nagatomo and Minnie Jan

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Banco Kitchen table by LA AGENCIA

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
SHANG System Multi-Functional Storage by SCENE SHANG

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Kopos® | Limited Edition Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Chris Trivizas

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Essence Mask Packaging by Koren Chi Kei Sin

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
House at Mill Creek Single Family Home by Pedevilla Architects

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
N strips Residence by Jun Murata

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
bioLogic Self-Transforming Biological Skin by bioLogic team, Tangible Media Group

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
PINKAH Xinli showroom Show all kinds of glass products byYong Ming He

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Orgel Visual sound installation by Johanna Mårtensson & Ida Lundén

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Barn on the River Guesthouse with swimming pools by Dmitry Pozarenko

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
The Urban Foundry Restaurant And Bar by Ketan Jawdekar

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
Swaggering Sheep Cotton swab package by Paian Huang

A' Design Awards 2015-2016- Winners
El_Masnad Lounge Carpet by Sana Alabdulwahed