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    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...
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  • 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
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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



Lady Carolina Latin eatery by Biasol: Design Studio

Lady Carolina is a Latin eatery, celebrating the food & beverage culture of South & Central America.

Lady Carolina is an explosion of Latin, food, drink and culture in Melbourne’s Brunswick East, Australia. With a pre-existing beer hall inspired interior and a traditionally “East Brunswick” exterior, the Lady Carolina space has been truly transformed into a reflection of Latin American design, dining and culture. Traditionally, Latin American dining spaces are welcoming with a real sense of community, so it was important to create a space with an underlying sense of familiarity and warmth.

Interior design and branding was designed by Biasol: Design Studio, a full-service creative design consultancy, specialising in crafting interiors, buildings and products.

Lady Carolina Latin eatery by Biasol: Design Studio
Lady Carolina Latin eatery by Biasol: Design Studio
Lady Carolina Latin eatery by Biasol: Design Studio
Lady Carolina Latin eatery by Biasol: Design Studio


Lady Carolina Latin eatery by Biasol: Design Studio
Lady Carolina Latin eatery by Biasol: Design Studio
Lady Carolina Latin eatery by Biasol: Design Studio
Lady Carolina Latin eatery by Biasol: Design Studio



Handmade-look Local Produces Packaging by Dayvan Cowboys

Good Food- a local food produces company was looking for branding and packaging that would do justice to its fresh, local and natural food products. Dayvan Cowboys used a variety of organic materials, designed custom typefaces and produced illustrations that together gave the line a naturally tasteful look.

Handmade-look Local Produces Packaging by Dayvan Cowboys
Handmade-look Local Produces Packaging by Dayvan Cowboys
Handmade-look Local Produces Packaging by Dayvan Cowboys



'Window' Wristwatch by Nendo

The development of a new wristwatch brand and the design of the brand’s first wristwatch. “TEN:TEN” was chosen as the brand name, since the symbol “:” that separates the hour and the minute is expressed by two “ten-ten “ marks, the Japanese word for “two dots”. Another factor was that product images of clocks used in brochures and advertisements usually show the time 10:10, the angle of which is considered to be the most aesthetically pleasing. The design theme of the first wristwatch is “air travel”. The gentle curve that runs from the oval bezel down to the offset glass surface was used to capture the “The window of an airplane”. The leather band can be easily removed and when it is exchanged with the separate strap supplied, the wristwatch can be attached to the luggage like a name tag. The limited edition All Nippon Airways version has a dial that has a gradient from light blue to white, which gives a strong impression of looking out of an airplane window and enjoying the view.

'Window' Wristwatch is designed by Nendo.

'Window' Wristwatch by Nendo
'Window' Wristwatch by Nendo
'Window' Wristwatch by Nendo
'Window' Wristwatch by Nendo


'Window' Wristwatch by Nendo
'Window' Wristwatch by Nendo
'Window' Wristwatch by Nendo
'Window' Wristwatch by Nendo