Interiors: Katharine Pooley showcases the copper trend

The most recent work of award-winning interior designer Katharine Pooley confirms copper as a strong ongoing material trend for interiors, employed as both a subtle detail and a statement design feature. Known internationally for her high-quality interior design services, Katharine Pooley has recently been asked to use her expert eye in a residential project in central London, revolving around copper as the ...
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Renault Debuts Kwid Concept with Drone Flying Companion

Stylesight has earmarked drones as the most important disruptive technology of the near future. Now, Renault has released a new concept car with an accompanying drone to assess traffic situations.   A drone is defined by its potential for autonomous flight and this nascent technology will soon have a huge impact on daily life. Historically used in military operations and surveillance, ...
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Renault Kwid Concept Car

Emerging Talent: Art Rotterdam

Always on the lookout for fresh, emerging artists and designers, Stylesight attended the exciting 15th edition of the international Art Rotterdam fair in The Netherlands.   This year, Art Rotterdam was held at a new location - the renowned Van Nelle Factory. This former coffee and tobacco factory, built in 1928, is regarded as one of the most important industrial heritage buildings in ...
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Michael Johansson

Modern Craft Market at Heal’s London

For two weeks in February, the ground floor at Heal’s furniture department store on Tottenham Court Road has morphed into an exciting market dedicated to Modern Craft, hosting the carefully selected work of 81 craft makers. “There’s something special about making a discovery, uncovering a treasure, seeing its beauty and investing in it.” This is the drive behind the launch of ...
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RCA Work-in-Progress: School of Design

Despite London's current commuter chaos, Stylesight managed to attend the bustling RCA show last night, which pointed towards some innovative and inspiring works to come. A selection of chairs from SUPERFORM - a module that teaches students about form The RCA Work-in-Progress show is an event that showcases student's work halfway through the year, in order to give a taste of what ...
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Yun-Ting Lin

Marimekko for the Kids

With the launch of its latest kids collection, celebrated design company Marimekko, famed for its original prints and colors, opens a brand new store in Helsinki, entirely dedicated to the little ones. Located in Mikonkatu, in the heart of the Finnish capital, the 40 m2 store displays clothes, accessories, toys and interior decoration items for every age - with children and their favorite ...
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Google Glass Launches Titanium Collection

On Tuesday night, Stylesight attended the launch of the latest offering from Google Glass: the new Titanium eyewear collection. The new Titanium Collection is the latest iteration in the world of wearable devices. Instead of sci-fi headsets, however, Google is looking more towards the fashion arena with a range of eyewear akin to prescription glasses. Currently, the offering consists of four ...
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In The Making: Barber Osgerby at the Design Museum

Award winning designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, present their In The Making exhibition, curated for the Design Museum in collaboration with B&B Italia. The exhibition displays over twenty objects in their unfinished form, shown in various stages of the making process. The curators believe that these stages are extremely interesting and inspiring and state that, "Often the object is as ...
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Collection Preview: A Stiller Life for Rubelli 2014

Stylesight attended the London preview of Venetian silk manufacturer Rubelli's new 2014 fabric collection, titled "A Stiller Life". Over coffee and pastries we were shown through the fabrics and talked about the inspiration behind the collection. The theme invokes a return to a stiller life, in which time is taken to appreciate simple everyday pleasures. This concept also drives the collection designs, ...
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Handcrafted Home: Stripes by Steven Alan for West Elm

Renowned New York fashion designer Steven Alan presents his first home collection developed in collaboration with West Elm, called "Stripes." West Elm introduced Alan to artisan groups in India, Nicaragua and Haiti, where the pieces have been 100% hand-loomed, hand-woven and crafted, utilizing traditional techniques that refer to, and celebrate, each country’s cultural heritag—potters in Nicaragua, weavers in India and papier-mâché ...
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Redefining Armchair Travel: Jungles in Paris

Jungles in Paris is a new photo-heavy travel site that endeavors to cater for the more intrepid and curious traveler. Created by brothers Darrell and Oliver Hartman, the site features alluring photography and films next to rich reportage and stories on undiscovered destinations or lesser-traveled corners of then earth, such as tribes in Omo Valley, Ethiopia, the arid Aral Sea desert in Uzbekistan (watch then ...
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A Stylish Future for Wearable Technology at CES 2014

Wearable technology has been a prevalent topic at CES this year, with many tech companies still struggling to find a balance between wearables that hold aesthetic and style value, while also being functional and easy to wear. During the packed program of product talks and launches, Chief Executive Officer of Intel, Brian Krzanich announced a slew of forthcoming collaborations between the technology ...
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We love… Pottery Zoetrope for the UK Crafts Council

We love this beautiful short film, commissioned by the UK Crafts Council, which brings a pottery zoetrope to life. Created by collective RAMP Ceramics and animator Jim Le Fevre, the zoetrope—when in motion—depicts birds as they take flight from a forest. To make the zoetrope, Roops and Al Johnstone of RAMP designed and handshaped a simple pottery bowl out of clay, and ...
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Art as Life: Artist JR Collaborates with the New York City Ballet

Paris-based artist and photographer, JR has been commissioned by the New York City Ballet to create a piece of performance art inspired by the energy and spirit of the dancers, as part of the NYCB Art Series 2014. The installation will be seen in three live performances over three evenings at the Lincoln Center in January and February, in which a ...
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Lifestyle & Culture 2013: Our Top Picks

As 2013 draws to a close, we thought we’d share with you our highlights from a great year. Scroll through to see Lifestyle & Culture’s favourite cultural and food happenings, innovative concepts and product launches - see you in 2014! Over the summer, we were thrilled by the news of Doug Aitken’s nomadic art show Station to Station, which saw the ...
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