Dutch Design Week 2013 in Eindhoven

Stylesight flew to Eindhoven for the first weekend of Dutch Design Week 2013, with high hopes for inspiration and fresh air - and we weren't disappointed. The city welcomed us with sunshine, and we were among the first visitors to set foot into the ever-elegant Witte Dame for the Design Academy Graduation Show. This year the direction was highly conceptual with ...
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Emerging Art Talent: New Sensations at Victoria House & Frieze

In conjunction with Frieze London this year, the New Sensations exhibition has opened at Victoria House, showcasing the best graduating art talent from across the UK and Ireland. Shortlisted for this year’s prize are finalists Michal Baror from the prestigious Royal College of Art, Glenn Kennedy and Rosie O’Grady from Glasgow School of Art, and Jack Stanton, a graduate of The ...
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Luxury Car: Thom Browne for Infiniti Q50 and Gilt

American fashion designer Thom Browne has turned his hand to automotive design, recently custom designing the Q50 model for Japanese car brand, Infiniti. The collaboration is in partnership with online luxury retailer, Gilt.com, and will see a limited number of the “luxury-class sedan” available for purchase via Gilt in December this year. The car itself features a mirrored-chrome exterior body, while the ...
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What’s On: The Wool School for Wool Week 2013

The brilliant Wool Week initiative returns to the UK for a third year on Monday, and with the crisp chill of late autumn already in the air, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate this dynamic and resourceful material in a week-long program of events and installations across London. On Monday, Stylesight will be attending the Wool School event at The ...
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New Balance: Art as Therapy by Alain de Botton & The School of Life

Writer, philosopher and founder of The School of Life, Alain de Botton has just published his latest book, Art as Therapy - a self-help guide that explores the ways art and culture can help us to re-balance our psyche. Exploring the purpose of art, Alain de Botton and art historian John Armstrong, examine the ways art can be used as a ...
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Clever Dining: BIOMAT Restaurant at Vienna Design Week 2013

Food waste has been a hot topic among designers for years, and we’ve seen a slew of projects crop up in recent months endeavoring to tackle this global issue, such as the online community Foodsharing, in Germany, and the Wikicells edible packaging concept. Previewed during Vienna Design Week earlier this month, BIOMAT by product designer Vera Wiedermann, was a concept restaurant ...
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World Architecture Festival: Australian Garden Wins World Landscape of the Year 2013

A botanical garden just outside of Melbourne in Australia has been awarded with the World Landscape of the Year title during this year’s World Architecture Festival in Singapore. The Australia Garden, designed by practice Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Paul Thompson, landscape designer and plant expert, features over “170,000 plants across 1700 species,” according to Dezeen, and takes inspiration from Australia’s vast, bio-diverse and mostly ...
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What’s On: Wallpaper* Handmade and Jaguar at Harrods

Last week our London team attended the opening of the Wallpaper* Handmade satellite exhibition at Harrods in London – an epic window display created in collaboration with iconic British car brand, Jaguar. On display until October 22, the installation comprises over 80 “handmade” pieces by some of the world’s most revered contemporary brands and designers, including Konstantin Grcic, Hermes, Brioni, Sou ...
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We love… Alex Chinneck’s Sliding House Facade

Bringing a bit of humor and sunshine to the UK office this Friday afternoon is artist and designer, Alex Chinneck’s latest installation - a house facade that appears to be sliding down into its own front garden. Entitled "From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes," Chinneck’s artwork adorns a formerly abandoned house in the Cliftonville area ...
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Sentimental Value: Rudolf Stingel at the Palazzo Grassi

Echoing our Megatrend forecast for F/W 14, Sentiment, New York-based artist Rudolf Stingel has earnestly lined the entire interior of the Palazzo Grassi in Venice, with a digitized copy of a classic Ottoman carpet. Gargantuan in size and completely breathtaking on the eyes, Stingel’s installation takes up over 5,000 meters of space, across two floors and numerous rooms, and marks the ...
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We love… Lauren Gregory for Toro Y Moi’s “Rose Quartz” video

Visual artist Lauren Gregory has transformed musician Toro Y Moi into a multicolored, stop-motion, oil painting for his latest video "Rose Quartz." In a painting style that begins quite expressionist, before morphing into something more psychedelic, the video features Toro Y Moi, otherwise known as Chaz Bundick, as he rhythmically sways to the synth-heavy track, alongside his fellow band mates. According ...
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What’s On: Women of Substance by The Women’s Room

This evening, Jane Kellock and Amanda Carr of The Women’s Room will host their inaugural Women of Substance salon to celebrate inspiring women. Hattie Fox Taking place at the recently-opened Ace Hotel in Shoreditch, London, an impressive roster of guests and speakers will include Whistles CEO, Jane Shepherdson and Debbi Evans, founder of new magazine and lifestyle brand “for interested women,” Libertine. In ...
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Words, Words, Words: The Pavilion by Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan

Graphic artist Morag Myerscough and designer Luke Morgan have installed a brightly colored, temporary pavilion in the main lobby of Birmingham's new library, to host an 18-week-long series of events and exhibitions that encourage creative learning and challenge the traditional notions of the library space. The structure was crafted using raw timber wood, and comprises a central workshop table, a decorative, ...
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Taste Sensation: Teardrop by Marije Vogelzang

Dutch food artist Marije Vogelzang has recently installed a site-specific art piece at the DordtYart Centre for Contemporary Art in the Netherlands, that visitors can see and touch, and also taste. Entitled Teardrop, this gargantuan-in-size installation comprises over 5 kilometers of suspended rope, and a central assemblage of 24 glass pipettes, each filled with a different flavor. In pairs, one user ...
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We love… Thermobooth by taliaYstudio

Due to premier at Vienna Design Week in Austria this month, Thermobooth is a portable photo machine that takes pictures when humans physically interact with each other. Designed by taliaYstudio, the photobooth uses MaKey MaKey technology (a circuit board that transforms everyday objects into a computer keyboard), OLED lights and a “smart carpet” to take a picture. To activate the camera, users ...
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