LDF: Perfume, Sir? by DesignMarketo

Exploring the humble and ubiquitous spice - pepper - DesignMarketo has created an enveloping installation, encompassing scent, design products, food and cocktails for this year's London Design Festival. Entitled, Perfume, Sir? the installation on Redchurch Street in East London showcases the possibilities of pepper as a subject within design. Gorgeous planks of cedar wood welcome guests into the space, filled with ...
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Ancient Spirituality: Zhang Huan at Palazzo Vecchio, Florence

Chinese contemporary artist, Zhang Huan, has delivered an inspiring installation, within the spectacularly decorated Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Inextricably linked with Buddhism, Zhang Huan explores ideas of culture, society and religious practices in his exhibition entitled, L'Anima e la Materia (Soul and Matter). The exhibition covers two locations on either side of the city of Florence: the Palazzo Vecchio and ...
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Best of British: London Design Festival 2013

Commencing this Saturday, London Design Festival will showcase London’s world-class creative community and celebrate the best of British design. Endless Staircase by dRMM In anticipation of this nine-day festival, Stylesight recently met with iconic designer Tom Dixon to discuss, among other things, his new book Dixonary; the designer’s first monograph documenting his 30-year career so far. Tom will be hosting The Dock this ...
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London Design Festival: MADE by WORKS

London-based design collective, WORKS has recently informed us about two exciting new shows that will run alongside London Design Festival this month. Lola Lely The first show - MADE by WORKS - will be presented as a shop, selling an affordable range of interior pieces, such as lighting, furniture, ceramics and glass, as well as a limited edition run of prints. All ...
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The New Uncanny Valley: Empathetic Robots

We have become increasingly intrigued by the growing relationship between humans and robots lately, as explored in our recent In The Air report, Robots: The New Uncanny Valley. The latest robot on the scene is the endearingly cute Kibo. Kibo was recently sent into orbit from Japan where he sent messages back from the international space station. Later this year he ...
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What’s On Brussels: Amaury Poudray and SiblingsFactory

September is a vibrant month for Brussels, as a number of galleries and showrooms open to the public to host design-driven exhibitions, events and talks. Renowned interiors shop, The Gallery will introduce French designer Amaury Poudray's new collection called Rozmowa; a limited edition set of five large-scale pieces where the imperfection of mouth-blown glass marries with the precision of leather details. Rozmowa in Polish means conversation, and Poudray has given Polish ...
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Creative Intervention: Cricklewood Town Square

Civic ideas agency Spacemakers has teamed up with designer Kieren Jones and design agency Studio Hato to create a mobile, pop-up town square for the community of Cricklewood. The project aims to regenerate the town center, which is somewhat devoid of any public spaces. “Cricklewood is a very busy community but it's on the border of three London boroughs and has ...
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Emerging Design Talent: Sanghyeok Lee and Design Trade Copenhagen

With a new design show launching in Copenhagen and Korean designer and Sanghyeok Lee winning Time to Design’s New Talent award, design is on the agenda in the Danish capital this week. Design Trade Copenhagen has been launched this year in response to countless requests from the industry, and it aims to become an international referential event to scout new products ...
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Metro Gold: The Newsstand at the Lorimer Stop

If your daily commute includes catching one of the trains at the Lorimer G and L stop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, you may have noticed an independent magazine and zine shop that recently took over a former run-of-the-mill subway stand. The Newsstand is a collaboration between Lele Saveri of the 8-Ball Zine Fair and ALLDAYEVERYDAY, featuring publishers Nowork, Hamburger Eyes, Ed Varie, ...
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Ryan Chetiyawardana: The Bar With No Ice

Next month, mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana will open a bar that looks set to revolutionize the drinking experience. Called White Lyan, the project is the brainchild of cocktail aficionados Ryan Chetiyawardana and Iain Griffiths; the pair will forgo the use of traditional and perishable cocktail ingredients such as ice, citrus and liqueurs to create drinks that are entirely molecular. In addition, they ...
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Special Friday Delivery: Todd Selby x Svbscription

This morning, we were delighted to receive a beautiful package by the guys at Svbscription, filled with a selection of gorgeous gifts curated by famed interiors photographer Todd Selby. Svbscription is a luxury service geared towards men, which launched in 2012. Every three months, subscribed members receive a curated and limited edition parcel in the post, filled with quality handpicked lifestyle products, ...
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We love… Sentimental Value Exhibition by Emily Spivack

A current exhibition on display in Philadelphia explores the personal stories connected to clothing purchased on eBay. Called Sentimental Value, the exhibition stems from a web-based project of the same name, started by writer Emily Spivack in 2007. Spivack realized that many items advertised on the e-commerce site came with listings comprising stories, confessions and amusing anecdotes, and she thus began ...
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Green Architecture: Living Gardens at Park Royal Hotel in Singapore

Singapore-based architects WOHA have added a touch of nature to the city center by integrating three, living and fully sustainable sky gardens into their design for the PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel in Singapore. The hotel is heavily contoured in design and draws inspiration from the natural landscape of South East Asia, such as abundant rice fields and mountainous regions. These contours ...
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What’s On London: Night Contact – A New Photography Festival

An exciting, outdoor photography festival will take place over one evening in September this year, in London's Dalston. Called Night Contact, this nighttime event will support and connect innovative photographers who are engaging with sound, film and literature. Dalston Dining by Steve Ryan, Pablo Jargstoft & Charlie Doran Taking over Dalston’s Gillett Square and beyond, large projection screens and six satellite venues ...
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Virtual Living: IKEA’s New Augmented Reality Catalog App

A new app by Swedish furniture retailer IKEA uses augmented reality to help users better-visualize products in their own homes. The digital app coincides with the release of IKEA's 2014 Catalog. Users simply place a physical copy of the IKEA catalog in an area of the room where they are considering a new furniture piece. By hovering a smartphone or tablet ...
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