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Russian Avant-Garde Desktop Organiser by 52 Factory
This whimsical desktop set by Sasha Braulov and Nasya Kopteva (52 Factory) is made of solid-oak cut-outs sourced from carpenters’ workshops. Each item features a shape from an iconic Russian architecture landmark, such as the Melnikov House, the Bakhmetevsky Bus Garage, the Communication Industry Workers' Palace of Culture and more.
Spiros Halaris for Variety Magazine
Variety Magazine invited illustrator Spiros Halaris to create a series of illustration portraits for their Contenters edition issues. The portraits were created using mixed media, from watercolour to digital drawing.
New Campaign by Good Thing
New York-based product manufacturer Good Thing has launched a playful photo campaign, full of bright colours, textural contrasts and stark lighting. The editorial was directed by Charlie Schuck.
Iconic Furniture by LLI Design
How well do you know your chair history? London-based LLI Design studio created Iconic Furniture, an online portfolio of illustrations presenting signature designs from the past 100 years or so. The Eameses would have been proud.
Design Origin: France
Published by viction:ary, the 256-page volume Design Origin: France is a dazzling display of contemporary French creativity. From fashion to architecture and music to sports, the book features no less than 40 creatives working now in France for local and international clients.
Klein Home Collection 01
Belgium-based Los Angelino-Slovenian couple Jon and Masa Kleinhample, a.k.a. klein agency, has just launched its first collection of home furniture. The collection brings together the precision and elegance of laser-cut steel with the imperfect beauty of leather, concrete and other materials. Click here for more.
The Cord mirror by Roberto Paoli
Designed by Italian architect and designer Roberto Paoli for Deknudt Mirrors, the Cord Mirror was inspired by the geometric work of Johannes Kepler. Each circular mirror consists of two parts divided by a "chord", which is the name of any line connecting two points on a circle without passing through its centre.
Tango Collection by Paul Matter
These elegant articulated ceiling lights are part of Tango, the aptly-named debut collection of light design studio Paul Matter. Inspired by vintage design elements, the collection includes various flexible lighting designs and a set of sculptural candle holders in shiny metal.
WiseWear, Smart Accessories by Iris Apfel
Fashion and interior-design legend Iris Apfel has launched a collection of jewellery that combine her joyful, larger-than-life aesthetics with cutting-edge technology. The WiseWear line of accessories enables the wearer to receive texts, emails and other alerts in real time, as well as monitor their daily activities through a dedicated smartphone app.