As history sadly would have it, the heart of Rotterdam was wiped from the map in world war II. The city was subsequently rebuilt once peace had returned, becoming a hailed example of dutch urban planning. But despite a modern infrastructure and playing a pivotal role in the dutch post-war economy as one of the planet’s biggest ports...
A huge slate cavern in North Wales has been installed with the world’s biggest underground trampoline to offer unique and fun-filled adventures. This giant underground playground is the first of its kind in the world.
With the development of plastic came a utopian promise – that this revolutionary material would change our lives. It has now become so materially ingrained in our lives and environment that it’s becoming increasingly indistinguishable and inseparable from nature.
It is refreshing when a creative brings a fresh and inspiring angle to the fetishisation of food, such as in the work of Norwegian culinary innovator Ida Skivenes aka Ida Frosk. At the Art Toast Project, she has recreated famous pieces of art by the likes of Munch, Kandinsky, Degas, Picasso and Dalí on single slices of bread.
Nendo have designed a men’s shoe, for iconic Italian footwear and bag brand Tod’s. Nendo chose to combine two materials for the shoe’s upper – a soft leather for the vamp, and suede for the quarter and backstay – and visually connected the two materials with side detail like an envelope’s string tie.
Throughout his life Gaetano Pesce, architect, designer and artist of international repute, has engaged in theoretical debate regarding diversity, casuality, the breaking down of barriers between disciplines and freedom from conformism and predictability and has designed objects inspired by people that reflect the unpredictability of life, applauding defects and errors.
Inspired by the everchanging beauty of the psyche of the female gender, Simplexio has created a design that celebrates this confusing yet spectacular phenomenon. Women can reach such a level of muldifimensionality that even themselves can’t comprehend. They’re crazy now and angels later.
Satsuki Ohata has designed the Fondue Slippers to give a user the feeling of walking around barefoot. These PVC could mould to feet like a second skin, using a process similar to dipping food in melted cheese.
Based on a collection of found articles, letters, photos, and other ephemera left behind by the late philosopher Jackson Sonnanfeld-Arden – the original Obverse Box was discovered in 2003 by Deru at a flea market in Los Angeles
I don’t like the word ‘design’. It’s too imposing and doesn’t reflect the timelessness of my creations. The creative process is a big part of my life.