Beazley Designs of the Year 2018

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Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 Beazley Designs of the Year 2018

Beazley Designs of the Year 2018

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Now in its eleventh year, the Design Museum’s Beazley Designs of the Year award and exhibition showcase the most innovative, relevant and thought-provoking projects in contemporary design From the first iPhone to Zaha Hadid’s final building, the nominations for the award have spanned the fields of architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and transport Introduced by Deyan Sudjic and guest curator Aric Chen of M+ in Hong Kong, this illustrated book brings together all the nominated designs for 2018, along with the reasons for their selection by an international group of design experts, practitioners and critics. It is a snapshot of the most exciting things happening in design today Eighty-five nominees are featured in this book, including: OMA // Gucci // SpaceX // Nike // Erdem // Nintendo // Rihanna // Sony // nendo // Burberry // fuseproject // Naoto Fukasawa // Amateur Architecture Studio // Formafantasma // Jasper Morrison // Forensic Architecture // Telfar Clemens // Thomas Heatherwick Purchase tickets to the exhibition here
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Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 Tote Bag Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 Tote Bag

Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 Tote Bag

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Exclusive to the Design Museum Shop, this tote bag features the official DOTY (Designs of the Year) poster text in white on a solid colour background Available in yellow and grey
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the Design Museum Reusable Cup the Design Museum Reusable Cup

the Design Museum Reusable Cup

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Using an innovative 360° drinking design, this reusable cup crafted from recycled coffee cups features the Design Museum logo and is fully insulated to keep your drink hot or cold Designed for a 10+ years lifetime and to fit in a car cup holder and under most coffee machines BPA-free and 100% leak-proof
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Mycelium Grown Table Lamp Mycelium Grown Table Lamp

Mycelium Grown Table Lamp

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The Mycelium Grown Table Lamp combines the art of making with the power of nature in a truly sustainable fabrication process The lamp shade has been organically grown over 5 days using mycelium, the vegetative part of a fungus or fungus-like bacterial colony, consisting of a mass of branching, thread-like hyphae Shade attached to a sustainably sourced ash wood stand The shade is fully biodegradable
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Mycelium Grown Square Planter Mycelium Grown Square Planter

Mycelium Grown Square Planter

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No more piles of used plastic planters behind the shed when you use mycelium grown planters for your home or garden The plant pot has been organically grown out of mycelium, the vegetative part of a fungus or fungus-like bacterial colony, consisting of a mass of branching, thread-like hyphae Perfect for building a mini container garden outside then composting the planters at the end of the season along with the dead plant matter, or for growing herbs in your kitchen for use in your culinary creations When broken up into pieces and incorporated in soil these planters will biodegrade in approximately 60 days Suitable for indoor or outdoor use
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Pulp Storage Box Pulp Storage Box

Pulp Storage Box

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Keep tidy and be environmentally conscious at the same time with this small storage box made from recycled paper Perfect for storing knick-knacks, small toys and other small objects Available in grey or white Made in Japan
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Field Roll Pen Case Field Roll Pen Case

Field Roll Pen Case

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A neat and sturdy roll-up pen case made of cotton canvas in a Japanese style with a leather wrap around tie The case unfolds to reveal two handy pouches to keep stationery separate and easily accessible Easy to roll up even when full Available in yellow or white
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Pencil Pouch Pencil Pouch

Pencil Pouch

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A pencil pouch with an elegant, eco-friendly and simple design The original minimal, stylish accessory to carry on your day-to-day tasks Made with a signature recycled leather and natural latex composition Silver coloured fasteners
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Pulp Pasco Pen Case Pulp Pasco Pen Case

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A simple, minimalist Midori pen case made using Pasco - a tough, water resistant material made from waste paper and other recycled materials The finished material is a strong, lightweight special type of paper more akin to plastic (but unlike plastic it will not crack or break and is better for the environment) Made in Japan
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Embossed Label Maker Embossed Label Maker

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Claim ownership of everything with the classic embossing label maker from Penco Supplied with black tape Mix things up with white, red, yellow, green and black refill tapes

Embossed Label Maker

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Document Organiser - Large Document Organiser - Large

Document Organiser - Large

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Holds all your important documents and stationery or acts as a cover for your laptop Made from recycled leather & natural latex Available in two colours: stone and white Silver coloured fasteners Single flap
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Document Organiser - Small Document Organiser - Small

Document Organiser - Small

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A small document organiser that holds all your important documents and stationery, or acts as a cover for your tablet Made from recycled leather & natural latex Available in two colours: stone and white Silver coloured fasteners Single flap
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Regular Pouch Regular Pouch

Regular Pouch

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The original minimal, stylish accessory to carry on you day-by-day Ecological, simple and clever design Made with a signature recycled leather and natural latex composition
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"Si-Bottle" Glass Bottle "Si-Bottle" Glass Bottle

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These beautiful glass bottles will complement any table or office desk Inspired by disposal plastic bottles but far more reuseable and sustainable Available in 4 different designs. Design supplied at random.
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Terracotta Carafe Terracotta Carafe

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With her traditionally crafted Tap Water Carafe dutch artist Lotte de Raadt promotes the consumption of tap water over bottled The shape of the carafe betrays the origins of the Dutch water. The low, stout format is the ideal shape for collecting surface water The stopper clearly displays the place where the contents were drawn: from the tap, naturally The carafe is produced by Lotte herself in her ceramics workshop in Eindhoven The carafe cools itself by the using the natural properties  of terracotta
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Kintsugi Bowl Kintsugi Bowl

Kintsugi Bowl

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Kintugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken objects, using gold to make them even more beautiful This delicate bowl, made from fragments of fine bone china in various patterns is held together by, and veined throughout with precious 24ct gold for a luxurious finish
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Kintsugi Mug Kintsugi Mug

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The art of Kintugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken objects using gold to make them even more beautiful Made from fine bone china
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Siri Vase Siri Vase

Siri Vase

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Once, the Romans & Greeks used these vases as canteens, slung over their shoulder as they marched Now, void of usefulness, they have been decorated intricately to be placed in safe spots around the house to admire for their beauty

Siri Vase

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Tunda Vase

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With "Sisters," designer Valentina Cameranesi Sgroi, working with artisan Walter Usai, plays with the traditional, elaborate nuptial vase gifted to young brides on the island Inspired by the sensual shapes of Usai’s urns and the presence of flirtatious decoration in Sardinian ceramics, Cameranesi Sgroi has created the Tunda vase Here the original shape is both exalted and transformed, combining femininity and playfulness with a modern and mechanical touch

Tunda Vase

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Marria Vase

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With "Sisters," designer Valentina Cameranesi Sgroi, working with artisan Walter Usai, plays with the traditional, elaborate nuptial vase gifted to young brides on the island Inspired by the sensual shapes of Usai’s urns and the presence of flirtatious decoration in Sardinian ceramics, Cameranesi Sgroi has created the Marria Here the original shape is exalted and transformed, combining femininity and playfulness with a modern and mechanical touch

Marria Vase

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The Circle Vase is a typical vase made by artisan Walter Usai, who is a fourth generation potter from the town of Assemini This vase recalls the original Roman canteens, soldiers would slip their arms through the centre hole and wear it resting on their shoulder. Filled with water or wine, the canteen would then be stopped with a cork Usai has added his signature decorations of leaves and roses - traditional elements of Sardinian design

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Sony Fes Watch U Sony Fes Watch U

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The Design Museum is the only location outside of Japan to sell this innovative and interactive watch, which is the first wearable design to employ electronic paper The front face and straps of this shape-shifting timekeeper contains e-paper, which allows it to transform the look of its face and strap with 24 design variations, all with the touch of a button Take fashion to the next level with free designs from celebrated creators and artists, or make your own Dedicated apps let you choose from over 100 designs - or you can create your own and download to the watch via BLUETOOTH wireless technology Rechargeable using the stand supplied Made in Japan

Sony Fes Watch U

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Sony Glass Speaker Sony Glass Speaker

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The Glass Sound Speaker looks like a sleek, softly glowing lantern, but is also a powerful speaker with supreme sound quality It offers 360 degrees non-directional, crystal-clear sound that's reverberated through its elegant organic glass cylinder The vibration of the glass closely mirrors that of human vocal chords, which creates a uniquely lifelike sound experience The lightweight and portable design allows you to bring the Glass Sound Speaker with you wherever you go Connects to iPhone and Android along with other devices via Bluetooth Dim or brighten LED filament to mimic soft candlelight
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Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones - pre-order Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones - pre-order

Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones - pre-order

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The Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones are the best noise cancelling bluetooth headphones on the market with Adaptive Sound Control, and the convenience of smart features including Quick Attention, Voice Assistant compatibility and touch control See what happens when it's just you and your music, with no interruption from outside sound Houses a dedicated NC processor which ensures the reproduction of your music is never compromised due to processor performance Most noise cancelling headphones are designed to block out vehicle noise when travelling. The WH-1000XM3 headphones are no exception, but are also highly effective at blocking out daily noise like voices and the background sounds you might hear walking through a city A built-in amplifier integrated in HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1 realises the best-in-class signal-to-noise ratio and low distortion for portable devices, and delivers exceptional sound quality. Powerful 40mm drivers, with Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) diaphragms, make the headphones perfect for handling heavy beats and can reproduce a full range of frequencies up to 40kHz The Adaptive Sound Control automatically detects your activity such as travelling, walking, and waiting, then adjusts ambient sound settings to your circumstances Communicating with the headphones is easy - simply place your hand over the housing to turn the volume down for instant conversation. Answer hands-free phone calls with a double tap - or change tracks, adjust the volume and make calls by touching or swiping the panel. And help from your phone’s voice assistant is just one long press away Super soft, pressure-relieving earpads in foamed urethane evenly distribute pressure and increase ear pad contact for a stable fit. Comfort is further enhanced by a larger and deeper ergonomic ear space structure With 30 hours of battery life, you’ll have enough power for even long trips away. And if you need to charge in a hurry, you can get 5 hours’ worth of charge after just 10 minutes with the optional AC adapter Pre-order for delivery week beginning 23 September
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Sony Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector - pre-order Sony Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector - pre-order

Sony Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector - pre-order

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The Portable Ultra Short Throw Projector will completely transform your screen time at home Easily rotates to project images or videos, it can turn any flat surface into a monitor, a movie wall or a work of art Positioned flat against a wall or table, the projector produces a crisp 22" image via a laser light source and newly developed SXRD panel. Pulled back, the image expands up to 80" in width Incredibly compact, yet equipped with internal speakers and battery (that lasts up to 2 hours), the projector can be positioned anywhere you need it, giving you complete freedom to view your media wherever you fancy Compatible with smartphones to become a wireless controller for photos and video and comes with a wireless unit that can transmit content from various devices such as PC, Blu-ray player, or cable boxes via HDMI Pre-order for delivery week staring 23 September
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Space Racers: Make Your Own Paper Rockets Space Racers: Make Your Own Paper Rockets

Space Racers: Make Your Own Paper Rockets

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Space Racers contains everything you need to press out and make your own paper rocket models. From the rocket that made the first manned space flight, the Vostok K, to the future of space travel, the Skylon space plane Follow the easy to use, step-by-step instructions to build eight historically accurate rockets and two imaginary rockets, which are left blank for your own designs A separate booklet introduces you to the exhilarating world of rocket science and space exploration, and includes fun and detailed fact files for each rocket This is an exciting kit for space enthusiasts aged eight to adult
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Migrant Journal Magazine Migrant Journal Magazine

Migrant Journal Magazine

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Migrant Journal is a six-issue publication exploring the circulation of people, goods, information, fauna and flora around the world and the transformative impact they have on space Issue 3 looks at the ocean as a metaphor for migration, from seeds to water particles and birds, and how seas have become a morbid stage to which nobody pays attention, where thousands die as they hope of a better future. 5,098 individuals lost their lives in their attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea in 2016. The sea is also home to nomadic populations of humans and animals; a millennial stage for exploration, a source of food and life—and a contested space. While the seamless ocean and the boundless skies deceive us as infinite spaces, they are submitted to international laws, social and political dynamics, along with the intrinsic laws of nature In this fourth issue, read about the migration of psychotropic mushroom across the deserts of California, the decolonisation of money, the use of artificial intelligence to determine asylum seekers origins, hear about centuries-old peoples from West Africa living deep in the forest of Suriname or the “kamikazis” smuggling petrol from Nigeria to Benin
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Your First Football Shirt Your First Football Shirt

Your First Football Shirt

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Your First Football Shirt is an illustrated book by the Football Shirt Collective and Season Annual, collating stories from footballers and famous fans about their first and favourite football shirt Over 20 illustrators bring the interviews to life
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Reparatur / Repair: Encouragement to Think and Make

Reparatur / Repair: Encouragement to Think and Make

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Arising from a course on repair at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, this book responds to our culture of disposability and built-in obsolescence, to encourage thinking and making, from product design to architecture
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Why Materials Matter: Responsible Design for a Better World

Why Materials Matter: Responsible Design for a Better World

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What does it mean to live in a material world, and how do materials of the past and present hold the keys to our future? Why Materials Matter tackles these questions by focusing on various issues that human beings face and by discussing potential materials-related solutions Through the lens of intriguing projects by designers, artists, makers, and scientists, it presents a colourful panoply of ideas, technologies, and creative efforts that focus on the earth's most basic elements, while also showing how these elements can be transformed into entirely new materials. It explores, for example, how ancient practices such as dyeing fabric and making glue may hold the secret to renewable and earth-friendly consumer products, as well as how recycling plastics can tackle food waste, and how a type of light metal being developed may one day make air travel less fuel-reliant This book also investigates the potential of the digital experience, suggesting how this most ephemeral type of matter can be used to improve our world Eye-catching and provocative, Why Materials Matter serves as both a stimulating catalogue of possibilities and a timely manifesto on how to consume, manufacture, and design for a better future
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Materials for Design Materials for Design

Materials for Design

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Over the last ten years there has been a huge growth in the area of materials for design, but most books on this subject deal with advanced, semi-formed materials (that is, materials sold as sheet, rod, tube, etc.). This book provides much-needed information on the raw materials, and the low-down on how these can be used Organised into three sections embracing grown, oil-based and mined materials, each entry includes information on key features, typical applications, production processes and sustainability issues. This fact-packed book will allow professional designers and students from a range of disciplines to understand in simple, exciting, visual terms the different qualities and features of materials
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Sustainist Design Guide: Co-Designing for Connectivity, Localism, Sharing and Sustainable Life

Sustainist Design Guide: Co-Designing for Connectivity, Localism, Sharing and Sustainable Life

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Social innovation is experiencing a resurgence at a time when cultural boundaries are shifting. A wave of new social initiatives is coming into view worldwide, where millions of dedicated  people are beginning to “design” different kinds of living environments that are more collaborative, more socially just, and more sustainable. This movement is what this Sustainist Design Guide is all about. As the authors say: “It is no longer a matter of designing for society, but within it. ”This exploratory guide travels the new landscape of social design thinking and practice, viewed through the lens of sustainism -  a perspective that is seen as a new ethos for design The Sustainist Design Guide presents an agenda for social innovation, based on values such as sharing, connectedness, localism and proportionality, as well as sustainability. It challenges us to transform these and other sustainist  qualities into design criteria and include them in our design briefs The Sustainist Design Guide maps out best practices and explores how designers can become more socially and  ecologically responsible. It opens the debate on what it  means to be “sustainist designers Including 12 changemaking cases, ranging from urban farming and crowdsourced public architecture to collaborative crafts
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The Current: New Wheels for the Post-Petrol Age The Current: New Wheels for the Post-Petrol Age

The Current: New Wheels for the Post-Petrol Age

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Fast. Silent. Radical. And wildly fun. The future of vehicles is looking bright. Cutting edge design, vigorous acceleration and post fossil energy are a green utopia within reach. The new wave of electric motorcycles, bicycles, and hybrids drives our way into sustainability while enhancing all the fun The Current: New Wheels for the Post-Petrol Age explores this shift towards eco-friendly riding by profiling the pioneers in the field. Engineering and custom design, classic brands, and new projects, two or three wheelers but also cars: this book is the roadmap to driving now and driving differently. The future of mobility is electric – it could be our most thrilling ride yet
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The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities

The Monocle Guide to Building Better Cities

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How do we make better cities – places that work for people of all ages and backgrounds? How do we make cities that provide the obvious essentials – great transport, good places to work – as well as the softer elements that truly deliver quality of life, from urban swimming pools to rooftop clubs? In this joyful new book the magazine’s editors unpack what makes a great city, whether you’re looking for a new place to call home or need help fixing your own. Discover how you too can have a High Line, create the most covetable housing or turn a dirty river into a summer asset Packed with great images and intriguing reports, this is a book that takes the urbanism debate away from city hall and explains what’s needed in ways that will inspire us all
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The InComplete: Highsnobiety Guide to Street Fashion and Culture The InComplete: Highsnobiety Guide to Street Fashion and Culture

The InComplete: Highsnobiety Guide to Street Fashion and Culture

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Street fashion and urban culture have come a long way from humble beginnings in the ‘90s. From disparate local scenes in Japan, Europe, and the US, the youth-driven movements of hip-hop, punk, and skateboarding have finally infiltrated high fashion  Brands are now eager to collaborate with the icons of music and art who are leading this creative crossover. Customers will stand in line for hours to be the first to own exclusive pieces designed by the likes of Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, and Tom Sachs Based in New York, Berlin, and Tokyo, lifestyle publication Highsnobiety is at the forefront of this global phenomenon. The Incomplete immortalises the stories of brands ranging from Supreme to COMME des GARÇONS. Alongside the most influential designers and tastemakers, Higsnobiety highlights the pieces and brands in men’s fashion which have stood the test of time
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Work, Body, Leisure

Work, Body, Leisure

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Work, Body, Leisure explores the spatial configurations, living conditions, and notions of the human body engendered by disruptive changes in labour, its ethos, and its conditions The Netherlands has been and continues to be a testing ground where the future of labour is re-imagined. Published in conjunction with the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Work, Body, Leisure analyses spatial arrangements and protocols moulded for the interaction between humans and machines, spaces that challenge traditional distinctions between work and leisure, the ways in which evolving notions of labour have categorised and defined bodies, and the legal, cultural, and technical infrastructures that enable their exploitation, with the aim of fostering new forms of creativity and responsibility within the architectural field in response to emerging technologies of automation.
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Blue Blooded: Denim Hunters and Jeans Culture Blue Blooded: Denim Hunters and Jeans Culture

Blue Blooded: Denim Hunters and Jeans Culture

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Jeans are equal parts subculture and establishment. Worn as both work clothes and luxury fashion, they are practically universal. This book contains everything you need—and want—to know about jeans Denim embodies authenticity, rebellion, workwear, and the old west. Denim hunters tirelessly search ghost towns for vintage jeans. Families weave heritage cloth for generations. Craftsman on foreign shores preserve the old ways while designers back home redefine the iconic five-pocket look. And all of us trade stories of how we got that perfect fade Blue Blooded is the story of denim and denim culture: The secrets of selvedge. The true origins of the Osaka Five. The immigrants and inventors in the Wild West who created jeans. Exclusive profiles of the independent designers and makers invigorating the denim scene, like 3sixteen and Iron Heart, along with forces like Levi's that shaped the industry. No other garment has the iconic status of jeans. Jeans are never out of fashion, and they will continue to outlive other sartorial trends for the foreseeable future A contemporary overview of our favourite article of clothing, Blue Blooded introduces traditional brands as well as designers who are stirring up the industry. The book covers the topic of jeans in its entirety—from their rivets to their various washes and from their cultural history to a recommended selection of stores where they can be bought. And, of course, the things every denimhead needs to know: How to wash—or not wash—your jeans. How denim is made. And how denim makes us who we are
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Africa Rising: Fashion, Design and Lifestyle from Africa Africa Rising: Fashion, Design and Lifestyle from Africa

Africa Rising: Fashion, Design and Lifestyle from Africa

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The African artistic spirit extends far beyond the canvas and studio; a new wave of African creatives is on the rise and making a name for itself in design, fashion, photography, and architecture across Africa and abroad. While the colours, patterns, and crafts are profoundly rooted in African tradition, young designers infuse their creations with a delightfully discordant edge making them contemporary, unique, and truly pieces of African design Africa Rising calls stereotypes and archaic clichés into question. A comprehensive portrait of Africa manifests from marrying Peter Mabeo’s furniture made from indigenous wood or Nobukho Nqaba’s body of photographic work that handles the themes of migration and foreignness through the clever use of every day objects or the publicly-minded architecture of David Adjaye with the up-and-coming threads of Selly Raby Kane’s energetic fashion line or the soundscapes of Spoek Mathambo’s Fantasma that fix Bantu lyrics to computerised beats Insightful essays from experts and artisans contextualise each portrait and provide insight into talented pioneers, outstanding projects, and the way craft can be a catalyst for social and economic developments. The volume is co-edited by Design Indaba: a multifaceted design platform that garners worldwide critical acclaim for their annual design conference held in Cape Town. Africa Rising celebrates the way art strengthens and unifies cultures and, most importantly, invokes the multi-faceted richness of Africa. Explore Africa’s worldwide ripple effect of inspiration, creativity, and artistic community
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Los Logos. No 7 Los Logos. No 7

Los Logos. No 7

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Los Logos 7 is the authoritative reference on contemporary logo design worldwide. Like the previous editions of Gestalten’s Los Logos series, the book is both a guide to the latest innovations as well as a precursor to coming trends The 400-page, fully indexed compendium presents an unparalleled selection of cutting-edge examples from around the globe intuitively arranged according to style or motif. Six interviews with leading designers in corporate, logo, and label design punctuate the compilation and offer a look behind the scenes at younger as well as established agencies A practical handbook of the current developments in logo design and an up-to-the-minute source of inspiration, Los Logos 7 is a must-have for any designer, brand manager, trend scout, or marketing strategist
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Upstart! Visual Identities for Start-Ups and New Businesses Upstart! Visual Identities for Start-Ups and New Businesses

Upstart! Visual Identities for Start-Ups and New Businesses

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Upstart! presents fresh branding ideas for entrepreneurs and designers. To stand out in a land of consumerist plenty, the new generation of small business entrepreneurs has learned to set high design standards. Poised between playfulness and professionalism, their holistic visual identity concepts become an integral part of their core business From hemp farmers to local box clubs to eyelash extension services, fresh startups and spin-offs from all sorts of sectors present themselves as inventively and stylesavvily as ever before. Communicating through vivid visual languages that unfold across media applications, they involve the customer in authentic styles and stories Upstart! explores the contemporary startup scene’s manifold ventures. With a focus on creativity and transformational branding ideas, the compilation covers classic stationery designs, innovative merchandise, interior concepts, and fresh digital applications that have been skilfully orchestrated to leverage business
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Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes

Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes

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Sustainability and energy efficiency play a critical role for anyone building or renovating a house. Thankfully, architects from around the world are now developing single-family homes that combine ecological responsibility with contemporary and imaginative design Building Better is an engaging visual showcase of outstanding environmentally friendly houses. It not only offers an insightful exploration of the latest developments in sustainable design, but it also takes an in-depth look at the high performance building materials and technical data involved in each featured project In the book, architects and homeowners work together to find unique and aesthetically compelling ways to build more sustainably. Melding client desires with real world pragmatism, these efficient homes present a diverse spectrum of solutions that include everything from state of the art climate control systems to ancient, passive, and renewable building techniques
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Brand Spaces: Branded Architecture and the Future of Retail Design Brand Spaces: Branded Architecture and the Future of Retail Design

Brand Spaces: Branded Architecture and the Future of Retail Design

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Brands are always hungry for new communication ideas. With unique spatial experiences—quirky events, experimental showrooms, radical pop-up shops, and stunning flagship stores—they are reaching out to their most sophisticated audiences Brand Spaces showcases cutting-edge interior concepts and locations with character that effectively communicate brands in several dimensions at the same time. Decision-makers from leading brands such as Audi, Camper, Aesop, Freitag, Gaggenau, Nike, Nokia, and Starbucks share concepts and strategies that communicate overall brand identity while respecting local specifications A wide range of exceptional examples of contemporary interior design also shows that the work of smaller brands and local retailers is as groundbreaking as that of larger global players In short, Brand Spaces shows how trailblazers are creating branded worlds that are more than worth a visit. They are places that become urban landmarks or community hubs; they provide us with experiences that stick with us on an emotional level—and we buy products there as souvenirs to preserve their memory
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Inside Utopia: Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes Inside Utopia: Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes

Inside Utopia: Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes

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Spectacular and reflective, unpretentious and efficient: the breathtaking Elrod House by John Lautner; the Lagerfeld Apartment near Cannes that seems like a set from a science fiction film; Palais Bulles in France with its organic and unique architecture. These interiors welcome habitation and spark curiosity while embodying the foundations of minimalism and bygone visions of the future Inside Utopia delves into the rhyme and reason behind past designs that we still interact with today The architects, the owners, and the craftsmen like Gio Ponti or Bruce Goff who work behind the scenes created amorphous interiors that invite the mind to wander. At the time they were futuristic, confident, utopian, idealistic— we may not realise it, but they have shaped our current living concepts, and even now, they inspire us anew
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The Future Starts Here The Future Starts Here

The Future Starts Here

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Design will play an ever increasing role on every aspect of our future. From our DNA to the cosmos, from our planet to our desks, our futures will be mapped by the objects we use and the people who build them. This book explores the forking paths of future development, taking in corporate products backed by millions in venture capital to alternative bottom-up strategies dreamed up by individuals working in small groups The Future Starts Here examines the cutting edge of technology and how it shapes our everyday lives. Looking at real objects being developed today – including a UAV by Facebook designed to beam the internet down from space, to a robot developed by UC Berkeley which will do the laundry – expert authors show how design and technology impact every level of life, from sub-microscopic aspects of the human body to the entire planet. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, it asks how we can use technology to shape the future of our world. The staggering developments featured here are all happening now, it is up to us to ensure they create a future for us all
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The Tale of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm The Tale of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm

The Tale of Tomorrow: Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm

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Driven by idealistic visions, utopian architecture aimed to overcome social divisions and political strife, to put us in touch with nature, and to enable us to live humane, healthy lives. For half a century, it was both hope and inspiration The Tale of Tomorrow surveys this diverse twentieth-century phenomenon, featuring renowned works like The House of the Century or the TWA terminal, as well as lesser-known masterpieces, and profiling major thinkers such as Oscar Niemeyer, Le Corbusier, and Eero Saarinen. By digging through archives, corresponding with descendants of departed architects, and restoring photographs, the collection of utopian approaches herein maintains a visual power and infectious optimism Looking at past dreams, The Tale of Tomorrow is a call to reclaim our future
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Shoplifter! New Retail Architecture and Brand Spaces Shoplifter! New Retail Architecture and Brand Spaces

Shoplifter! New Retail Architecture and Brand Spaces

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