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  • Bao Yao Fei
    The Hague based fashion designer Bao Yao Fei is a true discovery. Usually, writing an article on a designer with compelling images or exciting concepts starts with extensive Google research. With newcomer Bao Yao Fei this led to a very meagre result. But the few connections that could be made already showed a striking know-how […]
    2016.09.26Jana Ahrens
  • Ninebyfour
    Ninebyfour is a minimalist LED ceiling lamp by the Amsterdam based studio Waarmakers. The LED light tubes do not generate any heat during use, allowing the creators to use atypical materials for the fixture: wood and cork. Every year thousands of trees are felled in the Amsterdam area. Usually the city trees disappear from root […]
  • The Planes
    Chris Packer exhibited a series of paintings titled ‘The Planes’ for Factory 49 in February in what’s known as the ‘Office Space’; for the same duration, I exhibited a new project in the ‘Showroom’. The paintings were white canvases with cotton tape arranged geometrically across them; the cotton tape was white on the outside, but […]
    2013.03.09Adrian Clement
  • Agnes Martin (1912-2004)
    Agnes Martin was a Canadian born, Vancouver raised artist who came to the United States at the age of 20, where she lived for most of her life. Influenced by the vast landscape she grew up surrounded by and by artists such as Mark Rothko, Donald Judd and Barnett Newman, her spare, paired down artistic style is often […]
    2012.07.25Anna Korkobcova
  • Corona
    Our beloved Japanese design agency Nendo brings us yet another gem: a set of globes called Corona. Rather than the common blue and green, the Corona globes have white oceans and black land masses. Furthermore, the globes show country names, but no borders. The purpose of this simplification was to: …create a new kind of […]
  • Atago House
    Japansese designer Kenji Tanaka, president of Small House Design Lab, designed Atago House: a single family residence in Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan. Built on just 506 square feet (or 47m2),  the house has a very small footprint. However, thanks to the minimalist interior design, the house has a very spacious feel. The walls are covered with […]
  • Townhouse
    A clean townhouse Landskrona, Sweden by Swedish architect firm Elding Oscarson, which is a recently started office run by Johan Oscarson and Jonas Elding. The collective experience is covering both Swedish and international architecture, from museums to private houses, interiors, furniture and product design. They projected in a narrow site sandwiched between very old neighboring […]
    2010.01.17Stan Grootes
  • Pravda Vodka packaging concept
    This lovely packaging concept for Pravda Vodka comes from Samantha Ziino, a student at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. She explains: We had to do a project on an existing polish vodka alcohol. Pravda is a Polish vodka which prides itself on purity and fine ingredients. The bottle and box are white and simple, creating […]
  • Social Housing Solution
    In the small mining town of Degana in Spain where nothing new has been constructed for more than 25 years, this new building keeps away from the common facades of a mining village with its volumetric angular profile and rich geometry. Architects Nacho Ruiz and Jose Antonio Ruiz Allén Esquiroz from Zon-e Arquitectos have been […]
    2009.11.29Stan Grootes
  • 8.0 concrete chair
    The 8.0 chair is made of an ultra strong concrete, which allows the design to be extremely thin. So yes: you can really put all of your weight on the seat. The chair is made using a mold, which the concrete is poured into (pics after the jump), so it exists of just one piece […]
  • Mondrian T
    Introducing the Mondrian T, a table lamp by Danish designer Cecilie Manz for Lightyears, a Scandinavian lighting manufacturer. It is obviously inspired by Piet Mondrian‘s beloved horizontal and vertical lines, and will blend in nicely with any 90’s style office interior… The Mondrian T is part of a series, together with floor lamp Mondrian F, […]
  • Donald Judd
    Donald Judd (1928-1994) was one of the originators of Minimal Art, which it came into being in the 1960s. Minimal Art reacted against the symbolism, spontaneity, and emotional intensity of Abstract Impressionism. Rather than expression, Minimal Art artists sought after objectivity. By removing ‘distractions’ like composition, theme, representation and so on, they wanted to allow the […]