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Norway’s New Banknotes- World’s Coolest Currency

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Norway’s new banknotes to be released in 2017 probably will be the world coolest and most beautifull currency.

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Jaime Hayon SAS Royal Hotel Room 506

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54 years after the SAS Royal hotel’s (now Radisson Blu Royal Hotel) iconic Room 606 by Arne Jacobsen, furniture maker Fritz Hansen asked the world-renowned Spanish designer Jaime Hayon to create a total design for Room 506 to match Arne Jacobsen’s Room 606. Like Arne Jacobsen, Jaime Hayon has created a total design for the room, including furniture, works of art, bedspreads, lamps etc. A range of existing Hayon designs for Fritz Hansen including the ‘Favn’ sofa, ‘Analog’ table and ‘Ro’ easy chair are complemented by a number of accessories such as a statement low-hanging ball light, lamps, cabinet, mirror and vase.

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Arne Jacobsen SAS Royal Hotel Room 606

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The SAS Royal Hotel, built for the Scandinavian Airlines System in the 1960 is the first design hotel and often considered Arne Jocobsen’s masterpiece. 50 years on and the SAS Royal Hotel is now the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel with completely redeveloped. Only Room 606 has been carefully preserved and remains identical to Jacobsen’s original commission. The Room 606 or Arne Jacobsen Suite,is a showcase for exquisite original Jacobsen décor from the 1960s. The colour palette includes greys, greens and blues, which perfectly complement the wenge wood details and representative furniture.

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This private residence in Alajärvi, Finland was completed in 2014, and was designed by OOPEAA (Office for Peripheral Architecture). The house blends in with the surrounding landscape through its shape and materials. The composition subtly recalls the feeling of a traditional Finnish farm, in which wooden cottages were arranged so as to form a protected inner courtyard with the buildings facing the courtyard. In this case, the three buildings, the house, the atelier and the garage, give shape to an intimate garden, creating an optimal microclimate around the house by minimizing the impact of the northerly winds blowing in the valley.

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REDDRESS by Aamu Song

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The ‘Reddress’ project was a unique collaboration between renowned Helsinki-based Korean designer Aamu Song, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark and Kvadrat. It involved the creation of a huge, iconic, red dress, using 550m of Kvadrat’s Divina fabric. The structure was over 4m tall and over 2m wide, including 238 ‘pockets’, which acted as seats for members of the audience.

Since the first installation, REDDRESS has evolved into a series of interactive installation indoor & outdoor.

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Nordic Design: Then & Now

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Nordic design is different from Scandinavian design even we happily used the word ‘Nordic’ and ‘Scandinavian’ in an interchangeable manner.

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Guardians of Time Sculptures by Manfred Kielnhofer

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Manfred Kielnhofer‘s recent sculptures, “Guardians of Time”, shows that since the beginning of time mankind has had protectors, both for historic and mystical reasons. It only seems that man himself is a potential source of danger for his own existence.

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The Abyss Coffee Table

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The Abyss Coffee Table by Duffy London is a conversation piece as much as a functional one. But while previous works play with gravity, this new design is concerned with depth, and creates a geological cross-section as mesmerising as the sea.

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Maison de la Paix-Ivan Pictet Auditorium by Matteograssi

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The Maison de la Paix is the fruit of the consolidation of several conceptual ideas and projects that have been discussed in the past 15-20 years. The state of the art architectural glass structure and premises of the Maison de la Paix, an outstanding glass building conceived in a 6-petal shaped design, located in the heart of the diplomatic quarter of Geneva, are ideally situated to house what is to become a global hub for innovative solutions to contemporary challenges to peace and security. The renowned French group of 16 architects IPAS is the brilliant talent behind such a masterpiece.

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3D Textured Porcelain Wall Tiles

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Heather Knight of elementclaystudio produces hand made 3D porcelain wall tiles features nine different designs – Noni, Magnolia, Lichen, Hydrangea, Durian, Succulent, Reef, Fungi and Turf. A great accent piece against any background, from vibrant to neutral, these tiles are a great conversation starter. You could paint a square or stripe in a contrasting wall color to really make the tiles POP!

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Al-Rajhi Mosque Riyadh by RSP Architects

The design of Al-Rajhi Mosque is inspired by the iconic symbol of the Crescent, which is the shape produced when a circular disk has a segment of another circle removed from its edge. This is derived from the astronomical definition, which refers to the shape of the lit side of the moon that appears to be less than half illuminated by the Sun. Continue reading >>

Leica Store in Geisha Neighborhood, Japan

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Camera maker Leica latest flagship store in Kyoto that operates in Gion, a traditional geisha neighborhood. A 100-year-old, two-story traditional townhouse has been reconstructed using artisan techniques, retaining the exterior and the original structure, has been married to the Leica worldview, creating a unique Leica store unlike any before it. Continue reading >>

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Pracownia Restaurant Interior by Karina Wiciak

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“Pracownia” which in Polish means “workshop”, was designed as a light pastiche of a painter’s studio. The most characteristic features of the interior are colourful blobs, because almost the entire interior of the “Papiernia” has been splashed with paint, from floor through furniture to the ceiling. It was not designed to be youth interior in the pop-art style, but to be modern, elegant restaurant. That is why, beyond the blots, the white and silver metal finish dominates.

“Pracownia” is the tenth project of the collection “XII”, designed entirely by Karina Wiciak.

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New England Residence Interior Style

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An owner tasked the designer Rene Desjardins to build a new house which possessed all the quality of New England style. The newly build New England Residence is like an American cottages, it favours the light, the views, the landscape, friendly large rooms and wood, but the resemblance ends there. There are no rustic or nostalgic references here, no decorative excesses or accumulations.

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Parrish Art Museum

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Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the new 34,400-sq-ft Parrish Art Museum is essentially a double-barrelled, extruded version of the classic, house-shaped artist’s studio includes 12,200 square feet of exhibition space- three times larger of the Museum’s former building. Continue reading>>