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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>>

Christmas Gift Guide: Leica X2 à la carte

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Own a Leica X2 à la carte camera that is absolutely unique this Christmas seasons with the Leica X2 à la carte programme- a concept to personalize your X2 camera with a selection of styling options via specially selected stores.
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Bamboo Bench by Gal Ben-Arav

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Israelis designer Gal Ben-Arav has created the bamboo bench, a raw bamboo seating idea that not only practical but also sustainable.
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Alter Self Jewellery by Elina Gleizer

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Alter Self jewellery is inspired by ergonomics, human curves, anatomy and guide lines. Each item is designed for specific body part and expressing it with slight exaggeration. Designed by up and coming Israeli Jewelry Designer, Elina Gleizer.
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Geo Table by Gonçalo Campos

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Portuguese product designer, Gonçalo Campos designed this Geo Table – a stone top table that reminds us of where materials come from.
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Gelato Bistro- Al Fresco Branding by Anagrama

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Anagrama came up with a hand-crafted illustration language for San Pedro based gelato bistro- Al Fresco.
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Oth Sombath Thai Restaurant

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Designer Patrick Jouin has created this Thai-cuisine restaurant to showcase the talented Thai chef Oth Sombath, in the gastronomy city of France. Corresponding to Oth’s cuisine: the interiors of the restaurant offer an unusual but rich in colors, texture and surprises settings!

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