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Esotismi Hand Embroidered Wallpaper – Milan, Italy

A collaboration between Italian designer Cristina Celestino and wallpaper company Misha in 2020, presenting hand embroidered wallpaper of imaginative oversized flowers, passion fruits and mushrooms with unnatural toned pastel colors appeared on geometric and natural diagonal stripes background. The project is called Esotismi (Exoticism). It consists of four different designs: Cabana — Formosa — Passiflora — Oasi. Each mixes the geometries and organic design elements, presented in different color combinations.   Misha’s wallcoverings focuses on hand techniques of painting and embroidery, also the color choices of backgrounds that give impacts to the wallpaper designs. The production process of Misha’s wall coverings using natural product ingredients. The glues are based on natural starch and it applies the silk wallcoverings to the wall safely. It can also be removed without damaging the wall surface. Craftsmen hand painting natural paint pigments on the decoration. This collaboration project between Misha and Celestino is the second one after the Caffé Concerto Cucchi project back in 2019:… Cristina Celestino on her 2020 design for the wallpaper brand Misha: “The new Exoticism collection for Misha evokes …

Together For The World – New York, United States

One of the greatest artist who designed the “I Love NY” slogan that spreading all around the world in 1976, has recently created the last design for his city, New York and the world called “Together”,  before his passing last Friday as reported in NY Times. Milton Glaser ,who was an American graphic designer, our emoji teacher, and co-founder of The New York Magazine – has passed away on the age of 91 on June 26, 2020. His other famous playful graphic designs includes: Bob Dylan Greatest Hits 1967, NY Magazine Identity, and many others.   The ideas behind “Together”: In the last interview with Jeremy Elias in NYTimes a few weeks before his passing, Milton Glaser mentioned that he had been working on a project he hoped to distribute to public school students across the city, and ultimately the country. It was a graphical treatment of the word “Together.” to evoke the idea that during the separation of the pandemic. Mr. Glaser’s health was already in decline when the Black Lives Matter protests spread throughout the city, and the world.  During …

Aggregate Habitat – Clarendon, United States

One of the world’s largest and self-supporting papier-mâché structures built on a Texas ranch in Clarendon. The 20 x 8 ft  prototypal eco-dwelling formed by casting papier-mâché strips into sculpted holes in the ground. This Agg Hab project (short for Aggregate Habitat) by I/Thee and Roundhouse Platform, used 270 pounds of recycled paper mixed with 200 litres handmade adhesive (animals and toxins free) which was cast in large holes in the ground before the prototype home being flipped over. It is built for the 2020 Oakes Creek Residency. The Agg Hab features a series of round openings in the paper structures that form apertures to let in natural light and doorways to enter inside. There are no perfect and the formal language of the habitat follows cues from those found in nature: the contours of the domes perfectly matching those of the excavated dirt, the surface of the paper stained with a plethora of natural, earthen tones. Some of the “Agg Hab” construction process information in ArchDaily: The process of construction started with the digging of two mirrored …

Magical & Poetic Art – Toronto, Canada

Beautiful dreams, sleeping paralysis experiences, and the lost of childhood innocence have inspired Ray Caesar, a British digital surreal artist living in Canada, in translating the memories into genial, magical, and fairy tale paintings. Caesar presenting the meaning of the fairy tale as protagonist and antagonist which both living inside the one person, mostly in young and innocent models. Caesar is considered one of the most important representatives of Pop Surrealism, a movement born in the Los Angeles area at the end of 1970s. He gives a personal interpretation of this graphic universe, setting it in a Victorian and rococo style atmosphere, and revisiting it in the fairy-like clue. His works are embraced and being the part of painting collections of 1980-90s music icon, Madonna. In his interview with Patricia Boi – reporter in Wall Street International, Caesar has a condition called Sleep Paralysis. When he is awake, he finds it hard to move and speak at night, for some reason he sees visions of his mother occasionally appears often as a child. And when she’s in …

Beauty In Diversity – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Inspired by the master painters from the Dutch Golden Age, Justine Tjallinks, a young, artistic, and self-taught photographer based in Amsterdam, presenting visuals feature muted colors, impeccable composition, and uses fashion as an additional mean of expression. She aims to capture the uniqueness of individuals and the diversity of human beauty, often backed by a story of social importance. Even though a sense of nostalgia speaks through her art, the aim is to always remain in line with the contemporary zeitgeist. Most of the models are with no face expression visualizing the beauty of quietness. In June 3, 2020, Justine Tjallinks‘ image of Amber Vanderweert has been listed as one of 200 images in Portrait of Humanity award by BBC. It’s taken before lockdown restrictions:…   For more info about Justine Tjallinks: Website www.justinetjallinksphotography.com – Facebook Justine Tjallinks Photography  – Instagram @justinetjallinks – YouTube Justine Tjallinks. Source: BBC: Portraits of Humanity shortlist revealed — Represented Artist: Justine Tjallinks — Biography: Justine Tjallinks.

Leaf Transparent Mask – Michigan, United States

Leaf is the world’s first fully transparent mask that protects you from dust, pollution, microbes and everything else that should not be in the air you breathe. It is enhanced with optional self UV-sanitization and Active Ventilation. The Leaf mask implements the most stringent N99+ Air quality standards. Conventional masks may take months to catch up into Leaf with a design that is as natural, efficient and as minimalistic as it gets. The Leaf mask is designed from soft yet sturdy 100% recyclable optical grade materials. The complete unibody design involves seamless amalgamation of optical materials to create a perfect fit on your face. This inherently makes the mask friendlier, allowing others to see your identity and read your lips or facial expressions as you talk to them. LEAF comes in 3 variants: Leaf HEPA, Leaf UV, and Leaf PRO. The Leaf Health Care mask is funded by Indiegogo and you can buy transparent mask here.   For more information about Leaf Mask: Website www.leaf.healthcare — Webshop & Funding Indiegogo — Twitter @Leafhealthcare. Source: It’s the Beginning of an …

Terraplanter – New York, United States

Based in New York, Terraplanter team created a dirt-free planter made of a ceramic material that allows plants to gradually absorb the water that seeps out on the surface and grow without soil, called also Terraplanter. We can use nutrient-rich water to grow plants anywhere, indoors, in deserts, on the International Space Station. It’s simple, clean, low-maintenance and hydroponic. Hydroponics is basically the ability to foster plant growth without soil. The Terraplanter product has raised more than $5 million in crowdfunding kickstarter. The Terraplanter team are Eran Zahri, Elad Burko, Roy Burko – created the proprietary ceramic material that has just the right amount of porosity and hygroscopic tendencies to allow water to diffuse through the material and allow the plant to grow on the surface of the material.Electron microscope at 1,000x magnification. Terraplanter meets the needs of plants to grow: hold seeds on the surface while they sprout, hold water for plant roots to drink, provide a shape and texture that would allow plant roots to grip the surface. It is reusable and we can …

Easy Breathing With Lacunal – Fukuoka, Japan

Lacunal is a 3-dimensional support frame designed to ease breathing when wearing a neck tube or a buff for running, trekking or other forms of workout, created by Kazunori Takeishi, an architect who is proficient in 3D modelling and design. Lacunal is named after ‘lacuna’ which refers to an empty space or gap. The arch structure sits on the nose and chin, creating a ‘lacuna’ or space between the fabric of the buff and the nose and mouth, allowing greater comfort with breathing and hence improves athletic performance. The use of Lacunal can greatly ease discomfort and even lower the risk of a heat stroke. Lacunal can be used with neck tube, buff, or fabric masks. Lacunal is produced one by one via 3D printing laser sintering technology, made in lightweight nylon plastic, and can be customized to fit individual facial sizes, check the Monocircus Webshop to order. Kazunori Takeishi is also the Silver A’Design Award winner in 2014 – 2015 with his design: The Bow Tie. Together with a Singaporean artist, Lim Shin Ee, …

From Tights To Tables – Köping, Sweden

Used textiles and clothes have been piling up as wastes, they are continuously covering, polluting our lands and most of them don’t degrade well. Many companies taking action on sustainability program to manage the waste of their products. One of them is the Swedish Stocking, a Swedish company specialized in tights, now pushing boundaries of innovation in hosiery through its product or concept. The brand strengthen its brand purposes by running sustainability programs with their Recycle Club. The Swedish Stocking, that also producing pantyhose from recycled yarn, presented limited edition collection of tables made from their customer’s old tights, in collaboration with furniture designer Gustav Westman. The tables (depending on their size) contains between 80 and 350 pairs of tights that have been diverted from landfills through their recycling program. Each table is manufactured by hand, at their warehouse in Köping, Sweden. The process is similar to that of creating the fibreglass tanks, except the sanding and finishing is done entirely by hand. These tables create an impact in a room, mimicking stones and marble, …

The Portraits of True Colours – Atlanta, United States

Charly Palmer is a fine artist and graphic designer based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, who has been portraying black icons and historical events in his paintings for decades. Studied Art & Design at American Academy of Art and School of the Art Institute in Chicago, run a design studio then became art instructor and mentor for artists. Working primarily with acrylic paint, Palmer has pursued figurative work for many years. Palmer said: “I’m fascinated and moved by history in particular specifically, African American history. Art was my way of expressing what I felt about the African American journey. With art, I am able to share my ideas and thoughts in colour.” In his youth, Charly Palmer was fascinated by the “Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats, an illustrated children book about the wonder and pure pleasure a child experiences when the world is blanketed in snow and it’s the winner of the 1963 Caldecott Medal. What appealed to him most is the random geometric shapes, the simplicity of layered textures and patterns, and the mix of bold …

“It’s not for you, it’s for everyone.” – New York, United States

It is a statement made by a fashion designer who already started making clothes from a very young age – bleaching T-shirts, reconstructing jeans pants patterns,  designing and selling pieces to consignment stores on the Lower East Side. He also learned house and hip hop music with her brothers. For his design collections, he would bike around New York to be inspired by pedestrians’ fashion items and styles. His name is Telfar Clemens. That is the motto of his fashion brand “Telfar”: “It’s not for you, it’s for everyone.” In the interview with British Vogue‘s reporter Lynette Nylander, they mentioned that they want to dispel the idea of diversity. This is not an inclusive casting strategy or a one-time campaign,” Radboy explains. “The very notion of diversity upholds what we know, that there is an unchanging power structure and that’s, like, included in someone else’s world. Inclusion and diversity have now become statements that people in power like to hear.” Clemens added, “I just want to be everywhere, truly global. I want to dress everybody.” His message …

Growing Algae At Home – London, United Kingdom

Algae is aquatic plant that use carbon in the atmosphere to release oxygen. It contains rich proteins and can be the solution for the future’s food shortages. Algae use sun, air, and water to grow. Many companies are now planning to use algae as main ingredient in the future. Some of them already started it, like Cyanotech, a Hawaiian company that has provided high-quality microalgae products for health and nutrition in a sustainable and environmentally sensitive operation since 1984 and now has 90 cultivation ponds. So, how about growing it at home? Ecologic Studio, an architecture and research studio focused on environmental design, bio-digital design, and building integrated nature – has developed an eco-kit for domestic cultivation of Spirulina (a type of blue-green algae that people can eat. The eco-kit called BioBombola. The founders of the studio, Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto, created the domestic algae garden project with their two children during the Covid19 lockdown. Spirulina at home helps to purify the air as it absorbs carbon dioxide equivalent of two trees and oxygenates the houses …

Portable Compulsion – Vienna, Austria

The collection “Portable Compulsion” is characterized by aesthetics through functionality. It deals with the relationship between a space saving attitude of shrinking places nowadays and a kind of compulsive orderliness, where an inner urge creates a balance between the objects within the surrounding area. This statements are written by the Austrian accessories and artefact designer Isabel Helf who is focusing on woodwork. Each Portable Compulsion’s handbag features a shape that relates to a specific furnishing or fixture, such as a step or shelf. Like a lock-and-key mechanism, this allows it to seamlessly slot onto the associated furnishing to be neatly stored away. Inspired by conceptual functionality and practicability, Isabel Helf designs and produces accessories and stationaries that sit between furniture, product and fashion design, using traditional craftsmanship together with digital and self-developed methods:…     For more information about Isabel Helf: Website www.isabelhelf.com – Instagram @isabelhelf – Facebook Isabel Helf. Source: About Isabel Helf , Portable Compulsion by Isabel Helf , Isabel Helf Instagram Profile.

Creative Shields Around The World

During the Covid-19 pandemic, people need to protect their faces  with shields that cover the entire face, from the forehead down to the chin or lower. A safe mask can also help us to avoid micro droplets out or in to the mouth and nose. According to Singapore Government Agency, face shields allowed only for specific exempt groups or settings. In some situations where the wearing of masks may not be practical, face shields may be worn. They must be worn properly so that a face shield covers the entire face, from the forehead to below the chin, wrapping around the sides of the face. In certain settings, face shields may be worn on top of a mask to provide additional protection. For sure a face shield can help us to breathe after wearing mask for long hours. Below I collected various kinds of face shields around the world and specified them into several groups:   ARTISTIC SHIELDS: 1. WEARABLE RATTAN CAGE by Livable (founded by Sep Verboom) for UN and WHO Global Call Out To …

Cardboard Furnitures – Sydney, Australia

The manufacturing industry producing large amounts of waste due to their inherently large size, making it difficult for a regular household to recycle,  SODO – SOPA, a small Sydney based studio specialising in building design, interiors, branding and graphics based in Sydney, Australia, stated in their Instagram page @sodo_sopa and to solve the problem, today they introduce new project called Serif + Sero coffee tables, made completely from upcycled cardboard packaging, a modular and stackable coffee table. According Design Boom, the assembly of the Serif + Sero coffee tables involves a series of cuts, scores, flips and folds before locking into place as a furniture and can be stacked up. The set is available in either square or circular forms offering options of a simple or more challenging assembly.concept sketch by SODO – SOPA in Designboom. This project aims to promote upcycling in the manufacturing industry and allow users to contribute to a circular economy, one household at a time. As stated in Designboom aims to begin prototyping additional designs with fabricators before releasing it as an open-source …

Slowing Down The Fast Fashion Industry Around The World

The pandemic has caused drastic changes in the way people spend their money on many things including fashion, ending the extreme consumerism, but also the right time for us to change on how the fast fashion production cycles. Since 1990s, many fast fashion retail brands has offered us cheaper clothing versions – copied from the fashion catwalks right after the international fashion weeks (New York, London, Paris, Italy) – with shorter production cycle as fast as once per 3 months or even less, with much cheaper price, lower qualities, and lack of transparency in widespread exploitation of people working in the supply chain. Facing this challenging situations, at last some fashion businesses and professionals have made actual movement in new global sustainability standard, change the perspective of fashion values, new fashion calendars, and new marketing strategy. What is fast fashion? It is clothing line mass-produced in a very short term, rapidly made new items, and deliver them to its chain stores or webshops. The price is cheaper and got lack of quality in response to …

Low-Tech Ventilator – Gold Coast, Australia

A lecturer of Digital Media and Industrial Design programs at Griffith University on the Gold Coast campus, created low-tech ventilator using everyday objects that could be used in hospitals in developing countries. He was inspired by a medical staff in Papua New Guinea who squeezed a plastic bag as ventilator to save the life of a patient. Sam Canning, who is originally from UK and emigrated to Australia in 1997, used pipes, bucket, battery, bicycle wheels, and extra woods to make the low-tech ventilator which all the materials can be easily found anywhere in the world:… The paddles connected to the battery to rotate around and squash the bucket blowing the air to the top through the pipe. Sam Canning stated that he really hope the low-tech ventilator can inspire others especially the ones in developing countries.   For more information about Sam Canning and Griffith University:… Sam Canning: Website Sam Canning Profile Griffith University: Website http://www.griffith.edu.au – Youtube Channel Griffith University  – Instagram @griffithuniversity – Facebook griffithuniversity – Twitter @Griffith_Uni.   Source: Aussie designer creates low-tech ventilator …

Kirikane Glass Fusion – Kyoto, Japan

Akane Yamamoto has achieved to set three-dimensional gold kirikane ornaments as if they were floating in between the glass layers which fully like they were fused together, a kirikane glass technique that many glassmakers experts has been trying to achieve for many decades. Kirikane is an ornamental technique which consists of cutting gold, silver, copper, tin, and platinum in lines, triangles or squares, applying them in patterns. It is said to have originated in the Orient in 300 B.C. The technique of Kirikane travelled far on the silk road before arriving in Japan in 600 A.D., along with Buddhism, and was mainly applied to Buddhist paintings and decorations. According to The Japan Times, in the British Museum’s glass collection includes a bowl with gold-leaf patterns that is estimated to have been made around 250 B.C. The gold leaf is sandwiched between two layers of glass, but the layers were never fully fused together like Akane Yamamoto’s creations. After trials and errors, Akane Yamamoto successfully set perfect timing in melting the gold patterns to be in perfect …

The Bubble Party – Portland, United States

Steve Jarvis is a British multidisciplinary creative based in Portland, Oregon – created “The Bubble Party” and listed as Industrial Design winner of Fountain Of Hygiene, a Sanitiser Design Competition with 182 entries on 21 May 2020, to raise money for British Red Cross. The Bubble Party is a machine that creates sanitizing bubbles. The experience of hand sanitizer in the form of a floating bubble clouds, in the air blast off from the machine which is much easier to use than passing on bottles of sanitizer liquid from hand to hand. The material of the Bubble Party is easy to be cleaned: glass, copper, and ceramic. The machine can be actived with a simple gesture, no contact, and simple timed bubble. The machine consisting: machine base/bottom, liquid chamber, ceramic air filter, air/liquid channels (copper), shroud (glass), liquid tray (with motor), and bubble turning frame. It has variations of base and shrouds:… For more information about Steve Jarvis:… Website stevejarvisdesign.com – Linkedin steve-jarvis – Instagram @stevejarvisdesign.   Source: Fountain Of Hygiene – Sanitiser Design Competition — Steve Jarvis Instagram.

Dropkick To Cross – Melbourne, Australia

ODO (One Design Office) is a multidisciplinary design practised based in Melbourne, Australia. Together with Greenpoint Media, they presented “Dropkick” – a handsfree pedestrian crossing button with light indicator, placed at the certain height where people can push it with their feet. This handsfree button created in order to to reduce the transmission of germs during the world pandemic. At night the dropkick’s light also serves as a visual safety indicator to motorists The low position of dropkick button can be fitted with the current crossing button:… The PB/5 (Pedestrian Button), originally designed by Australian industrial designer David Wood from Nielsen Design shaped like a pill. The Audio-Tactile Pedestrian Detector” (ATPD), is a successful Australian design that has been populating towns and cities across Australia since 1984 and exported to international countries. The button, commissioned by the then NSW Department of Main Roads, addressed pedestrians’ safety at traffic light crossings and, most notably, the growing concerns for the safety of vision and hearing-impaired pedestrians. For more information about ODO, Greenpoint Media, and Nielsen Design:… ODO: Website http://www.odo.co – Instagram …

First Passengers of SpaceX – Florida, United States

After the successful launch of Crew Dragon Demo-1, the first uncrewed  orbital test launched on 2 March 2019, SpaceX will have Falcon 9‘s launch of Crew Dragon’s Demo-2 with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley next week on Wednesday, 27 May 2020 in Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, heading to the International Space Centre. The rocket will blast off at 4:33 p.m. EDT and dock with the International Space Station about 19 hours later. According to SpaceX, the first private company manufacturing human spaceflight, Falcon 9 is a reusable, two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of people and payloads into Earthorbit and beyond. Crew Dragon Demo-2 also represents NASA to fully staff the International Space Station, ending the Russia’s spaceflight monopoly since 1970, and do the space-based research in support of future moon and Mars missions. Watch here the successful in-flight test of Crew Dragon launch on 19 January, 2020 after many failed to land before: Here is the interview with the duo American astronauts who will lead …

10 Ways To Automate Your Life – New York, United States

Joseph Herscher is a kinetic artist making inventive and comical chain-reaction machines videos viewed by over 30 million people online in his YouTube Channel. He stated that his machines use everyday objects in unexpected ways – the same kind of creative thinking that leads to out-of-the-box innovation. During the pandemic, he has been making experimental machines like “How To Pass Pepper While Social-Distancing” and collecting his past series in “What’s Your Problem” including his new machine on saving water in the shower: “10 Ways To Automate Your Life”: He has been making fun and weird machines like: The Tooth Brusher, The Cake Server, The Page Turner, The Lunch Feeder, and many others. He also once participated in a four-part web series Jiwi’s Machines which funded by NZ On Air and filmed in MOTAT (Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology). One of Jiwi’s Machine series “Breakfast Machine”: In his Patreon page, he offering various accesses to his videos, bonus behind-the-scenes clips, insider info on machine tricks, and connect with Joseph directly on a regular basis. For more information about Joseph’s Machines:… …

Cyril Can Capture & Crop In 2,5 Seconds – Paris, France

Cyril Diagne is a young digital artist, designer and programmer based in Paris, France. Together with Jonathan Blanchet, he recently launched new image editing program that circumvents the traditional method using a single app called AR Copy Paste available for Androids and iOS. It also copy and paste texts to desktop. The AR (Augmented Reality) Copy Paste software simply capture an object and automatically removes the background. Then copy and paste it to the desired page. The app can be paired with Adobe products only at this moment and Cyril is developing the app to be able to pair it with many others. Cyril stated that the cut can take about 2.5 seconds and paste about 4 seconds. From capture an object, crop, then paste it on presentation on laptop takes total 10 seconds. It is magical for all digital designers. Watch below to see the practical use of AR Copy Paste by Cyril Diagne who is resident of Google Arts and Culture in his Twitter page:… The former head of ECAL MI&D and co-founder LAB 212 , also …

Such A Bee Day Around The World

World’s theme for this year is “Save The Bees”. The World Bee Day in May 20, 2018, approved by the United Nation the same day the beekeeping pioneer Anton Jansa was born in May 20, 1734 in Slovenia. Bees and other polinators, are increasingly under threat due to urbanization. Pollination is a fundamental process for the survival of our ecosystems. Solitary bees do not produce honey, do not have a queen and do not live in hives. So we need to protect the natural habitat for the pollinators. Some designers also presented a homemade habitat for solitary bees which some of them can be our quarantine hobby. Here are some creations of beehouses:… 1. Insectology Food For Buzz: a project from Dutch Design Week in 2018 by Matilde Boulhouwer which we’re developing a series of flowers meant as a emergency food source to support our declining insect population. Each self-sustaining flower is made up of laser-cut screen-printed polyester petals, with a small 3D-printed container attached at the centre, which is connected to a hollow 3D-printed stem. These …

The Five of Samsung C-Lab Inside – Seoul, South Korea

Samsung has announced to support another five new start-ups from its C-LAB Inside on Monday, 18 May 2020. The similarity of all projects supported is that all devices can be connected to smartphones. This year’s startup projects supported by Samsung are Blockbuster, Hyler, Haxby, SunnyFive and RootSensor. Since 2015, Samsung has been supporting successful C-Lab Inside Projects that demonstrate great market potential and facilitating their launch as startups under the C-Lab spin-off policy. So far, 163 employees have established 45 startups since the inception of the C-Lab Program. Based on Samsung Newsroom, here the statement of the company about its five new startups of C-Lab Inside in May 2020:… — Blockbuster: A video editing application. It allows content creators to easily apply computer graphics (CG) and 3D effects to videos with their smartphones and utilizes the patented Blockbuster algorithm to generate realistic 3D CG effects by converting 2D scenes into 3D layers. — Hyler: A smart and portable highlighter with 13mm diameter that allows analog text to be digitized and transferred to mobile devices through its removable …

The Hibatouch – Amagasaki, Japan

Sachiko Nakashioya is the person behind the idea of The Hibatouch. Sachiko Nakashioya, an employee at local ironworks Hirose Engineering Co. in Amagasaki of Hyogo Prefecture, suddenly came up with the idea of making tools to touch things when she saw her son pressed a lift button and she was afraid that he might get the Covid-19 virus. The animal-shaped iron tool with the size 10 cm x 10 cm and weighs roughly 70 grams, can be used also for touchscreens by attaching conductive foam. They have cat and monkey shape variations. Hirose Enginering, a factory produces various iron products including the Hibatouch, already produced and selling the it in its webstore to avoid the people from the virus when they touch door handles, press electric buttons, hold your hands on the railings. The Hirose company refers us to its official webstore Hibanas Store with the price 1,430 Yen. Here are the images of the Hibatouch created by Sachiko Nakashioya, the Hirose Enginering employee, in Hibanas Store:…   For more information about the creator Sachiko Nakashioya …

Digital Stage Of Gravity Fatique – London, United Kingdom

Hussein Chalayan is a British fashion designer and artist who is well-known for his innovative designs using art and technology, with minimalist touch. In 2015, Chalayan was approached by Alistair Spalding to create his own dance performance where he wanted the garments as the grammar for the dance movements. Supported by Belgian and French choreographer Damien Jalet to enliven his dance concept, there was the moment the theatrical work “Gravity Fatique” beautifully created. Digital Stage of Gravity Fatique by Hussein Chalayan in Sadler’s Well Theater: Hussein Chalayan’s Gravity Fatigue will be available to watch on the Sadler’s Wells Facebook page from Friday 29 May – at 7.30pm BST. It will be made available to view for seven days on Facebook and YouTube. The Gravity Fatigue performance combined the visual creativity of Chalayan’s artistic concepts with contemporary dance. It’s realised in partnership with award-winning choreographer Damien Jalet, Yeast’s Culture Nick Hillel, sound illustrators Mode-F, and lighting designer Natasha Chivers. The production takes its inspiration from themes of identity and displacement, and the disconnection experienced in public …

Stillness Webinar Autumn Winter 2021/22 – New York, USA

Lidewij Edelkoort (Li) is a Dutch trend forecaster, publisher, design curator, founder of Anti Fashion, and the World of Hope Forum. She is based in New York, USA. In collaboration with TREND UNION, together with Philip Fimmano – a trend analyst and design curator from Edelkort. Inc US, Li will be holding “Stillness Webinar Autumn Winter 2021/22 With Li Edelkoort” – in May and June 2020 for 9 countries: Italy, France, USA, United Kingdom, Brazil, Sweden, Belgium, Denmark, and The Netherlands. The webinar will be presenting: Stillness – AW2021/22 and A Labour Of Love – Contemporary Design For A New World: “We will start a blank page to write a new chapter for humanity and its quest for survival” — “In a post-Coronavirus world, if we don’t slow down the pace of consumption and if we won’t change the way we make things, the planet will be lost”. The schedules info of the webinars on each countries mentioned:  – May 19 ITALY – May 19 FRANCE – May 20 USA – May 20 UNITED KINGDOM – May …

Next Reservations in Serres Séparées – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Mediamatic ETEN restaurant brought up a project called “Serres Séparées” (Separate Greenhouse) to welcome their guests on 5th and 12th of May 2020. The team are reinspired by contamination precautions and the redesign of togetherness. Mediamatic itself was founded by Willem Velthoven. Each glass cabin can contain 2 – 3 people. Waiters with gloves and face shields keep the safe distance with the customers by using long wood plank board when serving the food. They clean the cabin each time the customers leave. The Mediatic ETEN had good responses from the public in early May 2020 and they are open for the next reservations. How to make the reservations: Subscribe to their mailing list to be first to get a table and use the button on their homepage: eten.mediamatic.nl or www.mediamatic.net. No reservation available by phone. They will be open again on the first week of June and they are fully dependent on obtaining permission from local and national authorities. Click the link below to read more about the future reservation regulations: Serres Séparées Reservations – How to …