September 2, 2014

Working on the cutting edge of contemporary fashion, not to mention unafraid of dealing with some difficult questions that sit at the very heart of his practice (fashion is, after all not just about the clothes), young fashion designerMatija Čop is definitely going to prove to be a name to remember in the coming years. Born and raised inCroatia, before turning to the world of fashion, he was a national champion in athletics and a student of Croatian language and literature. Currently a graduate student of fashion design of the Faculty of Textile Technology in Zagreb, Čop combines a conceptual approach with a more intuitive hands-on working method, depending on the nature of each project and what he wants to achieve each time. Less focused on how groundbreaking or provocative his garments could be, instead, he turns his attention to the role fashion (including fashion makers) plays in its wider socio-cultural context.

Today, after spending a few months in Sweden researching an approach to fashion design that seeks to create ”fashion without clothing,” Čop is presently involved in a new project leading him in new directions. Though reluctant to reveal any more detail about his current undertakings, the 27-year-old designer was very generous in answering the following questions for us, thereby offering us a broader look into his work and design philosophy.

August 17, 2014

Jaguar’s Special Operations division have unveiled its continuation Lightweight E-Type handcrafted by the automaker’s skilled workers in England. Made to its original 1963 standards, this iconic model features an aluminum body and a classic six-cylinder XK engine with an aluminum block, wide angle aluminum cylinder and dry sump lubrication.

Set to officially reveal itself on August 14 at the opening reception of the Pebble Beach automotive weekend, only six of these silver bullets are expected to be produced and delivered to its respective buyers within the next year. For more details surrounding the Lightweight E-Type’s return, head over toInteractiveJaguar.com.

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Filed under: design car 
August 13, 2014

Illustrated Sheet Music Covers by Einar Erman

Sweden, circa 1912–1932. From the Images Musicales collection (also see their new blog).

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Filed under: design vintage 
August 10, 2014

Layers Cloud Chair by Richard Hutten for Kvadrat

Richard Hutten has designed the Layers Cloud Chair made from layers of fabric cut using a CNC machine.

Layers Cloud Chair, by Richard Hutten, for Kvadrat

August 10, 2014

Precious Collection by Didier Versavel

In collaboration with Jean-Marc Estaque, cabinetmaker and Meilleur Ouvrier de France, the designer Didier Versavel imagined the “Precious” collection. Startling small volumes faceted wood and fluorescent PMMA. This surprising combination of materials, solid wood and plexiglass fluorescent echoes Meet the master craftsman and designer, between tradition and modernity. The Precious range comes in many variations, center table, empty pocket, magazine rack, lamp ask or lampshade.

Precious Series, by Jean-Marc Estaque and Meilleur Ouvrier, for Didier Versavel
Photography by Marc Mesplié

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August 7, 2014

Romy Scheroder

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August 5, 2014

Yasha Butler

Functional Landscapes | Indigo

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August 4, 2014

Metallic bubble expansion for a renovated courtyard house in Beijing, providing a toilet and a staircase that extends onto a roof terrace, designed by the Chinese MAD Architects.

August 3, 2014

Studio Formafantasma

De Natura Fossilium

"Formafantasma’s work explores such issues as the role of design in folk craft, the relationship between tradition and local culture, critical approaches to sustainability and the significance of objects as cultural conduits. 
They identify their role as the bridge between craft, industry, object and user and seek to stimulate a more critical and conceptual design dialogue through their work.”

These array of pictures below are from the 'De Natura Fossilium' collection are inspired by Mount Etna, Stromboli and their surroundings bringing “both the landscape and the forces of nature together as facilities for production”. With these ideals Formafantasma make beautifully raw yet concise pieces of work.

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August 2, 2014

Rodrigo Almeida

1 & 2. Concreta Chair

3. Arapuca Shelf

4. Side Tables

5. Afica Chair

6. Cintura Shelf