Design

Jean Jullien turns faces into plates for Case Studyo

French illustrator Jean Jullien painted happy, sad and unimpressed expressions for his new collection of plates.  The six Face Plates are handmade and moulded in porcelain, with each design featuring a different colour, shape, size and set of facial features. A bright blue circular face looks to be smiling contentedly, while a pale blue oval plate has a […]

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Misha Kahn’s Scrappy Cabinet is made from trash and woven grass

American designer Misha Kahn worked alongside basket weavers in Swaziland, Africa to create this cabinet made from grass, trash and stained glass found on a beach. Kahn’s cabinet featured among a collection he showed with the Friedman Benda gallery at the Design Miami fair last month, where maximalist design “for apocalyptic times” was a recurring theme. The New York-based designer based the Scrappy […]

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Lucie Majerus makes “pearl” jewellery from her own teeth

Eindhoven graduate Lucie Majerus’s Human Ivory jewellery collection is made from her own extracted wisdom teeth. Intended as an alternative to materials harvested from other animals, such as elephants, the collection includes earrings, cuff links, brooches and rings. A tie pin features a single “pearl” of ivory, while earrings are made of several stacked on top of one another. […]

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Liliana Ovalle creates mini concrete sculptures based on brutalist buildings

This collection of decorative concrete objects by London designer Liliana Ovalle borrows architectural details from brutalist buildings. The range includes four pieces based on structures associated with brutalism – one of the 20th century’s most controversial architecture movements. Buildings by the likes of Lina Bo Bardi, Felix Candela and Louis Kahn are each referenced, as well as Le Corbusier’s La Cité Radieuse in Marseilles. The apartment complex […]

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Phillip K Smith III’s Quarter Mile Arc reflects sea and sky at Laguna Beach

An arc of mirrored posts installed by American artist Phillip K Smith III reflected the colours of the Southern Californian landscape as they changed throughout the day. The Quarter Mile Arc installation stretched in a gentle curve along the sand at the seaside town of Laguna Beach. Clad in polished stainless steel, the thin posts were embedded into the beach so they […]