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FDMTL’s Signature Embroidery and Patchwork Liven up New BE@RBRICK Designs

Earlier seen linking up with Japanese cotton mill Loopwheeler on some notable BE@RBRICK iterations, Medicom Toy has since joined forces with yet another Japanese imprint, this time calling upon FDMTL to rework its famed figures. Offered in 100% and 400% renditions, the collaborative project casts a spotlight on the lifestyle label’s signature staple of integrating […]

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Dolce & Gabbana x Smeg Drop a Sicilian Culture-Inspired New Kitchen Range

Dolce & Gabbana and Smeg team up for the third installment of its “Divina Cucina” collection. For the third installment, the collaborative kitchen appliance capsule features a pattern-heavy Victoria range cooker, extractor hood, and FAB28 fridge. Originally founded in Milan and Smeg in Guastalla, the products are an homage to Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s […]

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Louis Vuitton Presents Tokujin Yoshioka’s Stunning Blossom Stool

Following the floral-inspired Les Petits Nomades homeware range, Louis Vuitton revealed another thematically-appropriate piece of furniture at Milano Design Week 2018. Created by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka, the Blossom Stool is crafted with silver and champagne gold metals. Almost too precious to use as a seat, the design is a rework of a style first […]

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A Closer Look at Hot Toy’s Spider-Man Action Figure From ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

After revealing action figures of Avengers: Infinity War characters such as Rocket, Groot and Iron Man, Hot Toys has continued to roll out figures from the movie with a new Spider-Man toy. The new 1/6th scale collectible made its debut at Hot Toys’ recent Avengers: Infinity War exhibition in Hong Kong, and depicts the new Iron Spider Suit from the film, […]

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Artist Dozie Kanu Unveils Conceptual Furniture for RIMOWA & ‘KALEIDOSCOPE’

This past Tuesday, RIMOWA and Milanese creative studio/magazine KALEIDOSCOPE announced their joint project consisting of a short film, photo zine, and conceptual furniture crafted by rising artist and designer, Dozie Kanu. The Houston-based creative utilized various materials alongside ribbed aluminum sheets, popularly found on RIMOWA’s signature luggage, to create the unconventional furnishings. The multi-platform project […]

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Caesarstone & Snarkitecture Play With Liquid Elements in New Ampitheater Installation

Quartz specialist Caesarstone recently teamed up with Snarkitecture to create an immersive installation called Altered States for Milan Design Week 2018. The duo took over the historic Palazzo dell’Ufficio Elettorale di Porta Romana and transformed a showroom into a spellbinding amphitheater. Skeletal basins wrapped in “Vanilla Noir”, “Alpine Mist” and “White Attica” shades surround a baroque […]

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Ron English & Compound to Launch SpongeBob ‘Ganja Grin’ Sculpture

Ron English recently teamed up with the multi-creative platform, Compound, and Made By Monsters’ Chris Kong to release a special edition Ganja Grin sculpture for “National Weed Day,” simply known in cannabis culture as 420. The partnered collectible is an extension of English’s “Shocking Sunflower” and “Growing Grin” coveted figures. This time around, the sculpture portrays […]

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Qatar National Library by Rem Koolhaas & OMA Opens

Rem Koolhaas and OMA’s Qatar National Library is the latest architectural marvel from the firm. Containing Doha’s National Library, Public Library and University Library, the building, which is about 453 feet in length, will house over a million books and have enough space for thousands of readers to enjoy its academia. What is unique about […]

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Phillip K Smith III & COS Create an ‘Open Sky’ for Milan Design Week

Celebrated American artist Phillip K Smith III recently joined forces with Swedish label COS to create a sprawling mirror installation for Milan Design Week 2018. The site-specific artwork, titled Open Sky, is located at the 16th-century Palazzo Isimbardi. Accompanying the large-scale installation at historic establishment’s courtyard are two smaller works erected in the surrounding garden that […]

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Mecanoo Designed the World’s Largest Single-Roof Performing Arts Center

Netherlands-based design firm Mecanoo was tapped by Taiwan to construct a new performance center in a space formally occupied by a military training base; the resulting build was dubbed the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, known as “Weiwuying” for short. It stretches across 35 acres and hosts five distinct performance spaces. Venues like an […]

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Pentatonic Recycles Fashion Waste into Patchwork Furniture

Founded by Johann Bödecker & Jamie Hall, two former employees at retail giants like Nike, Levi’s and Coca-Cola, London’s Pentatonic aims to recycle waste into premium furniture. They recently joined Snarkitecture on “Fractured” tables and chairs, which they’re follow up with a range of goods crafted from fashion waste. Dubbed “New Clothes,” the selection encompasses […]

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A Billionaire Toy Tycoon Bid a Whopping $890 Million USD to Save 300 Toys “R” Us Stores

Toys “R” Us has made headlines as of late with news of its bankruptcy proceedings and talk of impending U.S.-based liquidations in the coming weeks ahead. However, in a last-ditch effort to help save the drowning operations, billionaire toy tycoon Isaac Larian put up a bid totaling $890 million USD to keep over 300 stores […]

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