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21 November 2014

Fun and frolics

It’s the weekend. Time to delight in some fun and frolicking. Catch-up with The Golden Girls. Betty White (aged 92) is the last surviving Golden Girl. This picture is from an article titled “Old Masters” that appeared in The New York …

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Sevket Kara, lathe (metal)
20 November 2014

Crafted in Istanbul

“The future is not what it used to be” is an all-embracing theme for the 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial (1 November – 14 December 2014). As a corollary to this, the Biennial asks “what is the future now?” and invites …

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Air Purifier (top)
17 November 2014

Miyake Design: Standout Japanese products

With a penchant for aesthetic, honest, clean and tactile design, it is little wonder that many of the products from Tokyo-based designer Kazushige Miyake won this writer’s affections. Kazushige Miyake was born in 1973 on the Hyōgo Prefecture of Japan. …

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Mapology
14 November 2014

Mapology Guides: exploring questions of everyday life

How many times have you found yourself pondering an issue, weighing it up, turning it over in your mind, only to realise that you are going round in circles? Doubtless it happens to every one of us. With a distracting quandary …

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Portuguese apartment
11 November 2014

Picture this: Remodelled 1990s Portuguese Apartment 

The living space of this remodelled apartment in Braga, a small city in Portugal’s north-west, is brimming with midcentury character and charm. With classics including Poul Kjærholm’s PK24 chaiselongue, PK31 armchairs and PK31/3 sofa, Hans J. Wegner’s Round Chair and …

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