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Casual by Lissoni
23 July 2014

‘Casual’ by Piero Lissoni for designerbox

Designerbox featured previously on the zine as part of an article on affordable good design. The designerbox venture, a subscription-based pursuit, is a fun idea where each month the subscriber receives a new surprise design in a numbered wooden box. For those … more >

Plakater close up
22 July 2014

Beetles, butterflies & green things, by hagedornhagen

I recently received an email from Danish print studio hagedornhagen; it included three images showcasing the studio’s latest collection of posters – a series of foliage and insect prints. I confess to having been initially dismissive of the imagery, in part because … more >

WEWOOD, Face to Face Bookcase in walnut
21 July 2014

Furnie: “Bright modern responsible designer furniture”

What qualities make a good online furniture retailer? Undoubtedly there are many, from strong branding to a sharp visual aesthetic, from an authoritative voice to a collection that has been curated with integrity and cohesion. Such virtues are not instantly … more >

Herringbone House, London I
17 July 2014

Simply aesthetic spaces

Quite simply, these five aesthetic spaces encapsulate Walnut Grey’s discerning perspective on good design and quality of life. Each space is handsome in its own intimate way, possessing elements of calm, order, tactility, affability and poise. Eagle Ridge Residence on Orcas Island, … more >

World Cup Mineirao Stadium
15 July 2014

André Chiote, illustrious illustrator

André Chiote is an architect and illustrator living in Porto, Portugal. With architectural illustrations that are graphic, bold and vivid, Chiote’s signature use of blocks of matt colour depict both globally known and more locally celebrated architectural gems. Through his … more >