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5 Ingenious Award-Winning Designs

5 Ingenious Award-Winning Designs

From a wearable tech device that tracks your moods to a poetic memorial for victims of terrorism, these five award-winning products and projects mix ingenuity with humanity.

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3 Innovative Desk Systems from Orgatec

3 Innovative Desk Systems from Orgatec

Office workspace options abound at Orgatec, the biennial contract furniture fair on now in Cologne, Germany. Here we explore three new desk systems – by Fantoni, Haworth and Koleksiyon – that exemplify the changing ways we work.

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Architecture

A Blood-Red Clinic in Poland

A Blood-Red Clinic in Poland

Crimson ceramic panels and tiles line FAAB Architektura’s blood centre in Raciborz both inside and out, hinting at the structure’s sanguinary functions.

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Edmonton’s Smart New Library

Edmonton’s Smart New Library

The Highlands Branch Library in Edmonton, designed by Copenhagen-based Schmidt Hammer Lassen, welcomes visitors with an inviting facade that’s open to the neighbourhood in all directions.

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Interiors

A Bone-White Restaurant Interior in Mexico

A Bone-White Restaurant Interior in Mexico

Ghostly white walls and over 10,000 bones characterize Hueso, a new concept restaurant by Cadena + Asociados in Guadalajara, Mexico’s Lafayette Design District.

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Phillip Lim’s Elegant and Minimal NoHo Shop

Phillip Lim’s Elegant and Minimal NoHo Shop

In one of New York’s most fashionable neighbourhoods, the design firm Campaign creates a luxurious retail space that reflects the clothing label’s muted palette and casual elegance.

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Curiosity

Off-the-Grid Toilets for Developing Countries

Off-the-Grid Toilets for Developing Countries

These solar-powered sanitation systems – championed by Bill and Melinda Gates’s Reinvent the Toilet Challenge – promise to solve one of the greatest dilemmas for infrastructure-challenged regions such as India.

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Spooky Skulls Through Design History

Spooky Skulls Through Design History

Ghoulish reminder of death, meet edgy pillowcase. In time for Halloween, we trace the skull’s journey from memento mori to Alexander McQueen clutches and Studio Job wallpaper.

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