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Trendspotting: No Frills Materials

Trendspotting: No Frills Materials

The third instalment of our annual trends package – which explores the colours and materials that will take centre stage in the coming year – delves into the timelessness of industrial elements.

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December 12, 2016

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The 10 Best Product Designs of 2016

The 10 Best Product Designs of 2016

Welcome to our Best of 2016 series, where we tally up the greatest design and architecture moments over the past year. First in our series, the 10 best product designs that wowed our editors.

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December 9, 2016

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2017 Design Trends: Bold Patterns

2017 Design Trends: Bold Patterns

The third instalment of our annual trends package, which explores the colours and materials that will take centre stage in the coming year, is dedicated to ornate, colourful, and even slightly kitschy patterns.

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December 9, 2016

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Designer Books & More, From ‘The City of Tomorrow’ to ‘Lo and Behold’

Designer Books & More, From ‘The City of Tomorrow’ to ‘Lo and Behold’

A dictionary for architectural installations, plus Werner Herzog’s reflection on the human-machine relationship and a collection of essays on the technologies changing the future of cities.

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December 7, 2016

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This Digital Darkroom App Lets Architects Easily Create Amazing Glass Effects

This Digital Darkroom App Lets Architects Easily Create Amazing Glass Effects

Forms+Surfaces’ Zoom Digital Darkroom and Image Library solve a frustrating problem for architects and designers: finding and turning nature photography into large-scale glass applications.

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December 6, 2016

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2017 Design Trends: Talking to Andrew Dent

2017 Design Trends: Talking to Andrew Dent

Material Connexion’s vice-president of library and materials research is one of the leading experts in educating brands such as Ikea and Adidas on sustainable material alternatives. We wanted to know his thoughts on whether the world is ready to go green.

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December 6, 2016

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‘Streetfight’ Offers a Roadmap for Redesigning – and Reinspiring – Our Cities

‘Streetfight’ Offers a Roadmap for Redesigning – and Reinspiring – Our Cities

In her book ‘Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution,’ former NYC transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan turns her experiences into actionable ideas for urban planners and city change-makers.

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December 5, 2016

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2017 Design Trends: Eco-Materials

2017 Design Trends: Eco-Materials

Environmentally friendlier designs comprise the second instalment of our annual trends package, which explores the colours and materials that will take centre stage in the coming year.

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December 2, 2016

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2017 Design Trends: Metallics

2017 Design Trends: Metallics

Our annual trends package explores the colours and materials that will take centre stage in the coming year. In this, our first of five instalments, metallic shines in furniture, lighting and interior design.

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November 25, 2016

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2017 Design Trends: Talking with Nika Zupanc

2017 Design Trends: Talking with Nika Zupanc

The Ljubljana-based designer on her latest collection for Ghidini 1961 of Italy, which is made entirely out of polished brass.

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November 24, 2016

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