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House with a Kura, Kyoto

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House with a Kura, Kyoto

House with a Kura, Kyoto

House with a Kura, Kyoto

House with a Kura, Kyoto

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Balancing act: Case-Real convert Japanese storehouse into modern work space

Creative folk are often heard complaining of a work-life imbalance, and the trend for live-work spaces is on the up. Helping one productive Japanese duo to achieve this illusive, much sought-after life goal, are former Wallpaper* Design Award winners Case-Real, who have created an effortlessly elegant multi-functional work space in a converted Japanese storehouse.
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Almond Surfboards & Designs

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Almond Surfboards & Designs

Almond Surfboards & Designs

Almond Surfboards & Designs

Almond Surfboards & Designs

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“Good, honest stuff for good, honest people” is the claim made on the website of Almond Surfboards & Designs, making clear right from the start the cornerstones of the philosophy of this manufacturer of surfboards, based in Newport Beach, California. The idea came to Dave Allee in 2007, while he was still a student in the department of economics at Chapman University, and became a reality in 2009 after a chance meeting with Griffin Neumann-Kyle, a “shaper” trained under the wing of Bruce Jones, pioneer of the surf industry with over 40 years of experience in the sector.
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Aesop by Dimore Studio

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Aesop by Dimore Studio

Aesop by Dimore Studio

Aesop by Dimore Studio

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Aesop by Dimore Studio references Italian bottegas in Milan

Recognized by their signature packaging and the individuality of each one of their boutiques, Australian skincare brand Aesop has established a second store in Milan. Based in the historical center, the authentic and distinctive interior is set within a 35 square meter space and created in collaboration with Milanese design firm Dimore Studio.
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AMIE 1.0

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AMIE 1.0

AMIE 1.0

AMIE 1.0

AMIE 1.0

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) worked in partnership with the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create the curved pavilion, which the firm claims is the world’s largest 3D-printed polymer structure. A closed-loop battery system links it with a vehicle designed by Oak Ridge, which was made using the same technology.
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From Timber To Tide

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A new film in our maker series. Ben Harris is a traditional wooden boat builder based in Cornwall, UK. This film documents Ben Harris’ love of wood work and boat building, how he acquired his skills, and how incredible it is to be able to take something that you’ve built with your own hands out onto the water and sail it across the sea.
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Most Loved: Knotted Chair

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Most Loved: in the first movie of our exclusive new video series, Marcel Wanders looks back at his chair made from knotted rope, which helped propel the Dutch designer to international stardom when it was launched in 1996. Wanders’ Knotted Chair is made from lengths of hand-braided aramid and carbon fibre cord, which are impregnated with epoxy resin to provide rigidity.
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Mclaren Honda MP4-X

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Mclaren Honda MP4-X

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When Mclaren Honda has a building full of engineers and designers often confined by rules and restrictions, they need to somehow vent their creative ideas. The ’MP4-X’ concept was established to harness Mclaren’s vision for the future of motorsport technology by employing alternative power sources, adaptable chassis and computer systems that can communicate in the event of a failure or problem. The formula one team equipped the concept with the most cutting edge technological solutions that exist in the world today to create a race car that could exist in the distant future.
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Swan 115

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Swan 115

Swan 115

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In the world of sailing, Swan yachts are called “the Rolls Royce of the sea.” Many of their owners regard them as works of art (“my Picasso”), not just because of their cost, between fifteen and twenty million euros, but also and above all for their uniqueness. The latest project of the Finnish yard, run since 1998 by Leonardo Ferragamo, is the 115-footer, designed by German Frérs. The first boat to touch the water (of the four built so far) was Solleone, owned by the Italian businessman.
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