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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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“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 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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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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