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The Bach Family House by Cymon Allfrey Architects

How to combine outdoor living with the need for privacy? The answer, according to Christchurch-based Cymon Allfrey Architects, is to build a cluster of three wood cabins around a communal courtyard.

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Dragon Calligraphy Furniture by Chulan Kwak

Dragon Calligraphy Furniture by Chulan KwakTraditional Chinese calligraphy is a revered art form which has long been celebrated in paintings, books and graphic design.  We can now add furniture to this list thanks to Korean designer Chulan Kwak.

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Sculptural Masterpieces at Sight Unseen Offsite

The Sight Unseen Offsite exhibition in New York is a great place to spot exciting new contemporary design and this year's edition is no exception.

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New Collections by Earnest Studio

New Collections by Earnest StudioEarnest Studio has launched a collection of products at the Salone Satellite in Milan which stood out for their sculptural quality and graphic simplicity. 

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Tarumi House by Hata Tomohiro Architect & Associates

  Popularised by the ancient Romans and a mainstay of classical architecture, there are few architectural features as dramatic, imposing and graceful as the humble arch.

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Owl Creek Residence by Skylab Architecture

Owl Creek Residence by Skylab ArchitectureWhen asked to design a vacation home at a beautiful location in the Rockies, the team at Skylab Architecture adopted the humble triangle as the key design feature to great effect.

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Conceptual Provocation - Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Show Roundup

Conceptual Provocation - Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Show RoundupAmongst the furniture and other objects on display at the Design Academy Eindhoven graduation show were a number of designs which were more about concepts than products.

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Fashion Forward - Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Show Roundup

Fashion Forward - Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Show RoundupFashion is so obsessed with daring new ideas that we thought we have seen it all, but not until we came across these clever and eye-catching designs from the Design Academy Eindhoven graduation show.

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Objects of Desire - Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Show Roundup

Objects of Desire - Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Show RoundupProduct design is a mainstay of any design school, but we are consistently impressed by the ability of Design Academy Eindhoven graduates to elevate product design to a much more conceptual level, creating products that are clever, thought-provoking and often surprisingly delightful.

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Fantastic Furniture - Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Show Roundup

Fantastic Furniture - Design Academy Eindhoven Graduation Show RoundupDesign Academy Eindhoven is one of our favourite hunting grounds for new design talent and their graduation show this year proves to be no exception.

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Illusive Luminaire by Ying Chang in Collaboration with Federico Trucchia

Illusive Luminaire by Ying Chang in Collaboration with Federico TrucchiaDuring the recent London Design Festival we came across these ingenious modular light sculptures designed by Ying Chang, working in collaboration with Federico Trucchia.

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Drape Collection by Christopher Stuart

Drape Collection by Christopher StuartChristopher Stuart, our favourite American master of sleek and sculptural forms, has launched an alluring collection of furniture at the London Design Fair.

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Option Chair by Frederik Roije

Option Chair by Frederik RoijeFrederik Roije, our favourite Dutch designer and the maestro of minimalism, has designed a clever and sophisticated new chair for Dutch design house Puik.

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Home and Lighting Collections by Addition Studio

Home and Lighting Collections by Addition StudioGood living comes from wellness, great design and a life of purity and refinement.  

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Serenity House in Carmel: USD 11,900,000

Serenity House in Carmel: USD 11,900,000Located on the dramatic coast just off the mythical Highway 1 near Carmel, the location of the Serenity house is rather hard to beat.

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1945 Beach Avenue, Atlantic Beach, Florida: USD 1,750,000

1945 Beach Avenue, Atlantic Beach, Florida: USD 1,750,000The house number may be 1945, but the vibe of this beachfront stunner is certainly of the 1970s.

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The Fantastically Sculptural Architecture of Cyril Lancelin

The Fantastically Sculptural Architecture of Cyril LancelinFantasy homes require architects with imagination and daring, qualities which French architect Cyril Lancelin clearly has in abundance.

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Fluidity by Angie Packer

Fluidity by Angie Packer

Glass is an astonishingly beautiful and versatile material, especially in the artistic hands of Angie Packer.

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Geometric Pastries by Dinara Kasko

Geometric Pastries by Dinara KaskoInspiration can come from the most unexpected places, such as the kitchen of Ukranian patisserie artist Dinara Kasko.

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Cement Creations by Fernando Mastrangelo

Cement Creations by Fernando MastrangeloAmerican designer Fernando Mastrangelo uses cement mixed with unusual materials such as coloured sand, salt, coffee and glass to create intriguing furniture and decorative objects which showcase the raw beauty of the materials.

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Ceramic Furniture by Eny Lee Parker

Ceramic Furniture by Eny Lee ParkerSavannah, Georgia based Korean-Brazilian designer Eny Lee Parker's love for terracotta goes far beyond the odd planter and carafe.

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AA House by Office of Architecture in Barcelona

AA House by Office of Architecture in BarcelonaNestled in a forest clearing in Sant Cugat del Vallès, north of Barcelona, is a remarkable house which looks sculptural and futuristic in equal measures.

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House in Selva di Val Gardena by Rudolf Perathoner

House in Selva di Val Gardena by Rudolf PerathonerThe skiing season might be over, but that doesn't stop us from dreaming about the perfect mountain escape, especially if the chalet in question is as stylish as this.

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The Craft of Thread Wrapping by Anton Alvarez

The Craft of Thread Wrapping by Anton AlvarezThe Craft of Thread Wrapping is an ongoing project by Swedish Chilean designer Anton Alvarez to create objects using different materials bound with colourful glue-coated threads.

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Kloof Road House by Nico van der Meulen Architects

Kloof Road House by Nico van der Meulen ArchitectsThe desire to leave a mark in the world is part of human nature. 

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ST∞L Multi-Colour Stools by Erik Olovsson

ST∞L Multi-colour Stools by Erik OlovssonNever one to let creativity restricted by material limitations, Swedish designer Erik Olovsson has created a series of highly appealing stools using nothing more than pine blocks and paint.

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Future Vintage Collection by Deft Union

Future Vintage Collection by Deft UnionWhat do you get when you mix mid-century design style with a dash of contemporary attitude?

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Haussmanian Apartment by Studio Razavi Architecture

Haussmanian Apartment by Studio Razavi ArchitectureParis is well known for its grand boulevards and elegant buildings.

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Regen by Wendy Andreu

Regen by Wendy AndreuRegen is a unique system of making garments devised by Wendy Andreu, a designer fascinated by materials.

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Ceramic Inspirations from Atelier Polyhedre

Ceramic Inspirations from Atelier PolyhedreCeramicists Baptiste Ymonet and Vincent Jousseaume have been treading the fine line between art and design with great success since they founded Atelier Polyhedre in 2007.

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Furniture Collection by Artzul

Furniture Collection by ArtzulDenmark has a strong heritage of outstanding furniture design, but its reputation doesn't just rest on design classics from past masters.

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Abstraction Tables by Roxanne Flick

Abstraction Tables by Roxanne FlickRoxanne Flick's Abstraction tables are inspired by the pioneers of Cubism.

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Furniture Sculptures by Michael Beitz

Furniture Sculptures by Michael BeitzThere is much sculpturally shaped furniture around but sculptures as furniture are somewhat harder to find.

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Watering Can and Coffee Table by George Riding

Watering Can and Coffee Table by George RidingDuring our visit to New Designers 2016 we came across these beautifully crafted brass watering cans designed by George Riding.

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Priceous Air Jewellery by Eva Fernandez Martos

Priceous Air Jewellery by Eva Fernandez MartosAt a time when attention is focused on grand geopolitical issues it is easy to lose sight of the basic elements of life that we take for granted, such as the air we breathe in.

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Brutalist Inspired Ceramics by Bethany Stafford

Brutalist Inspired Ceramics by Bethany StaffordAs the reassessment of Brutalism gathers pace we are excited to discover the ceramic sculptures of Bethany Stafford.

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Scale of Ply by NOJI Architects

Scale of Ply by NOJI ArchitectsPlywood is often seen as a cheap and cheerful material, beloved of design students and a staple of DIY projects. 

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Solid Spin Lamps by Tamma Design

Solid Spin Lamps by Tamma DesignClerkenwell Design Week is upon us and one of our favourite venues is the atmospheric former prison cells at the House of Detention, where the soft glow of the Solid Spin Lamps by Tamma Design really shone out from the crowd.

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Constructs and Glitches Collection by Christopher Stuart

Constructs and Glitches Collection by Christopher StuartWe have previously covered the sculptural and minimalist works of Luur, the interdisciplinary studio of American designer Christopher Stuart. 

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Indigo Jungle Studio by Marc&Co

Indigo Jungle Studio by Marc&CoThe architects at Marc&Co have designed a bijou studio nestled in a sub-tropical garden in Brisbane which shows how to combine the work environment with the great outdoors.

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Polar Desk Lamp by Ross Gardam

Polar Desk Lamp by Ross GardamMelbourne-based designer Ross Gardam showcased a new collection of lamps at the Ventura / Lambrate design district at the recent Milan design week. 

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Editions by Giopato & Coombes

Editions by Giopato & CoombesTraditional craftsmanship and cutting edge lighting technology are the building blocks for the refined lighting collection from Anglo-Italian design duo Giopato & Coombes.  

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The Double Dream of Spring by Michael Anastassiades

The Double Dream of Spring by Michael AnastassiadesLondon-based designer Michael Anastassiades has created a series of occasional furniture for Herman Miller every bit as sculptural and minimalist as his well known designs for lights.

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Cirkel Wall Light by Daphna Laurens

Cirkel Wall Light by Daphna LaurensDaphne Laurens is a young Dutch designer best known for designing the Sofalamp and Fruitlamp for Cappellini.

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3D Printed Vases by Design Libero

3D Printed Vases by Design LiberoThe 3D printing revolution marches on with a clever design by Design Libero which transforms used PET bottles into beautiful vases. 

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Edgeland House by Bercy Chen Studio

Edgeland House by Bercy Chen StudioNestled in the woods outside Austin in Texas, not too far from the Colorado River, is a stunning house remarkable as much for its sculptural presence as for its eco-credentials. 

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Monoform Living by Produce Workshop

Designers are often accused of putting their creative visions above that of their clients, but this apartment in Singapore designed by Produce Workshop shows how you can create compellingly original interior spaces when the designers apply their creativity sensitively to accommodate the client's personality.

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Stamp House by Charles Wright Architects

Stamp House by Charles Wright ArchitectsYou may be forgiven for thinking this is a preview of the villain's lair in the next James Bond movie, but this is in fact a family house which boasts remarkable environmental credentials as well as striking good looks.

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Autumn Winter 2016 Women's Ready to Wear Collections

Autumn Winter 2016 Women's Ready to Wear CollectionsAs the Autumn Winter 2016 women's collections draw to a close, we look back on the whirlwind tour that took fashionistas from New York to Paris via London and Milan. 

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U Bench by Luur

Luur is a multi-disciplinary design studio from the US with a sleek, streamlined aesthetic which feels utterly fresh and contemporary. 

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Tape Art by Monika Grzymala

A few years ago the world was hit by the washi tape craze, where masking tape in a proliferation of colours and patterns are used to decorate just about every surface, promising endless creativity as long as one is willing to get down and sticky.

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3D Printed Glass Vessels by Neri Oxman and the Mediated Matter Group

The 3D printing juggernaut crosses another frontier with glass as the latest material.

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