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How three visionaries are imagining sustainable, more democratic dwellings

Sometimes it pays to color outside of the lines. Just ask Marcus Badman, 34. The Stockholm architect recently entered a sustainable design competition, led by Ikea, to harness the “global desire to reimagine the construct of our urban lives and the qualities we seek in our communities and in our nature” through the installation of temporal shelters in a “mobile forest” named Skogen. The contest, part of the recent international H22 City Expo in Helsingborg, Sweden, was conceived as an antidote to COVID-19 isolation, mass migration, rapid urbanization, and the climate crisis.
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Designer builds a massive sharpener to make these beautiful pencil-shaving lampshades

What I appreciate about creatives is their ability to see art and beauty in even the most mundane things. I’d venture that nobody’s ever looked at pencil shavings and thought “hey, there’s potential in this”, but then again, that’s where the design eye comes in handy. Nanako Kume’s Sharpener lampshades were designed directly inspired by pencil shavings… and no, her lampshades aren’t just simply shaving-inspired – they’re literally made from a massive pencil-shaped wooden block that’s been sharpened on a larger-than-life sharpener built by Kume herself!
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Architects Design Building With Apartments Floating Over Water Like the Bow of a Ship

Large buildings can sometimes look like man-made mountains, concrete and steel structures taking us one step closer to the sky. Amsterdam‘s latest housing project, conceived by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Barcode Architects, is a spectacular example of this called Sluishuis. It stands as an incredible vision that is both rooted in place and yet floating in mid-air. The stunning structure's sharp, geometric angles meet water, city, and sky. One corner rises as an echo of the bow of a ship, allowing the surrounding water to enter a surreal world inside.
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Forbes

How Black Innovators Are Changing The World Of Interior Design

In September of 2018, designer and artist Malene Barnett took to Instagram to protest the lack of black representation at the New York Design Center’s annual “What’s New, What’s Next” symposium. After garnering more than 1,500 likes and some 370 comments, Barnett’s virtual provocation became reality: She went on to found the Black Artists + Designers Guild (BADG), an online directory and community for black creatives.
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Spinnaker Art Has Web of Vineyard Roots

Artist Sarah Morris is no stranger to site-specific work. Her art decorates many places and institutions, from the ceiling of the Lever House in midtown Manhattan to the walls of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. This past summer, she took her flair for installation in a different direction —...
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