Designer knits transformed into balls of yarn

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Thursday 20 March 2014

Dutch artists Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug have reduced designer knitted garments to balls of yarn. This quirky project sees labels such as Prads, Celine, Chloe, and Jil Sander all coming apart within seconds (if you watch the short film) and turned into a very pretty, albeit expensive, ball of wool. This isn’t the only […]

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For designers only: Poker cards redesigned with CMYK

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 3 February 2014

The CYMK Playing Cards takes a traditional deck of playing cards and switches the suits for the print ink colors of cyan, magenta, yellow and black while swapping the numbers on each card with varying intensity of each colour. ‘The cards are just as useful as traditional printed styles, AND perhaps most importantly, all niche […]

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Fashion designers trim the tree at NYC’s Carlton hotel

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By Rachel Oakley in New Fashion on Thursday 12 December 2013

In the market for a couture Christmas tree? If you’re in NYC, you’re in luck. Some of the best fashion designers have come together to design one-of-a-kind baubles for your holiday scene, with all proceeds benefitting NYC’s Save the Garment Center foundation. There are more than 30 ornaments on sale ($30 a pop), with designers […]

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Shoes that look like anything but shoes? Fantastic

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By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Wednesday 27 November 2013

Based in Tel Aviv, designer Kobi Levi has a handmade ladies’ shoe line with ‘a unique point of view about footwear’. The shoes speak for themselves. From the Write pumps that resemble white notepad paper with crisp blue lines; to the schtick-like Contemporary Chinese heels with chop-stick stilettos; to the peeled banana shoes he’s become […]

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Detailed linework from South African illustrator Gerhard Human

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By Darren Cools in New Illustration on Friday 11 October 2013

Gerhard Human has got to be one of my favorite illustrators ever. Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, his very unique and detailed linework takes on an effortless, rounded, highly-stylized life of it’s own. Beautiful angles and unusual points of view, minimal color usage, and edgy subject-matter all add to the intrigue. He includes a […]

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Trends In Clothing: designer space helmets modelled by Daft Punk

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Tuesday 23 April 2013

Does socialising at fancy black tie parties make you nervous? Just slip into your black chrome helmet, it’s the ultimate fashion statement. And guess what? It also helps you feel less anxious: it keeps your noggin safe and provides a mask to hide behind in case you’re a little shy about talking to your crush. […]

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Beautiful interior design by Carlos Herrera

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By Carlos Herrera in Architecture on Thursday 19 May 2011

These corporative interiors have been designed by Carlos Herrera (a Mexican-Canadian designer), the owner of Habitat Innovation Designs in Toronto. He combines practical clean lines and a unique contemporary style in work that is commendably ecologically friendly.

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Neri Oxman

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By Lin Tan in New Design on Saturday 6 March 2010

Currently a fellow at MIT, Neri Oxman is an architect, designer, ecologist, computer scientist, and the winner of the first ever Earth Awards. She is innovating the way we design and build things by creating energy efficient materials that mimic biological tissues, and believes strongly that function should precede form. Her innovation will see buildings […]

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