Hostem is an independent fashion and lifestyle store with a very strong and distinctive brand DNA. During London Craft week they hosted an open house in their curated guesthouse, which is a brand extension of a private residency available for renting. Continue reading
Making prototypes as a part of the creative process has become a lot more accessible during recent years. Allowing to see as early in the design process as possible a 3D outcome is a great advantage. It enables more iterations and improvements to the finished product.
Here is a collection of fresh material trends from the Surface Design show in London. It is an established annual event since 2005 showing latest materials for the built environment professionals. Continue reading
Local Marker Movements are now quite established in big cities. Recently there was a Maker Movement fair in Paris. It was dominated by DIY and tech, which is different compared to London Maker fairs. They are much more craft driven. Continue reading
House of Voltaire by Studio Voltaire is more than an ordinary Pop-up store. It sells limited editions and special commissions by artists and designers. Studio Voltaire is also a non-profit gallery. Continue reading
Variety and quality of outdoor materials was one of the strongest trends at this years boutique hotel design Sleep Event. Development is probably due to changes in the weather; in some parts of the world the winters are warming up because of the climate change. Continue reading
Restaurant in Kalamaja, Tallinn
Tallinn is getting trendier as new up-and-coming areas get a boost of design shops and trendy restaurants. A new aesthetics is emerging which is an understated, interesting mix of both Slavic and Nordic styles. Perhaps surprisingly more Nordic than anticipated. Continue reading