In this competition, Dezeen readers have the chance to win one of five drawing kits made by The Mark Hotel, which includes a luxury colouring book illustrated by artist Jean-Philippe Delhomme.The unique colouring kit titled The Colorful Mark has been created by The Mark Hotel, which is situated on New York’s Upper East Side.
In an exclusive interview, Stella McCartney sets out her environmental mission, and explains how it influenced her to design her latest store – with a little help from her dad.Speaking to Dezeen at her newly opened London flagship store, the British fashion designer explained her frustrations with other designers and how she believes a movement towards sustainable materials is necessary.”If everyone in the design world created a more sustainable product with more mindfulness, then it wouldn’t even be a conversation,” she said. “But they’re not.
Bangkok studio Femme Atelier’s collection of furniture is made up of tables and chairs that take their design cues from traditional door and window frames.
Minnesota studio Dream The Combine has constructed a series of black steel frames that accommodate net hammocks, mirrors and misters, providing a setting for MoMA PS1‘s summer music series.Hide & Seek is the winning design in this year’s Young Architects Program, run annually by the museum in Queens, New York.
Dezeen promotion: the craft of regional designers will be the focus of 2018’s Downtown Editions, a design showcase in Dubai that features limited edition creations from around the world.
Royal College of Art Innovation Design Engineering student Hamza Oza has created a cloud-based system that helps families locate their loved ones during Hajj without the need for a smartphone or phone signal.The wearable bracelet device is designed for use during Hajj – the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca that all Muslims must complete at least once in their lifetime provided they are physically, mentally and financially able to do so.The pilgrimage is completed each year by large numbers of people.
Dezeen promotion: Furniture company Henge has created a dining table with a handmade “micro-mosaic” wooden top standing on bronze sand-casted legs.Henge’s Oxymoron Table has a handmade wooden top made from walnut woodDesigned by Henge art director Massimo Castagna, the Oxymoron Table has a surface made using an exclusive process that the brand calls Forest Fusion.Layers of walnut wood are cut and layered by hand in the fusion process to create a marbled affect that the brand call a “micro-mosaic”. The large top is then completed with a high-gloss finish.
This range of furniture by designer Joel Blanco is designed to bring messiness into people’s homes.Messless consists of two pieces of furniture, each with a chunky frame structure made from a hard foam coated with orange-coloured polyurethane rubber.Thinner lengths of a softer, more flexible foam are intertwined through the inside of each piece, wrapping around the structure and passing through it in a seemingly random order.
Graduate fashion designer July Londono has created a collection of garments that double as home accessories like tablecloths, chair covers and bathroom towels.Every item in Londono’s Homewear range can be displayed and used around the house when not being worn. Her aim is to free clothing from the wardrobe, instead allowing garments to be left on show – literally as part of the furniture.
Graphic designer Daniel Quasar has added a five-coloured chevron to the LGBTRainbow Flag to place a greater emphasis on “inclusion and progression”.Quasar‘s Progress Pride Flag adds five arrow-shaped lines to the six-coloured Rainbow Flag, which is widely recognised as the symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.The flag includes black and brown stripes to represent marginalised LGBT communities of colour, along with the colours pink, light blue and white, which are used on the Transgender Pride Flag.