This year, Milan Design Week has made another vivid statement about the looks, feelings and philosophy of a modern home. And it is the details that express it — with humour and simplicity. Top designers have “caged” and “harnessed” ceramic and wooden objects with leather straps, making us stop and take a closer look at what seems ordinary and minimalistic at a first glance.
These days museums around the world become the art statements of their own. Those are the places to exchange ideas and find creativity – cultural landmarks and intellectual hubs. Here are a few examples of newly opened museums with an architecture as remarkable as the expositions inside them.
Furniture these days can be smart in many ways, and designers are using cutting edge hi-tech devices to create it. Yet, “intelligent” interior design doesn’t have to be serious – there is always space for irony in this sleek world of minimalistic and futuristic forms.
The word “parasite” might have a negative meaning – but not when it comes to architecture and design. Parasitic architecture is a major trend these days. It is an adaptable, transient and exploitive form of architecture; it forges relationships with host buildings and the surrounding environment. Be it a temporary structure or a solid but flexible “alien” construction, blending into the existing landscape – it transforms the bigger world around itself according to its own purpose.
Here are a few examples of what ‘parasite architecture’ might mean in terms of design and social projects.
We keep exploring interdisciplinary areas where art, design and science meet and merge, and sound is one of them. These days sound is emerging as one of the most important instruments of discovering the world – either through mass experiments or through individual insight. Here are just a few examples of marvelous and innovative sound installations:
Light installations and video-mapping might be considered the signature art-trends of our time. Be it indoors or outdoors, huge or tiny, used for a festival, marketing or for the art’s sake – they won’t go unnoticed. So, here are just a few examples we like most.