From February 6-12 all eyes of the design world were on Stockholm for the annual Stockholm Design Week. This year Färg & Blanche, a promising swedish design duo, were commissioned by the design fair to create "Beyond Couture" a textile exhibition and bar.
Taschen has recently published the 8th iteration of Architecture Now! - a series that documents the changing faces of buildings in contemporary design.
The book is a great compilation of architectural feats and is an essential reference for everyone interested in architecture and design.
Last December Waterford Crystal announced their intention to expand into interiors.
Launching April 2012, Waterford Interiors have created a portfolio of objects designed by Billy Canning, John Rocha and Jo Sampson that sophistically embody the opulent glamour that is associated with Waterford Crystal.
New York City
Moss has announced that, after 18 years of business, the New York City shop will close on February 17th 2012.
Murray Moss told the New York Times that he felt that the shop had become 'a free museum' and that 'the old paradigm wasn't working.'
The Museum of Modern Art announces that Pedro Gadanho, a Lisbon-based architect, curator, and writer whose international work has focused on the connections between architecture and contemporary culture, has been appointed Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design
Phillips de Pury & Company appoints Niklaus Künzler as contemporary art specialist based in Zurich and Thomas Dryll as contemporary art specialist based in Paris.
Fendi has invited designer Elisa Strozyk and artist Sebastian Neeb to create this year's Design Performance project at Design Miami. Elisa and Sebastian's collaboration has generated a dreamlike installation in which the materials of traditional craftwork have undergone a magical metamorphosis.
Once again the Royal College of Art is hosting their annual 'Secret Postcard' fundraiser. With a total of 2,900 postcards selling at £45 each the fundraiser, as always, is set to help the RCA continue to provide the design and art community with some of the brightest graduates.
After looking through many of the postcards, we have picked some of our favourites.
On the afternoon of November 23rd 2011 Christie's will be hosting a 20th Century Decorative Arts auction. One may find it hard to be struck with inspiration amongst the very safe selection of lots on offer in this auction.
In the second of a series of three articles, design writer Nicole Swengley considers the investment potential of 3D printed designs.
Rapid-manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing are revolutionising the way things are made. And, as the technology develops, it is likely to have a big impact on both the collectables market and mass production.