The Punkt. MP 01 designed by Jasper Morrison

The Punkt. MP 01 designed by Jasper Morrison

Distracted? Focus.

The more our phones do, the more they demand of us. Sometimes it’s good to take a break. But until now, the only alternative to hyper-connected smartphones has been the kind of phone you find at the back of a drawer. The Punkt. MP 01 is a stylish, well-crafted mobile phone, designed by Jasper Morrison, which focuses on modern simplicity, inside and out. It makes phone calls and sends texts.

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Eileen Gray: Her Life and Her Work. the Ultimate Biography

Eileen Gray: Her Life and Her Work. the Ultimate Biography

DeTnk Bookshelf

Eileen Gray started her career as a lacquer artist in Paris creating new furniture and living accessories with striking colors and understated shapes. Remaining stalwartly independent, Gray developed an opulent, luxuriant take on geometric forms and industrially produced materials.

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European Centre For Geological Education by WXCA

European Centre For Geological Education by WXCA

An old, exploited quarry in region of Holy Cross Mountains

The Swietokrzyskie Mountains are an unique place for geologists, as there are exposed rocks illustrating 560 million years of Earth's history located on a relatively small area. 
A few steps in this area is like turning back time by 100 million years. The fact that the layers of rocks of different ages located around Checiny are now on the surface, is a unique phenomenon on a European scale.

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Monocle 24: The Urbanist - Keep on moving

Monocle 24: The Urbanist - Keep on moving

Design Podcast

In this episode, The Urbanist, catches up with businesses “on the go”, from a travelling cinema in Vienna to the delicious food-truck craze in Paris. Plus: they hop on a houseboat in London that doubles as a record shop.

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"Thought of Train of Thought" by Ron Arad at Saint Pancras International

"Thought of Train of Thought" by Ron Arad at Saint Pancras International

commissioned by Terrace Wires

Terrace Wires revealed the eagerly anticipated Terrace Wires public art installation, Thought of Train of Thought, by Royal Academician Ron Arad at St Pancras International.

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Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects by Hans Ulrich Obrist

Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects by Hans Ulrich Obrist

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A unique opportunity to learn about the lives and creativity of the world's leading artists

Hans Ulrich Obrist has been conducting ongoing conversations with the world's greatest living artists since he began in Switzerland, aged 19, with Fischli and Weiss. Here he chooses nineteen of the greatest figures and presents their conversations, offering the reader intimacy with the artists and insight into their creative processes.

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The House of Beauty and Culture by Kasia Maciejowska & Gregor Muir

The House of Beauty and Culture by Kasia Maciejowska & Gregor Muir

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Published to coincide with the ICA exhibition Judy Blame: Never Again (29 June - 4 September 2016)

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Christo: Floating Piers video by Nowness

Christo: Floating Piers video by Nowness

The environmental artist getting people to walk on water

Whether installing thousands of gates across New York’s Central Park or enveloping an entire mountain in fabric, Bulgarian artist Christo could never be accused of doing things by halves.

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Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design by T'ai Smith

Bauhaus Weaving Theory: From Feminine Craft to Mode of Design by T'ai Smith

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The Bauhaus school in Germany has long been understood through the writings of its founding director, Walter Gropius, and well-known artists who taught there such as Wassily Kandinsky and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Far less recognized are texts by women in the school s weaving workshop. In "Bauhaus Weaving Theory, " T ai Smith uncovers new significance in the work the Bauhaus weavers did as writers.

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Schiphol Clock by MAARTEN BAAS, credits Rob Hodselmans

Schiphol presents Real Time by MAARTEN BAAS

Out with the clogs, in with the clock

It’s the latest edition of MAARTEN BAAS' Real Times' series: a gigantic clock (over three metres in height) in the Lounge 2 at one of the world's most popular airports. Every year 15 million people travel through Lounge 2 at Schiphol, hosting passengers from all around the world.

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Horror in Architecture by Joshua Comaroff and Ong Ker-Shing

Horror in Architecture by Joshua Comaroff and Ong Ker-Shing

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This book looks at the idea of horror and its analogues in architecture. In these, normal compositions become strange: extra limbs appear, holes open where they should not, individual objects are doubled or split or perversely occupied. Horrifying buildings re-imagine the possibilities of architectural language, shifting from “natural” norms to other, more rarified and exciting options.

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Monocle 24: The Urbanist - London special

Monocle 24: The Urbanist - London special

Design Podcast

In this special live episode of The Urbanist, Monocle editor Andrew Tuck hands over the floor to city-planners and urban leaders to discuss how to build a better London. Featuring Peter York, consultant and author, Sharon Ament, the director of the Museum of London, Peter Wynne Rees, professor of places and city planning at UCL and Christopher Choa, vice-president at Aecom.

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Design Miami/ Basel 2016 DeTnk Picks

Design Miami/ Basel 2016 DeTnk Picks

A Selection of Works from Design Miami/ Basel

After scouting around Design Miami/ this week DeTnk has selected a series of works that you must stop and see this weekend before the fair ends.

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Light-filled off-grid tiny home on wheels

Light-filled off-grid tiny home on wheels

Designed by Scottish design firm Echo Living

Nestled on the Greek island of Crete is an airy, custom-built tiny home on wheels, created by Scottish design firm Echo Living for a yoga teacher who resides here for part of the year.

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Pablo Bronstein: A is Building, B is Architecture

Pablo Bronstein: A is Building, B is Architecture

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Pablo Bronstein is interested in the links between classical architecture and contemporary urbanism, between settings and decors, between art and dance.

Through drawing, sculpture, video and performance, he looks at the historical otherness in order to unveil the links between power, fascination and classical art.

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