F**k you Be Happy: A Stencil’s Bold Message

Strolling through the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, the author discovers a striking piece of street art with a paradoxical message, inspiring reflections on the power of design, the essence of street art, and the contrast between defiance and joy.Read More →

La estrella herida (1992), de Rebecca Horn, Paseo Marítimo de la Barceloneta.

Barcelona’s public sculpture ‘L’estel ferit’ by Rebecca Horn, symbolizes resilience of the city’s past with corten steel structures, blending urban landscape with art. It invokes sensory and intellectual interaction, reflecting the changing narrative of cities.Read More →

Side Nave perspective of Church of Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona

Santa Maria del Pi Church in Barcelona, a testament to 14th-century Catalan Gothic architecture, incorporates a single nave, cross-vaulted sections, a polygonal apse, and lateral chapels. Its design symbolizes divine transcendence and introspection.
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Interior of the eastern side of the Sagrada Familia

A couple marvel at Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Família, a representation of Antoni Gaudí’s architectural brilliance and design philosophy. The basilica’s interior offers a tapestry of light and color and, still under construction since 1882, stands as a testament to the evolving nature of art and architecture.Read More →

At Café Maison Sauvage, Mascarpone Pancakes with Red Fruit Compote

At Café Maison Sauvage, Mascarpone Pancakes with Red Fruit Compote is more than a meal, it’s a sensory journey. The dish exquisitely combines culinary skill with elements of design, inspiring a rich, memorable experience.Read More →

1979 Citroën 2CV our Parisian Chariot

The post details a romantic and immersive exploration of Paris’s historical landmarks from a 1979 Citroën 2CV, emphasizing emotional connections, simple joys, and seeing the city through a unique, intimate lens.Read More →

The Louvre Pyramid at the entrance to the Louvre

During an unexpected delay at the Louvre, a couple explores the Louvre Pyramid’s exterior, an architectural marvel designed by I. M. Pei, symbolizing a fusion of ancient symbolism and modern aesthetics.Read More →

The Pavillon de Flore, part of the Palais du Louvre in Paris

A couple’s unexpected delay at the Louvre led them to a fascinating exploration of the Pavillon de Flore, where they marvelled at its historical and architectural grandeur, underscoring the beauty in unplanned travel detours.
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Christmas Decorations at Galerie Lafayette in Paris

The author describes the magical Christmas experience at Galeries Lafayette in Paris, marveling at the grand decorations, city views, and the shared connection with the city and its festive spirit.Read More →

Fontaines de la Concorde Paris in late November

The Fontaine des Mers at Place de la Concorde in Paris is a historically significant monument completed in 1840, symbolizing France’s maritime prowess. The intricate design features bronze and gold statues depicting ocean life and maritime navigation, highlighting the era’s industrial advancements.Read More →

Fragipani petals on concrete path, Orchard Hill Road

Our first day in Singapore leads us through Orchard Hill Road, experiencing a mix of nature and urban design, traditional and modern elements, and uniquely Singaporean street art and culture.Read More →

Specimen of the typeface Neue Helvetica

The Swiss school, also known as International Typographic Style, was a design movement from the 1950s that emphasized clarity, visual unity, and factual presentation. Its influence, including use of mathematical grids and sans-serif typography, continues to shape modern design.Read More →

TV8-301 Portable Television, 1959; Manufactured by Sony Corporation

Founded in 1946 as Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushikikaisha, Sony transformed the consumer electronics industry with its products, balancing cutting-edge technology and practical design. Landmarks include Japan’s first tape recorder, the TV 80 301, and the pioneering Walkman and Discman.
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Berlin Underground Map

Erik Spiekermann and MetaDesign successfully modernized Berlin’s underground signage by blending tradition and technology, continuing the modernist legacy in typography. The resultant information system is efficient, visually appealing, and highly acclaimed. Further enhancements, including interactive information kiosks, are ongoing.Read More →

Gift Ideas from Amazon

The article provides gift suggestions from Amazon for those who love applied and decorative arts, including home decor, artistic clocks, digital design tools like 3D pens and VR headsets, and handcrafted jewelry.Read More →

Hero Image Furniture Trends for 2024

In 2024, furniture trends will focus on aesthetics and sustainability with subtle patterns, sustainable and ethically produced pieces, deeper color hues, personalized designs, multi-functional items, and incorporation of natural elements.Read More →

earo Pro A revolutionary orchestra chair designed exclusively to meet the needs of musicians.

Irish designer Gearóid O’Conchubhair is prominent in furniture and industrial design, with his unique approach, use of materials, and comprehension of structure and ergonomics. With numerous awards, his works combine functionality, ergonomics, and aesthetics, significantly influencing the Irish design industry.
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The blog post discusses the prolific career of Bethan Laura Wood, an internationally recognized English designer known for her uniquely vibrant and sculptural works spanning jewellery, furniture, decorative objects, and lighting, demonstrating a blend of traditional and contemporary aesthetics.Read More →

Mitchell Joachim

Mitchell Joachim, co-founder of Terreform ONE and NYU Associate Professor, is a renowned figure in innovative design and urban planning. His work merges art, science, bio-inspired, and sustainable design, pushing boundaries in urban architecture.Read More →

Baccarat Home Decor

Founded in 1764, Baccarat, the esteemed French glassworks, has sustained its global appeal through exquisite designs and superb craftsmanship in products ranging from crystal stemware to jewelry. Renowned for timeless aesthetics and meticulous detailing, Baccarat’s luxury crystal continues to symbolize elegance and quality.Read More →