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Love Design by daab

Love and design have more in common than one might think at first glance: they can both break old habits and shape new ways in our day-to-day lives, they can both be exhilarating, a true revelation, but also potentially disrupting, both individually and collectively, and they can both have the power to make us see the world in a new light.

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Spacecraft 2

Spacecraft 2 showcases international projects by architects, artists and designers that meet the changing spatial needs of our modern lifestyles and that are simultaneously expanding our current understanding of architecture.

This sumptuous volume further documents a dynamic range of ephemeral structures such as pavilions, art projects and exhibition spaces as well as transient architecture including mobile habitats, and vacations homes that inconspicuously adapt to their natural or urban environments.

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Alfredo Häberli - A&W Designer of the Year 2009

The Argentinian-born Swiss Alfredo Häberli is the A&W Designer of the year 2009. He is honored by the editors as Design-Playboy since his functional and elegant designs always have a playfull subtle meaning which comes to light on second glance as the significance of his Matchboxcollection for his professsional career.

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crEATe. - Eating, Design and Future Food

Food is not just a hot topic in design and cutting edge creativity today, but also an enormous industry with changing standards and perceptions. Based upon research by trend analysts from the London firm The Future Laboratory, crEATe. investigates recent trends and visual developments in and around food.

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Adorn New Jewellery

Adorn: New Jewellery, by Amanda Mansell and published by Laurence King in October 2008 is a showcase offering a global view of exciting work from nearly 200 cutting-edge jewellery designers.

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Jewelry Design by daab

Jewelry is commonly perceived as a beautiful piece of wearable art: stand-alone, sculptural, and aloof. However, in order to understand contemporary jewelry design, we need to view the work as we would the product of any design field: as conceptual projects, as material studies, as social commentaries, and as connections to the past.

The various creations by international designers presented in this book give us an outline on current trends and developments in the field of jewelry. Their work is presented as a snapshot of individual practices, a broad sampling of innovative creations and forward-looking designers. What unites them are everyday considerations on context and production.

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