With the progression of the ever-changing modern times comes two phenomena regarding man’s connection to nature. One is his very longing for it, and the other being that he uses modern means to reconnect to it — in evermore sophisticated though rugged ways. The book The Outsiders: New Outdoor Activity gloriously captures that very essence, serving [...]


You ever see those those fanciful offices in futuristic movies that look like something sprung out of an 8-year-old boy’s dreams, or the CAD blueprints of a wild genius architect? While it may seem hard to believe, some people do actually work in environments like that. Like us here at LIAS who ply our tireless [...]


This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch, Norway’s most celebrated artist. To celebrate the occassion, the Oslo Munch Museum and The National Museum (aka Nasjonalmuseet) for the most comprehensive retrospective every assembled of Munch’s artistic creations. The centennial exhibition Munch 150 for the first time brought together an unusually high number [...]


22 Apr
Gestalten's study of forerunning food revolutionaries

A Delicious Life: New Food Entrepreneurs published this month by Berlin based content developers and executive taste makers Gestalten introduces especially passionate forerunning food revolutionaries. Lead by a regimen of sunlight and Dada, A Delicious Life works closely with the movement’s protagonists to provide sources and inspiration for the movement’s growth. Featured over 240 24×26 fullscreen color [...]


Northern Delights, a new book from Gestalten, features living spaces and interior product designs from Scandinavia’s most forward thinking design avatars with a focus on sustainability. Referencing iconic designs and working with guest editor Emma Fexeus, a long reigning authority on sustainable design (she’s been in the top ten of  The Times‘, The Guardian‘s and The Telegraph‘s design blog list for [...]


Do you ever wish you could plant some magic beans and climb up the enchanted stalk to some remote and safe paradise in the sky (one not inhabited by hungry giants?) Rock the Shack, a new book from Gestalten, explores the architecture of such urges labeling them Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs. Over a span of 240 full [...]


19 Feb
Japanese designer Takumi Shimamura's unique carrier

Japanese designer Takumi Shimamura has created a Wooden Tote Shou Bag completely constructed of wood. Soft and durable wooden sheets were infused with resin then modeled into a bag, crafted with interior pockets fit for a smartphone and wallet. The infused resin makes the bag scratch resistant as well as pretty damn waterproof, making the Wooden [...]


Akatre is arguably one of France’s most ingenious design agencies, creating remarkably innovative works since it was founded in Paris in only 2007. Comprised of Julien Dhivert, Sébastien Riveron and Valentin Abad, and now one of the most coveted studios in Paris, the agency takes on projects that execute an engrossed and comprehensive design approach. To [...]

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