The world’s first Skittles dress made of 3,000 sweets

The world’s first Skittles dress made of 3,000 sweets Beautician Sarah Bryan has made a rainbow dress made of around 3,000 Skittles and is auctioning it in the hope that Lady Gaga may wear it. The dress took 180 hours to make and thousands of the colourful chewy-centre sweets. Ms Bryan from Osset in Wakefield spent six hours everyday for a month making the dress. She used more than 145 bags of the candy treat and about 90 tubes of glue. Bryan said: “My idea came about when I saw Read more [...]

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2nd Istanbul Design Biennial

2nd Istanbul Design Biennial The 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) will take place from 1 November to 14 December 2014 and will be held free of charge. Curated by Zoë Ryan and titled The Future Is Not What It Used To Be, the biennial will host more than 50 projects that ask: “What is the future now?” by rethinking the manifesto as a platform to frame pertinent questions, the projects question the role of design, its relationship Read more [...]

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History under your feet, 3000 years of shoes

History under your feet, 3000 years of shoes This special exhibition is devoted to an everyday object that for millennia has served to protect the soles of men, women and children: the shoe. In collaboration with the Northampton Museums and Art Gallery in England, home to the world’s largest collection of historical shoes, this exhibition of over 220 pairs of shoes takes you on a journey through the footwear fashions of the last 3000 years. In addition to its purely protective function Read more [...]

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tjep. counters 3D printing with sculpted furniture from bronze

tjep counters 3D printing with sculpted furniture from bronze as a reaction to the unstoppable digitalisation and virtualisation of all our basic needs, all the way to love and friendship, I feel an urge to produce work that is antagonistic to this trend.’ says frank tjepkema, lead designer and founder of dutch studio tjep. set within the historic and ornately decorated ballroom of the colloredo mansfeld palace in prague, tjep. presents the bronze age collection for designblok prague 2014, Read more [...]

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Tehila Guy inflates anda armchair of translucent and wooden parts

Tehila Guy inflates anda armchair of translucent and wooden parts for her final project at bezalel academy of art and design in jerusalem, tehila guy has created anda armchair under the mentoring of professor hanan de lange. after observing the world of flat-pack furniture, guy came to understand and was fascinated by the repetitive pattern in terms of material used, assembly methods, and aesthetics. ‘I wanted to design a piece of furniture that is out of the norm in a field that can seem Read more [...]

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