Helga Ritsch Ceramics: Vessels as a mirror of soul

Helga Ritsch is a Swiss ceramist who began her work as an independent ceramic artist in 1998. The main focus of her work, as she says, is ‘to find a suitable vessel for the relationship between outside and inside. A topic of her life’. One of the singularities of his work is the use of a small…

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Human Ivory: being adorned by your own gem by Lucie Majerus

While researching abundant and scarce materials, I was intrigued by the amount of meat industry waste and the lack of ivory. Not only elephants have teeth, but what happens to cow and pig teeth? Why don’t we value other teeth as well? When I lost my own wisdom teeth, I kept them and came up…

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Ishinomaki Lab: Pushing the horizons of DIY

Starting for the community – The Story. Ishinomaki Lab: The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake really took a toll on Ishinomaki. A coastal town, the ensuing tsunami devastated a way of life that had been taken for granted up until that point. When our founder Keiji Ashizawa came to Ishinomaki to see how he might…

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MY LITTLE ICELANDIC PONY by Emdal Studio

Touch, soft embrace and body memory. These are the matters explored by Signe Emdal – a Danish master artisan and designer in fiber materials crafting soft textile concepts since 2007. It can be said that Signe Emdal’s work transforms ambiances and emotions into material constructions with physical textile tools, focusing on creating a smoother way…

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Between natural and man-made: Babylon Light by Ryan Taylor

Imagine that you could fuse light with plants in one object, an interesting combination that could translate a natural solution to a growing need: being close to nature. The Babylon Light is a light fixture created by the Canadian designer Ryan Taylor with a purpose: to take advantage of the light from the lamp and…

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Tactile Perception and renewal of our burial-traditions by Lisa Merk

A new concept to our burial-traditions. Lisa Merk: This concept is a suggestion to change our burial habits, specifically cremation, into a biodegradable system. I wanted to find a way to include mourning relatives actively into the funeral service. The story goes like this: At the funeral ceremony there are mini-urns kept ready for every mourner.…

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PAS PERDUS rugs and tactual perception by Charlotte Jonckheer

PAS PERDUS are nature inspired rugs, designed for pacing up and down. To be explored barefoot. ‘La Salle des pas perdus’ literally translates into the hall of lost steps. The expression traditionally refers to the large hall in courthouses where people wait for their trial or verdict; nowadays it is also used for public waiting…

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Fly collection: a result of flow and pleasure by Sofia Bankeström

The FLY collection is a result of flow and pleasure. I started making these carved wooden creatures during an exhibition with more conceptual pieces where part of the display was my workbench. Some people sat down with me for a while and I found that simultaneously working with my hands would take the edge off…

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CUCO Handmade Furniture: between human and nature

CUCO Handmade Furniture is a new concept for objects inspiring a closer relationship between human and nature. CUCO Handmade: It was the reflex of a desire to create furniture and objects defining our living space atmosphere. It started 3 years ago with a partnership between two architects who wanted to explore common references. I have an…

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