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Amazing Product Design from the Federal

If you were asked to name the world's design nexuses, Ottawa wouldn't exactly come tripping off your tongue. Yet the Canadian capital has birthed the Federal (get it?), an exciting new player in the world of product design. More a consultancy than a straight-up workshop, the Federal also does UI/UX work. Keep clicking for a spin through their clean, modern work that runs the gamut from lighting to kitchen knives.
April 26, 2013
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7 Home Decorations You Can Print

If you’re like most homeowners, both the fun and challenge of home decorating is searching for just the right items to update or freshen the look of your home. Imagine what it would be like if you could create your own custom home decorations simply by pressing a button. Thanks to 3D printing technology, aka “additive manufacturing”, it’s now possible to design your own home decorations and bring them to life. What follows is a look at seven types of items you can create to accent your home, using a 3D printer and your own imagination.
April 25, 2013
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5 Bathroom Storage Inspirations

The bathroom may be one of the tiniest rooms in your home, but it is often packed with products. These five bathrooms show how to stow it all away.
April 25, 2013
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Creative Agency We Love: Ill-Studio

Founded in 2007 by Léonard Vernhet and Thomas Subreville, Ill-Studio is a multidisciplinary design agency based in Paris, France. Whether for personal or commission, the duo along with luminaries Nicolas Malinowsky, Thierry Audurand, Pierre Dixsautm, and Sebastien Michelini, ring around various creative arenas, such as graphic design, photography, art direction, and motion design. Ill-Studio's client list includes Nike, Cire Trudon, LVMH, and Domus and as time prospers, we can only see their roster grow to great heights.
April 25, 2013
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A More Natural Life

In the same fashion that we are turning to locally sourced, farm to table, slow food, our aesthetics, like our stomachs, are drawn to a simpler, cleaner, and more natural way of life. Rustic woods, supple leathers, stone, and ceramic are all contributing to the collective desire to live more slowly, more simply, and more beautifully. Check out this collection of pieces to bring this tranquil trend into your own life.
April 25, 2013
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UAE by Matthias Heiderich

We first highlighted photographer Matthias Heiderich's abstract square snaps of the city of Berlin here and we're back for round two. The self-taught photographer's latest body of work, UAE, documenting the architecture of the United Arab Emirates, contains all of his signature moves—the requisite square crop, precise angling, and a bright, slightly desaturated color palette.
April 24, 2013
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Three Buildings: Emilio Fuscaldo

Emilio Fuscaldo is one of our favorite Australian architects—check out this awesome modern renovation in Fitzroy—so it seemed only natural to ask the founder of Nest Architects which buildings most excite him. His thoughtful, highly personal takes on three of Australia's best buildings has us hankering for another trip Down Under.
April 24, 2013
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Dirk Vander Kooij

Dirk Vander Kooij's furniture is inspired by a form created with a 30-year-old 3-D printer. "Older machines were less precise, which means thicker lines but also very little waste of material,” he says. Exaggerated lines have since become his decorative signature and make his digitally crafted pieces "look like handmade rope furniture." Up next: interlocking triangulated pieces that form offbeat lamps, bowls, and flat-pack shelves.
April 24, 2013
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Project_Rorschach, an exhibit exploring architecture through obscured perspectives, is on view at the Boston Society of Architects space as part of the Boston Design Biennial through May 15.
April 23, 2013