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David Shrigley for The Thing Quarterly

Cult object-based publication, The Thing Quarterly, known for collaborations with contemporary eminent figures such as interdisciplinary artist Miranda July, film director Mike Mills, and novelist Jonathan Lethem, will be releasing their latest issue by British visual artist David Shrigley, best known for his mundane, comical illustrations, on April 29. A complete secret, all will be revealed on its release date, but until then, watch the video below to get a sense of what you should expect.
April 19, 2013
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Time for Tea

April 19, 2013
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Janne Saario's Modern Skate Parks

We've reported on modern skate parks before, but rarely have we seen such a perfect marriage of skating and landscape design as the one embodied by the Finnish Janne Saario. Saario started skating when he was six, eventually got sponsored, and through his experience riding around the world he developed an interest in designing landscapes. He's got his own firm now, with a specialty in skate parks. Check out our slideshow of some of his designs as well as this great video that shows him at work and at play.
April 19, 2013
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Lanzavecchia + Wai

With products ranging from lacy neck braces to a rug for Mercedes-Benz, the globe-trotting design duo Lanzavecchia + Wai’s professional wanderings are as peripatetic as their diverse origins.
April 19, 2013

Product Spotlight: Baobab Coffee Table

Inspired by Madagascar's national tree, baobab, French designer Ionna Vautrin created this atypical shaped coffee table for contemporary furniture company, Moustache.
April 19, 2013

Design Idea of the Week: Humanitarian Design

As we gear up for Earth Day, it is important to not only applaud the architects and designers who work to make the world a better place, but also those who improve the lives of humans inhabiting it. We celebrate five designs changing the lives of people in need.
April 19, 2013
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Dögg Guðmundsdóttir

Art and design intertwine in the work of Copenhagen-based Dögg Guðmundsdóttir, whose creations range from the clean and contemporary to the ancient and elemental. Two major examples are her recent pieces for Ligne Roset: the rope-and-steel “Fifty” chairs designed with Rikke Rützou Arnved and two rugs whose primary motif mimics traditional Icelandic star embroidery.
April 18, 2013
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Book Designs by Atelier Dyakova

London-based Russian graphic designer Sonya Dyakova is making us rethink the notion of judging a book by its cover. After studying in San Francisco, the typography specialist moved to London to work for interdisciplinary graphic designer Vince Frost and Kerr | Noble, before joining visual art book publisher, Phaidon Press, in 2005 as design director. She now runs her own multidisciplinary studio, Atelier Dyakova, where she consistently churns out designs that are "strongly rooted in conceptual and tactile details, as well as typographic experimentation." Dyakova is also the art director of contemporary art and culture magazine, frieze (re-designed in May 2012) and Frieze Masters magazine. Dyakova is currently working on a catalogue raisonné for Ron Mueck to coincide with his new show at the Cartier Foundation in Paris and come late April, will host a 5-day workshop at the Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne for graphic design students. Click through to see a bevy of picks from Atelier Dyakova's portfolio.
April 18, 2013
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45 Kilo

True to their Bauhaus training, Berlin-based designers Philipp Schöpfer and Daniel Klapsing of 45 Kilo let craft, experimentation, and industrialized production shape their work. “Everything that surrounds us becomes important,” explains Schöpfer, “because we try to find new solutions.”
April 18, 2013
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