Archive for March, 2017

Mjölk, the furniture store inspired by the Shakers

John Baker and Juli Daoust, the couple behind the designer gallery-boutique Mjölk in Toronto, took inspiration from Scandinavian and Japanese influences to turn a Victorian house into a Zen space. This atypical venue, which opened in 2009, is both a gallery and a concept store combining art and designer furniture in a timeless setting with a simple, streamlined look.

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Liz Payne textile prints

For lovers of colourful pieces and embroidery, the work of Australian artist Liz Payne is the perfect blend. Combining prints, weaving and embroidery, she offers unique pieces that exude joie de vivre and optimism.

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AIR INK, THE ART OF TRANSFORMING POLLUTION

Graviky Labs’ niche is transforming pollution into an art to reduce mankind’s negative impact on the planet. This Indian start-up has developed a method for recovering the pollutant particles generated by engines and transforming them into ink pigments. You quite simply attach a filter to your exhaust pipe, which makes it possible to recover fine particles. The result is a black ink and markers of different sizes which artists from all over the world will be able to use. This approach from a country heavily affected by pollution forms part of a global movement, which views recycling as the spearhead of the fight against pollution.

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Eskayel’s natural prints

Strongly inspired by nature, the New York design brand Eskayel creates completely eco-friendly fabrics and papers with dreamy motifs, crafted from water-based inks. A range of textiles, wallpapers and household linen with an incredibly positive creative energy, playing on the symbolism of the circle.

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Soltech+ TanRound: clothing in the service of the human body

Creating the first clothing that allows you to enjoy the sun’s benefits all year round? This is the ingenious idea that has become a reality thanks to Soltech+, an American start-up that is in the midst of revolutionising the textile sector with its totally one-of-a-kind line: TanRound. The principle is simple. Featuring patented UVTR technology, these unprecedented jackets conserve the sun’s heat while boosting our vitamin D levels, thus creating a natural tanned complexion.

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A purple eclipse at the heart of Porto

A spherical sculpture measuring six metres in diameter has been installed at the centre of the city of Porto by the architecture firm FAHR 021.3. Christened “Eclipse”, the spectacular metallic structure constructed using ventilation ducts has been designed to play on contrasts between day and night.

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