Discover the Ten Emerging Talents from Hyères 2018 Photography Festival

Soutenant depuis 1986 la jeune création internationale dans le milieu de la mode, le Festival de Hyères est une véritable institution. Ouvert depuis une dizaine d’années aux photographes, l’événement récompense chaque année un talent émergent. Parmi les finalistes, on découvre dix jeunes photographes, le futur de la photographie de mode sans aucun doute.


Aurélie Scouarnec – France 

Sanna Lehto – Finlande 

Csilla Klenyánszki – Hongrie 

Jaakko Kahilaniemi – Finlande 

Sarah Mei Herman – Pays Bas 

 Teresa Eng – Canada 

Laetitia Bica – Belgique 

Pascale Arnaud – France 

Eva O’Leary – Irlande 

Allyssa Heuze – Philippines 


Design Job: Are You Obsessed with the Craft of Industrial Design?

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Upcoming Documentary on NASA Concept Artists

Remember our awesome* series on Space Colony Form Factors? To refresh your memory, in the 1970s NASA was working out how to create gravity in space. It was decided that something enormous and circular in at least one axis, so it could spin, would be required. A host of concept artists were then used to render what these fanciful floating cities and farms could look like.

Now Don Davis and Rick Guidice, two of the concept artists who created those renderings, are finally getting their due: “Artist Depiction” is a forthcoming documentary where they get to share their experiences of working on the project, as well as show us their previously-unseen sketches.

“These oral histories will be lost to time without a series like this,” says filmmaker Brett Ryan Bonowicz, who was motivated to put the doc together when he realized their stories hadn’t been told. “I was amazed when I couldn’t find interviews about these works.”

“Artist Depiction” has been successfully crowdfunded on IndieGogo and should premiere in October of this year. There’s still 14 days left to contribute, and those that do can gain an early look at the film.

See Also:

Space Colony Form Factors, Part 1: Bernal Spheres

Space Colony Form Factors, Part 2: O’Neill Cylinders

Space Colony Form Factors, Part 3: The Stanford Torus and Beyond

*Yes it was awesome. No you shut up.

Simple, Clever Object That Makes Washing Dogs Easy

The sequence of my thought process when seeing this object:

1. This seems silly
2. Oh wait a sec, this would be very useful

The Bath Buddy is a simple, inexpensive object designed to make bathing your dog easy. (I don’t know about you and your pooches, but washing mine is like losing a jiujitsu match to a dog while someone sprays you with a hose.)

While that’s a Kickstarter vid, the campaign is closed as it’s already been successfully crowdfunded. My hat’s off to inventors Megan and Rob Hoover, who have perfectly harnessed the properties of silicone to create a useful object.

They’re selling them here.

How Does This Pop-Up Bicycle Work?

You have to see this thing in action, it beggars belief:

Sadly I could find no information on the bike and its inventor. Watching the video, I can’t even discern how the heck he makes it go up and down. If any of you have any inkling, let’s hear it!

Test Drive: 2019 Aston Martin Vantage: Behind the wheel of the all-new sportscar in Portugal’s Algarve region

Test Drive: 2019 Aston Martin Vantage

by Matthew Askari

All-new and set to be the brand’s top-selling model, the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage is potentially the most important car Aston has made yet. That wouldn’t be anything new for Vantage; the nameplate is the British sportscar……

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Eight of the best new designs for minimalist bathrooms

Dezeen editor Amy Frearson reveals her pick of the best new bathroom products launched at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, including a marble sink inspired by a wicker basket and a bathtub with a tapered edge.

This year saw 243 brands exhibit their new products at the Salone Internazionale del Bagno – the biannual bathroom exhibition that forms part of Milan design week, the world’s most important furniture fair.

This year’s highlights largely came from Italian brands, including Ex.T, Mutina, and Cielo. Here’s our pick of the eight best new products on show, which would all look at home in a minimalist bathroom:

Eight of the best new designs for minimalist bathrooms

Craft 2.0 by Stefano Cavazzana for Novello

Taking inspiration from Japanese interiors, this Novello bathroom collection features products designed by Venetian designer Stefano Cavazzana to look handmade. They include cabinets with doors based on traditional shoji screens, a square basin made from natural stone, and slender metal pieces including a seat and a ladder-like towel rail.

Eight of the best new designs for minimalist bathrooms

Belt by Meneghello Paolelli Associati for Arbi

One of three new collections that Italian studio Meneghello Paolelli Associati has created for Arbi, the Belt range includes a freestanding bathtub and five washbasins. The detail they all share is a tapered rim, designed to look like it has been squeezed by a belt.

Eight of the best new designs for minimalist bathrooms

Arco by MUT for Ex.T

The latest product that Spanish studio MUT has designed for Ex.T is a combined sink and mirror system, with taps available in matt black or brass. Shelving is slotted in behind the oval mirror, so as not to interrupt the minimal finish.

Eight of the best new designs for minimalist bathrooms

Ribbon by Sebastian Herkner for Ex.T

Another new launch from Ex.T, the Ribbon collection features a bath and sink console, both with a tiered form. Created by German designer Sebastian Herkner, the products are complemented by metal and marble details.

Eight of the best new designs for minimalist bathrooms

Intreccio by Paolo Ulian for Antonio Lupi

A wicker basket was the inspiration for this freestanding marble washbasin, created by designer Paolo Ulian for Italian brand Antonio Lupi. Lights are positioned between the curved layers, creating patterns of light and shadow.

Eight of the best new designs for minimalist bathrooms

Accents by OEO Studio for Mutina

For the first time, Mutina has launched a series of products to complement its impressive range of tiles. Designed by Danish architecture office OEO Studio, the Accents collection includes a wide range of furnishings and details, from cabinets and towel rails, to skirting boards and space dividers.

Eight of the best new designs for minimalist bathrooms

Siwa by Andrea Parisio and Giuseppe Pezzano for Cielo

This rectangular washbasin from Italian brand Cielo sits over a simple wood or metal trestle, making it particularly suitable for bathrooms with limited space. The accompanying mirror is supported by a geometric frame, which can be customised with a range of accessories.

Eight of the best new designs for minimalist bathrooms

SK-IN Decor Frame by VismaraVetro

Shower-screen specialist VismaraVetro now offers a special edition of its SK-IN screens, featuring a grid of printed lines that create the impression of many individual windows. The walk-in system is made to measure, so can be adjusted to work with any size of shower cubicle.

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Lazzarini Design wants to build a city of floating pyramids

Architect Pierpaolo Lazzarini is trying to crowdfund the creation of a self-sufficient floating city-hotel of modular pyramids.

Waya is a conceptual project from Lazzarini Design that is currently crowdfunding its first prototypes by offering investors citizenship of Wayaland – the name for the conglomeration of buoyant platforms.

Waya Pyramid by Lazzarini Design

“The project was inspired by Mayan architecture, with a vision from Egyptian pyramids combined with a Japanese temple,” studio founder Lazzarini told Dezeen.

“The Waya citizens will be people that love the sea and the freedom, [who are] not more attached to cities and civilisation.”

Waya Pyramid by Lazzarini Design

Renders show what appears to be a hybrid of ziggurat architecture and luxury yacht design.

The main pyramids would sit on 3,000-square-metre floating basement units with an entry port for boats, topped with ten floors that would extend 30 metres above the waterline.

They would have slides and waterfalls cascading down levels and bedrooms on the upper levels, with guests shown arriving by drone-copters and helicopters.

Other large pyramids contain floating sports pitches while a flotilla of smaller floating structures would contain bedroom suites and bars.

Waya Pyramid by Lazzarini Design

Made from fibreglass, carbon and steel, each level can be added in situ once the basement has been anchored in place on the sea.

Each large pyramid would have an engine and propellors in the basement, so the platform can be manoeuvred independently into another position.

Waya Pyramid by Lazzarini Design

Lazzarini wants to create a “new offshore living experience” that could be entirely self-sufficient.

Solar panels and water turbines could generate power, a desalinator would be stored under the main level to provide a water supply, and floating gardens could be used to grow food.

Waya Pyramid by Lazzarini Design

The architect estimates the cost of building the first hotel suite for Waya at £306,908. He is currently crowdfunding to build a scaled-down module of just two floors by allowing potential guests to pre-order a stay in the floating hotel room at £877 a night.

Investors in the crowdfunding project will get a passport for Waya, which serves as an invitation to the opening in 2022. They’ll also be asked to vote on where the sea-faring civilisation should call home.

Waya Pyramid by Lazzarini Design

“Obviously the perfect place for Wayaland can be recognised is in UAE, let’s see what will happen” said Lazzarini.

“We’ve received lot of interest, but of course until a first module is placed it is difficult to make people believe.”

Lazzarini is not the only architect currently taking to the water. Australian architect Marshall Blecher and Magnus Maarbjerg of Danish design studio Fokstrot have just built a prototype for their project called Copenhagen Islands. Their floating wooden platform is complete with a single Linden tree and is a public space moored in the city’s harbour.

The Seasteading Institute, a non-profit co-founded by political economic theorist Patri Friedman and Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel, is currently exploring options for “start-up countries” that would be experimental societies located out to sea.

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Could This be the Answer to your Battery Life Problems?


If you are an avid smartphone user and the standard battery just doesn’t last long enough for you, you may look to buy one of two options; the external power bank which can be cumbersome and an inconvenience to lug around, or the battery case which ensures that the sleek design of your phone is completely lost! Bunk is a neat device which aims to eliminate this decision once and for all!

Bunk is a battery pack that magnetically secures to the rear of the phone and chargers it using the phone’s inbuilt wireless charging capabilities. This method of charging allows the battery-pack to be removed when it isn’t needed, and its compact size combined with the absence of annoying charging cables makes it convenient to carry around.

The internals are housed within a waterproof casing that is available in eight vibrant and exciting colorways. This is definitely a battery pack that we could get used to using!

Designer: Will Kail




For the 79% of smartphone users who use a case [1], the magnetic bunk sticker is simply stuck onto the inside of their case. For the minority who do not use a case, it can alternatively be stuck directly onto their phone.


High strength neodymium magnets locate and secure bunk in place.


Multi-Coil solution intelligently selects the optimal output coil, allowing bunk to align with the receiver coil on any modern smartphone.


Bunk is recharged via a QI receiver in its front casing, and supports ‘pass through charging’ to the user’s phone, allowing both devices to be charged together with a single QI pad. An intelligent charging IC will prioritise charging the phone prior to charging bunk.


Multi-Coil solution intelligently selects the optimal output coil, allowing bunk to align with the receiver coil on any modern smartphone.


Three textures and eight colorways to compliment a wide range of case colors and styles.



Proof of Concept



Yayoi Kusama Marvels us with his New Installation

Flower Obsession recrée un intérieur domestique parsemé de fleurs factices et recouvert d’autocollants de fleurettes rouges. Chaque visiteur est invité à coller sa fleur dans l’espace. Au fur et à mesure, toutes les parois et le mobilier se recouvrent totalement de fleurs. À l’issue des quatre mois d’exposition, la pièce « disparaît » sous toutes ces fleurs. Yayoi Kusama est une habitué de ce type d’installation colorés et gigantesque.