Competition: five copies of Limited Edition by Sophie Lovell to be won

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Publishers Birkhäuser are offering Dezeen readers the chance to win five copies of  Limited Edition – Prototypes, One-Offs and Design Art Furniture by Sophie Lovell. (more…)

Sarah Rhoads

Coup de coeur pour ces photos qui immortalisent l’engagement de plusieurs couples de façon peu conventionnelle. Réalisées par le duo “Sarah Rhoads Photographers”, des photographes basés à Seattle, elles dévoilent des couples dans leur authenticité.



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Portfolio de Sarah Rhoads Photographers.

Jenny Wicks: Root Ginger

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Are redheads actually fiery? Are they a dying breed? Photographer Jenny Wicks answers these questions and more with her in-depth examination of red hair’s history, what having ginger hair means in society and how it biologically occurs.

Beginning with a personal curiosity, Wicks’ survey expanded into a full-on investigation. Along with her collection of photographs of 70 stunning redheads, she wrote a corresponding book that provides insight into the myths about gingers and includes the photographs from the exhibition and a 20 minute film. All of the proceeds from the various mediums go to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, and the book is available for purchase from Amazon UK.

Root Ginger: A Study of Red Hair

Through 8 March 2009

Idea Generation Gallery

11 Chance Street

London, E2 7JB map

tel. +44 (0)20 7749 6850

Moji is seeking an Industrial Designer in Illinois

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Industrial Designer
Moji

Glenview, Illinois

Required: Degree in Industrial Design with 1-5 years of product design experience. 2D computer skills – Photoshop and Illustrator. 3D computer skills – Rhino or SolidWorks. Strong skills in research and ergonomics. Ability to communicate with manufacturers and oversee production. Self-managing, motivated and entrepreneurial nature.

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mirror FRAMED

Mirror FRAMED is a mix between graphic design and product design. The construction is part of the design.Through the hole in the mirror the frame and ..

PURE Furniture

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alt= //ppThis sofa from a href=http://www.purebyamimckay.com/PURE/a might seem like a drab bit of seating, but look on the side and it looks like a burst of fireworks has graced your biodegradable, non-toxic textile. Though, with some Liquid Paper you could probably add the design yourself. You just have to stop huffing it first./p

Shepard Fairey, Make Magazine, and The Wooden Radio Take Home Wins at Design Museum Awards

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Back in December, we checked in with the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year, the Design Museum’s second annual award giveaway, the shortlisted finalists had just been announced. Now we make the jump across the pond once more, as the winners of the award have been announced. Among them, Shepard Fairey picks up yet another bit of praise in the Graphics category and Make Magazine took home a win for Interactive, thanks the work they’ve put into their website. But the thing we were most happy about was the Product category, in which Singgih S. Kartono won for his Magno Wooden Radio, which we not only covet because it’s so beautiful, but he designed it to be built by local craftspeople in Java. Here’s a bit from its introduction:

The judges commented, “The beautiful Wooden Radio shows clear respect for the material it uses and sensibility to details. More than that, the radio reflects a sense of purpose in the wider design context. The designer has brought together local crafts people, teaching them new skills in making and assembling the radio and by using local wood, has brought a positive and sustainable infrastructure to a small community.”

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New York Fashion Week Runway: Christian Siriano’s Collection Channels The Queen Of The Nile

In his first official post-Project Runway show within the Bryant Park tents, 4th season winner Christian Siriano proved that his design talent is even bigger than his personality. With an array of pieces inspired by the pyramid shapes and desert colors of Egypt and North Africa, his Fall 2009 Collection wowed the fully-packed audience, including a selection of head industry executives from Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, and Saks who all drooled at the possibility of carrying the fabulous fashioneer on their racks. The runway opened with several characteristically-Christian ensembles, featuring long cape-like jackets, puffed sleeves, and lots of signature ruffles that we have come to associate with the designer since his show-stopping Bravo TV finale, but this time around his distinctive touches appeared much more refined and carefully constructed. What really had crowd members clapping, however, was his parade of beautifully-flowing dresses of satin and organza, draped in glossy colors that mimicked the desert sand and the Nile water, along with his closing Pharaoh-inspired body-clinging gold gown, complete with a headpiece that only model Sessilee Lopez and maybe Cleopatra herself could pull off. Overall his collection was both inventively creative and wearably chic (no “hot messes” in sight!), and convinced most runway attendees that Christian may just be the Project Runway protege to make it big-time… and the fiercest, of course.

Colors:sand, tan, mocha, turquoise
Silhouettes: cape-like coats, snug-fitting pants, curve-hugging dresses, flowing ruffles
Celeb Sightings: Tori Spelling, Aubrey O’Day, Nina Garcia
View the slideshow to see more of his Egyptian-inspired pieces for Fall 2009!
Photo Credit: Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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Circulon Burner

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alt= //ppI was only familiar with induction as a form of reasoning that takes you from the known to the unknown, like how I can use evidence of people not minding sitting next to me on the bus as proof of my popularity amongst the ladies. I had no idea I could cook with it too. The Circulon boils water twice as fast as conventional stoves and uses less energy as well. It’s easy to clean since you just wipe it down and it’s safer because there’s no open flame. Who knew logic could be so powerful./p

New York Fashion Week Runway: Milly Gives Uptown Chic A Downtown Edge

Milly is a label known for fun, flirty, ultra-femme styles that balance the sleek with the sexy and speak to chic women everywhere. For the fall 2009 collection, designer Michelle Smith was inspired by the ballerinas of New York and the looks balanced uptown sophistication with a downtown edge. Versatility was a key element of this collection and we saw lots of fabulous separates including an array of elbow-sleeve coats, micro-mini tweed skirts, wool tops, all of which can easily go from day to night and transition from one season to the next. Countless LBD’s were also thrown into the mix with frocks made from lace, velvet, and silk, all perfect for the polished party girl. The color palette was more somber than in season’s past but the pieces still stayed true to Milly’s signature playful spirit with flirty ruffles, bows, metallic threading, and ultra-femme silhouettes.

Colors: Black, Camel, Charcoal, Chestnut, Heathered Grey, Blue, Ivory
Trends: tweed, micro-minis, velvet
Celeb s: Julia Stiles, Mary J. Blige, Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Photo Credit: Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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