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Design stories that deserve to be told, projects that do not (yet) have the strength of the big brands, but which certainly have all the numbers to do great things.

It can be remarkably hard to tell other people how we really feel; it may even be tricky for us to …

20/12/2019

A design studio founded by Niklas and Julia Jessen, based in a former Lübeck shipyard. Here Schneid products are born, made …

16/12/2019

Wilden Herbals was born with the vision and goal of rediscovering the healing power of nature and of proposing and innovating …

13/12/2019

Hausmerk is an online shop selling products designed and marketed by Beaverhausen, design studio based in Brussels, founded by Mimy A. Diar …

11/10/2016

One of the most formidable meetings at Maison & Objet was with Papier Tigre, because the day of my arrival in Paris …

10/03/2016

MARLO & ISAURE is a brand producing contemporary decor and furnishing, founded by Swiss-greek Marlo Kara and the Franco-Tunisian Isaure Bouyssonie. …

23/02/2016

Talents à la carte is a regular event inside Maison & Objet, dedicated this time to the next generation of Scandinavian designers. …

10/02/2016

It has been love at first sight for the  scarves, shirts and silk pillows by Vicki Murdoch, the designer behind the brand …

08/02/2016

Vij5 is a Dutch design brand, founded by Arjan van Raadshooven and Anieke Branderhorst, curating a collection of minimalist interior decoration, …

02/02/2016

Anna Gitelson–Kahn is an independent knitwear designer, who studied in the United States and then returned to her country and now teaches …

14/10/2015

The Macarons is a table lamp series designed by Davide G. Aquini and produced by IN – Progetti in Luce: the …

12/06/2015

I’ve already written about Storytiles after Dutch Design Week (here) but I’m very happy to meet them again in Milano in two different …

02/05/2015

Pikaplant is launching tonight stasera (April 30th 2015) at 20.00 – Amsterdam time – its first Kickstarter campaign to fundraise its …

30/04/2015

Portego is a project founded in 2014 by Flavia Texts and Stefano Rossi: two designers who decided to set up their …

29/04/2015

Bruce Wayland, from New York, and Marcello De Simone, from Lecce, met in Amsterdam and 5 years ago founded Little Owl …

27/04/2015

In Ventura-Lambrate this year there was a space called Ensembles, hosting Multilateral, a temporary collective formed by Floor Nijdeken, Mark Sturkenboom …

24/04/2015

Jolene Carlier graduated in December at the Design Academy in Eindhoven with an astonishing project: Popcorn Monsoon is the popcorn machine of …

23/02/2015

Umlaute is a Danish design brand founded by Dea Simonsen. I discovered it this morning thanks to the LOVEThESIGN newsletter: how …

29/01/2015

Maybe it’s a bit weird, not the usual object you expect to see on my blog. But I really, really love the …

14/01/2015

Today I’m starting a new column: Support the Handmade Revolution.I’m going to tell you the stories of the makers that I …

12/01/2015
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