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Vaarnii offers a new take on Finnish design and Brutalism in its debut furniture collection.
+ Vaarnii calls its furniture “brutally Finnish,” using solid natural materials inspired vernacular design—fitting for a Nordic brand “born in a land of extremes.”
+ The debut collection is made entirely from Scots pine, the most populous tree in Finland that easily lends itself to the collection’s blocky, brutal forms.
Kerby Jean-Raymond, Reebok’s new global creative director, unveils new creative vision with a 12-minute film.
+ Reconnect is a collaboration with Kerby and Reebok’s new artistic marketing director, Jide Osifeso, outlining the sneaker brand’s new creative vision and identity, placing emphasis on community with a deep respect for Black identity.
+ “The film series was made for people to derive their own meanings. I wanted to explore forward movement—literally and figuratively—and on a macro level, the idea that life is not a spectator sport as we should always strive to make the most of every moment in our journey through life,” Osifeso said in a press release.
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Sou Fujimoto rethinks the limits of the tower in the 21st century.
+ “How can a tower evolve while continuing to attract attention, as the Eiffel Tower does?” That was the central question behind Sou Fujimoto’s new project in Shenzhen, China.
+ The structure will rise 880 feet above the water and will be made up of 99 smaller towers arranged together around a central pylon. When viewed from above, it will appear that the 99 small “islands” are floating in mid-air.
From wood waste to designed object: fuseproject and Forust turn to 3D printing for sustainable homeware.
+ The results are swirling, organic silhouettes where texture emphasizes form.
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Jeremy Bull rethinks work from home with a creative live-work setup.
+ The principal designer of Alexander &CO. designed Alexander House as a departure from the traditional home office, instead creating an adaptable, artistic residential environment that can evolve as needs change.
+ The interior layers stone, concrete, and solid brass throughout, and the home includes a built-in “end of life plan” to reuse, compost, or repurpose all of its materials.
Lighting made from broomsticks? Just ask Fabien Cappello.
+ The French-born, Mexico-based furniture designer is known for designing objects out of materials already available to him—making vases from aluminum pipes, carving Christmas trees into stools.
+ Now Fabien has partnered with Domestika, a Mexican version of Masterclass geared toward creative tutorials, showing how to make his latest project: lamps made out of broomsticks.
Ryan Prince explores representation and debunks Black stereotypes through portraiture.
+ His latest series, called “Can You Sit With Me,” questions the aggressive and sexualized tropes often associated with Black people by showing the soft and human side that tends to be glazed over.
+ “I hope people look at my work, and it evokes thoughts around the idea of Blackness,” Ryan told Creative Boom. “I want people to consider if what they see relates to their idea of black representation or not.”
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