Three free smartphone apps to help Milan Design Week visitors find their way around: Interni FuoriSalone, FUORISALONE.IT, and DesignIT guide from i Saloni, the COSMIT show at the Fiera exhibition centre.
L.A. bookstore Family and Absolute puts on a month-long extravaganza of art, music and literature. Set in a pop-up space in NYC's TriBeCa neighborhood, Thirty Days NY features a host of daily festivities.
I love this spring table from Stockholm designers Tb & Ajakay. The table is a collaboration with Karl-Johan Hjerling and Karin Widmark to create a table, where layers of the plywood top appear to burst apart and curl around one end.
Emeco's new version of the Navy Chair, made of recycled Coca-Cola bottles. Great ad campaign showing the chair encased in a one-ton block of ice created by ice sculptor Duncan Hamilton and photographed by Peer Lindgreen.
This is a nice packaging approach from Ryanna Christianson a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. She created a six pack of Norsk Øl which is based on the Scandinavian Nisse.
Mathias Bengtsson's Paper Chair will be part of the Danish Crafts Mindcraft show in Milan next month. 12 works by Denmark's most talented craftspeople will be shown at Zona Tortona, Spazio Vuoto, 55a via Savona.
Back to a classic 20th century design desk calendar. Timor has been in production by Danese since 1967. A clever design combining great style and ease of use, the Timor is a great example of form & function by Enzo Mari.
Per Brolund's "Joyride" is a great car. The set consists of 10 pieces of plywood, 3 aluminum tubes, nylon rope that serves as a "wheel" a few pins to hold the ring and keep everything in place and 4 wheels with rubber tires.
Headspace: On Scent as Design, a one-day symposium from Parsons, MoMA, IFF, Seed, and Coty on the conception, impact, and applications of scent with leading thinkers, designers, scientists, artists, perfumers. March 26th.
Neverend Clocks: Kitsune Noir today launched the first in a new series of laser-cut birch wood clocks, featuring decorative patterns by Dan Funderburgh in collaboration with the Montreal-based design/build shop Furni.
Berlin-based artist Hans Hemmert (famous for his work with balloons) threw a party where guests wore shoe-extenders to make them all 2m tall. "Level" (1997) was part of the Personal Absurdities show at the Galerie Gebauer Berlin.
Sneak preview of 'the castiglioni effect', a show that Italian furniture company, de padova didi gnocchi, in collaboration with studio museo achille castiglioni, curates this exhibition of achille castiglioni's work.
German designer Konstantin Grcic added a container series for magis. A plastic drawer unit swivels out from a vertical pole to open. This 360° container is available with five or ten drawers and comes in various colours.