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Megalith Table by Duffy London

Megalith Table by Duffy London



    Christopher Duffy was born in east London, and founded his studio there in 2002, after studying Product Design at University of Brighton. He now heads up a design company that has furnished thousands of everyday homes - as well as Google, Media studios and Royal Palaces - with imaginative furniture that has whimsy as its hallmark, and quality and craftsmanship as its foundation.

  His acclaimed designs have included the UP table (2010), the Shadow Chair (2008) and the Glo Canvas (2002) - instantly recognisable pieces that have become icons of fantastical modern design. All are hand-made in the UK, and while each piece looks as if it's held together by magic, a lot of quiet engineering and meticulous construction underpins the wizardry. Duffy lives by the Thames, and dreams up his ideas in a flat just about big enough for one of his smallest designs.

  Duffy London's designs are ideas-based, combining art and function and playing with the concepts of gravity, geometry and illusion. The innovative and quirky designs spring from the mind of Chris, however, he also draws on his talented designers and manufacturers to turn these concepts into quality products.

  Boasting strong eco-credentials, everything is handmade to order by skilled craftspeople in the UK, using sustainable wood and other eco-friendly materials and mediums. Duffy London is used to being in the spotlight of the press, having appeared in top interior design magazines, and you may have even seen his Glo-Canvases featured in the backdrop of several TV programmes.
 

Megalith Table by Duffy London



  This monolithic design takes its inspiration from The Sentinel, a book by Arthur C. Clarke that went on to be made into the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, directed by Stanley Kubrick.  A glass table top seems to balance miraculously on top of toppling monoliths, which appear to be frozen in a permanent state of impending collapse. This mind-boggling creation appears to the naked eye to be an impossible feat, but in reality it has its foundations in real physics.


Megalith Table by Duffy London


 

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Vasava, Experimenting with Design

Adobe Summit 2014 by Vasava Studio 



  The main emotion that drives Vasava is boredom. Boredom with the ordinary. The run of the mill. The “just OK.”  Vasava hate that stuff. They like to run riots with ideas, trample conventions and turn upside down what's already upside down.

  Here’s the evidence. First, their name. Type it into Google and you get the agency first. Then you get an Indian deity, also known as Indra. Vasava liked the name’s sonority – the way you can’t quite write it backwards. Some even claim that Vasava are the deities of design – but the agency is far too modest to comment.


Raw Juice - Just Blaze by Vasava Studio 



  In 1997 there were just two of them: Bruno and his dad Toni. When Enric joined a few years later, he became the third member of a dynamic trio. Hence their logo, an inverted triangle with a never-ending Escher quality: an impossible logo for a trio who thrive on the unreasonable.

  Vasava was part of a new wave of independent studios that popped up during the 1990s. They still feel squeaky new, even though they’ve grown in size and experience. In fact Vasava has become a kind of school: the Hogwarts of communications wizardry. Its “alumni” populate other well-known studios, always with a nod of thanks to the mother agency.
 

  Today, 17 people work at Vasava, and everything is done in-house. They don’t outsource. From design to illustration to video to animation, it’s all home made. And if they don’t know how to do something, they’ll teach themselves. One of Vasava’s unwritten rules is “learn like kids.” They love exploring. They love to get messy. You’ll often find them covered in ink, paint and glue.

  Their commercial success is largely due to this need to experiment, at work and at home. Their personal design and art projects have been shown in books and exhibitions around the world. They’ve spoken at events in Los Angeles and Stockholm, Beijing and Buenos Aires, and just about everywhere in between.

 Their approach has earned them the loyalty and respect of clients such as Nike, Hennessy, Adobe,etc.  They design not only for big companies, but for the sake of art and for family and friends.  But above all, they design because they can’t stop. It’s what they do. It’s who they are. For Vasava, every project is important, and every process is a playground. Any other approach would simply be too…well, boring.


Hecho por mí by Vasava Studio 

Nike Airmax Collection by Vasava Studio 

Nike Superbowl by Vasava Studio 

Bloomberg Business Weekby Vasava Studio

Playing Arts by Vasava Studio


  

 

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Creative Manipulation by Anil Saxena

Painting the Road by Anil Saxena



  Anil Saxena started out doing conventional darkroom photo composition and retouching before moving these skills over to creator and then photoshop. Having moved to Mumbai to work as an illustrator he became interested in retouching as a way to utilize his eye for creating striking imagery. Drawing from his technical background in graphic design, CGI and his trained creative eye, Anil enjoys developing stunning imagery. He believes color grading is paramount. For him real work begins, when the rest of the people might think that the image is just perfect! In his own words:

If the image is a success but my work goes unnoticed, I'm doing my job well."


Mona Lisa by Anil Saxena

Tree Lift by Anil Saxena

Woman Sleeping by Anil Saxena

Giraffe by Anil Saxena


 

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Incredible Digital Art by Sasha Vinogradova

Laptop by Sasha Vinogradova



  Sasha Vinogradova is originally a russian artist and graphic designer, currently working in entertainment industry in LA (key visuals for movies and series). She is open to new interesting commercial and noncommercial projects.


     

Gorodets and Khokhloma by Sasha Vinogradova



Styles of russian folk painting

  This project is a fusion of Russian and Mexican artwork through ornately designed Día de los Muertos-themed skulls.  Sasha did this to show how broad and different Russian folk art could be in terms of influence and composition, as well as how it could work with different styles. Here are Gorodets, Gzhel, North-Dvina, Zhostovo, Mezen and Khokhloma styles.  
 


     

Zhostovo and Gzhel by Sasha Vinogradova

     

Mezen and North-Dvina by Sasha Vinogradova

Gorodets and Khokhloma by Sasha Vinogradova

Sasha Vinogradova  

Dragon by Sasha Vinogradova 

Wolf by Sasha Vinogradova 

Mushrooms by Sasha Vinogradova

Sasha Vinogradova 


 

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South and Island Studio

Hoop by South and Island



  South and Island is a multidisciplinary studio, based in Madrid, with extensive experience in design, film and digital experiences.  Their main goal is to build great stories, working hard on every project, always taking care of the details and striving for excellence as an outcome. 


American Typewriter by South and Island

Arsys Cloud by South and Island

Burger Time! by South and Island

Chess by South and Island

Compass by South and Island

Gold by South and Island

Larios 12 by South and Island

Maxpaine by South and Island

Smile Sanitas by South and Island

Summer Mood by South and Island


 

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A New Insulin Delivery Device

 


Krystalin
 


 
  Krystalin is a futuristic insulin delivery concept. The concept is one of the 10 winners for ignite diabetes challenge sponsored by SANOFI. Their challenge was to design a concept for the next generation disposable delivery device for insulin. The design was concentrated in identifying what are the major problems a diabetic patient faces in the current insulin dispensing device. Fear of needle, difficulty in self-administration, tracking of dosage and difficulty in operating are few of the problems they have identified. The latest tech was also identified and envisioned along.
 
  Krystalin uses an array of crystal insulin which are grown into micro needles of size 450-550 microns over thin films. These non-invasive insulin patches (size 1cm x 1cm, equivalent to 10 units of insulin) are pain free and comparable to the mosquitoes needle sizes and can be used by both type1 and type2 diabetes. Once this patch is applied on to the skin, the crystal shaped insulin crystal gets dissolved and immediate effect occurs to the patient at subcutaneous level. The patch after being dissolved, the needles become blunt and can be disposed as it is no longer a bio waste.
 
  The case in which these patches are packed can measure the Diabetes glucose level non-invasively. This is done with the help of short range spectroscopy of glucose molecules present in the blood. This is useful in suggesting the patient about the dosage to be taken. 
 
  The device is robust and is easy to carry and has storage unit which is helpful when on travel. E-ink based display is used to add reminders and display glucose levels. It is an accessory more than a medical device. Kystalin is a concept which helps all ages, kids and old aged to operate it easily with no fear and pain. 


Krystalin

 
Team members:
Arjun Raj Kumar S, Sushant Rajendra Darake and Tawfik Manham are doing their Post-Graduation in product design from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

  

Arjun Raj Kumar S, Sushant Rajendra Darake and Tawfik Manham


 

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Vive Estudio Design the Inside

Marino by Vive Estudio


 
  Vive Estudio is an interior design studio in Barcelona which arises from a simple idea: to create existing spaces, charming and above all welcoming. The studio is distinguished by the professionalism with which they carry out all their projects, but also by the value for money.
 
In Vive we are an experienced team which has undertaken several projects ranging from interior design,  integral housing reforms and lighting projects for commercial offices, special paint finishes for the carpentry and joinery. 
 
They count on their own style which is reflected on each project they participate in.

Marino by Vive Estudio 

 


Marino
 
  This is one of the last projects in which Vive Estudio has participated in.  It's about the design and remodeling of a fashion shop in the street Travessera de Gràcia 127 in Barcelona.  In this project they tried to provide the greatist functionality and giving it a sense of clear space. 

  The objective of this remodeling was to obtain a denim/young space in which it wouldn't be too cold.  With this purpose they've used two materials which are iron and wood which help them offer a warm image without loosing the young style that the atmosphere required. 
 
  Another basic point in the remodeling was the need to give a bigger sense of amplitude for the store, for which they covered the wood with a white patina and designed a new counter and re-designed the main poster. 
 
  The lighting was also a very important part in the remodeling in order to get the ambience which they were looking for, in this reform they installed rails in the ceiling and used dowlights in the fitting rooms area in order to increase the warm sense. 

Marino by Vive Estudio


 

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Lucas González, Modifying Designs

CAWA by Lucas González



  CAWA is a water jar conceived under a new perspective. It’s an object that answers two simple questions. Why do we serve as we serve? Why are pitchers the way they are?  Traditionally pitchers were made to transport water up and down, and this defined the shape they had. Nowadays, pitchers have their own place in homes, and this may change things.

  Since the function of the pitcher is no longer to transport, a revision of the object is perfectly possible. Taking the concept of gesture as the leitmotif of Lucas' project he developed a pitcher in which pouring water is reduced to a simple movement of the arm, making the act of serving more gentle and effortless for everyone. Since the way we use it has changed, so will its shape. This enabled Lucas to do a new aesthetic approach to the object.
 
  The result is a very simple but functional object that provides the user a new experience when serving water.

CAWA by Lucas González



  Here we have some other car sketches made by Lucas González


Sketch 01 by Lucas González

DMC 21 by Lucas González

Sketch 02 by Lucas González

Sketch 03 by Lucas González


 
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Shrenik, an Independent Artist

Type Posters by Shrenik


 
  Shrenik Ganatra is a self-taught artist based in Mumbai, India. He loves art and believes that it has the potential to change the world by changing the way people think and interpreting their surroundings. He likes to spend his leisure time creating art, listening to music and playing the guitar. He thinks that dreams are possible if people have the courage to pursue them no matter what. He wishes to live and maintain his practice in New York City someday. 


 

 Type Posters by Shrenik


 

  "Type Posters" is a set of eight experimental, minimalist typographic posters, focusing on the idea of simplicity in design. Each poster consists of contrasting shades of black and white, single typeface and basic geometric elements. With the help of different attributes of a font, such as its size and tracking, he mentions some of his favourite quotes. 




  There is a widely accepted belief that as we grow, we tend to lose our childlike qualities such as imagination, curiosity, fearlessness, innocence and creativity. However, this is not true because in reality, they are not at all lost. They just get suppressed beneath the layer of seriousness resulting from the roles and responsibilities of an adult life and one can unveil these qualities by letting themselves go and live the moment. Through HUES, what they want to express is that when you supplement the seriousness of the adult life with these childlike qualities, you get an interesting perspective on life which can help achieve extraordinary results.

 


HUES by Shrenik Ganatra and Emilie Rol


 

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Often Minimal by Jana Styblova

Jana Styblova



  Jana Styblova is an Art Director and Visual Designer residing in New York City. During the day, she pushes pixels and leads designers to create products and marketing campaigns that are beautiful, useful, and above all, meaningful. Most recently her spare time has been filled with reading and researching anything pertaining to creativity and innovation, the co-evolution of human and technology, and futurism.

  Often Minimal (oftenminimal.com) is a daily meditative practice that focuses on the rudimentary building blocks of visual aesthetics. Jana approaches each illustration with a clear mind and the intent to return back to some of the basic forms of design: color, shape, space, balance and scale. Acting as a creative cleanse, these illustrations keep her practice of design minimal and focused, while jump starting the creative process.


Jana Styblova


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Archidesart is a group formed by young architects and artists who have observed the great difficulties that the majority of the new and young artists, architects and designers have when getting to publish their own works and projects in global publications.

 

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