With a reputation for creating ethereal and sensorial work, Studio Swine ’s new undertakings are highly anticipated to say the least. The British duo – made up of Alexander Groves and Azusa Murakami – has most recently enjoyed a six-month stint as New Yorkers, having been invited by Mini ’s design incubation space in Brooklyn, A/D/O to be designers in residence.
They say that Dubai is a city where anything is possible, so perhaps the notion of enjoying a classic New York City barbershop experience on a trip to the beach is nothing unusual. At the latest outpost of Akin – a high-end UAE-based barbers – customers can now follow up a dip in the sea with a hair cut, beard trim or straight razor shave. Located in The Beach development in Dubai’s Marina district, the barbershop has a surprisingly small footprint – just 38 sq m in total
When was the last time you stepped into a phone booth? If you’re under 30, you might not even be aware that phone booths used to be on nearly every street corner as a means to contact your parents after the football game or call a taxi after dinner. Of course, there are those scenes from the original Superman that might jog your memory.
Nike has launched a pair of laceless basketball trainers that tighten at the touch of a button or swipe of a smartphone. Read more
Rio de Janeiro-based architecture firm Atelier77 recently completed CASA FIRJAN, an innovation center that’s been turning heads for its award-winning design and sustainable attributes. Recently crowned the Best New Building in the Annual Award of the Architect’s Institute of Rio de Janeiro, the project is a contemporary counterpart to the Palacete Linneo de Paula Machado, a historic twentieth-century building with French-inspired architecture
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NIKE departs from the shoelace and launches a laceless smartshoe with the new platform, ‘NIKE adapt’ which uses smartphone-grade technology to provide a custom fit.
Chicago firm Vladimir Radutny Architects has outfitted a lawyers’ office in the city, with minimal volumes arranged around existing pillars for high contrast. Read more
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Ballymoney-based sustainable architecture firm 2020 Architects has completed a new contemporary and low-energy home that offers a refreshing and sustainable take on the typical rural architecture found across Northern Ireland . Located in the coastal fishing village of Ardglass, the Black Cottage (also known as the Eco Cottage) champions low-cost construction and energy efficiency with its simple material palette and highly insulated timber frame.