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Jigsaw. Selfridges. VM - TRENDS. VM - EXHIBITIONS. VM - RETAIL SPACES. VM - ARCHITECTURE. Referencing/images. Nostalgia. Evidence and Statistics. LSN research. Bravissimo initial research. Minimalist Pixel Furniture : pixel furniture. Whether inspired by retro 8-bit video games or the digital industry as a whole, one designer has decided to bring the tech age into people's home in a more decorative way with pixel furniture.

In particular, this pixel furniture focuses on “a clothing rack with attitude,” as put by the designer himself. Minimalist and blocky, however, most people will simply see it as contemporary chic. Created by Marco Ripa, the pixel furniture piece is made up of different-sized rectangular blocks that each boast a concealed hook for coats and other items to hang off of. Whether used at the front entrance or in the bedroom, the piece of pixel furniture stands out in a modern way. Adaptable Storage Cubes : modular storage units. As well as being able to accomodate your immediate organizational needs, what makes the Futura modern storage units by Lulghennet Teklè so great is their flexibility.

The modular storage system is designed as a cube-like unit that can be expanded, stacked, opened or closed as needed. Since there is no clear back or front to the cubes, this makes it so that the design can be rotated, flipped or turned in any which way that suits you. Beyond just being able to stack the cubes on top of one another, the fact that you can push or pull parts of the units creates an unimaginable amount of storage configurations, as well as black and white patterns. Stats for Adaptable Storage Cubes Trending: This Quarter & Buzzing Traction: 1,301 clicks in 7 w Interest: 2.3 minutes Concept: Modular Storage Units Related: 82 examples / 63 photos Segment: Males, 18-55 Comparison Set: 30 similar articles, including: building block cabinets, reclining bookshelf chairs, and discus digital handsets.

Feminine Decorative Lighting : decorative lighting. Lamplace is the name of a decorative lighting option that people will either love or hate. It will illicit this extreme response because of its unique look and overt femininity, which it manages to tame with a simple black and white colorway. As its name suggests, the decorative lighting fixture incorporates a lacy aesthetic that is intricately cutout at either the mouth or the base, depending on whether it is a table or ceiling lamp. When lit, the decorative lighting casts an equally intricate pattern against the wall, which is stunning to witness. The decorative lighting was designed by artists Linlin and Pierre-Yves Jacques. About their design, they write, "The luminous evening projections have been designed to offer a soothing and enveloping atmosphere at once.


Final Key Drivers. Muslim faith schools are causing divisions in society warns equality campaigner. Matthew Taylor says faith schools causing social and racial segregationEquality campaigner says Muslim faith schools have the least diversityGovernment policy promotes segregation and anti-integration, he says21 Birmingham schools were investigated over alleged Trojan Horse plot By Martin Robinson for MailOnline Published: 10:30 GMT, 1 January 2015 | Updated: 13:43 GMT, 1 January 2015 Criticism: Matthew Taylor, chairman of the Social Integration Commission, said that the increase in faith and free schools is stifling diversity The rise in Muslim faith schools is breeding social and racial segregation in Britain, a leading equality campaigner said today.

Matthew Taylor, chairman of the Social Integration Commission, said that the increase in faith and free schools is stifling diversity and stopping children from different races and backgrounds mixing. He was particularly critical of Muslim faith schools because they have the least diversity. Artistic Non-Functional Furniture : non-functional furniture. Although the idea of non-functional furniture might seem utterly contradictory, when art is involved, anything is possible.

Melding the two worlds of art and furniture, this collection reinterprets the idea of purpose on a variety of levels. Dubbed Caramel, the non-functional furniture collection is comprised of different seats, some of which look entirely uncomfortable while others are simply useless. Created by artist Yasmin Muller, the non-functional furniture collection was on display at Cruise & Callas, which is locatedin Berlin, Germany.

It is comprised of five objects, each of which are made out of black metal. Muller poses a couple of questions that help interpret her work better, "How much does one project into the other? Mike Hollingshead photos show MAMMATUS clouds only seen during a storm | Daily Mail Online. Storm chaser Mike Hollingshead from Nebraska has captured incredible photos of 'bubble clouds' in the skyKnown as mammatus clouds, the amazing structures form behind thunderstormsThey take the appearance of hundreds of little balls caused by turbulence within a cumulonimbus cloudBy comparison, a cumulonimbus cloud is a dense towering vertical cloud associated with thunderstormsWhile most clouds have flat bottoms, mammatus have round pouches that are caused by sinking air'They look even more amazing when there is good sunset light on them,' explained Mr Hollingshead By Jonathan O'Callaghan for MailOnline Published: 16:03 GMT, 20 November 2014 | Updated: 19:01 GMT, 20 November 2014 These stunning pictures show a 100-mile (160km) long cloud that looks just like bubble wrap blanketing the sky.

Hundreds of round 'balls' of cloud are seen hanging at sunset, during a storm in the US. Storm chaser Mike Hollingshead from Nebraska has captured incredible photos of 'bubble clouds' in the sky (shown). Paul Crofts Studio sinks seating areas into floor of London office. Seating areas are submerged into a pale wooden floor at this split-level office in London refitted by Paul Crofts Studio (+ slideshow). Paul Crofts Studio carried out the refurbishment of a 1980s office block in Clerkenwell, London, for advertising agency Fold 7. The London-based studio reconfigured the space, adding a stage-like platform between the basement and upper floors, soft seating areas and a new staircase.

The team also added homely furnishings to meeting spaces hidden behind a bookcase, and created a range of neon and graphic signage displaying tongue-in-cheek messages. "The key drivers were that we would make the place feel inviting," Crofts told Dezeen, "keeping in tune with their strap-line 'welcome to the fold', which was was translated as welcome to my home. " The sunken seating areas are positioned at the foot of a new staircase with a zigzagging black profile, pale Douglas fir treads and an illuminated recessed handrail. The Ruby Tree designs products influenced by Islamic patterns. British designer Bethan Gray and Islamic art and craft revivalist Mitchell Abdul Karim Crites have launched the first furniture and tableware collections from their new company The Ruby Tree.

Bethan Gray and Mitchell Abdul Karim Crites set up The Ruby Tree to support artisans who handcraft the furniture and tableware designs in their debut range, which includes two collections. The Stripe collection is made up of seven pieces, including coasters, candleholders and an incense burner. Gray has reinterpreted the radiating stripe used on 11th century ceramic vessels commissioned by royal courts throughout the medieval Islamic world, using black marble inlayed with amazonite. The Petal Collection comprises 18 pieces including a table, several bowls and a pastry platter, all featuring a radiating geometric petal pattern referencing the dome of the 17th century Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran – a UNESCO World Heritage Monument.