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design wendy andreu - photo ronald smits Wendy Andreu is a recent Design Academy graduate; she describes herself as a craft designer that communicates through the materials she is using. In her work she bridges matter, people and space and through her project ‘Regen’ she came up with a new and innovative way for producing water-proof garments without sewing or cutting patterns. Can you tell us a bit about your graduation collection ‘Regen’? ‘Regen’ (‘rain’ in Dutch) was born two years ago when I was experimenting with rope and latex. I found out that the latex could get stuck into the cotton fibers and therefore « glue » them together. Before coming to Eindhoven, I studied metal craftsmanship at Ecole Boulle. I am working hands-on most of the time, materializing the ideas I have in my mind. I barely draw on a piece of paper; I would rather sketch in 3 dimensions. Next to this, I feel that inspiration cannot be always found at the museum or into books but everywhere in life. Britt Berden

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COLLAGES Lidewij recently had a very interesting interview with Donatien Grau from AnOther Magazine. We would like to share it with you. Enjoy! "Lidewij Edelkoort is probably the world’s most famous trend-forecaster. SENSITIVE SCIENCE When you buy a device very often several months later there is a newer and cooler version. Instead of evolving with us, our devices become obsolete. Boom Boom is the first evolving wireless speaker. Dreamt up by a young audio company called Binauric and designed by the talented Mathieu Lehanneur, Boom Boom comes with all the basic features you should expect: audio playback, conference call capabilities, compatibility with all smartphones and computers, the option to sync up two speakers. Photo by Teun van Beers - Design by Janne Schimmel What is sexuality? What can it be? Can it be more than the sexuality that is presented in pornography?

NØRDIC NEWS Magda di Siena is an architect, an interior stylist and an art consultant. Her work is focused on projecting and setting exhibitions, fair stands, paper advertisements. She visited the Venice Architecture Biennale and shares with us the Nordic Pavilion. One of the most interesting pavilions at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale is undoubtedly the Nordic pavilion (representing Norway, Finland and Sweden), built in a 1962 design by Sverre Fehn, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year. To mark the occasion the curator, Peter MacKeith, has commissioned 32 architects, all born after 1962, to present their concepts of architecture as common ground. In this pavilion, whose interior includes a number of trees integral to Fehn's design, the concept of an open dialogue with nature is already clearly expressed, and it seems that the new generations have taken the idea to heart.

Stop, Drop, and Roll: A Dropped Pot Leads to an Interesting New Form About fifteen years ago I was bringing a ware board full of bottles back into the shop after setting them in the sun for a while to stiffen up for trimming. While I was fiddling with the door, a pot on the end of the board fell to the ground. After taking the rest of the pots into the shop, I went back and picked up the one that was flat on its side.

Bizzare Objects by Giuseppe Colarusso Pirate Manu | On 11, Oct 2013 In the series titled Unlikely, photographer Giuseppe Colarusso imagine bizarre but humorous objects, each is technically impossible, improbable or simply unnecessary. Some of the models are actually made ​​by the artist, others are created digitally via Photoshop. Enjoy! Archive Inspiring curiosity and visualising connectivity through curated pattern research TRIANGLE TOP | Yelena Yemchuk PERSIAN STACK | Lynn Davis CANDY HOME | Chapman’s Ice Cream FACE BLOCKS | Cartel & Co

Aveda Debuts "Full Circle" Recycling Program to Save Beauty Packaging From Landfills Next week, eco-friendly beauty care giant Aveda will kick off its new Full Circle recycling program. Coinciding with their Cradle-to-Cradle design philosophy, the program will invite customers to return any Aveda packaging not accepted by their curbside recycling programs to an Aveda retailer. The company will then sort and recycle the packaging into new Aveda containers or accessories. PREVIOUSLY ON ECOUTERRE: TerraCycle Will Recycle Your Old Flip-Flops, Used Cosmetics Packaging All 107 Aveda Experience Center retail locations will participate in the Full Circle recycling program, making it easy for any customer to recycle their used products. The goal of the sustainable beauty company is to divert Aveda packaging from going into our country’s landfills, repurposing packaging and totally eliminating waste.

Finishing up the Knobs... Here are the blank knobs that were thrown at the wheel last week, with a little bit of incising added. I will probably make most of my knobs from low fire clay, especially those I need for my kitchen that will match my tile work there. I am sure that some of the knobs will find their way into the salt kiln, however. These were thrown from my regular stoneware clay, but it really doesn't matter since all of these will perish in the press-mold making process. Here is the freshly cast press mold, with 8 cavities for different knobs.