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Truncheon lamp

The Truncheon range of lamps, designed by New York-based Commonwealth for furniture manufacturing company Mattermade, uses traditional materials shaped by advanced digital technology with the wooden fixture of each lamp custom CNC milled, creating a scallop-edge ring effect on the surface.

Truncheon lamp

Energy-saving LED bulbs have been chosen to finish the design, the cool light of the bulb being warmed by the wooden enclosure.

Truncheon lamp

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Le Corbusier: Weissenhof Estate

Awesome photo of the Weissenhof Estate, taken from the Taschen book Le Corbusier by Peter Gössel.

Via Daniel.

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London Poster

London Poster by Bibliothèque Design for London Design Festival.

Tribute to Harry Becks definitive London underground map by reproducing it using the two colours specified in the brief – red, for the Central line and black, for the Northern line. The other tube lines were deleted by virtue of not having the colour option to print them.

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Vivienda L

Vivienda L

The accommodation may be a little spartan but there is something very appealing about this summer house in Uruguay by architects MBAD. Raw concrete floors, industrial grade windows and wood cladding creates a space like a modern hunter’s cabin.

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Erotic Falconry

No, really…!  (NSFW)

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Swarm Light, by rAndom International, is an experimental light installation with a real ‘collective consciousness’ that subtly reacts to the viewer’s audible presence.

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Relics

Relics

Relics, is series of ‘portraits’, by LA-based photographer Amir Zaki, of lifeguard towers from the beaches of Southern California’s Pacific coast.

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Alice Springs: Photographs

40 years after husband Helmut Newton first gave her a crash course in photography, Alice Springs has had her iconic work published in a new collection by Taschen, Alice Springs: Photographs, featuring four decades of advertising and fashion work as well portraits from her personal archive.

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Please do not board the elevator with the robot

Via Alex Cornell.

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Summertime

Just a selection from a beautiful collection of evocative images that capture all the elements of a perfect summer.

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