Competition: win a copy of Weaving – Contemporary Makers on the Loom

Daniel Harris makes textiles for famous brands using nineteenth century looms

The latest Dezeen competition offers readers the chance to win one of five copies of Weaving – Contemporary Makers on the Loom, a book written by Katie Treggiden.

In this book, design journalist Katie Treggiden explores the recent revival of this centuries-old craft by profiling over twenty contemporary weavers.

The book covers a wealth of ways in which professional designers, artisans, and artists have revitalised the craft today. Continue reading

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Artist Creates Seemingly Magical Book That Glows from Within

A Japanese experimental artist has captured the imaginations of thousands of fantasy and anime fans by creating a seemingly magical book in which the letters keep shining brighter and brighter as the reader approaches its conclusion.

Uka Ohashi, an experimental novelist currently studying design at an art university, created her amazing book as a class assignment, based on an actual novel that she wrote. The original idea was to incorporate the concept of glowing letters in an entire book, with the illuminated pages making up the conclusion and lighting up brighter and brighter as the reader approached the end. However, time was of the essence, so she only made the conclusion as a proof of concept. It still turned out amazing! Continue reading

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Artist Spotlight: Abhishek Joshi

Abhishek Joshi

Trippy portraits by Abhishek Joshi. Part of an ongoing exploration of refraction in his photographic and design work. Having worn glasses since the age of 4, the series sees Joshi’s psychedelic introspection into his own relationship with refraction as it relates to his vision. See more from “Optical Delusions” below.

















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10 Australian interior designers create bespoke spaces inside National Gallery Victoria

Rigg Design Prize 2018 at National Gallery Victoria
The winning interior by Hecker Guthrie celebrates the role of the table in domestic spaces

Rollerskating rinks, national anthems and the humble table are just some of the points of reference for contestants in this year’s Rigg Design Prize exhibition, which celebrates the best of Australian interior design.

The triennial prize – which has been hosted by Australia’s National Gallery Victoria (NGV) since 1994 – sees 10 of the country’s most prominent interior designers and decorators create a bespoke room within one of the gallery’s exhibition spaces. Continue reading

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