Artist Spotlight: Rhed Fawell

A nice mix of collage and embroidery by artist Rhed Fawell, currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Drawing on her own personal experience as well as the ever-shifting trends of the world at large, Fawell’s multi-layered images draw on social issues both past and present, like the tension between nature and machinery, and the instability that arises when long-established certainties are called into question. As she explains:

“I am interested in exploring the hidden and murky sides of life, yet attempting to maintain a poetic quality. Every element that is placed has a symbolic purpose in relation to the whole. At times my work may appear dark, but I always strive to include a sense of hope.” Continue reading

Top five architecture and design jobs available in China right now

We’ve selected five of the best architecture and design roles available in China right now via Dezeen Jobs, including roles with Snøhetta, MAD and Ennead Architects.

Architect at Snøhetta

Architecture firm Snøhetta is expanding its team in Hong Kong and looking for an architect to join its team. The studio recently revealed its first lighting collection featuring hinged wooden lamps with black-dyed birch.

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Architect at MAD

Chinese architecture studio MAD recently completed its 220,000-square-metre Chaoyang Park Plaza in Beijing. The firm is looking for architects to join its team in the city to work on a number of large-scale projects. Continue reading

Adidas reveals interactive match ball for knockout stages of World Cup

Supporters can use their smartphones to interact with Adidas‘ Telstar Mechta, which is the official match ball that will be used in the knockout stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The Telstar Mechta – meaning dreams or ambitions in Russian – will be the official ball used in the knockout stages of the global tournament that start on the 30 June 2018. It replaces the Telstar 18, which was used throughout the group stages.

Adidas reveals interactive match ball for knockout stage of World Cup

Both the Telstar balls follow in the footsteps of the Brazuca, the official ball of the 2014 tournament in Brazil. At the time Adidas global football innovation director Antonio Zea told Dezeen how robot legs, shooting machines and wind tunnels were employed to make it “the most tested match ball ever”. Continue reading

Yusuke Seki creates stripped-back coffee shop with raw concrete walls in Kobe

Located in a former barber shop, the stripped back Voice of Coffee in Kobe, Japan, features exposed wooden beams and unfinished breeze block walls.

Designed by Tokyo-based firm Yusuke Seki, Voice of Coffee is located next to a bustling district in the city of Kobe.

Voice Of Coffee by Yusuke Seki

The interior of the coffee shop has been kept intentionally raw with rough concrete walls, an exposed original timber frame ceiling support and simple panes of glass.

“Almost all of the structural elements were left as they were found during the demolition process,” explained Yusuke Seki. Continue reading