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In this space we collect and group everything that today draws our attention but that tomorrow can be common and habitual.

MODSY, DISTANCE INTERIOR DESIGN

Jul 2, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO / ESTATS UNITS Aquesta és la història d’una jove parella que va intentar trobar idees per Internet per decorar la casa a la que s’havien acabat de traslladar. Després de moltes hores buscant per pàgines web i xarxes socials no van veure res més que un nínxol de mercat que ara ocupa Modsy,…

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MODULAR SPACES

Jun 25, 2020

MELBOURNE v AUSTRALIA COVID-19 has shown that the lack of spatial separation in the home can make it difficult to mentally abandon one task and start another. For this reason, to make life more comfortable, the international firm of architects Woods Bagot has created the AD-APT modular system. The series is designed by…

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SEA BOTTOM FABRICS

Jun 18, 2020

LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM It takes 20,000 liters of fresh water to produce just one kilogram of cotton. In other words, the water needed to make a cotton sock is what a person needs to drink for three years. A real luxury that, as climate change progresses, will become more expensive…

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PREVENTIVE CARPETS

Jun 11, 2020

SPARTANBURG / UNITED STATES The Virtual Design Festival (VDF) is the first online design fair and is being held from April 15 to June 30. In this contest organized by the specialized magazine Dezeen, the American company Milliken has presented its latest collection of products for floor decoration, and

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FROM HOTEL TO RESTAURANT

Jun 4, 2020

LIDKOPING / SWEDEN The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc in the hospitality and catering sector, forcing the closure of facilities first and then the opening with enormous restrictions. But it has been successfully reinvented. This is the case of the Stadt Hotel in Sweden, which has converted its 67 rooms into dining rooms…

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Endearing fabrics

May 28, 2020

LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM The London Underground has been transporting people around the city for over 100 years, and has helped to iconise different images and products. From the indicative logo of the stations to the famous Mind The Gap. But The Tube's identity has also been forged thanks to its upholstery. Each of the…

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The gym at home

May 21, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO / UNITED STATES The design studio FuseProject has devised a new device that can make a fortune after the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a smart mirror called FormeLife. It is a 150cm high mirror that transforms into a complete gym. It comes equipped with speakers, microphone and camera, and is

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Six Feet Office

May 14, 2020

AMSTERDAM / NETHERLANDS We will return to the office. But when? And how? Specialists from real estate developer Cushman & #038; Wakefield are well aware that in recent weeks they have helped more than 10,000 Chinese companies return to work with fully guaranteed employee safety. From your experience and the recommendations of…

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The yellow tape that will change everything

May 7, 2020

SINGAPORE / SINGAPORE The effects of COVID-19 will be visible everywhere and in different forms. One of the most unique has begun to be seen in Singapore's public spaces. This is a yellow, high-visibility ribbon that allows people to sort themselves in space to maintain social safety distance. The tape is used in museums,

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