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Perched on the banks of a lake near the Rajasthani village in Raipur, India, the ‘Lakshman Sagar Resort’ designed by New Dehli-based studio Sahil & Sarthak utilizes local and sustainable materials. The main objective of the project was to identify artisan skills from the traditional ‘Jajmani’ system, reinterpreting and improvising these methods for its construction. The neighboring community is very self sufficient as a vast majority of people make a living from crafting everyday objects, farming tools and household utensils. Successfully bringing together various workers, who would otherwise operate in isolation, resulted in an amalgamation of different techniques applied throughout the resort.

— 1 month ago with 9 notes
#resort  #architecture  #New Dehli  #Sahil&Sarthak  #Lakshman Sagar  #India  #Rajasthani  #village  #design 

Studio Makkink & Bey Envisions nomadic interiors for the future. The TextielMuseum in the Netherlands takes a look at one hundred years of textiles in Dutch interiors with ‘Living Spaces’. The exhibition traces the production and usage of fabric in the Netherlands over the course of the last century, presenting conceptual rooms that offer a survey of the trends and fashions in textiles employed in Dutch households over periods of 10 to 20 years.

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#TextielMuseum  #Makkink & Bey  #interior  #Living Spaces  #exhibition  #Dutch 

Explorer Candleholders by david/nicolas, inspired by rockets, are designed to really come into their own with candles in place, forming a unified object, like a “spacecraft that is ready for launching.” 

— 1 month ago
#Explorer  #Candle  #holders  #david/nicolas  #rockets  #industrial  #design  #lights 

Who needs a fancy watering can when you can take an old plastic soda bottle (1, 1.5, or 2 liter) and attach the adorable Rainmaker to it to get the job done? Fill the bottle with water, screw on the cloud like you would a cap, turn it over, squeeze and make it rain!

— 2 months ago with 4 notes
#watering  #can  #product  #design  #Rainmaker  #bottle 

Photographer Joel Rhodin collaborated with designer Bea Szenfeld to capture her collection Haute Papier.

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#Bea Szenfeld  #Joel Rhodin  #paper  #installation  #exhibition  #Los Angeles  #art  #craft 

Henk Lamp by Jos Blom announces itself as simple, two wooden pieces that slot together to form a tripod base with built-in carrying handle, and two translucent plastic shells as a diffuser, all held together by an easily removed elastic band. 

— 2 months ago
#Henk Lamp by Jos Blom  #lighting  #design  #wooden  #industrial  #elastic  #diffuser