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  • danni 17:11 on July 28, 2011
    Tags: asia, girl band, pan-asian, , , world first   

    I rarely talk music or the next big personality, but I just read about Blush, the World’s first pan-Asian girl band – I like “world’s firsts” and the word pan-Asian got me intrigued. Band members come from a diverse range of backgrounds; Alisha Budhrani, a 19-year-old Hongkonger of Indian descent, 21-year-old Angeli Flores from the […]

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  • danni 11:04 on July 28, 2011  

    In collaboration with New York’s ad agency TBWA\Chiat\Day, ABSOLUT VODKA has provided 18 artists with its iconic bottle as a blank canvas to fill with creativity. Representing a variety of disciplines – from drawing, painting and sculpting to print making, film making and digital art – are artworks that include light installations by UVA, cut-out […]

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  • danni 00:55 on July 28, 2011
    Tags: cost effective, Germany, milk, new materials, silk   

    Anke Domaske, a 28-year-old biologist and fashion designer from Germany has created clothes made from milk. Fibres are extracted from substandard milk that is usually thrown away and then used to manufacture milk yarn fabric without the use of any pesticides or chemicals. Apparently, the fabric has a silky feel, drapes well, and is cheaper […]

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  • danni 19:06 on July 25, 2011
    Tags: accommodation, Asian's World CIty, , investment, living, Mainland Chinese, real estate, visa   

    Named as Asian’s World City, Hong Kong is seen as a developed, thriving, cosmopolitan, shopper’s paradise, and historically a former British Colony. But it can actually be rather backwards at times. When I first heard about the city’s cage homes, I really didn’t believe it, and today, this video shows a scarcastic take on another […]

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  • danni 15:24 on July 22, 2011
    Tags: A/W 2011, Beggar Prince, Brother Sharp, , Coolest Man in China, Handsome Vagabond, homeless, Homeless Chic, , man, , Ningbo   

    In November 2009, Julia Chesky, a Parsons’ graduate, launched a series of photographs – together with Art Director Ali Lee – of a New York homeless man. In January 2011, the theme of Vivienne Westwood‘s A/W 2011 collection was “Homeless Chic” – the name is there, but its not quite the same “authentic” look. In […]

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  • danni 18:31 on July 13, 2011
    Tags: display, flexibility, flexible, , modular, modularity, visual merchandising   

    The retail design concept for the Sapporo store of Issey Miyake’s 24 line is based on flexibility and modularity for frequently changing displays. Created by Japanese design agency, Moment Design, one hundred rectangular panels recessed into walls can be opened into provide display shelves for handbags, while poles can be inserted into discrete perforations for […]

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  • danni 15:51 on July 12, 2011
    Tags: beach, , grains of sand, microphotography, mircoscope,   

    Can you believe the following images are of grains of sand? Artist, inventor, and scientist, Dr Gary Greenberg has devoted his life to revealing the secret beauty of nature. Using a high-powered light microscope, Greenberg has magnified grains of sand to 250 times their real size. The result is breathtaking microphotography that reveals each grain […]

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  • danni 01:14 on July 12, 2011
    Tags: , skateboading   

    India and skating boarding? This beautiful video shows how….(I love the cultural references and the excitement from the locals). Will we be seeing Indian kids skating their way to schools? First off, are there enough paved roads? Credit: Oxelo Skateboards Source: ThreeBillion

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  • danni 00:06 on July 7, 2011
    Tags: bright colours, clothes, dresses, flowers, graduate, Italian, L'Oreal Professional Young Talent Award, latex, , print, PVC, rubber, student, The Next Big Thing, tyre tracks   

    Dubbed The Next Big Thing is this year’s winner of the L’Oreal Professional Young Talent Award, and Central St. Martin’s fashion graduate, Flaminia Saccucci. An Italian print specialist, Saccucci reinvents latex as she hand-painted tyre tracks and flowers onto PVC dresses. I can not stop starring at the impeccable technique; the seamless tyre tracks uniting […]

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