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Sugar or Glass? When Gastronomy Meets Glass, Positive Ideas Crystallise. (Photos)

Chef Christian EscribĂ  making sugar hair… an alternative to nylon? Photo Credit: Poldo PomĂ©s, oh!BCN

Bored of conferences? Looking for inspiration? Then oh!BCN might just be your thing. It is a new kind of happening based around the unusual assoc…

Vintage Trailer Renovated Into Beautiful Live + Work Space By Downsizing Architect

Photos: Matthew Hofmann

Tiny homes, retrofitting old trailers into eco-friendly mobile homes are becoming more widespread as people are questioning the need for “stuff” and a mortgage

Kenneth Grange Iconic British Designer Made Britain Modern

Photo: B. Alter

Kenneth Grange is a British industrial designer whose work has covered every aspect of British life for the past 50 years. But few know his name or realize the extent of his influence.

From the ubiquitous black cabs to electric kettl…

Hand-Made EcoDesign: A Magical Table, A Napkin Vase And An Elegant Flower Pot (Photos)

Image Credit. Joan Rojeski

Joan Rojeski was back at Valencia Design Week this year, although it turns out that Joan Rojeski is not a person or designer for that matter, but fiction. The Valencia-based designers have made a beautiful short film about …

5 Little Designs That Make Life Nicer, Fresh from the Valencia Design Week (Photos)

Papercraft Hospital exhibited at Valencia Design Week, designed by Lobulo Design. Photo credit: La Merienda

Different themes seemed to be embedded in the Valencia Design Week. After spotting 6 great wooden flat-pack designs, I also found these little…

6 Great Wooden Flat-Pack Designs Spotted at Valencia Design Week (Photos)

The Desmon chair by Oriol Barri. Photo Credit: Petz Scholtus.

At the Valencia Design Week I spotted quite a few new flat-pack ideas, of which a surprising number were made of wood. My favourite are Mr Simon’s chairs that fold away into a table to sav…

New Sink Lets You Recycle Your Greywater & Saves Space

At the Gala for the best designs of the Valencian region 2011 by the Valencian Design Association this week we saw a lot of flashy projects but not many that I would classify as best, meaning functional, attractive and eco! The student award for indu…

Mobile, Collapsible Shed That You Can Carry On The Roof Of Your Car

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People keep pushing the limits of small spaces, and tiny houses are a big thing. Modern Mechanix shows us yet another wonderful design from the 1930s, what looks like a complete liveable shed that folds up onto the roof of a ca…

Simple Rustic, Designer Guillem Ferran Takes on IKEA

Less is more when it comes to Guillem Ferran’s latest collection of furniture he is presenting this week at the Valencia Design Week. Simple Rustic consists of 4 solid wood pieces that are totally screw-less and manufactured locally in Spain. Accordi…

Fresh Products from Valencia; These Designers Know How to Upcycle (Photos)

Yesterday night Valencia Design Week launched one of their new routes in the up and coming barrio of Ruzafa. We bloggers from the FEED discovered lots of fresh talent of which I particularly liked the show Dos de Surtido at the Hat Gallery. Surtido, …