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Think knitting is just for geriatrics? Think again
The Kniterate will turn the sweater of your dreams into reality.
The font of life
Download and donate to the millions living without water.
Federico Babina uses architecture to explain mental illness in a new series
Babina cleverly represents what different mental illnesses look like.
Photographer Paloma Rincón plays with shapes, colour, hair and even mushrooms
Paloma Rincón is known for her work with big brands. We look at some of her conceptual works.
Cesar Biojo: Exploring the relationship of creation & destruction
Damage can also be an important part of creativity.
The Gali System by Ana Arana is a standalone kitchen that can fit in a box
No kitchen space? No problem!
Low-cost housing that is stylish and functional
Check out these impressive social housing projects from around the world.
Free the nipple: LED teats contest censorship on Facebook
Anonymous Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus create a carpet of glowing nipples outside Madrid's Facebook office to protest against censorship.
Gemma O'Brien: The art of lettering
Letter artist Gemma O'Brien talks about the appeal of the handmade and the way that the shape of words can capture the character of a place.
Biografica: Don't fear failure
Spanish design studio Biografica create motion graphics and editorial design using paper cutouts, clay, play doh and other real objects.
Clara Mar Hernández López on sustainable solutions for architecture
The Spanish architect talks adaptive architecture in a fast-paced world.
Clara Mar Hernández López talks adapting architecture to better suit society’s needs
We need to look at all the possibilities, says the Spanish architect.
Boa Mistura: Murals that inspire change
Madrid-based arts collective Boa Mistura create large-scale murals that aim to inspire the communities who live around them.
Hollywood Kits is an illustrated tribute to the classics
Every cinephile, from your Star Wars-obsessed cousin to your hipster coworker, is sure to find something to love!
Fun over function with product designer Jaime Hayón
Whimsical Spanish designer Jaime Hayón explores materials and storytelling through products he creates with a childlike sense of fun.
Jaime Hayón: Curiosity is the designer's greatest tool
Curiosity is the designer's third eye, says quirky Spanish product designer Jaime Hayón. Without it there is no creativity.
Relajaelcoco: Data-driven graphics
Spanish graphic design studio Relajaelcoco believe that good vibes and a relaxed mind are the key to the creative process.
Conceal & reveal: Pablo Thecuardo gives new purpose to fashion photographs
This Madrid-based artist takes a knife to editorial photography.
Through the eyes of a chef with Elena Arzak
The restaurants of San Sebastián, Spain are home to Michelin stars and gastronomy and Arzak is no different.
Elena Arzak: Flavours of the Basque region
Elena Arzak is a world-renowned chef, widely acknowledged to be one of the most pioneering female chefs in history. Here she talks about her love of flavour.
A design solution to moving back in with your parents
Spanish collective designs custom spaces and furniture for young adults returning home.
uLites: A large self-sustaining emergency shelter
The uLites shelter can house large numbers of people and vehicles in times of crisis.
The Obilab drumkit is ethical, portable and easy to assemble
The Obilab drumkit is an ethical instrument that solves the five problems of drumming.
Graphite: a modular honeycomb-shaped shelving system
A storage system designed to be sturdy and fully customisable.
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