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Cécile Dormeau laughs off body image issues through illustrations
French illustrator Cécile Dormeau's illustrations and GIFs are a colourful reminder that our bodies are all different and imperfect, and that's okay.
Something Borrowed: Collage artist B. D. Graft goes back to paper and glue
German collage artist Brian de Graft started creating art as a pleasant distraction from his studies and it soon became his obsession.
Self-sustaining kitchen teaches kids about healthy living
Interactive, self-sustaining kitchen teaches kids how to grow and cook food.
Step into Erik Spiekermann's world
Find out what makes prolific typographer and graphic designer Erik Spiekermann tick as Freunde von Freunden take us into his home and studio in Berlin.
Refugees Welcome is becoming known as the Airbnb for refugees
Refugees Welcome is a Berlin-based non profit that connects displaced refugees to citizens with spare rooms in European cities.
In conversation with illustrator Christoph Niemann
With his characteristic wit, the Berlin-based illustrator chats about the blur between personal and public work, social sharing and children’s books.
The classic wooden toy gets a technological twist
Avakai embraces the best of both worlds – artisanal children’s toys of the past and the technological advances of today.
Ido Garini’s adventures into the art of eating
Chef and industrial designer Ido Garini wants you to eat make-up and consider what you look like eating a strawberry.
Behind Adjaye's facades
Oliver Hardt, director of "David Adjaye - Collaborations" at Design Indaba FilmFest, on getting to know the architect's work through the eyes of others.
Kartell dedicated its flagship store in Cologne to Patricia Urquiola with an exhibition rounding up all of her designs for the brand.
The Salt of the Earth
This Oscar-nominee by New German Cinema's Wim Wenders chronicles the life and work of influential photographer Sebastião Salgado.
Six launches in Cologne
Patricia Urquiola unveils her first kitchen design at international furniture fair IMM Cologne and Passagen Interior Design Week.
David Adjaye is subject of first major exhibition
Haus der Kunst in Munich and the Art Institute of Chicago join forces for "Form, Heft, Material", an in-depth survey of the acclaimed architect's career.
Gilda B by Jacopo Foggini
Italian designer Jacopo Foggini sculpts an elegant chair using an unlikely material.
John Stezaker: The collage of subtraction
In this interview by Gestalten.tv, British artist John Stezaker talks about the "universal amnesia" created by visual culture and how his art subverts it.
Tuffy by Konstantin Grcic
Konstantin Grcic's Wild Bunch collection of furniture for Magis gets a new addition.
Future by design
The Vitra Design Museum is presenting the largest ever solo exhibition of German designer Konstantin Grcic's work.
Throne of comfort
The Bouroullec Brothers have extended their Alcove product family with the addition of a new sofa at imm cologne 2014.
Dutch product designer and new design director of Danskina, Hella Jongerius shows a new collection of rugs at imm cologne 2014.
Tom Dixon takes inspiration from traditional vessels used to carry water for his latest collection of authentic brass pendant lamps.
Here is a look at Danish architect Bjarke Ingels's winning proposal for the Axel Springer new media campus in Berlin, Germany.
Modern Cultural Curators: Geza Schoen
#FilmFestFridays presents "Modern Cultural Curators: Geza Schoen", a short film offering a glimpse into the talents of perfumer Geza Scheon.
Christoph Niemann's current solo exhibition showcases some of his digital work in tangible drawings and prints for the first time.
The simple construction of German industrial designer Konstantin Grcic's cotton canvas bags ensure they will "last forever".
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