Studio Carola Zee

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“Due to mass production people get an overload on products and gadgets, that follow the newest hypes, every season. Most consumer articles are cheap and easily replaceable. Which leads to more consumption and waste of materials. My personal goal is to create products that are beautiful, unique and can withstand time by giving them personal and exclusive qualities.”

Netherlands based Carola Zee creates delicate and harmonious ceramic works with a traditional link to Chinese craftsmanship and typical Chinese items. Since 2007 she is working together with craftsmen in Jingdezhen (in northeastern Jiangxi province), China. Her main focus is laying on the manual production in spite of fast and big changes in economics and industry.

Carola Zee mainly worked as graphic designer, before she moved towards ceramics. This former passion to graphic design is still perceivable in her patterns, ornamentations, her feeling for forms and colours.

http://www.carolazee.nl/cms/index.php?pageid=9

The Long Good Read – The Guardian new newpaper generated with a robot.

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As the website Nieman Journalism Lab explain “The Guardian is experimenting in the craft newspaper business and getting some help from robots. That may sound odd, given that the company prints a daily paper read throughout Britain. A paper staffed by humans. But the company is tinkering with something smaller and more algorithm-driven.”

Sebastian Herkner

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beautiful objects and furniture designed by german based Sebastian Herkner (1981).

“Already focusing during his studies on designing objects and furniture merging various cultural contexts, combining new technologies with traditional craftsmanship in order to highlight the multifaceted beauty of the materials and draw renewed attention to small details.” (Markus Frenzl)

http://www.sebastianherkner.com

pictures: sebastianherkner.com

The Starry Light by Anagraphic

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Budapest based designer duo of Anna Farkas graphic designer and Miklós Batisz interior designer are introducing their Starry Light lamp collection at Tent London.

The uniqueness of the lamp lies in its capability of providing local lighting and at the same time projecting the fascinating starry night sky in the room through the drillings of the hemispheric shade. The fascinating lighting effects are created by a LED light source—specially developed for Starry Light lamps—emitting lightbeams of different strength upwards and downwards, thus creating ideal luminosity for an intimate dinner and conjuring the starry sky.

Photo: Courtesy of Anagraphic