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Biophilic Style at Clerkenwell Design Week 2016

In Visuology Issue 2, we featured Outside In living, drawing attention to the growing desire to be at one with nature. Carpet tile maker, Interface, has researched the global impact of biophilic design in the workplace. Workers in office environments with natural elements, such as greenery and sunlight, report a 15% higher level of wellbeing, […]

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Passementerie for Home Furnishings: Interior Design Trimmings

London’s Chelsea Harbour Design Centre houses some of the world’s foremost passementerie specialists. Samuel and Sons offer a wide array of tassels, borders, braids, gimp, fringes and custom made trims to interior designers and architects. Their Labyrinth border is “inspired by the proportions and configuration of classic architectural mazes from Grecian antiquity.” Raised satin stiches stand […]

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Angèle Riguidel: Recycling Childhood Treasures into Playful Art

This is the stuff of childhood fantasy. Who hasn’t at one time dreamt of staying in a tent or caravan, let alone a small space crammed with toys, games and sci-fi looking paraphernalia that you are allowed to play with? Angèle Riguidel is one of those enviable people who can make something out of anything she finds. […]

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Outsider Lifestyle: Hermitage Housing

This has nothing to do with the story about one of the Elgin Marbles being borrowed by the Hermitage Museum. You may also recently have heard David Attenborough describing hermit crabs in a housing chain, looking for the right shell to come along… This has nothing to do with that either. Though there are similarities. […]

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Rainbow Society: Global Colour Explosion in Fashion and Furnishing

For anyone who didn’t see Valentino’s 2015 resort collection coming (see images below via Style.com), the multicolour mosaic trend has been building up for quite a while now, though most people still seem to be wearing normcore greige. Despite the so-called phenomenon of ‘colour-blocking’ (an opportunity for the style challenged to get away with bizarrely […]

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Plants As Pets: Succulents Get Stylish

In our overcrowded cities, where space is in limited supply, small plants make ideal pets – and can help to improve air quality, as part of a sustainable lifestyle. Cacti are perfect, as they don’t need much water and require little looking after. Succulents store water in their swollen leaves, stems or roots, are easy […]

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Outsider Lifestyle: Harajuku’s Hideaway Treehouse Café

As we try to escape from the realities and confusion of a frenzied, phoneaholic world in which our every move is monitored, there is a rising demand for privacy and seclusion –  and a growing desire to find secret, hidden away spaces. A surprising discovery amidst the crowded backstreets of Tokyo’s Harajuku is The Hideaway […]

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Imperfect World: Weathered and Worn Fabric and Furniture Finishes

The Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi sees imperfection as a form of beauty – a product can actually be enhanced by its irregularity. Here we take a look at some designs which celebrate the imperfection of handcrafted work. In the spirit of our previous post, Kaixi Lin reuses discarded materals to create functional woven textiles. Inspired […]

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Icy Effects and Frosty Finishes in Craft, Accessories and Textiles

As climate chaos becomes a more regular feature of our lives, designers will increasingly employ icy effects and frosty finishes in their work. The candle holder above, made from natural rock crystal, will come in handy during power outages caused by freak storm conditions. The glittery, paillette-covered bag by Mawi will cast sparkles of light onto snow […]

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