The Mashambas Skyscraper is a project designed to improve the lives of small farmers in Swahili, East Africa. It will host education, training on agricultural techniques, cheap fertilizers, and modern tools. The structure will be made of simple modular elements, easy to assemble, deconstruct and transport.
The clothing and homeware of Muskhane is inspired by the energy of Nepal, entirely handmade in a palette of rich and vibrant colors. The home collection, in felted wool brings softness and good cheer, where clean lines and high design meet fun and whimsy. In 100% cashmere extra fine-knit, the garment collection is incredibly soft and inviting.
There are so many things to like about Owl Paper Lamps from Portugal. In themselves, these illuminated animals are just terrifically cute in their own right.
How fun and inviting does ‘The Clover House’ kindergarten in the small town of Okazaki, Japan look. It’s the first project in Japan by Beijing based studio MAD architects. The former building was becoming too small for the needs of it’s young users so a remodel was required. The building was formerly a two story residence looking out on to paddy fields and mountains beyond. The design brief was to create a modern educational institution where the little ones would feel as comfortable as if it were home, allowing them to learn and grow in an enriching environment.
On Monday the 9th of January kid’s wear magazine will launch a new magazine dedicated to the world of design for children, lifestyle, toys and accessories. We do our very best to squeeze a little more information and a sneak preview from the editors Petra Barkhof & Ann-Katrin Weiner.
Ever make mud pies when you were growing up? These days, kids are as likely to be getting their hands dirty in the vegetable garden. Which could be a professional asset for them in the future! Urban farmers will be sought after, as futurists explain in this interesting article. Architects, like Sine Lindholm who created this Growing Sphere, are also considering the implications of a boom in Urban Agriculture.
This new development by Steven Holl Architects looks like a doll house. Kids will love it at first sight. Located in Rhinebeck (Upstate New York, near Woodstock), it sits in the middle of the green. But it has more than this…