Monthly Archive:: February 2015

In the spirit of the film award season, which culminated with the Academy Awards, we have decided to put together our own list of awards. Take a look at our selections and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. BEST FURNITURE DESIGN  Winner – Skovby SM32 Walnut Dining Table  This award was one of the easiest to decide on. The SM32 table from Danish brand, Skovby, is one of the most innovative and unique designs we’ve ever seen. The table is made from an extremely high quality walnut veneer, and comes in a few different tones. The fancy extending mechanism transforms a relatively compact 4 person dining table into a 9 person dinner party centrepiece. The mechanism is also fun, which earns extra points [&hellip

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OKI SATO – born in 1977, Canada Designer for the Brand “NENDO”  Designer of the year– nomination at Maison & Object Paris 2015 Designer of the year- nomination at Wallpaper Magazine & Elle Deco International Awards I discovered this inspirational talent, at the Paris Trade Show “Maison & Object”, where he gives a bit of insight into his approach and source of design. Nendo, meaning “modeling clay’, expresses his desire of having certain flexibility and the ability to reinvent oneself. At “NENDO”, they work on projects in the fields of Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior, Architecture and Furniture Design. Oki Sato believes that good design is when the idea is so easy to explain that a small child would understand it over the phone, without [&hellip

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1. You know what you’re getting – The beauty of any product labelled ‘organic’ is that is does precisely what it says on the ‘tin’. There can be so much smoke and mirrors, especially in the food industry. An organic certification provides clarity peace of mind. 2. Sustainability – Organic food is changing the way people look at farming. More and more organic groceries are being sourced locally, from farmers who care about the long term sustainability of their industry, as well as their land. 3. The environment benefits – Organic cotton plants use up to 50% less water, due to the lack of chemical fertilisers. As a result, surrounding eco systems are still able to thrive. Non-organic cotton can starve its immediate environment of [&hellip

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