Markus Linnenbrink's Off the Wall! installation immerses visitors in colour

By Jessica Mairs

Brightly coloured stripes based on refracted light run across the walls, ceilings and floors of an art gallery in Nuremberg, Germany, in this immersive installation by Markus Linnenbrink (+ slideshow). (more…)

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On Cultivating Holiday Rituals

The holidays are approaching and you know what that means: pie! Maybe that sounds like a joke, but eating pie (and most holiday foods) is a perfect example of a ritual at home. And the more you practice them, the richer these rituals become.

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Dan & Alan's Modern Abode — House Tour

Name: Dan Maddox + Alan Rauta of Cromatti

Location: West Los Angeles, California

Size: 2,200 square feet

Years lived in: 7 years—Own

Dan and Alan have been enjoying this modern and airy two-story home for about seven years. With ample room for entertaining, an indoor/outdoor shower combo and an outdoor gym, they have everything they could need under (and outside of) one roof. Together, they founded Cromatti, a modern furniture design company, which started soon after they custom designed their first piece of furniture for their own home— the family-sized kitchen table.

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Dezeen Mail #225

By Ross Bryant

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China’s “weird” architecture, Sou Fujimoto’s latest installation and a “bamboo forest” feature in Dezeen Mail issue 225. Click through for all the latest news, jobs and reader comments from Dezeen.

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The Beautiful Art of Doing Less

I was manically flitting around my apartment the other day, doing what I like to call a “whirlwind clean” — where I stress myself (and anyone else unlucky enough to be around me) out by frantically picking up clutter while muttering under my breath at the injustice of my life — when my boyfriend, who usually has the good sense to seek refuge when I go nuclear, grabbed my arms, sat me down on the couch and convinced me to take a breath.

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Finnair Gets a New Marimekko Plane — Design News

Marimekko and Finnair continue their collaboration with a brand new plane decked out in the design studio’s signature Unikko print. The Airbus 330 will be wrapped in a never before seen blue colorway, and will hit the skies by the end of 2014.

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"So spectacularly ill-judged that you almost long for Libeskind's earnestness"

By Owen Hatherley

London's Imperial War Museum by Foster + Partners

Opinion: the refurbishment of London’s Imperial War Museum by Norman Foster is a “botched” job, but it’s hardly surprising given the UK’s strange attitude to its own history, says Owen Hatherley. (more…)

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Before & After: A Dated Console Does a Meet Cute

Carlos and his wife are two architects living in an old house where “everything is very big and brown.” Well they fixed that particular dilemma, at least with this cute console. See it now.

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Hotel design event Sleep returns to London next month

By Ray Murphy

Bellevue by Very Wood

Dezeen promotion: annual hotel design event Sleep is set to return to London’s Business Design Centre next month. (more…)

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10 DIY Trick or Treat Bags for Every Skill Level

So, your Halloween costumes are already constructed, you’ve got your candy stash, and all the decorations have been up for weeks. If you’ve got some time on your hands, go ahead and make a trick or treat loot bag. Instead of the ubiquitous pillowcase or plastic bag, try one of these cute projects, ranging from simple (sticking duct tape together) to complex (mad sewing skillz required).

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