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Why China and India face a marriage crisis

CHINA and India, home to a third of humanity, both face a marriage crisis that will last for generations. As recently as 2010, marriage patterns were …

India

Articles about 6 clever built desks on Dwell.com - Dwell

The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks to the test.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and CEO of Twyla, has launched an online space where consumers are freed from the often …

Logging

The bitter end

THOUGH many had feared a tragic end to Japan’s two-week long hostage crisis, the video released by Islamic State (IS) on February 1st showing the …

Japan

Elmas by Michael Koenig for FLORA

German designer Michael Koenig has created an indoor/outdoor divider with planter named Elmas, for manufacturer FLORA.<p>Description<p>Elmas is a divider …

Crest / Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects has constructed an experimental structure on the grounds of London’s V&A Museum, just in time for the London Design Festival. …

Architecture

Nicolo Zavagno’s Pestrin Pendant Lamp Inspired by Venetian Traditions

The name of the <b>Pestrin pendant lamp</b> designed by young Venice-based designer <b>Nicolo Zavagno</b> comes from the Venetian dialect. The story goes back to the …

Ron Gilad designs shelves that seem to float in metal frames

Israeli designer Ron Gilad has added a modular shelving system and an oval table to his TT furniture collection, which features surfaces that appear …

家を建てるなら、2050年に生き残る街に|マネー研究所|NIKKEI STYLE

国土審議会の長期展望委員会が2011年2月に公表した「国土の長期展望」によれば、日本の総人口は04年12月をピークに減少に転じ、今後100年間で100年前(明治時代後半)の水準に戻る可能性があるという。さらに、この変化は歴史的に類を見ない極めて急激な減少であると指摘している。<p>■6割のエリアで人口が半 …

Seven Architects, Seven Multi-Sensory Installations Planned for London’s RA

The Royal Academy of Arts’ (RA) in London will soon be transformed into a multi-sensory “architectural maze” with the construction of seven …

Design

Haptic Sensitivities and the Art of Craftsmanship: The Haptic Chair

Inspired by the man’s interaction with the tactile surfaces found in nature, the <b>Haptic Chair</b> is the pure expression of detailed handicraft work. With …

Multi lantern by Kristine Five Melvær

<b>Product news:</b> one coloured glass bubble sits within another to form these lanterns by Norwegian designer Kristine Five Melvær (+ slideshow).<p>Kristine …