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Boffi Bathtub

Spend a little time here soaking in this Corian bathtub.

I Fuimi, by Claudio Silvestrin, for Boffi

Castiglioni’s Milan Studio

When in Milan, its well worth a visit to the studio of Achille Castiglioni, now a museum. Here, he worked on the design of some 150 products some are now part of the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection in New York.

Museum, Studio of Achille Castiglioni

Space Redefined by Felice Varini

Above. ’Huit Carrres,’ Versailles, France

The Paris based, Swiss artist Felice Varini works with a space’s reality and where it appears fragmented when viewed from all other angles. Working with the factual reality of existing architectural space, both interior and exterior. His site-specific paintings intervene on the spaces in the exact condition they were found, highlighting the architecture as opposed to concealing it.

Exhibition: Demisch Danant
Via: Yatzer

Yolo Paint

Yolo paint and wallpaper from Portland Oregon, USA. Environmentally responsible paint with a natural palette, and excellent packaging.

Paint and Wallpaper, by Yolo Colorhouse

Monograph: Naoto Fukasawa

In the first monograph on the imaginative Japanese product designer Naoto Fukasawa, this book charts his success within IDEO in the USA, at MUJI and in his own company, Naoto Fukasawa Design. Now one of the best-known Japanese product designers working today, achieving widespread recognition with his groundbreaking wall-mounted CD player, designed for Muji in 1999. The book explores all aspects of Fukasawa’s design range, from umbrellas and vases to sofas, mobile phones and packaging, all designed with close observations of how we use things in our everyday lives.

Buy it here: Naoto Fukasawa

Simple set of chairs exhibited at the Milan Furniture Fair

Brio, by Mikiya Kobayashi, for Mikiya Kobayashi Design

Eos flys Into the Sunset

Eos Airlines, whose first flight took place in 2005, has filed for bankruptcy. The airline purchased three Boeing 757s and reconfigured the with just 48 business-class seats, fully-flat, of course. The press loved the concept of an all business class airline with great service — flying profitable international routes, but critics saw more than a few holes (refurbishing out of date planes for one). Back to Virgin Atlantic for now.

Eos Airlines

UNStudio Theatre

Plenty of angles — the building’s envelope is composed of an overlapping multi-faceted surface that, because of perforations, creates a moiré effect.

Theatre Agora, Lelystad, Netherlands, by UNStudio

Marcel Wanders’ South Beach

Mondrian South Beach Hotel Residences on Biscayne Bay, Miami are being designed by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders. Owners enjoy all the privileges of an exclusive hotel, including a five-star restaurant, sunset bar, room service and a private boat marina. Opens early 2008.

Residences, by Marcel Wanders, From $500,000, for Mondrian South Beach Hotel

Icon: Bugatti Veyron

Build your own Bugatti Veyron, the quickest accelerating production car in the world, able to achieve an staggering top speed of 407 km/h — if you have the open space and are into that sort of thing.

Bugatti Veyron, € 1.1 million, by Bugatti

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