Design a tag: Freitag x Kapok competition, Singapore Design Week

During the Singapore Design Week, Kapok and FREITAG are organizing a competition in search of a brand new design for a F-TAG, a bag tag to hang on your products. The winner will get their design produced in the F-ACTORY and made by visitors during the Singapore Design Week 2015. Submit your entry before 28th January 2015 to

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Recipe of the day: Grow your moss design

A nice way to start the week: take after the British designer Anna Garforth and grow your own moss creation. Courtesy of Materia, here is the actual recipe. All you need is moss, yogurt (yes, yogurt), sugar, water and a blender. No kidding.

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Playing Cowboys and Indians: NAB design

Missing those fun-filled days playing cowboys & Indians? Inspired by the North-American Indian legacy, Nicolas Abdelkader designed a coat hanger made of hand-turned beechwood. Initially trained as a draughtsman, the French designer spent 8 years working in architectural firms before setting up his own design studio, NAB, in 2014.

Nicolas Abdelkader is focused on « establishing a strong interaction between the user and the object – turning this latter into an actual « Plus one » rather than seeing it as an inanimate object. »

Aiming towards implementing a dynamic based on material, sustainability and human interaction, the designer adds his personal touch: a pinch of humor. « Design shouldn’t take itself too seriously! »

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From Norway to Canada, Anderssen & Voll

During the Toronto Design festival, Norwegian design studio Anderssen & Voll (two thirds of the late Norway Says studio) will showcase their works in Canada.

Both a retrospective exhibition of their designs and the introduction of a new collection will be held at Mjölk (to be pronounced « mi-yelk »!), with the support of The Royal Norwegian Embassy, from January 21-February 23.

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50 years of David Bowie by Helen Green

Spanning a 50-year career, graphic designer and illustrator Helen Green compiled all of David Bowie’s most impressive looks to celebrate five decades of success, from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke. By the way, if you happen to be in Paris between March 3 and May 31, don’t miss David Bowie is, a huge retrospective exhibition at la Philarmonie de Paris and previously showcased at the Victoria&Albert museum in London. He will never get old.

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Designing tool, lethal impact

Courtesy Erik Arlen + Ludovic Roth, ARRO studio – #JeSuisCharlie #cralachnikov

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Sweet Alma Charry

Spotted on Sight Unseen, these illustrations by French graphic designer Alma Charry will bring a smile back to your face. Just what you needed.  Paris-based Alma Charry has imagined an advent calendar project, 24RAPIDO, where she introduced one new design each December day leading up to Christmas. Collages, GIFs, ready patterns, freeform ink-washed drawings and figurative prints. Fresh and simple.

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Courtesy @joachimroncin

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