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the elongated, slender shape, gives the notion of it being a wound in the ground, parting lips, or an accidental cut into the earth.
For years now, luxury hotel group Six Senses has impressed upon travelers the positive effects of adhering, honestly, to the values of the destinations they visit. This is undeniably evident in Bhutan, the mystifying, mountainous nation in South Asia, where Gross National Happiness factors into the daily lives of its population. Set high in the Eastern Himalayas, landlocked between India and China, Bhutan’s natural beauty and its mythological history appeal to many who dream of remote travel—but several roadblocks prevent rampant tourism. This has been to the benefit of the Buddhist nation. In building blockades, the Bhutanese have preserved their culture and lands for dedicated, respectful and patient visitors.
The latest Design Museum exhibition explores how humans could inhabit Mars, asking a series of psychological, philosophical and practical questions. How do we stay human on a place not designed for humans? How are we going to stay safe and sane on a 9 month journey to Mars? At what point do we become Martians?
Charlotte and Clementine Fiell pick five women who transformed design from their book, Women in Design, and explain what made figures like Apple icon designer Susan Kare and architect Zaha Hadid revolutionary.
Straddling the line between documentary, landscape and highly-polished snapshot photography there’s a playful element to Yosigo’s photographs of the ocean. “The theme of the sea is strictly linked to my land and my childhood, and I suppose it’s a resource that I’ll always return to,” says the graphic designer turned photographer from Barcelona.
The Montreal-based type foundry talks us through its latest type designs. First off, Hatton, a collaboration with Two Times Elliott was created in homage to London's famous jewellery district, Hatton Garden. Second, Editorial New arose out of today's technological wants.
The technical limitations of the mid-century—the need for a steady hand and a precise mind for mechanical reproduction—demanded that an exceptional level of care and creativity be given over to shape and space, association and perception. These considerations created a rich corporate and consumer form language and range of graphic techniques. These have been partly …