Back To The Future…
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Back To The Future…

Dear Reader After a ‘bit’ of a hiatus, Curated Futures is back, and readying for some big things over the next few months! We have been spending the last little while out, about and around, pursuing ideas, observing happenings and collating the word on the street. Synonymous with seeking, and translating, inspiration—our reporting highlights the … Continue reading

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Into The Void
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Into The Void

   Photo credit: Manuel Kottersteger Captioned as “a story that amazes”, “a journey through history” and “a look into the future”, the Lumen Museum of Mountain Photography cooly launched in December, ready for the 2018/19 winter season. Rewriting the rules for the presentation of mountain photography and THE place to go for mountain enthusiasts and those … Continue reading

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#TheFutureIs… Fashion: The Next Step… The Next Black

When Coco Chanel spoke the words “Fashion passes, style remains” she couldn’t have known how relevant it would be 50 years on. With every season, we see more colours, collections and styles than ever before. As fashion moves faster and faster, the concept of clothing hasn’t changed much in over 100 years. Textiles still cover … Continue reading

Home Is Where The Haptic Is
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Home Is Where The Haptic Is

One of our favourite exhibitions at this year’s Milan Design Week brings together a collection of furniture and homewares designed by students from the ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne. Titled ‘Delirious Home’ the objects feature haptic and other integrated technologies to bring us witty interpretations on the concept of the ‘smart home’. “ With … Continue reading

Milano 2014… Qui Veniamo!
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Milano 2014… Qui Veniamo!

Next week sees the opening of a, if not *the*, design event of the year which, if a part of that world, will have most certainly been highlighted with a big red marker (metaphorical if not actual),  in whatever diary-keeping system, application or platform you might use, under the heading “NOT TO BE MISSED”. The … Continue reading

The World’s A Stage
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The World’s A Stage

Last month, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, Wales, hosted World Stage Design 2013, an extraordinary ten day festival of performance design from the world of theatre, opera, ballet as well as public performances and installations in non-theatre spaces. At the centre of the event was a major international exhibition, featuring … Continue reading

Surf The Sky, Eat The View
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Surf The Sky, Eat The View

  This large piece of inhabitable public art, designed by Atmos, is the centrepiece commissioned for this year’s City of London Festival, and opens opposite St Pauls Cathedral on 24th June. The Mobile Orchard re-imagines what urban fruit trees could be. It centres on a vast sculpture of two inhabitable intertwining trees, with climbable electric-veined trunks, … Continue reading

Up, Up & Away… Clerkenwell Design Week 2013
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Up, Up & Away… Clerkenwell Design Week 2013

The fourth Clerkenwell Design Week, all geared up to offer three action-packed days of product launches, exhibitions, installations, debates and workshops this May, has been masterfully curated for design fans visiting from all over the globe. With over 250 product showrooms, creative and design studios and the most populated area of architectural practices in the … Continue reading