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Walala X Play

Walala X Play by  Camille Walala

Walala X Play by Camille Walala

Artist/designer, Camille Walala, has created an eye-popping interactive installation, WALALA X PLAY, that’s complete with her signature graphic patterns, geometric shapes, and bold colors. She created a colorful maze that references the waterways of the Greenwich Peninsula, the curve of the Thames, and the shape and angles of the building. WALALA X PLAY is on display at the NOW Gallery in London.

Her signature Tribal POP style present a boundless energy that work perfectly for show-stopping and social spaces - “the bigger the better”.
— camillewalala.com

Volvo Ocean Race Programme

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Volvo has a history of being socially and ethically conscious of their environmental impact and creating ways to mitigate their footprint on climate change. They've recently announced a new program that aims to help preserve our oceans. 

The Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme equips boats in this year’s race with a variety of sensors that will capture data from some of the remotest parts of the world’s oceans. This includes temperatures, barometric pressure, currents and wind speed, which will help contribute to more accurate weather forecasts and climate models used by scientists globally.
— Volvo

The car itself will help tackle the problem of marine pollution, as the carpet inlays are made from Econyl, a fabric made from 100% recycled nylon, including abandoned fishing nets reclaimed from the seabed. The V90 Cross Country Volvo Ocean Race was developed by Volvo designers and a group of engineers within the company’s Special Vehicles department, a purpose-built facility at Volvo Cars’ base in Torslanda, Sweden. The engineers at Special Vehicles specialize in developing bespoke models and are also responsible for Volvo Cars’ ultra-luxurious Excellence models as well as the police version of the V90 and V90 Cross Country.

Advertising With User Data

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Netflix went under scrutiny last month for a Tweet that pokes fun at a small group of their users. Now major brands, including Spotify and Cost Plus World Market, are testing the waters by using their troves of user data to drive not only the targeting but the creation of their ads. Many of these campaigns seem like experiments designed to determine just how much of their own data people are willing to tolerate.

Spotify ran a similar campaign late last year that featured user data cleverly integrate within the ad space. It's unclear how this approach will impact consumers, but the idea is interesting given that a Pew Research Center study found last year that most Americans determine their online privacy rights case by case, with 47 percent saying they’re comfortable with retailers tracking their purchases to deliver better deals.

Source: AdWeek

Form Follows Function

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KC design studio renovated this Taipei apartment by stripping it back to its industrial bones and removing all traces of decoration in an attempt to remain true to the overarching Modernist design rule that form should be a consequence of function.

The homeowner desired two separate spaces, one private and the other public, with the private one having the option to be used as a large, single room or separated into smaller spaces to house a gym, dressing area, bathroom, and bedroom. The public area houses an open plan living room, kitchen, and dining area for increased family interactions.
— Caroline Williamson | Design Milk

Fold Collection

Brooklyn-based Uhuru, a multi-disciplinary design firm, has produced the amazing Fold Collection that is inspired by flattened debris found in the streets of New York City. Uhuru took the concept a step further by replicating the natural patina that happens to the materials as they weather the outdoor elements. The pieces in the collection, which includes consoles, a bench, coffee table, and end tables, will age over time to slowly revealing character.

Our new Fold Collection is inspired by the forms created by objects flattened in our neighborhood streets, in particular the metal straps used to attach goods to pallets and boxes here in industrial Red Hook.
— Uhuru

Source: Uhuru Design

GRVTY Series

Beautiful photo series entitled GRVTY by photographer Daniel Garay Arango. The series focuses on architecture and composition to create abstracted building arrangements. 

Source: Abduzeedo