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  1. Science and technology funding is important, but a moon base, seriously! http://t.co/X57mFmVF


    http://t.co/aHIsDTOC we are a very creative design nation apparently! If only the same could be said about our food!

  3. Makes me miss racing! But summer is just around the corner! http://t.co/yHfu1Qhp

  4. Why Don’t I Like Coldplay? An Investigation - http://t.co/k2KKkGYr

  5. Late at the Tate was ace - J ohn martin exhibition http://t.co/fqkrXLrt


    #youngapprentice design challenge - this will be good

  7. Post Saturday breakfast music - a simple pleasure!

  8. Off to sunny #Retford this morning to see JT.

  9. Eyes are hurting now - just finished The Death of Ivan llyich

  10. Palais de Beaux Arts in Lille Installation http://t.co/dwQo5il1

  11. I've now listened to all 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' not sure if I feel a sensce of achievment though!

  12. From Silverlining (United Kingdom): Flux http://t.co/F9njXEuC via @designspotter

  13. Future Perfect: Silverlining Studio presents new limited editions collection. Twitter: @Studio_SL Blog: http://silverliningf...e.blogspot.com/ Website: http://www.studiosilverlining.com/ Bespoke furniture maker Silverlining has launched its first limited edition collection with an exhibition that coincided with the Frieze Art Fair. The new collection comprises six pieces produced in editions of 8. Below is a snap shot of the collection showing one piece, Parabolic in detail. Whilst continuing its one-off commissions, Silverlining is also beginning to explore potential ways for those that appreciate high quality craftsmanship to access to it. In the process, the company is redefining perceptions of what luxury furniture is, whether through materials, form or production methods. ‘Future Perfect’ will showcase contemporary furniture that expresses Silverlining’s manifesto for 21st Century craftsmanship; exquisite design that has longevity and soul yet highly relevant to how we live and work today. What began as “a creative design and craftsmanship study that set out to question what is perceived to be set in stone not only by others, but by ourselves” then developed into a complete set of conceptual pieces that experiment with colour, form, materials, light and emotional responses to furniture and objects. Parabolic, cabinet – a tactile piece with a curved, seemingly hovering form with a textured surface that invites touch. 130 x 50 x 92 cm Cedar, Damascus steel hinges, composite core Parabolic is a particularly tactile piece that plays with human curiosity and draws people in – first with its inviting and intriguing curved shape and then revealing its unusual graduating texture that can only be explored by touch. The finish transitions from a completely smooth surface in the cut out (as if the surface has been worn out over a long period of time) to the expressive rough texture with the grain almost being carved at the bottom. On the outside, the cabinet appears solid and heavy, while the cabinet’s interior tells a different story. Using a combination of advanced composite construction and traditional cabinetmaking Silverlining has achieved a wall thickness of 12 mm – the minimum required to create the object, maintaining structural integrity and durability. Sensual stimulation is continued as the inside is veneered in a fragrant cedar. The choice of materials was of particular importance for this piece. This sculptural cabinet demonstrates that it is possible to take concerns for the environment into account, while not compromising on the aesthetics. One of Silverlining’s core beliefs is that in the future the distinction between more or less precious materials will diminish and tropical hardwoods will not be the only acceptable option for luxury furniture. Behind all this lies the idea that it is the process of thought, design and crafting – rather than the material itself – that makes a piece Othe peices in the collection include: From left to right Flux, chaise - inspired by the notion of movement and the construction principles found in surfboards, the idea was to create a form and a structure that would be rigid enough, but still offer some flex, interacting with the human body. By exploring alternative construction methods and eco/natural composites and the design Flux became a continuous loop form that works with the human body and is highly comfortable, without referencing the familiar furniture of the past. LightWork, desk - reflects the changing attitudes and working habits in our contemporary world. As the technology of writing and office work has become increasingly lightweight, mobile, paperless and even sometimes invisible, the need for a desk to emphasise its functional containment of computer equipment has become less important. Following the principles of essentialism and dematerialisation, Silverlining stripped away all superficial surfaces, solid panels and bulky drawers. Functionally the desk offers a writing surface which slides forward to reveal an underslung ‘belly like’ leather pouch in which documents or laptops can be stored. One side of the desk is covered with leather cords tensioned over the frame, this allows a transparent but structurally functional additional surface for documents or books. It’s a clean and simple, yet playful item of furniture. Mapping, cabinet – in oak with a cedar interior, Mapping reveals what’s inside through the exterior shape. It offers a multi-sensory experience with the use of fragrant natural cedar and a rough textured oak surface. Slice, dining table - explores organic principles of growing structures, leaving support where needed and removing unnecessary weight and surfaces. Infinity, breakfast table – its organic form elicits a strong emotional response through its rich colours. To achieve this, Silverlining developed a unique method of through staining veneer and carefully controlling the intensity of colour over specific areas. A transition of colour, from a pure lacquer in the infinity trumpet that emerges into the wood of the tabletop, Infinity explores the reactions people had to different colours. Tests using a full-scale mock up revealed that people were most fascinated by, and attracted to, a strong red in the centre of the table. Studies also show that red effects our perception of time and that time seems to last longer in the presence of red – so hopefully the table will help people take a pause and spend more time with each other. A new type of carbon fibre laminated construction was created for the Infinity table base. Through continuing to develop craft, Silverlining does not rely on traditions of how things have been made in the past. Firmly committed to both extraordinary quality and progress, the collection demonstrates that Silverlining is always looking ahead.

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