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Three generations in a single house? That’s nothing: How about three families?

Shanghai – AZL Architects designed a cross-generational house in the rural outskirts of Shanghai, allowing several family members to care for their ailing parents.

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A concept store made to showcase Buddhist shrines? It does exist in Shanghai

Shanghai – Dongqi Architects created Anzhi, a Shanghainese retail space full of acrylic concentric circles that reflect a Buddhist shrine back to its visitors.

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The creepiest character in the Midsommar movie? It’s the spatial design

Midsommar might be a slow-burn horror film, but its main villain is hidden in plain sight from the start, via the spaces created by production designer Henrik Svensson. 

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Don’t drive to your studio for over an hour unless it’s worth it, says a Japanese designer

Kyoto – Teruhiro Yanagihara’s former studio was buried in the north of Kyoto and served also as a residency for international creators.

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Matteo Cibic imagines clay 'plants' that produce chewing gum instead of fruits

Vicenza, Italy – Italian designer Matteo Cibic imagines fragrant fantasy worlds full of ceramic plants that produce chewing gum, knitwear and plastic.

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A textile retailer in China recreates a maker’s studio, front yard and all, for its mall store

Hangzhou – Shanghai-based studio Greyoffice created a grocery store-cum-maker’s studio for JNBYHOME, a home goods retailer in Hangzhou. 

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Scented dinners? This installation feels like being inside a flower bouquet

Los Angeles – In LA, the Daikoku Design Institute presents an interactive installation called The Art of Bloom. The big surprise, though, lies in the activities linked to the …

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In Shibuya, a cow-spotted ice cream pop-up reveals the mutual fun in spatial advertisements

Tokyo – Ryusuke Nanki turned ad space physical with Milkland, a bold temporary pop-up shop in Shibuya for dairy-based sweets.

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This Berlin optical shop is authentic to its brand – and the neighbourhood it calls home

Berlin – Designed by Oskar Kohnen Studio, Lunettes Selection Charlottenburg ‘functions as an essay on vintage West Berlin retail interiors through a contemporary lens.’

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A streetwear-brand’s office in Tokyo shows a little elegance can improve teamwork

Tokyo – Mastermind’s offices in Tokyo don’t look like what you’d expect from a streetwear apparel brand. And yet, to design studio I IN, it made HR sense.

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Young designers: This daring Italian summer school should be on your radar

Syracuse – Curated by Formafantasma and Moncada Rangel, MADE Labs is only three years old, but might be one of the most noteworthy design summer schools in the world.

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In Paris’ Station F, smart co-living design elevates the city’s tech start-up industry

Paris – Flatmates is a new Cutwork-designed co-living space that addresses the contemporary lifestyle shifts of the growing start-up community in the French capital.