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Beautiful brutality: Beer packaging gets punchy

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Beautiful brutality: Beer packaging gets punchy

Budapest – Hungarian designer Kevin Harald Campean has devised packaging for a craft beer that combines Soviet-style iconography and muscle power t...
Alcohol : Beer : Design
Craft cuts: Designers embrace a mashed-up aesthetic

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Craft cuts: Designers embrace a mashed-up aesthetic

Miami – Using coasters as a source of inspiration, Chen Chen + Kai Williams design studio created a series of circular rugs with Tai Ping for Desig...
Craft : Cold Cuts : Chen Chen + Kai Williams
Beyond Beauty Paris 2013: Overview

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Beyond Beauty Paris 2013: Overview

Paris – Paris can still capitalise on its luxury fashion and beauty heritage, but many eyes in the beauty industry have long been trained on the Ch...
Clay : European : Cleansing
PayPal trials facial recognition payment app

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PayPal trials facial recognition payment app

London – PayPal is trialling a new facial recognition mobile payment app in the London neighbourhood of Richmond.
Facial Recognition : Payment Apps : Mcommerce
Horse power: Pop-up celebrates British heritage

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Horse power: Pop-up celebrates British heritage

London – British artisan group The New Craftsmen has opened a London pop-up store offering hand-crafted, heritage goods from across ...
Heritage : Craft : Pop-up
Nature's spirits: Munich bar goes hyper-local

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Nature's spirits: Munich bar goes hyper-local

Germany – A new Munich cocktail bar, Gamsei, celebrates localism in both its décor and its drinks.
Alcohol : Gamsei : Matthew Bax
Save our Artisans

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Save our Artisans

On a snowy December night at Scotland’s Linlithgow Palace, model Stella Tennant swept onto the runway of Chanel’s pre-fall 2013 show in a tartan co...
Artisan : Artisanal : Heritage
LVMH open house in second Journées Particulières

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LVMH open house in second Journées Particulières

Paris – From Givenchy’s Paris atelier to the champagne cellars of Dom Pérignon, luxury group LVMH is throwing open the doors of its Maisons to the ...
LVMH : Workshop : Les Journées Particulières
Pop-up presence: Etsy sellers meet in LA store

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Pop-up presence: Etsy sellers meet in LA store

Pop-up presence: Etsy sellers meet in LA store
Los Angeles : Share Ideas : Emily Henderson
The Mantry focuses on male foodies

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The Mantry focuses on male foodies

The Mantry focuses on male foodies
Food : Artisan : Men
Linen basket: Luxury brand creates wickerwear

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Linen basket: Luxury brand creates wickerwear

Linen basket: Luxury brand creates wickerwear
Design : Collection : Italian
Hitting the source: Water brand keeps it local

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Hitting the source: Water brand keeps it local

Hitting the source: Water brand keeps it local
Branding : Identity : Visual
In the jeans: Denim brand rebuilds local heritage

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In the jeans: Denim brand rebuilds local heritage

In the jeans: Denim brand rebuilds local heritage
Heritage : Men : Town
Village people: Designer employs local craftsmen

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Village people: Designer employs local craftsmen

Village people: Designer employs local craftsmen
Heritage : Carbon : UK
Dream job: Putting mobile users in the picture

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Dream job: Putting mobile users in the picture

Dream job: Putting mobile users in the picture
Advertising : Artisan : Phone
Chinese consumers drive record cognac sales

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Chinese consumers drive record cognac sales

Chinese consumers drive record cognac sales
Cognac : China : France
Worker Theatre

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Worker Theatre

By treating the process behind the product as the stage and the workers as actors, smart brands are creating Worker Theatre.
Show Your Working : Workers : Artisan
Seat of nature: Furniture without compromise

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Seat of nature: Furniture without compromise

Seat of nature: Furniture without compromise
Furniture : De La Espada : Benjamin Hubert
Dream weaver: Levi's shows what it's made of

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Dream weaver: Levi's shows what it's made of

Dream weaver: Levi’s shows what it’s made of
Craft : Irvin Trujillo : Centinela Traditional Arts
Home hospitality: CIBI moves into Aesop store

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Home hospitality: CIBI moves into Aesop store

Home hospitality: CIBI moves into Aesop store
Aesop : Complimentary : Flinders Lane
Mark Paton and Caz Hildebrand : Crafting brand narratives

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Mark Paton and Caz Hildebrand : Crafting brand narratives

Here Design co-founders Caz Hildebrand and Mark Paton talks about crafting brand narratives.  
Here Design : Caz Hildebrand : Mark Paton
Hobbyism

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Hobbyism

Revivalists spend their leisure time learning old crafts and skills, and then using those skills to produce objects that combine beauty and utility.
Craftsmanship : Angling : Birdwatching
Bootstrap Project in step with local artisans

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Bootstrap Project in step with local artisans

Bootstrap Project in step with local artisans
Craft : Local : Sustainability
Treasure chest: Louis Vuitton's trunk bible

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Treasure chest: Louis Vuitton's trunk bible

Treasure chest: Louis Vuitton’s trunk bible
Heritage : Patrick Louis Vuitton : Art Book
Sweden's sourdough men

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Sweden's sourdough men

Tired of ready meals and prepackaged food, a group of Swedish men has turned to the art of baking sourdough bread. This ancient baking technique al...
Sourdough : Bread : Baking
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