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London's Lucky Cat restaurant is not meant to be Instagrammed

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Design studio AfroditiKrassa "deliberately went dark" to create the anti-Instagrammable interiors of central London's Lucky Cat restaurant, which almost exclusively features jet-black surfaces. Situated in the affluent neighbourhood of Mayfair, Lucky Cat is owned by British chef Gordon Ramsay and offers a menu of Asian-inspired small plates and sushi. The restaurant – which was designed by London studio AfroditiKrassa – is decked out in an array of moody tones, in a bid to ditch the typically colour-saturated aesthetic of dining spots seen on photo-sharing app Instagram.

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Finland announces plans to become carbon neutral by 2035

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Finland's new government has promised to reduce the country's fossil-fuel consumption and invest in renewable energy sources, after 80 per cent of Finns called for urgent action on climate change. Following elections earlier this year, a new left-leaning government has promised to make Finland carbon neutral by 2035, with the target to be written into Finnish law. "We are determined to tackle the challenge of climate change. But it needs to be done in a socially fair way," prime minister Antti Rinne, who was sworn in yesterday, said at the cabinet's first news conference. In a recent government poll, 80 per cent of Finnish people surveyed said they felt that urgent action was required on climate change. A third of the country's land is in the Arctic Circle and rising temperatures will melt its permafrost and cause sea levels to rise in the Baltic.

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Banksy designs stab-proof vest for Stormzy's Glastonbury set

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Banksy has revealed that he designed the Union Jack stab-proof vest that British rapper Stormzy wore during his headline set at this year's Glastonbury festival. The Grime artist began his set on the festival's Pyramid Stage wearing a stab-proof vest with a black and white Union Jack flag spray-painted on the front. It was later revealed to be designed by British street artist Banksy. "I made a customised stab-proof vest and thought – who could possibly wear this? Stormzy at Glastonbury," Banksy wrote in an Instagram post, which pictured the star in the vest backstage.

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Virgil Abloh hacks the Vitra archive to create vision of a home in 2035

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Virgil Abloh has adapted the designs of Jean Prouvé and the Eames' to create his vision of the home of the future, which is installed in the Zaha Hadid-designed fire station at the Vitra Campus. The designer delved into the Vitra archive to put together the exhibition Twentythirtyfive. He hacked and reimagined many of the furniture brand's most iconic products to help him imagine the home of a young adult in 2035. His vision includes a seesaw made out of Charles and Ray Eames' Wire Chairs and a storage cabinet with bricks for shelves.

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Norm Architects gives homely feel to interiors of luxury yacht Bella

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Danish studio Norm Architects has applied its minimalist aesthetic to a 20-metre-long luxury yacht, decking out its interiors with an array of warm and tactile materials. Named Bella, the yacht's internal spaces have been designed by Norm Architects to "provoke a homelier feel". We wanted to challenge the general understand of a luxurious yacht interior and move away from brass, glossy wood and other typical elements that people see as belonging," said Katrine Goldstein, managing director of the practice. "We aim to achieve a simpler framework by correcting the unnecessary elements of the boat and embracing the natural curves of the ship," she told Dezeen

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Oliver du Puy Architects creates 4.2-metre-wide

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An exposed concrete frame supports this 4.2-metre-wide skinny house in Melbourne designed by Oliver du Puy Architects to feature meditation spaces. Aptly named Skinny House, the project carves out a quiet, contemplative space on the site of a neglected yard of a 19th-century shop. Oliver du Puy Architects, which is based in Melbourne, built it as a home for a London-based client who is a keen meditator who frequently travels to and from Australia. A key reference for the project was the early domestic work of Japanese architect Tadao Ando, which often turns inwards and uses courtyards to deal with chaotic, compact urban sites

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Aivan grows headphones from fungus and yeast

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Fungus, yeast-based bioplastic and other materials grown by microbes have been used to make the Korvaa headphones, designed by Finnish studio Aivan in collaboration with scientists. All up, the Korvaa headphones feature six different microbially grown substances. They were designed to showcase the potential of the technology known as synthetic biology, or "synbio" for short. This discipline fuses engineering with biology to channel natural processes into such uses as fabricating materials, producing energy and treating illness

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TTotomoxtle is a material bringing rare corn back from the brink of extinction

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Mexican designer Fernando Laposse has developed Totomoxtle, a marquetry material made from the colourful husks of heirloom corn species that restore vital biodiversity. Laposse has developed a technique for turning the waste from preparation of the corn as a food stuff into an attractive and versatile veneer, in an example of the circular economy. The material is currently on display at the V&A museum in London as part of its latest exhibition Food: Bigger than the Plate, which looks at the future of food from compost to plate.

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Timber-clad museum built on colonial farm in Chilean Patagonia

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Santiago-based studio Tirado Arquitectos was commissioned by the regional government to develop a museum on the historically important site, where settlers established a sheep-farming community in the early 20th century. The community grew into the city of Cohaique, which is now the capital of the Aysén Region and the gateway to some of Patagonia's most remote areas. The historical significance of the site, and its remaining original buildings meant that an important focus of the project was the preservation and repurposing of these simple wood and stone structures.

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M & T Architects creates subterranean visitor centre for Parliament of Canada

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Canadian firm Moriyama & Teshima Architects has designed an underground visitor centre in Ottawa with gothic-style details that echo historic government buildings nearby. The Government of Canada Visitor Welcome Centre (VWC) was completed by the Canadian firm Moriyama & Teshima Architects to serve as the new public entrance to Parliament Hill, the home of Canada's parliament.

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Play is a huge colourful playground in Madrid

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Aberrant Architecture has created a huge playground in a former Madrid slaughterhouse, based on the work of Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck. Landscape for Play is a temporary installation in Intermediae, a gallery in one of the old warehouses that make up the Matadero Madrid cultural centre.

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Bauhaus architecture and design from A to Z

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Anni and Josef Albers are the Bauhaus' best-known couple. Both Albers' started as students and went on to become masters, with Josef becoming head of the glass workshop and Anni leading the weaving workshop

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Bond villain chair designed by Verner Panton back in production

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A chair made famous by James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me, created by prolific Danish designer Verner Panton, is being revived. Danish brand Montana is reissuing the Pantonova seating system, which was the seat of choice for Bond villain Karl Stromberg in the 1977 blockbuster movie.

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Tucker Viemeister's blacked-out US Flag criticises redacted Mueller Report

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American industrial designer Tucker Viemeister has created a graphic that shows the US flag with portions blocked out, to critique the redacted release of the investigation into president Donald Trump's collusion with Russia.

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"At first I was enchanted by off-grid living. But the hardships quickly became apparent"

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Marcus Field spent six years in an off-grid home. With architecture's contribution to carbon emissions in the spotlight and children striking against climate change, he asks if climate activists are prepared for the sacrifices needed to live sustainably.

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What's important is how a space is managed

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Public space does not exist in the abstract. What's important is how a space is managed, where it's located, what amenities it offers and how people interact in it, rather than whether it is publicly or privately owned.Obsessing about ownership is fundamentally misguided.

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What's important is how a space is managed

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Public space does not exist in the abstract. What's important is how a space is managed, where it's located, what amenities it offers and how people interact in it, rather than whether it is publicly or privately owned.Obsessing about ownership is fundamentally misguided.

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"The internet is broken and technology alone won't be enough to fix it"

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By the same illusion which lifts the horizon of the sea to the level of the spectator on a hillside, the sable cloud beneath was dished out, and the car seemed to float in the middle of an immense dark sphere, whose upper half was strewn with silver. "The project underlines every single one of [the house's] original strengths that were lost over time," explained the studio.

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Airbnb's Samara hires Apple industrial designer to join housing initiative.

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By the same illusion which lifts the horizon of the sea to the level of the spectator on a hillside, the sable cloud beneath was dished out, and the car seemed to float in the middle of an immense dark sphere, whose upper half was strewn with silver. Looking down into the dark gulf below, I could see a ruddy light streaming through a rift in the clouds.

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Buildings have been transformed.

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Old structures throughout the village, including three holiday villas, were refurbished over a 14 year period to form the 29-room hotel, a restaurant, culinary academy, and spa. The hamlet's 14th-century Chiesa Sant' Andrea church and its piazza were also transformed into performing arts and lecture venue.

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