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Casa do Monte by Leopold Banchini Architects and Daniel Zamarbide Ph. Leopold Banchini Architects

Fluent Living: Casa do Monte by Leopold Banchini Architects and Daniel Zamarbide

In a historical enclave in Lisbon, this renovation features maximum material austerity and an atypical formal game.

Coffee shop in Strasbourg by Dominique Coulon & associés ©Eugeni Pons

Geometric Serenity: Coffee shop in Strasbourg by Dominique Coulon & associés

This small but distinguished coffee shop is a bright and attractive space with geometric curves.

Kaggeboda by AndrénFogelström and KolmanBoye Ph. James Silverman photography

Connected Through the Outside: Kaggeboda by AndrénFogelström and KolmanBoye

A small house located in the forest of the Stockholm Archipelago with three cabins and a diversity of outdoor spaces.

KUBE by OMA © Kevin Mak, Courtesy of OMA

Spontaneous Encounters: KUBE by OMA

KUBE at K11 MUSEA is an installation designed to create a distinctive and intimate place for encounters in Hong Kong.

Courtesy Wrappy Paper

Gift Giving Inside-Out: Wrappy Paper

Wrapping up our calendar is this eco-friendly and quirkily designed gift wrap.

PillowPillow by Schimmel & Schweikle. Courtesy Schimmel & Schweikle

Digital Aesthetics: PillowPillow by Schimmel & Schweikle

These designs balance between the archetypal and the organic and are created with a 3D software.

New Primitives by Bram Vanderbeke 2019 Inside/Outside Expo ©FranziskaKrieck

Present-Day Relics: New Primitives by Bram Vanderbeke

These sculptures explore architectural constructions and the Anthropocene.

Textured Imaginations: Material Exploration by Vincent Schwenk and Vitaly Grossmann for Imat-uve

Texturized: Material Exploration by Vitaly Grossmann and Vincent Schwenk for Imat-uve

These textures explore the limits between reality and abstraction.

Passages of Light by James Turrell Ph. Florian Holzerr

Powerful Effects: Passages of Light by James Turrell

Day 18 brings a powerful and emotional experience of light.

Flowing Water, Standing Time by Ying Gao Ph. Malina Corpadean

Mirror Effect: Flowing Water, Standing Time by Ying Gao

Day 17 brings robotic garments that react to the chromatic spectrum.

Design by Olivier Bacin (LABO) for David Lange , pictures by VIA , le French design

Levitating Lines: Formes du Vent by Olivier Bacin of LABO Architecture

These practical designs take the sand dunes formed by the wind as inspiration.

Feeling Shell by Hye Seomoon

Cocoon Time: Feeling Shell by Hye Seomoon

This cradle for adults brings a bit of comfort to our hectic lifestyles.

Perturbation by Gaëtan Didier, Derudet, and Ausseresse Jonathan

Expert Traces: Perturbation by Gaëtan Didier, Derudet, and Ausseresse Jonathan

This object is an exploration of expert material handiwork.

BTM Ceramics by Philipp Schenk-Mischke

DIY Deformations: BTM Ceramics by Philipp Schenk-Mischke

These ceramics are deformed through the reappropriation of an object from the fitness industry.

OooOoO a Skatepark by Koo Jeong A Ph. Gianluca Di Ioia

Playing Again: OooOoO by Koo Jeong A

The playful side of design abounds in this site-specific installation created for Trienniale Milan.

Spread from X-Ray Architecture by Beatrice Colomina

Books for Architects and Designers

A curated list of to read while on vacation or to give as gifts.

Chabanel II Collection by Foraine by Atelier Barda

Brutalist Imperfections: Chabanel II Collection by Foraine by Atelier Barda

This brutalist-inspired design explores material imperfection and minimal lines.

Courtesy of Friedman Benda and Daniel Arsham. Ph. by Daniel Kukla

Distorted Futures: Daniel Arsham for Friedman Benda

In this FestiveNESS pick, Daniel Arsham builds a kunstkammer and reimagines classic archetypes.

Courtesy Designers On Holiday

Collective Making: Designers On Holiday

A design-filled creative retreat to collaborate and build structures for camping and relaxing.

Project Ö by Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki Ph. Archmospheres

Compact Island Living: Project Ö by Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki

A graphic designer and a spatial designer built a cabin, a sauna, and a workshop on a private Swedish island.

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Homage by Objects of Common Interest Ph. Stefanos Tsakiris

FestiveNESS. A Design Advent Calendar

A daily celebration of an eclectic mix of design objects and ideas.

Homage by Objects of Common Interest Ph. Stefanos Tsakiris

The Plastic Monobloc Chair Sets its Own Stage: Homage by Objects of Common Interest

First up in our advent calendar is a performative look at a cultural and flexible plastic chair by Objects of Common Interest.