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    Laurence King Publishing
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    Laurence King Publishing

    Laurence King Publishing

    Established in London in 1991, Laurence King Publishing is now recognised as one of the world's leading publishers of books on the creative and visual arts.

    Star Cushion by Place de Bleu.

    Star Cushion by Place de Bleu.

    Star Cushion by Place de Bleu.

    DIY Panton Chair by Peter Jakubik. Taking one of the most basic materials imaginable, the DIY Panton Chair is hewn from a solid tree trunk with a skilfully handled chainsaw. Peter incites the public to fabricate their own ‘original fake’ in homage to Verner Panton’s iconic design, explaining mischievously that ‘all you need is a picture of the chair, a tree, DIY tools and a passion for designer classics’.

    Marine Light by Nir Meiri.

    Morgan Rope Mat by Sophie Aschauer. The inspiration behind New York-based company SerpentSea came from a book of sailor’s knots, picked up on a sailing trip to Nantucket Island. Austrian designer Sophie Aschauer was struck by the beauty and complexity of these traditional patterns and felt compelled to incorporate them into woven mats.

    Marine Light by Nir Meiri. Nir Meiri’s Tel Aviv studio takes a highly individual approach to the design of everyday objects. Nir particularly enjoys employing unusual natural materials, such as desert sand, plant pots and seaweed, in new and innovative ways. The Marine Light uses raw seaweed to create a design that is reminiscent of the sea itself. When the lamp is lit, the shiny film created from the seaweed forms an algae-like underwater projection.

    Wine-Box Ottoman by Chloe Edwards. Chloe’s company Made Anew produces upcycled furniture and accessories, changing the original intention of objects to create contemporary designs for the home and the body. The Wine-Box Ottoman is intended to offer multifunctional storage, to help make the most of small city dwellings, or to provide a centrepiece for larger homes. It can be used as a footstool, storage box or even a makeshift table.

    Loofah Screen by Fernando Laposse. Fernando Laposse is a Mexican designer, based in London, who tries to push the boundaries of design, gastronomy and the visual arts. As well as working with standard resources such as wood, concrete and metal, he frequently experiments with natural fibres like loofah, and edible materials including sugar, squid ink and egg yolks.

    Unplugged by Asia Piaścik. Based in Warsaw, Poland, Asia Piaścik’s one-man design studio Dingflux is notable for its diverse output. The Unplugged lamp combines spare bicycle parts and furniture to create a unique lamp that does not require a plug, but rather a little input from the user.

    Reading Lamp by HILLSIDEOUT. HILLSIDEOUT is a joint project between Andrea Zambelli and Nat Wilms, based in Bologna, Italy. The duo aim to create furnishings that embrace art, design and the antique, characterized by their melding of vintage and modern materials using contemporary techniques. The Reading Lamp is a perfect example of their aesthetic, combining a modern lamp fitting and plastic with recycled wood.

    Wooden Wall Scupture by Martin Gerstenberger. The toy building blocks used for this project are given the opportunity to enjoy a new life in a more sedate capacity, out of the reach of tiny hands. However, designer Martin suggests would-be builders think back to playing with blocks like these as children themselves, in order to rediscover that carefree playfulness.

    Crate Stool by Segev Moisa. Segev has a passion for hands-on work, and believes that allowing ideas to evolve through physical investigation, rather than attempting to work things out on paper, produces the most meaningful designs. The Crate Stool upcycles a discarded plastic crate into a piece of furniture using a traditional weaving technique.

    Cross-Stitch Chair by Cintia Gonzalez. Cintia describes her work as creating something useful and beautiful out of things that were previously unloved. The Cross-Stitch Chair is a perfect illustration of this distinction, using minimal materials to give new life to a handwoven cane seat that was found abandoned by the roadside.

    Wine-Box Ottoman by Chloe Edwards.

    Wine-Box Ottoman by Chloe Edwards.

    Carpenter-Square Shelf by Fabien Cappello. Fabien Cappello is a London-based furniture and product designer who cites his main inspiration as the mundanity of daily life. The Carpenter Square Shelf depends on sourcing two identical, flat steel carpenter squares (an L-shaped metal measuring tool). You might be lucky enough to find two squares of identical size from a thrift shop or flea market. Otherwise these can be purchased from any hardware shop.

    Palitos Lamp by Sergio Mendoza. Sergio Mendoza describes his work as ‘reality-driven and very oriented towards people’. Relying on common sense and an idealistic view of what life should be like, Sergio believes that good design has the power to make people smile. The idea for the Palitos Lamp came from the piles of smashed fruit boxes left in marketplaces at the end of every day.

    Palitos Lamp by Sergio Mendoza.

    Rag Rug by Angela Weissenfels. Angela Weissenfels felt compelled to start upcycling in response to the sheer amount of waste people produce, as well as the abundance of useful but unwanted materials in her own home. This project uses unwanted textiles such as duvet covers, pillowcases, curtains, sheets and clothing to create a rustic-looking rug.

    Star Cushion by Place de Bleu. Place de Bleu was founded in Copenhagen in 2010 with the purpose of creating jobs and a better future for marginalized immigrant women in Denmark. The Star Cushion is Place de Bleu’s signature design, and aims to infuse a classic Moroccan cushion with a playful, modern Scandinavian feel.

    Copper-Pipe Clothing Rail by Madelynn Furlong. Focusing on minimalist designs and drawing inspiration from the natural world, Madelynn Furlong aims to simplify, while bringing elements from the outside, inside.

    Tetrabox Lamp by Ed Chew. Ed Chew is the founder of an architectural firm based in Malaysia. Although most of his time is spent on his professional career, he indulges himself in DIY projects whenever possible. The TetraBox Lamp, which won first prize in Inhabit’s Bright Ideas lighting design competition, is an intricate, futuristic design made from little more than empty juice cartons cut into strips.

    Tetrabox Lamp by Ed Chew.

    Pallet Window Shelf by Christopher Berry, Factorytwentyone. The Pallet Window Shelf project was created especially for 'Upcycle' and neatly encapsulates Christopher’s preference for simple and original designs, crafted from recycled wood with a mix of traditional manufacturing techniques and modern processes.

    Bottle Vase by Stella Melgrati. Founded on a love of natural yarns and fabrics — wool, cotton, hemp and linen — Stella Melgrati’s company, the Yarn Kitchen, celebrates these simple materials in all their forms. This project uses a milk bottle covered with chunky cotton rope in two contrasting colours to create a crocheted vase. Inspired by crocheted bottle covers popular in the 1960s, the design combines simple materials to celebrate an everyday object.

    Bottle Vase by Stella Melgrati.

    Morgan Rope Mat by Sophie Aschauer. The inspiration behind New York-based company SerpentSea came from a book of sailor’s knots, picked up on a sailing trip to Nantucket Island. Austrian designer Sophie Aschauer was struck by the beauty and complexity of these traditional patterns and felt compelled to incorporate them into woven mats.

    Morgan Rope Mat by Sophie Aschauer. The inspiration behind New York-based company SerpentSea came from a book of sailor’s knots, picked up on a sailing trip to Nantucket Island. Austrian designer Sophie Aschauer was struck by the beauty and complexity of these traditional patterns and felt compelled to incorporate them into woven mats.

    Daniella Lo Presti, Glibert, the French Bull Dog, 2014

    Constance Bachmann, Sophie, Boston Terrier, 2010

    Clair Hartmann, New Dog Door, 2013

    Marion de Man, Mees with Muddy Feet, 2012

    Anthony Valentino Robinson, Yorkie, 2009

    Ana Elisa Egreja, Guel (Hunting Dogs), 2009

    Aaron Allen Westerberg, Lucy, 2012

    Iet Langeveld, Jack Russell, 2011

    Congratulations to Sharon Marriott for this wonderful photographs of her dog Dixie with her bubbles! You have won our competition with 'Your Dog' magazine and will be receiving your bundle of treats very soon!

    Congratulations to Sophie Bosworth on this super cute photograph of her dog, Barley! You have won our competition with 'Your Dog' magazine and will be receiving your bundle of treats very soon!

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