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Muji’s Christmas gift guide features stocking fillers and design classic

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Muji’s Christmas gift guide features stocking fillers and design classic

s Dezeen has teamed up with Japanese lifestyle brand Muji to put together a Christmas gift guide for the design-conscious, featuring an architectural toy set and a range of super-minimal desk tidies. City in a Bag Aspiring architects might enjoy this wooden toy set featuring a mix of building-shaped blocks. You can create your own mini version of Tokyo, or combine several sets to create a design for a new metropolis. Shop now from Muji › Christmas Tin Candles A great stocking filler, Muji's candles are packaged up in simple metal tins and offer a range of distinctive fragrances. There's...

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Yucatán, Oaxaca and Mexico City are some of the places that the founder of studio A-nrd visited in preparation of designing the interiors of Kol, a restaurant in central London.

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Yucatán, Oaxaca and Mexico City are some of the places that the founder of studio A-nrd visited in preparation of designing the interiors of Kol, a restaurant in central London.

Kol is situated in the capital's Marylebone neighbourhood. It's headed up by notable chef Santiago Lastra, who has designed the menu of the two-storey restaurant to reflect the rich culture and cuisine of his birthplace, Mexico. London-based studio A-nrd was tasked with bringing an equally authentic sense of Mexico to Kol's interiors. The studio's founder, Alessio Nardi, embarked on an extensive field trip to get a better understanding of the country. Above: the restaurant's yellow entryway. Top image: Luis Barragáns colourful architecture informed burnt-orange surfaces of Kol "There is only so much you can discover in books and the internet...

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Spanish artist SiiGii has designed a wearable, inflatable lilo from latex that enables users to lounge on a pool float in the summer without aggravating their allergy to the sun.

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Spanish artist SiiGii has designed a wearable, inflatable lilo from latex that enables users to lounge on a pool float in the summer without aggravating their allergy to the sun.

The blow-up bathing suit, titled Floating Above Limits, is part of SiiGii's wider collection S.A.D: Sun Allergy Diaries, which includes three designs that aim to find ways of overcoming the artist's rare condition that makes them allergic to the sun. Made of latex, the all-in-one bathing suit wraps around the head like a swimming cap to ensure maximum coverage, and features two inflatable areas behind the head and around the body in the shape of a pool float. When the suit is inflated, the wearer can float on water, bathing in the sun – something they would otherwise be unable...

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