World Interior of the Year shortlist unveiled


The shortlist for World Interior of the Year 2015 has been revealed, showcasing all sorts of innovative, inspiring, and unique interior designs.

The awards, organised by INSIDE World Festival of Interiors, celebrate fantastic design in nine categories, including Creative Re-use, Display, and Hotels.

Fifty projects have been shortlisted; our favourites include the colourful Medibank Workplace (pictured) and the striking New Rock World Ktv in China.

Take a look at the complete list of shortlisted project here and tell us for which ones you would vote.

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Time-lapse of a 4,500 km trek


An adventurer has recorded his extraordinary year-long trek in a time-lapse video. 

Christoph Rehage decided to really mark his 26th birthday by embarking on a walk from Beijing to the other side of China (his initial goal was to walk all the way home back to Germany).

Filming himself along the way, he produced a time-lapse of his 4,500km journey, called ‘The Longest Way’.

The video takes us through his astonishing physical transformation, as well as the amazing landscapes and people he encountered.

Watch this breathtaking video below and tell us if it makes you feel intrepid.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/4636202

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5 cities for a weekend getaway


If you are on the hunt for a creative weekend away, this post is for you.

Creative Bloq has put together a list of five different European cities that are easily accessible and worth a bit of expense.

Whether you are looking to improve your design skills, marvel at some historical architecture, or simply want to explore a different culture, there’s an exciting city for you on this list, which includes Helsinki and Marseille.

Take a look at the list here and tell us which city you would be ready to visit.

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21 fascinating house styles around the world


When you think of impressive architecture, it’s easy to think of striking skyscrapers or beautiful, historical buildings – but what about the humble house?

RubberBond’s creative team has created an interesting infographic showcasing some of the most fascinating house styles around the world, revealing how environments influence the way homes are designed and built.  

The infographic explores five different continents and points out their most outstanding house designs, such as the British Roundhouse, the A-frame (USA), and Japan’s Minka. 

Take a look at these fascinating styles here and tell us in which ones you would love to live.

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Summer architecture exhibitions


ArchDaily has put together a great list of the best architecture and design exhibitions in Europe.

The guide, which covers events during the Summer, takes in shows from as far afield as Finland and Italy, with several taking place in the UK, including the Brutalist Playground in London, Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy of Art, and the Turner Prize Exhibition in Glasgow.

The list also includes the Milan Expo and the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015.

ArchDaily gave an insight into its choices, writing: ‘Intimately linked to the space or place in which they are displayed, the best exhibitions also remind us that the practice of architecture is both a profession and a discipline; a valuable way of understanding the built, and unbuilt, world we live in’.

Take a look at the whole list here and tell us which ones you’ll be attending.

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‘Summer of Love and Hate’ jars by Marmite


Unilever has revealed new limited edition jars for its infamous Marmite product, just for this summer.

Playing on the polarised reactions that the spread produces (you either love it or hate it), Marmite has introduced two brand new designs for its iconic jars: ‘Summer of Love’ and ‘Summer of Hate’.

The designs, available from July to September, were inspired by Woodstock and the Summer of Love, reflected in the colourful Sixties-style labels and the retro typography.

This vintage throwback is being used to promote Marmite’s ‘lighter summery blend’, which it describes as a ‘slight twist on the traditional recipe’.

Take a closer look at the jar designs here and tell us which one you’ll be buying – although be warned, less than a hundred ‘Summer of Hate’ jars will be made available (one for each day of British Summer).

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The YouTube ads at Cannes Lions


Google has revealed the most popular YouTube ads that are up for the Cannes Lions 2015.

The Cannes Lions are an annual celebration of creativity, recognising and awarding innovative marketing, advertising, and more during the week-long festival.

The shortlisted ads (launched in the past year) include already iconic videos such as Always’ #LikeAGirl campaign, spoofy SuperBowl spots like ‘Clash of Clans: Revenge’ featuring Liam Neeson, and ‘Drogba vs Messi: #EpicFood’.

Take a closer look at the list here and tell us which ones are your favourites.

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