Dutch artist duo takes 'dicing' to the next level.

For a photography special of Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant, Lernert and Sander transformed unprocessed food into 98 perfect cubes of 2,5 x 2,5 x 2,5 cm and take 'dicing" to the extreme with a surprisingly cool effect.

The duo has been collaborating since 2007 and they are known for their stunning projects. To check more of their work, visit their website here

Meccano Home: From educational toy to real furniture!

In 1901 Frank Hornby, a clerk from Liverpool, England, invented and patented a new toy called "Mechanics Made Easy" that was based on the principles of mechanical engineering. It was a model construction kit consisting of perforated metal strips, plates and girders, with wheels, pulleys, gears, shaft collars and axles for mechanisms and motion, and nuts and bolts to connect the pieces. The only tools required to assemble models were a screwdriver and spanners (wrenches). It was more than just a toy: it was educational, teaching basic mechanical principles like levers and gearing. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meccano)

Now you can enjoy Meccano as a grown up and build your own super sized furniture. Meccano Home is sold both as individual parts and in prepackaged sets, so check Meccano Home out here and start constructing!

Meet d3, the launch of Dubai Design District.

Meet d3 was a pop-up event to introduce Dubai Design District to the public. Dubai Design District or d3 is said to become the new hub for all creative industries.  

On April 2nd, the &storm team went to check out this new hotspot. Meet d3 offered a selection of edgy fashion boutiques, funky art installations and street art performances, food trucks and cool restaurants for the foodies and a huge stage with live music and DJ's.

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STEP Conference Opening Night 2015

Monday the 30th March, the evening before the big conference day, Freshly Ground Sounds organised a mini music festival to kick off  STEP Conference 2015. STEP conference is the most disruptive event for technology, design, and gaming in the Middle East.

The &storm team happily attended this charming festival in Dubai International Marine Club. There were up-and-coming music bands, street style food trucks and cool activities. 

STEP knows how to create something new to the region over and over again. This time they came up with a European inspired, boho style, outdoor music event to kick off the conference of the next day. Amazing job!

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Funky Pantone Pumps

Pumptone is a concept that art director, graphic designer and illustrator Christian Goldemann wishes to produce in cooperation with Pantone Universe and famed shoe designer Christian Louboutin. It is not (yet) an officially licensed Pantone Product, nor is it available for sale. Too bad...because we think they are awesome!!

Cute Animation On A Paper Girl Discovering A World Of Colors

George Rigby, Jennifer Hardy and Stephen Tucker from  Bournemouth University spent eight months on the production of their graduate animation ‘A New Hue’. They created a story of a paper girl that discovers a fascinating world of colours with the help of a blob of ink, named ‘Blot’. 




Hand Painted Shoes with Pop Culture Designs

Check out the work of Laces Out Studios,  that turns a pair of simple canvas shoes into a little pieces of art. Hand painted with fabric paint and permanent markers, Laces Out Studios spices up your shoes with pop culture designs, like Calvin and Hobbes, Robin Hood, Pink Floys and many other. 

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271 Years Before Pantone, a Dutch Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book

271 years before PANTONE introduced the color matching system, Dutch artist ‘A. Boogert’ wrote an amazing book about mixing watercolors. 

The book, "Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau", was discovered by book historian Erik Kwakkel. It has been described by Colossal as “probably the most comprehensive guide to paint and color of its time,” closely resembling the modern day PANTONE color guide.

To view the complete book click here.  

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ECO DIY GADGET COLLECTION

&storm is currently working on a new project that has to be environmentally friendly. So while doing some research on eco design, we stumbled on this amazing work from Eduardo Alessi. 

His Eco DIY Collection uses recycled cardboard as structural material and all items are cut from a single sheet paper to save material for production. Some of them are electric products, designed to be energy efficient without using batteries.
Once the products have been mounted they look like 5 different endangered species of animals to raise awareness. We love them all!

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