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Make Space:  Rachel Whiteread

Make Space: Rachel Whiteread

Turning nothing into something has become a career spanning over 25 years for contemporary artist, Rachel Whiteread. The first-ever woman to receive the Turner Prize, she sees objects as voids to fill in order to create new objects.  One of her most famed pieces was a condemned East End terraced house, which she filled with poured concrete and then demolished the exterior to leave a flawless impression of its interior. The project was more involved than one would imagine: weeks spent filling any superficial holes that would otherwise ruin the smooth aesthetic the artist desired once the shell was removed....

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Make Space:  The Book Without Ink

Make Space: The Book Without Ink

The world of publishing is synonymous with paper and ink. If there's one brand to shatter this mould, it's Chanel. A woman known for breaking rules and reinventing ideals, this tome reinterprets Coco Chanel's iconic No. 5.  Known for her advances in book design, the  book was conceived by Dutch graphic designer, Irma Boom. Using aluminium plates and ink-less letterpress to achieve the effect, each page is perforated or debossed to create both a tactile and visual representation of Chanel's perfume and its brand icons.   Five centimetres thick, but weightless in appearance, this book makes space from nothingness. The voids...

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California Dreaming: Making Space from Silicon Valley

California Dreaming: Making Space from Silicon Valley

The “California: Designing Freedom” exhibition is at London's Design Museum until 17th October . A thought provoking collection of key design and culture moments from the utopian dreams of hippiedom to the all-consuming digital age of today which were designed to harness a new spirit of freedom by making space for people to become better connected. Here is a selection of our faves... Sister Corita Kent and Emory Douglas of the Black Panthers created a series of politically charged posters encouraging people to rise-up and make space within their local communities by promoting free speech and civil rights for African Americans.  Top:...

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Tea & Mindfulness

Make Space: Tea as a medium to restore balance with the owner of ZIGZAG, East London

‘Make Space’ is the term Lucy Dolan uses to describe the concept behind her tea company ZIGZAG.  The Yin to your Yang, the zig to your zag, it’s all about balance and connection.   Tea has been a great expression of spiritual depth, health, healing, culture and community for thousands of years.  First discovered by the aboriginal shamans in the southern province of Yunnan, China, the tea plant Camellia Sinensis has since become a global commodity with its natural ability to harness connection, often overlooked. In Yunnan, the birthplace of tea, the tribes believe that tea drinking aligns us with...

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