Paul Cocksedge's Time Loop represents ongoing transformation of Hong Kong neighbourhood

British designer Paul Cocksedge has inserted a timber structure of infinite loops into a public square in Kwun Tong, Hong Kong.

Cocksedge partnered with property developer Sino Group on the installation in Yue Man Square, which aims to transform the space into a vibrant place for reflection and socialising.

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Time Loop is located in the ever-changing Kwun Tong square

Called Time Loop, the installation celebrates the ever-transforming nature of Kwun Tong, a large industrial district in Hong Kong that has seen steady development in recent years.

“This piece reflects on Kwun Tong specifically, and its architectural transformation,” Cocksedge told Dezeen.

“I wanted to reflect on this flow, and how the character of this local area has changed and evolved over time. My original drawings of this piece were always meant to represent movement, with a shape that had no beginning or end.”

people sitting on time loop
During the manufacturing process, the designers paid close
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Asda is selling a stunning cocktail chair in its new A/W range for just £75

Like to be in the know when it comes to new interior pieces? Us too, which is why you’ll want to get a first look at George Home at Asda’s brand new autumn/winter range. The prices are low – and we’re talking seriously low – the style factor is high, and the best bit is that they have already started to arrive in stores and online.

Following the launch of George Homes first range of furniture earlier this year the new range doesn’t disappoint. Especially when we spotted that you can now pick up a beautiful pink cocktail to complement the best sofas for under £100 with your weekly shop. Asda is quickly becoming one of our secret homeware shopping hotspots.

We’ve picked out our favourite five buys that have we can’t wait to snap up now.

George Home at Asda Autumn/Winter range

Pretty pastels with a Scandi vibe, rattans … Read more

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Ten design and communication projects by students at Plymouth College of Art

A ballet that responds to the Black Lives Matter movement and the lack of diversity in the ballet industry and a half-human half-robotic pop star is included in our latest school show by students at the Plymouth College of Art.

Also included is a textile project informed by nature and a social media project that asks: why have we let a tiny box that we keep in our pocket consume our life?

Plymouth College of Art

School: Design and Communication
Course: Commercial Photography, Costume Production, Fashion Communication, Fashion Design, Graphic Communication, Illustration, Interior Design and Styling, Textile Design
Tutors: Tim Gundry, Marie Dunaway, Heather Martin, Milly Brown, Kirsty Smith, Sam Rowe, Benjamin Wright, Cathryn Bishop, Cathy Freeman and  Emma Gribble

School statement:

“Radical and revolutionary contemporary design has the power to both redefine our everyday lives and solve urgent global issues.

“Staff and students from the School of Design and … Read more

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This former countryside post office will have you plotting an escape to the country

Ever wondered what it would be like to up sticks and move to the countryside? Then take a look at The Old Post Office, a three-bedroom, Grade II listed house set in Exeter in Devon.

Believed to date from the mid-to-late 18th century, The Old Post Office is a picture-perfect family home that’s had a few additions to it over the years and been extensively refurbished. Whoever snaps this one up will be living in an idyllic location.

The Old Post Office exterior

Image credit: Strutt & Parker

There’s kerb appeal and then there’s kerb appeal. A thatched roof, sweet wooden gate and planted borders all create a beautiful first impression, and the thatched porch really caught our eye. I mean talk about stunning front door ideas.

Because of the rendered white wall running along the front, you’ll have privacy in the front garden as well as the back, so … Read more

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"Carbon washing is the new greenwashing"

The global push to reduce atmospheric carbon is being compromised by confusing terminology and misleading claims, argues Dezeen founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.

Carbon washing is the new greenwashing. Growing alarm about climate change has triggered a rise in the number of companies making questionable claims that they are addressing the issue.

Phrases such as “climate neutral”, “carbon negative”, “net-zero” and “offsetting” are casually bandied around, replacing terms such as “biodegradable”, “compostable”, “circular” and “ocean plastic”, which were the hot bullshit buzzwords a couple of years ago.

Today, many companies appear to have switched bandwagons, swapping their plastic angst for climate concern. The new carbon jargon is designed to give the impression that new buildings and products make no contribution to atmospheric carbon, or even help reduce it.

Companies are simply taking advantage of vague and often meaningless terminology

The claims rarely stand up to scrutiny. Most often, companies are … Read more

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