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12/19/2011

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Trends at the Heimtextil trade fair: Color and sustainability

This year's Heimtextil will focus on trends in the areas of color and sustainability. The world's largest specialist trade fair for home and contract textiles will open its doors to manufacturers, dealers and designers from January 11 to 14, 2012. Located on the Messe Frankfurt exhibition grounds, not only will it present a wide range of textile products but a program of lectures and a platform for young designers too.

› http://heimtextil.messefrankfurt.com

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Theme at Maison & Objet: Crazy

With furniture, decorative objects and home textiles, the trade fair Maison & Objet attracts crowds of visitors to Paris, with the theme "Crazy", for instance. As such, it positions itself as an interface between textiles and interior design. At the heart of the exhibition, in the district of Villepinte, experts and interested individuals can network, visit special shows and discover the latest trends between January 20 and 24, 2012.

› www.maison-objet.com

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High performance with productive laziness

How can you be more productive by doing nothing? In the panel discussion "The Trouble with Productivity" on January 11, 2012 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, curators, critics and philosophers will consider how we can face the high demands of the creative sector in a relaxed manner. They will even discuss the potential that lies in exhaustion, failure or laziness.

› www.ica.org.uk

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Lecture by Ludloff + Ludloff

From a country house and a sports hall to hotels, research facilities and educational buildings, the range of projects realized by architect duo Ludloff + Ludloff is certainly impressive. On January 12, 2012, as part of the lecture series "Futur II" at the Berlin University of the Arts, Jens Ludloff and Laura Fogarasi-Ludloff will report on the work and philosophy of their German-Austrian studio.

› www.arch.udk-berlin.de

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Pop-up shop at the NRW-Forum

It'll only be there for 31 days, from January 27 to February 26, 2012 to be exact: a pop-up shop at the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf. It is the Toykio concept store, which has already made a name for itself in the city's Japanese district. The NRW-Forum focuses on Munnyworld's DIY toys, photography and street art.

› www.nrw-forum.de