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Gosha Rubchinskiy accused of ‘inappropriate behaviour’ by underage fan

10 December 2018 · Russia
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Russian fashion designer Gosha Rubchinskiy has been accused of inappropriate behaviour by an underage model during an online casting.

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Voyage into the uncharted waters of teenage life with photographer Ieva Raudsepa

7 December 2018 · Riga · Latvia
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  • Image: Ieva Raudsep

  • Image: Ieva Raudsep

  • Image: Ieva Raudsep

  • Image: Ieva Raudsep

  • Image: Ieva Raudsep

  • Image: Ieva Raudsep

  • Image: Ieva Raudsep

  • Image: Ieva Raudsep

To make the journey into adulthood means facing uncertain waters.

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Make your arty friends jealous with this sleek and sustainable minimalist Christmas tree

6 December 2018 · Slovenia
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  • Image: Hello Yellow House

  • Image: Hello Yellow House

  • Image: Hello Yellow House

  • Image: Hello Yellow House

  • Image: Hello Yellow House

  • Image: Hello Yellow House

Lights. Baubles. Miniature reindeer covered in glitter, and forced to wear Santa hats. Life can be hard for a minimalist design lover at Christmas time.

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This Polish board game of pioneering women is only present you’ll need this Christmas

4 December 2018 · Warsaw · Poland
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  • Image: Playeress

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Polish designer Zuzia Kozerska has unveiled a new board game celebrating some of history’s most groundbreaking women.

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Moscow train stations test ticket sales using facial recognition

3 December 2018 · Moscow · Russia
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Two Moscow railway stations are trialling face recognition tech to replace traditional tickets and travel cards.

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Debris on a Luminous Plain: the Birmingham exhibition you can’t afford to miss

30 November 2018 · Russia
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  • Image: Olga Grotova

  • Image: Olga Grotova

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  • Image: Olga Grotova

Blending painting, ceramics, and video, Russian artist Olga Grotova transforms her exhibitions into stages for provocative performance.

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Russian design icon Gosha Rubchinsky has just been accused of plagiarism

28 November 2018 · Russia
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Russian streetwear pioneer Gosha Rubchinskiy has been accused of breaking copyright laws after using the logo from a legendary series of Russian raves.

Denis Oding, co-founder of St Petersburg’s iconic Vostochniy Udar rave, claimed Rubchinskiy was selling clothing emblazoned with the rave’s logo and its name without permission.

 

He says in his Instagram post: “Moscow designer Gosha Rubchinskiy has released t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, etc. with the Vostochniy Udar logo. He's selling them in dozens of online stores. He assures us that this is an original design. But he hasn't discussed doing anything like this with myself, [or Vostochniy Udar co-founders] Mikhail Vorontsov and Maria Malos Poloushkoo. Instead, to give their actions the veil of legitimacy, a brochure with an interview given by me was handed out when this collection was shown for the first time. What do you think?”

He later added that Rubchinskiy’s team reached out to him at the start of 2017 to discuss Russia’s 1990s rave scene, but didn’t mention wanting to use the group’s design. Instead, Oding believed that the his answers would be used in a special book released to mark Rubchinskiy’s recent St Petersburg show.

“There was no talk about the release of clothes,” he told Russia’s Psyco Daily Telegram channel. “Then it turned out that these t-shirts had been printed.”

When he realised that the clothes were selling in dozeins of online shops, Oding reached out to the designer, only to be told by Rubchinskiy’s staff that the range was an “homage” and “not illegal from either a legal or a moral point of view.”

Rubchinskiy’s team have since told journalists that they are in touch with the Vostochniy Udar founders to “try and resolve the situation.”

Vostochniy Udar was Russia’s first annual rave when it burst onto to the scene in 1995, transforming the St Petersburg music scene until it closed a decade later. Russia’s ravers from the 1990s have long been cited as one of Rubchinskiy’s many influences.

Here’s why your next pair of glasses could be made from recycled coffee

28 November 2018 · Kiev · Ukraine
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Ukrainian brand Ochis have launched a new campaign to turn your daily caffeine hit into designer eyewear.  

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Join the Polish artist turning thousands of scraps of electronic junk into visions of the future

27 November 2018 · Poland
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  • Image: Garbage Collector, Oskar Krajewski

  • Image: Garbage Collector, Oskar Krajewski

  • Image: Amalagamea, Oskar Krajewski

  • Image: Amalagamea, Oskar Krajewski

  • Image: Amalagamea, Oskar Krajewski

  • Image: Recycled Furniture series (2013 - 2016), Oskar Krajewski

  • Image: Recycled Furniture series (2013 - 2016), Oskar Krajewski

  • Image: Recycled Furniture series (2013 - 2016), Oskar Krajewski

Polish creator Oskar Krajewski has scooped a top London art prize for his bold, maximalist sculptures, which transform thousands of abandoned items into futuristic cityscapes.

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A Slovakian startup is looking to China to launch a new generation of flying cars

26 November 2018 · Slovakia
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  • Image: AeroMobil

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Slovakian tech firm AeroMobil has its sights set on being one of the market leaders of China's fledgling flying car industry.

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