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#3Novices: Lotte Douwes celebrates the plug socket with porcelain charging device

Dutch designer Lotte Douwes has created a charging solution for Danish brand Menu, which swaps discreet wall sockets for power stations that hang from the ceiling. 

With her Lamp&Socket device, Douwes aimed to create a flexible product for charging laptops or smartphones in a home, social or office environment where it can sometimes be difficult to find a power socket.

She also wanted the solution to have a strong presence, unlike a traditional wall socket that is often designed to be discreet and hidden.

“The wall socket is often a hidden element of the home as it is widely deemed as unattractive,” she said.

“Lamp&Socket turns this notion on its head, transforming something seemingly displeasing to look at into something beautiful,” she continued.

Using porcelain, Douwes created a system that combines a matching lamp and socket designed to hang above tables or working spaces.

Both pieces are typical of Menu‘s minimal aesthetic and feature narrow, tubular bodies in a light grey colour with matching wires.

“Lamp&Socket encourages a more flexible way of life for a variety of settings such as private and public spaces, allowing its users – without major interventions – greater freedom of how a room will be used, enhancing the experience for all,” said Douwes.

As smart devices become more and more ubiquitous in our lives, designers are increasingly coming up with alternative charging solutions.

Other projects include a wireless charging island by South Korean startup Mobileisland and a range of homeware that incorporates wireless charging by Seoul studio Pesi.

IKEA has also launched a range of furniture and homeware that features integrated induction charging.

Lamp&Socket was presented at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair earlier this month, as part of the city’s annual design week. Other launches at the fair included a chair made from bio-resin and a collection of 1970s-inspired furniture by Fogia.

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3Novices : Official: Thalapathy Vijay’s Mersal collected Rs. 21 crores in Kerala

The makers of Thalapathy Vijay’s Mersal have said in an official statement that the film has collected a gross of Rs 21 crores in Kerala, the star’s strong region in India next to Tamil Nadu. The team also released a list of the records and benchmarks set by the film, which emerged as a blockbuster last year.

Vijay has become the only hero with more than 25 videos of his songs on YouTube garnering 100K likes each. Nearly 16 videos from Mersal, including the songs and promos, have touched 100K likes each.

The song videos of Mersal and Adirindhi have touched a whopping 1 million likes. Aalaporaan Tamizhan, which became a sensational hit, reached the 10 million views in the fastest time of 20 days. The song was also the fastest to reach 150K likes.

Mersal was also the most listened Tamil album on the music platform Saavn in 2017.

The film also has the most number of footfalls in France with 32471, beating the likes of other Tamil movies.

 

 

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#3Novices: Studio Edwards uses shipping containers to create getaway on Australia’s Great Ocean Road

A trio of shipping containers has been converted into a weekend retreat set on stilts on a hillside overlooking Australia’s Otway Coast by Melbourne practice Studio Edwards. 

The residence named House 28 is located on the edge of Wye River, a town that has grown up along a waterway that feeds into the sea on the Victorian coast.

While its population is small, during the summer Wye River becomes a popular holiday destination thanks to the popular Great Ocean Road route that passes by.

Coming across an empty spot of land, Studio Edwards drew up plans to create a sustainable holiday home that would make minimal impact on the existing trees and vegetation.

The practice ultimately decided to build the property from three 6-metre-long shipping containers sourced from a nearby port.

Clad with sheets of galvanised steel, two of the containers merge to form a living area while the third contains two bedrooms, a toilet and shower.

“They were chosen as an efficient way to build on this steeply sloping site, and were sourced from the nearby Port Melbourne where many shipping containers arrive from overseas,” explained Edwards.

The structure is anchored to the hillside by steel stilts that are embedded in concrete piles.

As the home is not connected to a main water or sewage system, its roof has been designed to collect and filter rainwater that can be used for drinking or the bathroom facilities.

The roof has also been covered with native plants to provide extra insulation in the winter months.

“It also minimises [the house’s] visual impact to its surrounds and from the road above,” said Edwards.

Planting wires have been installed on the northern elevation to encourage greenery to grow over the facade, with the intention of further camouflaging the house over time.

The southern elevation features large windows and glazed doors that provide uninterrupted views of the landscape and ocean. A decked area also offers holidaymakers a place to relax outdoors.

Inside, marine-grade plywood lines the walls and has also been used to make the bed frames, and an angular kitchen island.

Completed with a wood burner in the lounge and furnishings in muted tones, the decor has otherwise been kept simple.

Founded in 2016, Studio Edwards is one of the multitude of architecture practices tapping into the trend of adapting shipping containers for habitation.

Recently, Edward van Vliet converted three containers stacked on a crane into a luxury rental apartment in Copenhagen, while Fenwick Iribarren Architects are currently using the boxy containers to construct a football stadium in Doha.

LDezeen’s most popular story of 2017 was architect James Whitaker’s radical proposal for a Joshua Tree residence composed of shipping containers in a starburst arrangement.

Photography is by Tony Gorsevski.


Project credits:

Building contractor: Dimpat
Interior carpentry and joinery: Z Constructions
Structural engineering: Argal

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3Novices : GV Prakash in talks to collaborate with Aramm director Gopi Nainar

Reports are rife that actor-composer GV Prakash is in talks to play the lead role in Aramm director Gopi Nainar’s next untitled project. Sources say the movie is still in the nascent stage and Gopi Nainar is also in discussion with actor Siddharth for a film.

The project will go on floors from mid-2018 with GV Prakash if everything goes well. Basking in the glory of excellent reviews for his latest release Naachiyaar, GVP is currently busy with an array of projects such as 4G, Sarvam Thaala Mayam, Semma, and Ayngaran. 

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3Novices : Sivakarthikeyan turns producer for Arunraja Kamaraj’s directorial debut

Sivakarthikeyan has floated a new production house titled Sivakarthikeyan Productions. Singer-actor-lyricist Arunraja Kamaraj’s directorial debut, a film on women’s cricket, will be the first project of Sivakarthikeyan.

Aishwarya Rajesh and Sathyaraj have been signed to play important roles in the film, which went on floors yesterday with a formal pooja. Dinesh Krishnan of Thaanaa Serndha Koottam fame is handling the cinematography for the project. Dhibu Ninan Thomas of Maragadha Naanayam fame will compose music.

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3Novices : Varalaxmi Sarathkumar completes shooting for Mr Chandramouli

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar has completed shooting her portions for Mr Chandramouli directed by Thiru of Naan Sigappu Manithan and Theeradha Vilayaattu Pillai fame. A few days back, Regina Cassandra also completed her portions.

Now, the team has some important sequences involving Gautham Karthik and his father veteran actor Karthik left to be shot. Produced by Dhananjayan’s Creative Entertainers and Distributors, Mr Chandramouli has music composed Vikram Vedha composer Sam CS.

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