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Throughout June and July well be touring Europe in context for our 2017 #campustour.

By way of an accompaniment, we thought it would be an opportune moment for a game of bingo.

For who doesn’t love bingo?

Welcome to smow Blog #campustour Bingo (photo by via https://commons.wikimedia.org)

Very much like Willie Nelson, we’re on the road again, and like a band of gypsies goin’ down the highway, we’ll be goin’ places that we’ve never been, seein’ things that we may never see again, and all the time insistin’ that the world keep turnin’ our way.

It’s smow blog #campustour 2017

smow blog #campustour 2017

It’s early May and once again the party ship we call the smow song contest is ready to set sail……

smow song contest 2017

There is one song missing from the smow blog playlist: missing for the simple, regrettable, and thoroughly avoidable, reason that it isn’t on spotify.

For din skyld by the Danish singer Birgit Brüel. Denmark’s entry for the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest. And featuring lyrics by Poul Henningsen.

Yes, that Poul Henningsen.

Poul Henningsen

It’s not quite radio smow. Not yet. But we hope it is another way to enjoy, and understand, the smow blog…….

6 D 030 Z by Charles Ray Eames for Evans for Zenith Radio, as seen at Radio Days. Tube Radios, Design Classics, Internet Radio, the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Cologne

Design European Championship 2016 Final - Starting line-up Portugal

After four weeks of competition at venues throughout France the 2016 Design EM prepares to bid adieu, au revoir and

Workaround by Sofie Aschan Eriksson, Lund University School of Industrial Design. As seen at DMY Berlin 2016

We’re not going to claim that DMY Berlin 2016 was a vintage year, for us the 14th edition of the

Ever since supermarkets started filling their shelves with Christmas foodstuffs in September, view-on-demand has allowed us to watch “It’s a

On Leipzig’s Augustusplatz one can currently enjoy the wonders of the Leipzig Märchenland, the Leipzig Fairytale World. Alternatively, some 500m

Domestic furnishings at smow Stuttgart

It only seems like five minutes since two tall, neatly coiffured, strangers strode, self-confidently, across the floor of the old

Structural Skin New material by Jorge Penades, as seen at DMY Berlin 2015

When making biscuits, after having cut out the required shapes you invariably have a lot of dough left over, dough

101.86 black Thomas Vailly & Laura Lynn Jansen, as seen at Dutch Invertuals - Body Language, Milan Design Week 2015

As a general rule, what you don’t say is more important than what you do say: your body language famously

Ripple by Hiroyuki Ikeuchi, as seen at Ventura Lambrate, Milan 2015

Given that all we have too many household accessories and our planet too few natural resources to justify continually producing

For us one of the few genuine joys of Milan Design Week is observing visitors to the furniture fair perching

Michael Geldmacher Eva Paster Neuland Industriedesign

It being early April Milan furniture fair once again stands before us and with it the promise of untold column

Name: smow introducing Born: Leipzig, 2010 Alma mater: University of life Featured designers: Christoffer Martens Erik Wester Christian Lessing Eva

Passagen Cologne 2015 Objects in Between Kai Linke T(ubo)

The nature of product design, and for all furniture design, being what it is, we all have a predisposition to

Passagen Cologne 2015 Zu Tisch bei smow Köln ASCO Tische

Following on from the success of smow Cologne‘s Passagen Design Week début in 2014 with the USM Haller exhibition Facetten,

Back at the end of 2014 we mused as to whether or not this might be an apposite moment to

… had things not continued apace in June. A month which saw us trawl trough Berlin with Niek Wagemans looking

May may have been slow in the past. May. For aside from DMY Berlin, Fritz Haller in Basel, Niek van

As all old thesauruans know “April” is merely a synonym for “Milan” And lo despite all promises to the contrary

According to our pictorial review of March 2013 it was “a month of travelling: Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Weimar, Dessau….. its amazing

Cold as February 2014 unquestionably was, we managed to warm ourselves with exhibitions looking at the 1920s medial representation of

Whereas in years past we would have just blithely stated that January, as ever, saw us in Cologne for IMM