How to spot a real Ikea Frakta bag from the fakes.

Innovative and fun designs are what we love at Hekkta. So when we happened across the new Ikea step-by-step guide to identify their iconic blue Frakta bags from the fakes and other imitations (such as Balenciaga’s designer one), we loved it so much we had to share it! Following the news that Balenciaga has released its [...]

How to spot a real Ikea Frakta bag from the fakes. 2017-12-28T11:10:23+00:00

Plans to transform unused railways in Milan

Milan is an amazing place, Hekkta loves it there, however there is a large amount of unused railways across it. These areas are completely unused and have no purpose so when multiple proposals were put forward to transform these railways into something more, we felt that it was our duty to share them with you. [...]

Plans to transform unused railways in Milan 2017-12-28T11:10:23+00:00

Rooftop dinner party installation by Villar Rojas

Dinner parties. We love going to them but we dread hosting them, the stress of cooking and then the washing up the next day, its not for us. However, we have found one dinner party that we would be happy to host for. Argentinian artist Adrián Villar Rojas has created a plaster-cast dinner party on [...]

Rooftop dinner party installation by Villar Rojas 2017-12-28T11:10:23+00:00

DBA Design Awards and our favourite winners.

Hekkta loves innovative and smart designs. We are always on the lookout for the best so this years DBA Design Awards were proved an excellent hunting ground for examples. This article is all about the winning designs that we loved and want to share with everyone. Held annually, the DBA Design Awards recognises British branding, packaging and [...]

DBA Design Awards and our favourite winners. 2017-12-28T11:10:24+00:00

Images of brutalist architecture by Colmenero

Hekkta loves travelling. The different cultures, the architecture, the people, it’s an amazing experience. However, its sometimes difficult to travel across the world. That’s why, when Spanish designer Marta Colmenero created a set of illustrations that capture the concrete forms of brutalist architecture across the globe. The series, we feel, elicits many of the same emotions that [...]

Images of brutalist architecture by Colmenero 2017-12-28T11:10:24+00:00

The American Way of Life Explored Through Photography

HEKKTA loves all things American; we love the patriotic idealism, the scenic country, the powerfully obnoxious muscle cars. These factors haven’t changed over the years and are highlighted in photographer Emmanuel Geroges’s book, America Rewind which documents the exploration of the 'American Dream', or lack of it left in the USA. Using an analogue, large-format [...]

The American Way of Life Explored Through Photography 2017-12-28T11:10:24+00:00

3D Printed Cakes – Dinara Kasko

3D printing. This new technology is normally associated with engineering or the likes, however HEKKTA has found a new, innovative, and what we think is pure genius, use of 3D printing technology. Ukrainian patisserie chef Dinara Kasko draws on her background in architecture in her cooking and her geometric desserts are amazing. We would spend [...]

3D Printed Cakes – Dinara Kasko 2017-12-28T11:10:24+00:00

Palm Springs – Midnight Modern by Tom Blachford

In this brilliant project Midnight Modern, Tom Blachford brings us Palm Springs just like it would've been 60 years ago with some amazing photography shot in the light of the moon. Tom Blachford was able to gain a very rare insight into the classic modernist architecture of Palm Springs and presents a different, more tranquil [...]

Palm Springs – Midnight Modern by Tom Blachford 2017-12-28T11:10:24+00:00

Back In The USSR by Peter Ortner

For the last seven years, photographer Peter Ortner has been travalling around the former Soviet Union states such as Armenia, Georgia and Uzbekistan. However what he shoots may surprise you. Ortner has found some incredible and slightly bizarre pieces of architecture in the form of bus stops and they certainly do not adhere to the [...]

Back In The USSR by Peter Ortner 2017-12-28T11:10:24+00:00

Gender Wars by Tom Le French

We have stumbled upon a brilliant project on Gender Wars by award-winning French art and creative director Tom Le French named Hold Up! He wanted to address the concept of beauty and danger and this visually appealing project suggests some very interesting ideas. Tom sums up his evocative project with the line "If beauty is [...]

Gender Wars by Tom Le French 2017-12-28T11:10:25+00:00