Monolithic Concrete Table Tennis Tables built for MUMA

Table Tennis. It's always a fun past time and an excellent way to spend a few hours on holiday. However, one thing we dislike is how all the tables look exactly the same, so when we heard that architect Murray Barker and artist Laith McGregor have designed two outdoor table tennis tables from monolithic concrete [...]

Monolithic Concrete Table Tennis Tables built for MUMA 2017-12-28T11:10:23+00:00

Painting with a drone – Is this the future of design?

Drones. they are the talk of the technological world. and now they have moved into the world of art and design. Italian architect Carlo Ratti's Paint By Drone system uses remotely controlled flying robots to cover buildings in giant paintings. Designed to turn scaffolding into giant canvases, the system uses a formation of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to [...]

Painting with a drone – Is this the future of design? 2017-12-28T11:10:23+00:00

The Ombre Chair by Germans Ermica

Germans Ermica was born in Riga, Latvia in 1985 and at only 29 started his own design studio in Amsrerdam after studying Graphic Design. He’s been quoted saying “I often employ my graphic design background to add a new and fresh approach to design and enjoy experimenting with different materials and perceptions of space.” His [...]

The Ombre Chair by Germans Ermica 2017-12-28T11:10:23+00:00

Discover the Stealth Key – The Most Secure Key Ever Made

With the introduction of the new pound coin that is supposedly nigh-impossible to forge, we at Hekkta thought we should share a new innovative design that we have found for what is probably, the most secure key ever made. Swiss company UrbanAlps has devised a method for 3D-printing keys to make them almost unforgeable, because their teeth are [...]

Discover the Stealth Key – The Most Secure Key Ever Made 2017-12-28T11:10:23+00:00

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