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What’s new in the world of design: November 2017

With a theme this month of the finer things in life, we’ve looked at the most extravagant, decadent and cultural new developments from the design industry the world over. We have some treats in store for you! From headpieces that err on being outrageous to a designer chocolate shop that is chock full of 1,500 chocolate bars, sit back and enjoy our round up of life’s more extraordinary pleasures.

Yves Saint Laurent museum, Marrakech

Morocco has been on our must-visit list for a while now, but a new museum opening has shot it right to the top. The genius of Yves Saint Lauren has been celebrated in a dedicated museum, opened just a couple of weeks ago.

Yves Saint Laurent allegedly loved Marrakech so much when he first visited in 1966, that he immediately bought a house there and visited as often as he could, drawing much inspiration from the eclectic city. The new museum houses a showcase of Yves Saint Laurent’s work, a research library, temporary exhibition space, bookstore and terrace cafe.

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Images from here.

Kelly Wearstler-designed chocolate factory

Interiors and chocolate are two of our favourite things, so we can’t help but love the result of Kelly Wearstler’s first retail space: Compartés. The geometric patterns, antique brass features and endless marble certainly set the scene,  but the star attraction has to be the beautifully packaged chocolate bars on display – all 1,500 of them!

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Paper artist Asya Kozina‘s ornate headdresses

Russian-based Asya and Dmitriy Kosin’s Art Group takes inspiration from the baroque and rococo periods to create headdresses you need to see to believe. The towering pieces features violins, cherry blossoms and skyscraper sculptures – and who knows, maybe one day they’ll make an appearance at a Melbourne Cup Fashions on the Field!

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Images from here.

International flower festival, ‘Flora’, Spain

The best floral artists from around the world put their talents on display during the last week in October in the city of Córdoba, Spain. Their brief? To create unique interventions in the city’s famous courtyards. The locals must have been impressed, with first place going to ‘Duende’ – an installation inspired by a Spanish flamenco dancer, created by Americans Natasha Lisitsa and Daniel Schultz.

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Images from here.