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Interview: Designer Hugo Passos: Discussing the importance of functionality and purpose in furniture creation

Interview: Designer Hugo Passos

By Adam Coghlan

At 32, Hugo Passos is one of London’s most exciting young designers. With a refreshing purity of purpose, he exists slightly outside creative London’s esoteric clique.

“When I was growing up, Portugal was a traditional place……

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Featured illustrator: Hugo Horita

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Hugo Horita is a freelance illustrator from Argentina. He works for prestigious clients in various fields, like advertising or editorial.

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Android VP Hugo Barra reportedly leaving Google for Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi

Google’s VP in charge of Android product management is reportedly leaving the company for Chinese cellphone maker Xiaomi. All Things D reports that Hugo Barra recently tendered his resignation at the company he joined in 2008. All Things D’s report suggests that Barra had been in a relationship with a Google employee who is now seeing co-founder Sergey Brin, but that that the relationships are unrelated to Barra’s resignation.

Barra had become an increasingly public face at Google, featuring more prominently at its annual I/O developer conferences. Xiaomi has only been making Android phones for the Chinese market for the past two years and despite its brief history has already taken a leading position in the country’s mobile market….

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Google’s Hugo Barra: Android tablets have ‘been lagging,’ but change is coming

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The market for Android tablets is exploding. From the end of 2012 to the end of this June, Android tablet activations jumped from 10 million to 70 million. Nearly one in every two tablets sold nowadays runs Android, Google says. And of all the Android tablets sold over the last year, more than 10 percent were Google’s Nexus 7, elevating the small slate to blockbuster status for the Nexus line. But as big as the growth spurt is, Android tablets still lag behind Apple’s iPads — not only is there an undeniable lack of compelling tablet apps, Google executives say hardware needs to step up, too.

In what’s becoming an annual tradition, Google is insisting that the app situation on Android tablets is improving. And while Android currently…

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Hugo Guinness for Coach: Playful linoleum prints adorn a leather accessory line

Hugo Guinness for Coach

Known for his linoleum prints that have impressed the likes of John Derian, Wes Anderson and The New Yorker, artist Hugo Guinness recently collaborated with Coach for the second time on a line of leather goods that bear his signature designs. The Hugo Guinness for Coach collection features the…

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