As a follow up to yesterdays post about the Ampersand House, I took a look at their current exhibition and was very impressed. Their current selection of mid century furniture and artist pieces is wonderful. I said it yesterday but I will say it today as well. I think its genius that you can view these pieces in a home setting. I would like to believe that it would help a potential buyer imagine it in their own home.
Yellow ceramic object by Wouter Dam, Orange Slice chair bu Pierre Paulin, green ceramic object by Wouter Dam small sideboard with blue painted door by Cees Braakman, lamp by Anvia
The Ampersand house is a house turned gallery that houses both art and furniture. I really appreciate that one could visit this home/gallery and see how pieces could actually function in their living spaces. I would like to believe that this is a wise experience, especially when investing a good amount of money into a pieces of art or furniture. I think it would be amazing to curate a gallery like this.
Ampersand House is a gallery of art and design located in a maison de maître in central Brussels. We curate the gallery as a constantly evolving living environment mixing vintage, contemporary and prototype work to inspire a dialogue with and between collectors and creatives.
With winter officially here in South Eastern Washington, these modern landscaping projects by Exteriorscapes are quite beautiful and warming to look at. What I like about these landscapes are that the majority are no geometric. The organic feeling of some of these have a nice movement and flow. I love the use of steel to shape divide and accentuate different sections of the gardens. I have plans in the spring to mess around with some steel, pretty simple stuff thought.
This simply modern townhouse listed at Bolaget is just that, simple. Simple can be so beautiful when pieces and spaces are considered and applied correctly. The one architectural element that caught my attention was the glass and wood staircase. The glass retaining walls let the wood stand out while keeping the volume of the space open. I would love to have a roof top garden like this one, with a view of the water, the possibilities are endless.
Next time I am in Belgium and needing to stay at a modern bed and breakfast I will be sure to look this place up. CAAN Architects is responsible for this nice little modern box. I love the simple cube with a few walls of glass. The parking underneath is particularly nice and in the neighborhood of carportesque. Simple in concept with beautiful results.
What do you call an amazingly diverse collection of art and furniture like this? Global modern comes to mind but maybe I just made that up. This is the home of Italian art collector Marco Sala and is a former tie factory. Obviously this man loves to travel due to his vast collection of art, sculpture and furniture. I love the metal geometric sculpture around the door way. I would love to wake up to such a large display of interesting objects every morning. Bergdorf has done an outstanding job at capturing these spaces. Make sure to click through and view the rest, these are only a few.