Christina and Takaaki left Brooklyn for a more minimal lifestyle. They found and renovated an older home in Putnam Valley, NY. What they did with the home is pretty amazing. I am captivated by the truss work, it feels as thought the trusses are holding together the roof line. Takaaki fashioned some of the features to echo the ancient dwellings of rural Japan, 17th century, and his home as a child. The juxtaposition of the exterior and the interiors are beautiful and at the same time, linked by color.
This massive sputnik chandelier by .PSLAB makes its new home in the THE JANE Restaurant in Antwerp, Belgium. I don’t know how many times I have written about the work of .PSLAB, maybe because their work is outstanding. With this project they were able to collaborate with Piet Boon architects. Not only did they design,fabricate and install this massive piece of art but they also designed the lighting for the rest of the areas of the restaurant. They made a really nice video documenting the processes, make sure to click READ MORE to watch the video.
This modern beach house by Australia based Decus would be an amazing place to get away and take a vacation or maybe just live in it. The stairs in the second picture are amazing as the seem to extend right out of the wall. I love the bathroom, I think of it as more of a room, it is so big, I need that. I couldn’t help but notice the built in lounge chairs by the pool, pretty nice. Lets not forget about my favorite color combinations, black, white and wood all over.
Young & Norgate has a beautiful line of hand crafted Bespoke modern furniture. I really enjoy the sharp geometric lines found in these pieces. The Animate bedside table and writing desk are the stars of the show for me. I am pretty smitten with the drawer front’s beveled edge that allows it to set in and flush. The cool factor comes from the exposed drawer rail, it is both form and function. The bright colors mixed with the walnut are a nice juxtaposition.
In a fast moving world we make slow furniture. Every piece we make has had the luxurious ingredient of time mixed in to its being. Add passion, a good amount of graft and an unhealthy dose of perfectionism and you will get the base ingredients of our furniture. We love the honesty of wood. Its imperfections, its incessant movement years after the tree has been cut down. We want to celebrate this beautiful material in our furniture. By paring it with clean lined designs or contrasting it with colour, we allow it to continue telling its story.
This architects home is full of color and life as it also serves as a rotating gallery for the stores that they own. I would definitely think of these spaces as feeling maximalism and not minimalism. As much as I love minimalism my spaces would be much like these. I am drawn to the geometric dimensional art that is found throughout the interiors of this apartment, I see one in green, white and orange. Are you a minimalist, a maximalist or do you try and strike a balance between the two?
On May 8th, Wright Auctions presents Scandinavian Design. So I know this is sort of a cop out post but I have always loved to play the “if I could just have one” game. Wright always has some stunning pieces and this batch is no exception. As I looked through the auction, thinking “I would have?” I was drawn to the PETER HVIDT tables model 523. I have always been drawn to the spiral pieces and how you can configure them in different designs.
OK, here goes…If you could have just one, which one would it be?
IB KOFOD-LARSEN, Faarup Møbelfabrik, Denmark, c. 1960 rosewood