The vanishing point of the Australia House by Andrew Burns Architects creates an extreme roof line that seems to be pointing to something in the sky. The black exterior is a monochromatic spectacle that I personally love. Maybe a little to much wood flavor going on with the interiors but beautiful none the less.
Australia House is a gallery, studio and atelier in the ’snow country’ of Niigata Prefecture, approximately three hours north of Tokyo. The building replaces a previous structure which collapsed in a powerful aftershock on March 12, 2011. The Australian Embassy Tokyo, Tokamachi City Government and the Echigo-Tsumari Triennale resolved quickly to construct a new building and it stands as a symbol of healing and transformation in this beautiful area of Japan.
NaMu by Peter Yong Ra is a beautifully crafted chair that looks to be the next generation of heirloom quality furniture. Will our children be furiously trying to find these chairs after several decades? I really like the leg supports, different and elegant.
NaMu was designed to embody family valuables and the sensibilities rewarded from them. On a daily basis everyday objects are inherited and passed down from one generation to another to become family heirlooms. The NaMu chair represents the enduring moments that are formed with these meaningful treasures. The word Namu, meaning ‘tree’ in Korean, celebrates the importance of family roots and the stories found within them.
I have always had the desire to reside in a loft, the concept of an open industrial space is very appealing to me. The Richardson / Dondoe Loft by Workshop for Construction is a fantastic modern loft with amazing walls of glass. Black and white combined with the concrete floors make for a perfect blank canvas. The interiors are not over done with attention to a few key pieces including art.
Henrybuilt’s new modern modular shelving system aptly named Opencase, not only matches the beauty and quality of there other products but allows for complete versatility. I could think of a million ways to utilize this system in my home.
The Opencase works in a wide range of applications and is designed to evolve with the user’s needs over time. Starting point configurations have been developed for entryways, libraries, offices, wine storage, pantries, wardrobes, utility closets, laundry, and children’s rooms. A single Opencase panel can easily be adapted to a wide range of uses. The Opencase is representative of how Henrybuilt’s combination of function, craft, durability, and beauty come together to create a superior living experience.
I will take a wild guess here and say that a good portion of you have seen some of Mikel Irastorza’s work. His interiors are a perfect balance of eclectic modern mixed with new and old. I also like that there are some “non modern” elements in the mix. The images I instantly recognized were pics 2 and 9, the place is amazing.
The ILI ILI lamps from Grupa feel like a lego set for grown ups, the configurations and color combinations seem endless. I wonder if you could pull of a ceiling to floor version of this, leaving gaps along the way for light to peek out. Art meets function? I would say so.
ILI_ILI allows user unique participation in design, giving him a freedom to combine six different elements and colours on his very own. Each element is suitable by form to every other element, which means there are XXX variations that user can combine in order to fit it into space, purpose or inspiration.