Archive for February, 2012

February 21, 2012

My modern tidy home – note #2

Following on the previous post for “My modern tidy home” here is how the Japanese architecture studio takao shiotsuka atelier handled the tricky job of providing enough storage space whilst maintaining cluster-free rooms.

They used the staircase area for incorporating storage – this looks clean and appealing.

See other photos of their lovely Cloudy house at designboom.

all images courtesy takao shiotsuka atelier
image © toshiyuki yano

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February 18, 2012

More inspiring news from Stockholm furniture fair

See more interesting designs from this year`s Stockholm furniture fair – clockwise from top left:

Time square shelf by David Design furniture
Gravity suit armchair by Sandra Cohen Callman – The Beckmans Design Academy
ULL – a collection of mobile cabinets inspired by Icelandic traditional pieces, by Beril CICEK from Turkey
T-shirt chair by Maria Westerberg for Green Furniture Sweden

February 17, 2012

Beautiful Belgian chocolate

You must have heard of the Belgian chocolates – now you see that all good things must come in good packages. This is especially the case with the Belgian artisan chocolatier Dumon, who commissioned Dutch Bob Bulcaen of the Witblad studio to make the interior of their Kortrijk shop. The project evolves around black&white tiled floor (so typical) and the multi-faceted chocolate counter. The multifaceted pendant lights (Rock by Foscarini for Diesel) accentuate the theme of diamond-cut chocolates (as can be seen below).

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February 16, 2012

Inspiring news from Stockholm furniture fair 2012

Here are some interesting design product from the recently finished Stockholm furniture fair – clockwise from top left:

The log lamp by Nicolette Brunklaus, Amsterdam
Tictactoe by Swedish a2designers
Modern textiles by Stockholm`s design firm Bantie
Buzzihood – acoustic hood and other acoustic solutions by BuzziSpace, Antwerp
People chair by the Swedish Netsman designers duo called Design by leftovers

February 15, 2012

Vittra`s new kind of school

The organic  Sitting Islands  are designed specially for the children's work with laptops  Design RosanBosch  Photo Kim Wendt

The organic Sitting Islands are designed specially for the children's work with laptops Design RosanBosch Photo Kim Wendt

How do you create an interior for a special kind of school system which has a unique educational model, called Vittra international school? with the key-words being Networks, Skills and Language it is not easy to envisage the environment suitable to nurturing the personal qualities in each child – an environment without classrooms, divisions and walls.

Danish designer Rosan Bosch has made a marvelous contribution to Vittra`s educational approach. Without any possibility for citations and copy-pasting, with only the wast experience of Vittra`s own educational staff, designer Rosan Bosch created a multitude of creative spaces for children with different needs, behaviour and talents.

Some spaces are deep red caverns – for the theatrical among children, other spaces include a picknick-like table under an artificial tree (for the nature-minded). There are wast expanses of blackboard for the children to scribble on and many cozy nooks and crannies for the children to find their own space.

Below you can find all the available pictures – and each tells a story!

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February 15, 2012

Losanges wins the EDIDA 2012 award

The Losanges Collection by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec has been selected as one of the 2012 winners of the prestigious Elle Decoration International Design Award – EDIDA in the floor covering category.

Source  Nanimarquina

February 13, 2012

Humans shouldn`t have all the fun (?)

Making things complicated is easy. Achieving simplicity is tough.” –Bruno Munari

with this quote the team behind  Aruliden (a brand strategy and product design consultancy formed by Rinat Aruh and Johan Liden) claims that the objects they create are transforming every-day objects into new icons.

Just ask the fish how they feel about it…

February 12, 2012

Azure Magazine AZ award 2012 submission deadline

Winner of the 2012 award and the People's Choice award: Ply Shelves designed by Matter Design and manufactured by C. W. Keller

There are only 4 weeks left for submission at the Azure Magazine AZ 2012 award.  Hurry up and send your entry at the azure award site!