Archive for February 10th, 2012

February 10, 2012

Best of Maison&Objet, Paris 2012

This is a completely personal choice of the best & freshest items at this year`s Maison&Objet in Paris.

(clockwise from top left): Double chaise longue Cocoon SAGA – Christophe Delcourt for  ROCHE BOBOIS;  Utere felix carpet and incorporated bench, made from silk and wool – Christophe Giraud et Sophie Liger for  ARTUS-CASSINI;   Princesse table with a hidden mirror –  Olgoj Chorchoj for PROCESS CZ;   Boca, a double-purpose watering can made from Limoges procelaine – Studio Macura;   Plis – carpet with a seat function – Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance for CHEVALIER ÉDITION.

More to come soon …

February 10, 2012

An eco-refuge for climbers – Gervasutti

 

The Italian firm LEAPfactory (the acronym means Living, Ecological, Alpine Pod) has designed and installed a modular unit at an altitude of 2800 meters, in front of the spectacular East face of the Grandes Jorasses of the Mont Blanc Range. The modular shelter-pod is self sustainable, with solar energy panels and has been completely furnished at factory. Then it was taken up with helicopters and assembled on site from several units – living, sleeping, sanitary and entry unit.

via LEAPfactory