Archive for ‘interiors’

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

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 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 11, 2012

French futuristic poetry in the Alps

Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, the fantastic French architect with huge talent, has made his mark at Chalet Beranger, a jewel hidden in the French Alps. The poetry of stripped wood planks, combined with virtuoso strokes of white sinuous corian, evokes the feeling of best futuristic movies.

The sparse simplicity of Lawrance`s design is enchanting.

Via Archilovers

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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 8, 2012

Architecture by Snowflake

Norwegian Wild Reindeer Pavilion by Snøhetta

The Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta (Snowflake) have been awarded the “display” category winner at World Architecture festival in Barcelona in November 2011. But much more than any award, the team at Snøhetta is honoured by sincere admiration and excitement their works bring to architecture lovers worldwide. If you need any words to describe this beauty in the wilderness, read here.

February 6, 2012

Gentle dreams, my little one

Biscottino bed

Italian producer Creazioni has published new products for kids rooms – among which upholstered beds for girls and for boys stand out as particularly nice.  The tall headboard of the bed can be upholstered in many different fabrics and then accompanied with one of other items from the collection.


February 5, 2012

My modern tidy home – note #1

Can modern homes be tidy? Judging by all professional photos it`s an imperative for a modern home to be tidy in order to be presentable.

But what to do if you don`t live in hundreds of square meters?

Here`s an idea from Japanese architect Tomohiro Hata – in his Complex house he uses raised levels in some rooms, underneath which you can store lots of things.

More ideas to come!