Fritz Juel is a ferryboat built in 1954 in Svendborg, Denmark and now converted into a charming houseboat from DSA Ark . Fritz Juel has for a long time been facing Nyhavn and is now berthed at the Holmen. Equiped with solar panels on its roof, it hosted the office of architect Nils Jeppe Hansen, owner of DSA Ark Studio. Read the History and see more photos here.
“Being an architect, I have, for many years, been interested in incorporating solar energy into buildings without compromising the design of the exterior. This I have been able to achieve on “Fritz Juel”, the house boat dated back from 1954, where I have my office. I was able to install a system that supplies plenty of usable energy that is generated by the sun. This has lowered my heating costs and benefits the environment by reducing CO 2 emission.” Nils Jeppe Hansen, Architect
Pastoe is getting ready to celebrate its 100th
anniversary on 13 April 2013. 'This milestone will be celebrated with a
comprehensive exhibition at museum the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
from 23 February through 2 June. Curator Anne van
der Zwaag and author Gert Staal have been brought in to develop the programme
that also includes the publication of a commemorative book, and several
workshops. Architects, artists and designers who share Pastoe’s mentality and
aesthetics will all be providing a contribution to the programme from their own
discipline. The programme will showcase iconic designs from Pastoe’s history, as
well as its contemporary products and new ideas regarding
living.'Next to the event,
Pastoe will bring out a special jubilee cupboard inspired by an original design
by Cees Braakman. The original model from the birch wood series was first
brought out by Pastoe in 1952.The new jubilee cupboard will be launched in
Sebastian Herkner has launched SAFI, his first product with German brand Carl Mertens at the Maison&Objet in Paris - september 2012. "SAFI are glass bowls with matching stainless steel lids. The round, purist-style bowls are made according to the two-in-one principle: the light stainless steel lid is designed like a separate flat bowl or tray. In connection with the glass bowl it serves as a protective cover and makes the storage containers stackable. Both parts are thus usable in combination or on their own."
Serendipity is a 200m2 shopping space created in 2004 in Paris and dedicated to children under and over 18th. The boutique offers a collection of unique pieces, limited edition objects and exclusive creations from around the world.
For those who can't visit it in Paris, Serendipity has finally launched its E-shop. In this post, I show you a small selection but you can see all the other items here.
UP: Xboy hard drive bank - Xoopar Boy Bank is a personal hard drive we show, share or not (password to access to datas). Hard drive with USB 2.0 - 500 Go - Plug'n play H 20 cm. Limited edition, only in white.
Storage tank - This holding tank with tips that can be stacked up has practical handles and can store almost anything. It comes from the industrial universe, is tough and multifunctional. It has been carefully thought out. Its weight capacity is written on the side.
Metal with lacquered epoxy finish. Available in different colors or chalk lacquered
W 30 x D 40 x H 20 cm
Plug truck adaptor cover - power sockets are mostly ugly but ubiquitous. Plug truck collects the standard three-way-socket. Designed by Jörg Gätjens for children after 18th.
Retro fashion mirror with chain. This simple and beautiful mirror will suit both contemporary and classic style bathrooms. W 57 x H 39 cm (+16 cm chain). Available also in other models (es. three parts).
'Aéro' wardrobe - This wardrobe is inspired from the 30's fridge design. It hosts more re-positionable shelves and a cloth rod. I'd like it for an entry space. The wardrobe is entirely covered with a spitfire material made of aluminium panels assembled with rivets inspired from the famous plane 'Spitfire jet fighter'. The locker system is a perfect replica of this time standards.
"Ash II is a personal, nerdy experiment where Thomas Bentzen attempts to minimise the use of materials and tools. The seat and back of the chair are made in the lightest and thinnest veneer possible, and instead of moulding the chair, Thomas Bentzen has bent the seat and back by hand and glued them onto the frame. The solid ash wood frame is assembled with dowels."
Thomas Bentzen is a Danish Industrial Designer based in Copenhagen. His work ranges from tableware to interior design, from furniture to industrial design. Thomas loves to create objects that engage and create curiosity, that are functional and simple and meet the human need while in use - and simply create joy while not!
I found these beautiful matriochkas on Pinterest and searching for more infos, I discovered the playful minimal collection of Martin Margiela.
In the photos:
- Anonymous Matriochkas wooden
Russian dolls - blank wooden set of traditional Matriochkas.
- Oversized PVC snow globe, swirling with silver glitter and intentionally free from other embellishments.
- Trompe l'oeil French door print, real size print onadhesive fabric and
repositionable to suit your interior-mood.
These three objects are part of Ligne 13 - Maison Martin Margiela - born in 1999 with a selection of decorative objects and are made in collaboration with l'ATELIER d'exercices, the French brand dedicated to the creation, publishing and distribution of objects, furniture and systems.
'ferm LIVING is a Danish company that aims at designing and manufacturing interior products with a graphic touch. The product range consists of wallpaper, WallStickers, textiles, kitchen items, a large KIDS collection and much more great stuff to come…
Danish worldFLEXhome develops, manufactures and sells "green" homes at 0-energy. The architect-designed homes have a modern design and are based on modular constructions. The first prototype will be used for a sustainable housing in the Chinese city Wuxi (East of Shanghai), where the Danish test house will be placed in a large development-project with a total of 45,000 m2.
The homes will be the first prefabricated housing system, that meets the class 1- demands in the international environment-building-standard, Active House and fulfils the Danish 2020-requirements which implies co-opting energy consumption through integrated solar cells.
The project started 2 years ago at the Danish Institute of Technology Projektet Institut, lead by center Director Anders Thomsen, and was developed in collaboration with more than 20 Danish partners – like Velux, Isover, Junckers, Cembrit, HTH og Jeldwen.
”We have solved the modular capability by using a module of steel as basic structural element (equivalent to a 20 or 40 feet container), because of the stability and flexibility in this wellknown construction. The building system can be used for construction of detached and semidetached dwelling, townhouses, rowhouses and not least storey housing”, says architect and partner Mads Møller from Arcgency.
”The chinese municipality in Wuxi has provided 2 exhibition sites for our disposal for five years, that will be our commercial take-off both in Wuxi, and also other places in China”, tells Anders Bach-Sørensen, who is shareholder, together with Jan Sørensen, in worldFLEXhome.
I really love the work of Twig Hutchinson. Twig is one of the UK’s leading interior stylists and is known for her beautiful, delicate and classic style. Here some pictures from her website.
After a BA in History of Art & Architecture and a year of various works, Twig Hutchinson began working as a freelance stylist, winning soon the Crown Paint Interior Stylist of the Year ‘One to Watch’ Award.
Over the past 10 years her work has been published in lots of magazines and the number of her commercial clients has grown. She lives in London with her husband and two children.