Thursday, February 28, 2013

A creative and collective space in California





It's one of my dreams to share a working space like this with other creatives! In the photos above - from Apartment Therapy - the loft studio shared by Emma, Bri, Steve, Max, Michael, Brian and Jonathan - a couple graphic designers, a dj, a photographer and a few videographers - in Atwater Village in Los Angeles, CA. Wow!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Recycle pallets for your outdoors

01 - great outdoor réalisation by Sophie Savoie de Capsel

02 - A simple idea from Pinterest

03 - recycle pallets into seatings from vtwonen.nl

04 - How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden from 'Life on a balcony'

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New VIPP972 Table




The Vipp table features a table top made of untreated, recycled teak planks, making each table unique. Every table top thus stands out with its own distinctive character.
The table frame is constructed in powder coated aluminum and is assembled with solid corner profiles, a steel wire stabilizer and countersunk screws, giving the table an industrial feel. The table is equipped with set screws making it possible to adapt to uneven floors. The table is available with a frame in matte black or gloss white. Lovely.

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Curitiba's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system



"The bus system of Curitiba, Brazil, exemplifies a model Bus Rapid Transit system, and plays a large part in making this a livable city. " read more

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Prospect Heights Row House, architect Jeff Sherman




Architect Jeff Sherman, of Delson or Sherman Architects, bought Prospect Heights Row House in 2000 when he began a ten years old restauration leading to the high-design home we see in the photos.
"When we found this house, it was an uninhabitable kennel. But even before its fall, it suffered from common row-house ailments: dark in the middle and spatially flat. Carving out the center of the house solved both problems. Now, a long slot of skylight spills daylight into the double-height dining room, about which the rooms on both floors are arrayed. To disperse the light, one bedroom wall is translucent; the other, open shelves. A two-story storage tower wrapped in copper defines the foyer."



Photos from Dwell and from Delson or Sherman Architects.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht by Marcel Wanders


Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, opened in 2012, is one of the last creatures designed by the surreal genius of Marcel Wanders. Located in the very centre of Amsterdam, between two major canals the Prinsengracht ( Princes canal) and the Keizersgracht (Emperors canal), the hotel is intended to be a vessel that instantly connects people to place.
'The building that holds to hotel is that of the former public library of Amsterdam. The library stood from 1977 until 2007 when it was relocated to Oosterdokseiland, and this heritage informs the design direction of the hotel with books both physical and deconstructed forming the look and feel. Specifically, the imagery of historic books about and from Amsterdam serve as inspiration for the wallpaper and other graphic décor, and creates a space the visitor to Amsterdam and offers an authentic local experience.'





Monday, February 18, 2013

Sunday walking details

Firenze - Santo Spirito, murales

Firenze - Corso dei Tintori, detail of a facade 

Sesto Fiorentino - Railway Station
Some pics of our Sunday walking in Florence...

Friday, February 15, 2013

KUBE architecture, Forest House










'A "tower in the forest" this house sits on a 3-acre wooded site in Great Falls, Virginia. Although the tower is a separate structure from the existing house on the site, they are connected by a 2-story link. The overall design concept was to create a "house as frame" for the landscape. As one ascends higher and higher in the tower, framed views of the surrounding forest are revealed in each direction through large window openings. The program consists of a playroom and bedroom suite on the lower level, master bedroom suite on the first floor, media room above, and office on the top floor. The media room and office are open to each other through a two-story space, and a large bookcase running along the staircase connects each space vertically. While the new tower is unique and different architecturally from the existing house, the two are connected by a plinth on the ground level, which sets up a continuous rhythm from one building to the next. However, on the floors above, the tower departs from the main house completely, establishing its own place in the landscape.'
KUBE architecture, Washington DC

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

14 February, celebrate the day!

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I'm not the Valentine Day kind, I never celebrate it, also if I'm in love. Anyway I love the previous images and I love little signs as the ones in the last days posts. Also if you're alone, find a way to celebrate your love for life, take a picture of yourself doing something funny and you will have something to remember!
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