Wednesday, July 27, 2011

MORE OR LESS by Nanna van Blaaderen

The latest ‘More or Less’ knitwear collection by Nanna van Blaaderen is inspired by organic forms, animal and nature. The designer used thick woolen yarns in off-white colors and experimented in combining knitting techniques with braiding techniques. Soft textures and raw expressive structures of these knitted sculptural pieces are applied in fashion, interiors and autonomous fields.

Friday, July 22, 2011


Prouvé RAW Special Edition

Prouvé RAW is a collection of seventeen design classics, which embrace the essence of Jean Prouvé’s work, while at the same time adding contemporary colours, textiles and details.
The Prouvé RAW Special Edition comprises nine designs by Jean Prouvé in exclusive versions interpreted by G‐Star RAW. The products of the Prouvé RAW Special Edition are numbered and feature a Prouvé RAW label.
Starting in fall 2011, the objects in the collection will be available for ordering for one year from select Vitra retailers around the world.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


A private residence located in a historic building on one of Amsterdam’s famous canals, designed by UXUS. The home is located in a 250 m2 18th century warehouse with a panoramic view over the city. The owners wanted to keep the original open plan layout of the space, so UXUS created a series of dramatic curtain walls

that can be opened and closed according to the needs of use. All of the decorative interior elements were selected to reflect the eclectic tastes of the owners.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

STREETOLOGY by Facet Studio, Sydney


Within plastic tubes of standardized 100mm diameter, tee shirts are stored and merchandised. Within dispensers of standardized 100mm wide by 1500mm high, a maximum of 15 plastic tubes are stored and displayed. Then by repeating the dispensers by 170 times, we are now able to display a maximum of 2,550 tee shirts. If we sell one tee shirt, one plastic tube disappears from the dispenser. We designed a system of dispensers and tubes to visualize commerciality; although on its own, the stock quantity of the tee shirts fluctuates vertically within the individual dispenser unit, however after 170 repeats this fluctuation forms a "pattern" horizontally across the dispensers.

There is no such field of study called "Streetology"; but this shop is a visual reflection of the street trend. It creates excitement by drawing a parallel between the shopping experience, and the act of flipping through pages of magazine asking ones self, "I wonder what is popular now on the streets!"

Friday, July 15, 2011


Balancing Barn is situated on a beautiful site by a small lake in the English countryside near Thorington in Suffolk. The Barn responds through its architecture and engineering to the site condition and natural setting. The traditional barn shape and reflective metal sheeting take their references from the local building vernacular. In this sense the Balancing Barn aims to live up to its educational goal in re-evaluating the countryside and making modern architecture accessible. Additionally, it is both a restful and exciting holiday home. Furnished to a high standard of comfort and elegance, set in a quintessentially English landscape, it engages its temporary inhabitants in an experience.