Friday, 30 March 2012

Happy Friday...

image via plastolux
Wishing everyone a great weekend, and hope you will doing loads of lazying and relaxing a comfy chair like this one.

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Hotel Americano...

First Hotel in America by the Grupo Habita Group. Located in Manhattan's Chelsea neighbourhood.

Design by French designer, Arnaud Montigny. Has a modern yet retro feel to it.

all images via plastolux

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Mies is 126

Mies van de Rohe is 126 years. Wow...
Googles honour to him.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Colours and prints...

Loving the latest pre fall 2012 collection by Jonathan Saunders. Vibrant mis of colours and prints.

This wonderful vases with a mix of clarity with colors by Venini.

Spring 2012 by Marni, loads of colors and prints too

Colourful lamps by Wastberg, design by Inga Sempe

Looks like 2012 is filled with a mismatch of colors and prints by the top designers. Being daring with the colours  and bold is the way to go...

all images via edholmullenius

Monday, 26 March 2012

Architects from Poland...

Plenty to look at, at Tamizo Architects Group, a team of 4  relatively young architects with a whole load of talents and projects under their belt.

Mainly concentrating in architecture and interior but they do dabble in other areas of design as well.

Like their interior style , which excuses a lot of masculine vibe and minimal feel.

Do check out their portfolio for more great work.

Here are some works i like.

all images via tamizo architects group

Friday, 23 March 2012

Wood Perfection...

So in like with Københavns Møbelsnedkeri whose name i can't pronounce, which i found through ideastosteal. (great blog to read). An Architect and 6 craftsman is all it takes to create such amazing furniture with some really awesome detailing.  From kitchens to lighting, you name it they have it. 
Here are some in dreaming of at the moment...

all images above via idestosteal

image via jessica vedel

image via medp
Do check out their website for more great finds.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Crazy about WOOD...

This out if this world wood grain fabric by CELINE

image via plasto lux via celine

this beautiful credenza  call YASU designed by Andre Joyau carried by WoodDesign
image via plastolux

these Re-turned Bird by Beller is a winner anywhere in the house.
image via plastolux

this beautiful vases by David Stark for Haus Interior will suit any minimal interior spaces
image via bloesem

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Going Green

Kengo Kuma has just completed this new multipurpose building in Japan, quirky!!!
He used decayed styrofoam for the planting.

The facade has an all thought out system, whereby water hose is piped throughout the facade to supply rain water and ventilation to these green die cast planters.

all images via spoon tamago via kengo kuma  and associates

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Designer spotlight...

OKI Sato, founder of Nendo sits on the topof my list for product designer at the moment, just love the way he breaks down everyday object to its basic form and yet providing comfort, functionality and elegance with just the right amount of balance.

Sekitei chair for Cappellini 2011, inspired by the Japanese Rock Garden
Sundial Bookcase for Kartell 2010...brilliant
image via here

my favourite... Cube Magazine rack

all other images via here

Monday, 19 March 2012

Things that caught my eye...

Hope everyone had a great weekend... here are some things that caught my eye while wandering around the also check the individual blogs for more good read and finds.

This wonderful light from Louis Poulsen name TOLBOD120, will probably use it for our master berdroom bedside lamp

image via bloesem

This well thought out kids room, with plenty of storage space to tuck away all the toys

image via bkids

Architectural facade detailing with a dash of colours of  Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland by Henning Larsen Architects

 images via laboheme

Friday, 16 March 2012

Friday Finds...

USB has never been cooler...I don't mind having one of these jewellery inspired USB for work, will definitely impress the clients... :)

images via laboheme via logical art

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Taipei to do's...

Chance upon this wonderful blog Shu Flies by Catherine Hsu, a Taiwanese American. Whom has lived in the US for most part of her life, but has taken a chance at a new adventure in 2007 to rekindle herself with her native country and also to be with the love of her life.

Here she blogs really about everything and anything Taipei from an expats point of view to a certain extent. Mostly touching base with things close to her heart which is culture,arts, design and food. When she's not blogging away she's a journalist at Taipei Times.

So, needless to say, i'm pretty hooked on her blog. already found a few places that we will be going fo our up coming trip to Taipei, based on Shu's recommendation. Woohoo...

One of them is cafe T Loafer's. Cant' wait to see it in real life, the quirky architecture and the ecletic interior.

all images via shu flies

Another on our list is Mooi Trouve, located on lane near Shida Night Market.
Hope it will not be too difficult to find. It's a revival of a family home from the Japanese Colonial era.
Apparently the wood used in the ceiling is Japanese Cypress and it's one of the main feature of the building.
so be sure to look up. The shop also carries mechandise from Europe brougth back from the owner on his travels.

all images via shu flies

watch out for more on places to visit in the next few weeks...

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Google is honoring Akira Yoshizawa.

Would have been 101 year's old today. (14 March 1911 – 14 March 2005)

Who is he? Well he is just about the greatest origamist. Considered to be the grand master of origami and has created an estimated whopping 50,000 origamis in his lifetime.
With only a few hundreds documented in his 18 books.

He was bestowed the "Order of the Rising Sun" by the emperor Hirihito in 1983. The highest honour to be given to a Japanese citizen.

He was a great cultural ambassador for Japan, bringing origami from a craft to living art.

In his honor, today, Google doodle is featuring Akira Yoshizawa.

image via origami spirit

The origami crane diagram, using the Yoshizawa-Randlett system

image via gilad's origami page