Spanish architect Jacobo García-Germán has designed an experimental garden centre for exhibiting, breeding and growing cacti near Madrid. The gardens include 400 species of plants from five continents, which are grown in beds recreating arid and semi-arid conditions. Some beds are covered in sand to evoke desert settings, while others are topped by soil or gravel. source : dezeen
This incredible house in Atlantic Beach, Florida, was designed by none other than renowned Jacksonville architect William Morgan—who studied under Walter Gropius and Paul Rudolph—for his own family.
Completed in 1973, the geometric 1,893-square-foot structure is characterized by two triangular prisms of varying dimensions. The larger one appears to be a right triangle, while the narrower one slopes downward toward the beach. source : curbed.com
The rural village of Sinthian in south-eastern Senegal will be the setting for an exciting new cultural centre, conceived and funded by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut in collaboration with a local leader in Sinthian. Toshiko Mori is the principal architect.
Wonderful visit & guided tour today of Atelier Oï with co-founder Aurel Aebi. Many thanks again for the fascinating conference on OÏ’s work & amazing projects and sharing with us your passion for design.
Whether collaborating with Vuitton, Foscarini or Danese, the founder trio, Aurel Aebi, Armand Louis & Patrick Reymond create the most amazing designs. Swiss design at its best.
Love these foxy Iphone cases from Yggy Paris.
Express yourself through your feet !
Hermes dress, 1952. Photo by Gordon Parks
Advocates of the “Green City” concept, the creative team at WOHA developed a hotel design with a surreal appearance. PARKROYAL on Pickering is a highly modern architecture project in Singapore, combining concrete organic shapes with simple rectangular volumes and incredible sky-gardens. Greenery flourishes at every level. www.parkroyalhotels.com
Our favorite Brits Tim and Kit Kemp, founders of Firmdale Hotels have now opened The Whitby, their second New York hotel.
Situated in the heart of upper midtown Manhattan on West 56th Street at 5th Avenue, The Whitby Hotel is a celebration of contemporary art and design. www.firmdalehotels.com
Blush, in the upscale Parnell neighbourhood of Auckland, New Zealand, gives the idea of a beautiful flower shop a completely new meaning.
Classy white interior highlighted with design accents of a Spanish residence.
Fabulous children’s furniture designed by Circu turns dreams into reality. Spaceman, Adventurer, Pilot or Princess, this talented Portuguese furniture maker pushes the limits of every child’s imagination.
What does Design mean to you ? This crowdsourced wall offers a selection of items that have a special meaning. Some things are here because they do their job well. Some have been nominated because they are beautiful, and others because they carry special memories. Any piece of design that matters needs to offer at least one of these qualities.
Photography by Alex Profit
Collection of Table lamps & Floor lamps for Roche-Bobois designed by Arturo Erbsman. Color superimpositions reminding ancient stained-glass windows.
Minimalist version of a valet pend – smart & functional made from steel & teck,
designed by Hamid Bekradi for Kann Design.
The Cobra Lamp is one of the beautiful Italian design classics. Elio Martinelli’s Cobra Lamp was designed for Martinelli Luce Italy in 1968. Elio Martinelli was one of the forerunners of Italy’s space age design movement with a real futuristic style characterized by organic free-flowing lines and a timeless look. It is a very functional table lamp with a swiveling upper arm which allows for 360 degree rotation.
Charming Miami residence inspired by traditional Florida style with its mid-century open-plan architecture. The house includes 100 feet of uninterrupted glass that covers the length of the front and rear facades, with four sets of sliding glass doors that allow the house to be entirely open when desired. Front and back porches and shuttered doors along the front have been added for privacy and protection against the elements.
Led 8 table lamp by TUNTO has an incorporated Qi-wireless charging technology for mobile devices. Smart, elegant and functional, what else can one ask from this Finnish lamp… http://www.tunto.com
The Kawaii Monster Cafe is the result of a collaboration between artistic director Sebastian Masuda, a pioneer of Japanese kawaii culture and Diamond Dining.
The Café’s theme is “The new Tokyo that nobody has ever seen” (mada Daremo mitakotononai atarashii Tokyo) and actually with its 193 seats, the coffee announces the color being the biggest in Tokyo.
Spread out over 4 different zones : MUSHROOM DISCO, MILK STAND, BAR EXPERIMENT & MEL-TEA ROOM, the Kawaii Monster is not original in its look but also with its unbelievable array of food and drink.
An experience not to miss on your next trip to Tokyo.