Posts for tag: Places
28
Sep

Lumira and Wanderlust Rush

Whenever I read Cereal’s stories I get a rush of wanderlust.

Beautifully written and packed to the brim with pastel shots of exotic places, the stories make me wonder what it would be like to experience these sights firsthand. Would I have eyes for the mango trees that ‘tangle with flowering shrubs in intimate embrace’ or lose my head completely in the vibrant heat?

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27
May

Kitchen Stories: Green Hanging Ball

Time and time again I get to see how a single object in a vivid color and cleverly placed vases of buds and greens can uplift an otherwise monochrome space.

A case in point is this kitchen, where the dominating color scheme is black and white.

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19
Jul

Voluntary Simplicity

A bedroom stripped down to its essential pieces: lots of plants, gorgeous light, a bed for two, a large box-like dresser, a minimalist shelving unit and a couple’s desk.

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24
Mar

Interior Design Ideas: Black Doors

Here is a cool interior design idea: black doors.

Would you go against the grain and have your doors painted in luscious black? Or maybe this is too extreme, a theatrical gesture best suited for interior stylists’ homes?

I like it. And the interiors below show just how to incorporate this bold accent in a totally laid-back manner.

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23
Nov

Aesop’s Taxonomy of Design

I am so excited to be able to explore the creative process behind the design and architecture of Aesop’s signature stores via their Taxonomy of Design project.

This is the perfect example of how much thought goes into designing spaces (not only retail) and how great design feels natural and organic despite its carefully polished facets. So many cultural and historical details would go unnoticed or be easily dismissed without these insights into the design concepts behind each location.

After looking at some of the Australian company’s stores, here is what I liked best:

– the heavy antique sink and the white oak formwork wrapping the walls of Aesop’s first Boston store. The formwork cleverly distracts from its more functional role being largely perceived as an amorphous, horizontally ribbed sculpture.

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15
Nov

Invisible Architecture

I seem to be fascinated by how we perceive space and how easy it is to unsettle the brain’s constructed image of the outside world. By using highly reflective materials, accurately planned angles and rigorous spacial relations to reference objects, one can make a physical object half perceptible.

This is the case with the structure below, hidden in plain sight in a Californian woodland.

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15
Oct

Moskow’s New Territory

The new territory lies at the outskirts of Moskow. It stretches in front of our eyes through Fedor Shklyaruk‘s photography.

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06
Oct

Japanese Aesthetics and Sandals Envy

We used to have a leaflet about Japan around the house when I was little. I remember going over its thin pages again and again, thoroughly immersed in its pictures:

Mount Fuji’s cone over a line of clouds…

pink cherry blossoms hanging heavily over a stony path…

thin shoji screens behind which women in kimonos, their black hair intricately looped in the back and pinned with combs and hair-sticks, pour tea in child-sized cups.

The pull that I feel towards Japan has not faded over the years. I am still intrigued by Japanese aesthetics, by the Japanese awareness that beauty is in things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete; in natural patina and aging.

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19
Sep

Très Diptyque Mood

Brisk autumn mornings rolling gently outside our windows. I gaze nostalgically at my arms, deprived of their summer afterglow.

And then I remember the youthful energy of past places. And I imagine myself again on boulevard Saint-Germain, adjusting my step to the Parisian state of mind.

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05
Sep

Through the Looking-Glass

Unable to step through into the reflected world beyond the mirror, we can still enjoy the visual distortions and duplicity that these shiny shards add to our space.

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