You know, I’ve come to realise that black grout can be a perfect friend to a humble little white tile. The sort of friend we all wish for – one who makes us look better, feel smarter and stand out in the crowd. In honour of this realisation, today I’m sharing a selection of cool projects that feature white tiles with black grout – from residential and retail interiors, to offices and styling sets.
I stumbled upon this glorious shelf while looking for something completely unrelated. I love it when that happens. My “click fest” lead me to the website of Takuya Hamajima, Japanese maker and artist based in Tokyo. I love this shelf. A lot. It redefines what a shelf should look like in the first place. It’s intersecting lines, interlocking objects and geometries are reminiscent of an architectural drawing – a floor-plan of a circular building (drawn on Yellowtrace of course).
Short film meets amazing motion graphics in Etereas by Flaminguettes – a combination of performance art and animation using a dancer and a hula-hoop.
Two Circles Chair by Kebei Li is an “aesthetic study of the contrast between a line and a surface”. Using only rectilinear and circular elements, Li created a highly rational, logical, and mathematical geometry. The designer chose a deep shade of navy to further “flatten” the appearance of the chair, giving the object an almost two-dimentional quality.
Everyday Excellence is a series of installations for COS created by interpreting the fashion collection through the PATTERNITY lens.
Stockholm-based firm Guise have designed a new retail space for a young Swedish fashion brand House of Dagmar, housed within the amazing Stockholm department store Nordiska Kompaniet. The client brief was to invent a hybrid spatial language between Swedish design and Art Deco – an era from which the brand’s style is derived. Key elements within the space were constructed from triangular-shaped modules…