• Tag: glass


    Exquisite Lighting by Apparatus Studio // New York.

    26th March

    Holy guacamole! Apparatus Studio’s lighting is absolutely ridiculous. As in ridiculously amazing. If I may paraphrase someone dear to my heart – “give me brass, black and white and I’ll drop my pants any-day”. My sentiments exactly! Here, aged brass, hand-etched glass, leather, porcelain and found objects are combined to an extraordinary effect. There’s a beautiful warm glow about these lights reserved only for the meticulously crafted hand-made objects. Handsome style and careful design create that elusive sense of balance between vintage and contemporary aesthetic.



    House Built Over a Pastry Shop by Yuko Nagayama & Associates // Chiba, Japan.

    21st January

    ‘Katsutadai House’ is located in the suburban neighborhood of Katsutadai (Chiba) East of Tokyo, Japan. The owners are a well established pastry shop known for their killer apple pie, baking for the neighbourhood since 1977. After 35 years in business, they decided to shake things up a little by enlisted the help of Yuko Nagayama & Associates.



    MAISON&OBJET Highlights // September 2013.

    16th September

    With September edition of MAISON&OBJET is behind us, and so many delicious submissions in my inbox, I couldn’t help but bring you a little roundup of some of the highlights from this major French trade fair held biannually in Paris…



    Summerhouse Lagnö by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter // Sweden.

    27th August

    It seems that lovely little extruded houses abound these days. Of late we’ve seen a pared-back postmodern fruitiness combined with lean and linear plans. Familiar vernacular forms sieved through a tight net of disciplined design. Today we’re in Sweden, to look at a superior example of this type, and what could well be my fantasy weekender. Let’s slap on the Norsca and dive right in…



    Atelier Hermann Rosa // Munich, Germany.

    30th July

    There are days when I look at a picture and wish I could pour myself into it. And I think that today’s images are so heavenly you may wish to dive in and join me. We’re off to Munich, to the Atelier Rosa, studio space of the late German sculptor Hermann Rosa. The photos of this magical ensemble of concrete boxes are by Jürg Zimmermann…



    Table Hat Cafe by Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects // Kanagawa, Japan.

    25th June

    At first glance, I thought this was an unusual home extension. The street is suburban, the plans denote an ‘existing residence’. But there were an awful lot of little tables and chairs in there. Curious. This project is in fact a cafe built in the front yard of a dowdy two storey detached house. Curiouser and curiouser! If I were to have a cafe built in the front yard of my dowdy two storey detached house, I would hope it would be a lot like this…




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