• Tag: history

    e15 Ferdinand Kramer Collection at Living Edge.

    23rd October

    Earlier last year at Salone Internazionale del Mobile, e15 unveiled an exceptional collection of re-editions by renowned modernist German architect and designer Ferdinand Kramer®. Working closely with Kramer’s family and the archives, twelve iconic pieces from various creative periods were showcased from 1925 to 1959. The good news is that the two coffee tables from this stunning collection are now available in Australia exclusively through Living Edge…

    The Condestable’s House by Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos // Pamplona, Spain.

    24th September

    We’re off to Spain today, to Pamplona. Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos have stitched a caliente cultural centre into the bones of an historic town palace. The photos are by Luis Prieto. And frankly, they are so good I wet my pants…

    108 Years of Herman Miller in 108 Seconds [TV].

    12th August

    This fantastic animated video shows 108 Years of Herman Miller in 108 Seconds, by Amsterdam-based studio Part of a Bigger Plan.

    5 Revolutionary Principles of Modern Architecture by Le Corbusier [TV].

    7th August

    This must-see animated video demonstrates Le Corbusier’s 5 revolutionary principles of modern architecture, in an easy to follow 2min recap.

    Design Free Thursday // Hand Coloured Photos of Japan from 1886.

    31st January

    There is something truly beautiful and mysterious about old photographs. For me, they are an endless source of inspiration and intrigue. Needless to say, I’ve fallen in love with these dream-like images of Japan from 1886, documented by Italian photographer Adolfo Farsari (1841-1898). Fasari’s work was highly regarded during his time, particularly for his hand-coloured portraits and landscapes like the ones I’m sharing with you today…

    “Spomenik—The End of History” by Jan Kempenaers.

    22nd August

    I wanted to post about an amazing book by Antwerp-based photographer, Jan Kempenaers, who spent almost three years photographing “spomenik(s)” [monuments] in former Yugoslavia. Back in the 1980′s, all the dutiful schoolchildren in the “old country” took bus trips to visit these extraordinary monuments. I too was one of those children, and I still remember my school excursions so vividly. Writing about this today leaves me intoxicated with memories and melancholy…

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    Video // Joseph Dirand’s Paris Apartment.

    A home tour of architect Joseph Dirand's luxuriously minimal Paris apartment where he discusses his preference for function over form in decoration.
    Bureau Betak’s Knockout Mirrored Installation for Felipe Oliveira Baptista.

    The genius that is Alexandre De Betak of Bureau Betak strikes again (and again). This time with a knockout mirrored kaleidoscopic installation for Portuguese...
    Rwanda Education Centre by Dominikus Stark Architekten // Nyanza, Rwanda.

    Bricks. They’re probably my favourite. Bricks skillfully dispersed around a beautiful courtyard – ding dong! We’re journeying into the heart of darkness today, to...