• Tag: Osaka

    UID Architects, Japan.

    27th November

    Hiroshima based UID Architects studio was founded in 2003 by Keisuke Maeda. Clearly an advocate of designing in section and 3D, every project pushes the boundaries of solid and void, inside and outside, public and private. I think this is what happens when architecture and landscape architecture make babies…

    IRO Hair Salon by Reiichi Ikeda // Osaka, Japan.

    10th September

    Humble materials considered beautifully, intricate patterns on the shopfront, pristine joinery pieces that double up as room dividers – these are just some of the reasons I was instantly drawn to the IRO hair salon in Osaka, Japan. Designed by Reiichi Ikeda in collaboration with graphic designer Yuma Harada of UMA/design farm, this deceivingly simple and elegant interior is the epitome of Japanese design – where everything is perfectly balanced, restrained, elegant, honest and “just so”…

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    Manifesto // Nucleo Retrospective in Paris.

    The Italian Institute of Culture in Paris presents the first important retrospective on Nucleo, the Italian art and design collective led by Piergiorgio Robino....
    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...