This year’s premier design event, Salone del Mobile in Milan, will be hosting a very special exhibition titled “Where Architects Live”. The exhibition will provide a unique peek inside the homes of serious design royalty – think Zaha, Libeskind, Chipperfield, Shigeru Ban etc. I know what you’re thinking – they really should have called it “Where STARchitects Live”. As much as it would’ve been really fun to see mediocre furniture and average homes (the reality of many designers and architects I know), I hate to disappoint you – these houses are pretty sexy. No popcorn ceilings, Ikea desks, stained rugs and hand-me-down sofas to be seen here. No sir. It’s all pretty dandy in the land(y) of rockstar architects. Let’s take a closer look.
Fate brought them together, beauty is their vision and together their two heads make “one brain.” Parish Stapleton and Marty Lochmann – stylist and photographer duo – create stunning images together and share their knowledge and experience through Stylist Lab, where they run a series of in-depth interior styling workshops. At the core of the Lab’s philosophy is attention to detail, a focus on concept, and – importantly – belief in practical skills and hands-on experience. Here is a look into this creative hub and the pair who make it happen.
Singapore based 0932 Design Consultants is an architectural and interior design practice formally founded in twenty eleven. The company founders, Mr Low Chee Khiang and Mr Roystern Goh, continue to personally helm each design project and tailor every experience into unique spaces. We’ve hand picked a selection of the most beautiful interiors that showcase their rigorous design methodology and a process that has been applied to private residences, retail malls, spas, resorts, hotels, serviced apartments and condominium developments throughout Asia.
Empty, people-less spaces in architectural photography is out. Well, not really. But what’s in, is creative project shoots – and specifically dress ups. More and more, designers are taking an inventive approach to the capturing of their work on camera, incorporating props, people, and a strong sense of narrative. The result is some very dynamic – and entertaining – photography of houses and spaces, which could actually pass as works of art on their own.
Palookaville Fotografagentur represents a number of Norway’s finest photographers, focussing on creating commercial visuals with an artistic edge. Photographer Siren Lauvdal offers a selection of stunning photographs of Bohemian living for Elle Decoration, with superb Scandinavian styling.
Christopher Rimmer is a Melbourne-based fine art photographer who’s forthcoming exhibition, Sign of Life, is a visual examination of the tragedy of two abandoned towns slowly being buried by the sands. The images were shot on location in the diamond mining towns of Elizabeth Bay and Kolmanskop in South Western Namibia. Local institutions such as the hospital, ballroom, power station, theatre, casino, ice factory and the first x-ray-station in the Western Hemisphere are all shown in a surreal and almost unrecognisable state.