Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa by Ryue Nishizawa, via designboom.


Teshima Art Museum by Tokyo-based architect Ryue Nishizawa and japanese artist Rei Naito, via designboom.


Museum of Ocean and Surf by Steven Holl Architects in collaboration with Solange Fabiao, via ArchDaily.


Bagsværd Church by Jørn Utzon, via Arch Daily.


Dumas & Chaine Cabinet by SWAN Architects, Paris, via Arch Daily.


Artificial Topography by Ryumei Fujiki, via Arch Daily.


Mimesis Museum by Álvaro Siza, Carlos Castanheira and Jun Sung Kim, via dezeen.


Supreme Court Building in Jerusalem, via Arch Daily.


Trade Fair Centre in La Spezia by MMAA, via Arch Daily.


EMPAC by Grimshaw, via Arch Daily.


Wicker Membranes by Andrea von Chrismar, via Arch Daily.


Ordos Museum by MAD architects, via My Modern Metropolis.


The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion by Snøhetta, via Arch Daily.


Temporary Museum (Lake) by Anne Holtrop, via Dezeen.


The Basque Culinary Center by Vaumm Arquitectos, via Knstrct. (This building looks like a deconstructed Guggenheim, no?)


Speaking of which, this roundup wouldn’t be complete without this iconic photo taken by  Julius Shulman in 1964 – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum by Frank Lloyd Wright. Image via Flickr.


TWA terminal in NYC by Eero Saarinen. Top image image via A/N Blog. Bottom image via uono design Flickr.


360 House by Subarquitectura, via Dezeen.


Bisazza Headquarters by Studio Carlo Dal Bianco, via Daily Tonic.


Japanese Immigration Memorial by Gustavo Penna and Associates, via Contemporist.


Hoto Fudo by Takeshi Hosaka Architects, via Contemporist.


‘Your Rainbow Panorama‘ by Olafur Eliasson for ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, via Knstrct.


Point Piper home Katon Redgen Mathieson, via Desire to Inspire. (Ummm… who let the dogs out? Woof, woof…!!)


‘Phantom’ restaurant at the Garnier Opera in Paris, via Yatzer.


Space, Light, Sound and Drugs by Cochenko and Quatorze, via Contemporist.


Twister Restaurant by Sergey Makhno and Butenko Vasiliy, via Design Milk.


Let’s just clear something up from the outset – in case the title of this post made you think we are going to discuss Beyonce’s post-baby body, you’re in the wrong place. This post has nothing to do with her curvaceous hips and mama-jugs, although it is loaded with (design) sex appeal in equal measures. So it’s entirely up to you if you want to hang around.


I am a self confessed straight line lover. Let’s just get that… err… straight? Boom, boom… Oh dear… I love their logic, crisp and clean nature, their safety and almost predictability. I sit and draw for hours, rationalise the crap out of every space and surface, align and straighten until I cannot make things any straighter. Most of the time. But then there are times when straight lines just don’t feel right. They are too rigid, formal, stuffy, uncomfortable, inappropriate even. More often than not, the space I am working with will decide the form and the shape of the lines I employ, be it the site, the building, the brief, or whatever. During these times I run and hide from straight lines and seek comfort and safety in deliciously sweeping forms – circles, ellipses, curves, complex organic shapes which I never really know how to property describe. Ahhh, there is something so soothing and comforting about them.

I love the feeling of seeing or being inside a perfectly shaped space which sweeps around you and almost cocoons you by giving you a giant spatial design-hug. When they say that “men like curves”, is this what they are refering to?

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Dana Tomić Hughes
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Dana is an award-winning interior designer living in Sydney, Australia. With an unhealthy passion for design, Dana commits to an abnormal amount of daily design research. Regular travel and attendance at premier design events, enables Dana to stay at the forefront of the design world globally. While she is super serious about design, Dana never takes herself - nor design - too seriously. Together with her life and business partner, Dana is Boss Lady at Studio Yellowtrace, specialising in Design Strategy, Creative Direction and Special Projects. The studio takes a highly conceptual and holistic approach to translating brands & ideas into places & experiences.

8 Responses

  1. Lauren

    Can we discuss Beyonce’s post-baby body tomorrow?
    But seriously, a beautiful curation of inspiring images. Thanks.

  2. Ezabelle

    Yes bring on the curves!

    Curves usually remind me (for some reason) of the 1980’s or of an unsophisticated naivety. A bit try-hard….

    But the way you describe them and the images you have selected have none of these connotations. They’re really sophisticated, refined and speak volumes about timelessness. They’re quite soothing.

    I love how you talk about them “giving you a giant spatial design-hug”. that’s exactly how I feel looking at the spaces in your post.

    Great post.


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